Originally Posted by SUNNY WINTERS
so if you don't know the bible, you don't know the Quaran correct ?
Personally, I think that to know one, is to know the other. Or, if you go from The Qur'an to The Bible, which should really be The Gospel, it's to know a bit of what the latter was teaching, and to learn some new things.
It tells us a few times in The Qur'an that this book, The Qur'an, was sent to confirm that which came before it, these being The Gospel and The Torah, respectively. Also, The Qur'an tells us that much of what was mentioned in previous scriptures was left out of this Last Message, while some things that weren't in the previous messages were revealed in The Qur'an.
It definitely confirms The Gospel though, one of the few lessons that is repeated word for word in The Qur'an that is also in The Gospel is, "A rich man shall not enter paradise until a camel passes through the eye of a needle."
More obvious confirmations to this are statements such as "And unto David, We (God and His Angels) gave The Psalms."
This, I believe, is one of the main reasons that a lot of people who pick up The Qur'an are either angry or scared, because they expect it NOT to confirm the books that are with them, and to say something unfamiliar and outlandish. That's just a guess tho.