Six Facts about Jesus in the Quran

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Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


Prophet Jesus (Isa) son of Mary (Maryam) is mentioned 25 times in the Quran, and many of these discuss the miracles Allah allowed him to perform, his mother Mary (Maryam) and reinforced the notion that he and his mother are neither Gods nor children of God. Here are six facts about Jesus that are mentioned in the Quran.

Prophet Jesus was born with no father, his mother Mary was chosen by Allah to give birth to a Prophet of Allah, as she was known to be one of the most pious and righteous woman, as she would constantly worship Allah.

She (Mary=Maryam) said, โ€œMy Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?โ€, (The Angel) said, โ€œSuch is Allah; He creates what He wills.โ€ Quran 3:47

Just like Adam was created from dust with no father or mother, Jesus was created from dust with no father to assist in the procreation.

โ€œIndeed the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created him from dust, then He said to him โ€˜Beโ€™ and he was.โ€ Quran 3:59

Jesus was one of the best Prophets sent to mankind, to spread the message of Islam and Allah. He was sent with a book known as the Gospel (Injeel), similar to that of the Quran, which was written by Allah and has not been altered.

Jesus said, โ€œIndeed, I am the servant of Allah, He gave me the Scripture and made me a Prophet.โ€ Quran 19:30

From an early age Allah blessed Jesus with the ability to perform many miracles, which included curing people with illnesses, giving life to the dead and speaking from birth.

So she pointed to him. They said, โ€œHow can we speak to one who is in the cradle a child?โ€ He (Jesus) said, โ€œIndeed, I am the servant of Allahโ€ฆโ€ (19: 29-30). โ€œโ€ฆ. I can cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the deadโ€ฆ All by the permission of Allah.โ€ Quran 3:49

He never called himself a God, or refer to himself as the son of God, as we know Allah does not have children and parents as He does not need anyone to help Him, for He is the All Powerful.

Allah will say, โ€œOh Jesus son of Mary, did you say to the people take me and my mother as Gods beside Allah?โ€ He will reply, โ€œExalted are You!โ€ It was not for me to say that which I have no right.โ€ Quran 5:116

Contrary to popular belief Jesus was never killed or crucified, but was raised to the Heavens in order to return to Earth to defeat the Dajjal during the Day of Judgement.

โ€œThey didnโ€™t kill him, nor crucify him; but so it was made to appear to themโ€ฆ Nay Allah raised him to Himself. And Allah is ever Exalted in Might and Wise.โ€ Quran 4:157-158

Credit: Br. Ismail Jacobs

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