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.

  25. Jesus never calls himself God:
    The Bible contains many verses in which Jesus speaks of God as a separate person to himself. Here are just a few of them:
    When a man addressed Jesus as "Good Teacher", he replied "Why do you call me good? No one is good except the One God.'' [Mark; 10.18]
    In another instance he says "I can't do anything by myself. Whatever I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just. I don't seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me." [John; 5.30]
    Jesus speaks of God as a separate being to himself: I'm going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God. [John; 20.17]
    In this verse he affirms that he was sent by God: This is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you sent. [John; 17.3]
    If Jesus was God he would have told people to worship him, but he did the opposite and disapproved anyone worshipping him: And in vain they worship Me [Matthew; 15.9]
    If Jesus claimed to be God then there should be hundreds of verses in the Bible which would have mentioned it. But there is not a single verse in the entire Bible in which Jesus says; "I am God, worship me."
    Jesus will say to the Christian people 'I never knew you. Away from me, because Jesus, Muhammad and all the prophets have the same teaching to worship one God.

  26. Muhammad Sunbul, you didn't answer my question, if you believe and respect Jesus as a prophet, WHY you (Muslims) cut off Christians ears, kill, and cut off their heads? Jesus said do not kill, you don't have right to take someone's life, God does! Why you desided that you have right to come and kill, and disgrace our women and girls in the name of Allah? How can you do such a cruelty in the name of God? How? Why Muslim kill our children in Beslan? Jesus said woe is to those who hert a child… If you respect Jesus, why don't you respect his words??? Jesus is a son of God, God said so, angel who came to Maria said so, if you , like you saying respecting them, why not respecting Gods will??? And one more thing truth can't be forced! God created humans and gave us free will, no one even angels doesn't have right to brake that law. You can't force love, and can't force to believe! The main law you have to remember; Don't KILL!!! Every person deserves to live and God gives chance to every person come to him, some come right away some later…but if you kill…you don't give person that chance…. You force, but it is not the same!

  27. Marina Rubinstein Thanks for your Important comments on Islam. Mohammad (SM) said at Ferewell Lecture in Hera Mount at Soudi Arabia that No muslim attack any religion. If any body do that he will be out of Is Islam. Becase He said All religion are good but Muslim will show thier Truthness and disply original Speck of God. And Also Invite the humen in under One Concept of GOD for their forgiveness.

  28. Rayaz Ahmed says:

    what you are blabbing is a Zionist bullshit propaganda …….. you are a jewish spreading crap to hide your own shame of killing Chritians and trying to crucify jesus :D

  29. Rayaz Ahmed I am Christian, and I don't beleive in conspiracy theory, you are blind and deaf, I feel sorry for you! I am not trying to convince you in anything, I want to find answers on some questions.. And all of you just barking, no one answered why in 21 century you still kill and behead people in the name of GOD?

  30. Marina Rubinstein Ummm… we didn't behead any head, miss. We swear we didn't.

  31. Affendi Abd Aziz yeah, you may be not but your muslim brothers are, I have my best friend who literally ran and had to abondon her house, because all of a sudden one night, all her "Peacefull muslim" neighbours became thouse who point their house and started just cutting christians, they took the city, destroyed churches and that is how christian city, who welcomed muslims, and who had them living next to your door, became strictly muslim… Look what happening in London and Norway… it was "Peacefull muslims" who imigrate from their countries for better life, education and so on…now it is so many of them that they started to be agressive, imam openly says: "there is only one way for England – sharia law!" I wish I can put here video of woman which were beaten to death in the door step of the mosk, they didn't liked her look. And how many women got beaten every day in Europe. you come to a country in the sheep clothes, and after awile become a woolf! I don't care about anything, I just want you to understand very clearly, GOD is only one, no metter how you call him, you can not walk around the world and bring your crazy sharia law with you. God is love – he loves us all, and you and me, and we will be judged by our deed. bring peice to world, not war and hate. Hate can only bring more hate…it is demonic. I do not want muslim to become christian, I just want peice and respect, world is big, there is many cultures, and you have no right to force your culture, to become Europe culture. If you like sharia law, stay in middle east. That is my point. I am not being personal, but you know what is going on in the world right now…

  32. Na realidade o islãn não cre em Jesus como filho de Deus ,que foi enviado para morrer pelo nossos pecados,para que realmente tenhamos a vida eterna.


  34. Godly people is guided by the spirit of truth that brings peace and harmony . If any of a religion separate from this principle it is the work of Satan who want to separate us from God ,Allah or Yahwe.

  35. Satan creates so many distinction and definitions of God so he can separate us from him .We need wisdom to become true sons and children of God of which Satan will try to destroy.We should stand fast to the teachings of all holy book that does not teach hatred and divisions among us.NORMAL PERSON IS LIAR, GREED, ENVIOUS, JEALOUS , SELFISH , ETC THIS IS THE DOOR SATAN USED TO ENTER INTO OUR MIND AND HEART , HE FUEL YOUR DESIRE TO LEAD AMONG OTHERS TO BECOME FAMOUS ,WEALTHY,POWERFUL ETC AND BLIND US IN THESE EARTHLY POSSESION TO ABANDON GOD.

  36. fuck Allah keep on killing us the true GODs nation and we will fight back in the name of Jesus Christ

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