if Quran is the Kitab, why Quran says that people received the kitab before quran appeared ?
Can you please give me a verse for the red part.
4:131 And to God is what is in the heavens and the earth; and We have instructed those who were given the Book before you
, and you, to be aware of God. And if you reject, then to God is all that is in the heavens and the earth; God is Rich, Praiseworthy.
5:57 O you who believe, do not take as allies those who have taken your system for mockery and play from among those who have been given the Book before you
and the rejecters. And be aware of God if you are believers.
57:16 Has not the time come for those who believed to open up their hearts for the remembrance of God, and the truth that is revealed herein? And they should not be like those who were given the Book before
, and the waiting became long for them, so their hearts became hardened, and many of them were wicked.
Now; read this verse:
3:67 Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Nazarene, but he was a monotheist who submitted; he was not of the polytheists.
The question is: Why Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Nazarene ?
And read this:
28:52 Those to whom We had given the Book before this, they will believe in it.
28:53 And if it is recited to them, they say: "We believe in it. It is the truth from our Lord. Indeed,we had submitted before it
in 28-53, the arabic version says, for the blue part: we were already Muslimsوَإِذَا يُتْلَى عَلَيْهِمْ قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِهِ إِنَّهُ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا مِن قَبْلِهِ مُسْلِمِينَ
The question is:
How is it possible that the status of "Muslim" is not affected by recognizing Quran ?