Jesus in the Quran
A Muslim group recently put up billboards in Sidney, Australia claiming that Jesus is a Prophet of Islam. The Quran refers to Jesus in 15 chapters and mentions Jesus by name twenty-five times.
This means Muslims believe in Jesus, right?
Muslims believe in the Jesus of the Quran. Muslims do not believe in the Jesus of history. Muslims believe in what Muhammad said about Jesus. Muslims don’t believe and study what eyewitnesses recorded Jesus to have taught and did. This is problematic for at least two reasons.
- Muhammad came hundreds of years after Jesus.
- The Quran denies Jesus death on the cross.
There are correspondences between what Muslims and Christians believe about Jesus (e.g. Jesus’ Virgin Birth). But the differences make it evident that Muslims believe in a Jesus that never lived and died in history.
Do you know what the name “Jesus” means? If so, then you will know this is another major difference between Christianity and Islam.
Here’s an interview with Diaa Mohamed, is the founder of Mypeace: