Jesus and the Quran 


True Story of Jesus


[Qur’an, Chapter 19 (Mary):16-37]

Mention in the scripture Mary. She isolated herself from her family, into an eastern location. While a barrier separated her from them, we sent to her our Spirit. He went to her in the form of a human being. She said, " I seek refuge in the Most Gracious, that you may be righteous." He said, " I am the messenger of your Lord, to grant you a pure son." She said, " How can I have a son, when no man has touched me; I have never been unchaste." He said, " Thus said your Lord, `It is easy for Me. We will render him a sign for the people, and mercy from us. This is a predestined matter.' " When she bore him, she isolated herself to a faraway place. The birth process came to her by the trunk of a palm tree. She said, " (I am so ashamed;) I wish I were dead before this happened, and completely forgotten." (The infant) called her from beneath her, saying, " Do not grieve. Your Lord has provided you with a stream. " If you shake the trunk of this palm tree, it will drop ripe dates for you. " Eat and drink, and be happy. When you see anyone, say, `I have made a vow of silence; I am not talking today to anyone.' " She came to her family, carrying him. They said, " O Mary, you have committed something that is totally unexpected. " O descendant of Aaron, your father was not a bad man, nor was your mother unchaste." She pointed to him. They said, " How can we talk with an infant in the crib?" (The infant spoke and) said, " I am a servant of GOD. He has given me the scripture, and has appointed me a prophet. " He made me blessed wherever I go, and enjoined me to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and the obligatory charity (Zakat) for as long as I live. " I am to honor my mother; He did not make me a disobedient rebel. And peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I get resurrected." That was Jesus, the son of Mary, and this is the truth of this matter, about which they continue to doubt. It does not befit GOD that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, " Be," and it is. He also proclaimed, " GOD is my Lord and your Lord; you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path." The various parties disputed among themselves (regarding the identity of Jesus). Therefore, woe to those who disbelieve from the sight of a terrible day.

[3:45-60] The angels said, " O Mary, GOD gives you good news: a Word from Him whose name is `The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary. He will be prominent in this life and in the Hereafter, and one of those closest to Me.' " He will speak to the people from the crib, as well as an adult; he will be one of the righteous." She said, " My Lord, how can I have a son, when no man has touched me?" He said, " GOD thus creates whatever He wills. To have anything done, He simply says to it, `Be,' and it is. " He will teach him the scripture, wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel." As a messenger to the Children of Israel: " I come to you with a sign from your Lord - I create for you from clay the shape of a bird, then I blow into it, and it becomes a live bird by GOD's leave. I restore vision to the blind, heal the leprous, and I revive the dead by GOD's leave. I can tell you what you eat, and what you store in your homes. This should be a proof for you, if you are believers. " I confirm previous scripture - the Torah - and I revoke certain prohibitions imposed upon you. I come to you with sufficient proof from your Lord. Therefore, you shall observe GOD, and obey me. " GOD is my Lord and your Lord; you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path." When Jesus sensed their disbelief, he said, " Who are my supporters towards GOD?" The disciples said, " We are GOD's supporters; we believe in GOD, and bear witness that we are submitters." " Our Lord, we have believed in what You have sent down, and we have followed the messenger; count us among the witnesses." They plotted and schemed, but so did GOD, and GOD is the best schemer. Thus, GOD said, " O Jesus, I am terminating your life, raising you to Me, and ridding you of the disbelievers. I will exalt those who follow you above those who disbelieve, till the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is the ultimate destiny of all of you, then I will judge among you regarding your disputes. " As for those who disbelieve, I will commit them to painful retribution in this world, and in the Hereafter. They will have no helpers." As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, He will fully recompense them. GOD does not love the unjust. These are the revelations that we recite to you, providing a message full of wisdom. The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, " Be," and he was. This is the truth from your Lord; do not harbour any doubts.

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