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List of actions prohibited by the Qur'an

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Not to be confused with the list of actions prohibited by the Bible.

There are uncountable actions prohibited by the Qur'an. How many have you done?

Vote up if you've done the thing in question (sinner!), vote down if you haven't (1 like = 1 prayer), vote neutral if and when the question doesn't apply to you or is unclear.[note 1]

Prohibitions[edit]

Type Crime Verse(s) Punishment
Religious
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1999Not believing in Allah
Qur'an 2:6-7 Hell: Allah seals their hearing, their hearts, and their sight. When they die, Allah sends them to Hell. In other words: Allah makes it impossible for nonbelievers to convert, and burns them for it.
Qur'an 22:19-21 Hell: "[F]or those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads, Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted; And for them are hooked rods of iron. Whenever, in their anguish, they would go forth from thence they are driven back therein and (it is said unto them): Taste the doom of burning."
Religious
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-634Making "war" on Allah or spreading "corruption"[note 2]
Qur'an 5:33 Crucifixion or dismemberment and hell: They "will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land" and "in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom". Why have one Hellish experience when you could have two?
Religious
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1122Not believing in God, because he causes bad things
Qur'an 22:11 Suffering and hell: They "loseth both the world and the Hereafter". (They suffer here, then go to Hell.)
Religious
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-1267Believing in Allah, but in the wrong way
Qur'an 2:13 Hell: The punishment is "to wander blindly on in their contumacy." Again, Allah makes it impossible to turn back.
Religious
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1494Being someone who questions Muhammad "disputeth concerning Allah without knowledge"
Qur'an 22:8-9 Suffering and hell: "For him in this world is ignominy, and on the Day of Resurrection We make him taste the doom of burning."
Social
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1494Befriending someone who questions Muhammad "disputeth concerning Allah without knowledge"
Qur'an 22:3-4 Hell: Said friend "will guide him to the punishment of the Flame". Choosing bad friends is Hell-worthy, clearly.
Religious
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1288Thinking that "Allah will not give him (Muhammad) victory in the world and the Hereafter"
Qur'an 22:15 Suicide: Though not actually prohibited per se, the Qur'an recommends that this person "stretch a rope up to the roof (of his dwelling), and let him hang himself".
Religious
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-1139Trying, and failing, to write a religious verse more beautiful than those in the Qur'an
Qur'an 2:23-24 Hell: The offender must "guard [themself] against the Fire prepared for disbelievers".
Religious
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-1322Writing something and claiming it's "from Allah"
Qur'an 2:79 Woe: There will be a lot of "woe".
Religious
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-1339Worshipping golden calves
Qur'an 2:54 Suicide: Muhammad tells the guilty to "turn in penitence to your Creator, and kill [...] yourselves".
Religious
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1406Breaking the Sabbath
Qur'an 2:65 Apehood: Apparently you become an non-human ape, "despised and hated".
Sexual
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-129If male, riding the red river home having sex with a menstruating female.
Qur'an 2:222 Unspecified
Social
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1387Calling people mean nicknames
Qur'an 49:11 Evil-hood: You become an "evil-doer".
Sexual
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-555Having gay sex[note 3]
Qur'an 7:80-84, Qur'an 27:54-58 Exile: Both sexual partners get driven out of town. They also get rained on, just 'cuz.
Sexual
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-414Having gay sex and refusing to repent
Qur'an 4:16 Unspecified: Both are punished in some unspecified way. If they repent, nothing happens. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Social
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-363Being the wife of someone who has had gay sex
Qur'an 7:80-84, Qur'an 27:54-58 Stoning: The woman gets a rain (of stones) cast upon her.
Social
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-751Re-marrying your deceased kin's widow against her consent
Qur'an 4:19 Unspecified
Social
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-597Forcefully taking back the bridal money you gave your deceased kin's widow when you married her, unless she is being very lewd
Qur'an 4:19 Unspecified
Social
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699Doubting your fellow believers
Qur'an 49:12 Unspecified: No punishment specified, but Muhammad compared those who do this to those who "love to eat the flesh of his dead brother". Well.
Sexual
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-26Being a lewd woman
Qur'an 4:15 Death by boredom: If four witnesses attest to your lewdness, then you shall be confined "to the houses until death take them".
Sexual
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-417Committing adultery (all genders)
Qur'an 24:2 Scourging and humiliation: Allah tells us "scourge ye each one of them (with) a hundred stripes", and make sure a crowd of believers witness it.
Sexual
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-373If an adulterer, marrying a non-adulterer
Qur'an 24:3 Unspecified
Social
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-674Accusing an "honorable woman" of adultery without four witnesses
Qur'an 24:4 Scourging and distrust and evil-hood: Allah tells us to "scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony" for they are evil-doers.
Social
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-656Committing usury (loaning money at high rates)
Qur'an 2:275 Hell: "Such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein."
Dietary
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-202Drinking blood
Qur'an 2:173, Qur'an 6:145, Qur'an 16:115, Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-159Eating dead and decaying animals
Qur'an 2:173, Qur'an 6:145, Qur'an 16:115, Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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856Eating pig meat
Qur'an 2:173, Qur'an 6:145, Qur'an 16:115, Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-447Eating animals that have been sacrificed to gods other than Allah
Qur'an 2:173, Qur'an 6:145, Qur'an 16:115, Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-280Eating animals that have been strangled
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-287Eating animals that have been beaten to death
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-421Eating animals that fell to their death
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-509Eating animals that have been gored to death by horns
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-571Eating animals that have been attacked by wild animals, unless they survive the attack and you kill them yourself
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-628Eating animals that have been sacrificed upon an altar
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-408Divvying up meat by raffle or games of chance
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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818Eating meat that has not had Allah's name said over it
Qur'an 5:4 Unspecified
Dietary
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-371Eating cattle while on pilgrimage
Qur'an 5:1 Unspecified
Social
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-292Profaning monuments to Allah or the Sacred Month or offerings to Allah or garlands or pilgrims
Qur'an 5:1 Unspecified
Social
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-719As a man, marrying: your mother, your daughter(s), your sister(s), your father's sister(s), your mother's sister(s), your brother's daughter(s), your sister's daughter(s), your foster-mother(s), your foster-sister(s), your mother-in-law(s), your step-daughter(s) (unless you divorced their mother without fucking her), or married women
Qur'an 4:23-24 Unspecified: However, none of the that applies if the woman in question is your slave.
Social
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380Practicing "amusement of speech" to "mislead others from the way of Allah without knowledge" (which some Salafi groups believe applies to music, although not all Muslims believe this).
Qur'an 31:6 Unspecified
Social
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15Take the Jews and the Christians as Awliya (custodian, ally ,leader)[note 4].
Qur'an 5:51 Unspecified

Not prohibitions[edit]

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-91Depicting Mohammed.[1]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. For example: if a question applies to a gender which you don't identify as, or you might be unsure if your poem is divinely beautiful, or you could be unsure if a woman you randomly walked past on the street was on her flow.
  2. Often used against apostates.
  3. Definitely includes multiple men, possibly includes multiple women. Smoking hot, either way.
  4. Used to denouce close relationships with non-Muslims or take non-Muslims leader

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