Answering this question, Dr. Salah Al-Sawy, secretary-general of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA), stated,
We do not accept that the Torah or the Gospel can be burn't, used as toilet paper, or desecrated in any way. These Scriptures contain some of the words of Almighty Allah (i.e. God).
"Distortion" in these books does not mean they were completely changed; it means they were altered through additions and omissions. Nevertheless, there remain some of the words of Allah in these books. Hence, it is not permissible for anyone to belittle these books in this manner.
The stance of our Shari`ah with regard to believing or disbelieving these books should be considered: We are enjoined to abstain from testifying to the truthfulness or falsehood of the People of the Book, lest we call a falsehood a truth or call a truth a falsehood. So, we have to refrain from believing in or denying these books, because they contain some of the words of Allah, besides the human additions and distortions.
Similarly, it is not permissible for anyone to belittle these books altogether, because Allah's words might be among what is belittled.
May we ALL (Christian, Jew, Muslim, and all) live in peace and harmony.
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