What Muslims Think Of Jesus

12 08 2007
What Do Muslims Think About Jesus (I’sa)?  
Muslims respect and venerate Jesus Christ. They consider him to be one of God’s greatest messengers to humankind. The Qur’an re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation. As the Qur’an says:

“Behold! the angel said: ‘God has chosen you and purified you and has chosen you above the women of all nations. O Mary! God gives you the good news of a word from Him, whose name shall be Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and the hereafter, and one of those brought near to God” (3:42).

Islam regards its teachings to be a re-affirmation and culmination of the teachings of previous monotheistic religions like Judaism and Christianity. Hence, all Muslims believe in Moses and Jesus as Prophets of God. Prophet Muhammad was commanded to recite in the Qur’an:

“Say, we believe in God and that which was revealed unto us, and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob, and the tribes and that which was entrusted unto Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord We make no distinction between any of them and unto Him we have submitted” (3:84).

A Muslim never refers to him simply as “Jesus”, but always adds the phrase “upon him be peace.” The Qur’an confirms his virgin birth, and an entire surah (chapter) of the Qur’an is entitled “Mary.” The Qur’an describes the Annunciation as follows:

“She said: ‘O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me?’ He said: ‘Even so; God creates what He wills. When He decrees a thing, He says to it, “Be!” and it is.'” (Qur’an 3:42-7)

Jesus was born miraculously through the same power that had brought Adam into being without a father: “Truly the likeness of Jesus with God is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust and then said to him, ‘Be!’ and he was.” (Qur’an 3:59)

During his prophetic mission, Jesus performed many miracles. The Qur’an tells us that he said: “I have come to you with a sign from your Lord: I make for you out of clay, as it were, a figure of a bird, and breathe into it and it becomes a bird by God’s leave. And I heal the blind, and the lepers, and I raise the dead by God’s leave.” (Qur’an 3:49)

Neither Muhammad nor Jesus came to change the basic doctrine of the belief in One God, brought by earlier prophets, but to confirm and renew it. In the Qur’an, Jesus is reported as saying that he came: “To attest the law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you; I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so fear God and obey me.” (Qur’an 3:50)

Source: http://www.islamic-city.com/JesusInIslam/Jesus.htm


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10 responses

12 08 2007
UmAbdurrahman, "Blanca"

Mash’Allah Sis, thanks for posting this. I have always loved reading about our prophets. We learn so much from their lives and struggles. It brings a feeling of appreciation and respect.

Jazak Allahu Khair

12 08 2007
Aeryn

Asalaam Alaikum Sister,

An excellent post. So many people do not know that Muslims believe that Jesus (pbuh) was a Prophet. Including my parents when I first reverted. Now they know much more, alhamdulilah.

Thank you for your dua for my daughter.

May Allah bless you and your family,

Aeryn

12 08 2007
titus2woman

I really appreciate your sharing this! I never tire of learning about others. You always seem to share with great respect for everyone, and it draws me to read and learn more! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

12 08 2007
narziss

Each of those churches show certain books, which they call revelation, or the word of God. The Jews say, that their word of God was given by God to Moses, face to face; the Christians say, that their word of God came by divine inspiration: and the Turks say, that their word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from Heaven. Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all.

–Thomas Paine

12 08 2007
adikbongsu

Salam ‘alaik sister,

Great post! 🙂

Jazakillah , sesungguhnya ilmu ku selalu bertambah bila datang ke sini, alhamdulillah… *hugs*

12 08 2007
Gabriel Somoza

As a christian, I believe in Jesus, and it is interesting to see that at the same time I am obeying to what the Qur’an says! “(…) fear God and obey me.” – 3:50 (Jesus talking there).

It’s also interesting to see that most of the verses quoted from the Qur’an in this topic have a parrallel verse in the Bible.

Now, Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the Light; no one comes to the Father except through me”.

So I have a question: Jesus said he is the only way to God. Is that true for you? If not, can a prophet as important as Jesus have said such a lie and still be considered an “important” prophet?

12 08 2007
Umm Yusuf

So I have a question: Jesus said he is the only way to God. Is that true for you? If not, can a prophet as important as Jesus have said such a lie and still be considered an “important” prophet?

—Jesus didn’t lie. During his time he was the only way to salvation. He was to be obeyed and followed as a messenger of God and that was the only way to Heaven. The same during Moses’s time, and David, etc. All the Prophet’s were the way during their time.

Muhammad was the last Prophet for all mankind. Thus, just like Jesus’s specific rules and regulations came after Moses and Mose’s rules and regulations came after Abraham’s time. Thus, did Muhammad’s lifetime and rules and regulations follow and conclude the Prophecy.

Different Prophets had different prohibitions but in the Quran we are told that all Prophet’s and Messengers came with one core message “Obey the messenger, Fear God and worship God in His oneness.”

12 08 2007
darvish

A beautiful and important post, dear sister🙂 I am adding you to my blogroll.

Ya Haqq!

13 08 2007
MuniQaba

as salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

jazaki Allah khair for that post ukhti it was very unambiguous and to the point. InshaAllah many will benefit from this bit of info because a lot of people are unaware that we believe in I’sa, alaihe salam. If you do not mind I would like to share this with my mother and may Allah az wa jaal reward you with any good that comes from it, Ameen.

15 08 2007
javeria

Assalam o alaykum,

I very creative and an interesting site about this topic:

http://www.911bible.com

tip: You will need to use your mouse to “flip” the pages of the “book”

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