What do Muslims think about Jesus (PBUH)?

Muslims respect and venerate Jesus Christ. They consider him to be one of God’s greatest messengers to humankind. The Qur’an re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation. As the Qur’an says:

“Behold! the angel said: ‘God has chosen you and purified you and has chosen you above the women of all nations. O Mary! God gives you the good news of a word from Him, whose name shall be Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and the hereafter, and one of those brought near to God” (3:42).

Islam regards its teachings to be a re-affirmation and culmination of the teachings of previous monotheistic religions like Judaism and Christianity. Hence, all Muslims believe in Moses and Jesus as Prophets of God. Prophet Muhammad was commanded to recite in the Qur’an:

“Say, we believe in God and that which was revealed unto us, and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob, and the tribes and that which was entrusted unto Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord We make no distinction between any of them and unto Him we have submitted” (3:84).

A Muslim never refers to him simply as “Jesus”, but always adds the phrase “upon him be peace.” The Qur’an confirms his virgin birth, and an entire surah (chapter) of the Qur’an is entitled “Mary.” The Qur’an describes the Annunciation as follows:

“She said: ‘O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me?’ He said: ‘Even so; God creates what He wills. When He decrees a thing, He says to it, “Be!” and it is.’” (Qur’an 3:42-7)

Jesus was born miraculously through the same power that had brought Adam into being without a father: “Truly the likeness of Jesus with God is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust and then said to him, ‘Be!’ and he was.” (Qur’an 3:59)

During his prophetic mission, Jesus performed many miracles. The Qur’an tells us that he said: “I have come to you with a sign from your Lord: I make for you out of clay, as it were, a figure of a bird, and breathe into it and it becomes a bird by God’s leave. And I heal the blind, and the lepers, and I raise the dead by God’s leave.” (Qur’an 3:49)

Neither Muhammad nor Jesus came to change the basic doctrine of the belief in One God, brought by earlier prophets, but to confirm and renew it. In the Qur’an, Jesus is reported as saying that he came: “To attest the law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you; I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so fear God and obey me.” (Qur’an 3:50)

Source: islamicity.com/JesusInIslam/Jesus.htm

9 Comments

  1. Sesue Dato says:

    If Jesus and Muhammad are both from God, why do their teachings and life /conduct so different?

  2. Silas Kain says:

    That which the Prophet (pbuh) said to the monks at St Catherine's Monastery is all I need to know insofar as what the true Islam teaches about respect for Christians. This message has been lost on both faiths and we must use it to rediscover our common ground. http://www.cyberistan.org/islamic/charter1.html

  3. Anonymous says:

    Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him. (Book #37, Hadith #4310) – Sunan Abu Dwaud. – CHECK THIS YOURSELF. searchtruth.com or hadithcollection.com.

    WhyIslam.org is just another rehashed deceptive face to lure people to believe Islam is tolerant. Islam DOES have beauty in it. Religious tolerance is not one of them. I am sorry. Hitler wrote Mein Kampf.. mentioned "jews" alot.. so does that mean HE BELIEVED WHAT THEY DID? hell no. Did he respect them? hell no.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It has been narrated by 'Umar b. al-Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim. (Book #019, Hadith #4366) – Sahih Muslim.

    Why would Prophet Muhammad want to EXPEL the Jews and the Christians from the Arabian Peninsula? BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEFS. Think about it. No religion but ISLAM is allowed to be publicly practiced in the country of ISLAM'S BIRTH.. Saudi Arabia (Arabia before).

    Yet this site uses an American voiceover to give the rehashed impression Islam is tolerant of other religions? That is a evil joke.

  5. Klein Nicholas says:

    That seems like a good question. If Jesus is a respected man my Muslims – then why do the Muslims hate Christians so much?

  6. Seand Muub Munir says:

    Nicholas Klein because you hate muslims so much.

  7. Sadia Choudhury says:

    That's an unfortunate comment Nicholas, a true Muslim is prescribed to condemn hate, period! To love God and to be a devout Muslim, one must love all of God's creations! But Seand Muub Munir, your comment is beyond unfortunate because if you turn to the best Muslim that ever was, Prophet Muhammad pbuh, even after facing so much animosity, no where in the Qu'ran will you find that he reflected or retaliated with hate or that he felt hate. He felt sorrow and prayed for those who opposed him!

  8. Jalal Khan says:

    Nicholas Klein If Muslims hate Christians as you claim then it must be for the simple reason that they kill any one they like specially the poor and weak and Muslims of course for no apparent reason. The Iraqis had nothing to do with 9/11 or Al Qaida nor did they have any weapons of mass destruction nor did they ever threaten USA but the American Christians with European Christians went ahead and killed 25 million Iraqis and stole all their oil. Is that not a good enough reason to hate them ? This is just one example.

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