Welcome to this small Quran study
You have probably heard from the Quran, that Jesus – or Isa as he’s also called, is not Allah …or God?
But who is Jesus according to the Quran if you… dig a little in the scriptures?
Well… The name Jesus is actually found in 25 places in the Quran
…whilst the name of the Prophet Mohammad is only found in 4 places in the Quran
But… why is there more focus on Jesus, if Mohammad should be more important than Jesus was?
That’s a good question – so let us dig even deeper…
First of all the Quran says in chapter 2 verse 87 – and this is even before Jesus was born, that Jesus as the only one was strengthened with the Holy Spirit.
The Quran Chapter 2 verse 87
وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَابَ وَقَفَّيْنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ بِالرُّسُلِ ۖ وَآتَيْنَا عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ الْبَيِّنَاتِ وَأَيَّدْنَاهُ بِرُوحِ الْقُدُسِ ۗ أَفَكُلَّمَا جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ بِمَا لَا تَهْوَىٰ أَنْفُسُكُمُ اسْتَكْبَرْتُمْ فَفَرِيقًا كَذَّبْتُمْ وَفَرِيقًا تَقْتُلُونَ
We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of messengers; We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you a messenger with what ye yourselves desire not, ye are puffed up with pride?- Some ye called impostors, and others ye slay!
Let’s start by looking at the family tree of Jesus. His Mother, Maryam – better known as Mary, is mentoned in several places in the Quran – Even the whole chapter 19 in the Quran is named after her “Maryam”.
So who is this Mary according to the Quran?
In Chapter 3 of the Quran you can read that Mary was pure, born without ordinary sin, and was a virgin before Jesus was born… and even in Chapter 3 Verse 47 it says, that Maryam wasn’t together with a man, and that Allah could do the impossible and create a child in her womb. So if Allah created the child in the Womb of Maryam without a man, he must also be the father of Jesus.
In the Quran Chapter 3 verses 45 – 55 is says that:
– Word of Allah
– Spirit of Allah
– The nearest to Allah
– The Messiah
– Jesus Christ
and “a messenger from Allah”
The Quran Chapter 3 verse 45
إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِنْهُ اسْمُهُ الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ وَجِيهًا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ وَمِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ
Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah;
And did you know that in the Quran chapter 57 verse 28 it says that
“JESUS, the messenger, will provide for you a Light by which ye shall walk
…and that Jesus had the authority from Allah to forgive your sins.”
The Quran chapter 57 verse 28
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَآمِنُوا بِرَسُولِهِ يُؤْتِكُمْ كِفْلَيْ––––––نِ مِنْ رَحْمَتِهِ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ نُورًا تَمْشُونَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ۚ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ
O ye that believe! Fear Allah, and believe in His Messenger, and He will bestow on you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for you a Light by which ye shall walk (straight in your path), and He will forgive you (your past): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Funnily enough – if you compare all that with the Bible, it says in the Gospel of John: ”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. … The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.“ So the Word here is also Jesus – and he is the light!
Furthermore, in the Quran chapter 5 verse 110 it says, that Jesus spoke, when he was only 2 days old, that Jesus created a living bird out of clay by breathing into it. Here the Quran also tells us that Jesus healed a man that was born blind – and that he healed the lepers… and not only that, but the Quran also says that Jesus gave life to dead people.
…and that Jesus was raised from the dead to life. In the Quran chapter 4 verses 157-158 we read that Jesus went to heaven and that he is still alive… It also says that he will come again and be the judge.
Mohammad never did any of these things and he never was the word of Allah, the Spirit of Allah, the light we have to follow. Mohammad never had the powers to forgive you, to heal anyone or to raise the dead. Mohammad was not strengthened with the Holy Spirit! He didn’t have a family tree, he died, he doesn’t live today, and Mohammad will not come back again. Mohammad never made any signs or wonders. In the Quran chapter 3 verse 144 is says that “Mohammad is no more than a messenger”.
But what about Jesus? What does this make Jesus to Allah – Is he still only a regular Prophet…??? If he was just a prophet, he was obviously a greater prophet than Mohammad…? or…. No, it can’t be real! Can it…?
Anyway… the Quran says that Allah created the World with “his Word”… and if Jesus is the “Word of Allah” it means that Jesus was already there when Allah created the world.…
So how do we actually find out more about this?
In the Quran chapter 3 verse 3 is says that Allah sent the Law of Moses AND the Gospel of Jesus to guide mankind of what is right and what is wrong. And futhermore in verse 4 it says that “those who reject Faith in the Signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty, and Allah is Exalted in Might, Lord of Retribution.”. So if Jesus really is sent from Allah as “The messenger” of Allah, as the spirit of Allah, as the Messiah, born by a virgin with Allah as his father AND when Jesus even in the Quran chapter 43 verse 63 commands us to obey HIM, it really would be a good idea to listen to Jesus. But in the Quran we don’t read much about what Jesus said – so what do we do?
Quran chapter 43 verse 63
وَلَمَّا جَاءَ عِيسَىٰ بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ قَالَ قَدْ جِئْتُكُمْ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَلِأُبَيِّنَ لَكُمْ بَعْضَ الَّذِي تَخْتَلِفُونَ فِيهِ ۖ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: “Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear Allah and obey me.
In the Quran chapter 10 verse 94 it says that if you are having any doubts about what Mohammad has revealed, you must go back and read the old scriptures.
Quran chapter 10 – 94
فَإِنْ كُنْتَ فِي شَكٍّ مِمَّا أَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ فَاسْأَلِ الَّذِينَ يَقْرَءُونَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ ۚ لَقَدْ جَاءَكَ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّكَ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُمْتَرِينَ
If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt.
And the old scriptures were written around 550 years prior to Mouhammad. These scriptures that the Quran is talking about in Chapt 3 verse 3 are what we call “The New Testament” and the first four books in “The new testament” is the Gospel of Jesus, and these books are all a part of “The Holy Bible”. Here you can also read that Jesus says: “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one can come to the Father but through me”.
So if you want to follow the Quran and actually obey Jesus Christ, you have to read the full Gospel about him, and know what he tells you to do! Why…?? Because in the Quran chapter 3 verse 4 (right after it tells us about the Gospel of Jesus) it says “those who reject Faith in the Signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty”
And as an objective fact we know it is evident that the Holy Bible was written around 550 years before the Quran was written. So how come there are so many differences between the Holy Bible and the Quran??? The New Testament in the Holy Bible has 8 authors all confirming the same, that Jesus is the Messiah, the only Son of Allah. The Quran probably only has one author – but no one really knows…. And even though the whole Bible was written by 39 authors over a period of 1,500 years, the author of the Quran changes the old scriptures into a new “revelation” and throws away the old scriptures. No other historical scripture mentions Mouhammed, but Jesus Christ is mentioned in several old Roman and Greek scripts from year 30 a.d. and onwards. Luckily Mouhamed remembered to write chapter 10 verse 94 of the Quran…. And if that verse and the rest about Jesus is correct, all Muslims have to believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and that He is the true Son – not of Allah, but of the living and loving God.
So if you believe in Allah…. Do you then believe your Iman? Or do you believe what the Quran tells you and thereby also what the Bible tells about Jesus?
You can read more about Jesus at www.Listen-To-Jesus.com