I Love Jesus because I am Muslim

Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected three days after his crucifixion. Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday. Prophet Jesus is a key figure in the Muslim creed. He is held in Islam with high esteem as a messenger and prophet from God.

On the occasion of Easter, we invite you to know how Muslims view Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him)

Muslims’ belief must be grounded in the two essential sources of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

One of the beauties of Islam is that people are continually exhorted to search for the truth and ponder upon the many questions of existence in order to strengthen their faith.

Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet of God. He belonged to a long line of prophets, calling people throughout history to the worship of One God. These include such names as Abraham, Moses, David, and Solomon (peace be upon them all) and, like them, he is revered and honored by all Muslims. Whenever they mention the name of Jesus, Muslims will always say, “Peace be upon him.”
Like the accounts in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, the Quran shows that Jesus’ birth was miraculous, but this does not make him a god.

Not only did Jesus have a miraculous birth, but the Quran also tells us that he was born of a virgin mother and that he spoke in the cradle, that he performed miracles, and that he did not die on the cross, nor was he raised back to life after three days.

The Qur’an is quite clear that Jesus was a great prophet, but he was no more than that. So, Jesus (peace be upon him) was a man. He was a truly great man, a prophet, but he was no more than a man. Jesus was not a god. He had a human mother, Mary, and they both ate food in order to live. He did not die on the cross, nor was he raised to life after three days, but he was a man. One of the greatest men, yes. A man with very special gifts, yes. A man whom we revere as a great prophet, yes, but not a god. There is no God but Allah.

 In summary of all this, the Qur’an tells us what God will say to Jesus in the Last Day, when He Almighty calls all people to Himself:  

{And behold! God will say [on the Day of Judgment]: “Oh Jesus, the son of Mary! Did you say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God?” He will say: “Glory to Thee! Never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart, though I know not what is in Yours. For You know in full all that is hidden. Never did I say to them anything except what You commanded me to say: ‘Worship God, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness over them while I lived among them. When You took me up, You were the Watcher over them, and You are a witness to all things.”} (Al-Ma’idah 5:116-11)

Watch this video to see how Muslims love Prophet Jesus.


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