Perform prayer and give the alms. Any good you send ahead for yourselves, you will find with God. Certainly God sees what you do. (Qur'an, 2:110)

New Testament

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:18-19)


There is no creature on Earth that is not dependent upon God for its provision. He knows where it lives and where it dies. They are all in a Clear Book. (Qur'an, 11:6)

God expands provision to anyone He wills and restricts it. They rejoice in the life of this world. Yet the life of this world, compared to the hereafter, is only fleeting enjoyment. (Qur'an, 13:26)

New Testament

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns... Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?... So do not worry, asking: "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "What shall we wear?" For the pagans run after all these things... But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:25-27, 31-33)

Old Testament

The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all that He has made. (Psalm 145: 15-17)


So woe to those who perform prayer, and are forgetful of their prayer, those who show off
(Qur'an, 107:4-6)

New Testament

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth: They have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray... (Matthew 6:5-6)

As he taught, Jesus said: "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows' houses and, for a show, make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely." (Mark 12:38-40)

Old Testament

.... You are always on their lips but far from their hearts. (Jeremiah 12:2)


Call on your Lord humbly and secretly. He does not love those who overstep the limits [that He has established]. (Qur'an, 7:55)

Remember your Lord in yourself humbly and fearfully, without loudness of voice, morning and evening. Do not be one of the unaware. (Qur'an, 7:205)

He is the Living-there is no god but Him-so call on Him, making your religion sincerely His. Praise be to God, the Lord of all the worlds. (Qur'an, 40:65)

O you who believe! Seek help in steadfastness and prayer. God is with the steadfast. (Qur'an, 2:153)

"Our Lord, do not take us to task if we forget or make a mistake! Our Lord, do not place on us a load like the one You placed on those before us! Our Lord, do not place on us a load we have not the strength to bear! And pardon us, forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our Master, so help us against the unbelievers." (Qur'an, 2:286)

New Testament

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions, with all kinds of prayers and requests. (Ephesians 6:18)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Colossians 4:2)

And [we] will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word. (Acts 6:4)

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them ... This, then, is how you should pray: "... Hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." (Matthew 6:7-13)

Old Testament

O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in Your faithfulness and righteousness, come to my relief. (Psalm 143:1)

I spread out my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You like a parched land. Answer me quickly... Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. Lead me on level ground. . Preserve my life; in Your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. In Your unfailing love, silence my enemies... (Psalm 143:6-12)


If My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. They should therefore respond to Me and believe in Me so that hopefully they will be rightly guided. (Qur'an, 2:186)

He Who responds to the oppressed when they call on Him and removes their distress, and has appointed you as inheritors of the land. Is there another god besides God? How little you pay heed! (Qur'an, 27:62)

New Testament

Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and the door will be opened to him who knocks. (Matthew 7:7-8)

Therefore I tell you: "Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24)

Old Testament

In your distress you called and I rescued you. I answered you out of a thundercloud. (Psalm 81:7)


[Prophets are] those who conveyed God's Message and had fear of Him, fearing no one except God. God suffices as a Reckoner. (Qur'an, 33:39)

[People of intelligence are] those who join what God has commanded to be joined and are afraid of their Lord and fear an evil Reckoning. (Qur'an, 13:21)

Their sides eschew their beds as they call on their Lord in fear and ardent hope. And they give of what We have provided for them. (Qur'an, 32:16)

Old Testament

In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God. (Job 1:1)

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. (Psalm 19:9-10)

Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. (Psalm 2:11)

Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in His ways. (Psalm 128:1)


O you who believe! If you have fear of God, He will give you a criterion [by which to judge between right and wrong] and erase your bad actions from you and forgive you. God's favor is indeed immense. (Qur'an, 8:29)

Old Testament

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs eternal praise. (Psalm 111:10)


... As for those who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in the Way of God, give them the news of a painful punishment. On the Day it is heated up in the fire of Hell, and their foreheads, sides, and backs are branded with it: "This is what you hoarded for yourselves, so taste what you were hoarding!" (Qur'an, 9:34-35)

[He] who has amassed wealth and hoarded it! He thinks his wealth will make him live for ever. No indeed! He will be flung into the Shatterer. And what will convey to you what the Shatterer is? The kindled Fire of God reaching right into the heart. It is sealed in above them in towering columns. (Qur'an, 104:2-9)

God expands provision to anyone He wills and restricts it. They rejoice in the life of this world. Yet the life of this world, compared to the Hereafter, is only fleeting enjoyment. (Qur'an, 13:26)

Those who are tight-fisted with the bounty God has given them should not suppose that that is better for them. No indeed, it is worse for them! What they were tight-fisted with will be hung around their necks on the Day of Rising. God is the inheritor of the heavens and Earth, and God is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 3:180)

New Testament

[Now listen, you rich people!] Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the Last Days. (James 5:3)

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, Who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. (1 Timothy 6:17)

Old Testament

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them? (Ecclesiastes 5:10-11)

Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the Lord's wrath. (Zephaniah 1:18)

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. (Proverbs 11:3-4)

This is what the Lord says: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, Who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)


God has made a metaphor for them of a man owned by several partners in dispute with one another and another man wholly owned by a single man. Are they the same? Praise be to God! The fact is that most of them do not know. (Qur'an, 39:29)

To mankind the love of worldly appetites is painted in glowing colors: women and children, and heaped-up mounds of gold and silver, and horses with fine markings, and livestock and fertile farmland. All of that is merely the enjoyment of the life of this world. The best homecoming is in the presence of God. (Qur'an, 3:14)

New Testament

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6:24)

For the love of money is the root of all evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:10-11)


O you who believe! If any of you renounce your religion, God will bring forward a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble to the believers, fierce to the unbelievers, who strive in the Way of God and do not fear the blame of any censurer. That is the unbounded favor of God, which He gives to whoever He wills. God is Boundless, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 5:54)

...Your God is One God, so submit to Him. Give good news to the humble-hearted. (Qur'an, 22:34)

New Testament

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2)

But He gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." (James 4:6)

Old Testament

Hear and pay attention, do not be arrogant, for the Lord has spoken. (Jeremiah 13:15)

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what He commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility... (Zephaniah 2:3)


He [God] said: "Descend from Heaven [O Iblis(Satan)]. It is not for you to be arrogant in it. So get out! You are one of the abased." (Qur'an, 7:13)

Do not strut arrogantly about the land. You will certainly never split the land apart nor will you ever rival the mountains in height. (Qur'an, 17:37)

Do not avert your face from people out of haughtiness, and do not strut about arrogantly on the land. God does not love anyone who is vain or boastful. (Qur'an, 31:18)

New Testament

The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (Matthew 23:11-12)

Old Testament

To the arrogant I say: "Boast no more," and to the wicked: "Do not lift up your horns. Do not lift your horns against Heaven; do not speak with outstretched neck." No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God Who judges: He brings one down, He exalts another. (Psalms 75:4-7)


When they [believers] hear worthless talk, they turn away from it and say: "We have our actions and you have your actions. Peace be upon you. We do not desire the company of the ignorant." (Qur'an, 28:55)

[Believers are] those who do not bear false witness and who, when they pass by worthless talk, pass by with dignity. (Qur'an, 25:72)

New Testament

The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. (1 Timothy 1:5-6)

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the Law, because these are unprofitable and useless. (Titus 3:9)

Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. (2 Timothy 2:16)

Old Testament

Words from a wise man's mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips. At the beginning his words are folly; at the end they are wicked madness-and the fool multiplies words. (Ecclesiastes 10:12-14)


When you see people engrossed in mockery of Our Signs, turn from them until they start to talk of other things... (Qur'an, 6:68)

... More than anything else, man is argumentative! (Qur'an, 18:54)

They retort: "Who is better then, our deities or him?" They only say this to you for argument's sake. They are indeed a disputatious people. (Qur'an, 43:58)

New Testament

Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. (2 Timothy 2:23)

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the Law, because these are unprofitable and useless. (Titus 3:9)

And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 2:24-25)


Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way. Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His way. And He knows best who are guided. (Qur'an, 16:125)

It is a mercy from God that you [O Mohammed] were gentle with them. If you had been rough or hard of heart, they would have scattered from around you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them about the matter. Then when you have reached a firm decision, put your trust in God. God loves those who put their trust in Him. (Qur'an, 3:159)

So remind them [O Mohammed]! You are only a reminder. You are not in control of them. (Qur'an, 88:21-22)

New Testament

Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. (2 Timothy 4:2)

Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. (1 Timothy 5:1-2)

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. (Titus 3:1-2)

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you . . . should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)


A good action and a bad action are not the same. Repel the bad with something better and, if there is enmity between you and someone else, he will be like a bosom friend. (Qur'an, 41:34)

[People of intelligence are] those who are steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord, perform prayer and give from the provision We have given them, secretly and openly, and stave off evil with good, it is they who will have the Ultimate Abode. (Qur'an, 13:22)

New Testament

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)

... Warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. (1 Thessalonians 5:14-15)


Those of you possessing affluence and ample wealth should not make oaths that they will not give to their relatives, the very poor, and those who have migrated in the way of God. They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love God to forgive you? God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 24:22)

[The people who guard against evil are] those who give in times of both ease and hardship, those who control their rage and pardon other people-God loves the good-doers. (Qur'an, 3:134)

Say to My servants that they should only say the best. Satan wants to stir up trouble between them. Satan is an outright enemy to man. (Qur'an, 17:53)

New Testament

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:12-13)

Old Testament

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man conceals shame. (Proverbs 12:16)

A quick-tempered man does foolish things... (Proverbs 14:17)

A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. (Proverbs 14:29)


Do you order people to devoutness and forget yourselves, when you recite the Book? Will you not use your intellect? (Qur'an, 2:44)

New Testament

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother: "Let me take the speck out of your eye," when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. (Matthew 7:3-5)

So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? (Romans 2:3)


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