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What The Holy Koran and Islam Says About Jesus the Christ, Messiah, True Prophet of God?

Updated on August 31, 2016

What Islam Says About Jesus the Christ

What Islam Says About Jesus?

Islam makes it obligatory for its followers to respect all other religions and its blasphemy is strictly prohibited. Islam respect the holy books of other religion. It is a fact that Christianity is the religion, which has followers more than any other religion so it will be important for our Christian fellowmen to know what Islam and holy book of Islam i.e. Quran says about Jesus the Christ. This subject is also important in the wake of hostile acts of burning the holy Quran by some ill minded priest/Pope. Moreover, it will also help to eliminate the wrong image of Islam, which is portrayed in the West as a religion which provoke terrorism and do not tolerate the non-Muslims.

The Holy Quran calls Jesus Christ as Isa or the Messiah, the son of Mary. In Quran he is spoken of as a servant of Allah, as a prophet and as a last apostle to the children of Israel.

Belief in all Prophets is the part of Muslim faith. So the Quran says:

"Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered."

Allah has exalted some Prophets above others in rank and Jesus is one of the exalted souls. In this context Quran says: We have made some of these messengers to excel the others; among them are they to whom Allah spoke, and some of them He exalted by (many degrees of) rank; and We gave clear miracles to Jesus son of Marium, and strengthened him with the holy spirit......(2:253). In verse 6:85 it is stated: And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of the righteous:

What Islam says About the Birth of Jesus?

The birth of Jesus the Christ was a miracle, as his birth was caused by the Almighty without father. His mother The Marry was holy virgin. Quran says it as a sign of Allah as the Almighty is not dependent on sources. The news of the birth of Jesus was revealed to the Mary by one of the angels of the God in the following words:

"Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah giveth 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."

The Holy Quran speaks about the birth of Jesus the Christ in the following versus:-

And make mention of Mary in the Scripture. When she withdrew from her people to an eastern chamber, and choose seclusion from thine, and we sent Our Spirit unto her, and it assumed for her the form of a perfect man. She said: Behold! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee if thou art God fearing (begone from me!). He said: I am only a messenger of your Lord that I may bestow upon you a holy son. She said: How shall I have a son when no mortal has touched me, and I am not unchaste. He said: So(shall it be). The Lord sayeth: It is easy for Me, and We shall make him a sign unto mankind, and a Mercy from us. And it is a thing decreed. And she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place. (10: 16-22).

Bait Laham - Place where Jesus born

Jesus Christ’s Divinely Attributes

Quran denies the divinely attribute of Jesus. The Holy Virgin Mary had to go through all the pangs of giving birth to him and later Jesus grew up like all other mortals. Says the Holy Quran:

"The Messiah son of Mary is no more than an apostle, the apostles before him have, indeed, passed away; and his mother was a truthful woman; they both used to eat food; see how We make the communications clear to them. Then behold: how they are turned away." (5:75)

"Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is. (3:59)

He was no more than a servant: We granted Our favor to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel. 43:59
However, the Holy Quran acknowledges that the Almighty Allah breathed His Spirit unto Jesus . In this context Quran says: " .....We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you a messenger with what ye yourselves desire not, ye are puffed up with pride?- Some ye called impostors, and others ye slay!(002.087).

Message of Jesus Christ

The message of Jesus Christ was no different from that revealed by the Prophets before the mankind and that message was that the God is one and only one. Jesus Christ was not the son of God as on all occasions Jesus is mentioned as Son of Mary. Quran says that Jesus never instructed his followers to worship him.

About his teachings the Quran speaks in verse 5:116 as: And behold! Allah will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Did you say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah'?" He will say: "Glory to You! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You wouldst indeed have known it. You knowest what is in my heart, Thou I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.

43.63-64: When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: "Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear Allah and obey me. For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way.

The followers of Jesus?

They are mentioned in Quran in the words: O you who believe! be helpers (in the cause) of Allah, as~ Isa son of Marium said to (his) disciples: Who are my helpers in the cause of Allah? The disciples said: We are helpers (in the cause) of Allah. So a party of the children of Israel believed and another party disbelieved; then We aided those who believed against their enemy, and they became uppermost.

How the death of Jesus caused?

According to Holy Quran the Jesus Christ was not killed. Rather he was ascended to Almighty and before the Day of Judgment he will return to earth and at that time he will follow the teachings of Quran and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). In words of Quran:

(And remember) when Allah said: O Jesus! Lo! I am gathering you and causing you to ascend unto Me, and am cleansing you of those who disbelieve and am setting those who follow you above those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then unto Me ye will (all) return, and I shall judge between you as to that wherein ye used to differ.

And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.
Arrival of Jesus on Earth will be a one of the signs of End of Times. Quran speaks on the subject: And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.
What Quran says about the miracles of Jesus Christ?

When Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember My favour unto you and unto your mother; how I strengthened you with the holy Spirit, so that you spakest unto mankind in the cradle as in maturity; and how I taught you the Scripture and Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and how you didst shape of clay as it were the likeness of a bird by My permission, and didst blow upon it and it was a bird by My permission, and you didst heal him who was born blind and the leper by My permission; and how you didst raise the dead by My permission; and how I restrained the Children of Israel from (harming) you when you camest unto them with clear proofs, and those of them who disbelieved exclaimed: This is naught else than mere magic; (005.110)

Another miracle of Jesus mentioned in Quran was the Table spread with Food from Heaven, which was sent by God on the desire of the disciplines of Holy Jesus. This miracle is narrated in detail in verse 5:112 to 115.

Source of translation of Quran:


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      Fassee Ullah 6 years ago from Pakistan

      The Above verse of Surra Mariam fully support that it was not Christ who died on cross. In fact he was shifted towards heavens from where one day he will come before the end of this world and his return to this world is one of the signs of End of this World mentioned in Islamic Books. Yet, if he was killed on the cross, as claimed by Christians, how you could you claim him to be God who was not competent to resist against humans. God is free from human disabilities/feelings like hunger, thirst, weariness and grief etc. It has categorically been mentioned in Quran that God has no Son and Jesus was just a Human, though he was chosen among the common human. He was very special. He was rewarded with certain blessings and miracles which other humans could not even think about it. Those were all miracles from God like his birth, his departure from the World without being dead, his witness in favor of his virgin mother while he was very young and so many more.

      I am not a religious expert but I could quote number of verses from Bibles which says that the Jesus was just human.

      Regarding the name of the person who was killed in place of Jesus, it is not considered necessary by God to mention his name in the Quran. Remember, Quran is not a history book but what is mentioned in it is true and even today's scientific research could not deny even a single word of Quran. But one thing, he was the person behind the conspiracy to kill the holy soul - Hazrat Esa - The Jesus. I am proud that belief of Muslims is better than the Christians about Jesus in all respects. They give him due respect as a prophet of God which is a just and fair proposition.

      Jesus Christ, as a human, was completely human (see What Did Jesus Look Like?). He could not have been killed, and been completely dead for 3 days and 3 nights, and resurrected from the dead otherwise. During His human lifetime He knew hunger, thirst, weariness, joy, grief and temptation. The only difference was that He never sinned (see Could Jesus Have Sinned?)

      Acts 2:22 “Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know.”

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      Share the Light 6 years ago

      In John 14:6 (Holy Bible) Jesus said to His apostles, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. Further in John 3:16, Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

      “I and the father are one”. In John 14: 11-14 Jesus added, “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me… I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

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      Stephenztx 7 years ago

      According to Surra Mariam 33"Blessed I am ,the Day I was Born,the Day I Die and the Day I will be sent alive(from Dead)".Does this Mean anything to You.As You Say that Jesus Did Not Die On the Cross,instead there was Another Man Who was Crucified,then What was the Name of the Person Who Died on the Cross.Cause if the Qur'an has All the Details then this should also be there and remember one thing that God Does not Seek Help From us Humans if You Change Anything just by Saying You are Questionable in the Eyes of the God Almighty.


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