This, your Religion, is One Religion - the Religion of Abraham, Inclining Toward Truth

Believe in the Book that God has Sent upon His Messenger and the Scripture which He Sent down Before

7:3, Qur'an
Follow, [O mankind], what has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow other than Him any allies.  Little do you remember.

3:2 - 3, Qur'an
[For He is] God - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of existence.  He has sent down upon you, the Book in truth, confirming what was before it.  And He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.

5:47, Qur'an
[So] let the People of the Gospel judge by what God has revealed therein.  And whoever does not judge by what God has revealed - then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient.

5:44, Qur'an
[And] indeed, We sent down the Torah, in which was guidance and light.  The prophets who submitted [to God] judged by it for the Jews, as did the rabbis and scholars by that with which they were entrusted of the Scripture of God, and they were witnesses thereto.  So do not fear the people but fear Me, and do not exchange My verses for a small price.  And whoever does not judge by what God has revealed - then it is those who are the disbelievers.

4:105, Qur'an
[And] indeed, We have revealed to you the Book in truth so you may judge between the people by that which God has shown you.  And do not be for the deceitful an advocate.

4:136, Qur'an
[So] O you who have believed, believe in God and His messenger and the Book that He sent down upon His messenger, and the Scripture which He sent down before.  And whoever disbelieves in God, His Books, His messengers, His angels, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray -

42:13, Qur'an
[For] He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus - to establish the religion and not be divided therein.  Difficult for those who associate others with God is that to which you invite them.  God chooses for Himself whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him].

4:162 - 163, Qur'an
[Thus] those firm in knowledge among them and the believers believe in what has been revealed to you, and what was revealed before you.  And the establishers of prayer [especially] and the givers of charity and the believers in God and the Last Day - those We will give a great reward.  Indeed, We have revealed to you [O Muhammad], as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him.  And We revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the [twelve] tribes [of Israel], Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Book [of Psalms].

23:52 - 53, Qur'an
"[So] indeed this, your religion, is one religion, and I am your Lord, so fear Me."  But the people divided their religion among them into sects - each faction, in what it has, rejoicing -

2:135 - 137, Qur'an
[For] they say, "Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided."  Say, "Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists."  Say, "We have believed in God and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the [twelve] tribes [of Israel] and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord.  We make no distinction between any of them, and we are in submission to Him."  So if they believe in the same as you believe in, then they have been [rightly] guided; but if they turn away, they are only in dissension, and God will be sufficient for you against them.  And He is the Hearing, the Knowing.


Sections of Religion


This, your Religion, is One Religion

God Revealed the Qur'an, Confirming that which Preceded it of the Scripture and as a Criterion over it, so Judge Between them by what God has Revealed

2:4 - 5, Qur'an
[Those] who believe in what has been revealed to you [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain - those are upon guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.

3:3, Qur'an
[For] He has sent down upon you, the Book in truth, confirming what was before it.  And He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.

45:16, Qur'an
And [so] We did certainly give the Children of Israel the Scripture and judgement and prophethood, and We provided them with good things and preferred them over the worlds.

6:84, Qur'an
And We gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - all [of them] We guided.  And Noah, We guided before; and among his descendants, David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron.  Thus do We reward the doers of good.

6:86 - 87, Qur'an
And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot - and all [of them] We preferred over the worlds.  And [some] among their fathers and their descendants and their brothers - and We chose them and We guided them to a straight path.

5:46, Qur'an
[Then] We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous.

6:89, Qur'an
[Thus] those are the ones to whom We gave the Scripture and authority and prophethood.  But if the disbelievers deny it, then We have entrusted it to a people who are not therein disbelievers.

5:48, Qur'an
[And so] We have revealed to you [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scripture and as a criterion over it.  So judge between them by what God has revealed and do not follow their inclinations away from what has come to you of the truth.  To each of you We prescribed a law and a method.  Had God willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good.  To God is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ.

5:49, Qur'an
[So] judge between them by what God has revealed and do not follow their inclinations and beware of them, lest they tempt you away from some of what God has revealed to you.  And if they turn away - then know that God only intends to afflict them with some of their [own] sins.  And indeed, many among the people are defiantly disobedient -

21:92 - 93, Qur'an
[For] indeed this, your religion, is one religion, and I am your Lord, so worship Me.  And [yet] they divided their affair among themselves, [but] all to Us will return.


Do Not Be of those who Divided their Religion - Every Faction Rejoicing in what it Has

Those who Believe in Some Messengers and Disbelieve in Others - those are the Disbelievers, Truly

16:93, Qur'an
If God had willed, He could have made you [of] one religion, but He causes to stray whom He wills and guides whom He wills.  And you will surely be questioned about what you used to do.

30:32, Qur'an
[So do not be] of those who have divided their religion and become sects, every faction rejoicing in what it has -

2:113, Qur'an
[For] the Jews say "The Christians have nothing [true] to stand on," and the Christians say, "The Jews have nothing to stand on," although they [both] recite the Scripture.  Thus the polytheists speak the same as their words.  But God will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they used to differ.

42:14, Qur'an
And they did not become divided until after knowledge had come to them - out of jealous animosity between themselves.  And if not for a word that preceded from your Lord [postponing the penalty] until a specified time, it would have been concluded between them.  And indeed, those who were granted inheritance of the Scripture after them are, concerning [the Qur'an], in disquieting doubt -

2:91, Qur'an
[For] when it is said to them, "Believe in what God has revealed," they say, "We believe [only] in what was revealed to us."  And they disbelieve in what came after it, while it is the truth confirming that which is with them.

4:150, Qur'an
[But] indeed, those who disbelieve in God and His messengers and wish to discriminate between God and His messengers and say, "We believe in some and disbelieve in others," and wish to adopt a way in between -

John 9:29, Gospel
[As the Pharisees said,] "We know that God spoke to Moses, [but as for] this [Jesus], we do not know from where he is." -

4:151, Qur'an
Those are the disbelievers, truly.  And We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment.

6:159, Qur'an
[So] indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects - you are not [associated] with them in anything.  Their affair is only [left] to God; then He will inform them about what they used to do.

4:152, Qur'an
[But] they who believe in God and His messengers and do not discriminate between any of them - to those He is going to give their rewards.  And ever is God Forgiving and Merciful.

2:285, Qur'an
[And thus] the messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers.  All of them have believed in God and His angels and His Books and His messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His messengers."  And they say, "We hear and we obey.  [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination."

3:84, Qur'an
[So] say, "We have believed in God and in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the [twelve] tribes of [Israel], and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord.  We make no distinction between any of them, and we are submitting to Him."


God Named you Muslims Before in the Former Scriptures - in Submission to God

For God has Submitted All Things under His Feet

Psalms 81:15, Torah
The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves to Him, but their time should have endured forever.

Romans 10:3, Gospel
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

James 4:7, Gospel
[So] submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Corinthians 15:27 - 28, Gospel
For He has submitted all things under His feet.  But when He says all things are submitted under [Him, it is] manifest that He is excepted, who submitted all things under Him.  And when all things will be submitted to Him, then the Son [of man] himself will also be submitted to Him who submitted all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

3:83, Qur'an
So is it other than the religion of God they desire, while to Him have submitted [all] those within the heavens and earth, willingly or by compulsion, and to Him they will be returned?

22:78, Qur'an
[So] strive for God with the striving due to Him.  He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty.  [It is] the religion of your father, Abraham.  God named you "Muslims" [in submission to God] before [in former Scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the messenger may be a witness over you and you may be witnesses over the people.  So establish prayer and give charity and hold fast to God.  He is your protector; and excellent is the protector, and excellent is the helper.

31:22, Qur'an
[So] whoever submits his face to God while he is a doer of good - then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold.  And to God will be the outcome of [all] matters.


Those who were Jews or Christians will have their Reward with their Lord

Those who Believed in God and the Last Day and did Righteousness - No Fear will there be Concerning them

5:9, Qur'an
God has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds [that] for them there is forgiveness and great reward.

5:69, Qur'an
[So] indeed, those who have believed and those who were Jews or Sabeans or Christians - those [among them] who believed in God and the Last Day and did righteousness - no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.

5:12, Qur'an
[For] God had already taken a covenant from the Children of Israel, and We delegated from among them twelve leaders.  And God said, "I am with you.  If you establish prayer and give charity and believe in My messengers and support them and loan God a goodly loan, I will surely remove from you your misdeeds and admit you to gardens beneath which rivers flow.  But whoever of you disbelieves after that has certainly strayed from the soundness of the way."

45:17 - 18, Qur'an
[Thus,] We [certainly] gave them clear proofs of the matter [of religion].  And they did not differ except after knowledge had come to them - out of jealous animosity between themselves.  Indeed, your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they used to differ.  Then We put you on an ordained way concerning the matter [of religion]; so follow it and do not follow the inclinations of those who do not know.

7:40 - 42, Qur'an
[For] indeed, those who deny Our verses and are arrogant toward them - the gates of Heaven will not be opened for them, nor will they enter Paradise until a camel enters into the eye of a needle.  And thus do We recompense the criminals.  They will have from Hell a bed and over them coverings [of fire].  And thus do We recompense the wrongdoers.  But those who believed and did righteous deeds - We charge no soul except [within] its capacity.  Those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally -

38:45 - 50, Qur'an
[So] remember Our servants, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - those of strength and [religious] vision.  Indeed, We chose them for an exclusive quality: remembrance of the home [of the Hereafter].  And indeed they are, to Us, among the chosen and outstanding.  And remember Ishmael, Elisha and Dhul-Kifl, and all are among the outstanding.  This is a reminder.  And indeed, for the righteous is a good place of return - Gardens of Eden, whose gates will be opened to them.

2:62, Qur'an
[So] indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans - those [among them] who believed in God and the Last Day and did righteousness - will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.

41:30, Qur'an
[For] indeed, those who have said, "Our Lord is God" and then remained on a right course - the angels will descend upon them, [saying], "Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised."

50:31 - 34, Qur'an
[So] Paradise will be brought near to the righteous, not far, [it will be said], "This is what you were promised - for every returner [to God] and keeper [of His covenant] who feared the Most Merciful unseen and came with a heart returning [in repentance].  Enter it in peace.  This is the Day of Eternity."


Let the People of the Scripture Judge by what God has Revealed Therein

O People of the Scripture, you are Standing on Nothing Until you Uphold the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been Revealed to you from your Lord

5:65, Qur'an
If only the People of the Scripture had believed and feared God, We would have removed from them their misdeeds and admitted them to Gardens of Pleasure.

5:66, Qur'an
And if only they upheld [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to them from their Lord, they would have consumed [provision] from above them and from beneath their feet.  Among them are a moderate community, but many of them - evil is that which they do.

62:5, Qur'an
[For] the example of those who were entrusted with the Torah and then did not take it on is like that of a donkey who carries volumes [of books].  Wretched is the example of the people who deny the signs of God.  And God does not guide the wrongdoing people -

5:42 - 44, Qur'an
[For they are] avid listeners to falsehood, devourers of [what is] unlawful.  So if they come to you, judge between them or turn away from them.  And if you turn away from them - never will they harm you at all.  And if you judge, judge between them with justice.  Indeed, God loves those who act justly.  But how is it that they come to you for judgement while they have the Torah, in which is the judgement of God?  Then they turn away, [even] after that; but those are not [in fact] believers.  Indeed, We sent down the Torah, in which was guidance and light.  The prophets who submitted [to God] judged by it for the Jews, as did the rabbis and scholars by that with which they were entrusted of the Scripture of God, and they were witnesses thereto.  So do not fear the people but fear Me, and do not exchange My verses for a small price.  And whoever does not judge by what God has revealed [therein] - then it is those who are the disbelievers.

5:45, Qur'an
And We ordained for them therein a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth [as legal retribution], and for wounds is legal retribution.  But whoever gives [up his right as] charity, it is an expiation for him.  And whoever does not judge by what God has revealed - then it is those who are the wrongdoers.

5:46, Qur'an
And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous.

5:47, Qur'an
[So] let the People of the Gospel judge by what God has revealed therein.  And whoever does not judge by what God has revealed - then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient.

5:68, Qur'an
[So] say, "O People of the Scripture, you are [standing] on nothing until you uphold [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to you from your Lord."  And that which has been revealed to you [O Muhammad] from your Lord will surely increase many of them in transgression and disbelief.  So do not grieve over the disbelieving people.

3:113 - 115, Qur'an
[But] they are not [all] the same; among the People of the Scripture is a community standing [in obedience], reciting the verses of God during periods of the night and prostrating [in prayer].  They believe in God and the Last Day, and they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and hasten to good deeds.  And those are among the righteous.  And whatever good they do - never will it be removed from them.  And God is Knowing of the righteous.

3:199, Qur'an
And indeed, among the People of the Scripture are those who believe in God and what was revealed to you [O Muhammad] and what was revealed to them, [being] humbly submissive to God.  They do not exchange the verses of God for a small price.  Those will have their reward with their Lord.  Indeed, God is swift in account.


Fulfill the Covenant of the Prophets

If there Comes a Messenger Confirming what is with you, then you Must Believe in him and Support him

3:81, Qur'an
[So recall, O People of the Scripture], when God took the covenant of the prophets, [saying], "Whatever I give you of the Scripture and wisdom and then there comes to you a messenger confirming what is with you, you [must] believe in him and support him." [God] said, "Have you acknowledged and taken upon that My commitment?"  They said, "We have acknowledged it."  He said, "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses."

2:89, Qur'an
[But] when there came to them a Book from God confirming that which was with them - although before they used to pray for victory against those who disbelieved - but [then] when there came to them that which they recognized, they disbelieved in it; so the curse of God will be upon the disbelievers.

2:91, Qur'an
[For] when it is said to them, "Believe in what God has revealed," they say, "We believe [only] in what was revealed to us."  And they disbelieve in what came after it, while it is the truth confirming that which is with them.  Say, "Then why did you kill the prophets of God before, if you are [indeed] believers?"

Luke 11:49, Gospel
"Therefore," [Jesus said,] "The wisdom of God also said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, and [some] of them they will slay and persecute.'

Matthew 23:29 - 30, Gospel
[So] woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  Because you build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, and say, 'If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'"

35:42, Qur'an
And [thus] they swore by God their strongest oaths that if a warner came to them, they would be more guided than [any] one of the [previous] nations.  But when a warner came to them, it did not increase them except in aversion.

Matthew 23:31 - 32, Gospel
"Therefore," [Jesus said,] "You are witnesses to yourselves, that you are the children of those who killed the prophets.  Fill up then the measure of your fathers."

5:78, Qur'an
[And so] cursed were those who disbelieved among the Children of Israel by the tongue of Jesus, the son of Mary, and of David.  That was because they disobeyed and [habitually] transgressed.

37:69 - 70, Qur'an
[For] indeed they found their fathers astray.  So they hastened [to follow] in their footsteps.

2:170, Qur'an
And [so] when it is said to them, "Follow what God has revealed," they say, "Rather, we will follow that which we found our fathers doing."  Even though their fathers understood nothing, nor were they guided?

43:22, Qur'an
Rather, they say, "Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are in their footsteps [rightly] guided."

19:37, Qur'an
[And thus] the factions differed [concerning Jesus] from among them, so woe to those who disbelieved - from the scene of a tremendous Day.

35:25, Qur'an
And [so] if they deny you [O Muhammad] - then already have those before them denied.  Their messengers came to them with clear proofs and written ordinances and with the enlightening Scripture.

3:105, Qur'an
[So] do not be like the ones who became divided and differed after the clear proofs had come to them.  And those will have a great punishment.


Follow the Religion of Abraham, Inclining Toward Truth

God Made a Promise to Abraham - that in his Seed will All the Nations of the Earth be Blessed

29:46, Qur'an
Do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and [that which was] revealed to you.  And our God and your God is one; and we are in submission to Him."

2:135, Qur'an
[But] they say, "Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided."  [So] say, "Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists."

2:140, Qur'an
Or do you say that Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the [twelve] tribes [of Israel] were Jews or Christians?  Say, "Are you more knowing or is God?  And who is more unjust than one who conceals a testimony he has from God?  And God is not unaware of what you do.

3:66 - 67, Qur'an
[For] here you are - those who have argued about that of which you have [some] knowledge, but why do you argue about that of which you have no knowledge?  And God knows, while you know not.  Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, submitting to God.  And he was not of the polytheists.

16:120 - 123, Qur'an
Indeed, Abraham was a [comprehensive] leader, devoutly obedient to God, inclining toward truth, and he was not of those who associate others with God.  [He was] grateful for His favors.  God chose him and guided him to a straight path.  And We gave him good in this world, and indeed, in the Hereafter he will be among the righteous.  Then We revealed to you, to follow the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of those who associate with God.

2:132, Qur'an
And Abraham instructed his sons and Jacob, "O my sons, indeed God has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are in submission to God."

Genesis 18:17 - 19, Torah
[And thus remember that God said,] "I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they will keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgement; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He has spoken of him."

Hebrews 6:13, Gospel
[And so] when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no greater, He swore by Himself,

Genesis 22:17 - 18, Torah
[Saying,] "That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and your seed will possess the gate of his enemies; and in your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed My voice."

2:131, Qur'an
[For] when his Lord said to him, "Submit", he said "I have submitted to the Lord of the worlds."

37:108 - 110, Qur'an
[And thus] We left for [Abraham favorable mention] among later generations:  "Peace upon Abraham."  Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good.

3:95, Qur'an
[So] say, "God has told the truth.  So follow the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of the polytheists."

2:136, Qur'an
[So] say, "We have believed in God and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the [twelve] tribes [of Israel] and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord.  We make no distinction between any of them, and we are in submission to Him."

42:15, Qur'an
So to that [religion of God] invite, and remain on a right course as you are commanded and do not follow their inclinations but say, "I have believed in what God has revealed of [the Qur'an], and I have been commanded to do justice among you.  God is our Lord and your Lord.  For us are our deeds, and for you your deeds.  There is no [need for] argument between us and you.  God will bring us together, and to Him is the [final] destination."


God Took Abraham as an Intimate Friend

2 Chronicles 20:7, Torah
[Are] You not our God, [who] drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and [who] gave [this land] to the seed of Abraham, Your friend forever?

*[1 Maccabees 2:52], Torah
[For] was Abraham not found faithful in temptation, and it was imputed to him for righteousness?

*James 2:23, Gospel
And [thus] the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness;" and he was called the Friend of God.

4:125, Qur'an
[So] who is better in religion than one who submits himself to God while being a doer of good and follows the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth?  And God took Abraham as an intimate friend.

6:161, Qur'an
[So] say, "Indeed, my Lord has guided me to a straight path - a correct religion - the way of Abraham, inclining toward truth.  And he was not among those who associated others with God."

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