213- MANKIND WAS ONE NATION, AND THEN ALLAH SENT THE PROPHETS WITH GLADE TIDINGS AND WARNINGS, AND SENT THEM THE BOOK WITH THE TRUTH TO RULE OUT IN PEOPLE’S DISPUTES. ONLY THOSE WHO WERE GIVEN THE BOOK DISPUTED ABOUT IT, AFTER CLEAR SIGNS CAME TO THEM, IN INJUSTICE TO EACH OTHER. ALLAH GUIDES THE BELIEVERS TO THE TRUTH CONCERNING THEIR DISPUTES, BY HIS PERMISSION, FOR ALLAH GUIDES THOSE HE DESIRES TO THE STRAIGHT PATH.
Mankind originated from Adam peace upon him, who was a prophet of Allah. When Allah the Highest sent him and Eve down from the Garden, Allah promised to send them those who guide them: “WE SAID: GET DOWN FROM IT ALL OF YOU. WHEN YOU RECEIVE GUIDANCE FROM ME, THOSE WHO FOLLOW MY GUIDANCE, THERE WILL BE NO FEAR UPON THEM, NEITHER WILL THEY BE SADDENED” (S: 2 A: 38)
Allah the Highest fulfilled His promise of sending prophets and messengers to people to:
1- Deliver Allah’s guidance to people.
2- Give people good news about the great rewards awaiting them when they believe and do good.
3- Warn people about the severe punishment if they do not.
We shall not have an excuse, for all guidance has been sent complete. Allah the Highest said: “MESSENGERS GIVING GOOD NEWS AND WARNINGS, SO THAT MANKIND SHALL NOT HAVE ANY EXCUSE AFTER THE MESSENGERS, FOR ALLAH IS EXALTED IN POWER AND MOST WISE” (S:4 A:165)
Allah the Highest is just and would not have punished us before sending us the prophets and messengers with guidance first “AND WE WERE NOT TO PUNISH BEFORE SENDING A MESSENGER”. (S: 17 A: 15)
As all the books sent were lost in part and miswritten except the Quran that remains as it was sent down initially, again fulfilling Allah’s Promise “WE SENT DOWN THE ZEKR (QURAN) AND WE ARE PRESERVING IT”. (S: 15 A: 9)
We find that people go into disputes concerning their faiths, each have evidence from their books of reference, their holy books. How do we know which evidence are better, which are valid, which are true, and which are correct. We can only judge according to the validity and authenticity of the evidence, which depends of the validity and authenticity of the source of these evidence and information. The only Book in our hands at the present day which can be authentically proven not to have been altered or changed in any way is the Quran. It is the only Book we can seek the truth from if we seek guidance, if we wish to find the truth in these disputes.
Not only the Quran, the Serah (Biography of Allah’s messenger prayer and peace upon him) and the Hadith (what he said or did) are also reported in books of Hadith and Serah. Many have high level of authentication like, Bukhari, Muslim, and Mowata Malik. Serah like that by Ibn Is, haq, Ibn Hesham, Al-Rawd Al-Onof, Al-Tabari, Ibn Kathir. The Muslim scholars took great care in authenticating and validating every thing from the saying, deeds, or life of Mohamed prayer and peace upon him.
We the Muslims have in our hands the most original, and Authenticated References any people of any faith could hope for, Quran, Hadith, and Serah. We need not be in any hesitance or confusion in any dispute, for we have the Truth.