The Quran claims to be the next and final revelation in the Abrahamic tradition. That is, the religion of Abraham, Moses, Elijah, John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. Unlike the New and Old Testament that we have today, the Quran was revealed to only one person over a 23 year period. Over those years, according to Islamic tradition Muhammad told his followers these revelations who then wrote them down or committed them to memory. Shortly after Muhammad’s death, the Muslim community got together and constructed a single Quran and this is the Quran read today. That’s at least how the official story relates it. The Quran speaks of previous revelations from God given to Jesus and to Moses. According to the Quran, the Injeel(Gospel) was given to Jesus by God and the Taurat(Torah) was given Moses by God. When Christians hear the word Gospel, they think of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; when they think of the Torah, they think of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The Quran on the other hand says that they were documents revealed to the two Prophets. One can reasonably assume that they were revealed in a way similar to the Quran was. The only difference is, that according to Muslims, the followers of Jesus and Moses never managed to preserve these revelations. Muslims view the Torah and the Gospel found in Christian Bibles to be corrupted though containing some fragments of truth from the original pristine revelation.
At this point, many Christian apologists look at this data and try to point out contradictions in the Quranic testimony. They say that there is no clear text that says the Taurat and the Injeel have been corrupted. They say that the Quran demands Christians to judge by the Injeel and therefore it cannot be corrupted. These arguments carry some weight but I prefer to take another approach.
The Quran has made a claim, let the Muslims prove it. As I have said in the past, the Quran is an ahistorical book. If the Quran simply filled out murky, ambiguous or empty areas of history, this would not be as big a problem. Instead it puts itself against firmly established history. The Torah and the Gospel are just one of many examples. If what the Quran said was true regarding the Taurat and the Injeel being revealed to Moses and Jesus was true, it should leave its imprint in history.
Absolutely none of the sources we have whether Biblical, historical or archeological, give the slightest bit of evidence that the Taurat and Injeel were revealed like the Quran was supposedly revealed to Muhammad. Mark 10:5 and John 5:46 testify to Moses having written the Torah. The Muslims may say that this is false but they are first century witnesses of the traditional view that was always held by Jews and Christians regarding the Torah. They have no evidence for their view. This is one of many places where the Quran tries to refute established history.
Muslim apologists would like Christians to abandon the Christian faith and embrace Islam. My question for them is the following:
Where is the evidence that the Quranic version of the Torah or the Gospel ever existed?