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.[1]

Prohibitions[edit]

Type Crime Verse(s) Punishment
Religious
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977Not 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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-297Making "war" on Allah or spreading "corruption"[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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534Not 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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-586Believing 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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742Being 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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740Befriending 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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639Thinking 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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-529Trying, 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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-625Writing something and claiming it's "from Allah"
Qur'an 2:79 Woe: There will be a lot of "woe".
Religious
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-635Worshipping 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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698Breaking the Sabbath
Qur'an 2:65 Apehood: Apparently you become an non-human ape, "despised and hated".
Sexual
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78If male, riding the red river home having sex with a menstruating female.
Qur'an 2:222 Unspecified
Social
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664Calling people mean nicknames
Qur'an 49:11 Evil-hood: You become an "evil-doer".
Sexual
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-168Having gay sex[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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-104Having gay sex and refusing to repent[3]
Qur'an 4:16 Unspecified: Both are punished in some unspecified way. If they repent, nothing happens. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Social
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-102Being 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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-194Re-marrying your deceased kin's widow against her consent
Qur'an 4:19 Unspecified
Social
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-141Forcefully 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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222Doubting 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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-8Being 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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-101Committing 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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-89If an adulterer, marrying a non-adulterer
Qur'an 24:3 Unspecified
Social
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-195Accusing 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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-183Committing 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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-67Drinking blood
Qur'an 2:173, Qur'an 6:145, Qur'an 16:115, Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-43Eating 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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251Eating pig meat
Qur'an 2:173, Qur'an 6:145, Qur'an 16:115, Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-114Eating 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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-67Eating animals that have been strangled
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-75Eating animals that have been beaten to death
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-122Eating animals that fell to their death
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-144Eating animals that have been gored to death by horns
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-155Eating 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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-180Eating animals that have been sacrificed upon an altar
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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-115Divvying up meat by raffle or games of chance
Qur'an 5:3 Unspecified
Dietary
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235Eating meat that has not had Allah's name said over it
Qur'an 5:4 Unspecified
Dietary
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-92Eating cattle while on pilgrimage
Qur'an 5:1 Unspecified
Social
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-19Profaning 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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-215As 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.

Not Prohibitions[edit]

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-168Depicting Mohammed.[4]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[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. 3.0 3.1 Definitely includes multiple men, possibly includes multiple women. Smoking hot, either way.
  4. Mohammed Image Archive