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Here are the points where Islam differs with (mainstream) Christianity when it comes to the person of Jesus: 1. Islam does not recognize Jesus as the son of God In Islam, Jesus is a messenger of Allah and among the five greatest known as Ulu Al-Azm (those of great resolve). And while he is a great and righteous man gifted with many miracles, he is not ...


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As a Christian, he isn't going to accept any evidence you provide from the Koran. You would instead need to make an argument from the religious texts that he believes are valid. To a Christian, the Koran is nothing more than a bunch of made up stories at best. It has no authority or authenticity to Christians. You would instead need to try to make your ...


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I think you just answered your own question: I see also a fourth logical possibility, and that is that the scripture record is wildly inaccurate, and Jesus never actually claimed to be God. This is exactly the Islamic view on this issue. While Islam does hold the holy scriptures of Christianity and Judaism in high regard, it also holds the view that ...


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First of all, Jesus(Isa; Arabic: عیسی A.S) is considered a messenger of Allah(SWT), who was sent to guide the Children of Israel(Bani Israel; Arabic: ‌بنی اسرایل). And just like all the messengers of Allah he was a human and had the ability to get married and have offspring. Based on my research, I couldn't find anything in Islamic Books(The Holy Quran and ...


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The traditional understanding of these ayaat (verses) is referring to the natural death that we will all have, and the resurrection that we will all experience. Jesus (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him) has not died yet; he is not in this earth at the moment, but Islamic theology specifies that he is to return near the end of times and die a ...


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I believe if we put Trinity out of it, then the 'son' analogy sounds valid and actually meaningful, and this is even consistent with the teachings of Islam. From examining the critical verses of the Quran in relation to the Christian view of Jesus, it appears that the reason Allah rejects the Christian idea of "Jesus being son of God" is because divinity is ...


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@Abdullah answer is good about our belief towards Jesus but some part of it is not applicable to majority of Muslims. It might be true for some strict Sunni sects though. I will explain it here. You can also read this page which is from Sunni school of thought. According to ibn timieh and his student ibn qaim it is haram to participate in Christmas ...


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The work in question is the only one ever found to use the word "bride" in this fashion without the word "church" close by. The fact that it is four centuries after the fact would tend to diminish its claims. No other text supports this claim. Additionally, the fragment in question is so small that scholars cannot be sure even of the context. It is clearly ...


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In Islam, We believe Jesus is a Prophet, Messenger of Allah, Spirit of Allah, Word of Allah . 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 Eesaa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allaah and His Word (through which He ...


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I would refer you to the following verse of the Holy Quran. آمَنَ الرَّسُولُ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِن رَّبِّهِ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ كُلٌّ آمَنَ بِاللّهِ وَمَلآئِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لاَ نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّن رُّسُلِهِ وَقَالُواْ سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ link The Messenger has believed in what ...


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The hadith above does not indicate Jesus(pbuh) is a "faultless son" rather just that he was not touched by the Satan when he was born which resulted in him not crying. According to the Quran he was not over bearing to his mother. [Jesus says:] And [Allah made me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant. (Quran 19:32) Just ...


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Jesus was a Prophet and a Messenger just like Moses and Muhammad, so yes you can call him رسول الله and this is proven in the Quran: المسيح عيسى ابن مريم رسول الله وكلمته القاها الى مريم وروح منه Al-Masihu `Isa Abnu Maryama Rasulu Allahi Wa Kalimatuhu 'Alqaha 'Ila Maryama Wa Ruhun Minhu The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was a messenger of ...


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O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. ...


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Do Muslims celebrate Christmas like Christians? No. Muslims do not celebrate Christmas like Christians. In fact, we do not know why Christians celebrate it when it has a pagan origin. “No such festival as christmas was ever heard of until the THIRD century, and not until the FOURTH century was far advanced did it gain much observance. “Long ...


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Christians believe that Jesus was crucified Muslims do not, We believe that He ascended وَقَوۡلِهِمۡ إِنَّا قَتَلۡنَا ٱلۡمَسِيحَ عِيسَى ٱبۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَـٰكِن شُبِّهَ لَهُمۡ‌ۚ وَإِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱخۡتَلَفُواْ فِيهِ لَفِى شَكٍّ۬ مِّنۡهُ‌ۚ مَا لَهُم بِهِۦ مِنۡ عِلۡمٍ إِلَّا ٱتِّبَاعَ ٱلظَّنِّ‌ۚ وَمَا ...


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No. It means that that's what "they" say, "they" being the Christians in this case. In context, the entire rest of the Surah is spent describing in no uncertain terms how wrong "they" are with that allegation.


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This is what Quran says about Jesus PBUH: And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah." And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except ...


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Shia View According to Shia Islam he was not married. But he did not have any opposition to marriage. His not being married was due to his short life before his Occultation (around 30 years), his living style (as he was mostly traveling for promoting religion) and the society he was living in. References: http://islamquest.net Jesus through Shiite ...


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Dajjal is a controversial topic among Muslim scholars. There are different interprets about it. Some say it is a system and not a person and some say he is a person. But there are some hadith saying there is not only one Dajjal but more than one and there will be many Dajjal starting after prophet. for example this this hadith says some of who saw prophet ...


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At a very basic level, you are working with a different definition of the term "Incil" than a Muslim would. To a Christian the term is used in one of two senses: a very general sense of "good news" referring to the story of Jesus and the salvitic work he accomplished here on earth and a much more specific sense of one or more of the the physical texts passed ...


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What's to reconcile? The Qur'anic account of Isa's birth is pretty much exactly the same as that held by Christians: He had no earthly father, rather he was miraculously conceived and birthed by Mary. The only difference between the Islamic and the Christian understanding of this event is that we don't claim that this makes Isa the "Son of God". Rather, ...


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If by Yashua (Isha), you mean Prophet 'Issa ﷺ, then the answer is partially no. As Muslims, we believe that Prophet 'Issa ﷺ will descend to rule the entire world under the Islamic Shari'a (law), not be the king of Israel. حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ حَدَّثَنَا الزُّهْرِيُّ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي سَعِيدُ بْنُ الْمُسَيَّبِ سَمِعَ ...


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The Qur'an affirms that the Gospel, sent to the Prophet Isa (Jesus), is an Islamic holy book. Then We sent following their footsteps Our messengers and followed [them] with Jesus, the son of Mary, and gave him the Gospel. And We placed in the hearts of those who followed him compassion and mercy and monasticism, which they innovated; We did not prescribe ...


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Some evidences from the qur'an and first conclusions First let me post some evidences from the Qur'an and the first conclusions one could make as a layman, based on logic and the understanding of the Arabic text without further interpretation (feel free to refer to other verses you might consider as relevant): And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have ...


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What would you say as a counter argument. "Lakum dinukum waliyadin". Anyone Christian who makes that argument is basing it on two fundamental misunderstandings: That that is how Christians claim the Godhead works (it's not) That Schrodinger's Cat is actually a real cat (it's not) Arguing with someone like that, someone who doesn't even understand his own ...


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That interpretation would not be viable. I would like to firstly point out that (as well as is in Tafseer Ibn Katheer) when Allah says: فَلَمْ تَقْتُلُوهُمْ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ قَتَلَهُمْ He is saying that you didn't kill them because of your numbers, but you were victorious because it came from Me, basically He is saying victory comes from "Me". Even ...


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Some scholars have mentioned that Allah have actually killed Jesus PBUH according to this verse: [Mention] when Allah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then ...


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Allah is the Creator, He created them so He already knows them before they exist. Allah knows (as He is who created them) that they are good men and they are capable to fully conduct His message to people. Allah says in the "Mulk"(67) Chapter of the Holy Quran: {أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ(14)} In this Allah asks (not really ...


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