The Belief In The Kutub

Explaining the fundamentals of faith The Belief In The Kutub Shaikh – Mohammed Saleh Alothaimeen

The Belief In The Kutub

Kutub is the plural of Kitab which means Maktoob ( written).( The legal) meaning that is intended in this chapter:

{ The Book which Allaah has sent down unto His Messengers as Mercy and Guidance to mankind so that they may utilize to achieve their happiness in this life and thereafter.}

The Belief in the Books Includes Four Matters:

First: To believe that the decent of the Books is truly from Allaah.

Second: To believe in the books whose names we know, each according to it’s name , like Al-Qura’an which was sent down unto Mohammed , At-Tawarat which was revealed to Musa , the Injeel which was brought down to ‘Eessaa and Az-Zaboor which was given to Dawood . As to those Books which we don’t know their names , we believe in them on the whole.

Third: To attest their authentic information like news told in the Qura’an and ( or) in the old Scriptures as long as they are not altered or changed.

Fourth: Acting upon its un-brogated statutes , accepting and submitting to them wheather we realize the wisdom behind them or we don’t . All of the old Scriptures are abrogated by the Great Qura’an. Allaah تعالى  said:

( و أنزلنا إليك الكتاب بالحق مصدقا لما بين يديه من الكتاب و مهيمنا عليه) ( المائدة ،48)

And We have sent down to you the Book in truth confirming the scripture that came before it and Muhyminian ( trustworthy in highness and witness) over it ( old Scriptures).56 ( Qura’an 5:48)

The Qura’an , therefore , is a Judge over all the old scriptures and accordingly it is  forbidden to act upon to any of the statues of the old scriptures except what is authentic and acknowledged by the Qura’an.

The Belief in Al-Kutub Yields Great Benefits, Including:

First: Acknowledging Allaah’s concern for His creation whereby He sent to every nation a Book to guide through it.

Second: To recognize the Wisdom of Allaah in His Shara’ah ( Judicial laws) whereby He legislated fro each nation what suites its condition , as Allaah تعالى  said:

( و لكل جعلنا شرعة و منهاجا) ( المائدة، 48)

To teach among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way .( Qura’an 5:48)

Third: To be grateful for Allaah’s Favor of sending down His Books Of Revelation.

56 Muhayminan: Testifies the Truth that is therein and falsifies the falsehood that is added therein