Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Ten Commandments

Months ago, Najma of a Star in Mosul wrote about Jonah and Moses indicating their burial sites were the location of mosques. I asked, since they honor Moses, if the Koran included the Ten Commandments. This is a copy of her post in response.
The Ten Commandments0) (Exodus 12: 1-17 & Deuteronomy 5: 6-21)0) Confirmation in the Quran (Chapter: Verse)
1. Thou shall not take any God except one God.
1. "There is no God except one God" (47:19)
2. Thou shall make no image of God.
2. "There is nothing whatsoever like unto Him" (42:11)
3. Thou shall not use God's name in vain.
3. "Make not God's name an excuse to your oaths" (2:224)
4. Thou shall honor thy mother and father.
4. "Be kind to your parents if one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not a word of contempt nor repel them but address them in terms of honor." (17:23)
5. Thou shall not steal.
5. "As for the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands, but those who repent After a crime and reform shall beforgiven by God for God is forgiving and kind." (5:38 - 39)
6. Thou shall not lie or give false testimony.
6. "They invoke a curse of God if they lie." (24:7) "Hide not the testimony" (2:283)
7. Thou shall not kill.
7. "If anyone has killed one person it is as if he had killed the whole mankind" (5:32)
8. Thou shall not commit adultery.
8. "Do not come near adultery. It is an indecent deed and a way for otherevils." (17:32)
9. Thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife or possessions.
9, "Do good to your parents, relatives and neighbors." (4:36) Saying of the Prophet Muhammad (P) "One of the greatest sins is to have illicit sex with your neighbors wife".
10. Thou shall keep the Sabbath holy.
10. "When the call for the Friday Prayer is made, hasten to the remembrance of God and leave off your business." (62:9

Interesting that we have so much in common and yet the 'martyrs' do not seem to pay attention to their holy book.


  1. It is indeed a sad obstacle. Maybe if they and you would keep bringing up the similarities (unity) instead of the differences (multiculturism), we could move forward!

    Great article. How are you doing? I miss everyone. I have been busy trying to get my cyber newspaper off the ground. It is coming along...very slowly. lol. The Knickerbocker News. Would you like to be the religious reporter? Anything that tickles your fancy. (I need reporters!) lol. Have a great day.

  2. You have spammers galore girl!

    Yes it would be nice if... But the Koran goes on to command many other things....

    Muhammeds Own Words

    Answering Islam

  3. This may have a chance in changing things:

    Free Muslims

  4. That is pretty interesting.