The Five Main Differences between the Bible and the Quran (1)
The word of God is the message of the Almighty Creator to mankind.
Man should have a benefit upon reading his Lord's message.
Upon comparing any chapter in Bible versus Quran, one will know clearly that there are big differences between the two books.
The Five Main Differences between the Bible and the Quran are:
1) Where is the Almighty Creator?
2) Where are we?
3) Where is the afterlife?
4) Who are they? And
5) Where are they?
In this article, a comparative study between random chapters (Genesis 10) in the Bible versus a random chapter in the Quran (103) is done.
The Chapter of Genesis 10 is composed of 32 verses and 524 words.
The Chapter 103 in the Quran is composed of 3 verses and 30 words.
So, the Bible is 17 times more than the Quran words wise.
However, we will read both Chapters to see which one is productive meaning wise.
The Bible says that human beings are the children of Noah and his three sons; and it categorizes the Nations into 1) the sons of sons of Japheth, 2)The Hamites and 3) The Semites. This Biblical classification of mankind was the main source of Racism. This classification of mankind into nations and races is not mentioned in the entire Quran.
According to the Bible, the Semites are the top race among the human being.
Apart from the fact that the Arabs are Semite too, however, the expression "Semites" is not found therein in the entire Quran.
The Bible says nothing about us. The Noble Quran says that man is in loss except those who believe, perform righteous deeds, enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience.
The Bible mentions 69 names which are Shem, Ham, Japheth,
Gomer,Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech,Tiras, Ashkenaz, Riphath,Togarmah,Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, Dodanim, Cush, Mizraim, Put, Canaan,Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, Sabteca, Sheba, Dedan, Nimrod, Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, Pathrusim, Casluhim, Caphtorim, Sidon, Heth, Jebusite, Amorite, Girgashite, Hivite, Arkite, Sinite, Arvadite, Zemarite, Hamathite, Eber,Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, Aram. Uz, Hul, Gether, Mash, Shelah,Peleg,Joktan, Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal and Abimael.
None of these Biblical names is mentioned in the entire Quran.
The Bible says that: And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as thou goest toward Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, unto Lasha. The Canaanite and all of these Biblical places and geographical locations are not found in the entire Quran.
Genesis 10 (American Standard Version)
Genesis 10 is composed of 32 verses and 524 words according to the American Standard Version
1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, namely, of Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6 And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.
7 And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan.
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah: wherefore it is said, Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before Jehovah.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11 Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah,
12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim (whence went forth the Philistines), and Caphtorim.
15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first-born, and Heth,
16 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad.
19 And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as thou goest toward Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, unto Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.
21 And unto Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.
22 The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
24 And Arpachshad begat Shelah; and Shelah begat Eber.
25 And unto Eber were born two sons: The name of the one was Peleg. For in his days was the earth divided. And his brother's name was Joktan.
26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
27 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
28 and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.
30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.
31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
Chapter 103 of the Noble Quran
Chapter 103 is composed of 3 verses and 30 words according to Shakir translation.
QARIB: by the time of the afternoon!
SHAKIR: i swear by the time,
PICKTHAL: by the declining day,
YUSUFALI: by (the token of) time (through the ages),
QARIB: surely, the human is in a (state of) loss,
SHAKIR: most surely man is in loss,
PICKTHAL: lo! man is a state of loss,
YUSUFALI: verily man is in loss,
QARIB: except those who believe and do good works and charge one another with the truth and charge one another with patience.
SHAKIR: except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience
PICKTHAL: save those who believe and do good works, and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance.
YUSUFALI: except such as have faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of truth, and of patience and constancy.
The meanings of the verses (1-3)
By Time! (Herein, Allah swears by the time)
Verily the disbelieving man is in a state of loss and torment because of losing his position in Paradise in the afterlife and he will dwell in the Eternal Fire.
except those who believe and perform righteous deeds, they are not in [a state of] loss, and enjoin one another to [follow] the truth, faith, and enjoin one another to patience, in [maintaining] obedience and in refraining from [acts of] disobedience.
This Chapter emphasizes the importance of the time factor and man's work. It also emphasizes the relationship between the truth and patience. Anyone follows the truth must be patient!
Back to my question to the smart and interested reader:
Is the Quran quoted from the Bible?
Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology, Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit, Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt, President of the Egyptian Society of Inventors, Member of the Egyptian union of Writers, Published some 60 Medical Articles, Supervisors for 79 PhD theses, Supervisors for 111 Master Degree theses, Co-Chief Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Lab. Medicine, Honorary President of SPIC-Egypt (The Society of Practitioners of Infection Control – Egypt)