The Qur’an frequently affirms that Muhammad was given revelations to confirm what was already revealed in the Holy Books of the Jews and Christians. It does not claim to correct, replace, add to, or annul the Bible. Let me mention some Qur’anic passages as a confirmation.
“Nothing is said to thee [Muhammad] that was not said to the Messengers before thee.” (Surah 41:43)
“The same religion has He [God] established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah . . . and that which we enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: namely, that ye should remain steadfast in Religion, and make no divisions therein.” (Surah 42:13)
“[Says Muhammad]: ‘I am no bringer of new fangled doctrine among the messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you.’” (Surah 46:9)
Important Facts to Remember
These are interesting verses in the Qur’an that should not be underestimated by sincere Muslims :
“Muhammad is no more than a Messenger: many were the Messengers that passed away before him...” (Surah 3:144)
“Say: [Muhammad] ‘It is not in my power to cause you harm, or to bring you to right conduct.’” (Surah 72:21)
“Say: ‘I am but a man like yourselves...’” (Surah 18:110)
The Qur’an states that Muhammad is simply a warner. (Surah 38:65, 70)
“...I am (sent) only to warn plainly in public.” (Surah 67:26)
“...He, then, that receives guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays injures his own soul. Nor art thou [Muhammad] set over them to dispose of their affairs.” (Surah 39:41)
Some verses in the Qur’an indicate that the Qur’an was given for the people of Mecca. For example: “Thus have We sent by inspiration to thee an Arabic Qur’an: That thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her...” (Surah 42:7)
We read in the Qur’an that it is for Arabic speaking people. We read: “We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an, in order that ye many learn wisdom.” (Surah 12:2)
We also read: “A Book, whereof the verses are explained in detail- A Qur’an in Arabic, for people who understand-“ (Surah 41:3)
“We have made it a Qur’an in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand.” (Surah 43:3)
“Verily, We have made This (Qur’an) easy, in thy tongue, in order that they may give heed.” (Surah 44:58)
The Qur’an claims that it was given to the tribes to whom no messenger was sent before. We read: “But We had not given them Books which they could study, nor sent messengers to them before thee as Warners.” (Surah 34:44)
“In order that thou mayest admonish a people, whose fathers had received no admonition, and who therefore remained heedless.” (Surah 36:6)
It appears that the Qur’an is given to help people understand earlier revelations.
“And before this, was the Book of Moses as a guide and a mercy: And this Book confirms (it) in the Arabic tongue...” (Surah 46:12) You can also read Surah 16:44 and 12:111.
According to the Qur’an, the followers of Jesus are superior and people should follow Jesus until the last day. The Qur’an states: “Behold! Allah said: O Jesus! ... I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection…” (Surah 3:55)
The Qur’an declares that Christians and Jews worship the one and only true living God (Surah 2:139).
The Qur’an indicates that God sent Jesus for all people (Surah 21:91).