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Welcome to muslimslovejesus.com, a site developed by the Islamic Center of Irving Outreach Center, where you can learn about Jesus (peace be upon him) from an Islamic perspective.
Although it is not well known, Muslims love and respect Jesus, who is regarded as of God’s great prophets, sent to mankind to convey the message for all to worship the one, true God.

His Birth

Jesus’ Mother, Mary (peace be upon her) was a righteous woman. Her mother dedicated her to God’s service even before she was born. As a child, she lived a life marked by health and righteousness, which others pointed to in admiration.
She was raised by the wise Zechariah, who instilled in her a beautiful sense of faith in God. When she had become a young woman, Mary sought to purify herself further before her Lord.
Knowing that the hustle of life in the towns was distracting, she withdrew from her people to a sanctuary in the East. There she could meditate in seclusion and peace. Suddenly, on a day that seemed no different from the rest, an angel of God visited her, disguised in the likeness of a human.
Afraid of so strange a sight, Mary prayed for protection, but the strange being reassured her and declared that he was a messenger from the Lord to announce the glad tidings of a faultless son. Mary, astounded, asked how this was possible seeing that no man had ever touched her. But the angel replied, “Your Lord says, it is easy for Me”, as is mentioned in Holy Qur’an:


The Qur'an, Chapter Al-‘Imran: Verse 47

  • How shall I have a son when no man has touched me?” He said: “Even so: Allah creates what He wills: When He has decreed a Plan, He only says to it, ‘BE’. And it is!

    — Qur'an 3:47 —

HIS MESSAGE

THE GOSPEL

Throughout history, Allah (God) has sent His messengers to many peoples. The messengers of God summoned mankind to the true path and communicated to them His ways. What has been revealed to the former prophets, to Musa (Moses), to Jesus and to the last Prophet is essentially the same. The Qur'an mentions this:

Say, “We believe in Allah and what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael) and Ishaq (Isaac) and Ya’qub (Jacob) and the Tribes, and what Musa (Moses) and ‘Isa (Jesus) and all the Prophets were given by their Lord. We do not differentiate between any of them…”

(The Qur’an, 3:84-85)

Jesus taught that love and mercy overcome hate and anger and that only a true and sincere faith in the Creator and obedience to His will can bring a person salvation in this life as well as in the next.

His Miracles

Among Jesus’ first and greatest miracles was his speaking from the cradle, as the Qur’an mentions:

The Qur'an, Surah Maryam: Verses 29-33

  • She pointed towards him. They said, “How can a baby in the cradle speak?” He said, “I am the slave of Allah. He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet. He has made me blessed wherever I am and directed me to do prayer and pay poor-due as long as I live, and to show devotion to my mother. He has not made me insolent or arrogant. Peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die and the day I am raised up again alive.

    — Qur'an 19:29-33 —

He also:

And he shall be a sign of the Hour. Therefore have no doubt about the Hour, but follow Me. That is the straight path.

— Qur'an 43:61 —

A Test of Wills

No righteous man of God is without trial and tribulation. As the message of Jesus began to gain wider acceptance, a small clique of hypocrites and evil men began to plot against him. They were the priests and leaders of the Jews whose position and wealth depended upon their place as the sole interpreters of religion to the masses. They pursued him and his followers and eventually captured him. Though they abused him, he never renounced his faith in the one God.

In their anger they plotted to crucify him on a Roman cross. But Jesus slipped from their grip at the last moment, and all the while they thought they had succeeded. They were sure they had killed him but God answered Jesus’ prayer and saved him from their schemes. Confusion overtook the mob and they killed the man who betrayed Jesus instead.

In the related verse that follows, the Qur’an indicates that Jesus (pbuh) neither died nor was killed, but he was raised to the presence of God:


The Qur'an, Chapter An-Nisa: Verse 157-158

  • And because they said (in boast): “We killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of God;” But they did not kill him, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ in this (matter) are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge; They follow nothing but idle talk, for sure they did not kill him.

    — Qur'an 4:157-158 —

His Second Coming

ONE OF THE UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES OF JESUS, ALTHOUGH NOT OFTEN WELL KNOWN BY NON-MUSLIMS, IS THAT HE WILL RETURN AND THAT HE COMING WILL BE THE ONE OF THE SIGNS OF THE LAST HOUR, (approaching of the Day of Judgment), as the Qur’an states,

The Qur'an, Chapter al-Zukhruf: verse 61

  • And he shall be a sign of the Hour. Therefore have no doubt about the Hour, but follow Me. That is the straight path.

    — Qur'an 43:61 —

In the midst of mass warfare on the earth, he will come to defeat the anti-Christ (referred to as ‘ad-dajjal’ in Islamic terminology, meaning the ‘false messiah’), thus restoring peace on earth and bringing about the unity of all humans under the banner of worshipping the one true God.

The details of Jesus’ time and actions on earth are detailed extensively in the hadith (or narration of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him):

  • Jesus will descend. If you see him, then know him. He is a man of a moderately ruddy complexion. He will be wearing two faintly yellow garments. His hair will seem to have drops of water upon it, even though it will not be wet.
    He will strive with the people for Islam. He will break the cross, kill the swine, and abolish the poll-tax. Allah will make all sects to come to an end during his time except Islam, and Allah will cause the Antichrist to perish.
    Jesus will live for forty years, and then he shall die. The Muslims will conduct his (funeral) prayer and bury him.

    — Sunan Abî Dâwûd (4324) and Musnad Ahmad (8902) —

Said Jesus the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us—for the first and the last of us—a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”
Allah said: “I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples.”

— Qur'an 5:114-115 —

Intro to Islam

ISLAM CONSISTS OF SIX CORE BELIEFS AND FIVE PILLARS OF PRACTICE WHICH SHAPE ISLAMIC LIFE.

Six Core Beliefs

  • 1. Belief in God – Islam recognizes that there is only one God, without partners.

  • 2. Belief in Angels – Angles are a creation of God, with the sole purpose of worshiping him. Some are given specific duties, such as Angel Gabriel – bringer of revelation to Prophets, Angel Mikhail – blower of the horn which marks the Day of Judgment.

  • 3. Belief in Messengers – God’s chosen people, who were given the same central task to remind their communities to worship the one true God, from Adam, to Noah, Jesus and the Muhammad, the final prophet, peace be upon them all.

  • 4. Belief in Books – Certain books were bestowed upon the messengers to mankind, include the Psalms of David, Torah of Moses, Gospel of Jesus, and the Quran reveled to Muhammad, peace be upon them all.

  • 5. Belief in the Day of Judgment – The Day of Accountability of All of God’s creation for the good and evil performed. The blessed will enter Paradise and the accursed will enter Hell.

  • 6. Belief in Divine Decree – Fate and Destiny are all in the knowledge of God, pre-ordained by him. All things, good or bad, grand or seemingly insignificant, occur by his Decree or order.

Five Pillars of Islam

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