Jesus: A Prophet And A Servant Of Allah
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Jesus: A Prophet and a Servant of Allah
In Matthew 19:16-17 –
“And behold, one came and said unto him, ‘Good master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?’ And he said unto him, ‘Why callest thou me good? (There is) none good but one, (i.e.) God, but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.’ “
In the above verses we note this acknowledgment of his submissiveness (to Allaah’s Will).
In Matthew 21:45-46 –
“And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parable, they perceived that he spoke of them. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude because they took him for a Prophet.”
Here it is proved that all those who believed in Jesus during his life-time did not believe in him being God or the Son of God or one in the doctrine of Trinity; but they believed in him as being a Prophet only. This is indeed one of the strongest points of evidence against those who believe in the Divinity of Jesus (Incarnation of God) if
only they pondered.
Jesus: A Servant of Allaah
In Matthew 23:8 –
‘But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your master, even Jesus, and all ye are brethren.”
Here it is clearly proved that Jesus was servant of Allaah, and that there is only One Master and He is Allaah. In the Arabic version of the Bible this verse has been translated so that Jesus is meant to be the master whereas the English rendering is nearer the original sense.
In Matthew 23:9 –
“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father which is in heaven.”
From this you will note that fatherhood and Sonship is meant to be the relationship between the Lord and His servants: it is meant in a general sense and not specifically for Jesus.
In Matthew 24:36 –
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
This is a definite proof that the Final Hour is unknown to any but Allaah, thus Jesus’ knowledge is imperfect like all other men; Allaah Alone is All-Knowing, Omniscient.
In Matthew 26:39 –
“And he (Jesus) went a little farther, and fell on his face and prayed, saying, ‘O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt.’ “
We note here that the person speaking is unaware of Allaah’s Will and realizes the fact that he is a servant of Allaah. He (Allaah) Alone can cause the change.