The Qualities Of Jesus

The Qualities Of Jesus

Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


The Qualities of Jesus

He was of  human  nature,  one  personality  and  not  three,  and a Messenger of Allaah:

“O  people  of  the  Scripture  (Jews  and  Christians)!  Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allaah aught but  the  truth. The Messiah Jesus,  son  of Mary, was  (no  more  than)  a  Messenger  of  Allaah  and  His Word  (“Be!”-and he was) which he bestowed on Mary and  a  spirit  (Rooh)  created  by  Him;  so  believe  in Allaah  and His Messengers.  Say  not:  ‘Three  (trinity)! Cease!  (It  is)  better  for  you.  For  Allaah  is  (the  only) One  Ilaah  (God), Glory be  to Him  (Far Exalted  is He) above having  a  son. To Him belongs  all  that  is  in  the heavens and all that is on the earth. And Allaah is All-Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs.” (Qur’aan 4: 171)

“The Messiah (Jesus) son of Mary was no more than a Messenger;  many  were  the  Messengers  that  passed away before him. His mother  (Mary) was  a Siddeeqah (i.e. she believed in the Words of Allaah and His Books).

They both used  to eat  food  (as any  other human being, while Allaah  does  not  eat)  Look  how We make  the Aayaat  (proofs,  evidences,  verses,  lessons,  signs, revelations,  etc.)  clear  to  them,  yet  look  how  they  are deluded away (from the truth).” (Qur’aan 5:75)

Although  Jesus  is  a Rooh  (spirit)  from Allaah,  this  does  not mean that Jesus is an attribute of Allaah Himself.

Allaah called Gabriel Roohana (Our Rooh i.e. Our Spirit)  and we know that Gabriel is a created angel, existing, and has his own created qualities. Similarly Allaah says about

the heavens and the earth that:

“And  has  subjected  to  you  all  that  is  in  the  heavens and  all  that  is  in  the  earth;  it  is  all  as  a  favor  and kindness from Allaah.” (Qur’aan 45: 13)

Clearly,  the  heavens  and  the  earth  are  part  of  Allaah’s creation and not part of Allaah Himself or an attribute of Him. We  also  read  in  the  Qur’aan:  Allaah’s Messenger, Allaah’s House  (referring  to  the Ka’bah  in Makkah),  etc.

The Messenger, the House, etc. are like Allaah’s Spirit, in the  sense  that  they  are  created  persons  or  things  that  are honorable  in  Allaah’s  Sight.  However,  when  one  of  the two nouns is Allaah and the second is neither a person nor a  thing,  then  it  is  not  a  created  thing  but  a  quality  of Allaah e.g. Allaah’s Knowledge, Allaah’s Self, etc.

Therefore,  Jesus  is  not  an  attribute  of Allaah.  In  fact Allaah  declares  that  those  who  believe  in  Jesus  as  God commit Kufr (disbelief):

“Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allaah is the Messiah,  son of Mary! Say (O Muhammad, peace upon him): “Who then has the least power against Allaah, if He  were  to  destroy  the  Messiah  son  of  Mary, this mother, and  all  those who  are on  the  earth  together? And to Allaah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the  earth,  and  all  that  is  between  them.  He  creates what  He  wills.  And  Allaah  is  able  to  do  all  things.” (Qur’aan 5: 17)

The method of the creation of Jesus is one of the Signs of Allaah showing His Great Ability of Creating as He Wills: from a male and a female (ourselves); from a male without a female (Eve); from a female without a male (Jesus), and from neither a male nor a female (Adam):

“And We made her and her  son  (Jesus)  a  sign  for Al- ‘Aalameen (mankind and jinns).” (Qur’aan 21: 91)

Jesus has the honor of being a slave of Allaah:

“The Messiah  will  never  be  proud  to  reject  to  be  a slave to Allaah, nor the angels who are near (to Allaah). And whosoever rejects His worship and is proud, then He  will  gather  them  all  together  unto  Himself.” (Qur’aan 4: 172)