Sunday, 7 March 2010

"For They Killed Him Not" - Part 4

The Truth About Jesus: A Muslim Perspective by Dr. Bleher, S. M. (2007) - (Reg. Charity No. 1092139)


God sent many messengers to guide people at different times in history. In essence, they all brought the same message, yet each of them was unique.

"Of those messengers, some of whom We have caused to excel others, and of whom there are some to whom Allah spoke, while some of them He exalted (above others) in degree; and We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs (of Allah's sovereignty) and We supported him with the holy spirit." (Al-Qur'an, chapter 2, verse 253).

Amongst those clear proofs with which God supported the prophethood of Jesus were some most amazing miracles.

"When Allah says: O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember my favour to you and to your mother; how I strengthened you with the holy Spirit, so that you spoke to mankind in the cradle as in maturity; and how I taught you the Scripture and Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and how you did shape of clay as it were the likeness of a bird by My permission, and did blow upon it and it was a bird by My permission, and you did heal him who was born blind and the leper by My permission; and how you did raise the dead by My permission: and how I restrained the Children of Israel from (harming) you when you came to them with clear proofs, and those of them who disbelieved exclaimed: This is nothing else than mere magic." (Al-Qur'an, chapter 5, verse 110).

Just as some saw these miracles as manifestations of magic, others saw in them a sign of Jesus' divinity; yet, all of these miracles he was only able to perform by them permission of God.

Some evangelists claim that the fact that Jesus and his miracles are given such prominence in the Qur'an is an admission that his mission was universal and of greater significance than that of any other prophet.

This is an intentional misreading of the Qur'an, which describes him specifically as a messenger to the Children of Israel.

to be continued, insyaAllah.

coming soon Part 5: The mission, with which Jesus was sent

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