How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an and How Muhammad Appears in the Bible? It’s no wonder that the Qur’an and the Bible are some of the most well-known and studied texts in the world. This is because they offer a unique perspective on God, man, and the world. In this blog post, we will explore how Jesus appears in the Qur’an and how Muhammad appears in the Bible so that we can understand facts about Jesus in the Quran and about Muhammad in the Bible alike.
How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an
Let us start with Jesus in the Quran and How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an.
The Arabic word for Jesus or Issa (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is very important in Islam and Christianity.
Amazingly, believing that Jesus or Isaac [I-sah] is the Prophet of Islam is the creed of Islam.
Muslims acknowledge that Jesus (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is one of Islam’s greatest prophets.
Therefore, Jesus (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is very important to Muslims, not in some superficial or ambiguous way.
The Quran defines Jesus as a sign from God and ranks as one of the most important prophets in Islam.
Here the Qur’an says that Jesus is not the divine Son of Allah because the command of Allah created Jesus.
The question arises whether this was deliberately inserted to refute the idea that Jesus Christ is the Son of Allah. Besides saying so in the Qur’an, Muslims deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God because they assume that Jesus must be a biological descendant of Allah and a woman.
Muslims may have a Christmas story told in the Quran, but Jesus is by no means considered the Son of God or God in human flesh.
The Quran also repeatedly mentions that Jesus was a human prophet sent by God and not part of God himself.
The second chapter of the Qur’an, for example, says that God supported Jesus with the Holy Spirit.
Instead, Scripture teaches that Jesus is God the Father, the Father is God, and the Holy Spirit is God.
Some Muslims think that Christians believe that God the Father had fellowship with Mary and made her pregnant, and the Trinity is the Father, Jesus, and Mary. Christians say the Messiah is God; the Jews rejected theirs.
Faithful followers of the Prophet Jesus believe in God’s ability to protect God’s Word from all attacks and slander. True faith knows that Jesus directs worship only to you, not to Jesus.
Please understand that when previous revelations refer to the Prophet Jesus as the “Son of God,” they do not imply that God had a relationship with a woman whose offspring was the physical “son” of God. Muslim scriptures, like Christian scriptures, view Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as having given birth to Jesus without the participation of a biological father.
The birth of Jesus is described in the Qur’an as “a sign for mankind”; elsewhere, both Mary and her son are a “sign” for humanity.
Not only does the Qur’an depict Mary giving birth to Jesus, but earlier, the Qur’an also describes Mary’s mother (Jesus’ grandmother) making a vow, dedicating her unborn child (Mary) to the service of God.
The story of the birth of Jesus in the Quran
How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an: The story of the birth of Jesus told in the Qur’an is also the story of Jesus’ first miracle when he spoke as an infant in the cradle and declared himself a prophet of God.
One of the major prophets and messengers of God, Jesus, is mentioned 25 times in the Qur’an, with an entire chapter dedicated to his revered mother, the Virgin Mary, from whom he was miraculously born and whom some Muslim scholars consider to be his respected mother, the Virgin Mary, from whom he was born miraculously, a prophet, and whom some Muslim scholars considered the Prophet, his venerable mother.
Interestingly, among God’s prophets, Jesus is the only messenger to receive the title al-Masih, or Messiah, in the Qur’an.
In the Qur’an, Almighty God mentions Jesus by name at least 34 times, 26 times as Jesus, and eight times as the Messiah.
In the Quran, Jesus is mentioned in more than ninety verses in fifteen suras.
Interestingly, the phrase “son of Mary” follows the name of Jesus Christ in the Qur’an.
How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an
Generally speaking, in the teachings of the Qur’an, Jesus is a man born of the Virgin Mary, capable of performing miracles and sent by the Prophet Allah, who existed in the first century.
Muslims believe that Jesus (“Isa” in Arabic) was God’s Prophet, born of a virgin (Mary).
Although Muslims do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, a critical difference between Muslim and Christian views of Jesus, Muslims see Jesus as an important prophet.
One day, after a talk on “Jesus in Islam,” a gentleman in the audience asked how Muslims would react to Jesus by saying that he was the Son of God.
First, we can note that the Qur’an, when the Qur’an refers to Jesus as a word or Spirit, also tends to reject any claim that Jesus is more than just an average person.
Christians see Jesus as the Son of God, worthy of worship simply because he gave birth to a son, while Jews accuse Mary of testifying that she gave birth to despite the fact that she was not married; she gave birth to a kid.
How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an: The position of those who, on the one hand, declare that they believe that the Qur’an is the word of God, and on the other hand, tries to prove that Jesus was born after the natural union of husband and wife, is trying to show that God cannot express God as clearly as those people.
Muhammad in the Bible
Let us discuss Muhammad in the Bible after we knew How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an.
In His Book, Allaah states (interpretation of the meaning):
“And (recall) when ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), spoke to the children of Israel, ‘O Children of Israel! I am Allaah’s Messenger to you, confirming the Tawraat [(Torah) that came before me and announcing the arrival of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.’ “However, when he (Ahmad, i.e., Muhammad) presented them with clear proofs, they said, ‘This is plain magic.'” [al-Saff 61:6] Formalized paraphrase
“Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad) whom they find written with them in the Tawraat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)— he commands them for Al-Ma’roof Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam teaches; and prohibits Al-Munkar. (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds, Those who believe in him (Muhammad), honor him, serve him, and follow the light (the Qur’aan) that has been sent down with him will be victorious.”
These two passages show that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is referenced in the Torah and the Gospel (the Bible), regardless of what Jews and Christians claim since Allaah’s word is the most excellent and most accurate of utterances.
The following are some of the items mentioned in prior Books:
- In the Torah, in Deuteronomy 18:18-19, it says:
“I will raise up among their brothers a prophet like you; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.”
If someone does not heed to the Prophet’s teachings in my name, I will hold him accountable.” (Revised International Edition)
Among them, this text is still alive. Concerning the words “from among their brothers,” if that Prophet had been chosen from among the Children of Israel, it would have written, “I will raise for them a prophet from among them.” But it states “from among their brothers” – that is, among Ismaa’eel’s sons (Ishamel).
- Second, the Gospel of John 16:6-8, 12-13 states:
“I’m leaving for your benefit.” The Counselor [Paraclete] will not come to you unless I leave; nevertheless, I will send him to you if I go. 8 When he arrives, he will condemn the entire world of sin…
I have much more to say to you, far more than you can handle right now.
But when he arrives, the Spirit of truth, he will lead you into all truth.
He will not talk on his own; he will only speak what he hears and tell you what is to come.”
Except for the Prophet, this cannot apply to anybody (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
- Second, Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have compassion on him) stated in the Torah’s fifth book [Deuteronomy 33:2]:
“The LORD descended from Sinai and shone down on them from Seir; he shone down from Mount Paran.” He arrived with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes [or: a fiery law for them went from his right hand].”
This refers to the three Prophethoods: Moosa’s (Moses’) Prophethood, ‘Eesa’s (Jesus’) Prophethood, and Muhammad’s Prophethood (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). “Coming from Sinai” refers to the mountain where Allaah talked to Moosa, summoned him, and declared him a Prophet. “Dawning over them from Seir” refers to the Messiah’s arrival from Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). Seir is a settlement that is still known in the area. As a result, this was a foreshadowing of the Messiah’s Prophethood.
Makkah is referred to as “Paran.” Allaah compares Moosa’s Prophethood to the dawn, the Messiah’s Prophethood to the dawning of the sun, and the Prophethood of the Seal of the. And just as predicted, Allaah dispelled the night of unbelief with the Prophethood of Moosa, and the light grew with the Prophethood of the Messiah.
It was perfected and reached everywhere on earth with the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an and How Muhammad Appears in the Bible?
These three Prophets stated in this foretelling are likewise referenced at the start of Soorat al-Teen (interpretation of the meaning):
And the Book of Isaiah says:
“What I have given him, I will not give to anyone else: Ahmad, because he praises God, and his praise comes from the best part of the earth, and this will bring joy to mankind, and they will recite the word of divine unity on every hill and glorify God in every high place.”
Many scholars have cited passages in the Bible in which the name of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is referenced. His name is spoken plainly at times, and he is characterized in ways that can only relate to him at other times (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
How Jesus Appears in the Qur’an and How Muhammad Appears in the Bible?
It is important to understand that the books of the Bible as they currently exist have been edited and modified. Non-Muslim historians have revealed this truth, yet despite this, we nevertheless find in the Bible a prophecy of the arrival of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). According to Shaykh Rahmat-Allaah al-Hindi, whenever the Christians could modify something, they did so, which is why certain old scholars reference parts from the Bible that no longer exist.
However, additional verses foresee the Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) Prophethood and his advent.
It should be highlighted that we must arm ourselves with appropriate sound information to dispute with Christians since even if they have no proof, they will try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds to fall into these false beliefs and conceal the truth. “However, Allah will perfect His Light, even if the disbelievers despise it.” [al-Saff 61:8 – meaning interpretation]
Some of the most critical literature on this subject are Shaykh Rahmat-Allaah al-Izhaar Hindi’s al-Haqq, Ibn Al-Kitaab Qayyim’s Hidayat al-Hayaara, and Ibn Taymiyyah’s al-Jawaab al-Saheeh. And Allaah is the most knowledgeable.