The Koran is the Islamic Holy Book of sacred writings. It is believed to be the words of Allah, given to the prophet Muhammad. Muslim’s believe that the angel Gabriel gave Muhammad the words of the Koran directly from Allah. These were Allah's words of wisdom,
truth, and commandments to man.
The Koran deals mainly with what Allah believes mankind should live and deal with moral struggle, just like any other religious text. Its primary theme seems to be complete submission to Allah’s word. Like, if he told you to jump off a bridge, you’d have to do it. It also teaches . . .
There is only one sovereign God (3:191; 5:73; 112:1-4).
There will be an end of the world and judgment day (:30; 35:33-37).
Those who are not Muslims will go to hell (2:24; 3:12).
That those whose good deeds exceed their bad will obtain paradise (3:135; 7:8-9; 21:47).
Social and ethical behavior for Islamic society.
What I personally found interesting about the Koran is its strange similarities and shocking differences to the Bible. The Koran contains many stories and people also featured in the Bible (Abraham, David, Moses, Jesus, etc.) The Koran states many different things directly denying the Bible and its teachings:
Jesus is not God, (5:17, 75)
Jesus was not Crucified, (4:157)
Jesus was not the Son of God, (9:30)
Salvation by sincerity and works as opposed to truth and faith, (3:135; 7:8-9; 21:47; 49:14; 66:8-9)
But there are also similarities to the Bible, for example on the topic of creation each state:
The Koran: "Praise be to God, who created the heavens and the earth, and made the darkness and the light." Sura 6:1
The Bible: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Gen.1:1
The topic of having a single God:
The Koran: "Your god is one god; there is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful." Sura 2:163
The Bible: "Jesus answered: 'The most important one is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one'." Mark...