The Qur’an contradicts the Bible

The story of Noah and the flood

  1. The Quran in Surah 11:42 & 43 says that one of the sons of Noah refused to go into the Ark and was drowned in the flood, while the Bible says that all three sons of Noah went into the Ark with him and were saved from the flood (Genesis 7:7).
  2. In Surah 11:44 the Quran says that the Ark came to rest on top of mount Judi, While the Bible says that it was Mount Ararat (Genesis 8:4).

The Story of Abraham

  1. Abraham's father, according to the Quran, is Azar (Surah 6:74), while the Bible says that his name was Terah (Genesis 11:26).
  2. The Quran says Abraham lived in the valley of Mecca (Surah 14:37),while the Bible says he lived in Hebron (Genesis 13:18).
  3. In the Quran Abraham sacrificed Ismael (Surah 37:100-112),while the Bible says it was Isaac (Genesis 22)
  4. The Quran says that he built the Kaaba (Surah 2:125-127). The Bible has no record of that.

The story of Moses

  1. The Quran states that the one who adopted Moses was Pharaoh's wife (Surah 28:9), While the Bible says it was Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus 2:5)
  2. The Quran states that Haman lived in Egypt during Moses' time (Surah 27:4-6), while the Bible says that Haman lived in Persia during King Ahasuerus time (Esther 3:1).
  3. The Qur’an states that Pharaoh asked Haman to build him a tower to the God of Moses (Surah 28:38: “Pharaoh said: "O Chiefs! no god do I know for you but myself: therefore, O Haman! light me a (kiln to bake bricks) out of clay, and build me a lofty palace, that I may mount up to the God of Moses: but as far as I am concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!"  Whereas the Bible states in a well known story ("the Tower of Babel") of an event that took place long before Abraham, who lived at least 400 years before Moses. [See Genesis 11:1-9, especially the verses 3-4, "Let us build make bricks and bake them thoroughly. ... and build a ... tower that reaches to the heavens."]

The story of Mary (the mother of Jesus)

  1. The Quran states that her brother was Aaron (Surah 19:28), while the Bible says that Aaron lived 1300 years before Mary (Mother of Jesus), and his sister was Miriam (Mary in English). (Numbers 26:59).
  2. The Qur’an states that she is the daughter of Imran (Surah 66:12; 3:35-36), while the Bible says that Miriam (the sister of Aaron) is the daughter of Imran.
  3. That she gave birth to Jesus under a palm tree (Surah 19:13),while the Bible says it was in a stable (Luke 2:7).
  4. That Zacharias could not speak for three days (Surah 19:10), while the Bible says he could not speak until the child was born (or for about 9 months) Luke 1:20.