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In Islam ,Jesus is a messenger of God

Updated on November 11, 2012

Jesus is one of the greatest messengers of God,sent to the people of Israel.He is not Son or God came in the form of a man to die on the cross in order to atone for the original sin (built -in guilt )with which mankind is burdened.He is simply a man,chosen to preach the Gospel to his people, which mainly to love and cease to do evil .He was born from a chaste woman ,called Mary,without a father. When he grew up enough and started to teach the Oneness of God (Tawhid),Jews charged him with blasphemy by twisting his own words. They succeeded to stir up the Romans against him.Consequently,he was sentenced to death but the Romans plan was thwarted because God uplifted Jesus into heaven alive .

The fanciful legend which still exists among Muslims which says that at the last moment God replaced Jesus by an other person closely resembling him is groundless.The Quran was clear about that:

{but it only appeared to them as if it had been so }Quran 4:157 .

.On the way to his final destination,Jesus lost large quantity of his blood which caused by the nailing stuff:He was forced to carry his own cross to a place where it was supposed to kill him. When they saw that his head was bent down and looked pale,they thought he was died .After that, they laid him down on a big stone in a new rock tomb in a garden.Secretly ,under cover of the darkness,Nicodemus,a disciple of Jesus, went there to anoint him according to the Jews burial costumes. Jesus awoke and appeared to Mary Magdalene later.

{That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;}" Quran 4:156-158 .

After his uplift into heaven ,various disputations, doubts, conjectures were made to interpret his sudden departure .The Orthodox-Christian Churches interpret the event as an atonement and they make an essential point in their doctrines that Jesus ,on the third day,rose with wounds intact, walked around and ate with his beloved disciples, and finally,when the time was nigh ,he returned back to where he descended from.

It is worth to mention also that some of the early Christian sects like Basilidans share with Islam almost the same belief that Jesus was not killed on the cross ,but they differ when they say that someone else was substituted for Jesus.The Gnostic Christianity believes that Jesus never had a real natural body like us, but only a phantom body(a spirit appeared in human form),and the crucifixion was only an illusion and not real(He appeared to suffer). The Marcionites (144 - 3rd century CE) believe that Jesus was never born.

Allah Almighty clears Jesus of such a charge or lies.The real followers of Jesus nowadays are those who don't believe in him as God or Son. All of the dissensions about dogma and faith will disappear when we stand before Allah.

{ Behold! Allah said: O Jesus! I will take thee And raise thee to Myself And clear thee (of the falsehoods) Of those who blaspheme; I will make those Who follow thee superior To those who reject faith, To the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me, And I will judge Between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.} Quran 3:55.

One final point that needs to be made concerning Jesus is his return.We ,Muslims, believe that he will be sent back at the end of time to fight the evil of the Devil (Dajal )and his army.After killing the (Dajal ),he will live forty years on earth and then die.

Narrated AbuHurayrah: "The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.(Book 37,Number 4310)1.

In nutshell,Christ is a messenger and word of God .He was not crucified nor died for anyone's sins.He will return to fight and defeat the Antichrist(Dajal) and his army and then die natural death.


Footnote:

Quranic verses are taken from the website:

http://www.muslimaccess.com/quraan/translations/index.asp

1.http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/hadith/abudawud/037-sat.php

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting. I have always wondered about some similarities with Xtians and Muslims. Even in names. (Ibrahim - Abraham). Both had messengers/saviours. (Mohammed/Jesus).

      Also - Allah / Jehovah (last 2 letters)

      Thanks for sharing. Salaam...

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Alikom Asalam.Thanks for stopping by and comment.I appreciated that:)Well,To be a Muslim, it is obligatory to believe in prophets and messengers sent by Almighty God to guide the humanity. Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all) are all messengers highly respected, loved and honored by Muslims for their mission. These messengers and their followers submitted their will to God. In Arabic, the word Islam means submission, and therefore to be a Muslim means one who submits to God.

      The Quran values the role of Jesus in guiding humanity. Jesus is mentioned 25 times compared to Muhammad who is only mentioned four times. The Quran also mentions the story of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus and dedicates an entire chapter describing her life. No other woman in history is mentioned by name in the Quran except the mother of Jesus. These facts signify that Almighty God wants Christians to know that this book is sent to all humanity.

      It is worth noting that Christianity and Judaism are terms that did not exist at the time of Moses and Jesus. Neither Moses nor Jesus called themselves by the name given to them by their followers. Muslims believe that Jesus was sent to the Jews after they went astray to guide them back to worship the one True God, the Creator. If you search the word God in Hebrew and Aramaic you will find it pronounced as "Elah." Jesus' language, Aramaic, is a lost language and for many, it is disturbing not to know what Jesus precisely said to his followers. This remains an obstacle to those seeking to reach the truth.

      All prophets and messengers submitted their will to God and they never claimed a divinity. The problem humanity faces is associating a created entity with the Creator in regards of worship and deeds. God will never forgive such a thing as He said in the Quran: "Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgives anything else, to whom He pleases; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin most heinous indeed."

      And I d like to say also that the original Bible is lost, the one Jesus wrote himself. Today we have a copy of a copy of a copy and so inspired by a man named Paul.

      Paul was a rabbi who hated Jesus and he never even met Jesus in his original form. Paul said he met the 'spirit' of Jesus on his way to see Jesus die and that is how Christianity came to be. It isnt according to Jesus but by Paul who never met the Messiah. John wasnt even wrriten by John, neither was Mark and so.

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      Lissette 4 years ago from Central Florida

      One of my really great friends is from Morocco. I love when she tells me stories. I find it fascinating. I love God and his prophets and disciples but claim no religion. Many do not understand that.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      I have brother there in Orlando, probably one day I will be able to visit him:)

      We Muslims believe in all the prophets and messengers of God, equally, without distinction, wherever they may have appeared. In the Holy Quran ,God states clearly: "And those who believe in Allah and His messengers and make no distinction between any of them (in belief), to them He will grant their rewards." (4:152) and according to Islam, God sent prophets to all nations on earth, at various stages of their histories. The Holy Quran says:

      "And for every nation there is a messenger." (10:47)

      "And there is not a people but a warner has gone among them." (35:24)

      and for Jesus(peace be upon him ) ,any Muslim who believes Christ is God has committed the unforgivable sin, that will send him to hell. Sura 43:59 states “Jesus was no more than a mortal whom Allah favored and made an example to the Israelites. They are unbelievers who say God is Messiah, Mary’s son.”

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      lincolnanderson 4 years ago

      I have heard about Paul being a hater, what a shame that he's so popular with christians, no wonder he had to rewrite the bible, he" couldn't" or was not able to know the truth. There is more about that stuff at this site www.thetruejesus.org I'd be interested in your views?

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      lincolnanderson,

      Thanks so much for the comment and link.I will check it .

      Have a nice day there

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      "We are spirit and not merely attain to be."

      Christianity and Islam agree on the resurrection of Jesus. Mohammad knew the resurrection story and never denied it. Mohammad took Jesus as true and Jesus predicted his resurrection (three times), so Mohammad accepted the resurrection as true. The resurrection objectively proves the afterlife exists because one cannot come back from nothing. A place or condition must first exist before there can be a return. There is no longer any doubt.

      In 4:157-8, The Holy Qur’an says, “That they said (in boast), ‘We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of Allah’, but killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge. No, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is exalted in Power, Wise.”

      To a person who believes that Jesus is true, 4:157-8 is the Good News of the Bible. Jesus physically “died”, but his spirit lived. His physical body was crucified, but not the spirit. Death is a separation between the spirit and the physical body. His spirit then returned to His physical body to prove his power over death, then and now. Those who do not believe this are filled with doubts (about an afterlife). All mankind are spirits (energy) attached to physical bodies.

      Mohammad was a Man, a spirit attached to a physical body. All Men make mistakes. All violence done in his name was and still is, a mistake. Jesus was non-violent and Mohammad was pro-Jesus. Mohammad witnessed for Jesus. All violence in the name of God, Allah, Jesus or Mohammad is a mistake. Once a mistake is acknowledged, it may be forgiven.

      Now re-read 4:157 with the idea that we are spiritual beings with bodies of energy.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Jay C Brien,

      Jesus is a figure who is loved and revered by billions of people the world over.yet there is so much confusion surrounding the status of this colossal personality. Muslims and Christians both hold Jesus in high regard but view him in very different ways.Some ambiguous verses of the Bible can be applied erroneously to show that Jesus is in some way divine. But if we look at the clear, direct verses of the Bible, we see again and again that Jesus is being referred to as an extraordinary human being and nothing more.Allah ,in fact, would never have dishonored His prophet by allowing him to undergo such a death.Most Muslims believe that Jesus was miraculously caught up into heaven and that someone (perhaps Judas Iscariot) surreptitiously took His place on the cross.He will return to earth at the end of time not as a spirit but as a man to continue his life .

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      We (Jesus, Mohammad, everyone) are all spiritual beings with energy bodies. We become "Man" when our spiritual bodies attach themselves to a material body. At "death" all of us detach and continue as our energy body.

      Jesus may have had a Near Death Experience (NDE) to prove we are actually the energy body. He could not come back from nothing. Now read 4-157 again.

      We are never separated from God/Allah because we are part of His energy field.

      Violence is not part of God/Allah. All violence comes from distancing the self from the God energy.

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      Jay C OBrien 14 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      From article, "In nutshell,Christ is a messenger and word of God .He was not crucified nor died for anyone's sins.He will return to fight and defeat the Antichrist(Dajal) and his army and then die natural death."

      By "fight" and "army" I hope you do not mean to physically attack or harm another human being. One person should not arm another for any made up reason.

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