Jesus Christ according to Islam's Holy Book, Qur'an
A letter to a friend.
"Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." John 17:3
Jesus Christ In Islam
Divine will has even placed Qur'an as a means of discovering the truth about Jesus.
"The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world" John 1:9
My dear friend:
Many of our Muslim brothers know of Qur'an as the only source of facts about God and
divine world. What follows is part of one of such findings from a Muslim brother, hoping that
as Jesus shed his light upon this brother's life and gave him
a new eternal life as well as through guidance of Holy Spirit, you can be directed and receive
this great gift of eternal life from his hand.
About two thousands years ago, Jesus and his disciples changed the world forever.
Since then, the good news of salvation has been spread to all nations.
Many of the scientists who have studied the life of Christ, regardless of their beliefs,
faith and religion, have considered him as the greatest and the most effective source of goodness.
Even Qur'an, in which Muslims believe to be a heavenly book, notes of Jesus being
"The greatest and most supreme in this world and beyond"(1).
Quran states:"If you(Muslim) have doubts about what I (God) have revealed,
ask Christians who have read the Bible before you."(2)
And another verse notes of Bible(Injil) to be guidance and light and claims that it
approves the truthfulness of Bible.(3)
Here are some verses of Quran about Jesus:
Birth from a virgin: Jesus, against laws of the nature, was born from a virgin,
without having an earthly father. Qur'an states that when Gabriel spoke to Mary
regarding the birth of a son, she said: "How could it be possible while I am still
a virgin, and had no contact with any man?(4)".
And it continues: "God put his spirit in Mary and she obeyed God and became pregnant."(5)
Completeness and Holiness of Jesus:
Qur'an confesses Jesus to be sinless and holy.
It portrays him as perfect and sanctified. Gabriel told Mary:"His son is without sin."(6)
Jesus as preemptor of the world:
As Quran states: Jesus is the only one who can intercede with God about people.(7)
Acts which can be done only by God:
According to Quran, only God can give life to creatures. Human being can not even create a fly.
(8)...It talks about Jesus:" He breath into a mud and created a bird".
(9) Quran states that only God can bring life to a dead body.
(10) and later it points out that only Jesus had such a power.
So Jesus is a complete image of God. Qur'an says :"He is the Word(12)", this refers to Jesus.
And Bible says:"The Word was with God and the Word became flesh to live among us..."
(13) Jesus clearly stated that :"Me and the farther are One"(14).
Conclusion: Jesus, The almighty God and Holy Spirit are all One and this is the complete meaning of the unity.
Ever since creation, God has determined for people to know him through many ways and methods.
Messangers and prophets from Adam to Abraham and then Moses all prove of this divine will.
And finally his ultimate love appeared as Jesus Christ. He came to Earth and
suffered a lot for sinful human beings of all nations and at last he went to cross
to make an atonement, and presented a complete salvation for all people. He then sent Holy
Spirit to guide people.
Therefore the theology of trinity comes from the fact that Father, Son and Holy Spirit are
the same and they reveal themselves in many ways in different times.
Now that the truth of God's unity, according to Qur'an, has been revealed to you, accept
the guidance of Holy Spirit because this is a matter of life and death. Don't neglect as to be
deprived from an eternal life.
What A Muslim Should Know About Jesus ... Its In Qur'an
Jesus is mentioned twenty five times. For Example:
"We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear signs and strengthened him
with the Holy Spirit" (2:87)
"O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name
will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary..." (3:45)
"...Christ Jesus the son of Mary was an apostle
of god..." (4:171)
"...And in their foot steps we sent Jesus the son of Mary..."
"And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of
the righteous." (6:85)
Jesus - His Titles
Though Jesus is mentioned by name in twenty-five places in
Quran, he is also addressed with respect as: Ibn Maryam, meaning
"The son of Mary"; and as the Maseeh (in Hebrew it is
the Messiah), which is translated as "Christ". He is also
known as Abdullah, "The servant of Allah"; and as Rasul
u Allah, the messenger of Allah.
He is spoken of as "The Word of God", as "The Spirit
of God", as a "Sign of God", and numerous other epithets
of honor spread over fifteen different chapters.
Sources of Qur'an: English Translation of Muhammad Marmadook Pektal
(1) Al-e-Omran-verse 45
(2) Jonah 94-95
YUSUFALI: 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;
PICKTHAL: (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad
tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious
in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).
SHAKIR: When the angels said: O Marium, surely Allah gives you good news with a
Word from Him (of one) whose name is the '. Messiah, Isa son of Marium, worthy
of regard in this world and the hereafter and of those who are made near (to Allah).
(3) Al-Maaedeh-verses 46-48
(4) Mary-verse 20
(5) Al-Tahrim-verse 12
(6) Mary-verse 19
(7) Mary-verse 87
(8) Al-Hadj-verse 73
YUSUFALI: If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those
who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee
from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt.
PICKTHAL: And if thou (Muhammad) art in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto
thee, then question those who read the Scripture (that was) before thee. Verily the
Truth from thy Lord hath come unto thee. So be not thou of the waverers.
SHAKIR: But if you are in doubt as to what We have revealed to you, ask those who
read the Book before you; certainly the truth has come to you from your Lord,
therefore you should not be of the disputers.
YUSUFALI: Nor be of those who reject the signs of Allah, or thou shalt be of those
PICKTHAL: And be not thou of those who deny the revelations of Allah, for then wert
thou of the losers.
SHAKIR: And you should not be of those who reject the communications of Allah, (for)
then you should be one of the losers.
(9) Al-Maaedeh-verse 110
SHAKIR: O people! a parable is set forth, therefore listen to it: surely
those whom you call upon besides Allah cannot create fly, though they
should all gather for it, and should the fly snatch away anything from
them, they could not take it back from i weak are the invoker and the invoked.
(10) Iaasin - verse 12
SHAKIR: When Allah will say: O Isa son of Marium! Remember My favor on you
and on your mother, when I strengthened you I with the holy Spirit, you
spoke to the people in the cradle and I when of old age, and when I taught
you the Book and the wisdom and the Taurat and the Injeel; and when you
determined out of clay a thing like the form of a bird by My permission,
then you breathed into it and it became a bird by My permission, and you
healed the blind and the leprous by My permission; and when you brought
forth the dead by My permission; and when I withheld the children of Israel
from you when you came to them with clear arguments, but those who
disbelieved among them said: This is nothing but clear enchantment.
(12) Al-e-Omran-verse 45
(13)Gospel of John, 1-14
(14)Gospel of John, 10-30
SHAKIR: Surely We give life to the dead, and We write
down what they have sent before and their footprints, and We have recorded
everything in a clear writing.