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What Do Muslims Believe about Jesus alaihissalam?

Muslims respect and revere Hazrat Isa (Jesus) alaihissalam. They consider him one of the greatest of God's messengers to mankind. The Qur'an confirms his virgin birth, and a chapter of the Qur'an is entitled 'Maryam' (Mary). The Qur'an describes the birth of Jesus as follows:

(Remember) when the angels said: "O Mary, God gives you good news of a word from Him (God), whose name is the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, revered in this world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (to God). He will speak to the people from his cradle and as a man, and he is of the righteous." She said: "My Lord, how can I have a child when no mortal has touched me?" He said: "So (it will be). God creates what He wills. If He decrees a thing, He says to it only, 'Be!' and it is."

(Qur'an, 3:45-47)

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Jesus alaihissalam was born miraculously by the command of God which had brought Adam alaihissalam into being without a father. God has said:

The case of Jesus with God is like the case of Adam. He created him from dust, and then He said to him, "Be!" and he came into being.
(Qur'an, 3:59)

During his prophetic mission, Jesus alaihissalam performed many miracles. God tells us that Jesus alaihissalam said:

"I have come to you with a sign from your Lord. I make for you the shape of a bird out of clay, I breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by God's permission. I heal the blind from birth and the leper. And I bring the dead to life by God's permission. And I tell you what you eat and what you store in your houses...."

(Qur'an, 3:49)

Muslims believe that Jesus was not crucified. It was the plan of Jesus' alaihissalam enemies to crucify him, but God saved him and raised him up to Him. And the likeness of Jesus alaihissalam was put over another man. Jesus' alaihissalam enemies took this man and crucified him, thinking that he was Jesus alaihissalam. God has said:

...They said: "We killed the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of God." They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but the likeness of him was put on another man (and they killed that man)...

(Qur'an, 4:157)

Neither Muhammad peace be upon him  nor Jesus alaihissalam came to change the basic doctrine of the belief in one God, brought by earlier prophets, but rather to confirm and renew it.

Muslims also believe that God revealed a holy book to Jesus alaihissalam called the Injeel, some parts of which may be still available in the teachings of God to Jesus in the New Testament. But this does not mean that Muslims believe in the Bible we have today because it is not the original scriptures that were revealed by God. They underwent alterations, additions, and omissions.

This was also said by the Committee charged with revising The Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version). This Committee consisted of thirty-two scholars who served as members of the Committee. They secured the review and counsel of an Advisory Board of fifty representatives of the co-operating denominations. The Committee said in the Preface to The Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version), p. iv: "Sometimes it is evident that the text has suffered in transmission, but none of the versions provides a satisfactory restoration. Here we can only follow the best judgement of competent scholars as to the most probable reconstruction of the original text." The Committee also said in the Preface, p. vii: "Notes are added which indicate significant variations, additions, or omissions in the ancient authorities (Mt 9.34; Mk 3.16; 7.4; Lk 24.32, 51, etc.)."

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