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 Quran 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).

Muslims believe Jesus is a Prophet of God

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. (Click here to read more about prophets in Islam.)

Prophet Muhammad was commanded to recite in the Quran:

“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.” (Read more: Who was Jesus?)

Miraculous birth of Jesus

The Quran confirms his virgin birth, and an entire surah (chapter) of the Quran is entitled “Mary.” The Quran 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.’” (Quran 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.” (Quran 3:59)

During his prophetic mission, Jesus performed many miracles. The Quran 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.” (Quran 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. (Learn more: Who was Jesus according to Jesus?) In the Quran, 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.” (Quran 3:50)

Source: islamicity.com/JesusInIslam/Jesus.htm


  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.

  9. She'ila F. Mujahid says:

    Administrator: this is a wonderful site; however, in order for it to stay 'healthy,' may I suggest you set boundaries as to what can be posted. some comments are purely hateful, without base and counter-productive to the positive message you are bringing. this is not to say the site should not tolerate dissent; I am saying dissent with diplomacy is in order here. what I'm reading in some of these posts is disrespectful to the message of peace you bring.

  10. She'ila F. Mujahid says:

    peace, Youra Fag. got news 'fer ya.' all hadiths (sayings of the Prophet Mohammed–Peace be upon him) are not true! you can quote what 'so and so' said and you may even find someplace where the saying has been 'authenticated'; however, as with everything else you read, do not believe always what you read–unless you read the Holy Qur'an in its original Arabic OR a saying that is in CONCORDANCE with this Holy Book. your quoting of hadiths above shows how much you need to learn to discern that which is true from that which is politically manipulated and attributed falsely to the Prophet, (PBUH). again I say this in peace to u. in the Muslim world, those few who are knowledgeable and courageous enough will admit this about the hadiths.

  11. She'ila F. Mujahid says:

    Sadia Choudhury –well-stated!

  12. Muhammad Ahsan Almani says:

    Nicholas Klein
    Why the Muslim will hate to christian? They hate the people who consider the Jesus ( Peace be upon Him ) son of God. We hate the people who do not follow the teachings of God/Allah even mentioned in Bible ( The previous lesson for humanity by God and is changed by common people according to their desires and have different versions) and Quran ( God,s teachings of latest version Holly Book even unchangeable after 14 hundred years ). We hate the people who gives the divine status to Prophet Jesus ( Peace Be Upon Him), the people drinking wine ( Even prohibited in Bible ) and the people who don,t admit to Muhammad ( SAW ) a Prophet of God ( Even in Bible it is mentioned that a last prophet will come to earth after me having name Muhammad( SAW ). We hate people who consider that Jesus was hanged to death ( Naoz Billah) and the people who admit themselves the intelligent people but are more than the bigger fool..

  13. As Salaam Alaikum,i understand what you are saying Sisters,but we got to understand,Shaitain is always trying to throw a road block in front of truth,but Allah Ta Ala tell us in Our Holy Book;The Quran,how evil,wicked Shaitain is,but on the Day of Sorting out,he will run from them,cause he no who is Lord is,Surah 14,22 read it,Salaam.The Angel is writing down everything thing,deaf,dumb,and blind,that what kind of people we are dealing with,only Allah guide mankind to the right path,and open there breast to Al Islam,peace.

  14. Sadia Choudhury ;Allahu Akbar! Truth.

  15. Nicholas Klein We do not hate Christian as human,but they never and ever give the right references.Jesus peace be on him does not eat pork or drink alcohol and is circumcised etc……..just folow him and we love you too.

  16. Muhammad Ahsan Almani does not the (Quran 3:42-7) teach that Jesus had no earthly father. And Jesus himself says (John 3:16) "For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son…"
    Matthew his disciple records (Mat 3:16-17) When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
    Why then must you hate those who consider Jesus the Son of God?

  17. Chris Maples says:

    Seand Muub Munir you use the word you, brother , you do not know me. you can not place all christians in the same basket – just as i know all who claim to be muslim are not the same …….

  18. what you're saying is a 'word to the right.' and this is all well and good–but all things in moderation. some issues in life must have boundaries, lest there be anarchy. anarchy in speech, action or of the heart is not acceptable and mankind's breast will have to account to Allah Almighty. I say this with all due respect. peace back to you.

  19. Nicholas Klein They don't. They actually respect Jesus the same as Mohammed (PBUH ) because he's considered a prophet like Mohammed (PBUH) in Islam…..

  20. Nicholas Klein if anybody actually READ the quran, they would know that, instead of just assuming. this is what's wrong with americans period. they're so stupid, they listen to whatever they hear on the television and they are SO ignorant its disgusting. not once does it ever say in the quran that muslims should kill people for not believing what they believe, or for any other reason.
    there are extremists in every religion, those people who were responsible for 9/11 are not muslims, they are evil, horrible people who used religion as an excuse for their disgusting actions. if you actually talk to real muslims, 99% will tell you that they don't hate Jesus ….

  21. Not all prophets preached the same message. Jesus said to believe in Him for everlasting life. Islam says don't worship Jesus but God even says to worship Jesus

  22. Emad Marc says:

    Never Jesus peace be uppon him said to belleive in him

  23. What is the big deal with this thousands of years old little detail. They all say the same 10 commandments and tell humans to better themselves. Ions have been killed over he said this and say that and so on. It's all about raising our families, respect each other, don't KILL each oter, don't LIE and so fort,. And the GREED ridden whorshippers of SATAN, DO an SAY the opposite.

  24. why then Muslims back in the day killed Christians? If like it says, Muslims believe Jesus to be prophet of God, then why one prophet is better then another one? Cristians doesn't admit Muhammad as aprofit just because Jesus said: Mat 7:15, 20-23 (NIV) "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves… Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them… Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evil doers!'" So if the muslims admit Jesus as a prophet, then why not taking his words? Why forsing back in the day christians become muslims??? It doesn't make any sence… Jesus and Muhammad, had totally different teachings
    (Quran 4:34) ""As to those women on whose part you fear disloyalty, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them".
    The Jesus thought, to forgive, to pray, to save…He forgave the prostitute that was about to be beaten to death… love and forgivenes does miracles. Mohammad tought to punish….it is totally different. So to tell that Muslims think of a Jesus as of prophet…is a lie.

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