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Who was Jesus or Isa?
Who Jesus really was.
Part Three in the What you don't but should know about Islam series.
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,THE MOST GRACIOUS,THE MOST MERCIFUL
"Some People say he was a Prophet, others call him a god, while others say he was a very wise man. But whatever your idea is, one thing remains certain: he was not your ordinary man." Yahiya Emerick
Jesus(pbuh) was born some 2000 years ago in a Roman controlled Palestine. His birth was not in the usual fashion. He was very special. He was to be the son of a young woman named Mariam or Mary. God simply said "be" and he was placed in the womb of Mary. He was the last in a long line of Prophets sent to the Jewish people.
Mary was not your average woman She dedicated her live, just as her mother had, to the service of God. On a day Mary thought no different than any other an Angel came to her, disguised as a human and foretold the coming of her son. Her child was born in the summer, not the winter as the Catholic Church would have you believe. God himself soothed her suffering while in labor with Jesus(pbuh). When Mary returned home from the birth of Jesus (pbuh), she was accused of being impure and having a child out of wedlock. Though the child she carried was in fact the Messiah(pbuh). The child being of a miracle, miraculous things soon began to happen in and around his presence. As an infant Jesus spoke in defence of his mother saying, " I am a servant of God. He has given me scripture and has made me a Prophet. He has blessed me wherever I may be and has made prayer and charity my duty as long as I live." This eased the anger of Mary's accusers.
Jesus(pbuh) was no ordinary child. He excelled in all he did, he was more intelligent than the other children, He respected all of his mother's commands. He spread happiness and joy, where ever he went. When Jesus(pbuh) became an adult he began to travel and spread the word of God, and told of the day of Judgement. His message is called the Gospel.
He told us to over come hate, and spread mercy and forgiveness. He taught us to obey the wish of the Creator, that the Will of the Creator would bring Salvation, not just on earth but the Hereafter as well. God gave Jesus(pbuh) the power to preform miracles to reinforce his message. He gave him the power to heal the sick, give sight to the blind, to walk on water and even raise the dead, among many others. He did all of these things for the Glory of Allah never once claiming credit for himself. He soon gathered a group of faithful followers, the twelve disciples who helped him spread his message. He taught the same message taught before him by, Adam, Noah, Abraham Moses and others. Jesus himself foretold the coming of Muhammad(pbuh), he told us that Muhammad would be the last(pbuh) in a great line of Prophets.
God tests the Prophets more than any ordinary person. We could not stand the trials they go through and still remain faithful. Jesus(pbuh) had many followers but he also had many who would plot against him to stop his message from spreading. These included the priests and leaders of the Jewish people. These leaders power and income was dependant upon sole control and interpretation of religion. When they finally caught him, Jesus(pbuh) was tortured beyond imagination, he was brutally assaulted and mercilessly beaten, and yet he never renounced his faith. Not one time did he forsake the name of God, so the leaders of the Jewish people would have him killed in the Roman manner of Crucifixion. But Jesus escaped, they thought they had successfully killed him, but God answered his prayers and the man who betrayed him was killed in the confusion instead of Jesus(pbuh). And so to further protect Jesus, Allah lifted him into heaven, away from this world so that Jesus(pbuh) could be with him, God.
With Jesus(pbuh) gone his followers tried to continue his message. But before long the message of the Prophet Jesus(pbuh) would be diluted and distorted to spread lies and trick man into false worship. The Romans and Greeks started strange stories of Jesus(pbuh) being the son of God, they started to worship holy men here on earth, and praying to saints. The only records that remain of Jesus(pbuh) are half truths and barley readable documents claimed to be the truth. There is no longer any way for the true accurate message of Jesus(pbuh) to continue to spread. This was not yet the time of incorruptible truth from God.
"I am Indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live " Qur'an 33:30&31
Every people from the beginning of time have received a Messenger from God, Jesus was the last of a long line sent to the Jewish people. But the Jewish people often strayed from the righteous path of Allah. These many Prophets(pbuta) spoke many languages and had many traditions, but they all had one message: Surrender to the Will of God, the Creator, the Merciful, the Almighty, the Savior, the Giver and find peace. All Praise be to God.
This information was partly gathered from www.whyislam.org and by Yahiya Emerick.
May peace be upon you all, and may all you do prosper in the name of Allah.
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