Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. In his book Kashf al-Mahjub, Al-Hujwiri wrote: "Since man is made of clay, he can never be completely pure. Since clay is basically foul, how can humans escape their basic nature? Purity does not lie in rituals, nor can human nature be changed by effort. Those who love Allah and remain conscious only of their Beloved attain purity.” Is this view of human nature acceptable Islamically? I had read earlier that human nature is good. Can Sufis be accepted as Muslims? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I would like you to shed light on verse 27 in Surat Al-Hadeed. Did Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) write parts of the Gospel? Was Jesus illiterate? Was the Gospel or part of it dictated by Jesus to any of his disciples like the Qur'an? I think that the disciples wrote the whole Bible after the ascension of Jesus to heaven? But, what does it mean in the Qur’an by the verse “…and gave him the Ingeel”?