A Comparison: Christianity vs. Islam From the Bible and the Quran


Recently, a brother in Christ (and close friend) and I have had an increasing burden to reach out to Muslims more.  We have created two gospel tracts in response to this burden.  You can find them at the following links:



The second link from above is the most recent one and the subject of this blog post.  It focuses on comparing Islam with Christianity on 5 different topics (see below).  We basically just gave quotes from the primary source texts from each religion, on these five different topics.  Then, at the end of the tract we give a gospel presentation.

These tracts are good for just about anyone.  They are good for non-Muslims in order to educate them on the difference between Islam and Christianity.  They are good for Christians, to help them understand one of the greatest foes to Christianity at our present time.  They are obviously good for Muslims because we want to reach them for Christ’s sake.

Here is the content of the tract, on the five different topics:

Muhammad Was A Sinner
Bukhari 8:319 Narrated by Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying. “By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.”Bukhari 9:482 Narrated by Ibn Abbas: “…O Allah! Forgive me the sins that I did in the past or will do in the future, and also the sins that I did in secret or in public.”Surah 40:55 “So be patient, surely the promise of Allah is true, and ask forgiveness for your sin and praise with your lord’s praise evening and morning.”Muhammad’s Final Words…

Bukhari 5:724 “O Allah! Forgive me, and bestow Your Mercy on me, and let me meet the companions.”



Jesus Was Without Sin
John 8:45-46 “But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?”

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

Hebrews 7:26 “For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;”1 Peter 2:21-22 “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth”

1 John 3:5 “And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.”

The Final Words of Jesus… Luke 23:34, 43, 46 “Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit.” Having said this, He breathed His last.”


Allah Is Unholy
Surah 3:54 “And they deceived, and Allah deceived. And Allah is the best deceiver.”

Surah 8:30 “And when those who became infidels deceive you to detain you or to kill you or to expel you. And they deceived, and Allah deceived. And Allah is the best deceiver.”

Bukhari 2:24 “Allah’s Apostle said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”


The God Of The Bible Is Holy
Psalm 5:4 “For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, nor shall evil dwell with You.”

Habakkuk 1:13 “You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness.”

Hebrews 6:18 “…it is impossible for God to lie.”

James 1:13 “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.”


Islam’s Treatment of Women
Surah 4:34 “Men are in charge of women because Allah preferred some of them above the others and because of what they spend out of their money. So good [women] are obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah has guarded. And of whom you fear rebellion, so preach to them and separate from them in the beds and scourge them.”

Bukhari 3:826 The Prophet said, “Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?” The women said, “Yes.” He said, “This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.”

Bukhari 1:301 “…Then he passed by the women and said, ‘O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).’”


Women In Christianity
Ephesians 5:25-29 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.”

Colossians 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.”

1 Peter 3:7 “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”


Islam & Love For People
Surah 2:276 “Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: For He loveth not creatures ungrateful and wicked.”

Surah 3:31-32 “Say [O Muhammad]: If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your faults, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Say: Obey Allah and the Apostle; but if they turn back, then surely Allah does not love the unbelievers.”

Surah 3:57 “As to those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them their reward; but Allah loveth not those who do wrong.”


Christianity & Love For People
John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

1 John 4:10, 16, 19 “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins…And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him…We love Him because He first loved us.”

Romans 5:6-8 “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Matthew 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”


Islam & Salvation
Surah 23:102-103 “Then those whose balance (of good deeds) is heavy, they will attain salvation: But those whose balance is light, will be those who have lost their souls; in Hell will they abide.”

Surah 5:41 “And whomever Allah desires to lead into sedition, so you will have nothing for him against Allah. Those whom Allah does not desire to purify their hearts will have in this world disgrace, and in the hereafter they will have a great torment.”

Surah 7:178-179 “Whomever Allah guided, so he is the guided, and whomever he leads astray, so those are the losers. And indeed, we have created for hell many of the jinn and the humans.”

Mishkat-ul-Masabih, Vol. 3, p. 107 “Verily Allah created Adam and then rubbed his back with His right hand and took out a progeny from him and said: “I created these for Paradise and with the actions of the inmates of Paradise which they will do.” Afterwards he rubbed his back with his left hand and took out a progeny from him and said: “I created these for Hell and with the actions of the inmates of Hell which they will do.”

Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 334 “The Prophet said, ‘No doubt, death came to him. By Allah, I too wish him good, but by Allah, I do not know what Allah will do with me though I am Allah’s Apostle.’”


Christianity & Salvation
John 5:24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”

1 John 5:11-13 “And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”

Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

As you can see, this booklet has simply sought to compare Islam and Christianity, touching on five crucial categories. This was done from the primary source texts of each religion, without adding any commentary.


Allah & Muhammad are both unholy deceivers, who cannot be trusted and should not be followed. Jesus and the Father have never done evil, are good examples and should be followed. Allah does not love women or anyone who’s not a Muslim. The God of the Bible loves both women and all people, including unbelievers.

In Islam, salvation is basically impossible. In Christianity, salvation is made possible and available through what Jesus did on the cross.He did this out of obedience to the Father and love for all sinners.

DO NOT BE DECEIVED! Fornicators, drunkards, thieves, covetous, homosexuals, liars, idolaters (those who worship, believe in and/or follow other “gods”), murderers, hypocrites and all sinners will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God, but shall be cast into the Lake of Fire (1 Cor. 6:9-10, Eph. 5:5-7, Rev. 20:14-15, 21:8).

The ONLY HOPE for all sinners, including every Muslim, is that they REPENT of ALL SIN, TRUST in JESUS and FOLLOW HIM. God commands ALL people EVERYWHERE to repent and believe the Gospel, because Judgment Day is coming (Mark 1:15, Acts 17:30)! Don’t wait! You could die today and end up in Hell! Get right with God TODAY, while you still can! http://www.RepentOrPerish.org

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