Differences then between The Quran and The Bible

Q1. Host: Would you go ahead please and explain to us some of the differences then between The Quran and The Bible?



Dr. Labib: Well, this is very important to explain the difference between the Quran and the Bible. As I said, I am holding in my hand the Quran, and by the way, there are different English translations of the Quran. And sometimes, the Muslims will say, especially the clerics, "You corrupted your Bible. Go and see, authorized version, New King James, International Versions, New Standard Bible, look, you play in the Quran." I would like to tell the Muslims, there are many different translations of the Quran. And you will see that Youssif Ali has a translation, Marmadok booklet has another translation, and so many, this is Dr. Mohammed Mouhssin Khab, and Dr. Mohammed Taki El Din El Hilali, another translation. And I want to tell you that there are differences in the translation of the Quran between one and the other. So, don't ever criticize the translation. We have to emphasize that we trust the original Bible. We don't trust translation. We have the original Bible, and because of that, we are not afraid of any criticism.
Now, let me talk a little about the Quran. Here, in the Quran, the Quran consist of 114 surat. And it starts with the Fatiha the opening surat, and in that opening surat, there is something very interesting. You know, it is a prayer, that the Muslims recite in each of the five daily prayers assigned to the Muslims. A verse in this opening prayer says, "Guide us to the straight way." I will repeat, "Guide us to the straight way." If we are already in the straight way, how could we pray 'guide us in the straight way'? If I am in the right street, I would not say, "Please, guide me to the right street." I am already there. But the Muslims are praying every day, seventeen times, "Guide us to the straight way." What does that mean? It's not yet in the straight way. You know why? Because Jesus Christ is the only way. He said, "I am the way." He didn't say, "I am a way." He said, "I am THE way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father, but by me." I wish that every Muslim will know the straight way, who is Jesus Christ. "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
Then we go, and we'll see something of interest in the Quran. And that is the name of the surat in the Quran. As I said, when they organize the Quran in the days of Ottoman the Kalif, they put the longest surat in the beginning, and the shortest surat in the end. It is not categorial, no, it's not historical, no, it's just this way. It goes that way. They started with the long surahs, and they ended with the shortest surat. That is what we see in the Quran. And another thing that is of interest, when you read the Quran, you will find that many of the surahs of the Quran were named after animals, after incense, after rocks, after so many things. And I will name some of these surat: in the second surat, surat number two is named 'the cow,' surat (Albakarah) in Arabic. And then, surat number six 'the catle (Alinaam) in Arabic. And then surat number 16, (Alnahel) 'the bee'. And then surat number 27, (Alnamel) 'the ant.' Then surat 52 (Altawr) that is 'Mount Sinai.' And in the end, surat 57 (Alhadid) 'the iron.' Then surat 95 (Alteen) 'the fig.' And then surat 105, (Alfeel) 'the elephant.' And then surat 72, 'the demon' (Algin).
And then you read the Quran, and when you read it, and you ask yourself, is it reasonable that the God of heaven will name the books, or the chapters of his books, and as I mentioned, the Quran is 114 surat, the surat is a chapter. Will he name a chapters of his books according to the cow, and the ant, and the bee, and the elephant? What are these things?
And when you come to the Bible, you see the book of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers. Then you come to names like Ruth, Esther. You come to Samuel, 2 Samuel. When you come to the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. But the elephant, iron, fig? I really cannot understand. I cannot say that these indicate that this book is really the book of God.
Then I would say that the Quran is not self-interpreted. This is different from the Bible. In surat Abasa, surat 80, we read this word, and again, I read from the Quran because I like always to refer to the original. And it is here, "he frowned and turned away because it came to him the blind man." We'll now stop. Who frowned? Who is that blind man? No answer! The Quran will not give you an answer. You have to go to the biography of Mohammed, by Ibn Hisham, to really know who frowned. Prophet Mohammed frowned. Why did he frowned? Because he was talking to some of the rich people of Kuraish, and then this blind man came. Who was that blind man? Again, in the biography, not in the Quran. And that is Ibn Maktoob, and he came, and interrupted Mohammed, and Mohammed frowned. You cannot understand it then, without going to the biography of Mohammed. That is contrary to the Bible. You cannot understand the book of Hebrews unless you read the book of Leviticus. You cannot understand the book of Revelations unless you read the book of Genesis. There is a big difference. The Bible is self-interpreted. You take the Bible as a whole, you read it as a whole, you don't need any biography outside the Bible to understand the Bible. It is not self-interpreted.
Then I go and I say here, that the Quran, also, contradicts in many, many ways what God said, in marriage and divorce, in law. I will talk about that later. In dealing with wife, when the Quran permits the Muslim to beat his wife. Banish her from bed. Don't have sex with her, because this is punishment. And then, you come to the Bible, and you see a totally different concept and command.
And then we go to the names of God in the Quran. You'll not find in the Quran the name of God as 'father'. And you cannot find in the Quran the name of God as 'love'. God the Father, God is love, there are not mentioned in the Quran. You know why? Because if we admit that God is the eternal Father, He must have an eternal son, and that means that we have to profess and declare that Jesus is the eternal Son of God.
Number two, if we declare that God is love, we have to declare also that, "God gave his only begotten son, that whoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." This is why the Quran omits the name of God as Father, and the name of God as love. This are very clear differences between the Quran and the Bible.



Examples of different translations




Alfatiha 1:6


John 14:6













Abasa 80:1-2




An-Nisa 4:34


The Quran: Surat AN-NISA (WOMEN) 4:34

YUSUFALI: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).
PICKTHAL: Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.
SHAKIR: Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.

The Quran: Alfatiha 1:6

YUSUFALI: Show us the straight way,
PICKTHAL: Show us the straight path,
SHAKIR: Keep us on the right path.

The Bible: John 14:6
Jesus *said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

The Quran: Abasa 80:1-2

YUSUFALI: (The Prophet) frowned and turned away,
PICKTHAL: He frowned and turned away
SHAKIR: He frowned and turned (his) back,

YUSUFALI: Because there came to him the blind man (interrupting).
PICKTHAL: Because the blind man came unto him.
SHAKIR: Because there came to him the blind man.



-3 # un croyant 2011-05-08 19:27
apprenez l'arabe et ses nuances et comprendre la réalité de l'humanité et cherchez pourquoi Adam fut le premier à etra crée etant donné que la femme qui porte l'homme maintenant?Salut
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-9 # Izhar Ashlag 2011-08-21 01:53
Qur'an is preserved from the beginning of its revelation and 'till now. You say Qur'an has many versions? Well, we preserved the original language of the Qur'an, that is, the Arabic text. Any Qur'an that doesn't have the Arabic text is not considered as Qur'an. Take note, we called it The Translation of the Qur'an NOT the Qur'an, because everywhere you go on earth, you will find the exact same Arabic text. You? All the Bible are written in many different language without preserving the original language of the Bible. Old Testament and New Testament is written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and even Greek. Where's the original text? Your Bible has been corrupted. Totally corrupted! How do you know your 'English Bible' is really the original meaning? Well, God will revealed someday, who's right and who's wrong. GET IT, M----F---- !
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0 # gary 2013-02-16 07:11
wow. I work with a muslim man and listen to Islam preaching. They all say that the Qur'an teaches to love and respect. What is your belief..obviously not of the Qur'an. The christian bible also teaches love.. and even love your enemies. May the most high God show you the straight path.
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0 # robert 2013-03-20 12:54
@Izhar Ashlag
And why are you so mad as if you wanna kill or drop0 a bomb truly your religion is founded on hate! it is very clear on your writings!
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+13 # Abd El-Massih 2011-09-08 17:01
If you are so adamant that the Quran original's language (Arabic) has been preserved, then why do you have to defend it with this foul language? Is this how Allah want you to defend him and to defend his book if you believe it is his Word? I need to remind you that the Quran tells you to have Mohammad as an excellent example to follow:
" Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example to follow … (Surat Al-Ahzab 33:21). Thanks for giving the Christian community an illustration of how you as a Muslim follow the good example set before you.
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+9 # Abd El-Massih 2011-09-08 17:09
Let me remind you that The Khalif Uthman order the burning of Quran copies at his time that did adhere to the Quran copy that he compiled. So what happen to these Quran Codices - which are orignal? Also we find the followings in the Hadith:

Bukhari Hadith 4:69; 6:509 says some parts of the Qur’an were lost (not abrogated).

Ubai’s early copies of the Qur’an did not contain two Suras in the Qur’an today.

Sahih Muslim 2:2286 gives part of a sura that was lost.
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+8 # rayan from algeria 2012-04-15 12:32
muslims said that christianity is not the right religion for that we find a lot of divided parts (catholic , orthodox, protestants....) and me i say : in islam as well we find different divided parts( shiaa , souna ,khaouaridj, ibadiyin.....) a lot a lot of them , so if islam is preserved so how do you explain this . beside . so i ask muslims to open the mind and go to read the bible which has a lot of thing that we can found in quran . i am algerian ( a kabyle not an arab ) and i live here , and i see what muslims are doing , beleive they are terrorist !
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0 # irfan 2013-11-27 05:50
U don't know ABC of Islam what info U have about Islam is from the BBC or christian propaganda sites. U FOOL THEY ARE NOT PARTS OF ISLAM. islam has two scripts for following. 1) koran (compulsory) is same for all no matter it is shiaa , souna etc, they all follow same Koran. 2) Hadees Prophet Mohammad used several ways to do things, different sects of islam may follow different ways of actions of prophet but have to follow one koran. that is no disparity. But for christians it is different. They are at disparity at the heart of their bible. In the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 jesus was pronounced god “160 VOTING jesus is GOD AND 140 voting jesus is not God”. So the different sects of christianity differ with the teachings of bible. some sects of christians say jesus is God, some don't agree. Some consider idol worship of jesus is ok, some christians don't. Some say old testament is invalid but some say old testament has to be followed.
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+1 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-23 21:54
There is no debating what the Bible says because the Bible is God's Holy Word. The Council of Nicaea or any council for that matter, has no effect on what is in the Bible. If a council got together and decided 2+2=5 they would still be incorrect regardless of how many people voted in favor. I encourage you to read the Bible and decide for yourself about Jesus. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him." He says that He and the Father (God) are ONE! He is saying that He is God! These are the words of Jesus, not some council. There is no disparity here. God said not one jot or tittle - that is the smallest mark like the dot of an "i" - would fall from His words. He has preserved the Bible and I encourage you to read it!
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0 # Aisha 2012-06-26 21:02
Dr, being a Muslim, i apologize on behalf of the Muslims who started a revolution in Ramadan 1945. It was wrong. That was not the teachings of Islam or the prophet. Islam can coexist with any other religion, given the respect on BOTH sides. Islam wasn't spread by sword. At least not in the time of the prophet.

May Allah guide us all :)
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0 # Amira 2012-07-23 18:26
Everyone will be suprised when all from the 12tribes will come together and bow down at Jesus feet. this includes:christ ians, muslims,jews, not strictly being a Chrisitan. Don't get me wrong I am a chrisitan & know jesus as my messaih& saviour,but I also know many will be chosen out of the nations.God judges the heart of the person. We're not saved by being labled a chrisitan,musli m,etc
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-9 # Waqas Ahmed 2012-09-30 18:39
U have spoken enough now listen to me. Ur oldest know bibal was written in Hebrew language ( biblical language). As much I know it is the language of Jewish. U say Quran is in Arabic so it is just for Arabic people but what about bibal was it just for Jewish people then. In the Holy Quran Allah did not just verified his old books and scriptures that he sent on different prophets but Allah says that " Quran is my book and I will protect its authenticity". U read a lot of things in Quran then read this and check whether it is true or a lie.
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-6 # Waqas Ahmed 2012-09-30 18:49
Ok we are terrorist then how do u explain that 1 group of people attack America and the kill millions of people in Iraq and Afghanistan. Surely some of them would b evil but we're millions of people terrorist including women and children.
Religion is nothing to do with it u know. If Ur brothers and sisters get killed in the middle of s fight then would u stay there like a coward or kill or get killed.
What does Islam means, it means religion of peace. So we say b and let us b.
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0 # Abdallah Chol 2013-05-07 19:18
:-) wagas let me tell you something all that you have mentioned in your statement are not going to help you when you stand before God. Here is what going to help you! God is Holy all men are sinners sin separate us from God since the day Adam committed sin in the garden of Eden and the came upon all men until the day of payment. so if you die and your sin are not taking care of thats it. You are going to end up in Hell. Now the good news is Jesus said if u believe that He died for your sin God said you are saved and you cannot come to judgement why? because you believe in Jesus that He pay your debt and the record is clear you are not guilty next case. it go like this, just take God at His word and God cannot liar.
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0 # Jesus is the truth 2012-12-23 20:31
A very insightful post! I'm glad that there are posts like this still around. I guess the world hasn't completely been corrupted by satan yet.. I know for sure this has helped me strengthen my faith with Jesus. I am imperfect so I'm allowed to admit that only though Jesus I can be saved. God is good! I pray for you Muslims to know the true God!... Even though you pray for us Christians and Jews to be cursed.

If you're like me and stumbled across this page, because of curiosity I pray for you! You were lead here to read this! I'm pouring my heart out and just am filled with so much joy that I am blessed to know Jesus Christ. With him, making 'sense' of it all or being right is put all in the form of love. I have all these feelings of love that can only be given to him who has created me! I stray, but The Lord never does. Merry Christmas :)

God bless you all.
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0 # nicholas ben gurion 2014-01-04 16:30
how come religion of peace talking about torture, kill, torture, kill, marry one, two, three, four... HAHAHA.
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0 # Ally Simona 2014-05-14 01:47
Isaiah 30:20-21
Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher, will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.
And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it, " whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
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