What Does The Holy Quran Say About Jesus Christ
The Prophet Jesus, although often associated only with Christianity, is a Prophet and is also highly valued in Islam. Preaching the importance of love, charity and devotion to God, the Prophet Jesus (Isa) remains one of the most beloved prophets among Muslims. Being one of the most-mentioned prophets in the Holy Quran, the Prophet Jesus (Isa) as he is called in Arabic — reminds us of how to become better Muslims and better people.
Here are some examples of what the Holy Quran says about the Prophet Jesus in the hope that we will not forget to learn from him, throughout our lives.
Jesus was a messenger of God
“He [‘Iesa (Jesus)] said: Verily! I am a slave of Allâh, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet;” [Quran 19:30]
The Quran remains clear that Jesus was one of the holy prophets of God, and he was given revelations to help humanity in faith and humanity. Therefore, it is necessary that we, especially Muslims, remember that his wisdom and teachings really come directly from Allah.
Jesus spoke when he was a child with revelations from god
Then she pointed to him. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”
“He [‘Iesa (Jesus)] said: Verily! I am a slave of Allâh, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet;” [Quran 19: 29-30]
The Quran makes us understand the importance of the status of the Prophet Jesus as a messenger of God through the evidence that he spoke when he was a baby in a cradle. Chosen by God to be a prophet for mankind, the Quran helps us see how truly inspiring the Prophet Jesus is.
Jesus was Righteous
“Behold! the angels said, ‘Oh Mary! God gives you 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 in (the company of) those nearest to God. He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. He shall be (in the company) of the righteous… And God will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel'” (3:45-48).
Jesus received the power of miracles from God
“Those Messengers! We preferred some to others; to some of them Allâh spoke (directly); others He raised to degrees (of honour); and to ‘Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), We gave clear proofs and evidences, and supported him with Rûh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel)]. If Allah had pleased, those who followed them would not fight each other after clear Verses (proof) of Allah had come to them, but they differed – some of them believed and others disbelieved. If Allah had pleased, they would not have fought against one another, but Allah (sw) does what He likes.” [Quran 2: 253]
The only Quran proof that Jesus performed miracles and was endowed with the ability to heal, inspire and return even the most oppressed to faith and compassion.
Without this understanding of the wonders of the Prophet Jesus, it is impossible to understand how reverent he was and remains to this day to millions of believers.
God sent the gospel to Jesus
And in their footsteps, We sent ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), confirming the Taurât (Torah) that had come before him, and We gave him the Injeel (Gospel), in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Taurât (Torah) that had come before it, a guidance and an admonition for Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see Quran.2:2). [Quran 5:46]
The Quran, recognizing the previous Abrahamic religions of Judaism and Christianity, explains to us that the Prophet Jesus was indeed given the gospel to help us guide and protect us by the power of faith and faith in God.
Although the Quran remains the last revelation from God, there is no doubt that the gospel was previously revealed to Jesus for mankind.
Jesus was not the son of God
“And (remember) when Allah (sw) will say (on the Day of accountability): “O ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary),! Did you say unto men: ‘ to Worship you and your mother as two gods besides Allah (sw)?’ ” He will say: “Glory be to You (Allah)! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely known that. You know what is in my innerself though I do not know what is in Yours, truly, You, only You, are the AllKnower of all that is hidden and unseen. ” [Quran 5: 116]
“O People of the Book! Do not commit excesses in your religion: do not say anything about Allah except the truth. The Messiah ‘Isa (Jesus), Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, was (no more than) the Messenger of Allah and His Word, which He bestowed upon Mary, and the spirit that proceeds from Him: believe in Allah and His messengers. Do not say “Trinity”; refrain; it will be better for you, because Allah is Allah alone: glory to Him: (He is highly exalted) over having a son. He owns all things in heaven and on earth. And Allah is sufficient as the Master of Affairs. ” [Quran 4: 171]
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The Qur’an remains clear that the Prophet Jesus (Isa) was not the son of God, and although he was indeed a prophet, he was still just a man. This is one of the most fundamental teachings of the Qur’an about Jesus, that he is not one of the Trinity or the physical manifestation of God, but that he is only the messenger of the teachings of Allah.
Jesus was not crucified
“They said (boastfully):“ We killed Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah, ”but they did not kill him or crucify him, but another was created to remind him to them; and those who are different in this are full of doubts, do not have (certain) knowledge, but only assume that they will follow, because, of course, they did not kill him. ” [Quran 4: 157]
The Quran is very different from today’s Bible in that the Quran says that the Prophet Jesus was not really crucified and was not killed by his enemies. Muslims believe that the Prophet Jesus was not killed and will return on the Day of Judgment to help restore justice and equality to all, like the Christian faith.
Understanding the Qur’an’s point of view on the Prophet Jesus, we can all better understand the true meaning of the Prophet Jesus’s message of peace, mercy, devotion and love for humanity.