Christianity, Religion

Jesus in Islam

Just to give you a preview of how my A.D.D. mind works, and how I came about reading about Jesus from the view of Islam, I will draw you a map.

I was watching a show about the Secrets of Fatima on History Channel, and I missed part of the show so I was reading about them on Wikipedia. That lead me to reading about Mary’s Immaculate Heart. I read a little about Mary’s Immaculate Heart, and then decided to read about Mary. So I read a little about the Catholic view of Mary, but a link to the Islamic view of Mary caught my eye. In reading about the Islamic view of Mary the article referred to Jesus in the Quran as the Messiah, so I stopped reading there because I didn’t think that was accurate and looked up Jesus in Islam. So there you go, a map from a controversial Catholic subject to Jesus in Islam.

This is what I really wanted to point out in this post. In the Quran, Jesus as a miraculously speaking infant prophecies about his death and resurrection:

“So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”! Quran surah 19 Maryam 33

Another Translation:

“And peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I get resurrected.”

The death and resurrection of Jesus is something the Quran directly denies, and explains that Allah took Jesus to heaven, and the story is Allah made a man look like Jesus and that is who was crucified…

And for claiming that they killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of GOD. In fact, they never killed him, they never crucified him—they were made to think that they did. All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain, they never killed him. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;

Quran surah 4 Women 157:158

I did not realize until today that Islam refers to Jesus as the Messiah, I’m not sure the salvation the Muslims believe he offers to them, especially since in Quran surah 4:171  it says Jesus was no more than an apostle of Allah. Last I checked an apostle is different than a messiah. Quran surah 4:171 also directly warns against using the word Trinity to describe Allah.

Keep in mind Mohammed didn’t start teaching the Quran until at least 610AD long after the New Testament was written which is probably why sections of it read as an opposition paper to Christianity.

Do they not consider the Qur’an (with care)? Had it been from other Than Allah, they would surely have found therein Much discrepancy.

Quran 4:82

 

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