Who is Jesus in Islam? | Blog
Published: December 22, 2022 • Updated: October 20, 2023
Author: Yaqeen Institute
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
So who is Jesus in Islam? Here are 8 things to know:
1. He comes from a lineage of prophets.
“The best of women was Mary.”
2. His birth was miraculous.
“It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us” [Qur’an, 19:21].
“Do not be sad… eat, drink and be comforted” [Qur’an, 19:23-26].
“Verily, I am the servant of God. He has given me the book and made me a prophet” [Qur’an, 19:29-33].
3. He is the Messiah.
4. He is the Word from God.
5. He is the Spirit from God.
6. He is the bearer of miracles.
7. He is the servant of God and the bearer of the Gospels.
“Jesus said, ‘Verily, God is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him; that is the straight path’” [Qur’an, 3:51].
“Blessed is he whose speech is the remembrance of God, whose silence is reflection, and whose observation is a lesson; who controls his tongue, whose house is sufficient, who weeps for his sins, and from whose evil the people are safe.”
“God will say, ‘O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?’ He will say, ‘Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen’” [Qur’an, 5:116].