BIBLICAL VERSES THAT
AGREE WITH THE QUR'AN

 


TO BE WITH BELIEVERS

Restrain yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, desiring His face. Do not turn your eyes from them, desiring the attractions of this world. And do not obey someone whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance, who follows his own whims and desires, and whose life has transgressed all bounds. (Qur'an, 18:28)

New Testament

... Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)


THE BROTHERHOOD OF BELIEVERS

Hold fast to the rope of God all together, and do not separate. Remember God's blessing to you when you were enemies and He joined your hearts together so that you became brothers by His blessing. You were on the very brink of a pit of the Fire, and He rescued you from it. In this way God makes His Signs clear to you, so that hopefully you will be guided. (Qur'an, 3:103)

The male and female believers are friends of one another. They command what is right and forbid what is wrong, perform prayer and give the alms, and obey God and His Messenger. (Qur'an, 9:71)

New Testament

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:10)

Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother. (Mark 3:35)


TO BE STEADFAST IN GOD'S RELIGION

As for those who hold fast to the Book and perform prayer, We will not let the wage of the righteous be wasted. (Qur'an, 7:170)

So hold fast to what has been revealed to you. You are on a straight path. (Qur'an, 43:43)

Hold fast to the rope of God all together, and do not separate. Remember God's blessing to you... (Qur'an, 3:103)

New Testament

So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. (2 Thessalonians 2:15)

He [an overseer] must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. (Titus 1:9)


A BELIEVER'S LIFE AND DEATH ARE FOR GOD

Say: "My prayer and my rites, my living and my dying, are for God alone, the Lord of all the worlds." (Qur'an, 6:162)

Those who, when disaster strikes them, say: "We belong to God, and to Him we will return." (Qur'an, 2:156)

New Testament

For none of us lives to himself alone, and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. (Romans 14:7-8)


SHUNNING THE ANCESTORS' RELIGION

When they are told: "Follow what God has sent down to you," they say: "We are following what we found our fathers doing." What, even though their fathers did not understand a thing and were not guided! (Qur'an, 2:170)

New Testament

You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.

And he [Jesus] said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!" (Mark 7:8-9)

Old Testament

"They have returned to the sins of their forefathers, who refused to listen to My words. They have followed other deities to serve them..." (Jeremiah 11:10)


NOT TO BE DIVIDED IN RELIGION

He has laid down the same religion for you as He enjoined on Noah: that which We have revealed to you and which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: "Establish the religion and do not make divisions in it"... (Qur'an, 42:13)

[Idolaters are] those who split up their religion and form into sects, each faction exulting in what they have. (Qur'an, 30:32)

Those who were given the Book did not divide into sects until after the Clear Sign came to them. (Qur'an, 98:4)

Obey God and His Messenger and do not quarrel among yourselves, lest you lose heart and your momentum disappear. And be steadfast. God is with the steadfast. (Qur'an, 8:46)

New Testament

... All of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. (1 Corinthians 1:10)


MAN'S CREATION

We created man from the purest kind of clay, then made him a drop in a secure receptacle, then formed the drop into a clot, formed the clot into a lump, formed the lump into bones, clothed the bones in flesh, and then brought him into being as another creature. Blessed be God, the Best of Creators! (Qur'an, 23:12-14)

Old Testament

Your hands shaped me and made me... Remember that You molded me like clay... [Did you not] clothe me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews? (Job 10:8-11)

The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4)

I am just like you before God; I too have been taken from clay. (Job 33:6)


THE SELFISH SELF WILL ALWAYS COMMAND EVIL

And [I swear by] the self and what proportioned it, with depravity or consciousness of God, he who purifies it has succeeded. (Qur'an, 91:7-9)

But people are prone to selfish greed. If you do good and guard against evil, God is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 4:128)

[Joseph said,] I do not say my self was free from blame. The self indeed commands to evil acts-except for those my Lord has mercy on. (Qur'an, 12:53)

New Testament

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that you obey its evil desires. (Romans 6:12)

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

He [Jesus] went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.'" (Mark 7:20-23)


BAD CHARACTER TRAITS

But do not obey any vile swearer of oaths, any backbiter, slandermonger, impeder of good, evil aggressor, or gross, coarse and, furthermore, despicable person, simply because he possesses wealth and sons. When Our Signs are recited to him, he says: "Just myths of previous peoples!" (Qur'an, 68:10-15)

An evil generation succeeded them who neglected the prayer and followed their appetites. They will plunge into the Valley of Evil. (Qur'an, 19:59)

New Testament

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers ... insolent, arrogant, and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. (Romans 1:29-31)

Old Testament

They would not be like their forefathers-a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to Him. (Psalm 78:8)

Suppose he has a violent son who sheds blood or does any of these other things (though the father has done none of them): He eats at the mountain shrines, defiles his neighbor's wife, oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not return what he took in pledge, and looks to the idols. He does detestable things. (Ezekiel 18:10-12)

He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away. (Job 5:12-13)


THE INCREASING INSENSITIVITY OF ONE'S EYES, EARS, AND HEARTS

They say [to Mohammed]: "Our hearts are covered up against what you call us to, and there is a heaviness in our ears. There is a screen between us and you. So act-we are certainly acting." (Qur'an, 41:5)

God has sealed up their hearts and hearing, and over their eyes is a blindfold. They will have a terrible punishment. (Qur'an, 2:7)

Some of them listen to you, but We have placed covers on their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. Though they see every Sign, they still have no faith, so that when they come to you, disputing with you, those who do not believe say: "This is nothing but the myths of previous peoples!" (Qur'an, 6:25)

We created many of the jinn and humanity for Hell. They have hearts with which they do not understand. They have eyes with which they do not see. They have ears with which they do not hear. Such people are like cattle. No, they are even further astray! They are the unaware. (Qur'an, 7:179)

New Testament

"For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them." (Matthew 13:15)

Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?... (Mark 8:18)

Go to this people and say: "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving." For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn... (Acts 28:26-27)


DENIERS THINK THEY ARE SMART

When they are told: "Believe in the way that the people believe," they say: "What! Are we to believe in the way that fools believe?" No indeed! They are the fools, but they do not know it. (Qur'an, 2:13)

New Testament

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools. (Romans 1:22)


DEBASEMENT OF THE UNBELIEVERS

No self can believe except with God's permission. He places a blight on those who do not use their intellect. (Qur'an, 10:100)

New Testament

Therefore God gave them over, through the sinful desires of their hearts, to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. (Romans 1:24)


NOT TO BEFRIEND THOSE WITH A BAD CHARACTER

You will not find people who believe in God and the Last Day having love for anyone who opposes God and His Messenger, though they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers, or their clan. God has inscribed faith upon such people's hearts, will reinforce them with a Spirit from Him, and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, forever. God is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. Such people are the party of God. Truly, it is the party of God that is successful. (Qur'an, 58:22)

God merely forbids you from taking as friends those who have fought you in the religion, driven you from your homes, and supported your expulsion. Any who take them as friends are wrongdoers. (Qur'an, 60:9)

New Testament

But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat. (1 Corinthians 5:11)

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore, do not be partners with them. (Ephesians 5:3, 6-7)


ONE DAY IN GOD'S PRESENCE IS LIKE ONE THOUSAND YEARS FOR US

They ask you to hasten the punishment. God will not break His promise. A day with your Lord is equivalent to a thousand years in the way you count. (Qur'an, 22:47)

New Testament

... With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9)


NO ONE WILL BEAR ANOTHER PERSON'S SINS

Whoever is guided is only guided to his own good. Whoever is misguided is only misguided to his detriment. No burden-bearer can bear another's burden. We never punish until We have sent a Messenger. (Qur'an, 17:15)

Old Testament

The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him. (Ezekiel 18:20)


PEOPLE ARE PUNISHED FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE

Any disaster that strikes you is through what your own hands have earned, and He pardons much. (Qur'an, 42:30)

Old Testament

What has happened to us is a result of our evil deeds and our great guilt, and yet, our God, you have punished us less than our sins have deserved and have given us such deliverance as this. (Ezra 9:13)


TRUST IN GOD

If God helps you, no one can vanquish you. If He forsakes you, who can help you after that? So the believers should put their trust in God. (Qur'an, 3:160)

O you who believe! Remember God's blessing to you when certain people were on the verge of raising their hands against you and He held their hands back from you. Heed God. The believers should put their trust in God. (Qur'an, 5:11)

Old Testament

He [Uzziah] sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success. (2 Chronicles 26:5)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you. (Psalm 84:12)


GOD STRAIGHTENS OUT THE PATHS

It rests with God alone to show you the right path:yet there is [many a one] who swerves from it. If He had wished, He could have guided every one of you. (Qur'an, 16:9)

Old Testament

[I]n all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:6)


THE DAY OF JUDGMENT

[Man asks]: "So when is the Day of Resurrection?" But when the eyesight is dazzled, and the moon is eclipsed, and the sun and moon are fused together, on that Day man will ask: "Where can I run?" No indeed! There will be no safe place. (Qur'an, 75:6-11)

When the stars are extinguished, when Heaven is split open, when the mountains are pulverised, and when the Messengers' time is appointed. (Qur'an, 77:8-11)

The Hour is coming, but I have concealed it so that every self can be repaid for its efforts. (Qur'an, 20:15)

They will ask you about the Hour: When is it due? Say: "Knowledge of it rests with my Lord alone. He alone will reveal it at its proper time. It hangs heavy in the heavens and Earth. It will not come upon you except suddenly." They will ask you as if you had full knowledge of it. Say: "Knowledge of it rests with God alone. But most people do not know that." (Qur'an, 7:187)

On the Day the sky is like molten brass and the mountains like tufts of colored wool. No good friend will ask about his friend. (Qur'an, 70:8-10)

When Heaven is split apart and goes red like dregs of oil. (Qur'an, 55:37)

New Testament

But in those days, following that distress, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky... (Mark 13:24-25)

Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. (Mark 13:33)

Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that Day will close on you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole Earth. (Luke 21:34-35)

... The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and Earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the Day of God and speed its coming. That Day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. (2 Peter 3:10-12)

Old Testament

... For the Day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. (Joel 3:14-15)

. The Day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. Because of this, all hands will go limp, every man's heart will melt. Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame. See, the Day of the Lord is coming-a cruel Day, with wrath and fierce anger-to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light. (Isaiah 13:6-10)

Alas for that Day! For the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. (Joel 1:15)

The great Day of the Lord is near-near and coming quickly. Listen! The cry on the Day of the Lord will be bitter, the shouting of the warrior there. That Day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. (Zephaniah 1:14-15)

 


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