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20 February 2011

Who is Isa al-Masih (Jesus) in Islam?


Jesus in Islam

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"Isa" redirects here. For other uses, see Isa (disambiguation).
The Qur'an (Koran), considered by Muslims to be God's final and authoritative revelation to mankind, mentions Jesus twenty-five times.[2] It states that Jesus was born to Mary (Arabic: Maryam) as the result ofvirginal conception, a miraculous event which occurred by the decree of God (Arabic: Allah). To aid in his ministry to the Jewish people, Jesus was given the ability to perform miracles, all by the permission of God rather than of his own power. According to the Qur'an, Jesus was neither killed nor crucified, but rather he was ascended to heaven (jannah).[3] Islamic tradition and commentaries states that he will return to earth near the day of judgment to restore justice and defeat al-Masī ad-Dajjāl ("the false messiah", also known as the Antichrist).[4][5]
Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus is considered to have been a Muslim by the term's definition; i.e., one who submits to the will of God, as he preached that his followers should adopt the "straight path" as commanded by God. Islam rejects the Christian view that Jesus was God incarnate or the son of God, that he was evercrucified or resurrected, or that he ever atoned for the sins of mankind. The Qur'an says that Jesus himself never claimed any of these things, and it furthermore indicates that Jesus will deny having ever claimed divinity at the Last Judgment, and Allah will vindicate him.[6] Rather, the Qur'an emphasizes that Jesus was a mortal human being who, like all other prophets, had been divinely chosen to spread God's message. Islamic texts forbid the association of partners with God (shirk), emphasizing a strict notion of monotheism; i.e., God's divine oneness (tawhīd).
Numerous titles are given to Jesus in the Qur'an, such as al-Masī ("the messiah; the anointed one" i.e. by means of blessings), although this particular term does not correspond with the meaning given to it by Christians. Arabic-speaking Christians refer to Jesus as Yasu (Arabic script يسوع). Jesus is seen in Islam as a precursor to Muhammad, and is believed by Muslims to have foretold the latter's coming.[5][7]


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2 comments:

Ibrahim Ismail said...

It's alright to celebrate Christmas as in commemorating with Isa Al Masih's Maulid?

Syafiq Fadeli said...

1. was 25th december really Isa's birthday?

2. why do we have to celebrate Isa's birthday (if it is really on 25th december)? he is not the prophet for this ummah. and if we do want to celebrate, so celebrate all prophets' birthdays then.

3. even prophet Muhammad didnt mention anything about celebrating his bday. this celebration didn't exist at his time. it has started after his time, when ulama' were thinking about celebrating the birthday of one of bringing Islam to the world, which was a really important day. the day when Allah sent rahmah to all over the world.