Comparative Religion Points (Home Page)
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(1) Prohibition of Alcohol:- MANU SMRUTI 9:235, 11:55; RIG VEDA 8:2:12, 8:21:14; //BIBLE: Proverbs 20:1, 23:31; Ephesians 5:18; //QURAN 2:219, 5:93.
(2) Prohibition of Pork:- //BIBLE: Leviticus 11:7-8; Deuteronomy 14:8; //QURAN 2:173, 5:4, 6:145, 16:115.
(3) Prohibition of Usury (Interest on Money/Loan/Credit):- MANU SMRUTI 11:62, 8:152; //BIBLE: Leviticus 25:36-37; Ezekiel 18:13, 22:12; Psalms 15:5; //QURAN 2:275, 3:130.
(4) Permission for Non-Vegetarian Food / Animal Sacrifice:- RAMAYANA 2:20:29, 2:20:17-18, 1:14:30-33; MANU SMRUTI: 5:30, 39; MAHABHARATA 13:88; //BIBLE: Deuteronomy 14:4-6, 14:11; Leviticus 11:3; //QURAN 5:2, 6:142, 16:5, 23:21.
(5) Permission for Multiple Spouses (Wives/Husbands):- RAMAYANA 2:8:12, Dasaratha; MAHABHARATA: Draupadi, Krishna; //BIBLE: 3Kings 11:3; 2Kings (2Samuel) 5:13; 2Chronicles 11:21; Exodus 21:10; Deuteronomy 21:15; //QURAN 4:3.
(6) Veil/Head Scarf/Modesty:- RIG VEDA: 8:33:19; //BIBLE: 1st Corinthians 11:5; //QURAN 24:30-31, 33:59.
(7) Oneness of God & Prohibition of Idol Worship:- YAJUR VEDA 32:3, 40:8-9; RIG VEDA 1:164:46, 6:45:16; UPANISHAD: Khandogya: 6:2:1, Shwetashvatara 6:9, 4:20; GEETA: 7:20, 10:3; BRAHMA SUTRA; //BIBLE: Leviticus 26:1; Exodus 20:4; //QURAN 2:163, 2:255, 4:171, 7:191, 16:20, 25:3, 112:1-4.
(8) Prophet Muhammad's Description:- BHAVISHYA PURANA: Prati Sarag: Parv III: Khand 3: Aday 3: Shloka 5-8, 10-27; SAMA VEDA: Book II: Hymn 6: Verse 8; //BIBLE: Deuteronomy 18:18; John 14:16; 1John 4:1-3 //QURAN 3:144, 47:2, 48:29, 61:6.
(9) Fighting/Struggling (Jihaad) for Truth:- GEETA 2:32, 2:37, 11:34; RIG VEDA: 1:132:4; //BIBLE: Numbers 25:17, Luke 19:27, Deuteronomy 2:33-34; //Quran 4:135.
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In today’s world, there have been many a misunderstandings regarding the beliefs and customs of Muslims. Although we live in a society, wherein we interact with our friends of different religions, we are not learned enough to clarify the misconceptions about Islam. And in India, most of the times, our friends are Hindus, Christians, and Muslims. Sometimes, we argue over simple things about our beliefs, but we are least aware what our different religions talk about those things. An example can be a question as: “Why do Muslims not take loans from banks?” So, a simple answer is that: “A Muslim is not allowed to take or give interest (usury)”. But this same is applicable to others too, especially to Hindus and Christians, as it is prohibited in their respective books to deal with interest from money (usury). This prohibition can be referred as follows in their respective texts:
Manu Smriti: 11:62: Defiling a damsel, usury, breaking a vow, selling a tank, a garden, one's wife, or child
Manu Smriti: 8:152: Stipulated interest beyond the legal rate, being against (the law), cannot be recovered; they call that a usurious way (of lending); (the lender) is (in no case) entitled to (more than) five in the hundred.
BIBLE: Leviticus 25:36-37: Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
BIBLE: Ezekiel 18:8: He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
BIBLE: Psalms 15:5: He that putteth not out his money to
usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Thus, there are several other matters over which we argue. So, a simple quote and reference from a proper source would end our argument, as most religions say similar things about goodness. And with this clarification, we can share our knowledge to make peace. Apart from the similarities, there are several other misunderstood facts, which are not part of Islam at all, but are prescribed by other religions.
The points above just give the references in terms of numbers, etc, and do not give the full quotes (the details are given later in this post) from the verses. So, this way all these points have become a very small paragraph. Hence this compactness can be utilized by copying this whole paragraph, and keeping it as an SMS into your cell-phone. Nowadays, we have facilities in which we can copy the SMS from PC to our mobile-phones, either thru Bluetooth devices, or thru any Internet Messenger-software. In case if the text is too many characters, then this SMS can be copied into pieces. And once done, then on, whenever we are into any argument or any clarification, these points can be referred from our mobile within seconds.
In fact, there are lot more things that can be put here, but these points should be enough to clarify the things to a certain extent.
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. For verses of the Quran, English translation of Abdullah Yusuf Ali is referred.
. For Biblical verses, King James Version (KJV) Bible is referred.
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Last Updated on 18/Sept/2013. Added another reference in point-4, about the horse slaughter in Ashwamedha/Aswamedha/Asvamedha/Ashvamedha Yagna/Yajna in Hinduism mentioned in Ramayana.
Updated on 25/June/2013. Added another point about fighting/struggling for truth/justice, called jihaad in Islam; and this recommendation in other religions also. Insha-allaah, may be some more points need to be added in this.
Updated on 25/Dec/2012. Updated another reference to Prophet Muhammad in the Bible.
Updated on 1/Feb/2012. Updated a video-link about Halaal way of slaughtering animals, which pacifies an animal.
Updated on 3/Sep/2011. Divided the explanation of the points into different posts. And changed the layout, template, etc.
Updated on 2/Feb/2011. Changed the counter from Unique-counts to Total-counts.
Updated on 16/Sep/2010. Added point number 5 with verses. Updated Biblical verses in point number 4.
Updated on 14/Sep/2010: Updated verses for point number 4.
Updates: Added new scanned copies of the book 'Mohammad in World Scriptures'.
Insha-Allah, soon I shall be adding my comments also to all the points so as to give more clear explanation for the verses documented here.