Jesus in the Quran and in Islam

While Christianity does not recognize Muhammad as a prophet of god, Islam does believe that Jesus lived and spread god’s word, Jesus is present in the Quran multiple times, and is believed to be a respected figure who was a prophet of god, but not the son of god as Christians believe The Quran makes it clear to Muslims that Jesus was a prophet of god, who was born of the Virgin Mary, but somewhere along the way Jesus’ message became distorted and his followers started worshipping him as a god The Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet of Allah who was chosen by god to spread the same message as Muhammad.

In surah 19 (Mary), the Quran says in reference to Jesus, “It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son Glory be to Him!

When He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be”, and it is,” (Translations of the Quran, Surah 19: Maryam (Mary))r In this interpretation of the Quran, it is clear that Allah is says that Jesus is not is son, but He says that Jesus “is”, The fact that Allah took the time to address Jesus in the Quran means that Jesus must be in line with the message and preaching of Allah Otherwise, Allah would not waste time on something that is not important, However, Muslims also believe that Jesus‘ message from Allah was twisted over time, and his followers began to believe that Jesus himself was a god Sumbul Ali-Karamali says that while Muslims believe that Jesus was given the same message as Muhammad, “Jesus‘s message went a little awry and his followers began worshipping him instead of Allah,” (40).

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This message has further implications for many of the traditionalist Muslims who believe that the Quran cannot be changed at all, The traditionalist Muslims see the way that Christians distorted the message of god and can use this to back up their argument that the Quran is the literal word of god and cannot be changed, The Quran includes Jesus not only because he was a prophet ofAllah, but also to show Muslims that the word of god cannot be changed because humans can distort the true message of god This is also one of the major reasons that any translation of the Quran to another language besides Arabic cannot be considered an accurate translation, rather it is an interpretation.

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