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What does Islam tell about Jesus?

Muslim Belief in Jesus

Before explaining the Islamic belief in Jesus, I must first explain what Islam means.Islam means that we only worship God who created us and created the Universe, so He is the Only One that deserves to be worshiped. God sent messengers to tell people about this absolute fact and remind them about it and about its requirements, Jesus (Peace be upon him) was one of the prophets.

We as Muslims believe in Jesus (Peace be upon him), we believe in him being miraculously born from virgin Mary:

91.And [mention] the one who guarded her chastity, so We blew into her [garment] through Our angel [Gabriel], and We made her and her son a sign for the worlds. (Holy Koran 21:91).

Not only this we also have a chapter in the Koran called the chapter of Mary, you can read it here. This chapter talked about the birth of Jesus (Peace be upon him).

We believe in the miracles God gave to Jesus (Peace be upon him) that he spoke while he was only a baby, healed those born blind, healed the lepers, revived the dead, breathed life into a bird made of clay, the Koran mentioned all these miracles and we acknowledge it.  All Muslims love Jesus (Peace be upon him).

Jesus teaches full monotheism. Jesus is not God.

Jesus is neither God nor the Son of God

But at the same time we can’t say that he is God. God is mightier than being incarnated to a man who comes out of his mother, then grows as a baby, eats, enters the bathroom, gets tired,…..etc. or having a son, all these beliefs were found after Jesus (Peace be upon him) and Jesus (Peace be upon him) is totally innocent from saying this. Jesus never said that even in the Bible as the next articles shall illustrate.

171.O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allāh except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allāh and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allāh and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allāh is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allāh as Disposer of affairs. 172. Never would the Messiah disdain to be a servant of Allāh, nor would the angels near [to Him]. And whoever disdains His worship and is arrogant – He will gather them to Himself all together. (Holy Quran 4:171-172)

Jesus was not Crucified

We believe that Jesus wasn’t crucified, but that God saved him from crucifixion, and his appearence was put on someone else( most probably Judas), so that they thought that they were crucifying him, but actually they were not, and he was raised to Heaven. Look at what the Quran says:

156. And for their disbelief(the Jews) and for their uttering against Mary a grievous calumny; 157. And for their saying, `We did slay the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of ALLAH;’ whereas they slew him not, nor did they bring about his death upon the cross, but he was made to appear to them like one crucified; and those who differ therein are certainly in a state of doubt about it; they have no certain knowledge thereof, but only pursueconjecture;and they did not arrive at a certainty concerning it(Holy Quran 4:156-157)

The next sections shall discuss these points in detail and prove that there is no solid evidence showing that Jesus is God or Son of God or that he was crucified.

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