Similarities & Differences between Qur’an and Bible



1) Believe in one true God, not the concept of Trinity

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord, and the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Mark 12:28-30 …“Which law is the first of all?” Jesus said in answer, “The first is, Give ear, O Israel:The Lord our God is one Lord; and you are to have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
Holy Quran 112:1-4 ‘Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begets not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.
Holy Quran 2:163 ‘And your God is One God. There is no God but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.’

2) Confess that Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) was only a messenger, NOT GOD.

John 5:30 ‘I (Jesus) by myself can do nothing – as I hear I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my will, but the will of thy who has sent me’.
John 17:3 ‘This is eternal life, so that you may know there is one true God, and Jesus Christ, who Thou has sent.’
Mathew 19:16-17 ‘One of the persons approaches Jesus, and says ‘Good Master, what good things shall I do, that I shall attain eternal life.’ And Jesus said unto him, ‘Why do you call me good? For there is none good, except One, that is God – And if you want to enter life, keep the commandments’.
Holy Quran 4:157 ‘That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah,” but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.’

3) Perform prostration (as-sujud) in their prayers

Exodus 34:8 ‘Then Moses quickly went down on his face in worship.’
Joshua 5:14 ‘…Then Joshua, falling down with his face to the earth in worship…’
Matthew 26:39 ‘And he (Jesus) went forward a little and falling down on his face in prayer…’
Holy Quran 32:15 ‘Only those believe in Our Signs, who, when they are recited to them, fall down in prostration, and celebrate the praises of their Lord, nor are they (ever) puffed up with pride.’
Holy Quran 22:77 ‘O you who believe! Bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord; and do good; that you may prosper.’

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4) Wearing hijab is an obligation for women

1 Corinthians 11:6-10 ‘For if a woman is not veiled, let her hair be cut off; but if it is a shame to a woman to have her hair cut off, let her be veiled.’
Holy Quran 33:59 ‘O Prophet! Say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they let down upon them their over-garments (veil); this will be more proper, that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.’

5) Pork is prohibited to eat

Deuteronomy 14:8 ‘And the pig is unclean to you, because though it has a division in the horn of its foot, its food does not come back; their flesh may not be used for food or their dead bodies touched by you.’
Holy Quran 5:3 ‘Forbidden to you is that which dies of itself, and blood, and flesh of swine…’

6) Polygamy (having more than a wife) is allowed (but limited in Islam)

1 Chronicles 14:3 ‘And while he was living in Jerusalem, David took more wives and became the father of more sons and daughters.’
Holy Quran 4:3 ‘…marry such women as seem good to you, two and three and four; but if you fear that you will not do justice (between them), then (marry) only one or what your right hands possess; this is more proper, that you may not deviate from the right course.


1) Christians believe that God rests and sleeps, but Muslims believe that God does not need a rest at all, neither does He need a sleep.

Psalm 44:23 “Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Awake! And come to our help, do not give us up forever.”
Holy Quran 50:38 ‘We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days, nor did any sense of weariness touch Us.’ (Holy Quran 2:255) ‘Allah. There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep…’

2) Christians believe that God can be seen, but Muslims believe that God cannot be seen at anytime and under any circumstances.

Genesis 32:30 And Jacob gave that place the name of Peniel, saying, “I have seen God face to face, and still I am living.”
Holy Quran 6:103 ‘Vision comprehends Him not, and He comprehends (all) vision; and He is the Knower of subtleties, the Aware.’

3) Muslims have great respect for their prophets and believe that their good manners are above suspicion, but prophets in the Bible were accused of great sins such as adultery, incest & blasphemy.

Genesis 19:31-36 ‘And the older daughter said to her sister, “Our father is old, and there is no man to be a husband to us in the natural way. Come, let us give our father much wine, and we will go into his bed, so that we may have offspring by our father.”
Holy Quran 21:74-75 ‘And (as for) Lot, We gave him wisdom and knowledge, and We delivered him from the town which wrought abominations; surely they were an evil people, transgressors; And We admitted him into Our mercy; surely he was of the good.’

4) Muslims are required to respect their parents & family members, but on the other hand, Jesus Christ in the Bible did not respect his own mother & encouraged his disciples to hate their fathers & mothers.

Matthew 12:47-50 ‘While he (Jesus) was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers came, desiring to have talk with him. And one said to him, ‘See, your mother and your brothers are outside, desiring to have talk with you.’ But he in answer said to him who gave the news, “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” And he put out his hand to his disciples and said, “See, my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the pleasure of my Father in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

Holy Quran 19:30-32 ‘Jesus said: Surely I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a prophet; And He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoined on me prayer and poorrate so long as I live; And dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me insolent, unblessed…’

Holy Quran 46:15 ‘And We have enjoined on man doing of good to his parents; with trouble did his mother bear him and with trouble did she bring him forth; and the bearing of him and the weaning of him was thirty months…’

5) Women in Islam do have some rights over their husbands, but women in Christianity don’t have any rights, and they must only be silent.

1 Timothy 2:12-14 ‘In my opinion it is right for a woman not to be a teacher, or to have rule over a man, but she must be silent. For Adam was first formed, then Eve; And Adam was not taken by deceit, but the woman, being tricked, became a wrongdoer.’

Holy Quran 2:228 ‘…and their husbands have a better right to take them (women) back in the meanwhile if they wish for reconciliation; and they (women) have rights similar to those against them in a just manner…’

6) Wisdom & knowledge are emphasized in Islam, but not in Christianity.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ‘Because in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow.’
Holy Quran 58:11 ‘…Allah will exalt those of you who believe, and those who are given knowledge, in high degrees; and Allah is Aware of what you do.’

7) In war, Islam commands Muslims not to kill the enemy’s women or children and to be kind & just to innocent people; but in the Bible, Jews are commanded to kill guiltless women and children during war.

1 Samuel 15:2-3 ‘The Lord of armies says, I will give punishment to Amalek for what he did to Israel, fighting against him on the way when Israel came out of Egypt. Go now and put Amalek to the sword, putting to the curse all they have, without mercy: put to death every man and woman, every child and baby at the breast, every ox and sheep, camel and ass.’

Holy Quran 5:32 ‘For this reason did We prescribe to the children of Israel that whoever slays a soul, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men…’

8- In Islam, the Holy Quran tells us that the difference of languages is actually one of God’s miracles, but in Christianity, the Bible tells us that the difference is to confuse mankind due to God’s jealousy to them.

Genesis 11:1-7 ‘And all the earth had one language and one tongue… And the Lord came down to see the town and the tower which the children of men were building. And the Lord said, “See, they are all one people and have all one language; and this is only the start of what they may do: and now it will not be possible to keep them from any purpose of theirs. Come, let us go down and take away the sense of their language, so that they will not be able to make themselves clear to one another.”

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Holy Quran 30:22 ‘And one of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and colours; most surely there are signs in this for the learned.’


Related readings:

Why has Allah (SWT) sent down more than One Divine Religion?

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References to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from today’s Bible


  • Youre misquoting corinthians 11. It goes on to say that a woman should have the power to decide if her head must be covered.

  • Wrong about Jesus Christ is written, this is another attempt to take god’s people away from Jesus Christ

  • It is obvious my Holy Quran is the best way to guide mankind which is send by Allah to our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAL)

  • Shania Mohammed

    Brother you lack of knowledge amuses me! Be blessed in Jesus name my fellow people

  • I love the comment from “B” but the tone towards the end is rather inappropriate. I want to agree that the writer is rather Pro-Islam in the presentation. But I simply share the same line of thought with “B”. I happen to be caught in between Christianity and Islam. My mother is a Christian and father a Muslin. I grew up enjoying the freedom to know who God is without being enforced to go to church or mosque. Fortunately for me, I attended a Christian University in Nigeria – Covenant, where I was exposed more to the bible. I took time out to understand the logos as fondly called and appreciated its teachings. Similarly, I said I won’t be just if I don’t make an effort to read the Qur’an. In just reading the 7 chapters, I began to encounter lots of similarities which makes sense. Surah 7:54 says…Indeed your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in Six days…, verse 17 talking to Adam not to eat or approach a tree. Surah 19 giving a close to very similar account of Zechariah and his wife. There are other interesting good similarities between Islam and Christianity. The ultimate to me is that both books teach about the supremacy of God. They both portray a jealous God whom is to be served without a partner. Then let God be the decider of whom is right or wrong. Lets leave everyone with their believe and faith. I would just enjoin everyone whom has not read the Bible or the Qur’an with an open mind. Let’s remember, no one can fight for God. As Jesus thought…Peace be unto you all and Salaam to all .

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