Religious Observances In The Torah And The Quran

Religious Observances In The Torah And The Quran Are Compatible. Religious Observances such as Giving Alms, Zakat, Ablution, Wudu, Fasting, Daily Prayer, and Salat.

Religious Observance includes all overt kinds of religious behavior. Research in this area shows the extent and patterning of religious activities in various populations and makes it possible to test theories about the causes of religious behavior. Religious commitment is lower in countries with higher education, higher GDP, and greater income equality.

Daily Prayer (Salat)

And the Levites… stood up and praised the Lord… with very loud voice. (2 Chronicles, 20:19)

Standing on the stairs were the Levites… who called with loud voices to the Lord their God. And the Levites… said: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God, Who is from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be Your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.” (Nehemiah, 9:4-5)

… “Do not fear any other gods or worship down to them, serve them or sacrifice to them. But the Lord, Who brought you up out of Egypt with mighty power and outstretched arm, is the one you must fear. To Him you shall worship and to Him offer sacrifices.” (2 Kings, 17:35-36)

Then the man bowed down and worshipped the Lord. (Genesis, 24:26)

… So they sang praises with gladness and bowed their heads and worshipped. (2 Chronicles, 29:30)

And I bowed down and worshiped the Lord. I praised the Lord… (Genesis, 24:48)

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. (Psalms, 95:6)

… Then the people bowed down and worshipped… did just what the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron. (Exodus, 12:27-28)

… They bowed down and worshipped. (Exodus, 4:31)

David… fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times… (1 Samuel, 20:41)

Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. (Nehemiah, 8:6)

Abram bowed with his face touching the ground… (Genesis, 17:3)

When Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the Lord. (Genesis, 24:52)

Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshipped. (Exodus, 34:8)

When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. (Numbers, 16:4)

But Moses and Aaron bowed to the ground and cried out, “O God, God of the spirits of all mankind…” (Numbers, 16:22)

Moses and Aaron… bowed to the ground… and the glory of the Lord appeared to them. (Numbers, 20:6)

… the oracle of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened. (Numbers, 24:4)

Then Joshua bowed to the ground in reverence… (Joshua, 5:14)

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When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—He is God! The Lord—He is God!”(1 Kings, 18:39)

… When I bow down in the house… The Lord forgive Your servant… (2 Kings, 5:18)

… They bowed low and fell prostrate before the Lord. (1 Chronicles, 29:20)

They knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshipped and gave thanks to the Lord… (2 Chronicles, 7:3)

… The king and everyone present with him knelt down and worshipped… ordered… to praise the Lord. So they sang praises with gladness and bowed their heads and worshipped. (2 Chronicles, 29:29-30)

Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” (Job, 1:20-21)

All kings will bow down to Him and all nations will serve Him. (Psalms, 72:11)

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. (Psalms, 95:6)

Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed. Giving thanks to his God… (Daniel, 6:11)

Then, at the evening sacrifice, I… fell on my knees with my hands spread out to the Lord my God. (Ezra, 9:5)

When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the Lord, he rose from before the altar of the Lord, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven. (1 Kings, 8:54)

He [Solomon] stood on the platform and then knelt down… and spread out his hands toward heaven. (2 Chronicles, 6:13)

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So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and He answered our prayer. (Ezra, 8:23)

I… fasted and prayed before the God of heavens. (Nehemiah, 1:4)

They fasted that day until evening... (Judges, 20:26)

… On that day they fasted.. ( 1 Samuel, 7:6)

… He… put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly. (1 Kings, 21:27)

On the twenty-fourth day of the same month… gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and threw earth on their heads. (Nehemiah, 9:1)

So you go to the house of the Lord on a day of fasting and read to the people from the scroll the words of the Lord… A time of fasting before the Lord was proclaimed… (Jeremiah, 36:6, 9)

So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with Him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. (Daniel, 9:3)

Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord. (Joel, 1:14)

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals… Therefore love truth and peace.” (Zechariah, 8:19)



Giving Alms (Zakat)

Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien... (Leviticus, 19:10)

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien… (Leviticus, 23:22)

If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you. (Leviticus, 25:35)

If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs. Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near,” so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land. (Deuteronomy, 15:7-11)

And you and the Levites and the aliens among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household. When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. Then say to the Lord your God: “I have removed from my house the sacred portion and have given it to the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, according to all You commanded. I have not turned aside from Your commands nor have I forgotten any of them.” (Deuteronomy, 26:11-13)

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Muslims performing wudu before a prayer (salah)

Ablution (Wudu)

Make a bronze basin, with its bronze stand, for washing. Place it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water in it. Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it. Whenever they enter the Tent of Meeting, they shall wash with water… Also, when they approach the altar to minister by presenting an offering made to the Lord… they shall wash their hands and feet… This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants for the generations to come. (Exodus, 30:18-21)

Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water… He placed the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing, and Moses and Aaron and his sons used it to wash their hands and feet. They washed whenever they entered the Tent of Meeting or approached the altar, as the Lord commanded Moses. (Exodus, 40:12, 30-32)

… Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water. (Exodus, 29:4)

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