Some muslims feel that the Torah and Gospel that we have now are not the Torah and Gospel mentioned in the Quran. They think the books used by Jews and Christians are either fake or so corrupt that there is no way to know what is genuinely from God.
This seems to be what most muslims I meet think.
Others think that books like the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Judas, The Clementine Epistles, etc, contain the true Injil mentioned in the Quran, and the books in the New Testament are fake or hopelessly corrupted. This is also a popular view in Islam.
I respectfully disagree with both of these views. The Bible that we have today is the same Bible that was around at the time of the prophet. The evidence for this is clear.
But if you want to read prior scriptures, you cannot read them the same way you read the Quran. You will get too frustrated. I suggest reading the following: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The Gospel of John requires some understanding of the Greek language and beliefs of Jews who were against the Jerusalem temple system, so for the time being I would wait until you understand some of these things better. Keep in mind that the chapter and verse markings were not in the original text, they were added later. I would also suggest reading the epistle of James. You might also like the Jefferson Bible. Thomas Jefferson compiled his own version of the gospel by editing the four gospels together and taking out all of the references to supernatural events. At one time, a copy of this was given to every member elected to Congress in the United States.
umm sorry, due to my lack of english, what do u mean by "Genuine prior scriptures?"
so sorry before