QUOTES FROM ISLAMIC HOLY BOOK ABOUT BIRTH
AND LIFE OF ISA (Jesus) (With accompanying comments by respondents)
Islam Acknowledges the miracle of Isa, son of Maryam
(Jesus) birth: that Jesus' birth was miraculous without human
intervention and was announced to the Virgin Mary by an angel.:
[Maryam 19:20] She (Mary) said: How can I have a son when no mortal hath
touched me, neither have I been unchaste?
[Maryam 19:21] He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me.
And (it will be) that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a
mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained.
[Maryam 19:22] And she conceived him (Jesus), and she withdrew with him to a
[Maryam 19:27] Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They
said: O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing.
[Maryam 19:28] O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was
thy mother a harlot.
[Maryam 19:29] Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one
who is in the cradle, a young boy ?
[Maryam 19:30] He (Jesus) spake: Lo! I am the slave of Allah. He hath given
me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet,
[Maryam 19:31] And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath
enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive,
[Maryam 19:32] And (hath made me) dutiful toward her who bore me, and hath
not made me arrogant, unblest.
[Maryam 19:33] Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the
day I shall be raised alive!
[Maryam 19:34] Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the
truth concerning which they doubt.
Comments Here Quran records the first miracle of Jesus, who being
still a baby, spoke as an adult to the kins of Mary who were accusing
her of unchastity, since she had a child without being married to a man.
Jesus defends her innocence and declares that he is the slave of Allah,
who blessed him and appointed him to be a prophet. Then he prophesied
about his own life saying : " Peace on me the day I was born, and the
day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!" Therefore, Jesus was to
die and to be raised alive.
[an-Nisa' 4:157] And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son
of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it
appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in
doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a
conjecture; they slew him not for certain.
[an-Nisa' 4:158] But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty,
[Al-Imran 3:55] (And remember) when Allah said: O Jesus! Lo! I am gathering
thee and causing thee to ascend unto Me, and am cleansing thee of those
who disbelieve and am setting those who follow thee above those who
disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection.
Al-Imran here contradicts what was said previously by denying that Jesus
was crucified, died, and was raised alive from the dead! He alleges that
Jesus was rather taken up to heaven, "but it appeared so unto them" (the
disciples) that Jesus was crucified.
[al-Baqarah 2:87] And verily We gave unto Moses the Scripture and We caused a
train of messengers to follow after him, and We gave unto Jesus, son of
Mary, clear proofs (of Allah's sovereignty), and We supported him with
the Holy Spirit.
[al-Baqarah 2:253] Of those messengers, some of whom We have caused to excel
others, and of whom there are some unto whom Allah spake, while some of
them He exalted (above others) in degree; and We gave Jesus, son of
Mary, clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) and We supported him with
the Holy Spirit.
[an-Nisa' 4:171] O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion
nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son
of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed
unto Mary, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His
messengers, and say not "Three" - Cease! (it is) better for you! - Allah
is only One God. Far is it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He
should have a Son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in
the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.
[al-Ma'idah 5:17] They indeed have disbelieved who say: Lo! Allah is the
Messiah, son of Mary.
[al-Ma'idah 5:72] They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son
of Mary. The Messiah (himself) said: O Children of Israel, worship
Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Lo! whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah,
for him Allah hath forbidden paradise. His abode is the Fire.
[Maryam 19:35] It befitteth not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should take
unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith
unto it only: Be! and it is.
[at-Taubah 9:30] And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the
Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying
with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of
old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them.
The Holy Book says that God bestowed on Jesus the Holy Spirit, exalted
him above other prophets in degrees, and gave him clear proofs of
Allah's sovereignty (i.e. miracles), but islam seem to deny the Holy
Trinity and denies that Jesus is the Son of God.
[al-Baqarah 2:53] And when We gave unto Moses the Scripture and the criterion
(of right and wrong), that ye might be led aright.
[an-Nisa' 4:163] Lo! We inspire thee as We inspired Noah and the prophets
after him, as We inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and
the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as We
imparted unto David the Psalms;
[al-Ma'idah 5:46] And We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow in their
footsteps, confirming that which was (revealed) before him in the Torah,
and We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein is guidance and a light,
confirming that which was (revealed) before it in the Torah - a guidance
and an admonition unto those who ward off (evil).
[al-Hadid 57:27] Then We caused Our messengers to follow in their footsteps;
and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow, and gave him the Gospel,
and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him.
The Holly book of islam says that he follows the line of revelation of all the previous
prophets, including Moses, Job, Jonah, David, Solomon, and Jesus.
However, Islam rejects the authority of the Hebrew and Christian Holy
Scriptures. This debunking of the Bible is based on the allegations that
it has been corrupted from the original and deviated from the truth.
This is the reason why God finally sent his last and ceal of all
prophets, Muhammad, to bring humanity back to the straight path. Islam
ignores any archeological or historical scholarship that proves that the
Bible is authentic and unaltered.
[Al-Imran 3:45] (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth
thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus,
son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the hereafter, and one of
those brought near (unto Allah).
[Al-Imran 3:46] He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood,
and he is of the righteous.
[Al-Imran 3:47] She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath
touched me ? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what He will. If
He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is. [Al-Imran
3:48] And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom, and the Torah and
[Al-Imran 3:49] And will make him a messenger unto the Children of Israel,
(saying): Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion
for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it
is a bird, by Allah's leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the
leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah's leave. And I announce unto you
what ye eat and what ye store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily is a
portent for you, if ye are to be believers.
[al-Ma'idah 5:110] When Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember My favour
unto thee and unto thy mother; how I strengthened thee with the Holy
Spirit, so that thou spakest unto mankind in the cradle as in maturity;
and how I taught thee the Scripture and Wisdom and the Torah and the
Gospel; and how thou didst shape of clay as it were the likeness of a
bird by My permission, and didst blow upon it and it was a bird by My
permission, and thou didst heal him who was born blind and the leper by
My permission; and how thou didst raise the dead by My permission; and
how I restrained the Children of Israel from (harming) thee when thou
camest unto them with clear proofs, and those of them who disbelieved
exclaimed: This is naught else than mere magic;
[al-Ma'idah 5:114] Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Allah, Lord of us! Send down for
us a table spread with food from heaven, that it may be a feast for us,
for the first of us and for the last of us, and a sign from Thee. Give
us sustenance, for Thou art the Best of Sustainers.
[al-Ma'idah 5:115] Allah said: Lo! I send it down for you. And whoso
disbelieveth of you afterward, him surely will I punish with a
punishment wherewith I have not punished any of (My) creatures.
[az-Zukhruf 43:63] When Jesus came with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty),
he said: I have come unto you with wisdom, and to make plain some of
that concerning which ye differ. So keep your duty to Allah, and obey
The Holly book describes the miraculous virgin birth of Jesus, how he spoke
from his cradle as in maturity, fashioned a bird of clay and breathed on
it to give it life (this is reminiscent of the Genesis account of the
creation of Adam! Is not Jesus the Word of God by whom all things were
made?), brought food down from heaven to feed the multitudes, healed the
blind and the lepers, and raised the dead! Who can do these things other
than He who come from God? No other prophet before or after Jesus has
done anything close to this.
[Al-Imran 3:37] And her Lord accepted her (Mary) with full acceptance and
vouchsafed to her a goodly growth; and made Zachariah her guardian.
Whenever Zachariah went into the sanctuary where she was, he found that
she had food. He said: O Mary! Whence cometh unto thee this (food) ? She
answered: It is from Allah. Allah giveth without stint to whom He will.
[Al-Imran 3:42] And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee
and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of
[at-Tahrim 66:12] And Mary, daughter of 'Imran, whose body was chaste,
therefore We breathed therein something of Our Spirit. And she put faith
in the words of her Lord and His scriptures, and was of the obedient.
The Holly books here believes that Mary, as a child, was sent angels
from God to feed her in the temple's sanctuary, that she was pure and
chaste, and that God has preferred her above all the women of creation
and has given her of "Our Spirit" (meaning the Holy Spirit).
Islam never claims
anything remotely close to Mary's virtues for his mother.
[as-Saff 61:6] And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I
am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed)
before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who
cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come
unto them with clear proofs, they say:
Comment This is mere magic. The Holy Scriptures and Sacred Tradition
of the Christian Church has never even remotely taught that Jesus
predicted the coming of a prophet after Him. On the contrary, Jesus
taught that false prophets and wolves will come after Him to tear apart
the flock of His sheep. These contradictions, taken verbatim from the
Quran, are very dramatic. They point to conflicting accounts about who
Jesus is and what He did. The most overwhelming inconsistency is the
affirmation that Jesus was to die and to be raised alive in one verse,
and the denial that he ever was crucified in another remote verse, but
was rather taken up to heaven. Could the word of God, which was dictated
to Muhammad directly by the angel Gabriel, be in error? Would God make
mistakes and change His mind? On the other hand, all four Gospels,
written by four different witnesses, concur on the events of Jesus'
life, death, and resurrection. Could it be that Muhammad started out
earlier in his public life by accepting part of the Christian Gospel,
when he himself had few followers, was persecuted, and fled to Medinah,
but later reversed his opinions when he sensed an opportunity for
establishing his own religion and kingdom, after his first successful
battles at defeating his enemies and returning as victor to Mecca? Is it
unthinkable or impossible for the All-Mighty God to enter His creation
and become incarnate, the Maker of this vast universe? God can do all
things and is absolutely sovereign, even according to Islam. Muhammad,
as a mortal man like many others before and after him, was interested in
all the usual enticements that appeal to ambitious leaders: power, fame,
authority, women, wealth. On the other hand Jesus is unparalleled in all
humanity on account of his birth, life, death, and resurrection, being
disinterested in common pursuits, keeping His eyes on the eternal
kingdom which He promised to establish and which He is capable of
delivering, having shown clear proofs in His life on earth of His
sovereignty over the elements of nature, sickness, life, and death. His
life and deeds were prophesied with great accuracy centuries before His
birth. Is it not plausible that He is the author and fulfillment of all
these prophesies? As for me, I confess, after many careful years of
learning from life and books, and after continuous and honest
soul-searching, that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of the
Living God, the Only-Begotten of the Father before all ages, eternally
reigning and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit, the
God-man, the Incarnate Word of God, uniting divine nature and human
nature in one Person, the Logos, the Second Person of the All-Holy,
Consubstantial, Tri-Personal, Triune, and Undivided Trinity. He took on
human flesh and made it His own, without change, confusion, or
separation of the divine and human natures, both operating
simultaneously without diminution or alteration in the One Person, the
Logos (this is the Orthodox Christian Faith of the Apostles, confirmed
and defined at the fourth Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon, Asia Minor,
Hazrat Maryam ,
the mother of Hazrat Isa
was unique, in that she gave birth to a son by a special miracle,
without the intervention of the customary physical means. This of
course does not mean that she was more than human, any more than her son
was more than inhuman. She had as much need to pray to Almighty Allah
as anyone else. The Christian dogma, in all sects except Unitarian,
holds that Jesus was Allah and the son of Allah. The worship of Maryam
became the practice in the Roman Catholic Church, which calls Maryamthe
mother of Allah. All these are baseless and false claims as has been
clarified by the verses of the Holy Quraan mentioned in this context.
May Almighty Allah give us all the true and proper understanding.
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When Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary!
Remember My favour unto thee and unto thy mother; how I strengthened thee
with the Holy Spirit, so that thou spakest unto mankind in the cradle as
in maturity; and how I taught thee the Scripture and Wisdom and the Torah
and the Gospel; and how thou didst shape of clay as it were the likeness
of a bird by My permission, and didst blow upon it and it was a bird by My
permission, and thou didst heal him who was born blind and the leper by My
permission; and how thou didst raise the dead by My permission; and how I
restrained the Children of Israel from (harming) thee when thou camest
unto them with clear proofs, and those of them who disbelieved exclaimed:
This is naught else than mere magic;