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Abraham, Qur'an and Bible

Old Testament: "I will make of you [ Abraham] a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. In you will all of the families of the earth be blessed."[Genesis;12:2-3] New Testament: Jesus said: “If you were Abraham's children, you would do what Abraham did.” (Gospel of Jhon; 8:39 ).  “.. I serve the God of our fathers, believing all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the prophets; having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust .”[Paul; Acts;24:14-15 ] “For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve,”[Acts;27:23] The Last Testament: Qur'an: “Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright man who had surrendered (to God), and he was not of the idolaters. Lo! those of mank

Qur'an & Bible on Faith, Works & Reward;

New Testament: “But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath, revelation, and of the righteous judgment of God; who "will pay back to everyone according to their works:" to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruptibility, eternal life; but to those who are self-seeking, and don't obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, will be wrath and indignation, oppression and anguish, on every soul of man who works evil , on the Jew first, and also on the Greek. But glory and honor and peace to every man who works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God. .”[Romans;2:5-11] Faith, Works & Reward; Qur’an: “Lo! this Qur’an guides unto that which is straightest, and gives tidings unto the believers who do good works that theirs will be a great reward.” [Qur’an;17:9] “Those are they who disbelieve in the revelations of their Lord and

Bible & Qur’an on Good & Evil Deeds:

Old Testament: “Depart from evil, and do good; Live securely forever.”[Psalms;37:27].“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, And light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, And sweet for bitter!” [Isaiah; 5:20 ] .“Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor, And good understanding in the sight of God and man.”[Proverbs;3:3-4] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New Testament: “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good”. [Romans;12:9].“Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good”.[Romans; 12:21 ]. “Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men”.[Romans; 12:17 ]   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Qur’an: “Good deeds drive away evil deeds”[Qur’an;11:114]. “You are the best nation which has ever been raised for the guidance of mankind. You enjoin good, forbid evil , and believe in Go

Bible and Qur’an -Obedience to Rulers conditional with Obedience of God:

The obedience to authority/ruler is also conditional to the obedience to the ultimate, supreme authority, The God, Who says: "O ye who believe! obey God and obey the Apostle and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves refer it to God and His Apostle if ye do believe in God and the Last Day: that is best and most suitable for final determination."(Qur'an: 4:59 ) Rulers are charged with authority or responsibility or decision, or the settlement of affairs. All ultimate authority rests in Allah. Prophets of Allah derive their authority from Him. As Islam makes no sharp division between sacred and secular affairs, it expects governments to be imbued with righteousness. Likewise Islam expects Muslims to respect the authority of such government for otherwise there can be no order or discipline. Obedience of parents irrespective of their faith is obligatory however if they try to go against worship of God, they are not to be obeyed: