Muhammad’s Plagiarisms


Muhammad’s Plagiarism of the Bible
Genesis 1:1-5

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
Genesis 1:1-5 – KJV
1. Qur’an:

Praise be God, Who created the heavens and the earth, and made the darkness and the light. Yet those who reject Faith hold (others) as equal, with their Guardian-Lord.
Qur’an 6:1
And We appoint the night and the day two portents. Then We make dark the portent of the night, and We make the portent of the day sight-giving, that ye may seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may know the computation of the years, and the reckoning; and everything have We expounded with a clear expounding.
Qur’an 17:12
Genesis 1:2

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:2 – KJV
2 Qur’an:

And He it is Who has created the heavens and the earth in six Days and His Throne was on the water,
Qur’an 11:7
Genesis 1:6-8

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Genesis 1:6-8 – KJV
3. Qur’an:

Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe?
Qur’an 21:30
Genesis 1:12

And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself,
Genesis 1:12 – KJV
4. Qur’an:

And the earth – We have spread it forth and made in it firm mountains and caused to grow in it of every suitable thing.
Qur’an 15:19
Psalms 104:19

He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
Psalms 104:19 -KJV
5. Qur’an:

It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty), and measured out stages for her; that ye might know the number of years and the count (of time). Nowise did God create this but in truth and righteousness. (Thus) doth He explain His Signs in detail, for those who understand.
Qur’an 10:5
Genesis 1:31

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 1:31 – KJV
6. Qur’an:

Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six Days, then He mounted the Throne. The Beneficent! Ask anyone informed concerning Him!
Qur’an 25:59
Psalms 24:1

The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Psalms 24:1 – KJV
7. Qur’an:

Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. And We charged those who received the Scripture before you, and (We charge) you, that ye keep your duty toward Allah. And if ye disbelieve, lo! unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and Allah is ever Absolute, Owner of Praise.
Qur’an 4:131
Psalms 33:6-9

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the army of heaven by the breath of his mouth.He makes the waters of the sea come together in a mass; he keeps the deep seas in store-houses. Let the earth be full of the fear of the Lord; let all the people of the world be in holy fear of him. For he gave the word, and it was done; by his order it was fixed for ever.
Psalms 33:6-9 – KJV
8. Qur’an:

The Originator of the heavens and the earth! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
Qur’an 2:117
Psalms 104:25-26

So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
Psalms 104:25-26 – KJV
If you send out your spirit, they are given life; you make new the face of the earth.
Psalms 104:30 – KJV
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
Psalms 147:8-9 – KJV
9. Qur’an:

Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of night and day, and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to men, and the water which Allah sendeth down from the sky, thereby reviving the earth after its death, and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein, and (in) the ordinance of the winds, and the clouds obedient between heaven and earth: are signs (of Allah’s Sovereignty) for people who have sense.
Qur’an 2:164
Psalms 86:8-9

Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
Psalms 86:8-9
10. Qur’an:

There is no god but He: That is the witness of God, His angels, and those endued with knowledge, standing firm on justice. There is no god but He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise.
Qur’an 3:18
Psalms 135:15-18

The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
Psalms 135:15-18 – KJV
11. Qur’an:

And if ye call them to the Guidance, they follow you not. Whether ye call them or are silent is all one for you. Lo! those on whom ye call beside Allah are slaves like unto you. Call on them now, and let them answer you, if ye are truthful! Have they feet wherewith they walk, or have they hands wherewith they hold, or have they eyes wherewith they see, or have they ears wherewith they hear? Say: Call upon your (so-called) partners (of Allah), and then contrive against me, spare me not!
Qur’an 7:193
Deuteronomy 32:39

See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
Deuteronomy 32:39 – KJV
The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
1 Samuel 2:6 – KJV
12. Qur’an:

And verily, it is We Who give life, and Who give death: it is We Who remain inheritors (after all else passes away)
Qur’an 15:23
1 Samuel 2:7-8

The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and he hath set the world upon them.
1 Samuel 2:7-8 – KJV
13 Qur’an:

Say O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.
Qur’an 3:26
Psalms 44:21

Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Psalms 44:21 – KJV
14 Qur’an:

Say: “Whether ye hide what is in your hearts or reveal it, God knows it all: He knows what is in the heavens, and what is on earth. And God has power over all things.
Qur’an 3:29
Psalms 113:4

The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
Psalms 113:4 – KJV
15 Qur’an:

Possessor of the highest rank, Lord of power: He makes the inspiration to light by His command upon whom He pleases of His servants, that he may warn (men) of the day of meeting.
Qur’an 40:15
Deuteronomy 25:13-16

Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Deuteronomy 25:13-16 – KJV
16 Qur’an:

You shall give full measure when you trade, and weigh equitably. This is better and more righteous.
Qur’an 17:35
Deuteronomy 10:20 & 30:20

Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; Him shalt thou serve, and to Him shalt thou cleave and swear by His name.
Deuteronomy 10:20 – KJV
that thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him; for He is thy life and the length of thy days, that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”
Deuteronomy 30:20 – KJV
17 Qur’an:

And remember the Name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with a complete devotion.
Qur’an 73:08
Psalms 113:1-2

Praise ye the LORD! Praise, O ye servants of the LORD; praise the name of the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
Psalms 113:1-2 – KJV
18 Qur’an:

And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear without loudness in words in the mornings, and in the afternoons and be not of those who are neglectful.
Qur’an 7:205
Psalms 4:5

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD
Psalms 4:5 – KJV
19 Qur’an:

And Allah’s is the Invisible of the heavens and the earth, and unto Him the whole matter will be returned. So worship Him and put thy trust in Him. Lo! thy Lord is not unaware of what ye (mortals) do.
Qur’an 11:123
Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:7 – KJV
20 Qur’an:

If ye are thankless, yet Allah is Independent of you, though He is not pleased with thanklessness for His bondmen; and if ye are thankful He is pleased therewith for you. No laden soul will bear another’s load. Then unto your Lord is your return; and He will tell you what ye used to do. Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).
Qur’an 39:7
Deuteronomy 15:11, 14:29 & Proverbs 28:27

for the poor shall never cease out of the land. Therefore I command thee, saying: `Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy in thy land.’
Deuteronomy 15:11 – KJV
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack, but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Proverbs 28:27 – KJV
And the Levite (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee), and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within thy gates, shall come and shall eat and be satisfied, that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
Deuteronomy 14:29 – KJV
21 Qur’an:

(Alms are) for the poor who are confined in the way of Allah — they cannot go about in the land; the ignorant man thinks them to be rich on account of (their) abstaining (from begging); you can recognise them by their mark; they do not beg from men importunately; and whatever good thing you spend, surely Allah knows it. (As for) those who spend their property by night and by day, secretly and openly, they shall have their reward from their Lord and they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve. Those who swallow down usury cannot arise except as one whom Shaitan has prostrated by (his) touch does rise. That is because they say, trading is only like usury; and Allah has allowed trading and forbidden usury. To whomsoever then the admonition has come from his Lord, then he desists, he shall have what has already passed, and his affair is in the hands of Allah; and whoever returns (to it) — these arc the inmates of the fire; they shall abide in it. Allah does not bless usury, and He causes charitable deeds to prosper, and Allah does not love any ungrateful sinner. Surely they who believe and do good deeds and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate they shall have their reward from their Lord, and they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
Qur’an 2:273-277
Proverbs 19:17

He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.
Proverbs 19:17 – KJV
22 Qur’an:

Who is it that will lend unto Allah a goodly loan, so that He may give it increase manifold? Allah straiteneth and enlargeth. Unto Him ye will return.
Qur’an 2:245
Proverbs 23:22 & 30:17

Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:22 – KJV
The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Proverbs 30:17 – KJV
“Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Exodus 20:12 – KJV
23 Qur’an:

And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him, and goodness to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so much as) “Ugh” nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word. And make yourself submissively gentle to them with compassion, and say: O my Lord! have compassion on them, as they brought me up (when I was) little.
Qur’an 17:23-24
Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:31-32 – KJV
24 Qur’an:

You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.
Qur’an 7:199
And let not those of you who possess grace and abundance swear against giving to the near of kin and the poor and those who have fled in Allah’s way, and they should pardon and turn away. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Qur’an 24:22
Those who spend (benevolently) in ease as well as in straitness, and those who restrain (their) anger and pardon men; and Allah loves the doers of good (to others).
Qur’an 3:134
Matthew 5:27-29

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Matthew 5:27-29 – KJV
25 Qur’an:

Say to the believing men that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts; that is purer for them; surely Allah is Aware of what they do; And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known; and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be successful.
Qur’an 24:30-31
1 Corinthians 5:11 & Corinthians 10:14

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
1 Corinthians 5:11 – KJV
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
Corinthians 10:14 – KJV
26 Qur’an:

You shall maintain your devotion absolutely to GOD alone. Anyone who sets up any idol beside GOD is like one who fell from the sky, then gets snatched up by vultures, or blown away by the wind into a deep ravine.
Qur’an 22:31
Matthew 10:12-13

And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Matthew 10:12-13 – KJV
27 Qur’an:

There is no fault in the blind, and there is no fault in the lame, and there is no fault in the sick, neither in yourselves, that you eat of your houses, or your fathers’ houses, or your mothers’ houses, or your brothers’ houses, or your sisters’ houses, or the houses of your uncles or your aunts paternal, or the houses of your uncles or your aunts maternal, or that whereof you own the keys, or of your friend; there is no fault in you that you eat all together, or in groups separately. But when you enter houses, greet one another with a greeting from God, blessed and good. So God makes clear to you the signs; haply you will understand.
Qur’an 24:61 [1]


It cannot be a coincidence that so many verses in the Quran are similar to that in the Bible. Islam came in the 7th century, 600 years after Christianity. There is very little uniqueness in Islam, having adopted most of the major rituals of Pagan Quraysh worship and then plagiarised Christian doctrines to form a new cult. Hence there are  serious questions regarding the historicity, the uniqueness and the beneficence of their god, Allah. Allah is, without a  doubt, a composition of the Arabic Quraysh and Christian and Judaic mythology of the day.

Muhammad’s preachings were ridiculed and rejected by the Jews, Christians, and the pagan Arabs of his day and that made him very bitter and angry. Hence Muhammad’s verses of violence and hatred (Jihad and killings) has been attributed to this rejection.

With today’s scientific knowledge we know that the Angel Gabril/Gabriel was fictitious and could never have communicated with Muhammad. We also can be sure that Allah, God too is a mythical figure worshipped by ancient cultures of the day and adopted by the Abrahamic faiths. In fact, neither history nor archaeology support the historicity of Abraham or Adam. All these ancient figures have been the product of myths and legends of old. So it is time Muslim scholars get real and see the true roots and myths of their beliefs.

Muhammad grew up in the culture of the Quraysh tribe, a pagan, Hubal (moon god) worshipping, alien culture from Judaism or Christianity. But Muhammad who was exposed to Judaism and Christianity was so impressed by the freedom and monotheism of the Jewish and Christin faiths that he was determined to modernise the faith of his ancestors from polytheism to monotheism. Therefore you will find that Muhammad introduced many concepts from the Bible that were alien to the Quraysh beliefs like: monotheism, Abraham and Isaac and Ishmael (the ancestors of Judaism), Heaven(Paradise) and Hell, creation, and the creation of man from clay, creation of the Universe, and many other concepts into his new Islam.

Muhammad’s Angel Gabriel(Myth), and Allah (also a Myth), did not have many original ideas or concepts of Heaven or God or creation and adopted the concepts from other faiths. The evidence in the Quran speaks for itself. So Muhammad’s Islam is a hodge-podge of Arab and Quraysh religious beliefs corrupted with Judaism and Christianity and  very  bitter rhetoric from Muhammad himself having been rejected and ridiculed for his preachings of the new religion Islam which had a very slow beginning were it not for Muhammad’s introduction of brutal and violent methods to recruit followers. This included the death penalty for those who left Islam.


[1] Plagiarism of the Bible:

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