The Prophet Jesus In the Noble Qur’an

What does Allah (God) say about the Prophet Eesa (Eesho/​Jesus)(P) and his moth­er Maryam (Miriam/​Mary) in His last Rev­e­la­tion to mankind, the Qur’an ? 

The fol­low­ing are select­ed Qur’an­ic vers­es deal­ing with Eesa and Mary, may God’s bless­ings be upon them :

  • O Peo­ple of the Book ! Com­mit no excess­es in your reli­gion : nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) A Mes­sen­ger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spir­it pro­ceed­ing from Him : so believe in Allah and His Mes­sen­gers. Say not Trin­i­ty”: desist : it will be bet­ter for you : for Allah is One Allah : glo­ry be to Him : (far Exalt­ed is He) above hav­ing a son. To Him belong all things in the heav­ens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Dis­pos­er of affairs.” [4:171]
  • And (remem­ber) her who guard­ed her chasti­ty : We breathed into her of Our Spir­it, and We made her and her son a Sign for all peo­ples.” [21:91]
  • 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 imposters, and oth­ers ye slay!” [2:87]
  • Those Mes­sen­gers We endowed with gifts, some above oth­ers : to one of them Allah spoke ; oth­ers He raised to degrees (of hon­our); to Jesus, the son of Mary, We gave Clear (Signs), and strength­ened him with the holy spir­it. If Allah had so willed, suc­ceed­ing gen­er­a­tions would not have fought among each oth­er, after Clear (Signs) had come to them but they (chose) to wran­gle, some believ­ing and oth­ers reject­ing. If Allah had so willed, they would not have fought each oth­er ; but Allah ful­fil­leth His plan.” [2:253]
  • Then will Allah say : O Jesus the son of Mary ! recount My favour to thee and to thy moth­er. Behold ! I strength­ened thee with the holy spir­it, so that thou didst speak to the peo­ple in child­hood and in matu­ri­ty. Behold ! I taught thee the Book and Wis­dom, the Law and the Gospel. And behold ! thou mak­est out of clay, as it were, the fig­ure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it, and it becometh a bird by My leave, and thou healest those born blind, and the lep­ers, by My leave. And behold ! thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold ! I did restrain the Chil­dren of Israel from (vio­lence to) thee when thou didst show them the Clear Signs, and the unbe­liev­ers among them said : This is noth­ing but evi­dent mag­ic.’ ” [5:110]
  • And Allah will teach him the Book and Wis­dom, the Law and the Gospel, And (appoint him) a mes­sen­ger to the Chil­dren of Israel, (with this mes­sage): I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the fig­ure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah’s leave : and I heal those born blind, and the lep­ers, and I quick­en the dead, by Allah’s leave ; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your hous­es. Sure­ly there­in is a Sign for you if ye did believe ; (I have come to you), to attest the Law which was before me. And to make law­ful to you part of what was (before) for­bid­den to you ; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah, and obey me.’ ” [3:48 – 50]
  • And in their foot­steps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, con­firm­ing the Law that had come before him : We sent him the Gospel : there­in was guid­ance and light, and con­fir­ma­tion of the Law that had come before him : a guid­ance and an admo­ni­tion to those who fear Allah.” [5:46]
  • Curs­es were pro­nounced on those among the Chil­dren of Israel who reject­ed Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus, the son of Mary, because they dis­obeyed and per­sist­ed in Excess­es.” [5:78]
  • For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord : so wor­ship ye Him : this is a Straight Way.” [43:64]
  • And remem­ber, Jesus, the son of Mary, said : O Chil­dren of Israel ! I am the Mes­sen­ger of Allah (sent) to you, con­firm­ing the Law (which came) before me, and giv­ing Glad Tid­ings of a Mes­sen­ger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.’ But when he came to them with Clear Signs they said, This is evi­dent sor­cery!’ ” [61:6]
  • O ye who believe ! Be ye helpers of Allah : as said Jesus, the son of Mary, to the Dis­ci­ples, Who will be my helpers to (the work of) Allah?” Said the Dis­ci­ples, We are Allah’s helpers!” Then a por­tion of the Chil­dren of Israel believed, and a por­tion dis­be­lieved : but We gave pow­er to those who believed against their ene­mies, and they became the ones that pre­vailed.” [61:14]
  • That they said (in boast), We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Mes­sen­ger of Allah’; but they killed him not, nor cru­ci­fied him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who dif­fer there­in are full of doubts, with no (cer­tain) knowl­edge, but only con­jec­ture to fol­low, for of a sure­ty they killed him not.” [4:157]
  • Behold ! Allah said : O Jesus ! I will take thee and raise thee to myself and clear thee (of the false­hood) of those who blas­pheme ; I will make those who fol­low thee supe­ri­or to those who reject Faith, to the Day of Res­ur­rec­tion : then shall ye all return unto Me, and I will judge between you of the mat­ters where­in ye dis­pute.” [3:55]
  • Nay, Allah raised him up unto Him­self ; and Allah is Exalt­ed in Pow­er, Wise. And there is none of the Peo­ple of the Book but must believe in him before his death ; and on the Day of Judg­ment he will be a wit­ness against them.” [4:158 – 159]
  • In blas­phe­my indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say : Who then hath the least pow­er against Allah, if His Will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his moth­er, and all, every­one that is on the earth ? For to Allah belongeth the domin­ion of the heav­ens and the earth, and all that is between. He cre­ateth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath pow­er over all things.’ ” [5:17]
  • They do blas­pheme who say : Allah is Christ the son of Mary.’ But said Christ : O Chil­dren of Israel ! Wor­ship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ Who­ev­er joins oth­er gods with Allah, Allah will for­bid him the Gar­den, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong­do­ers be no one to help.” [5:72]
  • Say : O Peo­ple of the Book ! exceed not in your reli­gion the bounds (of what is prop­er), tres­pass­ing beyond the truth, nor fol­low the vain desires of peo­ple who went wrong in times gone by, who mis­led many, and strayed (them­selves) from the even Way.’ ” [5:77]
  • And behold ! Allah will say : O Jesus the son of Mary ! didst thou say unto men, Wor­ship me and my moth­er as gods in dero­ga­tion of Allah’?” He will say : Glo­ry to Thee ! nev­er could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, Thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou know­est what is in my heart, though I know not what is in Thine. For Thou know­est in full all that is hid­den. Nev­er said I to them aught except what Thou didst com­mand me to say, to wit, Wor­ship Allah, my Lord and your Lord’; and I was a wit­ness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them ; when thou didst take me up thou wast the Watch­er over them, and Thou art a wit­ness to all things.” [5:116 – 117]
  • Christ, the son of Mary, was no more than a Mes­sen­ger ; many were the Mes­sen­gers that passed away before him. His moth­er was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (dai­ly) food. See how Allah doth make His Signs clear to them ; yet see in what ways they are delud­ed away from the truth!” [5:75]
  • He was no more than a ser­vant : We grant­ed Our favour to him, and We made him an exam­ple to the Chil­dren of Israel.” [43:59]
  • Then, in their wake, We fol­lowed them up with (oth­ers of) Our Mes­sen­gers : We sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gospel ; and We ordained in the hearts of those who fol­lowed him Com­pas­sion and Mer­cy, but the Monas­ti­cism which they invent­ed for them­selves, We did not pre­scribe for them : (We com­mand­ed) only the seek­ing for the Good Plea­sure of Allah ; but that they did not fos­ter as they should have done. Yet We bestowed, on those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are rebel­lious trans­gres­sors.” [57:27]
  • That they reject­ed Faith ; that they uttered against Mary a grave false charge;” [4:156]
  • And Mary, the daugh­ter of Imran, who guard­ed her chasti­ty ; and We breathed into (her body) of Our spir­it ; and she tes­ti­fied to the truth of the words of her Lord and of his Rev­e­la­tions, and was one of the devout (Ser­vants).” [66:12]
  • Say ye : We believe in Allah, and the rev­e­la­tion giv­en to us, and to Abra­ham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that giv­en to Moses and Jesus, and that giv­en to (all) Prophets from their Lord : we make no dif­fer­ence between one and anoth­er of them : and we bow to Allah (in Islam).”” [2:136]
  • 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;” [3:45]
  • We have sent thee inspi­ra­tion, as We sent it to Noah and the Mes­sen­gers after him : We sent inspi­ra­tion to Abra­ham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jon­ah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms.” [4:163]
  • He said : I am indeed a ser­vant of Allah : He hath giv­en me rev­e­la­tion and made me a prophet ; And He hath made me blessed where­so­ev­er I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Char­i­ty as long as I live : “(He) hath made me kind to my moth­er, and not over­bear­ing or mis­er­able ; So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)!” Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary : (it is) a state­ment of Truth, about which they (vain­ly) dis­pute.” [19:30 – 34]

God Almighty revealed to Muham­mad, in the Qur’an, the truth about Al-Maseeh (Mes­si­ah) Eesa Ibnu Maryam (Jesus, the Son of Mary)(P). The Qur’an acknowl­edges the Mes­si­ahship of Eesa(P) and God’s mir­a­cle of his vir­gin birth as a sign to the Israelites in order to bring back those Jews who devi­at­ed from the right path of God, the lost sheep of Israel” as stat­ed by Jesus(P). The Prophet Jesus In the Noble Qur'an 1Endmark

Cite this arti­cle as : Yis­han Jufu, The Prophet Jesus In the Noble Qur’an,” in Bis­mi­ka Allahu­ma, Octo­ber 7, 2005, last accessed May 27, 2024, https://​bis​mikaal​lahu​ma​.org/​c​h​r​i​s​t​i​a​n​i​t​y​/​p​r​o​p​h​e​t​-​j​e​s​u​s​-​n​o​b​l​e​-​q​u​r​an/

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