A testimony to the divine origin of the Jewish Scriptures and to the alleged
faithfulness of some amongst the Jews, who, whatever others did, would not have
suffered their Scriptures to be tampered with.
XCIX.SURA IV., v. 58.
It is here asserted that some Jews, who professed to
believe in the Corân as well as in the previous Scriptures, were ready to go
and decide their dispute according to an idolatrous custom before an idol. They
are well reprehended by Mahomet, who refers them to their own Scripture as
entirely prohibiting idolatry. This is the style of reference which one would
naturally expect as to Scriptures believed by Mahomet to contain the uncorrupted
commands of God.