The Qur'an exhorts its audience to believe in all the scriptures ''sent down'' by God, and not only in the Qur'an, for the Muslim scripture states that it confirms the scriptures already received by the ''People of the Book'' (ahl al-kitab):
Step by step, He has sent the scripture down to you [Muhammad] with the truth, confirming what went before; He sent down the Torah and the Gospel as a guide for people: He has sent down the distinction [between right and wrong]. (3:3-4)
We revealed the Torah with guidance and light, and the prophets, who had submitted to God, the rabbis and the scholars all gave judgement by it for the Jews in accordance with that part of the Book of God which they were entrusted to preserve, and to which they were witnesses. (5:44)
We sent Jesus, son of Mary, in their footsteps, to confirm the Torah that had been sent before him: We gave him the Gospel with guidance, light and confirmation of the Torah already revealed - a guide and lesson for those who take heed of God. So let the followers of the Gospel judge according to what God has sent down. Those who do not judge according to what God has revealed are lawbreakers. (5:46)
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