Vision of an American convert:
Once upon a time, a generous man of about 45, white, middle class friend, gifted me this business card.
Room for improvements is open. Parallels are abound, but to those looking for them.
If enough people focused on parallels in humanity, be part of the solution and felt the responsibility towards others, desired changes for a better living will show up very peaceful life..!
Bible regarding the strangers and immigrants, parallel to Quran; 59:9
“Those who established a community center and embraced the faith before the arrival of the immigrants love those who have come to their town. They are not jealous of what is given to the immigrants. They give preference to them over themselves – even concerning the things that they themselves urgently need. Whoever controls his greed will have everlasting happiness.”
“وَالَّذِينَ تَبَوَّءُوا الدَّارَ وَالْإِيمَانَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ يُحِبُّونَ مَنْ هَاجَرَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَا يَجِدُونَ فِي صُدُورِهِمْ حَاجَةً مِمَّا أُوتُوا وَيُؤْثِرُونَ عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ وَلَوْ كَانَ بِهِمْ خَصَاصَةٌ وَمَنْ يُوقَ شُحَّ نَفْسِهِ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَwww.parsquran.com
Forgiveness in Quran; 42:40
“The recompense for an injury is an injury equal to, but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from God, God does not love who do wrong.”
وَجَزَاءُ سَيِّئَةٍ سَيِّئَةٌ مِثْلُهَا فَمَنْ عَفَا وَأَصْلَحَ فَأَجْرُهُ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ
Also in; 42:37
(in definition of “believers”) “And those who avoid the great sins and indecencies, and whenever they are angry they forgive.” وَالَّذِينَ يَجْتَنِبُونَ كَبَائِرَ الْإِثْمِ وَالْفَوَاحِشَ وَإِذَا مَا غَضِبُوا هُمْ يَغْفِرُونَ
Forgiveness in Bible;
“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him”
Truh in Quran;
Truth in Bible;
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
Men of God are present in ever sect and they speak only about a common ground where every body could co exist. If you see other parallels, comment below or send a picture, document or video to us. If it is a parallel, it will be published.
What if we did not limit “seeking parallels” to religions?
Could we share joyful and fulfilling “Good Deeds” with all?
What we do, or do not do matters. We choose our future.
We could be seeking divisions too. That’s our life challenge.