What the Qur'an Says About the Bible - How the Bible and Qur'an Differ
There are many similarities between the Bible and the Qur'an; it has been proven that often the Qur'an respectfully refers to the Bible. However, one key difference between the Bible and the Qur'an is the means of forgiveness. For 1,400 years God laboriously trained the Jews to understand the importance of sacrifice for forgiveness. Even before Moses, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob made sacrifices to God. Heb 9:22 says, "In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness."
After over 1,400 years of preparation, imagine how the Jews felt when the prophet John the Baptist said of Jesus "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29). Hebrews 10:4 says, "because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." As Hebrews 10 points out, man's repeated animal sacrifices were a shadow of God's real sacrifice. They merely covered over the sins until forgiven, once and for all, by the sacrifice God chose. As Isaiah, Jesus, and Jesus' apostles taught, the sacrifice was Jesus Himself.
If you feel unforgiven inside, perhaps it is because you rightly realize that all of the works you could ever do, and all of the prayers you could ever pray, cannot take the place of God forgiving you for your sins toward Him. Only God can do that. God is gracious, compassionate, and merciful, but He must forgive the sins against Him in His way, and not our way. God has provided a way, and every man and women must choose whether to accept God's way or try things on their own way, apart from God. Seek the Lord.
The previous part showed how much the people who read the Qur'an should respect the Bible, commented in brief about what the Qur'an said about people mentioned in the Bible, and what the Qur'an said about the reliability of God's Word, and specifically the Torah in Jesus' time.
The following part goes into exactly what the Bible and the Qur'an say about both godly and ungodly ones mentioned in common, and what evidence we have to back up the claim (of both the Qur'an and the Bible) that God's word cannot be changed.
Sura 6:91 "No just estimate of Allah do they make when they say: 'Nothing doth Allah send down to man (by way of revelation)': say 'Who then sent down the book which Moses brought? - a light and guidance to man;..."
Sura 4:150-151 "Those who deny Allah and his messengers, and wish to separate between Allah and his messengers, Saying: 'We believe in some but reject others': and wish to take a course midway, (151) They are in truth unbelievers;..."
Many might be unfamiliar with the words God sent through His prophets. The Bible, being a longer book, has in general more details on these people. After looking up the Qur'anic verses, you might want to look up the Bible references too.