Who Was Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)?

Many Christians are unaware that the true spirit of reverence which Muslims display towards Jesus and his mother Mary spring from the fountainhead of their faith as prescribed in the Holy Quran. Most do not know that a Muslim does not mention the name of Jesus without saying alai-hiss-salam, i.e. (Peace be upon him).jesus-in-islam-muslims

  • Born Miraculously without male intervention. (Surant Maryam, 20-22)
  • Was not struck by Stan at birth, therefore he did not cry. (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • Miraculously spoke from the cradle as an infant. (Surat Maryam, 29-30)
  • He was a servant of Allah, a great Messenger, and not the son of God. (Surat Maryam, 30-35)
  • He was raised up to heaven after Allah caused him to sleep. He was not killed or crucified. (Surat An-Nisa 157-158)
  • He will return one day to kill the Antichrist and disapprove the concept of the trinity (father, son, and holy spirit). (Ahmad)
  • He will remain on earth for 40 years after he returns. (Ahmad)
  • “And when Jesus, son of Mary, said “O Children of Israel! Indeed I am the messenger of God unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who will come after me, whose name is the Praised One.” (Quran 61:6)
  • There weren’t any Prophets between his time and Muhammad PBUH. (Bukhari)

Many Christians do not know that in the Holy Quran, Jesus is mentioned by name twenty-five times. For example:

“We gave Jesus the son of Mary clear (signs) and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit.” (Quran 2:87)
“Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! Allah gives thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.” (Quran 3:45)
“Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of Allah.” (Quran 4:171)
“And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him.” (Quran 5:46)
“And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of righteous.” (Quran 6:85)

He is spoken of as “the word of God’, as “the spirit of God”, as a “sign of God”, and numerous other epithets of honour spread over fifteen different chapters. The Quran honors this great Messenger of God, and even after fourteen centuries, Muslims continue to hold Jesus as a symbol of truth.

Islam greatly separates the status of creatures from the status of the creator and warns against believing that Jesus was divine. Muslims do not believe in Jesus sacrificial role, or that he died on the cross. It was merely and illusion created by God to deceive his enemies and God raised him alive unto the heavens.

“That they said (in boast), ‘we killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of God’, but they killed him not, nor crucifed him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are in full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. Nay, God raised him up unto Himself: and God is Exalted in Power, Wise” (Quran 4:57-158)
“And (Jesus) shall be a sign (for the coming of) the Hour (Day of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a straight way.” (Quran 43:61)

Jesus was a human just like anyone else but was one of the mightiest messengers of God. As regarding him being a son of God, this is what we are told.

“Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten And there is none like unto Him.” (Quran :112)

We believe he gave life to dead, healed the lepers and gave eye sight to the blind, with the permission of God and not because he enjoyed any divine status. He will descend with the permission of God, nearing day of Judgment, to then live out the rest of his natural life and will once again preach the oneness of God as he preached before. Muslims firmly believe in the second coming of Jesus (pbuh), as stated in one of the above verses.

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