19 June 2006

The Good Stuff in the Quran: A summary

In yesterday's post, I compared the amount of good stuff in the Bible to that in the Quran and found that about 1% of the verses in each are (at least what I would call) good.

But what are the good things in the Quran? Here's a summary.

Pay the poor due.
2:43, 83, 110, 277; 5:55; 7:156; 9:18, 71; 22:41, 78; 23:4; 24:37, 56; 31:4; 58:13; 73:20; 98:5

Help the poor and less fortunate.
2:83, 177, 215, 220; 4:2, 10, 36; 5:89; 17:26, 34; 22:28; 30:38, 51:19; 90:12-17; 93:9-10

Be kind to your parents and relatives.
2:83; 4:36; 6:151; 9:60; 16:90; 17:23, 26; 29:8; 30:38; 42:23; 46:15

Seek the truth. Don't lie.
2:42, 111, 113; 3:66; 6:152; 17:36; 20:114; 22:30; 53:28

Value justice.
4:135; 6:152; 22:41; 42:42

Treat women fairly.
3:195, 4:25; 9:71; 30:21

Free the slaves.
2:177; 5:89; 90:12-17

Be tolerant toward other religions. Don't force your religion on others.
2:256; 43:88-89; 109:1,6

Don't steal from orphans.
4:2, 10; 17:34

Do good.
2:195; 4:85

Seek peace.
4:114; 8:61

Don't lend money at unfair rates of interest.
3:130; 4:161

Treat everyone fairly.
3:195, 5:8

Don't kill innocent people.
4:29, 5:32

Be kind to one another.
49:11-12; 90:12-17

Fight evil by with good.
28:54; 41:34

Don't kill your children.
6:151; 17:31

Don't fight wars of aggression.
2:190

Don't hate people.
5:8

Forgive others.
7:199

(The total doesn't work out to the number on the Good Stuff list since some verses are listed more than once.)

Let me know if there are any that I've left out and I'll add them to this list and highlight them at the SAQ.

2 comments:

Nirosh said...

yes this help me.. thanks

damn.. how difficult it is to post a comment here..

Shafay Islam said...

50+ for you
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/good/long.html