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If Jesus was killed by the Romans why is the Catholic faith is based in Rome?
According to Islam Jesus wasn’t killed. I would just like to give you a sum up of
the Islamic view of Jesus and the main answer to your question is at the end.
Muslims look at Jesus Christ as a great Prophet of God and love and respect him as much as they love and respect Abraham, Moses and Muhammad. Christians on the other hand consider Jesus as God or son of God. The Jews reject Jesus as a Prophet of God and call him an impostor.
The essence of Islam, which is the willing submission to the will of God without associating partners with Him as Almighty God is One, the Most High above the heavens watching over His creation, nothing happens except by His permission. He is the Most Wise and Just in His Degree. He can not be questioned, rather He will question us.
The essence of Islam, which is the willing submission to the will of God, was revealed to Adam who passed it on to his children. All following revelations to Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and finally Muhammad were in conformity with that message in addition to some elaboration to define the relation between Man and God, man and man, man and his environment, and to live according to God’s instructions. Thus, any contradiction among revealed religions is viewed by Islam as a man-made element introduced into these religions. The position of Jesus in the three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, should not be an exception.
35. (Remember) when the wife of 'Imrân said: "O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your Place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing."
36. Then when she delivered her [child Mary)], she said: "O my Lord! I have delivered a female child," - and Allâh knew better what she delivered, - "And the male is not like the female, and I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge with You (Allâh) for her and for her offspring from Satan, the outcast."
37. So her Lord (Allâh) accepted her with goodly acceptance. He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zachariya. Every time he entered Al-Mihrâb to (visit) her, he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: "O Mary! From where have you got this?" She said, "This is from Allâh." Verily, Allâh provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit." (3:35-7)
GLAD TIDINGS AND JESUS'S BIRTH
When Mary became a woman, the [Holy Spirit] the Archangel Gabriel appeared to her as a man bringing her the news of a son. We read the following dialogue in the Qur'an between Mary and the angels:
When the angels said, 'Mary. God gives you good tidings of a Word from Him whose name is Messiah Jesus, son of Mary; high honored shall he be in this world and the next, near stationed to God. He shall speak to men in the cradle, and of age, and righteous she shall be.' 'Lord', said Mary, 'how shall I have a son seeing no mortal has touched me? 'Even so' he said, 'God creates what He will.' When He decrees a thing He does but say to it, "Be", and it is.' (3:45-7)
Mary conceived the child miraculously and retired to a distant place where she awaited her delivery. The Qur'an in a chapter entitled 'Mary’ tells us how Mary felt and what the Jews told her when she brought the child home:
She conceived him and withdrew with him to a distant place. And the birth pangs surprised her by the trunk of the palm-tree. She said, 'would I had died before this. and become a thing forgotten.' The one from below her called to her, 'Do not grieve; see, your Lord has set below you a rivulet. Shake also toward you the palm trunk. and there shall come tumbling upon you dates fresh and ripe. Eat therefore, and drink, and be comforted; and if you should see any mortal, say. "I have vowed to the All-Merciful a fast, and today I will not speak to any man." Then she brought the child to her folk carrying him; and they said, ‘Mary, you have surely committed a monstrous thing. Sister
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Sister of Aaron, your father was not a wicked man, nor was your mother a woman unchaste.' Mary pointed to the child. but they said, 'How shall we speak to one who is still in the cradle, a little child?' He said, 'Lo, I am God's servant; God has given me the Book and made me a Prophet. Blessed he has made me, wherever I may be; and he has enjoined me to pray. and to give the alms, so long as I live, and likewise to cherish my mother; he has not made me arrogant or wicked. Peace be upon me, the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I am raised up alive.' (19:22-23)
NOT THE SON OF GOD
In the same chapter, following the above quotation, God assured Muhammad and the whole world that what was mentioned above is the truth about Jesus although the Christians might not believe it. Jesus is not the son of God. He was, obviously enough, the son of Mary. The verses continue:
That is Jesus, son of Mary, in word of truth, concerning which they are doubting. It is not for God to take a son unto Him. Glory be to Him! When He decrees a thing. He but says to it "Be". and it is. (19:34-5)
The Qur’an recognizes the fact that Jesus had no human father but this does not make him the son of God or God Himself. By this criterion Adam would have been more entitled to be the son of God because he had neither a father nor a mother. So the Qur'an draws attention to the miraculous creation of both in the following verse:
Truly the likeness of Jesus, in God's sight, is as Adam's likeness; He created him of dust. then said He unto him, "Be", and he was. (3:59)
And (remember) when Allâh (God) will say (on the Day of Resurrection): "O (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say unto men: 'Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allâh?' ”He will say: "Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner self though I do not know what is in Yours, truly, You, only You, are the All Knower of all that is hidden and unseen.
"Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allâh) did command me to say: 'Worship Allâh, my Lord and your Lord.' And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them, but when You took me up, You were the Watcher over them, and You are a Witness to all things. (This is a great admonition and warning to the Christians of the whole world).
"If You punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily You, only You are the Almighty, the All Wise."
Allâh will say: "This is a Day on which the truthful will profit from their truth: theirs are Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise) - they shall abide therein forever. Allâh is pleased with them and they with Him. That is the great success (Paradise).
To Allâh belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is therein, and He is Able to do all things. Qur’an Chapter 5: 116- 120
* JESUS RAISED TO HEAVEN
It is a sad fact of history that not many follow "the straight path", to which people were called by Jesus. He was followed by a few disciples who were inspired by God to support him. Not only that, but the non-believers plotted (as they did to Muhammad six centuries later) to kill Jesus, but God had a better plan for him and his followers as the Qur'an tells us in the following verses:
And when Jesus perceived their unbelief, he said, 'who will be my helpers in the cause of God? The Apostles said, 'we will be helpers of God.' We believe in God; be witness of our submission. Lord, we believe in that you have sent down, and we follow the Messenger. Inscribe us therefore with those who bear witness.' And they devised, and God devised, and God is the best of devisers. When God said, 'Jesus, I will take you to me and will raise you to Me, and I will purify you of those who do not believe. I will set your followers above the unbelievers till the Resurrection Day. Then unto Me shall you return, and I will decide between you, as to what you were at variance on. As for the unbelievers, I will punish them with a terrible punishment
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punishment in this world and the next; they shall have no helpers.' (3:52-6)
As the above verses indicate, Jesus was raised to heaven before he died.
This means that according to the Qur'an he was not crucified. It was the plan of
the enemies of Jesus to put him to death on the cross, but God saved him and
somebody else was crucified. This plot and the false accusation of Mary are
considered by the Qur'an to be some of the sins of the non-believing Jews. All
this is clear in the following quotation:
And because of their (Jews) disbelief and uttering against Mary a grave false charge (that she has committed illegal sexual intercourse);
And because of their saying (in boast), "We killed Messiah (Jesus), son of Mary, the Messenger of Allâh," - but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of Jesus was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not Jesus, son of Mary
But Allâh raised him Jesus up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allâh is Ever All-Powerful, All Wise.
And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), but must believe in him Jesus, son of Mary, as only a Messenger of Allâh and a human being], before his Jesus or a Jew's or a Christian's] death (at the time of the appearance of the angel of death). And on the Day of Resurrection, he Jesus will be a witness against them. (4:156-9).
Who was the person crucified instead of Jesus? The Qur'an does not elaborate on this point nor does it give any answer to this question. The interpreters of the Qur'an have suggested a few names. But all these are individual guesses not supported by the Qur'an or the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.
This means that Jesus will come back before the Day of Judgement. Again the Second Coming is not clearly mentioned in the Qur'an. However, the explanators of the Qur'an understood the last verse of the above quotation: And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), but must believe in him Jesus, son of Mary, as only a Messenger of Allâh and a human being], before his Jesus or a Jew's or a Christian's] death (at the time of the appearance of the angel of death). And on the Day of Resurrection, he Jesus will be a witness against them. (4:156-9).
, to mean that Jesus will come back and all the Christians and the Jews will believe in him before he dies. This understanding is supported by authentic sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.
1. The oneness and universality of God's message requires that people accept all the messengers of God. Rejecting one of them amounts to rejecting them all. The Jews reject Jesus's mission and Muhammad's mission; the Christians reject Muhammad's mission; whereas the Muslims accept them all, but reject incorrect historical interpretations and human elements in these missions.
2. Because of the Qur'an, Muslims love and respect Jesus as they love and respect the Prophet Muhammad. Moreover, the Qur'an reports some of Jesus's miracles which are not reported in the present gospel. For example, the Qur’an tells that Jesus spoke in the cradle and was able to tell people what they ate or treasured in their houses, to mention just a few.
3. It is common knowledge that the divinity of Jesus was introduced by Saint Paul and his followers and was established on the dead bodies of millions of Christians through history which evoked the Castillo's well-known remark "To burn a man is not to prove a doctrine."
4. The choice of the present four gospels was imposed in the conference of Nicea 325 C.E. under the auspices of the pagan Emperor Constantine for political purposes. Literally, hundreds of gospels and religious writings were considered apocrypha, i.e. books of doubtful authenticity. Some of those books were written by Jesus's disciples. If they were not more authentic than the four gospels they were of equal authenticity. Some of them still are available
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Some of those books were written by Jesus's disciples. If they were not more authentic than the four gospels they were of equal authenticity. Some of them still are available such as the Gospel of Barnabas and the Shepherd of Hermas which agree with the Qur’an.
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According to the Quran Almighty God says in His last Testament regarding Jesus;
Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of 'Imran,
above the 'Alameen (mankind and spirits of their times). Offspring, one from the
other, and Allah is the All-Hearer, All-Knower." (Qur'an 3: 33-34)
(Allah is the name for the Almighty in arabic)
Jesus is from the family of Imran.
When Mary's mother, the wife of 'Imran, was pregnant, she made a vow: "(Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said: 'O My Lord (Allah)! I have vowed
to You what is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all
worldly work; to serve Your Place of Worship), so accept (this), from me. Verily,
You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing". (Qur'an 3: 35-36)
Allah accepted her invocation, and Mary was born and kept under the care of
Prophet Zachariah, as Allah, Most Glorified, had ordained:
"So her Rabb (Allah) accepted her with goodly acceptance. He made her grow
in a good manner and put her under the care of Zachariah. Every time he
entered Al-Mihraab (a praying place or a private room) to (visit) her, he found
her supplied with sustenance. He said: 'O Mary! From where have you got
this?' She said, 'From Allah'. Verily, Allah provides sustenance to whom He
will, without counting." (Qur'an 3: 37)
Allah chose her above all the women of her lifetime:
"And (remember) when the angels said: 'O Mary! Verily, Allah has chosen you,
purified you (from polytheism and disbelief), and chosen you above the women
of Al-'Alameen (mankind and spirits of her lifetime)." (Qur'an 3: 42)
The Good News
The angels brought Mary the good news about the birth of a "Word" from Allah.
The Word was Be! And he was! Jesus, son of Mary:
Remember) when the angels said: 'O Mary! Verily, Allah gives you the glad
tidings of a Word ("Be!"-and he was! i.e. Jesus the son of Mary) from Him, his
name will be the Messiah Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world
and in the Hereafter, and he will be one of those who are near to Allah. He will
speak to the people in the cradle and in manhood, and he will be one of the
righteous." (Qur'an 3: 45-46)
THIS VERSE IN THE QURAN IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION
The "Word" is not God, it is a Word from God, spoken by Him; it is the Word
“Be”- and he was! i.e. Jesus is a creation by the Command of Allah: Be! This
means he is not part of Allah. He, Most Glorified, does not partition Himself into
any thing or any being.
Jesus: No Human Father!
Adam: No Human Father or Mother!
A Miraculous Creation
Mary received the news. She raised the question:
"She said: ' O My Rabb (Lord)! How shall I have a son when no man has touched
me?" He said: "So, (it will be), for Allah creates what He wills. When He has
decreed something. He says to it only: "Be!"-and it is." (Qur'an 3: 47)
Such Miraculous creation does not make him a "son of God." Adam had neither a
father nor a mother. So, should we give him a “Special Divinity”? No one says this.
Thus ponder what Allah said concerning Adam and Jesus, peace be upon them
"Verily, the likeness of Jesus in Allah's Sight is the likeness of Adam. He
created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!"-and he was. (This is) the
truth from your Rabb, so be not of those who doubt." (Qur'an 3: 59-60)
And Allah does not beget. He, Most Exalted, says in the Qur'an (19: 88-95):
"And they say: "The Most Beneficent (Allah) has begotten a son (or offspring or
"Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil thing."
"Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split asunder, and the
mountains fall in ruins."
"That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most Beneficent
"But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most Beneficent (Allah) that He
should beget a son (or offspring or children)."
"There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the Most
Beneficent (Allah)as a slave."
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