The Messiah, Jesus Son of Mary

The Messiah, Jesus Son of Mary

The Glorious Qur’an speaks highly of Jesus, on whom be peace, and reports nothing negative about him. Take, for instance the following quotation from the Glorious Qur’an where Allah says:

“O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion, and do not say anything concerning Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers . . . “ (Qur’an 4:171; see also 66:12).

In the above passage Jesus in called by four noble titles. He is the Messiah, the Messenger of Allah, a Word from Allah, and a Spirit from Allah. In the same passage, it is clear that the Qur’an seeks to discourage exaggeration in religion. Further in the same passage, Allah says:

“Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender” (Qur’an 4:171).

Refusing to call Jesus son of God is not done with a view to belittle Jesus. No! On the contrary, it is done to Glorify God, to magnify His name, and to proclaim His transcendent majesty.

The Qur’an confirms that Jesus was born of a virgin. When the angel announced to Mary, on whom be peace, that she will bear a child, she said:

“My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal has touched me?

She received the following reply:

“So (it will be). Allah creates what He will. If He decrees a thing, He says unto it only: Be! and it is. (Qur’an 3: 45, 47).

In another surah, after relating the incidents surrounding the birth of the Messiah, the Qur’an concludes as follows:

“It befits not (the majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When he decrees a thing, He says unto it only: Be! and it is. (Qur’an 19:35).

The Qur’an seeks to correct a common misconception in the minds of people. Many assume that since Jesus had no father then God must be his father.

Glory be to Allah. He does not father children. He created everyone we know from a man and a woman. But He created Adam from neither a man nor a woman. And a man, but not from a woman. Then, as if to complete the picture, God created Jesus from a woman but not from a man. God has demonstrated His power to create in every way.

Allah says:

“Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then he said unto him: Be! and he is” (3:59).

It is important to realise that Jesus, on whom be peace, never taught that he is the Son of God. Allah says that those who call Jesus ‘Son of God’ are following the saying of other people (see surah 9:30). Jesus taught only what he was commanded (5:117). He himself was quite pleased with being a servant of Allah (4:172). As a messenger of Allah, Jesus knew that none in the heavens or the earth can approach Allah except as a slave (19:93).

Finally, those who say that God has a son should know that they have no warrant for this, but they are saying something without knowledge (10:68).

In the next part, God willing, we will see from a careful study of the Bible that Jesus never called himself God’s son.

2 thoughts on “The Messiah, Jesus Son of Mary

  1. After reading what you wrote above there is a small chance you will understand the following. Are you ready. Jesus was here in the Spring of 2006, in spirit. You missed him but he left this important message for you. Please read and pass it along. I have a message to tell you about Revelation. The message is from God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost respectively sent in the Spring of 2006. It is about the meaning of First is Last and Last is First . The message is this:
    In the morning I go to Heaven.
    In the afternoon I live my life.
    In the evening I die, death.

    What does this mean? In other words this means Birth is Last and Last is Birth. To understand this don’t think from point A to point B. Think of this as a continuous circle of life. Birth, Life, Death, Birth. God also said that Judgment will be before Birth in Heaven. AS birth on Earth is painful so will birth in Heaven. It is possible that this message was delivered by one of God’s Angels. Yes, God has recently made contact and he sent a messenger. Spread this message along, just like a chain letter. OH, one more thing of interest. Did you know that Mike Douglas Died on his Birthday? 😉

  2. When Jesus was here he also said that his parents are just like yours and mine. Jesus has a mother and father. That means he has a earth father just like you do. Jesus is also part of the Trinity. That means he is just like God. One more thing when he returned he came to America this time. He did not return to Israel.

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