What does Islam believe about Jesus and his death?
For Christians, the cross and the crucifix are well-known symbols that allude to one of the most important truths of our faith: the resurrection of the body. It is held in high regard as a manifestation of God’s unfailing love for humanity, symbolized through Jesus’ death on the cross. His death makes it possible for those who are rescued, whether they are Christians or not, to be saved and to be saved forever. While the death of Jesus is a singular event for Christians, it is linked to the Good News of the Resurrection, which proclaims that even though Jesus was crucified, his tomb has been found empty and he is alive and well!
What does Islam have to say about Jesus and his crucifixion?
The “prophet” Jesus is mentioned hundreds of times in the Quran, which contains tales of his birth, miracles, and death, among other things.
According to the Quran, Jesus is portrayed exclusively as a prophet because “How could He have a son?” the Quran inquires.
- Instead, Jesus’ connection with God is shown as that of a messenger, rather than that of a son.
- “O Jesus, certainly I will take you and elevate you to Myself and cleanse you from those who disbelieve, and I will make those who follow you superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection,” God says in the Quran, referring to Jesus (Quran 3:55).
- The crucifixion was seen to be a curse, and as such, it was considered unfit for a prophet such as Jesus.
- “And they did not murder him, nor do they crucify him; rather, he was made to resemble him to them,” it says in the Bible.
- They are completely unaware of it, with the exception of the following assumption.
- Allah, on the other hand, exalted him to the level of Himself (Quran 4:157–158).
- Several parts of Christian revelation are upheld by Islam in its teachings about Jesus, although other points are not.
Prior to Christianity becoming widely accepted throughout much of Europe, it was prevalent throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
Islamic expansion across the globe has been influenced by a major Christian belief: that Jesus’ death on the cross resulted in the redemption of all people.
The Christian belief in the divinity of Jesus and the existence of God as a trinity of individuals does not correspond to either the Islamic belief in Jesus or the Islamic belief in God.
Jesus is not the same as God; he was a man who existed at a certain point in time.
Islamic teachings on Jesus’ divinity, which Islam cannot accept and Christians cannot abandon, serve as a potent reminder to Christians of the grandeur and unity that exists between God and all other beings.
During Jesus’ lifetime, even for some of his followers, the cross was considered a scandal, a betrayal of the person Jesus claimed to be.
However, for those who believe, Jesus’ death and resurrection are the central events of their religion, and they should be recognized and celebrated. Because Jesus died and was risen from the dead, we too have reason to hope for eternal life in him.
How Does Islam Understand the Death and Resurrection of Jesus? by Don Stewart
Question No. 12 Concerning Islam The core theme of the New Testament is the death and resurrection of Jesus, the anticipated Messiah. This is the central message of the Old Testament as well. Jesus rose from the dead three days after he was nailed on the cross. He would live forevermore. Even while Muslims recognize Jesus Christ as a great prophet, they do not embrace the New Testament’s narrative of His death on the cross or resurrection from the dead. Their point of view can be summarized as follows.
1. Jesus Did Not Die on the Cross
The Quran teaches that Jesus did not die on the cross as is commonly believed. Muhammadans do not think that Allah would allow one of their prophets to be slaughtered in the way in which Jesus was killed. Islam is a religion of peace. Instead of dying on the cross, He was spared the agony of crucifixion by God. They were killed for their disbelief, as well as for declaring against Mary “a tremendous calumny” and for claiming, “We slaughtered the Messiah,” Jesus, son of Mary and the Messenger of God,” the Quran reads.
- Those who are at odds with him are almost certainly in doubt about him; they have no knowledge of him other than what they have learned through speculation; and they did not assassinate him on the basis of certainty.
- There isn’t a single one of the People of the Book who will not believe in him before his death, and he will testify against them on the Day of the Resurrection.
- Islamic tradition holds that Jesus’ cross bearer, Judas or Simon the Cyrene, was really crucified in Jesus’ place, rather than the other way around.
- This is something that Islam is quite firm about enforcing.
2. Jesus Did Not Come Back from the Dead
Since, according to the Quran and Muslim theology, Jesus did not die on the cross, it is safe to assume that He did not rise from the dead three days later as claimed by Christians. Muslims do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as is taught in the New Testament, as taught by the Bible. The Islamic faith therefore rejects the core doctrines of the New Testament, including the death of Jesus Christ on the cross for the sins of the world and His resurrection three days later.
The Christian Response
The following is the Christian reaction to Islamic beliefs on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as expressed by Christians.
1. Jesus Died on a Cross for the Sins of the World
The Bible not only states that Jesus died on the cross, rather than Simon or Judas, but it also states that He died on the cross in order to atone for the sins of the entire world. To put it another way, He died in our place so that we may continue to live. The following is what Paul wrote to the Corinthians. Because God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself and no longer holding people’s sins against them, the world was reconciled to God. We are to share this good news with others, which he has given us.
“Be reconciled to God!” we implore you, as if Christ himself were there before you pleading with you.
(2 Corinthians 5:19-21 New Living Translation) As a result, not only did Jesus die, but His death was of the deepest significance for the entire world. So that we wouldn’t have to bear the consequences of our own misdeeds, he died in our place.
2. Jesus Was Raised Bodily from the Dead Three Days Later
Jesus did not remain dead for long. He was resurrected from the dead three days after his death. In the Bible, it claims that after his death and resurrection, He went to heaven around forty days later. The Bible also says that He will return to the world in the capacity of both Savior and Judge. This is the gospel, or good news, that believers are to spread throughout the world. As he wrote to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul used this method to communicate the contents of the gospel, or good news, to the Corinthians.
- Furthermore, you are saved as a result of this Good News if you remain fast to the concept I taught you, unless you blindly accepted it without questioning your decision.
- He was laid to rest in a tomb.
- (See 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 for more.) The Word of God) The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ serve as the foundation of the Christian faith.
- It is the message of the Christian faith.
There Are Huge Differences between Christianity and Islam
We have another another example of the distinctions between Christianity and Islam to consider in this context. Regarding Jesus’ death and resurrection, Islam denies the unequivocal teaching of the New Testament that he died and rose from the dead. Someone has to be in the wrong here. In Christianity, Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem and then physically raised from the dead, while in Islam, Jesus was not crucified in Jerusalem and then bodily raised from the dead, as Christianity maintains. There is no way to find a middle ground between these two opposing viewpoints.
Indeed, it was the evidence of eyewitnesses that confirmed that Jesus was killed and buried on the cross.
The manifestations of the rising Christ in the lives of Jesus’ followers, as well as Saul of Tarsus, had a profound impact.
Summary – Question 12How Does Islam Understand the Death and Resurrection of Jesus?
In the Christian religion, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ serve as the foundational tenets. In reality, this is the gospel news; Jesus Christ has ascended to the right hand of God. Muslims disagree that Jesus Christ’s death was atonement for the sins of the entire world. In fact, they reject that Jesus, whom they consider to be one of their prophets, was ever killed in the first place. Islam claims that it was either Judas or Simon of Cyrene, not Jesus, who died on the cross in the final hours of his life.
- That a prophet of God would be assassinated in such a heinous manner is beyond comprehension to them.
- If Jesus did not die, then there is no need for a resurrection.
- The New Testament, on the other hand, is unequivocal on the subject.
- The person who died in His stead was not a substitute for Him.
- He awoke from the dead three days after he was declared dead.
- After seeing Him die, bury Him, then rise from the dead, they were convinced that He was risen again.
- The lines have been drawn clearly.
Either he returned from the dead three days later or he did not return from the dead. According to Christianity, He answered both questions affirmatively, however Islam claims He did not answer both questions affirmatively. Someone isn’t speaking the truth in this situation.
Islam’s apologist: Why I believe what the Koran says about Jesus
If it weren’t for his long beard and traditionaltaqiyahskullcap, anybody listening to Shabir Ally would be forgiven for thinking he was a Christian apologist at first glance. Ally speaks eloquently, his accent influenced by his years spent in Canada, on the reasons why his faith is founded not just in ritual and belief, but also in reason and facts. ‘The precepts of my faith are fairly plain, and they typically have a very reasonable component to them,’ he adds of his beliefs. So far, everything appears to be the same.
Possibly, Ally’s resemblance to Christian apologetics can be explained in part by the fact that she frequently debates with Christian experts at colleges all over the world.
These arguments are part of their dedication to Da’wah (Islamic evangelism) on campus.
Only an opponent who is well-versed in their own scriptures as well as the Koran would be wise to take on this opponent.
Ally turned to Islam when she was a teenager (although Muslims prefer to use the term’revert’ rather than ‘convert’ since they think Islam is the ‘natural’ religion, as opposed to Christianity). Things began when an imam paid a visit to his family’s town and urged them to attend a prayer service at the mosque. ‘I paid close attention to all he had to say. I believed he was making logical sense. The more I learnt about Islam, the more everything seemed to make sense to me, and it eventually became a very important part of my daily existence.
‘I was under the impression that my faith had something to give that was superior to what they were luring me towards,’ he adds.
The majority of Muslims have not given any consideration to the intellectual component; instead, they have merely performed the rituals mandated by their religion.
Interestingly enough, it is in the West, rather than the Middle East and Africa, where Ally’s style of intellectually robust Islamic preaching has found the most popularity. Numerous Muslims, who are subjected to the same pressures from atheistic and secularist voices as their Christian counterparts, have become more accepting of his method of conversation and debate. It is clear that he has had an impact on the young men who engage in street evangelism in cities around the United Kingdom, as well as the crowds that gather to watch (and participate in) boisterous arguments at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park.
Jesus is revered by both Muslims and Christians as a historical figure of great significance.
So Islamic apologists regularly recruit critical research that casts doubt on Jesus’ claims to be God, making them unexpected bedfellows with some of the most skeptical and liberal Bible scholars. With each new piece of information I gained about Islam, the more everything began to make sense to me.
THE CRUCIFIXION QUESTION
The Islamic apologists, on the other hand, are at odds with biblical historians of every stripe in one regard. The Koran, on the other hand, asserts that Jesus did not die by crucifixion, which is critical. It is said in Surah 4:157 that “they neither murdered him nor crucified him, yet it appeared to them as if they had done so.” According to Islam, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is one of the most reliably known facts of the ancient world, which presents a difficulty for the religion. Islamic scholars have always supported the koranic version of events by positing that Jesus was replaced by another person who was fashioned to seem like him.
Many people, including myself, believe that it is not required to hold to the notion that someone else was substituted for Jesus in order to be a Christian.
I believe the word crucifixion as employed in the Koran refers to “killing a person by means of a cross,” as opposed to just “hanging on a cross.” In essence, Ally acknowledges that Jesus was put on the crucifixion, but he does not believe that he died on the cross, and as a result, the koranic and biblical versions are in some ways consistent with one another.
- She also mentions Pilate’s surprise that Jesus was presumably dead before nightfall.
- Even within Muslims, the idea is not without its detractors, who feel that teaching anything other than the’substitution’ paradigm is equal to heresy and should be avoided at all costs.
- Perhaps this is why, in debates with Muslims, many Christian apologists have emphasized the case for Christ’s crucifixion as the most compelling argument.
- In the meanwhile, anyone interested in engaging in a debate with the world’s foremost Islamic apologist is recommended to conduct their research in preparation.
Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, Shabir Ally serves as the president of the Islamic InformationDawah Centre International (IIDCI). Read Nabeel Qureshi’s response to the question. The Convert explains why he converted from Islam to follow Jesus.
THREE THINGS THE KORAN SAYS ABOUT JESUS
1A virgin birth is a rare occurrence. In Surah 19, which narrates the narrative of Jesus’ birth, the Koran states that Jesus was born of the virgin Mary and that he was the son of Joseph. There is, however, no mention of Joseph or many other components of the biblical birth narrative in this version of the story. Instead, the infant Jesus magically communicates with the adults to whom he is given by speaking from his cradle. 2Jesus is a prophet, not the Son of God, as some believe. The Koran bestows a slew of titles on Jesus, including the title of’messiah,’ among others.
However, in Surah 4:171-172, the Koran expressly contradicts the doctrines of the Trinity and the divinity of Christ.
Interestingly, Surah 4:157 of the Koran does not explicitly deny that Jesus was slain via crucifixion, but rather claims that it was simply “made to look” that way.
The Qur’an and the Crucifixion of Jesus
William Lane Craig (also known as WLC) is an American novelist and poet who was born in the United States in the early twentieth century. This is a QA blog post written by William Lane Craig, a Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at the University of Arizona.
Greetings, Dr. Craig. You have frequently said that Islam’s Achilles’ Heel is its rejection of “the one most incontrovertible fact about Jesus”: his crucifixion. I believe you are correct. In accordance with the Qur’anic text “They (the Jews) did not murder him (Jesus), nor did they crucify him, but it/he appeared thus unto them,” Islam denies the existence of Jesus. It appears that your point of view is as follows: 1) If Islam is real, Jesus was not crucified. 2) If Islam is genuine, Jesus was crucified.
You mention biblical academics who obtain their information about Jesus from sources other than the Qur’an in order to support the second and most important point.
My question is, given the distinction between the historical memory of Jesus’ crucifixion (which, historians and Muslims agree on) and what actually happened ontologically or behind-the-scenes (which, Muslims believe Jesus was substituted for theological reasons, and historians believe Jesus actually died based on the prima facie historical memory), would this go some way toward alleviating or even decreasing the tension of the crucifixion scene between the historiographers and the Muslims?
To add a footnote, I, as a practicing Muslim, am really impressed with your adherence to the Kalam tradition in your support of the cosmological argument. Samiullah is a citizen of the United States.
William Lane Craig’s Response
William Lane Craig is seen in this portrait. According to my observations, Samiullah’s Muslim retort, in essence, gives away the shop. As a result, it amounts to little more than an acknowledgment that the historical evidence strongly supports premise (2) of the preceding argument in its entirety. To remark that it only appears to us that Jesus was crucified is to acknowledge that the evidence points to Jesus’ crucifixion as a fact. As a result, the Muslim must believe, in defiance of all facts, that Jesus was not killed, despite all signs to the contrary, in order to maintain his faith.
The situation would be different of course if the Muslim had some form of compelling reason to believe that the historical evidence was incorrect.
To simply use some form of historical illusionism in the context of the death of Jesus is an ad hoc maneuver that lacks legitimacy.
Furthermore, it holds Allah accountable for instilling the delusion of Christianity into the minds of the world’s inhabitants.
It is rather up to the Muslim to present historical arguments aimed at undermining the reliability of the testimony to the fact of Jesus’ crucifixion (for example, the traditional Muslim claim that the Gospels were hopelessly corrupted during their transmission), a task that virtually all non-Muslim scholars, whether Christian or non-Christian, believe to be virtually impossible.
Reading medieval Islamic thinkers has been a pleasure for me, and I have gained a great deal from them.
See the articles I’ve written for This QA, as well as the other materials accessible on William Lane Craig’s website.
William Lane Craig
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The Death of Jesus according to Islamic sources: 1. The Holy Quran
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1. Evidence of the Holy Quran
The Holy Quran unequivocally establishes that Jesus, like all other mortal human beings, has gone away and is no longer living anywhere on the planet. It declares unequivocally that Jesus possessed merely human attributes and was in no sense divine, but rather was a servant of God and God’s representative on earth. From the moment of his conception until the moment of his death, he was subject to all of the physical and biological constraints that God has established for human beings.
The first piece of proof is that all human beings are born and die in this planet. Prophets are members of the human race, and as such, they are subject to the everlasting Divine rule that states that human beings must live and die in this physical world. According to the Quran:
- This is where you will live and die
- This is where you will be resurrected from.” “Therein (i.e. on the earth or in the physical world) shall you live and die, and from there shall you be raised.” “And there is for you a dwelling and a provision in the earth,” says the Bible (7:25). “Have We not caused the earth to gather to itself both the living and the dead?” says Allah (7:4). The Bible says in verses 25 and 26: “From it (i.e., the earth) We formed you, and into it We will return you, and from it We will raise you a second time.” (20:55)
In these passages, God establishes His rule, which states that all human beings must live their lives in this earth, with their physical bodies present. Furthermore, it is in violation of Divine law, which states that prophets must endure persecution in this life, that Jesus should be exalted to the highest level of authority while he was opposed by the Jewish authorities. His alleged bodily existence in heaven for two thousand years without food or water is likewise in direct conflict with the Divine commandment contained in the preceding verses of the Bible.
That life is dependent on food and drink is defined by God in His law, which applies not just to ordinary people but also to all prophets, as follows:
- It is true that we did not send any messenger before you (O Muhammad), yet they did consume food. “We did not give them (i.e. the prophets) bodies that were not eating food,” says God (25:20). (21:8)
‘They both used to consume food,’ according to the Bible, of Jesus and his pious mother (5:7). As a result, if Jesus no longer consumes food – all Muslims believe that he does not consume food in heaven — he cannot, according to the Divine commandment stated above, continue to exist in his physical form. Because the body demands nourishment, Jesus must be dead if he isn’t consuming anything. The third evidence is that the human body is subjected to the ravages of time. There isn’t a single human body on the face of the planet that is impenetrable to transformation.
According to the Quran:
- “And We bestowed nomortal before you the ability to survive for eternity (khuld) (O Muhammad). Will they continue to abide (kh alidun) after you die?” They (the prophets) did not abide for ever (kh alidun),” says the Qur’an (21:34). (21:8)
For those who are interested in learning more about the meaning of the word kh ulud (which can be translated as “abiding for ever”), the famous Quranic dictionary of Imam Raghib provides the following explanation: “Kh uludis is the property of a thing that it is impervious to decay and that it remains in an unchanging state. Such a state is referred to as kh ulud in Arabic, which means “to remain in the same condition without changing.” ” (pp. 153, 154). As a result, according to Arabic lexicology, kh ulud denotes the ability to remain in one and the same condition for an extended period of time without changing or decaying.
He goes through the stages of being a kid, an adult, an elderly person, and eventually a deceased person.
- Islam teaches that “Allah is He Who formed you from a position of weakness, gave you strength after weakness, then prescribed weakness and hoaryhair following strength.” He who is brought back to the worst phase of life (i.e. old age) so that after knowledge he knows nothing is among you (30:54). (52)
- (22:5) “And anybody we manage to keep alive for an extended period of time, we lower to an abject state in creation. Is it possible that they don’t understand?” (36:68)
No human being is exempt from what has been declared here as an universal rule of God from which there is no exception. A person’s physical growth begins when he or she is a kid and continues until he or she reaches their maximum potential. After that, he continues to deteriorate, and eventually reaches his’second childhood,’ during which he loses all of his previous accomplishments. To provide an example, if Jesus were to return to our earth, he would be around 2000 years old, which would make him too old to be capable of doing anything, according to the above-mentioned Divine commandment.
In fact, it is evident that Jesus died a very long time ago under the terms of this law. The fourth piece of evidence is the death of all prophets.
- It was simply a messenger, the Messiah, the son of Mary, who was sent
- All messengers before him had already gone away.” (5:75)
- “And Muhammad is merely a messenger – other messengers have already passed away before him in the course of history. Will you abandon him if he dies or is killed, or will you turn around and flee?” (3:143)
The first verse is explained in greater detail in the second verse. Both passages are written in a similar manner, with the first alluding to Jesus and the second to the Holy Prophet Muhammad, respectively. For those seeking the truth, the Quran’s decision in this case is very plain. The first verse expressly indicates that all prophets before to Jesus had perished — and this is something that all Muslims believe. It is stated in the second verse, using the identical terms, that all prophets before to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) had perished.
- Classical books of Arabic grammar explain that the term messengers (al-rusul, lit.
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- the definition of kh ala If the phrase kh ala (translated above as “went away”) is used concerning human individuals in the past tense without a particle, it is referring to their death (seeLisan al-‘Arab and Aqrab al-‘Mawarad).
- As an illustration:
- “Those are persons who have passed away (qadkh alat),” says the speaker. “.before whom previous nations have gone away (qadkh alat),” says the Quran (2:134). “.among countries that have passed away (qadkh alat) before them,” says the narrator at 13:30. “Such has been Allah’s manner with those who have gone before (kh alat),” says the verse (46:18). (33:38)
“The Holy Prophet would depart from this world in the same manner as previous prophets, whether by natural death or murder,” the commentators have generally agreed on when interpreting the two verses about all prophets prior to Jesus and about the Holy Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) having passed away. (Source: Qanwa’ala Baidawi, vol. 3, p.124) In reality, the verse above concerning the Holy Prophet (3:143) emphasizes the meaning of khala (the passing away of all prior prophets) by using the words “if he dies or is slain” with relation to him, which means that he will die or be murdered.
- The Quran describes as “dead” all those who are considered to be gods other than the One God, including but not limited to: “And those whom they invoke in addition to Allah did not create anything, although they are themselves creators.
- And they have no idea when they will be resurrected.” (16:20-21) The Quran itself lends proof to the notion that Jesus is being worshipped as a god: “Certainly those disbelieve who say: ‘Allah, He is the Messiah, son of Mary,'” it says.
- Otherwise, this would have been the place where this exception would have been disclosed.
- As a result, if Jesus were to return to this earth, he would violate the concept of Prophethood’s Finality, because the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is the last and last prophet, according to this principle.
- (33:40) The fact that the Holy Prophet is the final prophet (Khataman-nabiyyin) implies that no prophet should emerge after him, neither a new one nor a previous one.
- The Last Prophet, also known as the Khatam an-nabiyyin, would be Jesus if he were to appear after the Holy Prophet.
- According to the Quran, “Jesus said: I am a servant of God: He has given me the Book and made me a prophet, and he has blessed me wherever I may be.
- His advent without prophethood would be pointless, because the role of leading the Muslims (Imamah) and appointing a successor to the Holy Prophet (Khilafah) might be carried out by any member of the Muslim community, including himself.
- The seventh piece of evidence is as follows: The death of Jesus is particularly mentioned in the Holy Quran.
- Nonetheless, the Quran makes a special note of Jesus’ death, which is a testament to the might of Almighty God.
- In other words, Jesus would not be crucified, as the Jews desired in order to prove that he was cursed, but would instead die a natural death
- “Exalt you in My presence” (raf’a), which means that he would not be crucified, as the Jews desired in order to prove that he was cursed, but rather he would receive Divine nearness. Raf’a, on the other hand, is the polar opposite of wad’a, with the latter denoting disgrace and the former denoting honour
- “Clear you of those who disbelieve” (tathir), i.e., he would be cleared of the Jews’ accusations against him, as he was by the Holy Prophet Muhammad
- “Make those who follow you above those who disbelieve until the day of Judgement”, i.e., his supporters would always have the
While the preceding verse establishes that Jesus has died, it is only after death that forrafa (exaltation to God’s presence) may be achieved when all of the material coverings have been lifted. Everyone who has done well in his or her life is grantedraf’a to God once they die. According to the Holy Prophet: “When a believer is on the verge of death, angels appear to him. When someone is righteous, they will exclaim: ‘O pure spirit!’ ‘Get out of here, you were in a pure body’. So when that pure spirit is released, it is taken to the sky, where the gates of heaven are opened for it.” (Mishkat).
- When this happened in Jesus’ instance, his soul was elevated to heaven and he joined the ranks of the righteous among the dead following his death.
- Eight Pieces of Evidence: Following Jesus’ death, Christians were disoriented.
- It was not my place to speak what I had no right to say,’ he will respond in response.
- Thou knowst what is going on in my head, and I have no idea what is going on in Thy head.
- I said nothing to them except what Thou commanded me: “Serve God, my Lord, and your Lord,” and I was a witness to them for as long as I was among them; nevertheless, when Thou caused me to die, Thou became the Watcher over them.
- And Thou art the Eyewitness to everything’.” (5:116 and 117)) This excerpt demonstrates the following:
- Jesus will explicitly reject promoting the erroneous modern-day Christian belief of his divinity
- And He will reaffirm the teachings he has already imparted to his followers
- As long as Jesus was present among his disciples, his adherents maintained proper beliefs
- Because of Jesus’tawaffa (translated as ‘Thou hast caused me to die’), their religious beliefs got distorted.
the definition of tawaffa According to the Arabic lexicon,tawaffa Allahu fulan-an, which translates as ‘God performed the deed oftawaffato such a one,’ indicates that God stole his soul and caused him to die. In the Taj al-‘urus, Al-Qamus, Surah, Asas al-Balaghah, Al-Sihah, andKullyat abi-l-Baqa, this is the interpretation that is presented. Throughout the preceding passage, Jesus refers to two separate eras of time. The first one is referenced in the words “as long as I was among them,” while the second one is mentioned in the lines “as long as Thou wast the Watcher over them”; ‘them’ being Jesus’ followers, or Christian believers.
According to the scripture above, the Christians possessed correct ideas during the first period, but held incorrect beliefs during the second period.
As a result, Jesus was already dead at that point, as the second era was to begin following the death of Jesus (tawaffaitani). Summary As stated in the Holy Quran, Jesus does not occupy any more than the three roles listed below:
- He is a mortal among mortals
- He is a prophet of God among prophets
- He is a mortal among mortals. Some people consider him to be a deity, and he is one of those individuals.
The Jews consider him to be a common human, whilst the Christians consider him to be a god. He is regarded as one of God’s prophets by the Muslims. According to each of the three perspectives listed above, the Quran has shown that Jesus is no longer alive. The following are some examples of Jesus as an average mortal: According to the Quran: “We have not placed any mortal in front of thee (O Muhammad) who will live forever. Will they (your adversaries) stand by you if you die?” (21:34) This passage demonstrates that the human body is never immune to change and that it is destined to live and die in the world we live in.
- As a result, he has perished in accordance with the Quranic commandment that “every soul must know death.” The Second Point: “And Muhammad is merely a messenger—messengers have already passed away before him,” says Jesus.
- As a result, Jesus was no longer alive at that point.
- The Quran says the following of all persons who are held up as gods besides Allah: “They (are) no longer alive, but rather dead.
- In their prayers, Christians address Jesus as a divine being.
- As a result, it has been thoroughly and convincingly demonstrated that Jesus died a long time ago, and believing in his continuous life is in direct conflict with the most explicit teachings of the Holy Quran.
Muslims love Jesus, too: 6 things you didn’t know about Jesus in Islam
We all know that Christmas is a religious holiday that honors the birth of Jesus and is a significant religious event for Christians all over the world. However, many people are unaware that Jesus is also revered in Islam, despite the fact that the majority of Muslims do not observe Christmas as a religious festival. The holiday is celebrated by certain Muslims across the world (including some in the United States). For the occasion, here are six interesting facts about the position of Jesus — and his mother, Mary — in Islam that you might not have known before:
- Jesus, Mary, and the angel Gabriel are all prominent characters in the Qur’an (as are Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and a slew of other Bible characters)
- Muslims believe that Jesus (referred to as “Isa” in Arabic) was a prophet of God who was born to a virgin
- And Muslims believe that Jesus (referred to as “Isa” in Arabic) was a prophet of God who was born to a virgin (Mary). He will also come to Earth before the Day of Judgment in order to restore justice and vanquish al-Masihad-Dajjal, or “the false messiah,” who is also known as the Antichrist, according to these believers. All of this may seem quite familiar to many Christians. Warning: spoilers ahead: Muslims are well aware that “al-Masihad-Dajjal” is the Arabic name for the Antichrist, which has caused some, uh, unexpected problems for Netflix recently.
- Mary (known in Arabic as “Maryam”) has an entire chapter in the Qur’an dedicated to her — the only chapter in the Qur’an dedicated to a female figure. To be more specific, Mary is the sole woman to be named by name in the whole Qur’an. “Other female figures are identified only by their relationship to others, such as the wife of Adam and the mother of Moses, or by their title, such as the Queen of Sheba,” according to the Study Quran. More times in the Qur’an than in the whole New Testament of the Bible, Mary is named
- Just as they do with all previous prophets, including Mohammed, faithful Muslims say “peace be upon him” after every time they mention Jesus by name
- Muslims believe that Jesus performed miracles, including: There are numerous of Jesus’ miracles mentioned in the Qur’an. These include restoring sight to the blind, curing lepers, reviving the dead, and breathing life into clay birds
- Among others. It is also the tale of Jesus’ first miracle, when he spoke as a child in the crib and announced himself to be a prophet of God, according to the Qur’an, which is recounted in the book of Genesis. The plot is as follows:
And keep in mind Mary’s story in the Book, when she separated from her family and moved to an eastern location. And she kept her identity hidden from them. Then We sent Our Spirit to her, and it took on the appearance of a flawless man in order to serve her. “I seek shelter from thee in the Compassionate, if you are reverent!” she said in response. “I am only a messenger from thy Lord, sent to bestow upon thee a spotless boy,” he explained. “How am I going to have a son when no guy has ever touched me, and I have never been unchaste?” she wondered.
- ‘It is simple for Me,’ thy Lord declares.” We did this so that he may serve as a sign to the world and as a kindness from Us.
- As a result, she conceived him and retreated with him to a remote location.
- “Would that I had died before this and had been a thing of the past, completely forgotten!” she said.
- A rivulet hath been created beneath thy feet by thy Lord.
- So eat and drink, and keep thy eyes open and cool.
- Then they shouted, “Mary, Mary, Mary!
- O Aaron’s sister, how I adore you!
- “How are we to communicate with someone who is still an infant in the cradle?” they wondered.
- He has given me the Book and elevated me to the status of prophet.
- And He has not turned me into a bossy, horrible creature.
- Muslim believers venerate Jesus as a prophet despite the fact that they do not think Jesus is the son of God, which is a key gap between Muslim and Christian views on him.
Merry Christmas to you! Muslims in the Indonesian city of Manado participate in the Christmas Santa Parade by donning Santa hats and mingling with Christian participants. Photograph courtesy of Ronny Adolof Buol/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images
The Spirit of Islam – Chapter 10: The Quran And The Crucifixion Of Christ
In the Book, remember Mary’s exile from her family and relocation to an eastern location. Her presence was shrouded in mist. Then We sent Our Spirit to her, and it took on the appearance of a perfect man in order to make her seem better. In her words, “I seek shelter in the Compassionate, if you are reverent!” she exclaimed to the Compassionate. “I am but a messenger of thy Lord, sent to bestow upon thee a spotless boy,” he said further. ‘How am I supposed to have a son when no guy has ever touched me, and I have never been unchaste?’ she wondered aloud.
- It is simple for Me,’ thy Lord declares.” Also, in order for Us to use him as a sign to the world and as a kindness from Us, And it has been declared that this will happen.
- She was driven to the trunk of a date palm by the agony of child delivery.
- ” Hence he cried out to her from below the surface of the water: “Do not be alarmed.
- Shake the trunk of the date palm in the direction of thyself, and fresh, ripe dates will fall on thine heads.
- When encountering any human being, inform them that you have pledged a fast to the Compassionate, and that you will not speak to any human being on this particular day.” When she arrived, she carried him all the way to her people.
- Oh, Aaron’s sister!
- “How are we to communicate with someone who is still a baby in the cradle?” they wondered.
- In exchange for the Book, he has proclaimed me to be a prophet.
- And He hasn’t turned me into a bossy, horrible individual.
- Because Muslims do not think that Jesus is the son of God — a crucial contrast between Muslim and Christian views of him — they do honor Jesus as a prophet of great significance.
- Indonesian Muslims participate in the Christmas Santa Parade in Manado, where they don Santa hats and interact with Christian floats and spectators.
On what foundation washis religion built?There are no prophecies, types, symbols,or characters to point to Islam in the whole Bible.
However, when it comes to Christianity, we can find a plethora of predictions in the Old Testament that lead to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to one chapter of the book of Isaiah, the sufferings of the crucified Christ and the manner in which He would be buried in a wealthy man’s tomb are described in detail. It was written seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ in that particular chapter.
The four gospels all attest to the fact that the prophesies contained in that chapter were fulfilled exactly as stated. David, who was both a king and a prophet, foretold the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, according to the Bible. This is what David had to say:
For dogs have compassedme: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they piercedmy hands and my feet (Psalm 22:16).
In his palace, David died an honorable death, but his son in the flesh, Jesus Christ, was crucified – the only death in which the hands and feet are both pierced – and died as a result. A figure of Jesus Christ who was to be crucified was represented by all of the offerings contained inthe book of Leviticus. The crucified Christ served as the burned offering, the flesh sacrifice, the trespass offering, the peace offering, and the sin offering, among other things in the Old Testament. God was preparing His people for the crucifixion of His son, Jesus Christ, via these gifts, prophesies, symbolism, and types, among other things.
Those who were bitten by fiery serpents may regain their lives if they gazed at it with belief.
And as Moses lifted up theserpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be liftedup.That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, buthave eternal life (John 3:14, 15).
Despite the fact that David died an honorable death in the palace, his son in the flesh, Jesus Christ, died by crucifixion -the only death in which both the hands and the feet are pierced. All of the sacrifices listed in the book of Leviticus were symbolic representations of Jesus Christ, who was to be crucified. The crucified Christ served as the burned offering, the flesh sacrifice, the trespass offering, the peace offering, and the sin offering, among other things in the Jewish tradition. God was preparing His people for the crucifixion of His son, Jesus Christ, by these gifts, prophesies, symbolism, and types.
People who were bitten by fieryserpents and looked at it with faith were able to come back to life!
TheQuran Denies the Crucifixion of Christ
In his palace, David died an honorable death, but his son in the flesh, Jesus Christ, was crucified – the only death in which the hands and feet are pierced. All of the sacrifices listed in the book of Leviticus were a symbol of Jesus Christ, who was to be crucified. The crucified Christ served as the burned offering, the flesh sacrifice, the trespass offering, the peace offering, and the sin offering, among other things in the Jewish religion. God was preparing His people for the crucifixion of His son Jesus Christ by these gifts, prophesies, symbolism, and types.
Those who were bitten by fiery serpents were given life if they gazed at it with faith.
Here are the words of theQuran:
This statement from the Quran, which claims that someone other than Jesus was crucified, is diametrically opposed to the teachings of the Bible.
The crucifixion of Christ is the central theme of the four Gospels, which are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Because if Christ was not crucified, then the New Testament, and indeed the entire Christian faith, is rendered null and worthless.
Thethree days of the Quran
That this statement in the Quran claims that someone other than Jesus was crucified is in direct conflict with the Bible is a blatant contradiction to the Bible. The crucifixion of Christ is the central theme of the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It follows that the New Testament, and indeed Christianity as a whole, is rendered null and invalid if Christ was not crucified.
The dayof His birth
The Quran says that Jesus said the following in Surat Maryam:
Peace on me the day I wasborn, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive (SuratMaryam 19:33 MPT).
It is certain that every day follows one after the other in a chronological order.
TheDay of Jesus’ Birth
Clearly, each day follows the previous one in a chronological order.
TheDay of Jesus’ Death
It is certain that every day follows one after another in a chronological order.
TheDay of Jesus’ Resurrection
Christ was able to resurrect Himself from the grave because of His own strength. He addressed the Jews as follows:
Destroy this temple, and in threedays I will raise it up.He was speaking of the templeof his body (John 2:19-21 NKJ)
He was declared to be the everlasting Son of God as a result of His triumphant resurrection. This is what the apostle Paul has to say about it:
Christ our Lord who wasborn of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declaredto be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness,by the resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:3 NKJ)
The death of Jesus on the crucifixion of Calvary was unavoidable if God was to be glorified and mankind was to be saved. The following are the statements of the apostle Paul, which summarize the core concept of Christianity: The redemption that is found in ChristJesus;. for the purpose of demonstrating his righteousness;. so that He may be just and the justifier of the one who has put their confidence in Jesus (Romans3:23-26 NKJ). Christianity does not declare a God who is a tyrannical dictator who forgives and punishes anyone He chooses without regard to any basis of justice, but rather a God who is just and who also serves as the justifier.
He died in order to redeem wicked and unhappy mankind who had committed sin against him.
EyeWitnesses tot he Crucifixion
In order to glorify God and save mankind, Jesus’ death on the cross of Calvary was a necessary. The primary concept of Christianity, as summarized by the apostle Paul, is as follows: ” Because of ChristJesus’s redemption, He has demonstrated His righteousness, so that He may be just and the justifier of everyone who believes in him (Romans3:23-26 NKJ). Christianity does not declare a God who is a tyrannical dictator who forgives and punishes anyone He wills without regard for any basis of justice, but rather a God who is just and who also serves as the justifier.
He died in order to rescue wicked and unhappy mankind who had committed sin against Him.
Ye men of Israel, hear thesewords; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miraclesand wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you,as ye yourselves also know:Him being delivered by the determinatecounsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wickedhands have crucified and slain:Whom God hath raised up,having loosed the pains of death:because it was not possiblethat he should be holden of it (Acts 2:22-24).
Jesus’ crucifixion was witnessed by the apostle John, who wrote the following about his experience:
Then came the soldiers,and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucifiedwith him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was deadalready, they brake not his legs:But one of the soldierswith a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out bloodand water.And he that saw it bare record, and his recordis true:and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye mightbelieve.For these things were done, that the scriptureshould be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whomthey pierced (John 19:32-37).
One of the disciples, Thomas, placed his finger in the wounded hands of the resurrected Christ and screamed out: “I believe!”
My Lord and my God (John20:28).
These remarks were not an outcry, but rather a confession from the speaker. In all, more than 500 individuals witnessed the resurrected Christ (I Corinthians 15:6). “According to the Scriptures,” all of the events surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ took place, and they fulfilled Old Testament prophesies to the letter (I Corinthians15:1-4).
This evidence, together with that of the witnesses to these events, many of whom were murdered as a result of their testimony, provides more than enough evidence to prove that Jesus Christ was crucified. What’s more, the crucifixion of Christ was foreordained from the very beginning of time:
. knowing that you werenot redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold, fromyour aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemishand without spot.He indeed was foreordained before thefoundation of the world, but was manifest in these last timesfor you (I Peter 1:18-20 NKJ).
As long as Muhammad and his Quran continue to deny the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, we must apply to Muhammad the words of the apostle Peter:
But there were false prophetsalso among the people, even as there shall be false teachers amongyou, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denyingthe Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whomthe way of truth shall be evil spoken of (2 Peter:1, 2).
As long as Muhammad and his Quran continue to deny the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, we must apply to Muhammad the words of the Apostle Peter: