Muslim Conversation – Jesus



Jesus in the Quran

There is a tremendous amount of material in its teaching about Jesus that could assist Christians to witness effectively to Muslims. The only two negative aspects of this teaching are the two denials of his deity and resurrection. The rest is all positive and much vital Biblical teaching about Jesus is repeated in the Quran. The virgin-birth, sinlessness, ascension and second coming of Jesus are all mentioned in the book and are basic Islamic doctrines There are other teachings which, together with a series of very meaningful titles given to Jesus, make the final image of the man far superior to the dogma that he was nothing more than a prophet. Even a cursory analysis of the whole perspective of Jesus in the Quran must lead to the conclusion that he was far greater than the other prophets and that he was unique among men.

Mentioned frequently in the Quran

Jesus is mentioned frequently in both the Quran and the Bible and is a natural point for discussion between Muslims and Christians. Some Muslims do not know that Jesus was mentioned in the Quran. In fact, Jesus is the most mentioned person in the Quran. He was mentioned 97 times.

Conversation point: Do you know that the Quran also talks about Jesus? What does the Quran teach about Jesus?

Supernatural birth

The Quran and the Bible is in agreement that Jesus had a supernatural birth. This can be a common point for discussion as to the significance of this supernatural birth.

Conversation topic: Do you know that both the Quran and the Bible teach that Jesus had a supernatural birth? Why do you think Jesus is the only person in the world who had been given a supernatural birth?

Surah 19

20. She said: “How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?”

21. He said: “So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, ‘that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us’:It is a matter (so) decreed.”

Adam came to the earth in a special way because he has no parents. But when the process of procreation is already established, why should God choose to bring only one person into the world this way? This unique method of birth was to be a special sign to mankind.

The Quran teaches that the coming of Jesus to earth was to be accompanied by clear signs.

Surah 43:63. When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: “Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear Allah and obey me.

The Bible teaches that the coming of Jesus in a supernatural way to earth was also a sign. It fact this sign was even prophesied hundreds of years before it happened.

(Isa 7:14 NIV)  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

It is a sign that God Himself will come on earth in flesh to dwell with men. The name of the child was to be Immanuel, which means “God with us”. He will be called Mighty God.

(Isa 9:6 Darby)  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

Another common feature concerning Jesus’ birth is the high honor given to Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus. According to the Bible, Mary was chosen to give birth to Jesus because she had found favor with God.

(Luke 1:30-31 NIV)  But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. {31} You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.

According to the Quran, Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus because Mary was the greatest of women.

Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! God hath chosen thee and purified thee – chosen thee above the women of all nations”. Surah 3.42

Sinless

Both the Quran and the Bible teach that Jesus was the only person who was sinless.

Conversation point: Do you know that Jesus was the only person mentioned in the Quran as sinless?

According to the Quran, when the angel came to Mary he said to her: “I am only a messenger from your Lord (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son” (Surah 19.19). *

The word for “holy” in this verse, “zakiyya” is applied to no other prophet in the book. The angel announces to Mary that she is to conceive a uniquely holy child.

Surah 19:19 says that Jesus is “Zakiy” [pure,holy or sinless] Ghulam [Youth – not a newborn].

Furthermore, Jesus & her mother were protected from Satan in Surah 3:36.

003.036 YUSUFALI: When she was delivered, she said: “O my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a female child!”- and Allah knew best what she brought forth- “And no wise is the male Like the female. I have named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring to Thy protection from the Evil One, the Rejected.”

Jesus is also called Mubarakan (Blessed) wherever He will be in Surah 19:31.

019.031 YUSUFALI: “And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;

How could a person be blessed for every second of His life, unless He is also sinless?

He is also called Salih (Righteous) in Surah 3:46.

003.046 PICKTHAL: He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood, and he is of the righteous.

There is also no mention whatsoever in the Quran that Jesus had any sin. This is in contrast to Quranic passages that other prophets had sinned.

Adam and Eve: Surah 7:23
Noah: Surah 11:47
Abraham: Surah 26:80-82
Moses: Surah 28:16
Muhammad: Surah 40:55, 19:47

The Bible agrees with the Quran that Jesus was sinless. Jesus himself taught that he was sinless.

Jesus said in John 8:29,46 “I always do what pleases Him (God). Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me?”

The fact that Jesus was sinless is of great importance to how Christians view Jesus. This is because all men sinned and even great prophets in the Bible sinned. Jesus himself taught that no one is good except God.

(Mark 10:17-18)  As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” {18} “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.

When Jesus called Himself sinless, he was actually proclaiming Himself God.

Messiah

The Quran and the Bible is in agreement in calling Jesus the Messiah.

Quran 3.45 PICKTHAL: (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).

Jesus receives the title Messiah (Christ) eleven times in the Quran. In the Quran, Jesus is called by the title Isa Al-Masih. “Al-Masih” means “The Messiah”, not just one of the Messiahs. Jesus was not only the person with the title Messiah in the Quran, he has the title “The Messiah”.

(Mat 16:15-17 NIV)  “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” {16} Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” {17} Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.

Whereas the Quran attributes to Jesus the title of Messiah, it does not elaborate on what the term Messiah means. This is therefore a good basis for Christians to discuss with their Muslim friends on the meaning of the title Messiah.

Conversation point: Do you know that Jesus was called by the title Al-Masih in the Quran? Do you know that the Bible also calls Jesus the Messiah? Do you know what the Quran means when it calls Jesus the Messiah?

The Quran calls Jesus the Messiah but does not elaborate on what the term “Messiah” means. The Prophet Muhammad instructed Muslims to consult the earlier Scriptures if they are in doubt as to anything.

And if thou (Muhammad) art in doubt concerning that which we (ie Allah) reveal unto thee, then question those who read the Scripture before thee (Surah 10:94).

Since the concept of Messiah is not elaborated in the Quran, it is a good opportunity to discuss with your Muslim friend the teachings related to the Messiah in the earlier scriptures (i.e. the Old and New Testament).

During Jesus’ days, the Jews were expecting “The Messiah” to come.  Based on what they know from the Old Testament, this Messiah (Greek translation of the Hebrew word Messiah is Christ) would come from Bethlehem.

(John 7:40-42 NIV)  On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” {41} Others said, “He is the Christ.” Still others asked, “How can the Christ come from Galilee? {42} Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from David’s family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?”

The Jews believed that this Christ, who will come from Bethlehem, would be God Himself.

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Micah 5.2

The Christ or Messiah that they are referring to is no ordinary prophet but someone whose origin is from ancient days. (The Ancient of Days is a title applied only to God, see Isa 43:12-13).

Even the high priest understood that when Jesus claimed to be the Messiah (Christ), that term equates him with God.

(Mat 26:63-65 NIV)  But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” {64} “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” {65} Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.

The promised Messiah in the Old Testament is also called the Son of God. The Bible makes it clear that this Son of God is God Himself.

(Isa 9:6 Darby)  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

Son of God

The Quran teaches that God cannot have a literal son.

Surah 19:35. It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son.

006.101 SHAKIR: Wonderful Originator of the heavens and the earth! How could He have a son when He has no consort (i.e. wife), and He (Himself) created everything, and He is the Knower of all things.

Surah 72:3. And Exalted is the Majesty of our Lord: He has taken neither a wife nor a son.

Conversation point: Do you know that Christians agree with Muslims that God cannot have a literal son?

When Christians say that Jesus is the Son of God, we are not saying that God had taken for Himself a wife in order to give birth to a physical son.

Jesus called himself the Son of God because the Son is the exact representation of the father, similar to our expression “Like father, like son.”

(John 14:7-9 NIV)  If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well…. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.

Col 1:15 Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God. (Good News Bible)

Explain what “Son of God” means in a non-offensive way that Malay Muslims can understand.

Malays are familiar with the expression “anak bulan”. When the moon is only visible partially as a crescent, Malays call it “anak bulan”, which literally means “child of the moon”. When someone says “anak bulan” no one will ask where the mother or father of the moon is. Everyone understands that “anak bulan” is the moon itself.

Word of God

Both the Quran and the Bible refer to Jesus as the “Word of God”.

Conversation point: Do you know that Jesus is called the Word of God in both the Quran and the Bible?

Surah 3:45. Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.

Jesus was also referred to as the Word of God in the Bible.

(John 1:1, 14 NIV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  14   The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Conversation point: Was there any time in history that Allah was without His Word? (Allah cannot be without His Word at any time in eternity, if not He would not have the ability to speak.) If the Word of God is eternal, why is Jesus not eternal when he is called the Word of God?

The Bible teaches that the Word existed from the very beginning. This has to be true because God cannot be without His Word. If God was without His Word, God would be without the ability to speak.

Since the Word of God is eternal and Jesus is called the Word of God, Jesus has to be also eternal. Jesus has to be also God. That is why John declares plainly “The Word was God.”

Jesus Himself taught that He was eternal.

(John 8:57-59 NIV)  “You are not yet fifty years old,” the Jews said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!” {58} “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” {59} At this, they picked up stones to stone him…

The Straight Way

When Muslims pray, they recite first chapter of the Quran, al-Fatiha, saying “Show us the straight way, the way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.” (Sura 1.6-7)

In the Quran, Jesus is the only prophet that is given the title “The Straight Path”.

Surah 43:61. And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.

In the Quran, Jesus is called the Straight Way. Those who follow him have complete assurance that they have nothing to fear after death.

Surah 43

63. When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: “Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear Allah and obey me.

68. My devotees! no fear shall be on you that Day, nor shall ye grieve. *

In the Bible, Jesus also calls himself the Way.

(John 14:6 NIV)  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

And because Jesus is the Way, his followers have complete assurance that they can reach God.

The Truth

Back in 922 CE a Sufi saint called Al-Hallaj was executed because he said of himself: “Ana al haqq”, which means, “I am the truth”, a statement that in orthodox ears was equivalent to identifying himself with God. Jesus had long before said, “Ana huwa Sirat, al-haqq, al-haya, I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6).

The Mercy of God

One of the 99 names of Allah is ar-Rahim, the Merciful. This is a derivative of the root word Rahma relating to mercy.

Jesus is the only person in the Quran who is referred to as God’s Mercy.

Surah 19:21. He said: “So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, ‘that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us’:It is a matter (so) decreed.”

Miracle worker

In both the Quran and the Bible, Jesus was a great miracle worker.

Surah 3:49. “And (appoint him) an apostle to the Children of Israel, (with this message): “‘I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah’s leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah’s leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;

(Mat 4:24 NIV)  News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them.

Conversation point: Do you know that Jesus was a great miracle worker in the Quran? If you are in need of healing, you can call upon Jesus to heal you.

No more than a prophet?

Muslims believe that Jesus was no more than a human prophet. He is not God. This is one of the main areas of differences between Islam and Christianity.

Surah 5:75. Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!

Christians should have dialogue with their Muslim friends to try to understand their position.

Conversation point: If Jesus is no more than a prophet, then why

Does he have the honored title Messiah?
Is he the only one with a supernatural birth?
Is he the only one who is sinless?

How can Jesus be God? How can man become God?

When Christians say they believe that Jesus is God, some ask: “How can a man become God?”

Share with your Muslim friend that even Christians do not believe that man can become God. Jesus was not a man who became God. Jesus is God who came to earth to live with us as a human being.

Ask your Muslim friend: Do you believe that God is all-powerful and nothing is impossible for Him? Would it then be impossible for Him then to come to earth and to take a human form?

It cannot be impossible for God to appear in human form on earth. Muslims acknowledge that angels have the power to do so and appeared to man to give the message of God. If angels can do it, why not the Almighty God? The Quran emphasizes that God can do all things.

003.026 PICKTHAL: Say: O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty unto whom Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is the good. Lo! Thou art Able to do all things.

Muslims also believe that the Quran, which is uncreated and which existed eternally with God, came down to earth in the form of a book.

The great “Imam” of the Sunnis, Abu Hanifa, expressed the orthodox point of view as follows:

The Quran is the word of God, and is His inspired word and revelation. It is a necessary attribute of God. It is not God, but still is inseparable from God. It is written in a volume, it is read in a language, it is remembered in the heart, and its letters and its vowel points, and its writing are all created, for they are the works of men, but God’s word is uncreated. (Kitab al-Wasiyah, p. 77)

The quran QurŸan itself teaches that its written form on earth is merely a reflection of an exact original inscribed in heaven:

Assuredly this is a Majestic Quran (inscribed) in a Preserved Tablet.  Surah 85. 21-22.

Some Muslims think that it is impossible for God to leave His throne and come down to earth. They say if God were to do so, the whole universe would go into chaos.

But the reality is: God did appear on earth to talk to Moses. Moses was not summoned to heaven to talk to God. God came down to talk to Moses. This event was not only recorded in the Bible, it was also recorded in the Quran.

Surah 7:143. When Moses came to the place appointed by Us, and his Lord addressed him, He said: “O my Lord! show (Thyself) to me, that I may look upon thee.” Allah said: “By no means canst thou see Me (direct); But look upon the mount; if it abide in its place, then shalt thou see Me.” When his Lord manifested His glory on the Mount, He made it as dust. And Moses fell down in a swoon. When he recovered his senses he said: “Glory be to Thee! to Thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe.”

Conversation topic: Do you know why it is necessary for God to reveal Himself by coming down in the form of man?

The Quran says that it is necessary to send down a human messenger to earth (and not angels) because the earth is populated with humans and not angels.

017.094
YUSUFALI: What kept men back from belief when Guidance came to them, was nothing but this: they said, “Has Allah sent a man (like us) to be (His) Messenger?”

017.095
YUSUFALI: Say, “If there were settled, on earth, angels walking about in peace and quiet, We should certainly have sssent them down from the heavens an angel for a messenger.”

Likewise, the Bible teaches that when God wanted to reveal Himself to us, He had to take human form in order for humans to understand Him.

(John 1:14 NIV)  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Wasn’t Jesus described as a man in the Bible?

Muslims cannot understand why Christians worship Jesus as God is the fact that they are exposed to many verses in the Bible that talk about the manhood of Jesus.

Explain to your Muslim friend that Christians believe Jesus was fully God and fully man. That is why we can expect to find verses in the Bible that talk about the manhood of Jesus.

John 8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth which I have heard from God.

In the Bible, we could also see that Jesus was subjected to many limitations of a man. He became hungry (Mark 11:12), tired (Matt 8:24), etc.

Isn’t it true Jesus did not teach that He is God?

Share with your Muslim friend that Jesus did teach in many ways that He is God.

Only God is sinless but Jesus is also sinless.

(Mark 10:17-18)  As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” {18} “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.

Jesus taught that only God is without sin and he himself is without sin.

John 8:29,46 “I always do what pleases Him (God). Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me?”

Jesus shared glory with God.

In John 17:5, Jesus asked his Father to “glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”

The Bible teaches that God shares His glory with no one.

(Isa 42:8 NIV)  “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another…

Jesus existed even before Abraham.

(John 8:57-59 NIV)  “You are not yet fifty years old,” the Jews said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!” {58} “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” {59} At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

Jesus can forgive sins

Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, `Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, `Get up and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today. (Luke 5:18-26)

We can all forgive our brother who has wronged against us. We cannot forgive a brother who has sinned against others and against God. Yet Jesus met a man, whom he has never met, and forgave his sins. Everyone protested knowing that only God could do this.

Jesus has life in Himself

In several accounts, Jesus demonstrated His ability to raise the dead (e.g. John 11 – raising of Lazarus).

What is significant is that He raised the dead not with the power of the Father but with the life that is in Himself.

(John 5:21 NIV)  For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.

(John 5:26 NIV)  For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.

The Old Testament teaches that only God is the give of life.

(Deu 32:39 NIV)  “See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life…

(1 Sam 2:6 NIV)  “The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.

Jesus is the Judge

The Bible teaches that only God can judge the world.

(Psa 50:4-6 NIV)  He (God) summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people… {6} And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is judge.

Jesus said that the Father judges no one but all judgment is his.

(John 5:22 NIV)  Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,

Jesus accepted people calling him God

(John 20:27-29 NIV)  Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” {28} Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” {29} Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Some Muslims misunderstood this verse to say that Thomas looked into heaven and made a general proclamation to God. Show your Muslim friend that this was not a general proclamation; Thomas said those words to Jesus as can be seen in verse 28.

Muslim belief about the crucifixion

Muslims do not believe that Jesus was crucified. The verse used to support this conclusion is the one below.

Surah 4:157. That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah.;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-  158. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-

Christians, on the other hand, believe that Jesus died on the cross. Jesus Himself told His disciples that He was going to be killed.

(Mat 17:22-23)  When they came together in Galilee, he (Jesus) said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. {23} They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.”

Conversation point: If God chose not to let Jesus die, why was it necessary for Him to satisfy the Jews by putting another person on the cross? How would a fake crucifixion bring any glory to Allah?

Conversation point: If God is a holy God, why is it all right in this case for God to make it appear like the Jews crucified Jesus and deceive them?

Actually, there is another way to interpret this verse. Surah 4:157 does not deny Jesus’ crucifixion, but simply denies that it was the Jews who were responsible for the crucifixion. The Jews thought they had crucified Jesus, but they were wrong, God was the One who caused Jesus using the Jews as His Instrument. There is Quranic precedent for this interpretation – the victory in the battle of Badr is ascribed to God, not to the actual participants.

“Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And thou (Muhammad) threwest not when thou didst throw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair test from Him.” S. 8:17 Pickthall

The Quran taught that Jesus would die

Conversation topic: Do you know that the Quran teaches that Jesus would die?

And when Allah said: O Isa, I am going to terminate the period of your stay (on earth) (in Arabic, mutawafeeka) and cause you to ascend unto Me and purify you of those who disbelieve and make those who follow you above those who disbelieve to the day of resurrection; then to Me shall be your return, so l will decide between you concerning that in which you differed. Qur’an 3:55

Jesus saying) I did not say to them aught save what Thou didst enjoin me with: That serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord, and I was a witness of them so long as I was among them, but when Thou didst cause me to die (Arabic- tawaffaytani), Thou wert the watcher over them, and Thou art witness of all things. Qur’an 5:117

Not only did the Quran teach that Jesus died, in the Bible, Jesus also told his disciples that he would die and rise again.

(Mark 8:31)  He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.

 

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