The Ten Commandments in the Bible and the Qur’an

Originally posted on Darvish:

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

It has been said that everything in the Old Testament can be found in the New Testament, and that everything in the Old and New Testament can be found in the Qur’an. And the Qur’an defines and sets the standards of social and moral values for Muslims.

In the 17th chapter, “Al-Israa” (“The Night Journey”), verses 17:22, the Qur’an provides a set of moral stipulations which are “among the (precepts of) wisdom, which thy Lord has revealed to thee” that can be reasonably categorized as ten in number. These resemble the Ten Commandments handed down by God to Moses, and represents the fullest statement of the code of behavior every Muslim must follow. However, these verses are not regarded by Islamic scholars as set apart from any other moral stipulations in the Qur’an, nor are they regarded as a substitute, replacement, or abrogation of some…

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