The reference given after this hadith in Muntakhab Hadith is as follows:
هذا حديث صحيح
الإسناد ولم يخرجاه
Were surahs or
sections of the Quran revealed in previous books? Also as the Quran is in
Arabic, what language was the Torah revealed in and what language was surah al-Mulk in when revealed in the torah?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
There are two possible interpretations of the hadith:1) The meaning of Surah Mulk was in the Tawrah , just as the meaning of certain other Surahs of the Holy Quran was in the previous holy books. 2) Due to its virtue, there was reference to Surah Mulk in the Tawrah. By taking these two interpretations, the objection that you alluded to – i.e. that the Quran is in Arabic whereas the previous holy books were in other languages – will fall away.
The interpretations above are based on the explanation the Mufassireen have given of verse 196 of Surah Shu’araa’. For details see: Tafseer Roohul Ma’aani: 10/123.
And Allah Ta'ala knows best
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