Jesus Al-Masih in the Qur’an

Isa Al-Masih (PBUH) – Jesus The Messiah

The Qur’an proclaims that Allah sent down the Book (Qur’an), the Taurat (Torah or the Law of Moses) and the Injeel (Gospel of Jesus):

Surah 3:3 -It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Taurat (Torah or the Law of Moses) and the Injeel (Gospel of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).

If the Qur’an states that all of these books were given by Allah in truth, then all 3 books must be read and believed by all Muslims and not just the Qur’an only which book is to “confirm what went before it” as stated above.  

Isa (Jesus) is called the “Al-Masih” in the Qur’an which is translated as “The Messiah” which means the “The Anointed” of God.  Marium (Mary) is addressed and told that Allah gives her good news with a Word from God whose name is the Al-Masih (The Messiah), Isa (Jesus) who is worthy of regard (great honor) in this world and the hereafter.

mariam_and_isaSurah 3:45 – When the angels said: O Marium, surely Allah gives you good news with a Word from Him (of one) whose name is the Messiah [Al-Masih], Isa son of Marium, worthy of regard in this world and the hereafter and of those who are made near (to Allah). 

So the Qur’an confirms beyond any doubt that Isa (Jesus) is Al-Masih (The Messiah), the Anointed One of God.  As such He is more than a prophet and in truth The Messiah which both God and Jesus Himself confirm in the Injeel (Gospel). According to the Qur’an, Isa (Jesus) is to be held in regard ( great honor) in this world and the hereafter.

The Injeel (Gospel) confirms that Isa (Jesus) was the “Word” of God made flesh.

Injeel (Gospel) of John 1:14 – And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The Qur’an confirms the virgin birth of Isa (Jesus):

Surah 3:47 – She [Marium] said, ‘My Lord! How can I and whence shall I have a child while no man has yet touched me (in conjugal relationship)?’ (The Lord) said, ‘Such are the ways of Allâh, He creates what He will. When He decrees a thing He simply commands it, “Be” and it comes to be.’ 

Since no man had touched Marium (Mary), Isa (Jesus) did not have an earthly man as a father.  If the Qur’an states that God “created” Him by “decree” and “command”, then God is the Father of Isa (Jesus) and as such, Isa (Jesus) is God’s own created Son.

isa_bringing_heavenly_foodThe Injeel (Gospel) confirms that Jesus is the Son of God:

Injeel (Gospel) of Mark 1:1 – The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 

If this appears to contradict the rest of the Qur’an, then the Qur’an would appear to contradict itself. Remember that the Qur’an states that it confirms what went before it in the Injeel (Surah 3:3).

The Qur’an states that the Books (scriptures) were given to Moses and to Isa (Jesus) and the prophets and makes no distinction between one and another among them.

Surah 3:84 – Say: “We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam).”

The Qur’an clearly instructs those in doubt to go and ask those who have been reading the Book (Scripture) before them. This is no doubt referring to the Jews and the Christians to whom was given the Taurat (Torah or the Law of Moses) and the Injeel (Gospel of Jesus) before this as written and confirmed in Surah 3:3 as noted above.

Surah 10:94 – So if you are in doubt, about that which We have revealed to you, then ask those who have been reading the Book (Scripture) before you. The truth has certainly come to you from your Lord, so never be among the doubters.

In the entire Qur’an there are:

  • 114 Chapters and 6666 verses.
  • Three Surahs (chapters) are named after references to Isa (Jesus).
  • Isa (Jesus) is named 46 times and mentioned in 15 Surahs (chapters) and 93 verses.
  • Marium (Mary) is the only woman mentioned in the Qur’an. She is named 40 times and Chapter 3 is called “Family of Marium” and Chapter 19 is called “Marium”.
  • Muhammed is named 39 times but none of his family.
  • Isa (Jesus) is called Al-Masih (The Messiah) 11 times.
  • Both Muhammed and Isa (Jesus) are called prophets but only Isa (Jesus) is called Al-Masih (Messiah) and not Muhammed.


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Franciscus M. Dartee

Grow in Faith | Walk in Power


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