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I have heard it quoted that "Jesus is the most quoted prophet in the quran." I was wondering about the legitimacy of this claim, just out of plain curiosity.

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    Are you referring to how many times Jesus is mentioned by name in the Quran? or how many times Jesus's speech is recorded in the Quran? – Truth Sep 17 '13 at 16:14
  • I'm on stackoverflow, so I know how it works, I've just wandered over here from there. @Truth How many times his speech was recorded. – James Gould Sep 17 '13 at 16:28
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  • And the first most mentioned is Moses (Mossa) PBUH. – KMX Sep 17 '13 at 19:52
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Disclaimer - I am not a scholar. If you need a scholarly answer to this question, go and talk to someone more appropriate, such as the sheikh at your local masjid(mosque).

I have found quotations from Jesus (PBUH) at the following places in The Qur'an.

  • 3:49-52
  • 5:72
  • 5:112-116
  • 19:30-33
  • 43:63-64
  • 61:6
  • 61:14

It is possible that I have missed some, but there are certainly not as many as the earlier answer claims.

However, it seems to me to be unlikely that Jesus (PBUH) is the most quoted prophet, given that Joseph (PBUH) is quoted extensively throughout Surah 12.

And Allah knows best.

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