Religious denominations in the world have a book of reference, which guides them on how to execute their beliefs while at the same time acting as a source of spiritual nourishment. Muslims refer to Quran while Christians refer to Bible. However, there exist some significant number of similarities between Bible and Quran.
What is the Quran?
Quran is the Islamic sacred book, which is believed to be the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by angel Gabriel.
What is the Bible?
Bible is the Jewish and Christian sacred scriptures that these two religions are based and consider to be written through divine inspiration of God. The holy texts highlight the relationship between human beings and God.
Similarities Between Bible and Quran
- What do Bible and Quran say “About Jesus”?
Both Quran and Bible have mentioned Jesus and have talked about him while at the same time highlighting his significant influence in the current world and the world to come. It is clear that both Bible and Quran call refers to Jesus as ‘Christ’ whom God sent to Israel. Additionally, both religious books note that Jesus was born of a virgin woman and that she ascended to heaven and will come again to earth at the end of time.
- Composition of Bible and Quran
Both bible and Quran have a significant relationship concerning their constituents. Both texts contain information that guides the followers on matters doctrine, the social organization of the society highlighting what each member of the community ought to do, and legislation concerning various issues. It is worth noting that the legislation or laws underscored in both texts indicate what should be done to a person who conducts a particular offense.
- What do Bible and Quran say “About God”?
Both Quran and Bible highlight sacred scriptures that inform their readers to believe in God who is the creator of heaven and earth. According to the two holy books, God is the creator of each, and therefore all people should worship and believe in Him because He is the owner and giver of life. Additionally, on the day of judgment, God will call everybody to account for his or her sins upon which punishment will be rendered to all the sinners.
- Sin and Forgiveness in Bible and Quran
Both the Quran and the Bible have highlighted specific commandments that all those who believe in God are supposed to adhere and follow to the letter. However, some people through acts of omission or commission ends up committing actions that can be defined to be contrary to what God expects. However, if a person acknowledges his or her sins will be forgiven because God has mercy and loves His people who are His creation.
- Structure of Bible and Quran
Both sacred books are very similar in their compositions. Although they are not referred to with the same names, both the Bible and the Quran have a certain number of books, which are divided into chapters and the chapters are divided into verses. It is worth noting that each section has its message and it is believed that the books, which form the Bible and Quran, were written at different historical times.
- Holy Spirit Bible and Quran
It is clear from both Bible and Quran that God brought Holy Spirit to help humanity to overcome the challenges that human beings are likely to experience in the world. Moreover, God demonstrates Himself to people in the form of Holy Spirit occasionally so that He can help them to discern and interpret certain situations, which may hinder them to achieve their goals and objectives. People are strengthened when they possess the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Conclusion : Both Bible and Quran
- At first glance, Bible and Quran seem to have numerous cases, which are similar, when it comes to God, the Creator, the Last Judgment, eternal life, and eternal death.
- Characters from the Old Testament like Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jonah also appear in the Qur’an.
- Besides, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are discussed in the holy book of the Muslims. Jesus Christ is referred to as “word of God” in the Qur’an, “spirit of God” as well as “Messiah.”
- However, when it comes to the person and role of Jesus Christ, the primary essential differences between Qur’an and Bible become obvious.
Author: Jecinta Morgan
Jecinta is an experienced writer who has been writing for more than three years and she has a degree in Finance and Accounting.