What does Islam say about Jesus?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 What does Islam say about Jesus?

 In Islam Jesus, peace be upon him, was a Prophet of God the same as Noah, Abraham, David, Moses and Muhammad, peace be upon them all. He was a human being, son of Mary and born miraculously without a father. His example is like that of Adam born without a mother or father and so was Jesus, peace be upon him, born without a father. These examples are from the signs of God to show mankind that He, the Almighty, does not need parents to create if He so Wills. Muslims believe in Jesus, peace be upon him, as a Prophet of God; they respect and revere him to the extent that they never mention him simply as Jesus but add the words 'peace be upon him.' There is a full chapter in the Holy Qur'an called “Mary” (Chapter 19).

Mary, may Allah be pleased with her, is considered purest women in the whole world. As for Jesus, peace be upon him, God says in the Qur'an:

By the soul and He (God) Who perfected it and inspired it with knowledge of what is These are the Messengers (which We have sent for the guidance of mankind). We have exalted some above others. To some Allah spoke directly; others He raised in ranks; to Isa (Jesus) the son of Mary, We gave Clear Signs and supported him with the Holy Spirit. Al-Qur'an 2:253

He said, O my Lord! Grant me righteous child as Your special favor; surely , You hear all prayers.

The Qur'an describes the birth of Jesus, peace be upon him, and the miracles as given to him as follows:

  Behold! When the angels said "O Mary! God gives you the good news with a Word from Him that you will be given a son: his name will be Messiah, Isa (Jesus) the son of Mary. He will be noble in this world and the Hereafter; and he will be from those who are very close to God. He will speak to the people in the cradle and in his old age and he will be among the righteous." Hearing this, Mary said, “O my Lord! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?" He replied, “Even so, Allah creates however He wants; whenever He decides to do anything, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is! God will teach your son the Book, the Wisdom, the Torah, and the Injeel (Gospel) and send him forth as a Prophet to the Children of Israel with this message: 'I have brought you signs of my is appointment from your Lord. I will make for you the likeness of a bird from clay; I will breathe into it and, with God's leave, it will become a living bird. I will heal the
tell you what you have eaten and what you have stored in your houses. Surely these are the signs to convince you if you are believers. Al-Qur'an 3:45-49

About the status of Jesus, peace be upon him, God says:

O People of the Book! Do not transgress the limits of your religion. Speak nothing but the Truth about God. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary was no more than a Prophet of God and His Word (Be) which He bestowed on Mary and a Spirit from Him (which took the shape of a child in her womb). So, believe in God and His Prophet and do not say: “Trinity”.” Stop saying that, it is better for you. God is only One Deity. He is far above from the need of having a son! To Him belong all that is in the Heavens and in the Earth. God alone is sufficient for their protection. Al-Qur'an 4:171

While pointing out the innovations and changes made by the Jews and Christians in their religions and their claim about the divinity and crucifixion of Jesus, peace be upon him, the Holy Qur'an has stated the following facts:

They (Jews) went in their unbelief to such an extent that they uttered terrible slander against Mary. They even say: “We have killed the Messiah, Isa (Jesus), son of Mary, the Prophet of God." Whereas in fact, neither did they kill him nor did they crucify him but they thought they did (because the matter was made dubious for them). Those who differ therein are only in doubt. They know nothing about it but follow mere conjectures, for they were not sure that they did actually succeeded in killing Jesus. Nay! The fact is that God raised him up to Himself. God is Mighty, Wise. There are none of the People of the Book but will believe in this before his death; and on the Day of Resurrection Jesus will bear witness against them. Al-Qur'an 4: 156-159

On the Day of Judgment God will ask Jesus, peace be upon him, to testify about his own statements and the misunderstandings attributed to him by the Christians; this dialogue is documented in the Holy Qur'an in the following words:

(On the Day of Judgment) God will ask: “O Isa (Jesus) son of Mary, Did you ever say to the people, “worship me and mother as gods beside Allah (God)?" He will answer: “Glory to You! How could I say what I had no right to say? If I had ever said so, you would have certainly known it. You know what is in my heart, but I know not what is in Yours; for You have full knowledge of all the unseen. never said anything other than what You commanded me to say, that is to worship Lord. I was a witness over them as long them and You are a Witness to everything. If You punish them they surely are your Mighty, Wise." Al-Qur'an 5: 116-118

Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate from the truth after you have guided us, and grant us Your own mercy; You are the Grantor of bounties without measure.

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References: What is Islam? The Institute of Islamic Knowledge, al-quraan.org