OneWords of God from the holy books ofboth Islam and Christianity.What Bible and Qur’an say about:One GodPeaceJusticeLoveFamily, relatives, neighboursSanctity of lifeCompassionForgivenessHelping OtherHopeOne GodBible: (Isaiah, 43:11-13)I, I AM THE LORD; there is no saviour but me. It is I who declared, who saved, who announced, not some strange god among you; You are my witnesses – oracle of the Lord. I am God, yes, from eternity I am he; There is none who can deliver from my hand: I act and who can cancel it? Qur'an: (The Opening, 1:2-5)ALL PRAISE IS DUE TO GOD ALONE, the Sustainer of all the worlds, The Most Gracious, the Dispenser of Grace, Lord of the Day of Judgment! Thee alone do we worship; and unto Thee alone do we turn for aid. Bible (Isaiah, 46:8-9)Remember this and be firm, take it to heart, you rebels; remember the former things, those long ago: I AM GOD, THERE IS NO OTHER; I am God, there is none like me. Qur'an (The Heifer, 2:163)And your God is the ONE GOD: there is no deity save Him, the Most Gracious, the Dispenser of Grace. Bible: (Revelation, 1:8)“I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God,” the ONE WHO IS AND WHO WAS AND WHO IS TO COME, the almighty. Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:255);GOD - THERE IS NO DEITY SAVE HIM, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsistent Fount of All Being. Bible: (Deuteronomy, 32:39)See now that I, I alone, am he, and there is no god besides ME. It is I who bring both death and life. I who inflict wounds and heal them, and from my hand no one can deliver.Qur'an: (The Purity of Faith, 112:1-4)Say: "He is the ONE GOD: "God the Eternal, the Uncaused Cause of All Being. "He begets not, and neither is He begotten; "and there is nothing that could be compared with Him. Bible: (James, 2:18-20)Indeed someone may say, “You have faith and I have works.” Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works. You believe that GOD IS ONE. You do well. Even the demons believe that and tremble. Do you want proof, you ignoramus, that faith without works is useless?Qur'an: (Clearly Spelled Out, 41:6)Say thou, [O Prophet:] "I am but a mortal like you. It has been revealed to me that YOUR GOD IS THE ONE GOD: go, then, straight towards Him and seek His forgiveness!" Bible: (2 Samuel, 7:22)Therefore, great are you, LORD GOD! There is no one like you, NO GOD BUT YOU, as we have always heard. Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:133);Nay, but you [yourselves, O children of Israel,] bear witness that when death was approaching Jacob, he said unto his sons: "Whom will you worship after I am gone?" They answered: "We will worship thy God, the God of thy forefathers Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, THE ONE GOD; and unto Him we surrender ourselves.'' Bible: (Ephesians, 4:6)ONE GOD and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Qur'an: (Joseph, 12:39);"O my companions in imprisonment! Which is more reasonable: [belief in the existence of numerous divine] lords, each of them different from the other - or [in] THE ONE GOD, who holds absolute sway over all that exists? Bible: (Psalm, 83:19)Let them know that your name is LORD, you alone are the Most High over all the earth. Qur'an: (The Family of 'Imran, 3:18)God [Himself] proffers evidence - and [so do] the angels and all who are endowed with knowledge - that there is no deity save Him, the Upholder of Equity: THERE IS NO DEITY SAVE HIM, the Almighty, the Truly Wise. Bible: (Galatians, 4:8)At a time when you did not know GOD, you became slaves to things that by nature are not gods; Qur'an: (The Mustering, 59:22-24)God is He save whom there is no deity: the Sovereign Supreme, the Holy, THE ONE with whom all salvation rests, the Giver of Faith, the One who determines what is true and false, the Almighty, THE ONE who subdues wrong and restores right, THE ONE to whom all greatness belongs! Bible: (Psalm, 86:9-12)All the nations you have made shall come to bow before you, Lord, and give honour to your name. For you are great and do wondrous deeds; AND YOU ALONE ARE GOD. Teach me, Lord, your way that I may walk in your truth, single-hearted and revering your name. I will praise you with all my heart, glorify your name forever, Lord my God.Qur'an: (Sad, 38:65-66)Say [O Muhammad]: “I am only a warner; and there is no deity whatever save God, THE ONE, who holds absolute sway over all that exists, the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the Almighty, the All-Forgiving!” PeaceBible: (Matthew, 5:9)BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, for they will be called children of God.Qur'an: (The Criterion, 25:63)FOR, [TRUE] SERVANTS OF THE MOST GRACIOUS are [only] they who walk gently on earth, and who, whenever the foolish address them, reply with [words of] PEACE! Bible: (Luke, 10:5-6)Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘PEACE to this household.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your PEACE will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Qur'an: (The Spoils of War, 8:61);But if they incline to PEACE, incline thou to it as well, and place thy trust in God: verily, He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing! Bible: (Psalm, 28:3)To you, Lord, I call; my Rock, do not be deaf to me, do not be silent toward me, so that I join those who go down to the pit. Hear the sound of my pleading when I cry to you for help when I lift up my hands toward your holy place. Do not drag me off with the wicked, with those who do wrong, who speak PEACE to their neighbours though evil is in their hearts. Qur'an: (The Women, 4:86)But when you are greeted with a greeting [of PEACE], answer with an even better greeting, or [at least] with the like thereof. Verily, God keeps count indeed of all things.Bible: (Luke, 2:14)“Glory to God in the highest and on earth PEACE to those on whom his favour rests.”Qur'an: (Consultation, 26:40)Whoever pardons [his foe] and makes PEACE, his reward rests with God - for, verily, He does not love evildoers! Bible: (James, 3:13-18)Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. Wisdom of this kind does not come down from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in PEACE for those who cultivate PEACE.Qur'an: (Jonah, 10:25-26)And [know that] God invites [man] unto the abode of PEACE, and guides him that wills [to be guided] onto a straight way. Bible: (John, 14:27)PEACE I leave with you; my PEACE I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.Qur'an: (The Chambers, 49:10)All believers are but brethren. Hence, [whenever they are at odds,] make PEACE between your two brethren, and remain conscious of God, so that you might be graced with His mercy. Bible: (John, 16:33)I have told you this so that you might have PEACE in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.Qur'an: (The Winds That Scatter, 51: 24-25)And has the story of Abraham’s honoured guests ever come within thy ken? When those [heavenly messengers] came unto him and bade him PEACE, he answered, “[And upon you be] PEACE!” - [saying to himself,] “They are strangers.” Bible: (2 Corinthians, 13:11)Finally, brothers, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in PEACE, and the God of love and PEACE will be with you.Qur'an: (The Women, 4:128)And if a woman has reason to fear ill-treatment from her husband, or that he might turn away from her, it shall not be wrong for the two to set things peacefully to rights between themselves: for PEACE is best, and selfishness is ever-present in human souls. Bible: (Isaiah, 26:3)With firm purpose you maintain PEACE; in PEACE, because of our trust in you.Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:224).And do not allow your oaths in the name of God to become an obstacle to virtue and Godconsciousness and the promotion of PEACE between men: for God is all-hearing, all-knowing. Bible: (Proverbs, 16:7-9)When the Lord is pleased with someone’s ways, he makes even enemies be at PEACE with them. Better a little with justice, than a large income with injustice. The human heart plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.Qur'an: (Mary, 19:35)"Hence, PEACE was upon me on the day when I was born, and [will be upon me] on the day of my death, and on the day when I shall be raised to life [again]!" Such was, in the words of truth, Jesus the son of Mary, about whose nature they so deeply disagree. JusticeBible: (Isaiah, 61:8-9)FOR I, THE LORD, LOVE JUSTICE, I hate robbery and wrongdoing; I will faithfully give them their recompense, an everlasting covenant I will make with them. Their offspring shall be renowned among the nations, and their descendants in the midst of the peoples; All who see them shall acknowledge them: “They are offspring the Lord has blessed.”Qur'an: (The Bee, 16:90)BEHOLD, GOD ENJOINS JUSTICE, and the doing of good, and generosity towards [one's] fellowmen; and He forbids all that is shameful and all that runs counter to reason, as well as envy; [and] He exhorts you [repeatedly] so that you might bear [all this] in mind. Bible: (Psalm, 82:3)Defend the lowly and fatherless; render JUSTICE to the afflicted and needy.Qur'an: (The Repast, 5:8)Never let hatred of anyone lead you into the sin of deviating from JUSTICE. Be JUST: this is closest to being God-conscious. And remain conscious of God: verily, God is aware of all that you do. Bible: (Job, 36:7)He establishes the right of the poor; he does not divert his eyes from the JUST.Qur'an: (Forgiver, 40:20)And God will judge in accordance with truth and JUSTICE, whereas those [beings] whom they invoke beside Him cannot judge at all: for, verily, God alone is all-hearing, all-seeing. Bible: (Proverbs, 21:15)When JUSTICE is done it is a joy for the just, downfall for evildoers.Qur'an: (The Women, 58);Behold, God bids you to deliver all that you have been entrusted with unto those who are entitled thereto, and whenever you judge between people, to judge with JUSTICE. Verily, most excellent is what God exhorts you to do: verily, God is all-hearing, all-seeing! Bible: (Ecclesiastes, 3:17)I said in my heart, both the JUST and the wicked God will judge, since a time is set for every affair and for every work.Qur'an: (The Chambers, 49:9)Make peace between them with JUSTICE, and deal equitably (with them]: for verily, God loves those who act equitably! Bible: (Job, 34: 4)Let us choose WHAT IS RIGHT; let us determine among ourselves what is good. Qur'an: (Sheba, 34: 26)Say: "Our Sustainer will bring us all together [on Judgment Day], and then He will lay open the truth between us, in JUSTICE - for He alone is the One who opens all truth, the All-Knowing!" Bible: (Proverbs, 29:4-8)By JUSTICE a king builds up the land; but one who raises taxes tears it down. Those who speak flattery to their neighbour cast a net at their feet. The sin of the wicked is a trap, but the JUST run along joyfully. The JUST care for the cause of the poor; the wicked do not understand such care. Scoffers enflame the city, but the wise calm the fury.Qur'an: (Clearly Spelled Out, 41:46)Whoever does what is JUST and right, does so for his own good; and whoever does evil, does so to his own hurt: and never does God do the least wrong to His creatures. Bible: (Isaiah, 1:16-18)Wash yourselves clean! Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make JUSTICE your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow. Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord: Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, they may become white as wool.Qur'an: (That Which Examines, 60:8)As for such [of the unbelievers] as do not fight against you on account of [your] faith, and neither drive you forth from your homelands, God does not forbid you to show them kindness and to behave towards them with FULL EQUITY: for, verily, God loves those who ACT EQUITABLY. Bible: (1 Corinthians, 10: 23-24)“Everything is lawful,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is lawful,” but not everything builds up. NO ONE SHOULD SEEK HIS OWN ADVANTAGE, but that of his neighbour.Qur'an: (Crowds, 39:69-70)And the earth will shine bright with her Sustainer's light. And the record [of everyone's deeds] will be laid bare, and all the prophets will be brought forward, and all [other] witnesses; and judgment will be passed on them all in JUSTICE. And they will not be wronged, human being will be repaid in full for whatever [good or evil] he has done: and He is fully aware of all that they do. Bible: (Proverbs, 22: 22-23)DO NOT ROB THE POOR because they are poor, nor crush the needy at the gate; For the Lord will defend their cause, and will plunder those who plunder them.Qur'an: (The Women, 4:135)Do not, then, follow your own desires, lest you swerve from JUSTICE: for if you distort [the truth], behold, God is indeed aware of all that you do! LoveBible: (1 John, 4:7-8)BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER, because LOVE is of God; everyone who LOVES is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without LOVE does not know God, for God is LOVE.Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:222)VERILY, GOD LOVES those who turn unto Him in repentance and He LOVES those who keep themselves pure. Bible: (1 John, 3:11)For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should LOVE one another. Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:195)And spend [freely] in God's cause, and let not your own hands throw you into destruction; and persevere in doing good: behold, God LOVES the doers of good. Bible: (Mark, 12:30-33)You shall LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall LOVE your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’ And ‘to LOVE him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to LOVE your neighbour as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”Qur'an: (The Family of 'Imran, 3:31)Say [O Prophet]: "If you LOVE God, follow me, [and] God will LOVE you and forgive you your sins; for God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace." Bible: (John, 13:34-35)I give you a new commandment: LOVE one another. As I have LOVED you, so you also should LOVE one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have LOVE for one another.Qur'an: (The Prophet Hud, 11:90)Hence, ask your Sustainer to forgive you your sins, and then turn towards Him in repentance - for, verily, my Sustainer is a dispenser of grace, a fount of LOVE!Bible: (Romans, 12:9-18)Let LOVE be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; LOVE one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honour. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality. Bless those who persecute [you], bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be wise in your own estimation. Do not repay anyone evil for evil; be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, on your part, live at peace with all. Qur'an: (The Family of 'Imran, 3:159);And it was by God's grace that thou [O Prophet] didst deal gently with thy followers: for if thou hadst been harsh and hard of heart, they would indeed have broken away from thee. Pardon them, then, and pray that they be forgiven. And take counsel with them in all matters of public concern; then, when thou hast decided upon a course of action, place thy trust in God: for, verily, God LOVES those who place their trust in Him. Bible: (1 Peter, 4:8-10)Above all, let your LOVE for one another be intense, because LOVE covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.Qur'an: (Ta Ha, 20:25-39)Said [Moses]: "O my Sustainer! Open up my heart [to Thy light], and make my task easy for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue so that they might fully understand my speech, and appoint for me, out of my kinsfolk, one who will help me to bear my burden: Aaron, my brother. Add Thou through him to my strength, and let him share my task, so that [together] we might abundantly extol Thy limitless glory and remember Thee without cease!" Verily, Thou seest all that is within us!" Said He: "Thou art granted all that thou hast asked for, O Moses! "And, indeed, We bestowed Our favour upon thee at a time long since past, when We inspired thy mother with this inspiration: ''Place him in a chest and throw it into the river, and thereupon the river will cast him ashore, [and] one who is an enemy unto Me and an enemy unto him will adopt him." "And [thus early] I spread Mine Own LOVE over thee - and [this] in order that thou might be formed under Mine eye. Bible: (Romans, 13:8-9)Owe nothing to anyone, except to LOVE one another; for the one who LOVES another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this saying, [namely] “You shall LOVE your neighbour as yourself.”Qur'an: (The Romans, 30:21-22)And among His wonders is this: He creates for you mates out of your own kind, so that you might incline towards them, and He engenders LOVE and tenderness between you: in this, behold, there are messages indeed for people who think! Bible: (John, 15:12-14)This is my commandment: LOVE one another as I LOVE you. No one has greater LOVE than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.Qur'an: (The Opening-Up of the Heart, 94:7-8)Hence, when thou art freed [from distress], remain steadfast, and unto thy Sustainer turn with LOVE.Bible: (Romans, 13:10)LOVE does no harm to a neighbour. Therefore LOVE is the fulfilment of the law.Qur'an: (The Family of 'Imran, 3:76)Nay, but [God is aware of] those who keep their bond with Him, and are conscious of Him: and, verily, God LOVES those who are conscious of Him. Bible: (1 Corinthians, 13:1-8) If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have LOVE, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have LOVE, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have LOVE, I gain nothing. LOVE is patient, LOVE is kind. It is not jealous, [LOVE] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. LOVE never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.Qur'an: (The Women, 4:125)And who could be of better faith than he who surrenders his whole being unto God and is a doer of good withal, and follows the creed of Abraham, who turned away from all that is false - seeing that God exalted Abraham with His LOVE? Family, relatives, neighbours Bible: (Exodus, 20:12)HONOUR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER, that you may have a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.Qur'an: (The Women, 4:36);AND DO GOOD UNTO YOUR PARENTS, and NEAR OF KIN, and unto ORPHANS, and the NEEDY, and the NEIGHBOUR from among your own people, and the NEIGHBOUR who is a stranger, and the FRIEND by your side, and the WAYFARER, and those whom you rightfully possess. Bible: (Sirach, 25: 1-2)With three things i am delighted, for they are pleasing to the Lord and to human beings: Harmony among RELATIVES, friendship among NEIGHBOURS, and a WIFE and a HUSBAND living happily together.Qur'an: (The Night Journey, 17:23-24)For thy Sustainer has ordained that you shall worship none but Him. And do good unto [thy] PARENTS. Should one of them, or both, attain to old age in thy care, never say "Ugh" to them or scold them, but [always] speak unto them with reverent speech, and spread over them humbly the wings of thy tenderness, and say: "O my Sustainer! Bestow Thy grace upon them, even as they cherished and reared me when I was a child!" Bible: (Sirach, 13:15)Every living thing loves its own kind, and we all love SOMEONE LIKE OURSELVES.Qur'an: (The Repast, 5:82)And thou wilt surely find that, of all people, they who say, "Behold, we are CHRISTIANS," come closest to feeling affection for those who believe [in this divine writ]: this is so because there are priests and monks among them, and because these are not given to arrogance. Bible: (Exodus, 20:16-17)You shall not bear false witness against your NEIGHBOUR. You shall not covet your NEIGHBOUR'S house. You shall not covet your NEIGHBOUR'S wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your NEIGHBOUR.Qur'an: (The Women, 4:1)O mankind! Be conscious of your Sustainer, who has created you out of one living entity, and out of it created its mate, and out of the two spread abroad a multitude of men and women. And remain conscious of God, in whose name you demand [your rights] from one another, and of these ties of KINSHIP. Verily, God is ever watchful over you! Bible: (Sirach, 5:12-15)If you can, answer your NEIGHBOUR; if not, place your hand over your mouth! Honor and dishonor through speaking! The tongue can be your downfall. Do not be called double-tongued; and with your tongue do not slander a NEIGHBOUR. For shame has been created for the thief, and sore disgrace for the double-tongued. In little or in much, do not act corruptly;Qur'an(The Heifer, 2:83)And lo! We accepted this solemn pledge from [you,] 'the children of Israel: "You shall worship none but God; and you shall do good unto your PARENTS and KINSFOLK, and the ORPHANS, and the POOR; and you shall speak unto all people in a kindly way; and you shall be constant in prayer; and you shall spend in charity.” Bible: (Proverbs, 3: 28-30)Do not withhold any goods from the owner when it is in your power to act. Say not to your NEIGHBOUR, “Go, come back tomorrow, and I will give it to you,” when all the while you have it. Do not plot evil against your NEIGHBOURS, when they live at peace with you.Qur'an: (The Bee, 16:90)Behold, God enjoins justice, and the doing of good, and generosity towards [one's] FELLOW-MEN; and He forbids all that is shameful and all that runs counter to reason, as well as envy. Bible: (Galatians, 5:13-15)For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, “You shall love your NEIGHBOUR as yourself.” But if you go on biting and devouring one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.Qur'an: (The Night Journey, 17:27)And give his due to the NEAR OF KIN, as well as to the NEEDY and the WAYFARER, but do not squander [thy substance] senselessly. Bible: (Hebrews, 13:1-3)Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. Be mindful of PRISONERS as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ILL-TREATED as of yourselves, for you also are in the body.Qur'an: (Noah, 71:28)"O my Sustainer! Grant Thy forgiveness unto me and unto my PARENTS, and unto EVERYONE who enters my house as a believer, and unto all believing men and believing women [of later times]; and grant Thou that the doers of evil shall increasingly meet with destruction!" Bible: (Proverbs, 6:20-22)Observe, my son, your FATHER’S command, and do not reject your MOTHER’S teaching. Keep them fastened over your heart always, tie them around your neck. When you lie down they will watch over you, when you wake, they will share your concerns; wherever you turn, they will guide you.Qur'an: (Winding Sand-tracts, 46:15);NOW [among the best of the deeds which] We have enjoined upon man is goodness towards his PARENTS. In pain did his MOTHER bear him, and in pain did she give him birth; and her bearing him and his utter dependence on her took thirty months. And so, when he attains to full maturity and reaches forty years, he [that is righteous] prays: "O my Sustainer! Inspire me so that I may forever be grateful for those blessings of Thine with which Thou hast graced me and my PARENTS, and that I may do what is right [in a manner] that will meet with Thy goodly acceptance; and grant me righteousness in my OFFSPRING [as well]. Verily, unto Thee have I turned in repentance: for, verily, I am of those who have surrendered themselves unto Thee!" Bible: (Leviticus, 19:12-16)You shall not swear falsely by my name, thus profaning the name of your God. I am the Lord. You shall not exploit your NEIGHBOUR. You shall not commit robbery. You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your labourer. You shall not insult the deaf, or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but you shall fear your God. I am the Lord. You shall not act dishonestly in rendering judgment. Show neither partiality to the weak nor deference to the mighty, but judge your NEIGHBOUR justly. You shall not go about spreading slander among your people; nor shall you stand by idly when your NEIGHBOUR'S life is at stake. I am the Lord.Qur'an: (Mary, 19:12-14) [And when the SON was born and grew up, he was told,] "O John! Hold fast unto the divine writ with [all thy] strength!" - for We granted him wisdom while he was yet a little boy, as well as, by Our grace, [the gift of] compassion and purity; and he was [always] conscious of Us and full of piety towards his PARENTS; and never was he haughty or rebellious. Sanctity of lifeBible: (Exodus 20:13)YOU SHALL NOT MURDER. Qur'an: (The Night Journey, 17:33)AND DO NOT TAKE ANY HUMAN BEING'S LIFE - [the life] which God has willed to be, sacred! Bible: (Acts, 17:24-27)The God who made the world and all that is in it, the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in sanctuaries made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands because he needs anything. Rather IT IS HE WHO GIVES TO EVERYONE LIFE AND BREATH AND EVERYTHING. He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us.Qur'an: (The Pilgrimage, 22:66)It is He who GAVE YOU LIFE, and then will cause you to die, and then will bring you back to life. Bible: (Genesis, 1:27-30)GOD CREATED MANKIND in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth. God also said: See, I give you every seed-bearing plant on all the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; and to all the wild animals, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the earth, I give all the green plants for food. And so it happened.Qur'an: (Sad, 38:71-72) [For,] thy Sustainer said unto the angels: "Behold, I am about to create a human being out of clay; and when I have formed him fully and breathed into him of MY SPIRIT, fall you down before him in prostration!" Bible: (Psalm, 121:7-8)The Lord will GUARD you from all evil; he will GUARD YOUR SOUL. The Lord will GUARD your coming and going both now and forever.Qur'an: (The Repast, 5:32)Because of this did We ordain unto the children of Israel that if anyone slays a human being-unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth-it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone SAVES A LIFE, it shall be as though he had SAVED THE LIVES of all mankind.Bible: (Job, 12:10)IN HIS HAND IS THE SOUL OF EVERY LIVING THING, and the life breath of all mortal flesh.Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:138) [Say: "OUR LIFE takes its] HUE FROM GOD! And who could give a better hue [to life] than God, if we but truly worship Him?" Bible: (Job, 10:10-12)Did you not pour me out like milk, and thicken me like cheese? With skin and flesh you clothed me, with bones and sinews knit me together. LIFE AND LOVE YOU GRANTED ME, and your providence has preserved my spirit.Qur'an: (The Cattle, 6:151)Say: "Come, let me convey unto you what God has [really] forbidden to you: "Do not ascribe divinity, in any way, to aught beside Him; and [do not offend against but, rather,] do good unto your parents; and DO NOT KILL YOUR CHILDREN for fear of poverty - [for] it is We who shall provide sustenance for you as well as for them; and do not commit any shameful deeds, be they open or secret; and DO NOT TAKE ANY HUMAN BEING'S LIFE -[the life] which God has declared to be SACRED! Bible(Psalm, 127:3-4)Certainly SONS ARE A GIFT FROM THE LORD, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth. Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:28)How can you refuse to acknowledge God, seeing that you were lifeless and HE GAVE YOU LIFE, and that He will cause you to die and then will bring you again to life, whereupon unto Him you will be brought back? Bible: (Psalm, 119:73-80)YOUR HANDS MADE ME AND FASHIONED ME; give me understanding to learn your commandments. Those who fear you rejoice to see me, because I hope in your word. I know, Lord, that your judgments are righteous; though you afflict me, you are faithful. May your mercy comfort me in accord with your promise to your servant. Show me compassion that I may live, for your law is my delight. Shame the proud for leading me astray with falsehood, that I may study your testimonies. Let those who fear you turn to me, those who acknowledge your testimonies. May I be wholehearted toward your statutes, that I may not be put to shame.Qur'an: (The Pilgrimage, 22:65-66)Verily, God is most compassionate towards men, a dispenser of grace - seeing that it is HE WHO GAVE YOU LIFE, and then will cause you to die, and then will bring you back to life: [but,] verily, bereft of all gratitude is man! Bible: (Proverbs, 31:8-9)Open your mouth in behalf of the mute, and for the rights of the destitute; pen your mouth, JUDGE JUSTLY, defend the needy and the poor!Qur'an: (The Women, 4:29)O You who have attained to faith! Do not devour one another's possessions wrongfully - not even by way of trade based on mutual agreement - and DO NOT DESTROY ONE ANOTHER: for, behold, God is indeed a dispenser of grace unto you! Bible: (Isaiah, 49:15-16)Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. See, upon the palms of my hands I HAVE ENGRAVED YOU; your walls are ever before me.Qur'an: (The Chambers, 49:13)O men! Behold, WE HAVE CREATED YOU all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware. CompassionBible: (Luke, 6:36-38)BE MERCIFUL, just as [also] your Father is merciful. “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. FORGIVE and you will be FORGIVEN. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you. Qur'an: (The Opening, 1:1-3)IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MOST GRACIOUS, THE DISPENSER OF GRACE: All praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds, The MOST GRACIOUS, the DISPENSER OF GRACE! Bible: (1 Peter, 3:8-11) Finally, all of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, COMPASSIONATE, humble. Do not return evil for evil, or insult for insult; but, on the contrary, a blessing, because to this you were called, that you might inherit a blessing. For: “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep the tongue from evil and the lips from speaking deceit, must turn from evil and do good, seek peace and follow after it.Qur'an: (The Pilgrimage, 22:65)Verily, God is MOST COMPASSIONATE towards men, a DISPENSER OF GRACE! Bible: (Jonah, 4:2)I knew that you are a GRACIOUS and MERCIFUL God, slow to anger, abounding in KINDNESS, repenting of punishment. Qur'an: (The Faculty of Discernment, 7:156) [God] answered: "With My chastisement do I afflict whom I will - but MY GRACE overspreads everything! Bible: (Zechariah, 7:9-10)Thus says the Lord of hosts: Judge with true justice, and show KINDNESS and COMPASSION toward each other. Do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the resident alien or the poor; do not plot evil against one another in your hearts. Qur'an: (The Prophets, 21:107)And [thus, O Prophet,] We have sent thee as [an evidence of Our] GRACE towards all the worlds. Bible(Luke, 22:27)For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the ONE WHO SERVES. Qur'an: (The City, 90:12-17)And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road? [It is] the freeing of one's neck [from the burden of sin], or the feeding, upon a day of [one's own] hunger, of an orphan near of kin, or of a needy [stranger] lying in the dust – and being, withal, of those who have attained to faith, and who enjoin upon one another patience in adversity, and enjoin upon one another COMPASSION. Bible: (2 Timothy, 2:25)Correcting opponents with KINDNESS. It may be that God will grant them repentance that leads to knowledge of the truth. Qur'an: (The Cattle, 6:12)Say: "Unto whom belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth?" Say: "Unto God, who has willed upon Himself the law of GRACE and MERCY. Bible: (Psalm, 145:8-9)The Lord is GRACIOUS and MERCIFUL, slow to anger and abounding in MERCY. The Lord is good to all, COMPASSIONATE toward all your works. Qur'an: (The Repentance, 9:128)Indeed, there has come unto you [O mankind] an Apostle from among yourselves: heavily weighs -upon him [the thought] that you might suffer [in the life to come]; FULL OF CONCERN for you [is he, and] FULL OF COMPASSION and MERCY towards the believers.Bible: (Colossians, 3:12-13) Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt COMPASSION, KINDNESS, HUMILITY, GENTLENESS, and PATIENCE, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:143)But God will surely not lose sight of your faith - for, behold, God is MOST COMPASSIONATE towards man, a DISPENSER OF GRACE. Bible: (Lamentations, 3:31-33)For the Lord does not reject forever; Though he brings grief, he takes pity, according to the abundance of HIS MERCY; He does not willingly afflict or bring grief to human beings.Qur'an: (Iron, 57:27)And thereupon We caused [other of] Our apostles to follow in their footsteps; and [in the course of time] We caused them to be followed by Jesus, the son of Mary, upon whom We bestowed the Gospel; and in the hearts of those who [truly] followed him We engendered COMPASSION and MERCY. Bible: (Psalm, 119:75-80)I know, Lord, that your judgments are righteous; though you afflict me, you are faithful. May your MERCY comfort me in accord with your promise to your servant. Show me COMPASSION that I may live, for your law is my delight. Shame the proud for leading me astray with falsehood, that I may study your testimonies. Let those who fear you turn to me, those who acknowledge your testimonies. May I be wholehearted toward your statutes, that I may not be put to shame.Qur'an: (The Light, 24:20)And were it not for God’s favour upon you and His GRACE, and that God is COMPASSIONATE, a DISPENSER OF GRACE! ForgivenessBible(Luke, 6:38)FORGIVE AND YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN. Qur'an: (Crowds, 39:53)BEHOLD, GOD FORGIVES ALL SINS - for, verily, He alone is MUCH-FORGIVING, a dispenser of grace! Bible: (Mark, 11:25)When you stand to pray, FORGIVE anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn FORGIVE you your transgressions.Qur'an: (The Family of 'Imran, 3:135)Remember God and pray that their sins be FORGIVEN - for who but God could FORGIVE sins? Bible: (Matthew, 6:9-15)This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and FORGIVE us our debts, as we FORGIVE our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. If you FORGIVE others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will FORGIVE you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:186)And if My servants ask thee about Me - behold, I am near; I RESPOND TO THE CALL of him who calls, whenever he calls unto Me. Bible: (Sirach, 21:1-3)My child, if you have sinned, do so no more, and for your past sins pray to be FORGIVEN. Flee from sin as from a serpent that will bite you if you go near it; Its teeth, lion’s teeth, destroying human lives. All lawlessness is like a two-edged sword; when it cuts, there is no healing.Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:263)A KIND WORD and the veiling of another's want is better than a charitable deed followed by hurt; and God is self-sufficient, forbearing. Bible: (Daniel, 9:8-9)O Lord, we are ashamed, like our kings, our princes, and our ancestors, for having sinned against you. But to the Lord, our God, belong compassion and FORGIVENESS, though we rebelled against him.Qur'an: (Ta Ha, 20:82)Yet withal, behold, I FORGIVE all sins unto any who repents and attains to faith and does righteous deeds, and thereafter keeps to the right path. Bible: (Ecclesiastes, 7:9)Do not let anger upset your SPIRIT, for anger lodges in the bosom of a fool.Qur'an: (The Women, 4:149)Whether you do good openly or in secret, or PARDON others for evil [done unto you]: for, behold, God is indeed an absolver of sins, infinite in His power. Bible: (1 John, 1:8-10)If we say, “We are without sin,” we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will FORGIVE our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say, “We have not sinned,” we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.Qur'an: (Consultation, 42: 40)But [remember that an attempt at] requiting evil may, too, become an evil: hence, whoever PARDONS [his foe] and makes peace, his reward rests with God. Bible: (Psalm, 103:12)As far as the east is from the west, so far has HE REMOVED OUR SINS from us. Qur'an: (Consultation, 42:25);And it is He who accepts repentance from His servants, and PARDONS bad deeds, and knows all that you do! Bible: (Colossians, 3: 12-14)Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has FORGIVEN you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.Qur'an: (The Heifer, 226);God is MUCH-FORGIVING, a dispenser of grace. Bible: (Luke, 17: 2-4)It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, FORGIVE him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should FORGIVE him.”Qur'an: (The Women, 4:99)As for them, God may well efface their sin - for God is indeed an absolver of sins, MUCH-FORGIVING. Helping OtherBible: (Hebrews, 13:16)DO NOT NEGLECT TO DO GOOD AND TO SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.Qur'an: (The Battle Array, 61:14)O YOU WHO HAVE ATTAINED TO FAITH! BE HELPERS [in the cause of God - even as Jesus, the son of Mary, said unto the white-garbed ones, "Who will be my HELPERS in God's cause?" - whereupon the white-garbed [disciples] replied, "We shall be [thy] HELPERS [in the cause] of God!" Bible: (Luke, 6:37-38)Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. GIVE and gifts WILL BE GIVEN to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.Qur'an: (The Repast, 5:2)But rather HELP ONE ANOTHER in furthering virtue and God-consciousness, and do not help one another in furthering evil and enmity; and remain conscious of God! Bible: (Ephesians, 4:29)No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is GOOD FOR NEEDED edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear.Qur'an: (The Family of 'Imran, 3:92)Never shall you attain to true piety unless you SPEND ON OTHERS out of what you cherish yourselves; and whatever you spend - verily, God has full knowledge thereof. Bible: (James, 2:14-17)What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not HAVE WORKS? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.Qur'an: (The Light, 24:22)Let not those of you who have been graced with [God's] favour and ease of life ever become remiss in HELPING their near of kin, and the needy, and those who have forsaken the domain of evil for the sake of God. Bible: (Matthew, 25:35-39)For I was hungry and you GAVE me food, I was thirsty and you GAVE me drink, a stranger and you WELCOMED me, naked and you CLOTHED me, ill and you CARED for me, in prison and you VISITED me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’Qur'an: (The Neighbourly Assistance, 107:4-7)Woe, then, unto those praying ones whose hearts from their prayer are remote - those who want only to be seen and praised, and, withal, deny all ASSISTANCE [to their fellow-men]! Bible: (1 John, 3:17)If someone who has worldly means sees a BROTHER IN NEED and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him?Qur'an: (Man, 76:7-9) [The truly virtuous are] WHO GIVE FOOD - however great be their own want of it - unto the needy, and the orphan, and the captive, [saying, in their hearts,] "We feed you for the sake of God alone: we desire no recompense from you, nor thanks! Bible: (Ephesians, 4:28)The thief must no longer steal, but rather labour, doing honest work with his [own] hands, so that he may have something to share with ONE IN NEED. Qur'an: (The Mustering, 59:9)And [it shall be offered, too, unto the poor from among] those who, before them, had their abode in this realm and in faith - [those] who love all that come to them in search of refuge, and who harbour in their hearts no grudge for whatever the others may have been given, but rather GIVE THEM PREFERENCE OVER THEMSELVES, even though poverty be their own lot: for, such as from their own covetousness are saved - it is they, they that shall attain to a happy state!Bible: (Matthew, 5:13-16)“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD DEEDS and glorify your heavenly Father.Qur'an: (The Women, 4:127)Say: "God [Himself] enlightens you about the laws concerning them" - for [His will is shown] in what is being conveyed unto you through this divine writ about orphan women [in your charge], to whom - because you yourselves may be desirous of marrying them - you do not give that which has been ordained for them; and about helpless children; and about YOUR DUTY to treat orphans with equity. And whatever good you may do - behold, God has indeed full knowledge thereof. Bible: (Philippians, 2:3-4)Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, HUMBLY REGARD OTHERS AS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOURSELVES, each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others.Qur'an: (Muhammad, 47:7)O you who have attained to faith! If you HELP [the cause of] God, He will HELP You, and will make firm your steps! Bible: (1 John, 4:19-21)We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him: WHOEVER LOVES GOD MUST ALSO LOVE HIS BROTHER.Qur'an: (The Repentance, 9:60)The offerings GIVEN FOR THE SAKE OF GOD are [meant] only for the poor and the needy, and those who are in charge thereof, and those whose hearts are to be won over, and for the freeing of human beings from bondage, and [for] those who are over burdened with debts, and [for every struggle] in God's cause, and [for] the wayfarer: [this is] an ordinance from God - and God is all-knowing, wise Hope Bible: (Romans, 8:24-25)FOR IN HOPE WE WERE SAVED. Now hope that sees for itself is not hope. For who hopes for what one sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.Qur'an: (Joseph, 12:87)AND DO NOT LOSE HOPE OF GOD'S LIFE-GIVING MERCY! Bible: (Job, 11:18-19)And you shall be secure, because there is HOPE; you shall look round you and lie down in safety; you shall lie down and no one will disturb you. Many shall entreat your favor.Qur'an: (Crowds, 39:53)O you servants of Mine who have transgressed against your own selves! DESPAIR NOT of God’s mercy: behold, God forgives all sins - for, verily, He alone is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace! Bible: (Psalms, 39:8-12)Lord, for what do I wait? You are my only HOPE. From all my sins deliver me; let me not be the taunt of fools. I am silent and do not open my mouth because you are the one who did this. Take your plague away from me; I am ravaged by the touch of your hand. You chastise man with rebukes for sin; like a moth you consume his treasures. Every man is but a breath. Listen to my prayer, Lord, hear my cry; do not be deaf to my weeping! Qur'an: (Those Ranged in Ranks, 37:35)God is WITH YOU, you are bound to rise high [in the end]; and never will He let your [good] deeds go to waste. Bible: (Psalms, 42: 2-6)As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When can I enter and see the face of God? My tears have been my bread day and night, as they ask me every day, “Where is your God?” Those times I recall as I pour out my soul, When I would cross over to the shrine of the Mighty One, to the house of God, Amid loud cries of thanksgiving, with the multitude keeping festival. Why are you downcast, my soul; why do you groan within me? WAIT FOR GOD, for I shall again praise him, my saviour and my God. Qur'an: (Consultation, 42:28)And it is He who sends down rain after [men] have lost all HOPE, and unfolds His grace [thereby]: for He alone is [their] Protector, the One to whom all praise is due. Bible: (Psalms, 52:10-11)But I, like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God, I trust in God’s mercy forever and ever. I will thank you forever for what you have done. I will put my HOPE in your name - for it is good, in the presence of those devoted to you.Qur'an: (The Narrations, 28:67)Anyone who repents and attains to faith and does righteous deeds may well [HOPE to] find himself among those who achieve a happy state. Bible: (Psalm, 62:6-8)My soul, be at rest in God alone, from whom comes my HOPE. God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not fall. My deliverance and honour are with God, my strong rock; my refuge is with God. Qur'an: (The Cave, 18:46)Wealth and children are an adornment of this, world's life: but good deeds, the fruit whereof endures forever, are of far greater merit in thy Sustainer's sight, and a far better source of HOPE. Bible: (Psalm, 119:145-150)I call with all my heart, O Lord; answer me that I may keep your statutes. I call to you to save me that I may observe your testimonies. I rise before dawn and cry out; I put my HOPE in your words. My eyes greet the night watches as I meditate on your promise. Hear my voice in your mercy, O Lord; by your judgment give me life. Qur'an: (The Mount, 52:31)Say thou: "Wait, [then,] HOPEFULLY; behold, I, too, shall HOPEFULLY wait with you!" Bible: (Jeremiah, 29:11)For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord —plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of HOPE. Qur'an: (The Heifer, 2:214)Misfortune and hardship befell them, and so shaken were they that the apostle, and the believers with him, would exclaim, "When will GOD'S SUCCOUR come?" Oh, verily, GOD'S SUCCOUR is [always] near! Bible: (Matthew, 6:19-21)Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your HEART be.Qur'an: (The Family of 'Imran, 3:139)Be not, then, faint of heart, and GRIEVE NOT: for you are bound to rise high if you are [truly] believers. Bible: (Psalm, 31:23-25)Love the Lord, all you who are faithful to him. The Lord protects the loyal, but repays the arrogant in full. Be strong and take heart, all who HOPE in the Lord.Qur'an: (The Romans, 30:48-49)It is God who sends forth the winds [of HOPE], so that they raise a cloud - whereupon He spreads it over the skies as He wills, and causes it to break up so that thou seest rain issue from within it: and as soon as He causes it to fall upon whomever He wills of His servants - lo! they rejoice, even though a short while ago, [just] before it was sent down upon them, they had abandoned all HOPE!