Yes, Muslims believe in Jesus Christ as a prophet and messenger of God. In Islamic belief, Jesus, or Isa in Arabic, is considered one of the greatest prophets and messengers of God, along with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Muhammad.
Muslims believe that Jesus was born miraculously to the Virgin Mary, and that he performed many miracles, such as healing the sick and bringing the dead back to life, by the permission of God.
Muslims also believe that Jesus was not crucified, but instead, he was raised up to God and will return at the end of time to defeat the Antichrist and establish peace and justice on earth.
What does the Quran says about Jesus Christ?
The Quran, which is the holy book of Islam, mentions Jesus Christ, or Isa in Arabic, numerous times and provides important information about his life and mission. Here are some of the key points about Jesus in the Quran:
- The miraculous birth of Jesus: The Quran describes how Mary, the mother of Jesus, was visited by the Angel Gabriel and told that she would conceive a child without a human father. Mary was a virgin, and she was surprised and afraid, but she submitted to the will of God. The Quran says:
“And [mention] when the angels said, ‘O Mary, indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds. O Mary, be devoutly obedient to your Lord and prostrate and bow with those who bow [in prayer].’ That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal to you, [O Muhammad]. And you were not with them when they cast their pens as to which of them should be responsible for Mary. Nor were you with them when they disputed.” (Quran 3:42-44)
- Jesus as a prophet and messenger of God: The Quran teaches that Jesus was a prophet and messenger of God, sent to the people of Israel to guide them to the truth. He was given a message of monotheism, which is the belief in the oneness of God, and he called on his people to worship God alone. The Quran says:
“The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, ‘Three’; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.” (Quran 4:171)
- The miracles of Jesus: The Quran mentions several miracles performed by Jesus, such as healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, and bringing the dead back to life. However, the Quran emphasizes that Jesus performed these miracles by the permission of God, and not on his own power. The Quran says:
“And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that 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 – by permission of Allah. And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.” (Quran 3:49)
- The crucifixion of Jesus: The Quran teaches that Jesus was not crucified, but instead, he was raised up to God. The Quran says:
“And [for] their saying, ‘Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.’ And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain. Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Quran 4:157-158)
- The return of Jesus: The Quran teaches that Jesus will return to the earth before the