Biblical sources

(and selected islamic references)

Chapter 1 : Adultery

Original Bible verses:

John 8:3-11

1while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2At dawn he returned to the temple where he sat down and taught all the people who came to him. 3The religious teachers and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught committing adultery and made her stand centre stage.

4“Teacher, we found this woman in the very act of adultery,” they told him.

5 Moses in the Law commanded us to stone such people to death. So what do you say?”

6 They were only saying this to pressurize Jesus into something they could use to condemn him. But Jesus just bent down and wrote [ALT: drew] with his finger on the ground.

7Since they went on demanding an answer, he stood up and told them, “Let your innocent one cast the first stone onto her.” 8 He then bent down again and continued to write [ALT: draw] on the ground.

9 Hearing this, they began to leave, one by one, starting with the eldest. Jesus was left alone, with the woman still standing surrounded by the crowd. 10 Jesus stood up and asked her, “Where are they? Didn’t anybody condemn you?”

11 “No-one did, Lord” she replied.

Then I don’t condemn you either,” Jesus told her. “Go on your way—and don’t sin any more.”

Islamic original sources:

See the section on “Adultery” in the appendix.

Selected example:

Sahih Bukhari (6:60:79) – Two adulterers are stoned to death in front of Muhammad (see the charming tale for yourself in the “Islamic Sources“: Adultery).

Chapter 2 : Piracy

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 4:18-22

18As he walked by the sea of Galilee Jesus saw two brothers. Simon, (called Peter), and his brother Andrew were casting a net in the sea, for they were fishermen.

19“Come and follow me, and I will make you fishermen of people,” he told them. 20Right away they left their nets and followed him. 21Going further on, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them. 22And right away they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Islamic original sources:

See the section on looting, stealing and plundering in the appendix.

Selected examples:

Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

Ibn Ishaq (327) – “Allah made booty lawful and good. He used it to incite the Muslims to unity of purpose. So enjoy what you have captured.”

Chapter 3: The sermon on the mount

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 4: 23,25

23Jesus travelled throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and telling the good news of the kingdom, and healing all the people from their diseases and illnesses. 25Large crowds followed him from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and the region beyond Jordan.

Matthew 5:1-12

1When Jesus saw the crowds he went up the mountain. He sat down and his disciples joined him. 2He started to teach them, saying:

3 Fortunate are the humble, for theirs is heaven’s kingdom. 4 Fortunate are the grieving, for they shall be consoled. 5 Fortunate are the kindly, for they shall be given the world. 6 Fortunate are those hungry and thirsty for righteousness, for they shall be filled. 7 Fortunate are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Fortunate are the pure-hearted, for they will see God. 9 Fortunate are those who make peace, because they’ll be called children of God. 10Fortunate are those who’ve been persecuted for right, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 11 Fortunate are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because of me. 12Celebrate, and be happy, for your compensation in heaven will be great. Because they persecuted the prophets who were before you in the same way.

Islamic original sources:

Selected example:

Muslim 1:149
Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause (…)

Chapter 4: The slap on the cheek

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 5:38 – 42

38You’ve heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” 39But I tell you, don’t oppose an evil one. He who slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other cheek to him as well; 40 And to whoever wants to get a judgement against you and takes your shirt, give him your coat too; 41and if someone forces you to go a mile, go with him two. 42Give to whoever asks you, and lend to whoever wants to borrow from you — don’t turn them away.

Islamic original sources:

See the section on “responding to violence” in the appendix.

Selected example:

Quran 2:194

… . So whoever has assaulted you, then assault him in the same way that he has assaulted you. And fear Allah and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.”

Chapter 5: Hate your enemies

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 5:43-48

43 You’ve heard it was said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” 44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so you may become children of your heavenly Father. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good; and rain fall on the righteous and the not. 46Because if you Love those who love you, what reward is that? Don’t the tax-collectors do that? 47And if you only speak kindly to your family, are you doing more than anyone else? Don’t even the Gentiles do that? 48Then you’ll be perfectly mature, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Islamic original sources:

See the section on “War, murder, violence” in the appendix.

Selected examples:

Quran 8:39

“And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah”

Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

Chapter 6 : The bible verse of the sword

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 10:34-37

34Do not think that I came to spread peace on the earth. I came not to spread peace, but the sword. 35For I came to divide a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, a a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36And a man’s enemies are those of his own household.

37He who loves his father or mother above me is not worthy of me.

Chapter 7 : Stealing

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 19: 1-2

1When Jesus finishing speaking he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2Large crowds followed him, and he healed those who were sick there.

Matthew 19:16 – 19

16A man came to Jesus and asked him, “Teacher, what good do I need to do to get eternal life?”

17“Why do you ask me about what’s good?” Jesus replied. “There’s only one who is good. But if you want to enter such life, then keep the commandments.”

18“Which ones?” the man asked him.

Don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t commit perjury, 19honor you father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself,” replied Jesus.

Islamic original sources:

See the section on “Stealing” in the appendix.

Selected examples:

Ibn Ishaq (503) – “Allah saw what was in their hearts [what they coveted] so he rewarded them with victory and with as much spoil as they could take. Allah promised that they would soon capture a great deal of booty.” 508 goes on to say that, “Whenever they heard of a Meccan caravan setting out for Syria, they intercepted it, and killed everyone they could get a hold of…They tore every caravan to pieces and took the goods.”)

Chapter 8 : Lying

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 19:17 – 19

17“Why do you ask me about what’s good?” Jesus replied. “There’s only one who is good. But if you want to enter such life, then keep the commandments.”

18“Which ones?” the man asked him.

Don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t commit perjury, 19honor you father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself,” replied Jesus.

Islamic original sources:

See section on “Lying” in the appendix.

Selected examples:

Quran (9:3) – “…Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters…” Meaning: you can break your promises with infidels.

Sahih Bukhari (52:269) – “The Prophet said, ‘War is deceit.'”

Chapter 9 : Murder

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 19:17 – 19

17“Why do you ask me about what’s good?” Jesus replied. “There’s only one who is good. But if you want to enter such life, then keep the commandments.”

18“Which ones?” the man asked him.

Don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t commit perjury, 19honor you father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself,” replied Jesus.

Islamic original sources:

See section on “War, murder, violence” in the appendix. Selected examples:

Quran (9:5): The famous “verse of the sword”: “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them…”

Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”

Chapter 10 : Divorce and pedophilia

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 19:1 -14

1When Jesus finishing speaking he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2Large crowds followed him, and he healed those who were sick there.

3Some Pharisees came to put him to the test. “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?” they asked.

4Jesus replied, “Haven’t you read that the one who created people in the beginning made them male and female? 5He said, ‘This is the reason why a man will leave his father and mother and unites with his wife, and the two become one. 6So they’re no longer two, but one. What God’s joined together nobody should separate.”

7“Then why did Moses command a man to give his wife a written certificate of divorce and send her away?” they asked again.

8“Because of your hard-hearted attitude Moses permitted you to divorce your wives, but it wasn’t like that in the beginning[27],” Jesus responded. 9“I tell you, whoever divorces his wife except on grounds of sexual immorality and marries another commits adultery.”

10“If that’s the case in marital matters, it’s better not to marry!” his disciples said to him.

11“Not everyone can accept this word, only those it’s given to,” Jesus told them. 12“Some are born as eunuchs, some are made eunuchs by men, and some who choose to be eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this, let them accept it.”

13Then people brought little children to him so he could bless them and pray for them, but the disciples told the people off.

14But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me—don’t stop them. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them!” 15He placed his hands on them to bless them, and then he left.

Islamic original sources:

See the section on “Respect for women” in the appendix. Selected examples:

Sahih Muslim Book 008, Hadith Number 3309: a father can give away his daughter, even when underage.

Quran (2:228) – “and the men are a degree above them [women]”

Chapter 11 : Homosexuality

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 19:4 -6
4Jesus replied, “Haven’t you read that the one who created people in the beginning made them male and female? 5He said, ‘This is the reason why a man will leave his father and mother and unites with his wife, and the two become one. 6So they’re no longer two, but one. What God’s joined together nobody should separate.”

Islamic original sources:

See the section on “Homosexuality” in the appendix.

Selected examples:

Quran (7:80-84) – “…For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds…. And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)”

Chapter 12 : Fasting

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 6:16-18

16And when you fast, don’t be like the hypocrites who put on sad faces and make themselves look horrible so that they can make it obvious to people they’re fasting. 17But you, when you fast, wash your face and look smart, 18so that people won’t see you’re fasting, and your Father who sees what happens in private will reward you.

Chapter 13 : The good samaritan

Original Bible verses:

Luke 10:25-37

25One time an expert in religious law stood up to try to trap Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “What should I do so I can receive eternal life?” 26“What does the written law say? How do you interpret it?” asked Jesus. 27“You should love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and your whole spirit, and your whole strength, and your whole mind, and love your neighbour as yourself,” the man answered. 28“You’ve answered right,” Jesus told him, “Do this and you will live.” 29But the man, wanting to prove himself right, asked Jesus, “And who’s my neighbour?” 30There was a man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho,” Jesus said in reply. “He was attacked by robbers who stripped him and beat him up. They left him for half-dead. 31By chance a priest was going the same way, and saw the man. But he passed by on the opposite side of the road. 32In the same way a Levite, when he got to the place and saw the man, he also passed by on the opposite side of the road. 33But then a Samaritan man came along. As he was passing by, he saw the man and took pity on him. 34He went over to him and bandaged the man’s wounds, treating them with oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey and brought him to an inn where he took care of him. 35The next day he gave two denarii to the innkeeper and told him, ‘Take care of him and if you spend more, when I return I’ll pay you back.’ 36So which one of these three people, do you think, was really a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?” 37“The one who showed kindness to him,” the man replied. “Then go and do the same thing,” Jesus told him.

Islamic original sources:

See section on “charity” in the appendices, selected example:
Quran (28:86) – “Never be a helper to the unbelievers.”

Chapter 14 : The unaccompanied woman

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 15:21-28

21Jesus left and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22A Canaanite women from there came and cried out loud, “Lord, son of David, please have mercy on me, because my daughter is suffering badly from demon-possession.” 23But Jesus didn’t reply at all. His disciples came to him and begged him, “Send her away, she’s really bothering us with her shouting!”

24“I was only sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel,” Jesus responded. 25But the woman came and knelt before him, and said, “Lord, please help me!”

26“It’s not right to take the children’s food and throw it to the puppies,” Jesus told her.

27“Yes, Lord, but even the puppies can eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table,” she replied.

28“You have great trust in me,” Jesus answered. “May it be as you wish!” And her daughter was healed at that very moment.

Islamic original sources:

See section on “respect for women, divorce” and “veils” in the appendix. Selected examples:

Quran (33:55) – “It shall be no crime in them as to their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their woman, or the slaves which their right hands possess, if they speak to them unveiled” So a woman can go about unveiled… but only among family or slaves.

Quran (2:282) – (Court testimony) “And call to witness, from among your men, two witnesses. And if two men be not found then a man and two women.”

Chapter 15 : Spreading the word

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 10:1 -23

1And having called in his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, so as to cast them out, and to heal every sickness and every disease. 2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus who was called [10] Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Kananite [11] , and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5These twelve Jesus sent out when he ordered them, saying, “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into a city of the Samaritans, 6But go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ [12] 8Heal sick [people], cleanse lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. 9Get [yourselves] no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, 10no [13] wallet [14] for the road, nor two tunics, nor shoes [15] , nor staffs [16] . For the worker is worthy of his nourishment. 11And into whatever city or village you may go, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there until you go out. 12And as you enter into a house, salute it. 13And if the house indeed is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, while departing that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgement, than for that city.

16See, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. Be therefore as wise as serpents, and as innocent as doves. 17But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be brought to governors and even kings because of me, for a witness to them and to the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious how or what you should speak, for it will be given to you in that hour what you will speak. 20For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking in you. 21 And a brother will deliver up a brother to death, and a father a child. And children will rise up against parents, and condemn them to death. 22And you will be hated by all men because of me, but he who endures to the end, he will be saved. 23But when they persecute you in this city, flee to the other, for truly I say to you, you will not have completed the cities of Israel till the Son of Man comes.

Islamic original sources:

See section on “fighting unbelievers” in the appendix. Selected sources:

Quran (2:193) – “And fight them until fitna is no more, and religion be only for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers.”

Reliance of the Traveller (Islamic Law) o8.1 – “When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.” (o8.4: there is no penalty for killing an apostate).

Chapter 16 : Feeding the multitude with the spoils of war

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 14:13-21

13When Jesus heard the news he went away by boat to a quiet place to be alone, but when the when the crowds learnt where he was, they followed him from the towns by land. 14When he came out, seeing the huge crowd he felt great sympathy for them and healed their sick. 15As evening was approaching the disciples came to him and said, “This place is a wilderness and it’s getting late—send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy themselves food.”

16But Jesus told them, “They don’t need to leave—you give them something to eat!”

17“All we have here are five loaves and a couple of fish,” they replied.

18“Bring them to me,” said Jesus. 19He told the crowds to sit down on the grass. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves into pieces and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20Everybody ate until they were full, and then they collected up the left-overs which filled twelve baskets. 21Those eating numbered about five thousand men, not counting women and children.

Islamic original sources:

See section on “looting” in the appendix. Selected examples:

Sahih Bukhari (44:668) – “We were in the company of the Prophet at Dhul-Hulaifa. The people felt hungry and captured some camels and sheep (as booty)…”

Quran (4:24) – “And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.” This means you can have sex with married slaves!

Chapter 17 : Humility

Original Bible verses:

John 13:5-8

1 It was now just before the Passover festival, and Jesus recognized that his time had come. He was to about to leave this world and go to his Father. Having loving his own in this world, he now revealed to them the fullness of his love. 2 Dinner was being served, and the devil had already persuaded Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had placed everything in his hands, that he was from God and going back to God. 4 Jesus stood up from the dinner and took off his outer clothes. He took a towel and put it around him. 5 Then he poured water in a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet. He used the towel he was wearing to dry them. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who asked Jesus, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

7 “What I’m going to do you won’t realize now,” Jesus replied. “But later you’ll understand.”

8 “You will never wash my feet!” Peter objected.

If I do not wash you, you won’t have anything to do with me,” Jesus answered.

Luke 9:58
58Jesus told the man, “Foxes have their dens, and wild birds have their nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere even to lay down his head.”

Islamic original sources:

(Quran 8:41) : Muhammed demanded a fifth of all loot taken in war and a part of the captured slaves.

Chapter 18 : the scheme on the road to Jerusalem

Original bible verses:

Matthew 20:17-19

17As Jesus went to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and on the way he told them, 18“Look, we’re going to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and religious teachers, and they will condemn him to death. 19Then he’ll be handed over to the Gentiles to mock him, whip him, and crucify him. But on the third day he will raised from the dead.”

Chapter 19 : trading slaves

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 20: 25-28

25Jesus called them over and told them, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles dominate their people and those in power tyrannize them. 26It won’t be like that for you. Whoever among you wants to be the greatest will be your servant, 27and whoever among you wants to be first will be like a slave—28just as the Son of man didn’t come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many people.

Islamic original sources:

Slavery” in sources. Selected examples:

Quran (24:32) – “And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves…” This is advice on how to breed your slaves.

Chapter 20 : earthly posessions

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 21:1-13

1Jesus and his disciples came close to Jerusalem, entering Bethphage beside the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two disciples, 2telling them, “God into the village up ahead and right away you’ll find a donkey with a colt. Untie them and bring them to me. 3And if anyone says anything to you, just say ‘The Lord needs them,’ and they will send them immediately.”

4This happened to fulfill what was said by the prophet: 5“Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Look, your king is coming to you, kind, and riding on a donkey—on a colt, the offspring of a donkey.”

6The disciples went and did as Jesus told them. 7They brought back the donkey and the colt. They spread their coats on the colt, and he sat on it. 8Many people in the crowd laid their coats on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and laid them on the road. 9The crowds that went in front of him, and those following, all shouted, “Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

10When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, with people asking “Who is this?”

11“This is the prophet Jesus, the one who comes from Nazareth in Galilee,” the crowds replied.

12Jesus went in to the temple of God, and threw out all the people trading there. He overturned the money-changers’ tables, and the seats of the dove-sellers, 13and told them, “Scripture says, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you’ve turned it into a robbers’ den.’”

Matthew 22:15-22

15Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they could trap him by what he said. 16They sent to him their disciples together with representatives of Herod’s party.

Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man, and you truly teach God’s way,” they began. “You don’t worry what people think of you and you don’t care about public recognition. 17So please tell us what you think. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”

18Jesus knew their evil intentions, and asked them, “Why are you trying to test me, you hypocrites? 19Show me the money used to pay the tax.” They brought a denarius coin to him. 20“Whose image and whose name is this?” he asked them.

21“Caesar’s,” they replied.

Then give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God,” he told them. 22When they heard this they were astonished, and left Jesus.

Islamic original sources:

See appendix: “looting, stealing, plundering” Selected examples:

(Quran 8:41)Demanded captured slaves and a fifth of all other loot taken in war.

Sahih Bukhari (47:743) – Muhammid had a pulpit made by slave labour.

Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah … until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

Chapter 21 : intermezzo: the betrayal

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 26:36

36Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane and told them, “Sit down here while I go over there and pray.”

Matthew 26 40-50

40He returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “What, you weren’t able stay awake with me for one hour? 41Stay awake and pray, so that you don’t fall into temptation. Certainly the spirit is keen, but the body is feeble.” 42He went away a second time and prayed.

My Father, if this can’t pass me by, and I have to drink it, then may it be as you wish,” he said. 43He went back and found them sleeping for their eyes were heavy with sleep. 44Then he left then once more, went off, and prayed a third time, saying the same things. 45Then he returned to the disciples, and told them, “Still sleeping and resting? Look, the time has come, and the Son of man is being betrayed to the hands of sinners! 46Get up, let’s go! Look, the one who’s betraying me is here.”

47While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived with a large mob armed with swords and clubs. They’d been sent by the chief priests and elders of the people. 48The betrayer had given them a signal: “The one that I kiss, that’s him—arrest him,” he’d told them.

49Right away he came up to Jesus, and said, “Hello, Rabbi,” and kissed him.

50“My friend, do what you came to do,” Jesus said to Judas. So they came and grabbed Jesus, and arrested him.

Chapter 22 : arming yourself in places of worship

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 26: 55 – 56

55Then Jesus told the crowds, “Have you come with swords and clubs to arrest me as if I was a robber? Every day I was sitting in the temple teaching and you didn’t arrest me. 56But all this has happened to fulfill what the prophets wrote.” Then all the disciples abandoned him and ran away.

Islamic original sources:

Quran 4:102

And when you are among them and lead them in prayer, let a group of them stand [in prayer] with you and let them carry their arms. And when they have prostrated, let them be [in position] behind you and have the other group come forward which has not [yet] prayed and let them pray with you, taking precaution and carrying their arms. Those who disbelieve wish that you would neglect your weapons and your baggage so they could come down upon you in one [single] attack. But there is no blame upon you, if you are troubled by rain or are ill, for putting down your arms, but take precaution. Indeed, Allah has prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment.

Chapter 23 : Suicide missions

Original Bible verses:

John 18:7-8

7 He asked them once more, “Who are you looking for?”

Jesus of Nazareth,” they said again.

8 “I already told you that I am he,” Jesus replied. “If you are looking for me, then you can let these others go.”

Islamic original sources:

See section on “suicide missions” in appendices. Selected example:

Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.”

Chapter 24 : war and punishing apostasy

Original Bible verses:

Matthew 26:51-54

51One of those with Jesus reached for his sword and pulled out it out, and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his ear. 52But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword away. Everyone who picks up a sword will die by the sword. 53Don’t you think I can’t ask my Father, and he’d send right now more than twelve legions of angels? 54And how could the scriptures be fulfilled that say it must be like this?”

Islamic original sources:

Section on apostasy in appendix. Selected example:

Sahih Bukhari (83:37) – “Allah’s Apostle never killed anyone except in one of the following three situations: (1) A person who killed somebody unjustly, was killed (in Qisas,) (2) a married person who committed illegal sexual intercourse and (3) a man who fought against Allah and His Apostle and deserted Islam and became an apostate.”

Chapter 25: punishing your enemies and deceit

Original Bible verses:

(Matthew 27:3-8)

3When Judas, the one who’d betrayed Jesus, saw that Jesus had been condemned to death, regretted what he’d done and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. 4“I’ve sinned—I’ve betrayed innocent blood!” he told them.

What’s that got to do with us?” they replied. “That’s your problem!” 5Judas threw the silver coins into the sanctuary and left. He went off and hanged himself. 6The chief priests took the silver coins and said, “It wouldn’t be right to put this in the temple treasury, because it’s blood money.” 7So they met together and decided to buy the potter’s field as a place to bury foreigners. 8That’s why that field is still called today the “Field of Blood.”

Islamic original sources:

See section E in the appendix, the paragraph on “torture of prisoners”.

Chapter 26: the crucifixion and the throne of Jesus

Bible source:

Matthew 26: 57 – 74, Revelations (Seals, Eden restored)

57Those who’d arrested Jesus took him to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the religious teachers and elders were gathered. 58Peter followed him at a distance, and went into the courtyard of the high priests, and sat with the guards to see how it would end up.

59The chief priests and the whole council were trying to find some false evidence against Jesus so they could have him killed. 60But they couldn’t find anything, even though many false witnesses came forward. Eventually two came along 61and reported, “This man said, “I can destroy God’s temple, and rebuild it in three days.’”

62The high priest stood up and asked Jesus, “Aren’t you going to say anything in reply? What do you have to say in your defence?” 63But Jesus remained silent.

The high priest said to Jesus, “I place you under oath by the living God—tell us if you are the Christ, the son of God.”

64“You said so,” Jesus replied. “And I also tell you that from now on you’ll see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of the One with power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

65Then the high priest tore his clothes, and said, “He blasphemed! Why do we need any witness? Look, you heard blasphemy right now! 66What’s your decision?”

He deserves to die!” they answered. 67Then they spat in his face and beat him up. Some of them slapped him with their hands, 68and said, “Prophesy to us, you ‘Christ’—who just hit you?”

69Meanwhile Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a servant girl came up to him, and said, “You were with Jesus the Galilean too!” 70But he denied it in front of everyone. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. 71He went out into the entrance way where someone else saw him and said to the people there, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72Once again he denied it with an oath, “I don’t know this man.” 73A little while later the people standing there came up to Peter and said, “You really are one of them—your accent gives you away.” 74Then he started to curse and swear, “I don’t know the man!” And right away the cock crowed.

Book of revelations:

The Seals

15 Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.

16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

Eden restored

1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb

2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.

4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

Islamic sources:

Quran (5:33)

“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides…”

The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (the Boxthorn tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews. (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim).Sahih Muslim, 41:6985, see also Sahih Muslim, 41:6981, Sahih Muslim, 41:6982, Sahih Muslim, 41:6983, Sahih Muslim, 41:6984, Sahih al-Bukhari, 4:56:791,(Sahih al-Bukhari, 4:52:177)