The Qur'an tells us a lot of wonderful things
about Jesus. As a result, believers in the Qur'an love Jesus, honour him,
and believe in him. In fact no Muslim can be a Muslim unless he or she
believes in Jesus, on whom be peace.
The Qur'an 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 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 craeted Jesus from a woman, but not a man.
What about 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 not done by his own authority, but by God's authority.
What did 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 that true God, the God of Abraham. These Quranic teachings can be compared with the Bible (Mark 10:18; Mathew 26:39; John 14:28, 17:3, and 20:17) where Jesus teaches that the one he worshiped is the only true God. See also Mathew 12:18; Acts 3:13, and 4:27 where we find that his disciples knew him as the servant of God.
The Qur'an tells us that some of the Israelites rejected Jesus, and conspired to kill him, but Allah (God) rescued Jesus and raised him to Himself. Allah 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 Allah, and a spirit from Him. He is honoured in this world and in the hereafter, and he is one of those brought nearest to Allah.
Jesus was a man who spoke the truth which he heared from God. This can be compared with the Gospel According to John where Jesus says to Israelites: "You are dtermined to kill me, a man who told you the truth that I heard from God"(JOHN 8:40)
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