Understandings of the Qur’anic term Injil: an exploration.

On the 11th March 2015, the Al-Mahdi Institute held a Research Seminar conducted by Dr Martin Whittingham, Director of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, on the topic of; ”Understandings of the Qur’anic term Injil: an exploration.” The seminar was attended by AMI students, faculty and interested members of the public.

In his seminar, Dr Whittingham covered the following elements;

1. Etymology of the term Injīl

2. The Concept of the Injīl

3. The Content of the Injīl

4. The Historical question over the Injīl

5. The Apostle Paul and the Injīl

An abstract of his paper reads;

“That in the world there are true (ṣaḥīḥ) copies [versions], and these remained until the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and many copies [versions] which are corrupted… The Qur’an commands them to judge with what Allah revealed in the Tawrat and Injil. [Allah] informs that in both there is wisdom [ḥikmah]. There is nothing in the Qur’an to indicate that they altered all copies [versions].”

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Dr Martin Whittingham (Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies)