Daniel Pipes recently posted a fatwa (#40378) issued on November 23, 2003,
Judgment: Despising the Torah or the New Testament
Question: “Does someone who insults the Torah or the New Testament engage in apostasy, given that these include some words of God?”
Answer: “It would be impermissible to disdain the Torah and New Testament if they contained the truth and the name of the exalted, such as the name of God the Most High. Whoever does this [i.e., disrespect the books] knowingly and by choice would be considered an apostate and would be despised by God. But [in fact] the Torah and New Testament do not have anything exalted in them. They are known to have been corrupted, so there is no problem disdaining them.
Ash-Shams[ad-Din] Ar-Ramli [d.1004 A.D.] said in [his book of fiqh] Nihayat al-Muhtaj: “It is impermissible to use respected books like those of hadith and fiqh for anal cleansing after defecation (al-istinja’,الأستنجاء ), but non-respected books like philosophy, Torah and the New Testament, which are known as corrupt and which do not contain exalted names, can be used for anal cleansing after defecation.” (Daniel Pipes, Istinja’ with the Torah and New Testament)
There are five pillars of Islam and six pillars of the Islamic faith. Two of the six pillars of faith are belief in Allah’s books and belief in his Prophets. The above fatwa exposes that Muslim belief really a belief that these books have become corrupted – so much so that they can be used for toilet paper. The Muslim “faith” is in something hypothetical that, according to them, no longer exists.
What are your thoughts about the Muslim belief in Allah’s books and prophets?