The Bible And Quran Are More Similar Than You May Think

bible and quran

Can you tell the difference?

Source: Huffington Post

By Carol Kuruvilla; Associate Religion Editor

Islamophobia has become frighteningly commonplace in the U.S. There’s a lot of hatred, misinformation and misplaced fear being directed at Muslims and the faith that they follow. And it’s coming from all levels of society — from GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who capitalizes on this fear for votes, to local hate groups who take it upon themselves to vandalize American Muslims’ houses of prayer.

Prominent Christian leaders and organizations have continually spoken out against Islamophobic rhetoric. Still, negative feelings towards Muslims remain. A 2014 Pew Research Center survey asked people to rate religious groups on a “feeling thermometer” that measured positive and negative attitudes. Muslims received the lowest ratings of all religious groups in the country. White evangelical Christians in particular harbored negative feelings towards Muslims.

According to The Brookings Institution, Americans differentiate between “Muslim people” and the “Muslim religion.” They tend to view Islam more unfavorably than they view people who practice this faith. Shibley Telhami, a nonresident senior fellow at the Institution, suggested that “it is probably easier for many Americans — with strong anti-discrimination norms — to express dislike of an abstract idea rather than to appear prejudiced toward people.”

But how well do people really know Islam’s sacred text, and can they distinguish it from the Bible? Is there, as a 2015 Dutch social experiment suggested, an inherent bias about what’s inside the Quran?

As siblings in the Abrahamic tradition, the Bible and the Quran actually share many similar stories and characters. In addition, both of the books give humanity an overarching sense of purpose and task men and women with the job of spreading love, justice and mercy throughout the world.

In light of current prejudices — and in order to draw out some common themes in these religious texts — HuffPost Religion put together this collection of verses from the Bible and the Quran. Can you guess which book they came from? Tell us how you did in the comments below.

Take the quiz in Huffington Post.

*Note: We used the New Living Translation for Bible verses and the Muhammad Sarwar translation for the Quran.

Suggested Reading

Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran

A Message of Compassion and Love from the Holy Bible

2 replies

    How to follow Allah and Sunnah or the life of Muhammad saw) professionally as a role model for Muslim in this 21st Century?
    The Prophet Muhammad was a perfect man in the context of his time, We do not need to follow his actions in a literal sense, but, only in the context of our time.

    For example;
    Does Muslim has to follow the sunnah Muhammad (saw) in this 21st century ?
    Does Muslims make a tent to live in?
    Does Muslims use transportation of camel?
    Dose Muslims use Miswak to cleanse the teeth?
    Does woman have to cover her whole body with black cloth?
    Does Muslims have to follow the sunnah of Prophet that written in Hadist Book that a hadith explains that if our skin licked by dogs, then let the soil washed 7 times.
    Does Muslims have to make a grave like prophet and his companions?
    Does Muslims have to implement he harsh punishment such as; beheading, cut off hands, crucifixion, flogging 100 times

    Arab people feel so proud to uphold their tradition from one generation to the next generation.

    Most of Islamic sects, including Muslim Ahmadiyah still follow the ancient Islamic laws such above.

    So, as long as Most of Muslim’s sects still follow the ancient laws, Muslim can not live in peace in this beautiful world.

    Was salam

  2. All Prophet are Muslims But Difference of era Same Almighty Allah in Faith But difference Shariah each
    The Holy Book is similar each other but no created book the created book called new book from human making not holy book from Allah (bulla – wahyu)

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