The teachings of Islam reject the idea that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Muslims say Jesus is only a man and not God. If we’re to follow the path that leads to the truth we must scrutinize all until we can come to a conclusion.
Does the Qur’ān and Hadith reject the idea that Jesus is God? All Sunni Muslims accept both the Qur’ān and Sunnah of Muhammad. The following passages oppose the Islamic idea of who Jesus Christ is.
Jesus is Holy (Pure)
There’s not a single person on earth who is Holy, the Arabic says that Allah would give a pure son (لَكِ غُلَـٰمًۭا زَكِيًّۭا). God is the only one who can be pure and holy, we all are sinners and are in need of God. Here Jesus is called Holy and Pure,1 if He’s only a man like us all how can he be free from sin? Unlike Muhammad who is called a sinner in Qur’ān 47:19; 48:2.
Jesus is a Creator
In Islam one of the five pillars is that there’s only one God, this is also known as the Shahada.
The belief in one Allah is the central tenet of the Islamic faith, around which all else revolves. Muslims are continuously reminded of this foundational belief, in the recital of the Shahada (shahadah) during each of the five daily prayers, as well as many more pivotal moments of a Muslim’s life.SHAHADA (SHAHADAH) – A PROFESSION OF FAITH
The problem is that God should be the only Creator, yet in the Qur’ān we read that Jesus is also a Creator even if Allah granted it to him. In Qur’ān 23:12-14 Allah confirms this saying he’s “the best of the creators” meaning he’s not the only creator. This is problematic because Allah is causing people to believe that Jesus is God as he can create life from nothing, only something God can do.
3:49 “… I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah. And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead … And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. …”
Notice Jesus says “I” (personal pronoun) will design a bird from clay and he breathed life into the bird, not only that but he has the ability to cure blindness, lepers and raise the dead back to life. He also knows what you have in your homes and can tell you what you eat without being there. That’s called being omniscient which is the state of knowing everything, only God can know everything.2
According to merriam-webster.com the definition of omniscient:
1) having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight
2) possessed of universal or complete knowledge
Dajjal Compared to Messiah
For Muslim’s Allah alone is their Lord but here in the Hadith we have Muhammad warning Muslims of the Dajjal who is the false messiah. Muhammad goes on to describe him and compares him to the real Messiah (Isa) and making the distinction that the Dajjal has one eye while the true Messiah has more than one eye.
This is the only difference between the two, this is why Muhammad says “if you are confused about him” this is how you can distinguish between the two by their eyes. The problem is Muhammad says the Muslims Lord is not one eyed.3
If Allah is not a man then why does Muhammad compare him to the Dajjal? This can only mean he’s calling Isa the messiah God as only God is Lord.
Even in their own Islamic books we have evidence of the deity of Christ, the Qur’ān says he’s pure, can heal sickness and create life. And last but not least is called Lord in their Hadith. In contrast Muhammad who Muslims claim is the seal/greatest of the prophets is never called pure, has no miracles and cannot create life like Jesus can. It’s obvious that the truth of Jesus cannot be kepted from going forth, even when it comes to a satanic religion like Islam.
We love Muslims and want them to come to know the real Jesus Christ of the Bible. He offers eternal life to anyone who’s willing to humble themselves, may their eyes be opened to the truth.
1 “A second account of the Annunciation also can be found in sura 3:37– 47: “Recall when the angel said, ‘Oh Mary, God has chosen you and purified you, and chosen you above the women of the world.’” And “Oh Mary, be obedient to your Lord, prostrate yourself, and bow to those who bow.” And a little later in sura 3: “Remember when the angel said, ‘God gave you tidings of a word from himself whose name is Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, a famous one in this world and the next. One of those brought near to God.’” In the same sura, there are a number of other verses related to Mary and Jesus: “And he will speak to the people in the cradle, and as a grown man. One of the righteous shall he be.”” Vicchio, S., & Birch, B. C. (2008). Biblical figures in the islamic faith. Wipf & Stock Pub. p. 133
2 “Then Jesus turned twelve. The first miracle of his witnessed by people occurred when his mother was staying at the home of an Egyptian dignitary. A treasure was stolen from him while only poor people were living in his house, yet he did not accuse them. Mary was saddened by that dignitary’s misfortune. When Jesus noticed his mother’s sadness at the misfortune of their host, he asked her, ‘Oh mother, would you like me to guide him to his property?’ She said, ‘Yes, my son.’ He then said, ‘Tell him to assemble the poor men of his home;’ whereupon Mary told the dignitary, and he assembled them. When they were assembled, Jesus approached two of them, one blind, the other crippled. He put the cripple on the shoulder of the blind man and said to him, ‘Stand up with him.’ The blind man said, ‘I am too weak.’ Jesus replied, ‘How then were you able to do that yesterday?’ When they heard his words, they forced the blind man to get up with the cripple. When he stood up carrying the other, the cripple plunged to the window of the treasury. Jesus said, ‘This is how they cheated the landlord yesterday; the blind man used his strength, and the cripple his eyes.’ The cripple and the blind said, ‘He is right.’ And they returned the property to the dignitary.” Barker, G. A., & Gregg, S. E. (2010). Jesus beyond Christianity: the classic texts. Oxford University Press. pp. 104, 105
3 This is what the Muslims believe about the Messiah ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (peace be upon him). Al-Bukhaari (3435) and Muslim (28) narrated from ‘Ubaadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever bears witness that there is no god but Allaah alone, with no partner or associate, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, and that ‘Eesa is His slave and Messenger, a word which Allaah bestowed upon Maryam and a spirit created by Him, and that Paradise is real, and Hell is real, Allaah will admit him through whichever of the eight gates of Paradise he wishes.” islamqa.info (2003, May 24) APA citation. The Muslims’ Beliefs Concerning the Messiah ‘Eesa ibn Maryam. Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/43148/the-muslims-beliefs-concerning-the-messiah-eesa-ibn-maryam