Why Do Muslims Revere Jesus?
His name is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an twenty-five times, often in the form ‘Isa ibn Maryam, meaning “Jesus, son of Mary.” In the Qur’an, he is referred to by the unique title of “Messiah” (al-masih in Arabic), meaning “anointed one.” Descriptions of Jesus in the Qur’an include many aspects of the narrative found in the Gospels about the life of Jesus, including his virgin birth, the signs given to him by God, that he was raised by God into His presence, and it also suggests his future return. Jesus is also referred to in the Qur’an as the “Word” and the “Spirit” of God, a special honour. READ MORE
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Muslims Articulate the Immaculate Conception of Jesus in the Presence of a Christian Emperor
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Date posted: December 25, 2022.
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Beautiful article; nicely summarized Islam’s shared heritage that binds the monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – the ahl al-kitab, or People of the Book.
A proper discussion of Muslims and Jesus should include: When was Jesus born? When did he die? What is the Muslim belief in the Resurrection of Christ? Just saying that Muslims believe that Jesus was a Prophet is not enough.
Ya Ali Madad,
The Immaculate Conception is a Christian theological doctrine about the sinlessness of Mary (a.s) and is quite different from the doctrine of the virgin conception and birth of Jesus (a.s) by Mary (a.s) held by many Christians and Muslims.
As to the whether Islam and the Quran indeed do affirm the literal virgin conception of Jesus—this is denied and contested not only by the Ismaili tawil literature but also by many Sunni exegetes throughout the centuries. There is no clear Quranic verse about the matter (Mary (a.s) affirms in 19:20 only that she is a virgin at the time of the annunciation—which is prior to the conception) although certainly given the widespread Christian belief about a virgin birth that has been a natural inference made by many.
Eid al-Mawlid al-Masih Mubarak,
So phenomenal really..tons of barakat..Mawlana Hazar Imam bless all his spiritual children and all those among whom we live..Ameen.