Islam & Christianty

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  • Islam & Christianty

  • Wine, Sex, Gambling

    While, on the one hand, Christianity favors monasticism, on the other hand, it nowhere seems to have prohibited the three gateways to most crimes and sin — wine, gambling and the improper display of physical attractions. Wine, in fact, forms a necessary element of the Holy Communion, and the first miracle of Jesus, as reported in John's Gospel, was the converting of water into wine. It is in the Glorious Qur'an, which contains complete moral guidance, that these evils are prohibited and condemned. Regarding wine and gambling, the Glorious Qur'an says:


    (O ye who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan's handiwork;. Leave it aside in order that ye may succeed. Satan seekth only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of strong drink and games of chance, and to turn yon from Remembrance of God and from Prayer. Will ye then done 7 

    {Quran 5:90-91)


    Jesus prohibited his followers from looking with eyes of lust at the wives of others, but Islam goes further. It prevents men and women from unnecessarily staring at each other, whether with lust or without lust, and wants them to be decently dressed. lt condemns the shameful display of physical charms in the following words:


    Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and be modest. That is purer for them. Lo! God is Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment. 

    (Quran 24:30-31)



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