Who is Jesus (Isa)?
The holy Quran (Koran), describes important parts of Prophet Jesus life. How Jesus was born, what he preached to humans, what he claimed himself and what was the end of his life. Holy Quran even says several important events of Jesus mother, Mary’s life and there is a complete chapter (chapter number 19) in the holy Quran, named “Mary (Maryam).”
God almighty confirms in the Quran that Jesus was a prophet and a messenger of God and he was received many miracles.
[The Holy Quran 2:87] We gave Moses the scripture, and subsequent to him we sent other messengers, and we gave Jesus, son of Mary, profound miracles and supported him with the Holy Spirit. Is it not a fact that every time a messenger went to you with anything you disliked, your ego caused you to be arrogant? Some of them you rejected, and some of them you killed.
[The Quran 2:253] These messengers; we blessed some of them more than others. For example, GOD spoke to one, and we raised some of them to higher ranks. And we gave Jesus, son of Mary, profound miracles and supported him with the Holy Spirit. Had GOD willed, their followers would not have fought with each other, after the clear proofs had come to them. Instead, they disputed among themselves; some of them believed, and some disbelieved. Had GOD willed, they would not have fought. Everything is in accordance with GOD’s will.
[The Quran 61:6] Recall that Jesus, son of Mary, said, “O Children of Israel, I am GOD’s messenger to you, confirming the Torah and bringing good news of a messenger to come after me whose name will be even more praised (Ahmad).” Then, when he showed them the clear proofs, they said, “This is profound magic.”
Jesus was born without a father, by the direct command of God almighty?
[The Quran 19:16-28] Mention in the scripture Mary. She isolated herself from her family, into an eastern location.
While a barrier separated her from them, we sent to her our Spirit. He went to her in the form of a human being.
She said, “I seek refuge in the Most Gracious, that you may be righteous.”
He said, “I am the messenger of your Lord, to grant you a pure son.”
She said, “How can I have a son, when no man has touched me; I have never been unchaste.”
He said, “Thus said your Lord, `It is easy for Me. We will render him a sign for the people, and mercy from us. This is a predestined matter.’ ”
When she bore him, she isolated herself to a faraway place.
The birth process came to her by the trunk of a palm tree. She said, “(I am so ashamed;) I wish I were dead before this happened, and completely forgotten.”
(The infant) called her from beneath her, saying, “Do not grieve. Your Lord has provided you with a stream.
“If you shake the trunk of this palm tree, it will drop ripe dates for you.
“Eat and drink, and be happy. When you see anyone, say, `I have made a vow of silence [to the Most Gracious]; I am not talking today to anyone.’ ‘
She came to her family, carrying him. They said, “O Mary, you have committed something that is totally unexpected.
“O descendant of Aaron, your father was not a bad man, nor was your mother unchaste.”
But infant Jesus made a clear statement
[The Quran 19:29-33] She pointed to him. They said, “How can we talk with an infant in the crib?”
(The infant spoke and) said, “I am a servant of GOD. He has given me the scripture, and has appointed me a prophet.
“He made me blessed wherever I go, and enjoined me to observe the Prayers (Salat) and the obligatory charity (Zakat) for as long as I live.
“I am to honor my mother; He did not make me a disobedient rebel.
And peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I get resurrected.”
God almighty never have had a son. It is a dishonoring of God to say that He has a son. Jesus was never more than a prophet and a messenger of God like, Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Muhammad and many others.
[The Quran 19:34-36] That was Jesus, the son of Mary, and this is the truth of this matter, about which they continue to doubt.
It does not befit GOD that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, “Be,” and it is.
He also proclaimed, “GOD is my Lord and your Lord; you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path.”
Prophet Jesus showed some miracles as per the Quran. Of course his unusual birth was also a great miracle. But many Jews did not believe him!
[The Quran 3:45-50] The angels said, “O Mary, GOD gives you good news: a Word from Him whose name is `The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary. He will be prominent in this life and in the Hereafter, and one of those closest to Me.’
“He will speak to the people from the crib, as well as an adult; he will be one of the righteous.”
She said, “My Lord, how can I have a son, when no man has touched me?” He said, “GOD thus creates whatever He wills. To have anything done, He simply says to it, `Be,’ and it is.
“He will teach him the scripture, wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel.”
As a messenger to the Children of Israel: “I come to you with a sign from your Lord – I create for you from clay the shape of a bird, then I blow into it, and it becomes a live bird by GOD’s leave. I restore vision to the blind, heal the leprous, and I revive the dead by GOD’s leave. I can tell you what you eat, and what you store in your homes. This should be a proof for you, if you are believers.
“I confirm previous scripture – the Torah – and I revoke certain prohibitions imposed upon you. I come to you with sufficient proof from your Lord. Therefore, you shall observe GOD, and obey me.
What Jesus mainly asked people?
[The holy Quran 3:51] “GOD is my Lord and your Lord; you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path.”
Jesus got some very dedicated disciples.
[The holy Quran 3:52-61] When Jesus sensed their disbelief, he said, “Who are my supporters towards GOD?” The disciples said, “We are GOD’s supporters; we believe in GOD, and bear witness that we are Muslims.”
“Our Lord, we have believed in what You have sent down, and we have followed the messenger; count us among the witnesses.”
They plotted and schemed, but so did GOD, and GOD is the best schemer.
Thus, GOD said, “O Jesus, I am terminating your life, raising you to Me, and ridding you of the disbelievers. I will exalt those who follow you above those who disbelieve, till the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is the ultimate destiny of all of you, then I will judge among you regarding your disputes.
“As for those who disbelieve, I will commit them to painful retribution in this world, and in the Hereafter. They will have no helpers.”
As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, He will fully recompense them. GOD does not love the unjust.
The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, “Be,” and he was.
This is the truth from your Lord; do not harbor any doubts.
If anyone argues with you, despite the knowledge you have received, then say, “Let us summon our children and your children, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then let us invoke GOD’s curse upon the liars.”
Jesus followers won over those who disbelieved him by the help of God almighty.
[The holy Quran 61:14] O you who believe, be GOD’s supporters, like the disciples of Jesus, son of Mary. When he said to them, “Who are my supporters towards GOD,” they said, “We are GOD’s supporters.” Thus, a group from the Children of Israel believed, and another group disbelieved. We helped those who believed against their enemy, until they won.
Jesus was not crucified nor killed as per the Quran.
[The holy Quran 4:157-159] And for claiming that they killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of GOD. In fact, they never killed him, they never crucified him – they were made to think that they did. All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain, they never killed him.
Instead, GOD raised him to Him; GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.
Everyone among the people of the scripture was required to believe in him before his death. On the Day of Resurrection, he will be a witness against them.
God almighty reminds and asks Christians who believe that Jesus was son of God or in Trinity that Jesus was no more than a servant of God like other prophets and messengers.
[The holy Quran 4:171-173] O people of the scripture, do not transgress the limits of your religion, and do not say about GOD except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was a messenger of GOD, and His word that He had sent to Mary, and a revelation from Him. Therefore, you shall believe in GOD and His messengers. You shall not say, “Trinity.” You shall refrain from this for your own good. GOD is only one god. Be He glorified; He is much too glorious to have a son. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. GOD suffices as Lord and Master.
The Messiah would never disdain from being a servant of GOD, nor would the closest angels. Those who disdain from worshipping Him, and are too arrogant to submit, He will summon them all before Him.
As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, He will fully recompense them, and shower them with His grace. As for those who disdain and turn arrogant, He will commit them to painful retribution. They will find no lord beside GOD, nor a savior.
Christian’s clergies invented hermitism. God almighty never decreed for them.
[The holy Quran 57:27] Subsequent to them, we sent our messengers. We sent Jesus the son of Mary, and we gave him the Injeel (Gospel), and we placed in the hearts of his followers kindness and mercy. But they invented hermitism which we never decreed for them. All we asked them to do was to uphold the commandments approved by GOD. But they did not uphold the message as they should have. Consequently, we gave those who believed among them their recompense, while many of them were wicked.
In conclusion, Jesus was a prophet and a messenger of God; he was never son of God, and God have no son. God is the Creator of everything, and everybody in this universe willingly or unwillingly becomes the servants of God including Jesus. Jesus was born without father but had mother. God creates whatever He wills. He created Adam without father and mother. Jesus asked mankind that “GOD is my Lord and your Lord; you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path.”
God granted Jesus to show some miracles to convince his people. However, wicked people finally tried to crucify him but before crucifying, God took him to paradise. Jesus was not crucified nor resurrected.
Md. Anisur Rahman, 2007.