Louis Palme / Oct 26, 2011

Compiled from Internet sources by Louis Palme


Finally, someone has listed the honorable and just verses from the Quran.  The list contains 75 verses, called “good stuff,” out of the 6346 verses in the Quran.  That’s less than 1.2 percent.  However, Islam includes the concept of abrogation where some verses were rendered invalid by subsequent contradictory verses. (See Surah 2:106.)  No Muslim would dare make a list of the abrogated  and the abrogating verses, but a former Muslim and Christian scholar, Anwarul Haqq, made a study in 1926, and his published findings can be found at http://www.muhammadanism.org/Quran/abrogation_koran.pdf.   The abrogated verses in the list below are marked with the symbol *.  Out of the “good” verses listed below, only 58 were not abrogated by subsequent verses.  Consequently, the total number of unabrogated “good” verses in the Quran amounts to about 0.9 percent.  You can’t make a good religion if fewer than one percent of the statements by Allah would be considered “good” by contemporary standards.   Source: The Skeptic’s Annotated Quran  (http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/ )


1.     Don't confuse truth with falsehood or knowingly conceal the truth. 2:42


2.     Pay the poor-due. 2:43, 110, 277


3.     Be good to parents, relatives, orphans, and the needy. Speak kindly and pay the poor-due. 2:83*


4.     If you believe it, prove it. (A good rule, but does it apply to Muslims, too?) 2:111


5.     The Jews say the Christians are wrong, and vice versa. Yet they both believe in the Scriptures. 2:113


6.     Give of your wealth to family, relatives, and the needy. Set slaves free. 2:177


7.     Do not fight wars of aggression. (Does this apply only during Ramadan?) 2:190*


8.     "Do good." 2:195


9.     Spend your money for good: to help your parents, your family, orphans, wayfarers, and the needy. 2:215*


10.  Help orphans. 2:220


11.  "There is no compulsion in religion." (But see the next verse which says that disbelievers will burn forever in Hell.) 2:256*


12.  Don't argue about things that you know nothing about. 3:66


13.  Do not be guilty of usury, doubling and quadrupling the sum lent. 3:130


14.  I suffer not the work of any worker, male or female, to be lost. Ye proceed one from another. 3:195


15.  Help orphans and don't steal from them. 4:2, 4:10*


16.  Men and women proceed from one another. 4:25


17.  "Kill not one another." 4:29*


18.  Be kind to parents, relatives, orphans, the needy, neighbors, and travelers. 4:36


19.  Whoever participates in a good cause, will be rewarded. Whoever participates in an evil cause, will bear the consequences thereof. (It's not true, but it's a nice thought.) 4:85


20.  If someone says Hi to you say Hi (or Howdy) back to them. 4:86


21.  It is good to help the poor and make peace. 4:114


22.  Value justice, for both poor and rich, even when it adversely affects you or your family's interests. 4:135


23.  Don't lend money at unfairly high rates of interest. 4:161


24.  "O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion." Other translations render this "O people of the Book, do not be fanatical in your faith." (Amen to that!) 4:171


25.  Don't hate other people. Treat everyone fairly. 5:8


26.  Whoever kills a human being, it is as if he had killed all mankind. Whoever saves the life of one, it is as if he had saved the life of all. (But see the next verse which says that the enemies of Allah and Muhammad will be killed, crucified, have their hands and feet cut off, or expelled. And after they die they will face "an awful doom.") 5:32-33*


27.  Pay the poor-due. 5:55


28.  Feed and clothe the needy. Set a slave free. 5:89


29.  Do good to parents, don't kill your children or other living things unnecessarily. 6:151*


30.  Don't steal from orphans. Don't cheat or lie. 6:152


31.  Pay the poor-due. 7:156


32.  Be kind and forgiving toward others. 7:199*


33.  And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it. 8:61*


34.  Pay the poor-due, but only if they are Muslims. [Never help a non-Muslim. (See 28:86)] 9:18


35.  Alms are for the poor and needy, to free captives and debtors, and to help wayfarers. But not for non-Muslims. [Never help a non-Muslim. (See 28:86)] 9:60


36.  Men and women are protecting friends of one another. They enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and pay the poor-due. 9:71


37.  "We see thee [Noah] but a mortal like us, and we see not that any follow thee save the most abject among us, without reflection. We behold in you no merit above us - nay, we deem you liars." 11:27


38.  "Do not evil in the earth." Treat people fairly, respect their possessions, and avoid evil. 11:85


39.  Be kind to your relatives. 16:90


40.  Be kind to your parents. Treat them with respect in their old age. 17:23*


41.  Help your family, the needy, and wayfarer. Don't selfishly squander your wealth. 17:26


42.  Don't kill your children to avoid falling into poverty. 17:31


43.  Don't steal from orphans. 17:34


44.  Don't follow what you don't know. 17:36


45.  "Speak that which is kindlier." 17:53


46.  "Increase me in knowledge." 20:114*


47.  Feed the poor and unfortunate. 22:28


48.  Don't lie. 22:30


49.  Be kind to others, forbid injustice, and pay the poor-due. 22:41


50.  Pay the poor-due. 22:78*


51.  Pay the poor-due. 23:4


52.  Repel evil with that which is better. 23:96*


53.  Pay the poor-due. 24:37, 24:56


54.  Repel evil with good. 28:54


55.  Be kind to your parents. 29:8


56.  Men and women should help each other with love and mercy. 30:21


57.  Help your family, the needy, and wayfarers. 30:38


58.  Pay the poor-due. 31:4


59.  "Be modest in thy bearing and subdue thy voice." 31:19


60.  "Speak words straight to the point." Say what you mean; mean what you say. 33:70


61.  Good and evil are not the same. Repel evil with goodness. That way your enemies will become your friends. 41:34*


62.  Be loving and kind to your relatives. 42:23*


63.  It is wrong to oppress people. 42:42


64.  Live peacefully with disbelievers. 43:88-89*


65.  Be kind to your parents. 46:15


66.  Don't defame, insult, spy on, or backbite one another.. 49:11-12


67.  Give of your wealth to help the poor. 51:19*


68.  "A guess can never take the place of the truth." 53:28


69.  Pay the poor-due. 58:13


70.  Pay the poor-due. 73:20


71.  Don't defraud. 83:1-3


72.  Free a slave, feed the hungry, and exhort one another to pity. 90:13-17


73.  Don't oppress orphans or drive away beggars. 93:9-10


74.  Pay the poor-due. That is true religion. 98:5


Let each person believe (or disbelieve) whatever he or she wishes. 109:1, 6*

Disclaimer: The articles published on this site represent the view of their writers.