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JESUS (PBUH) IN ISLAM

The Old Testament

“[The Bible] has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.” —Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth, Vol. II Let’s begin by putting “two of every sort (of animal) into the ark,”...

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The New Testament

Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read’st black where I read white. —William Blake, The Everlasting   Gospel Of course, Blake’s sentiment in the quote above is nothing new. The New Testament contains enough inconsistencies to have spawned a dizzying...

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Muslim Prayer Postures Found in the Bible

Prayer holds a very important place in the religion of Islam. It is the second pillar of faith and the act of ritual prayer is performed five times every day. There is great power entrenched in the postures of prayer not the least of which is that it establishes and...

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Christian Healing Miracles – An Exposé

(part 1 of 2): What is a Healing Miracle? The word miracle has become so common place in today’s language that it is often used to refer to something as ordinary as individual good fortune. The Merriam Webster online dictionary defines a miracle as “an extraordinary...

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90 Verses says: Jesus is not God

All four Gospels record Jesus as saying, “Blessed are the peace-makers; they will be called sons of God.” The word ‘son’ cannot be accepted literally because in the Bible, God apparently addresses many of his chosen servants as ‘son’ and ‘sons.’ The Hebrews believed...

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Jesus Freaks

When I was a child, growing up in the sixties and seventies just a few blocks away from the notorious Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, I was surrounded by the hippie movement. It was a “turn on, tune in, drop out” age of sexual freedom, cultural revolution...

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How We as Muslims Celebrate Christ

(part 1 of 2) We as Muslims share with the Jewish and Christian communities many points of commonality. These include: belief in God, belief that He revealed scriptures to humanity and sent a succession of prophets. The Qur'an, we notice, addresses the Jews and...

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Where is the “Christ” in “Christianity?”

Religious scholars have long attributed the tenets of Christian faith more to Paul’s teachings than to those of Jesus. But as much as I would like to jump into that subject, I think it best to back up and take a quick, speculative look at the Old Testament. The Old...

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Jesus – A Prophet of God

Muslims Love Jesus Jesus is a figure who is loved and revered by billions of people the world over, yet there is much confusion surrounding the status of this colossal personality. Muslims and Christians both hold Jesus in high regard but view him in very different...

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Jesus Christ – Son of God?

(part 1 of 2): The Meaning of “Son of God” “One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.” —Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar Son of God, son of David, or son of Man? Jesus is identified as “son of David”...

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Jesus’ Greatest Commandment

The man was a teacher. He taught the Law of Moses. He was impressed to see Jesus answering the questions of hypocrites and heretics with wisdom: “One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked...

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Jesus in Islam

(part 1 of 3) The Islamic view of Jesus lies between two extremes. The Jews, who rejected Jesus as a prophet, called him an imposter, while the Christians, on the other hand, considered him to be the son of God and worship him as such. Islam considers Jesus to be one...

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