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Jesus (on whom be peace) In the Glorious Qur'an
The Qur'an tells us a lot of wonderful things about Jesus. As a result,
believers in the Qur'an love Jesus, honor him and believe in him. In fact, no
Muslim can be a Muslim unless he or she believes in Jesus, on whom be peace.
says that Jesus was born of a virgin, that he spoke while he was still only a
baby, that he healed the blind and the leper by God's leave, and that he raised
the dead by God's leave.
What then is
the significance of these miracles? First, the virgin birth. God demonstrates
His power to create in every way. God created everyone we know from a man and a
woman. But how about Adam, on whom be peace? God created him from neither a man
nor a woman. And Eve from only a man, but not a woman. And finally, to complete
the picture, God created Jesus from a woman, but not a man.
the other miracles? These were to show that Jesus was not acting on his own
behalf, but that he was backed by God. The Qur'an specifies that these miracles
were performed by God's leave. This may be compared to the Book of Acts in the
Bible, chapter 2, verse 22, where it says that the miracles were done by God to
show that he approved of Jesus. Also, note that Jesus himself is recorded in the
Gospel of John to have said:" I can do nothing of my own authority"
(5:30). The miracles, therefore, were done not by his own authority, but by
Jesus teach? The Qur'an tells us that Jesus came to teach the same basic message
which was taught by previous prophets from God - that we must shun every false
god and worship only the One True God. Jesus taught that he is the servant and
messenger of the One True God, the God of Abraham. These Qur'anic teachings can
be compared with the Bible (Mark 10:18; Matthew 26:39; John 14:28, 17:3, and
20:17) where Jesus teaches that the one he worshipped is the only true God. See
also Matthew 12:18; Acts 3:13, and 4:27 where we find that his disciples knew
him as Servant of God'.
tells us that some of the Israelites rejected Jesus, and conspired to kill him,
but God rescued Jesus and raised him to Himself. God will cause Jesus to descend
again, at which time Jesus will confirm his true teachings and everyone will
believe in him as he is and as the Qur'an teaches about him.
Jesus is the
Messiah. He is a word from God, and a spirit from Him. He is honored in this
world and in the hereafter, and he is one of those brought nearest to God. Jesus
was a man who spoke the truth which he heard from God. This can be compared with
the Gospel According John where Jesus says to the Israelites: You are determined
to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God' (John 8:40).
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