What does Islam teach about Jesus and his Mother?
Jesus taught the same eternal message that was taught by all the Messengers of God, from Adam, through Noah, Abraham, Moses and ending with the mission of the last Post of God for humanity, Muhammad (peace be upon them all), whose coming was foretold by Jesus himself.
Some people say that he was a prophet, others call him god, while others say that he was a very wise man. But whatever your idea, one thing remains certain: he was no ordinary man.
Jesus lived about 2,000 years ago in ancient Palestine when the Roman Empire was at its peak. It was not conceived in the usual way, but it was implanted in the womb of a young woman named Maria. God simply ordered, “Be” and he was. In that sense, he was “a word” from God and a special sign for humanity. In fact, he was the last of a long line of religious guides sent to the Jews.
Mary the Blessed One
Maria was a fair woman. Her mother dedicated her to the service of God even before she was born. As a child, she lived a life marked by health and justice, which others pointed out in awe. She was created by the wise Zacharias, who instilled in her a beautiful sense of faith in God. When she became a young woman, Mary sought to purify herself even more before her Lord. Knowing that the confusion of city life was a distraction, she withdrew from her people to a sanctuary in the East. There she could meditate in isolation and peace. Suddenly, on a day that seemed no different from the rest, an angel of God visited her, disguised as a human. Fearing such a strange sight, Mary prayed for protection, but the strange being reassured her and declared that he was a messenger from the Lord to announce the welcome of an impeccable son. Mary, amazed, she asked how it was possible, since no man had touched her. But the angel replied: “Your Lord says, it is easy for me….” But when she felt the little child inside her, she fled her sanctuary for fear of what her family would do or say when they heard the news. Maria, however, was not to face difficulties. When in her desperation she cried out to God for oblivion, a voice soothed her and she found the cool shadow. Under a palm tree dated in the late summer heat, she made her home and brought the child there unlike any other in human history. he fled his sanctuary for fear of what his family would do or say when they heard the news. Maria, however, was not to face difficulties. When in her desperation she cried out to God for oblivion, a voice soothed her and she found the cool shadow. Under a palm tree dated in the late summer heat, she made her home and brought the child there unlike any other in human history. he fled his sanctuary for fear of what his family would do or say when they heard the news. Maria, however, was not to face difficulties. When in her desperation she cried out to God for oblivion, a voice soothed her and she found the cool shadow. Under a palm tree dated in the late summer heat, she made her home and brought the child there unlike any other in human history.
Shortly thereafter, Mary returned to her community carrying the boy who would be called Messiah, Jesus and the son of Mary. When her people saw her with the baby in her arms, they could not believe her eyes, much less accept her word. They refused to believe it when she spoke of an angel who came and said that she was chosen above all other women to carry this burden. They accused her of infidelity and implied that she had ruined the family name. Maria, being overwhelmed, simply made a gentle gesture to the child.
The Miraculous Life of Jesus
Now the child was the product of a miracle and, consequently, miraculous things began to happen. In defense of his mother and the truth, the baby Jesus spoke, said: “I am a servant of God. He gave me Scripture and made me a Prophet. He blessed me wherever I am and made prayer and charity my duty as long as I live. ” This put the detractors at rest.
During his youth, Jesus remained obedient to his mother and developed rapidly in intelligence, wisdom and godliness. He spread what he learned and was greatly admired by those around him who appreciated his talents. He claimed to be a sign of God and a Messenger to the Israelites.
His people had withdrawn from the spirit of truth and placed their trust in legalism, thus burying their sense of mercy under dusty scrolls and rituals. Finally, when he reached his age, Jesus began to travel and preach across the land of Palestine about a return to the truth of ancient revelations and a rejection of everything that man had added. In his task, he was supported by the spirit of truth, the angel Gabriel.
The Gospel your message
Muslims believe in Jesus’ message about the unity of God, before it was changed.
He taught that love and mercy overcome hatred and anger and that only true and sincere faith in the Creator and obedience to His will can bring a person’s salvation in this life, as well as the next.
To reinforce his message, which was called “Injeel” (Good News), God granted him miracles. He healed the sick, raised the afflicted and raised the dead. All these things he did with God’s permission, never taking credit for themselves.
He led a simple and godly life. Soon he attracted an intimate circle of devout followers who listened to his teachings with fervor and humility. These disciples, including Peter, Barnabas and John, helped him carry the message of Divine Love to the people. They helped him on his mission.
A test of wills
But no righteous person from God is without judgment and tribulation. As Jesus’ message began to gain greater acceptance, a small group of hypocrites and bad men began to conspire against him. They were the priests and leaders of the Jews, whose position and wealth depended on their place as the sole interpreters of religion for the masses. They chased him and his followers and eventually captured him. Although they abused him, he never renounced his faith in the one God. So in their anger they conspired to crucify him on a Roman cross.
Muslims believe that the end of time Jesus will return, in Damascus, today Syria.
But Jesus slipped from his grip at the last moment, and all the time they thought they had succeeded. They were certain that they had killed him, but God answered Jesus’ prayer and saved him from his schemes. The confusion overtook the crowd and they could have killed the man who betrayed Jesus instead. In any case, Jesus escaped his hands. So God removed Jesus from this world to another dimension, to a place with Him, so as not to return later.
With their teacher gone, devout followers of Jesus tried to maintain the purity and simplicity of his teachings. But they were soon surrounded and hit by a flow of Roman and Greek influences, which finally buried and distorted Jesus’ message that only a little bit of his truth remains. The strange doctrines of Jesus taught the same eternal message that was taught by all the Messengers of God, from Adam, through Noah, Abraham, Moses and ending with the mission of God’s last envoy to humanity, Muhammad ﷺ Whose coming was predicted by Jesus himself.
Jesus was one of God’s servants.
Every nation and every people, from the Aztecs to the Greeks, received a Prophet or a Messenger from God. Jesus was the last of a series of Messengers sent to the Israelites, but they always strayed from the path of surrender to God.
“I am indeed a servant of God, He gave me revelation and made me a prophet, and He made me blessed wherever I go and commanded me to pray and charity as long as I live” [Holy Quran 19: 30- 31]
Jesus being a god-man, of God dying, of holy worship and of God being composed of different parts came into vogue and were accepted by many of those who took the name “Christians” centuries after Jesus.
The only records that come to us about Jesus are outlined, poorly researched and compiled biographical material, which in no way can be representative of the complete and accurate message of Jesus, the Son of Mary. The time for the final and incorruptible message was not yet close. It would be left to God’s last prophet, Muhammad ﷺ, to clarify the truth of man’s additions and removal.
Each of the many messengers spoke a different language and followed different customs. However, the central faith taught by each one was the same: surrender your imperfect and inconstant will to the perfect will of Power that is greater than you. You will then find the peace and freedom that only the Creator of all things can provide. Then you must do what is right and good for your fellow men. This way of life is called Islam (surrender to God and peace).