I forgot I had even written this thread so, I appreciate the replies, and apologize for the late response. Now...
Quote:The Qur'an mentions a lot of people from the OT, Adam, Moses, Abraham, Solomon, Jonah, Noah (peace and blessings upon all of them) all of them are prophets of the One God. All of them submitted to him.
I was partially trying to figure out where the mentioning of these notable figures stems from and how it made it's way into Islam.
Quote:Islam traces its roots to Prophet Abraham and his offspring. Islam teaches that all of the Isrealite Prophets called to pure monotheism - the same message that Prophet Muhammad brought: "Do not associate any partners with God, worship Him Alone and turn away from all false deities." All of the Isrealite prophets are also our prophets.
The Children of Israel were the first nation to be representatives of God's true religion. He made a covenant with them that they were to follow His laws and live on the earth as a nation in obedience and submission to Him. They broke God's covenant, killed His prophets and failed as the flag bearers of God's true religion, so that duty was passed to another nation - the sons of Ishmael.
You may also be interested in perusing this E-BOOK which contains the stories of many of the Old Testament Prophets as they are mentioned in the Quran.
This is actually getting me closer to what I was looking for. Thanks
Quote:By this fact I was just trying to show how relevant and connected the Quran is to the other books. Well of course it is because all the books are from the same source from the first place.
Well I seek to learn the roots and origins of all the major religions, informed decisions and all.
Quote:He declares his words to Jacob. His regulations and judgments ( Law) to Israel. He has NOT DONE SO with any other nation. They know NOTHING about his judgments Praise God. ~ Psalms 147:20
You have presented something of much significance to me that I had not know before. Thank you very much.
So from the perspective of Islam, the Qu'ran was given through narration to the Muhammad via the angel Gabriel? So feel free to correct me if I am wrong on that
So then why, from the perspective of Islam of course, why did God choose to give essentially his third testament to Muhammad?
The Continuation of the Truth
Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord .  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.