The True Religion: Which is the True Religion of God?
How Does Islam Differ from Other Faiths?
A Brief Introduction to Islam
Seven Common Questions about Islam
What Drives People to Convert to Islam?
Accepting Islam: A religion for all People, in all Places; and the Religion of Forgiveness
The Core of Islam; the Origins of Islam; the Essential Beliefs of Islam; and Islamic Worship
Belief in Angels
Belief in Scriptures
Belief in the Prophets
Belief in Life after Death
Belief in Divine Decree
All about Ramadan
A Summary of the Meanings of Its Verses
Jewels from the Holy Quran
Scientists’ Comments on the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran
"Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?" (The Holy Quran, 21:30)
"The heaven, We have built it with power. Verily. We are expanding it." (The Holy Quran, 51:47)
Sheikh - Fahad Al-Kandari
Sheikh - Fares Abbad
Sheikh - Maher Al-Me'aqli
Sheikh - Mishary Alafasi
Sheikh - Saad Al-Ghamdi
Sheikh - Salah Bukhatir
Sheikh - Saud Al-Shuraim
Beautiful Quran Recitation by a Child
A Belief in All Prophets without Distinction
The Inclusiveness of Islam: The Finality of Prophethood
The Inclusiveness of Islam: A Religion for All Humanity
The Inclusiveness of Islam: A Guidance Complete and Sufficient Forever
The Story of Adam (peace be upon him)
Regarding 'The Original Sin'
The Story of Abraham (peace be upon him)
The Story of Moses (peace be upon him)
The Story of Joseph (peace be upon him)
Stories of a Blessed Family: Prophet Zachary (Zachariah) (peace be upon him)
Stories of a Blessed Family: Prophet John (peace be upon him)
Mary (peace be upon her) in Islam
Mary, the Mother of Jesus (peace be upon them)
The Story of Mary (peace be upon her) in Brief
The Story of Jesus (peace be upon him) in Brief
Jesus (peace be upon him) in Islam
Jesus Son of Mary (peace be upon them)
The Story of Jesus and Mary (peace be upon them) in the Holy Quran
The Descriptive Titles of Jesus (peace be upon him) in the Quran "The Messiah" and "a Miracle"
The Descriptive Titles of Jesus (peace be upon him) in the Quran A "Word" and "Spirit" from God
Jesus' Greatest Commandment
“ Say: "We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam)." (The Holy Quran, 3:84)
In his miraculous birth, and in the miracles which he performed with God’s permission (Among his miracles was to be able to talk as a baby, and speaking in defence of his mother Mary, when she was faced with false accusations).
“Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah. He shall speak to the people when in childhood and in maturity. And shall be (of the company) of the righteous. She said: “O my Lord!, how shall have a son when no man has touched me? He said: “even so; Allah creates what He wills: When he has decreed a plan, He but says to it, ‘Be! And it is! And He will teach him the Book and the Wisdom and the Law and the Gospel, And (appoint him) a messenger to the children of Israel, (with this message):‘ I have come to you, with a sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breath into it, and becomes a bird by Allah’s leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah’s leave; and I declare to you what you eat, and what you store in your houses. Surely therein is a sign for you if you did believe” (The Holy Quran, 3:48-50)
“Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, A Man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know” Acts 2:22.
God created Jesus (peace be upon him) as a sign
“He said: "So (it will be): your Lord says, 'that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us': It is a matter (so) decreed." (The Holy Quran, 19:21)
However, Muslims believe that Jesus (peace be upon him) was not crucified but rather, God raised him up to heaven to himself, saving him from the intended crucifixion. Jesus (peace be upon him) characteristics were put over another man, and that man was crucified instead.
“That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah ; but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not” ( The Holy Quran, 4:157)
“Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise” (The Holy Quran, 4:158)
““The view that God punished his innocent son to free mankind from sin is seen by Muslims to violate the rule set out in Deuteronomy (24:16). “The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor shall the children be put to death for the fathers, every man shall be put to death for his own sin”.The same is expressed in the Holy Quran: “No person earns any (sin) except against himself (only), and no bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another…” (The Holy Quran, 6:164) (The Holy Quran, 6:164).” (1)
Jesus (peace be upon him) the messiah, will return
“And (Jesus) shall be a sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.” (The Holy Quran, 43:61)
His return will be one of the major signs which will occur, other signs will include the emergence of the anti-christ or “dajjal” whom Jesus will confront and defeat, and after he will rule for a period of peace and prosperity.
Muslims believe that God has no sons, daughters or associates.
“Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begets not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.” (The Holy Quran,112:1-4)”
““Jesus (peace be upon him) called for the worship of the one and only God of the Ten Commandments: ".. Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."(Mark 12:28-30). The man who questioned Jesus (peace be upom him) answered: “‘Well said, teacher,’ the man replied.‘You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.’” (Mark 12:32). “When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’” (Mark 12:34).
“Jesus (peace be upon him) repeated many times the first commandment (Law):
“Hear O’ Israel, your Lord your God is one God” (Mark 12 :29) and “You shall worship your God and none other”.
EXODUS 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
EXODUS 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
ISAIAH 43-10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. ISAIAH 44-11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
A man asked Jesus (peace be upon him) "Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.(Mark 10:17-18). In Matthew 5:17-19, Jesus (peace be upon him) taught “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them”.” (1).
God says in the Holy Quran "O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His Messengers: say not ‘Trinity’; desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is One God: glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs." (The Holy Quran, 4:171)”
“They say: “(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!” Indeed you have put forth a thing most monstrous! At it the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin. That they should invoke a son for (Allah) Most Gracious. For it is not consonant with the majesty of (Allah) Most Gracious that He should beget a son.” (The Holy Quran, 19:88-93)”
"They do blaspheme who say Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them." (The Holy Quran, 5:74)”
In “JOB 25:4. How then can man be justified with God? Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? JOB 25:5. Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. JOB 25:6. How much less man that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
JOB 14:4. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.”
“It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! When He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be” and it is" (The Holy Quran, 19:35).(1)
“Verily, when He intends a thing, his Command is, “be”, and it is! (The Holy Quran, 36:82).
“Paul nails the law and the commandments to the cross (Colossians 2:14) and claims that salvation can only be obtained through the death and resurrection of Jesus (peace be upon him) Christ: Refer to: 2 Timothy: 8 :“Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my (Paul’s) gospel”: "If Christ be not risen from the dead, then our preaching is vain, and your faith is also vain."(1 Corinthians 15:14) According to St. Paul, if Jesus (peace be upon him) did not die, and he was not resurrected from the dead, then there can be no salvation in Christianity” (1)
"Paul introduced the concept of ‘son of God’. (Refer Acts 9:20) whereas the foundation of belief of Jesus and Moses and all the Prophets (peace be upon them) is the belief in ONE GOD. Paul contradicts all the fundamental teachings of Jesus (peace be upon him).
Gal 2:15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.“1 Cor 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.1 Cor 10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake – Note: The words spoken by Jesus (peace be upon him) regarding the observation of the LAW OF MOSES is destroyed by Paul in its entirety. (1)
"Jesus (peace be upon him) observed the Law as is recorded in many places of the Bible. Paul encourages people to steal others wealth in 1st Cor 10:24 when the Commandants prohibit such acts. John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (1)
MATT 15:9: But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. MARK 7:7: Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matt 7:21” (1)
“Jesus (peace be upon him) was asked “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?” (MATT 22):37: Jesus (peace be upon him said: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”” (1) (In Matthew 19:17) Jesus (peace be upon him says “If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”
“Trinitarian Christianity claims to base its doctrines on a combination of Jesus’ and Paul teachings. The problem is, these teachings are anything but complementary. In fact, they contradict on another”. Jesus taught Old Testament Law; Paul negated it. Paul preached mysteries of faith. Jesus spoke of accountability; Paul proposed justification by faith. Jesus described himself as an ethnic prophet; Paul defined him as a universal prophet. Jesus taught prayer to God, Paul set up Jesus as intercessor. Jesus taught divine unity, Pauline theologians constructed the trinity.” “For these reasons many scholars consider Paul the main corrupter of Jesus’ teachings” Laurence B. Brown, Where is the Christ in Christianity? (3)
“Hence the faith in Christ as held by primitive churches and by Paul was something new in comparison with the preaching of Jesus; it was a new type of religion.” Dr. Johannes Weiss (1909) Paul and Jesus, London and New York: Harper and Brothers. P. 130. (3)
“We are a universe away for Jesus. If Jesus came “only to fulfil” the Law and the Prophets; if he thought that “ not an iota, not a dot” would “pass from the Law, “ that the cardinal commandment was “Hear, O Israel, the Lord Our God, the Lord is one, “ and that “no one was good but God”.... What would he have thought of Paul’s handiwork! Paul’s triumph meant the final obliteration of the historic Jesus; he comes to us embalmed in Christianity like a fly in amber. Joel Carmichael (1962) The Death of Jesus. New York: The Macmillan Company P. 270. (3)
“Which religion honours Jesus Christ as a prophet but a man? Which religion adheres to strict monotheism, Gods laws, and the concept of direct accountability to God? Which religion denies intermediaries between man and God?..” Laurence B. Brown, Where is the Christ in Christianity? (3)
“And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of an Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad (the praised one)." But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, "this is evident sorcery!" (The Holy Quran, 61:6)”
PROPHET MUHAMMED (peace be upon him) Prophesised in previous scriptures
““The Holy Quran, will abide forever, and will remain intact, without any changes or interpolations. It is a proven fact that the Holy Qur’aan remains as pure as it was revealed 1,400 years ago. The Holy Quran, 15:9: "We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption)."” (1)
““The first revelation of the Holy Quran is in 96:1. It was revealed through the angel Gabriel to Muhammed (peace be upon him) was the word “Iqra” in Arabic, which means: “Read” or “Proclaim”. As he was unlearned (could not read nor write) he replied: “I cannot read.”
"The angel came to him and asked him to read. The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read." (Hadeeth Sahih Bukhari 1:1:003)
This first revelation was prophesied in Isaiah 29:12 :“And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, “Read this, I pray thee” and he saith, “I am not learned.” Exactly as stated in Isaiah 29:12!
"Those who follow the messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the Law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper." (The Holy Quran, 7:157)
"Say: "O men! I am sent unto you all, as the messenger of Allah, to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no God but He: it is He that gives both life and death. So believe in Allah and his messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and his words: follow him that (so) you may be guided." (The Holy Quran, 7:158)
"The order of the revelations is not in the order it is seen in the Holy Quran. In other words the first part revealed is not in the first page and the last part revealed is not in the last page. That these revelations came piecemeal bit by bit, here a little and there a little and inserted in certain order in the Holy Quran as ordained by Allah, is also mentioned in Isaiah 28:10-11: “For precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to his people.”” (1)
““Deuteronomy 18:18: “... and will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” This corresponds with the Holy Quran, 53:2-4: “Your companion (Muhammad) is neither astray nor being misled. Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only the inspiration that is inspired.”” (1)
""Muhammad (peace be upon him) is mentioned by name in the Songs of Solomon 5:16. The Hebrew word used there is Mahammuddim. The end letters IM is a plural of respect, Majesty and grandeur. Minus "im" the name would be Mahamudd transtaled as "altogether lovely" in the Authorised version of the bible or "The praised One" - 'the one worthe of praise ie. Muhummed (2)
"Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehrace Bayna Jerusalem." (5:16).
"His mouth is most sweet: ye, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughter of Jerusalem."" (2)
““Muslims all over the world use one language only, which is Arabic, in calling upon their God in their worship, prayers, during pilgrimage and in their greetings to each other. This unity of language had been prophesied in Zephaniah 3:9 :“For then will I turn to the people a pure language that they may allcall upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent.” The above prophecy about the ONENESS OF LANGUAGE is very noteworthy! Only Islam has this uniqueness about using one language in calling upon Allah, the Rabb of the Alamien. The name of God is Allah, which is a pure word, which cannot be corrupted - every person, be it a German, Bosnian, Chinese, Indian, American, Turk or of any nation, who is a Muslim, calls upon Allah only in Arabic.”” (1)
““The shift of Prophethood to another nation was foretold in Jeremiah 31:36: “If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.”And also foretold by Jesus (peace be upon him) in Matt 21:43: “Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” And without doubt that nation is the Arabs, as it is stated in Isaiah - 21-13-“The Burden Upon Arabia”. This corresponds to the following verse of the Holy Quran in which Allah informs the prophet of avery heavy responsibility to discharge! “Soon shall We send down to you a weighty Message”. (The Holy Quran, 73:5)”” (1)
““The Holy Ka’bah was built by Abraham and his son Ishmael (peace be upon him) in Makkah, and is mentioned in the Holy Qur’aan, 48:24. Another name for Makkah is Bakka, depending on the dialect of the tribe. The name “Bakka” is also mentioned in the Holy Quran in 3:96: “Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that in Bakka (Makkah), full of blessing and guidance for all people.” Marvelously, this word “Bakka” is preserved in the Bible and it was mentioned by Prophet David in his Psalm 84:6: “Who passing through the valley of Bakka made it a well, the rain also filleth the pools.” The water well mentioned here is the well-known well of “Zamzam,” which is still present close to the Kaaba in Makkah and still flows today with abundant water as it did for thousands of years. Ask any Muslim who goes to Makkah for pilgrimage.”” (1)
“ “The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come, they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.” “All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of My glory.” The tribes of Kedar in Arabia who weredivided became united. “The house of My glory” referred to hereis the House of Allah in Makkah, and not the Church of Christ or the Vatican as thought by Christian commentators. Kedar is the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13) from whom ultimately Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) arose. Note: It mentions “HOUSE” in the singular. There is only one house that Muslims are duty-bound to visit at least once in a lifetime, and that is the house that Prophet Abraham built with his first born son Ismail in Makkah, i.e. “Kaaba”. On the other hand the Christians have no such injunction in the Bible, that it is compulsory to visit the Vatican or any other Church.There was no Vatican and no churches in existence at the time ofJesus (peace be upon him). Jesus never prayed in a church as they did not exist in his time. The House of Allah, the Kaaba already existed during thetime of Prophets Musa (Moses), Dawud (David), Esa (Jesus) and Muhammed, as Prophet Abraham and his son, Ishmael (peace be upon them) hadrebuilt it. It is a reality that Saudi Arabia is made up of the villages of Kedar, and is the only country in the world, which remainsim pregnable to any influence of the Church.“Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not beshut day or night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.” This is very significant: The mosque surrounding the Holy Kaaba in Makkah has remained open day and night 24/7/365 dayssince it was cleansed of idols by Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) more than 1,400 years ago. There is no place of worship in the whole world that remains open 24/7/365 except the Grand Mosque in Makkah.” (1)
"“The vision of Isaiah of the two riders in Isaiah 21:7: “And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels”. Who was the rider upon an ass? One will know that is was Jesus (peace be upon him) (John 12:14) - “And Jesus,when he had found a young ass, sat thereon as it is written.” Who then is the promised rider on a camel? The Church is silent on this, for the reason that it can only be Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him).Camels were the chief means of transport during the time of the Prophet, and even today camels are associated with Arabia."" (1)
“Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice,the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of therock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.” From Mount Arafat near Makkah, the Pilgrims chant every year the following: “Here I am (for Your service) O’ Allah. Here I am. You have no partner. Here I am. Verily Yours is the praise, the blessings and sovereignty. There is no God besides You.” Isaiah 42 can never be applied to an Israelite Prophet, as Kedar is thesecond son of Ishmael. (See Genesis 25:13)” (1)
““Isaiah, chap 60:1- 22- It speaks about Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall arise upon thee and His glory shall be seen upon thee”. Compare with the Holy Quran 74:1-3: “O! Thou wrapped up in garments!Arise and warn! And your Lord magnify! The advent of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) was at a time of spiritual darkness when the world forgot the Oneness of God as taught by Prophets Abraham, Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them) and all the previous prophets.”” (1)
“Genesis 49:1: “And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, ‘Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.” This corresponds with the Holy Quran 2:133: “Were you witnesses when death came to Jacob? When he said to his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We shall worship thy God (Allah), the God of thy fathers, Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac; One God, and to Him we have surrendered (in Islam).” (1)
(2) Sheik Ahmed Deedat, What the bible says about Muhummed (peace be upon him)
Further reading Sources
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Prohibitions in the Previous Scriptures
Prohibition of the Consumption of Pork
The Bible prohibits the consumption of pork in the book of Leviticus:
“And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you”.
“Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch, they are unclean to you.” (Leviticus 11:7-8)
“And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you. Ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.” (Deuteronomy 14:8)
A similar prohibition is repeated in the Bible in the book of Isaiah Chapter 65, 2-5.
The law of Moses (peace be upon him) forbids it. and Jesus (peace be upon him) said that he came only to fulfill the law and not to abolish it.
Prohibition of the Consumption of Alcohol
"John the Baptist drank neither grape juice nor wine." (Luke 1:15)
"Christ warned against drunkenness." (Luke 12:45)
"A drinking servant is unprepared for his Lord’s return." (Mathew 24:48-51)
"Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean" (Judges 13:4)
"God commanded priests not to drink so that they could tell the difference between the holy and the unholy." (Leviticus 10:9-11)
"Again God instructed the priests not to drink wine." (Ezekiel 44:21)
"Drinkers cannot escape the consequences when God judges." (Isaiah 24:9)
"Woe to those who get up early to drink and stay up late at night to get drunk." (Isaiah 5:11-12)
"A man is betrayed by wine." (Habakkuk 2:5)
"Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink" (Habakkuk 2:15)
"Drinking leads to shame." (Habakkuk 2:16)
"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging" (Proverbs 20:1)
"A wise person will not be among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages." (Proverbs 23:19-20)
"God instructs not to look at intoxicating drinks." (Proverbs 23:31)
"Alcoholic drinks bite like a serpent, sting like an adder." (Proverbs 23:32)
"Alcohol makes the drinker unstable" (Proverbs 23:34)
"A land is blessed when its leaders do not drink." (Ecclesiastes 10:17)
More can be found in the bible.
Prohibitions in the Holy Quran
Prohibition of the Consumption Of Pork
"He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful." (The Holy Quran, 2:173)
"Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah. that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety.." (The Holy Quran, 5:3)
"Say: "I find not in the message received by me by inspiration any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be dead meat, or blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine,- for it is an abomination - or, what is impious, (meat) on which a name has been invoked, other than Allah.s". But (even so), if a person is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- thy Lord is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (The Holy Quran 6:145)
"He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."(The Holy Quran, 16:115)
Prohibition of the Consumption of Alcohol
"They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit...." (The Holy Quran, 2:219)
"O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper." Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?". Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and beware (of evil): if ye do turn back, know ye that it is Our Messenger.s duty to proclaim (the message) in the clearest manner. (The Holy Quran, 5:90-92)
Prohibition of Alcohol in Hadith
"Alcohol is the mother of all evils and it is the most shameful of evils."
In Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume 3, Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30, Hadith No. 3371.
"Anything which intoxicates in a large quantity, is prohibited even in a small quantity."
In Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume 3, Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30, Hadith No. 3392
Not only those who drink alcohol are cursed but also those who deal with them directly or indirectly are cursed by Allah.
It was reported by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
"God’s curse falls on ten groups of people who deal with alcohol. The one who distills it, the one for whom it has been distilled, the one who drinks it, the one who transports it, the one to who it has been brought, the one whom serves it, the one who sells it, the one who utilizes money from it, the one who buys it and the one who buys it for someone else."
According to Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume 3, Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30, Hadith No. 3380.
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