MORAL PROHIBITIONS IN HOLY QUR’AN AND BIBLE: AN INTROSPECTION

By JUNAID KHALEEL NURANI, WordForPeace.com

If we read both Quran and Bible we can see many similarities. Now let us examine the prohibitions of Bible as in Quran:

Wine

They ask you the precept of wine and gambling. Say you, ‘in both, there is the great sin and also some worldly profit for the people but their sin is greater than their profit and ask you what they ought to spend, say you, that which is saved after your needs’. Thus, Allah explains to you His Signs so that you may do after reflecting, (Surah Al-Baqara 219)

Drinking too much makes you loud and foolish. It’s stupid to get drunk. (Proverbs 20:1)

Don’t associate with people who drink too much wine or stuff themselves with food. Drunkards and gluttons will be reduced to poverty. If all you do is eat and sleep, you will soon be wearing rags.( Proverbs 23:20,21)

Don’t let wine tempt you, even though it is rich red, and it sparkles in the cup, and it goes down smoothly.

The next morning you will feel as if you had been bitten by a poisonous snake.(Proverbs 23:31,32)

“You and your sons are not to enter the Tent of my presence after drinking wine or beer; if you do, you will die. This is a law to be kept by all your descendants.(Leviticus 10:9)

Interest

Those who devour interest shall not stand on the Day of Judgment, but like the standing of one whom, the evil spirit has by touching made mad. This is because they said ‘The trade too is like interest,’ and Allah made trade awful and made interest unlawful. So he, who received admonition from his Lord and refrained, then whatever he took before is lawful to him, and his affair is with Allah. And now whoever shall commit such. The fault, they are men of hell; they will live therein for the longer period.

(Surah Al-Baqara 275)

“If you lend money to any of my people who are poor, do not act like a moneylender and require him to pay interest. (Exodus 22:25)

“When you lend money or food or anything else to Israelites, do not charge them interest.(Deuteronomy 23:19)

He doesn’t lend money for profit. He refuses to do evil and gives an honest decision in any dispute.(Ezekiel 18:8)

Eating Pigs & Dead Bodies

He has only made unlawful to you the Carrion, and blood and the flesh of swine and the animal that has been slaughtered by calling a name other than Allah. But he who is driven by necessity, eat neither desiring not, exceeding the need then there is no sin on him, no doubt, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. (Surah Al-Baqara 173)

“You are my people, so you must not eat the meat of any animal that has been killed by wild animals; instead, give it to the dogs. (Exodus 22:31)

Do not eat pigs. They must be considered unclean; they have divided hoofs, but do not chew the cud.

Do not eat these animals or even touch their dead bodies; they are unclean.(Leviticus 11:7,8)

“Do not eat any animal that dies a natural death. You may let the foreigners who live among you eat it, or you may sell it to other foreigners. But you belong to the LORD your God; you are his people. “Do not cook a young sheep or goat in its mother’s milk (Deuteronomy 14:21)

Killing

And who so kills a Muslim willfully, then his recompense is Hell, abiding therein for a long time and Allah’s wrath upon him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great torment.( Surah An-Nisaa: 73)

“Do not commit murder. (Exodus 20:13)

“Whoever hits someone and kills him is to be put to death.

But if it was an accident and he did not mean to kill him, he can escape to a place which I will choose for you, and there he will be safe.

But when someone gets angry and deliberately kills someone else, he is to be put to death, even if he has run to my altar for safety..(Exodus 21:12-14)

“But suppose you deliberately murder your enemy in cold blood and then escape to one of those cities for protection.

In that case, the leaders of your own town are to send for you and hand you over to the relative responsible for taking revenge for the murder, so that you may be put to death.( Deuteronomy  19:11,12)

“You have heard that people were told in the past, ‘Do not commit murder; anyone who does will be brought to trial.'(Matthew 5:21)

Adultery

And approach not adultery, undoubtedly that is immodesty and a very vile path. (Surah Al-Israa 32)

“Do not commit adultery.(Exodus 20:14)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’

But now I tell you: anyone who looks at a woman and wants to possess her is guilty of committing adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:27, 28)

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