The Islamic Perspective on Jesus: Quranic and Sahih Hadith References | Jesus In Islam

Origin of Jesus: Introduction

Jesus In Islam – At the time of the Roman kingdom Before the thousand of years Jesus lived in old Palestine. Mary had inserted him in her body Because Jesus was not born in a typical way. He was the final of numerous religious sages dispatched to the Jews.

Jesus In Islam
Theological Overlap: Similarities between Christianity and Islam

The Holy Mary and Her Role in Islamic Beliefs

 Mary’s mother committed her to the ministry of the Lord, at that time when she was not born. Mary was a noble and pious woman. At an early age, Mary spent a healthy and peaceful time. She was blessed by Allah. Educated Zakiyah brought up Mary and gave her a strong belief in Allah. When she reached a young age She wanted to become even purer for her god. She left her area and moved to the monastery in the east where she might contemplate in privacy and alone.

One day she felt different compared to other days. Gabriel came to her in the shape of a man. She felt fear towards Gabriel because he looked like a stranger. Mary looked at the sky and asked for her safety. He reassured her by saying that God had sent him to bring good news about a son who was without blame. But she refused to accept his agru by saying that when a man never touched er hn how is this Conceivable?

وَاِذۡ قَالَتِ الۡمَلٰٓـئِكَةُ يٰمَرۡيَمُ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ اصۡطَفٰٮكِ وَطَهَّرَكِ وَاصۡطَفٰٮكِ عَلٰى نِسَآءِ الۡعٰلَمِيۡنَ

Gabriel told " This is how God creates what He will:  When he has ordained something He only says  "Be" and it is. 

(Quran, 3: 47)

 When she felt some changes in her body she was scared about the views of people and what they would think when she announced her pregnancy. She cried in this situation.

إِلَىٰ جِذۡعِ ٱلنَّخۡلَةِ قَالَتۡ يَٰلَيۡتَنِي مِتُّ قَبۡلَ هَٰذَا وَكُنتُ نَسۡيٗا مَّنسِيّٗا

And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said, “Oh, I wish I had died before this and was in oblivion, forgotten.”

(Quran 19: 23)

As Gabriel reminded her of the blessings of Allah. As Gabriel reminded her of Allah’s graces, she came upon some cover and a refreshing spring. A baby who was unique in the history of mankind, she gave birth to the baby under the palm tree where she set her home in the hot summer.

In short, words when she turned out to her community she cried.

قَالَتِ الۡمَلٰٓـئِكَةُ يٰمَرۡيَمُ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِّنۡهُ ۖ اسۡمُا الۡمَسِيۡحُ عِيۡسَى ابۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ وَجِيۡهًا فِى الدُّنۡيَا وَالۡاٰخِرَةِ وَمِنَ الۡمُقَرَّبِيۡنَۙ‏

(And when the angels said: 'O Mary! Allah gives you the glad tidings of a command from Him: his name shall be Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary. He shall be highly honored in this world and the Next and shall be one of those near stationed to Allah. 

(Quran 3:45).
فَكُلِيوَٱشۡرَبِي وَقَرِّي عَيۡنٗاۖ فَإِمَّا تَرَيِنَّ مِنَ ٱلۡبَشَرِ أَحَدٗا فَقُولِيٓ إِنِّي نَذَرۡتُ لِلرَّحۡمَٰنِ صَوۡمٗا فَلَنۡ أُكَلِّمَ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ إِنسِيّٗا

So eat and drink and be content. And if you see from among humanity anyone, say, ‘Indeed, I have vowed to the Most Merciful abstention, so I will not speak today to [any] man.’ “

( Quran 19 : 26).

Birth of Jesus in Islam:

Gabriel announces that the son will be  Jesus, the Messiah, and that people would refer to him as a renowned prophet. Mary told that if she is not touched by any man then how she could become a mother of Gabriel replied God has the power to make judgments that happen. Mary, who is experiencing labor pains, is now completely overpowered in the Quran’s tale.

Water was given to her for drinking,  The shade of the tree or rest, and dates were also given to her for enjoyment. Mary took her baby and went to her village and told her elders about the child. people didn’t believe in Mary’s words. They started saying that this is not possible and blamed Jesus ‘ mother. Gabriel had instructed her to take a vow of quiet, but when she looks to the baby Jesus, the child speaks:

He said I'm God's servant. He has given me the Book and made me a prophet. He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined on me the worship and Alms so long as I live: and to be dutiful to my mother and has not made me oppressive and impious. Peace is on me the day I shall die and the day I shall be raised alive.

(Al-Qura'n 19: 30_33)

These words are also included in the miracle Jesus gave the witness about her mother. About Jesus’ birth, there are several Hadiths that Jesus and Mary didn’t cry at birth.

Childhood of Jesus:

Jesus was an extraordinary child.

Several stories reveal various discrepancies and similarities in Islamic writing concerning Jesus’ early years, particularly his time regarding art to length and incidents. Some other narratives show that Jesus was not born in Bethlehem, but was born in Egypt.

The adulthood of Jesus:

Jesus grew up being obedient to his mother and showing great brilliance, compassion, and dedication. He was astonished and was well-regarded by his friends. Jesus professed to be a representative of God and a spokesman for the Israelis.

The initial interpretation of Jesus in Islamic theology is that of a messenger. a person appointed by Allah to serve as both a warning against the worship of idols and a call to repentance for humankind.

On the premise of this, consider all prior prophets from the perspective of Muslim identity. Jesus is viewed as little more than a messenger reiterating an age-old message. Instead of proving his existence, Jesus’ wonders and Quranic designations show that God shares the identical force that drives the teachings of all messengers.

Several Islamic beliefs hold that Jesus’ purpose was limited to the inhabitants of Israel and that several wonders proved his prophetic status. When he reached adulthood, Jesus began to journey and teach across Palestine. Jesus proclaimed that enmity and hostility are defeated by love and charity.

H emphasized that the only things that can give someone redemption in this world and the next are pure and honest trust in the maker and devotion to him. God gave Jesus the power to work miracles to further his mission.

Muslim beliefs about Jesus:

People of many faiths hold a variety of views toward Jesus. Some people believe that he is God and someone believes that he is God’s son. Some claim that he was a very intelligent man. Others don’t even recognize Jesus.

The Quran, the final divine revelation that has been maintained in its original incarnation, and in which God describes the life of Jesus in painstaking depth, is the source of Islam’s stance on Jesus.

Muslims hold the view that God chose Jesus to be his messenger on earth. His birth was remarkable, and he was given the blessing of the amazing wonders of Allah.

In reality, God selected Jesus to convey to people the same cohesive message that other prophets had done. To worship a single God and live a principled life in hopes of being preserved for the hereafter.

Muslims believe that Allah sent a prophet to every society. Just like the prophecies before him, Jesus’ word endured in its initial integrity for a duration of time but the literature he obtained was steadily twisted and his initial appeal to total monotheism got distorted. After the six centuries of Jesus God sent his last prophet to the nation and gave the final book called Quran Majid.

Miracles Of Jesus :

Prophet Jesus, like several previous prophets, used signs and wonders that he performed with God’s approval to establish the veracity of his mission. Wonders that are performed by Jesus are called miracles.

Miracles are referred to in Arabic as Al Mojezah, which is an action that people are not capable of performing.No one, not even the prophets, were ever able to work a miracle on their own without God’s permission. Generally speaking, according to the Holy Quran, no miracle has ever occurred without Allah’s approval.

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلًۭا مِّن قَبْلِكَ مِنْهُم مَّن قَصَصْنَا عَلَيْكَ وَمِنْهُم مَّن لَّمْ نَقْصُصْ عَلَيْكَ ۗ وَمَا كَانَ لِرَسُولٍ أَن يَأْتِىَ بِـَٔايَةٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ فَإِذَا جَآءَ أَمْرُ ٱللَّهِ قُضِىَ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَخَسِرَ هُنَالِكَ ٱلْمُبْطِلُونَ ٧٨

We already sent messengers before you. We have told you the stories of some of them, while others have not. It was not for any messenger to bring a sign without Allah’s permission. But when Allah’s decree comes, judgment will be passed with fairness, and the people of falsehood will then be at ˹total˺ loss.

(Al Qura'n 40:78)

To boost the public belief and enable them to verify and validate the prophets’ claims, the wonders were primarily performed for this purpose.

اِنَّفِىۡ ذٰ لِكَ لَاٰيَةً لَّـكُمۡ اِنۡ كُنۡتُمۡ مُّؤۡمِنِيۡنَۚ‏

Surely this is a sign for you if you are believers. 

( Al Qura'n 3: 49).

The holy Quran makes several mentions of the prophets’ wonders. Even though they were all carried out with God’s approval, the phrase “with Allah’s permission” is only used about the wonders carried out by the prophet There are different miracles that Jesus performed and those are narrated in the Quran.

Speaking In the cradle:

A human newborn must first understand the laws of communication and how people interact with one another before learning to speak.

He starts by mumbling, then learns a few simple phrases from his mother and other people, and finally, between the ages of one and two years, he starts to speak in two to three-sentence chunks.

The first miracle of Jesus was to speak from the cradle without any hesitation. He spoke clearly and fluently by introducing himself.

This miracle served to defend Mary from unjust accusations. Marty would have faced persecution for infidelity absent this miracle. Nonetheless, it is astounding that not even the Gospels mention such a significant and essential miracle.

Making an actual bird:

The second miracle that was performed by Jesus was creating a bird without Clay.

Al Imran and Al Maida tell the miraculous tale of the boy who made birds out of clay and gave them breath. Even though the canon Gospel just briefly mentions this wonder, the same story may be found in a minimum of two Islamic texts.

I create for you out of clay, a figure like that of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah's leave. 

(Al Qura'n 3: 49 5:110)

Giving life to the dead:

A supernatural act results in the death of living things or the resurrection of the deceased. In the holy Quran, the all-powerful God makes revelations.

And what it is  He (Allah) who causes death and gives life. 


This is another miracle of Jesus that was performed with the permission of Allah.

Restoring sight to the blind and the terminally ill:

Jesus was healing those born blinds and the leapers too as indicated in the holy Quran


Christians considered Jesutobes a God. But this idea was wrong and the truth is that no one cañ performed any miracle without the permission of Allah. The Christian thoughts were wrong about Jesus. Sometimes, they called that Jesus God.

Divulging Secrets:

To disclose the secrets of people was one of the miracles of Jesus. Jesus disclosed the secrets of other people and could tell what they ate and did at home with the permission of Allah.

Man cannot describe the unseen but he was the prophet of Allah and he could see by the will of Allah.

A table full of food:

This miracle happened when Jesus was with his companion in preaching the teaching. They had nothing to eat. His companion asked Jesus ” Can your Lord send down to us a table spread with food from heaven?” Jesus said, ” Fear Allah if you are indeed believers”.

His companions replied: ” To eat thereof and satisfy our hearts to be stronger in Faith, and to know that you have indeed told the truth and that we are it, witnesses.”

Jesus Asked Allah:” Oh Lord send us From heaven a food table that there may be for us an Eid and a sign from you.

 Quranic Verses about Jesus:

Surah Al Baqrah

وَلَقَدۡءَاتَيۡنَامُوسَى ٱلۡكِتَٰبَ وَقَفَّيۡنَا مِنۢ بَعۡدِهِۦ بِٱلرُّسُلِۖ وَءَاتَيۡنَا عِيسَى ٱبۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ ٱلۡبَيِّنَٰتِ وَأَيَّدۡنَٰهُ بِرُوحِٱلۡقُدُسِۗ أَفَكُلَّمَا جَآءَكُمۡ رَسُولُۢ بِمَا لَا تَهۡوَىٰٓ أَنفُسُكُمُ ٱسۡتَكۡبَرۡتُمۡ فَفَرِيقٗا كَذَّبۡتُمۡ وَفَرِيقٗا تَقۡتُلُونَ

 And We did certainly give Moses the Torah and followed up after him with messengers. And We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the Pure Spirit. But is it [not] that every time a messenger came to you, [O Children of Israel], with what your souls did not desire, you were arrogant? And a party [of messengers] you denied and another party you killed. 

( Surah Al Baqarah 2: 87)
قُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡنَا وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَىٰٓ إِبۡرَٰهِـۧمَ وَإِسۡمَٰعِيلَ وَإِسۡحَٰقَ وَيَعۡقُوبَ وَٱلۡأَسۡبَاطِ وَمَآ أُوتِيَ مُوسَىٰوَعِيسَىٰوَمَآ أُوتِيَ ٱلنَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمۡ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيۡنَ أَحَدٖ مِّنۡهُمۡ وَنَحۡنُ لَهُۥ مُسۡلِمُونَ

 2 Say, [O believers], “We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”

( Surah Al  Baqrah 2: 136)
تِلْكَ ٱلرُّسُلُ فَضَّلْنَا بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍۢ ۘ مِّنْهُم مَّن كَلَّمَ ٱللَّهُ ۖ وَرَفَعَ بَعْضَهُمْ دَرَجَـٰتٍۢ ۚ وَءَاتَيْنَا عِيسَى ٱبْنَ مَرْيَمَ ٱلْبَيِّنَـٰتِ وَأَيَّدْنَـٰهُ بِرُوحِ ٱلْقُدُسِ ۗ وَلَوْ شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ مَا ٱقْتَتَلَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِنۢ بَعْدِهِم مِّنۢ بَعْدِ مَا جَآءَتْهُمُ ٱلْبَيِّنَـٰتُ وَلَـٰكِنِ ٱخْتَلَفُوا۟ فَمِنْهُم مَّنْ ءَامَنَ وَمِنْهُم مَّن كَفَرَ ۚ وَلَوْ شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ مَا ٱقْتَتَلُوا۟ وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَفْعَلُ مَا يُرِيدُ ٢٥٣

We have chosen some of those messengers above others.1 Allah spoke directly to some, and raised some high in rank. To Jesus, son of Mary, We gave clear proof and supported him with the holy spirit.2 If Allah had willed, succeeding generations would not have fought among themselves after receiving the clear proof. But they differed—some believed while others disbelieved. Yet if Allah had willed, they would not have fought one another. But Allah does what He wills. 

(Surah Al Baqarah 2:253)

Surah Al Imran

اِذۡ قَالَتِ الۡمَلٰٓـئِكَةُ يٰمَرۡيَمُ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِّنۡهُ ۖ اسۡمُهُ الۡمَسِيۡحُ عِيۡسَى ابۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ وَجِيۡهًا فِى الدُّنۡيَا وَالۡاٰخِرَةِ وَمِنَ الۡمُقَرَّبِيۡنَۙ‏

And when the angels said: 'O Mary! Allah gives you the glad tidings of a command from Him: his name shall be Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary. He shall be highly honored in this world and the Next and shall be one of those near stationed to Allah.

فَلَمَّاۤ اَحَسَّ عِيۡسٰى مِنۡهُمُ الۡكُفۡرَ قَالَ مَنۡ اَنۡصَارِىۡۤ اِلَى اللّٰهِ​ؕ قَالَ الۡحَـوَارِيُّوۡنَ نَحۡنُ اَنۡصَارُ اللّٰهِ​ۚ اٰمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ​ۚ وَاشۡهَدۡ بِاَنَّا مُسۡلِمُوۡنَ‏

 And when Jesus perceived their leaning towards unbelief, he asked: 'Who will be my helpers in the way of Allah?' The Disciples said aid: 'We are the helpers of Allah. We believe in Allah,50, and be our witness that we have submitted ourselves exclusively to Allah. 

(Surah Ali Imran 3; 52)
اِذۡ قَالَ اللّٰهُ يٰعِيۡسٰۤى اِنِّىۡ مُتَوَفِّيۡكَ وَرَافِعُكَ اِلَىَّ وَمُطَهِّرُكَ مِنَ الَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡا وَجَاعِلُ الَّذِيۡنَ اتَّبَعُوۡكَ فَوۡقَ الَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡۤا اِلٰى يَوۡمِ الۡقِيٰمَةِ ​​ۚ ثُمَّ اِلَىَّ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡ فَاَحۡكُمُ بَيۡنَكُمۡ فِيۡمَا كُنۡتُمۡ فِيۡهِ تَخۡتَلِفُوۡنَ‏

 (And it was part of His scheme) when Allah said: 'O Jesus! I will recall you51 and raise you to Me and will purify you (of the company) of those who disbelieve, and will set your followers above the unbelievers till the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me, you shall return, and I will judge between you regarding what you differed

(Surah Ali Imran 3; 55)
اِنَّ مَثَلَ عِيۡسٰى عِنۡدَ اللّٰهِ كَمَثَلِ اٰدَمَ​ؕ خَلَقَهٗ مِنۡ تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهٗ كُنۡ فَيَكُون

Surely, in the sight of Allah, the similitude of the creation of Jesus is as the creation of Adam whom He created out of the dust, and then said: 'Be', and he was. 

(Surah Ali Imran 3; 59)
قُلۡ اٰمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ وَمَاۤ اُنۡزِلَ عَلَيۡنَا وَمَاۤ اُنۡزِلَ عَلٰٓى اِبۡرٰهِيۡمَ وَ اِسۡمٰعِيۡلَ وَاِسۡحٰقَ وَيَعۡقُوۡبَ وَالۡاَسۡبَاطِ وَمَاۤ اُوۡتِىَ مُوۡسٰى وَ عِيۡسٰى وَالنَّبِيُّوۡنَ مِنۡ رَّبِّهِمۡ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيۡنَ اَحَدٍ مِّنۡهُمۡ وَنَحۡنُ لَهٗ مُسۡلِمُوۡن

Say: 'We believe in Allah and what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Issac and Jacob and his descendants, and the teachings which Allah gave to Moses and Jesus and other Prophets. We make no distinction between any of them and to Him do we submit. 

(Surah Ali Imran 3; 84)

Surah An Nisa

                     وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا ٱلْمَسِيحَ عِيسَى ٱبْنَ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَاقَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَـٰكِن شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ ۚ وَإِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱخْتَلَفُوا۟ فِيهِ لَفِى شَكٍّۢ مِّنْهُ ۚ مَا لَهُم بِهِۦ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلَّا ٱتِّبَاعَ ٱلظَّنِّ ۚ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ يَقِينًۢا

That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:

وَإِن مِّنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ إِلَّا لَيُؤْمِنَنَّ بِهِۦ قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِۦ ۖوَيَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَـٰمَةِ يَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ شَهِيدًۭا

Every one of the People in the Book will believe in him before his death.1 And on the Day of Judgment Jesus will be a witness against them. 

( 4: 159).
إِنَّآأَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَإِلَىٰ نُوحٖ وَٱلنَّبِيِّـۧنَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِهِۦۚ وَأَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَىٰٓ إِبۡرَٰهِيمَ وَإِسۡمَٰعِيلَ وَإِسۡحَٰقَ وَيَعۡقُوبَ وَٱلۡأَسۡبَاطِ وَعِيسَىٰ وَأَيُّوبَ وَيُونُسَ وَهَٰرُونَ وَسُلَيۡمَٰنَۚ وَءَاتَيۡنَا دَاوُۥدَ زَبُورٗا

Indeed, We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him. And we revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Descendants, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon David, We gave the book [of Psalms]. 

(4: 163)
يَـٰٓأَهْلَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ لَا تَغْلُوا۟ فِى دِينِكُمْ وَلَا تَقُولُوا۟ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ إِلَّا ٱلْحَقَّ ۚإِنَّمَا ٱلْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ٱبْنُ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولُٱللَّهِ وَكَلِمَتُهُۥٓ أَلْقَىٰهَآ إِلَىٰ مَرْيَمَ وَرُوحٌۭ مِّنْهُ ۖ فَـَٔامِنُوا۟ بِٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ ۖ وَلَا تَقُولُوا۟ثَلَـٰثَةٌ ۚ ٱنتَهُوا۟ خَيْرًۭا لَّكُمْ ۚ إِنَّمَا ٱللَّهُ إِلَـٰهٌۭ وَٰحِدٌۭ ۖسُبْحَـٰنَهُۥٓ أَن يَكُونَ لَهُۥ وَلَدٌۭ ۘ لَّهُۥ مَا فِىٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ ۗ وَكَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ وَكِيلًۭا

 O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion1 or say about Allāh except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allāh and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allāh and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. Indeed, Allāh 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 Allāh as Disposer of affairs. 

 لَّن يَسۡتَنكِفَ ٱلۡمَسِيحُ أَن يَكُونَ عَبۡدٗا لِّلَّهِ وَلَا ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ ٱلۡمُقَرَّبُونَۚ وَمَن يَسۡتَنكِفۡ عَنۡ عِبَادَتِهِۦ وَيَسۡتَكۡبِرۡ فَسَيَحۡشُرُهُمۡ إِلَيۡهِ جَمِيعٗا

Never would the Messiah disdain to be a servant of Allah, nor would the angels near [to Him]. And whoever disdains His worship and is arrogant – He will gather them to Himself all together. 


Surah Al Ma’idah

لَّقَدۡكَفَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡمَسِيحُ ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَۚ قُلۡ فَمَن يَمۡلِكُ مِنَٱللَّهِ شَيۡـًٔا إِنۡ أَرَادَ أَن يُهۡلِكَ ٱلۡمَسِيحَ ٱبۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ وَأُمَّهُۥ وَمَن فِي ٱلۡأَرۡضِ جَمِيعٗاۗمُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَاۚ يَخۡلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُۚ وَٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيۡءٖ قَدِيرٞ

They have certainly disbelieved those who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary. Say, “Then who could prevent Allah at all if He had intended to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, or his mother or everyone on the earth?” And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. He creates what He wills, and Allah is over all things competent. 

وَقَفَّيۡنَاعَلَىٰٓ ءَاثَٰرِهِم بِعِيسَى ٱبۡنِ مَرۡيَمَ مُصَدِّقٗا لِّمَا بَيۡنَ يَدَيۡهِ مِنَ ٱلتَّوۡرَىٰةِۖ وَءَاتَيۡنَٰهُ ٱلۡإِنجِيلَ فِيهِ هُدٗى وَنُورٞ وَمُصَدِّقٗا لِّمَا بَيۡنَ يَدَيۡهِ مِنَ ٱلتَّوۡرَىٰةِ وَهُدٗى وَمَوۡعِظَةٗ لِّلۡمُتَّقِينَ

And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous. 

لَقَدۡكَفَرَ الَّذِيۡنَ قَالُوۡۤا اِنَّ اللّٰهَ هُوَ الۡمَسِيۡحُ ابۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ​ ؕ وَقَالَ الۡمَسِيۡحُ يٰبَنِىۡۤ اِسۡرَآءِيۡلَ اعۡبُدُوا اللّٰهَ رَبِّىۡ وَرَبَّكُمۡ​ ؕ اِنَّهٗ مَنۡ يُّشۡرِكۡ بِاللّٰهِ فَقَدۡ حَرَّمَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيۡهِ الۡجَـنَّةَ وَمَاۡوٰٮهُ النَّارُ​ ؕ وَمَا لِلظّٰلِمِيۡنَ مِنۡ اَنۡصَارٍ‏

And surely they disbelieved when they said: 'Christ, the son of Mary, is indeed God'; whereas Christ had said: 'Children of Israel! Serve Allah, Who is your Lord and my Lord.' Allah has forbidden Paradise to those who associate anything with Him in His divinity and their refuge shall be the Fire. No one will be able to help such wrong-doers

(5: 72)
مَّا ٱلْمَسِيحُ ٱبْنُ مَرْيَمَ إِلَّا رَسُولٌۭ قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِهِ ٱلرُّسُلُ وَأُمُّهُۥ صِدِّيقَةٌۭ ۖكَانَايَأْكُلَانِ ٱلطَّعَامَ ۗ ٱنظُرْ كَيْفَ نُبَيِّنُ لَهُمُ ٱلْـَٔايَـٰتِ ثُمَّ ٱنظُرْ أَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ

The Messiah, son of Mary, was not but a messenger; [other] messengers have passed on before him. And his mother was a supporter of truth. They both used to eat food.1 Look how We make clear to them the signs; then look how they are deluded

(Al Quran 5:75)
 إِذۡ قَالَ ٱللَّهُ يَٰعِيسَى ٱبۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ ٱذۡكُرۡ نِعۡمَتِي عَلَيۡكَ وَعَلَىٰ وَٰلِدَتِكَ إِذۡ أَيَّدتُّكَ بِرُوحِ ٱلۡقُدُسِ تُكَلِّمُ ٱلنَّاسَ فِي ٱلۡمَهۡدِ وَكَهۡلٗاۖ وَإِذۡ عَلَّمۡتُكَ ٱلۡكِتَٰبَ وَٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ وَٱلتَّوۡرَىٰةَ وَٱلۡإِنجِيلَۖ وَإِذۡ تَخۡلُقُ مِنَ ٱلطِّينِ كَهَيۡـَٔةِ. ٱلطَّيۡرِبِإِذۡنِي فَتَنفُخُ فِيهَا فَتَكُونُ طَيۡرَۢا بِإِذۡنِيۖ وَتُبۡرِئُ ٱلۡأَكۡمَهَ وَٱلۡأَبۡرَصَ بِإِذۡنِيۖ وَإِذۡ تُخۡرِجُ ٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ بِإِذۡنِيۖ وَإِذۡ كَفَفۡتُ بَنِيٓ إِسۡرَـٰٓءِيلَ عَنكَ إِذۡ جِئۡتَهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَٰتِ فَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مِنۡهُمۡ إِنۡ. هَٰذَآ إِلَّا سِحۡرٞ مُّبِينٞ

The Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission, and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, “This is not but obvious magic.”

(Al Quran 5;110)
إِذۡ قَالَٱ لۡحَوَارِيُّونَ يَٰعِيسَى ٱبۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ هَلۡ يَسۡتَطِيعُ رَبُّكَ أَن يُنَزِّلَ عَلَيۡنَا مَآئِدَةٗ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِۖ قَالَ ٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ

And remember] when the disciples said, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, can your Lord send down to us a table [spread with food] from heaven? [Jesus] said,” Fear Allah, if you should be believers.”

(Al Quran 5: 112)
قَالَ عِيسَى ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ ٱللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَآ أَنزِلۡ عَلَيۡنَا مَآئِدَةٗ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ تَكُونُ لَنَا عِيدٗا لِّأَوَّلِنَا وَءَاخِرِنَا وَءَايَةٗ مِّنكَۖ وَٱرۡزُقۡنَا وَأَنتَ خَيۡرُ ٱلرَّـٰزِقِينَ

Said Jesus, the son of Mary, “O Allah, our Lord, send down to us a table [spread with food] from heaven to be for us a festival for the first of us and the last of us and a sign from You. And provide for us, and You are the best of providers.”

(Al Quran 5;14)
وَاِذۡ قَالَ اللّٰهُ يٰعِيۡسَى ابۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ ءَاَنۡتَ قُلۡتَ لِلنَّاسِ اتَّخِذُوۡنِىۡ وَاُمِّىَ اِلٰهَيۡنِ مِنۡ دُوۡنِ اللّٰهِ​ؕ قَالَ سُبۡحٰنَكَ مَا يَكُوۡنُ لِىۡۤ اَنۡ اَقُوۡلَ مَا لَـيۡسَ لِىۡ بِحَقٍّ​ؕ اِنۡ كُنۡتُ قُلۡتُهٗ فَقَدۡ عَلِمۡتَهٗ​ؕ تَعۡلَمُ مَا فِىۡ نَفۡسِىۡ وَلَاۤ اَعۡلَمُ مَا فِىۡ نَفۡسِكَ​ؕ اِنَّكَ اَنۡتَ عَلَّامُ الۡغُيُوۡبِ‏

And imagine when thereafter Allah will say: 'Jesus, son of Mary, did you say to people: "Take me and my mother for gods besides Allah?"130 and he will answer: "Glory to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right to. Had I said so, You would surely have known it. You know all that is within my mind whereas I do not know what is within Yours. You, indeed You, know fully all that is beyond the reach of human perception.

(Al Quran 5; 116)
مَا قُلۡتُ لَهُمۡ اِلَّا مَاۤ اَمَرۡتَنِىۡ بِهٖۤ اَنِ اعۡبُدُوا اللّٰهَ رَبِّىۡ وَرَبَّكُمۡ​ۚ وَكُنۡتُ عَلَيۡهِمۡ شَهِيۡدًا مَّا دُمۡتُ فِيۡهِمۡ​ۚ فَلَمَّا تَوَفَّيۡتَنِىۡ كُنۡتَ اَنۡتَ الرَّقِيۡبَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ​ؕ وَاَنۡتَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ شَهِيۡدٌ‏

I said to them nothing except what You commanded me, that is: 'Serve Allah, my Lord, and your Lord.' I watched over them as long as I remained among them; and when You did recall me, then You become the Watcher over them. Indeed, You are a Witness to everything.

(Al Quran 5;117)

 Other Quranic Verses about Jesus:

Surah Al An’am

  وَزَكَرِيَّاوَيَحۡيَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَإِلۡيَاسَۖ كُلّٞ مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ

And Zechariah and John and Jesus and Elias – and all were of the righteous. (6;85)

Surah Al Tawbah

ٱتَّخَذُوٓا۟ أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَـٰنَهُمْ أَرْبَابًۭا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلْمَسِيحَ ٱبْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَآ أُمِرُوٓا۟ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَـٰهًۭا وَٰحِدًۭا ۖ لَّآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا سُبْحَـٰنَهُۥ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allāh, and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him. (9: 31)

Surah Maryam

قَالَ إِنِّى عَبْدُ ٱللَّهِ ءَاتَىٰنِىَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ وَجَعَلَنِى نَبِيًّۭا  وَجَعَلَنِى مُبَارَكًا أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُ وَأَوْصَـٰنِى بِٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَٱلزَّكَوٰةِ مَا دُمْتُ حَيًّۭا وَبَرًّۢا بِوَٰلِدَتِى وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْنِى جَبَّارًۭا شَقِيًّۭا

˹Jesus˺ declared, “I am truly a servant of Allah. He has destined me to be given the Scripture and to be a prophet. He has made me a blessing wherever I go and bid me to establish prayer and give alms-tax as long as I live, and to be kind to my mother. He has not made me arrogant or defiant. (19;30)

Surah Al Anbiya

وَٱلَّتِىٓ أَحْصَنَتْ فَرْجَهَا فَنَفَخْنَا فِيهَا مِن رُّوحِنَا وَجَعَلْنَـٰهَا وَٱبْنَهَآ ءَايَةًۭ لِّلْعَـٰلَمِينَ

And (remember) her who protected her private part (that is, Maryam). So, We blew in her (a life) through Our Spirit, and made her and her son (‘Īsā X) a sign for all the worlds. (21;91)

Surah Al Momineen

وَجَعَلۡنَا مَرۡيَمَ وَأُمَّهُۥٓ ءَايَةٗ وَءَاوَيۡنَٰهُمَآ إِلَىٰ رَبۡوَةٖ ذَاتِ قَرَارٖ وَمَعِينٖ

And We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign and sheltered them within a high ground having level [areas] and flowing water. (23;50)

Surah Al Ahzab

إِذۡ أَخَذۡنَا مِنَ ٱلنَّبِيِّـۧنَ مِيثَٰقَهُمۡ  وَمِنكَ وَمِن نُّوحٖ وَإِبۡرَٰهِيمَ وَمُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَى ٱبۡنِ مَرۡيَمَۖ وَأَخَذۡنَا مِنۡهُم مِّيثَٰقًا غَلِيظٗا

And [mention, O Muhammad], when We took from the prophets their covenant and from you and Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus, the son of Mary; and We took from them a solemn covenant. ( 33:7)

Surah Az Zukhruf

وَإِنَّهُۥلِّلسَّاعَةِ فَلَا تَمۡتَرُنَّ بِهَا وَٱتَّبِعُونِۚ هَٰذَا صِرَٰطٞ مُّسۡتَقِيمٞ

And indeed, Jesus will be [a sign for] knowledge of the Hour, so be not in doubt of it, and follow Me. This is a straight path. (43; 61)

Hadiths about Jesus:


Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ أَنَا أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِعِيسَى الأَنْبِيَاءُ أَبْنَاءُ عَلاَّتٍ وَلَيْسَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ عِيسَى نَبِيٌّ

I am most akin to Jesus Christ among the whole of mankind, and all the Prophets are of different mothers but belong to one religion and no Prophet was raised between me and Jesus.

(Sahih Muslim 2365 b)


Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

 عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ رَأَيْتُ عِيسَى وَمُوسَى وَإِبْرَاهِيمَ، فَأَمَّا عِيسَى فَأَحْمَرُ جَعْدٌ عَرِيضُ الصَّدْرِ، وَأَمَّا مُوسَى فَآدَمُ جَسِيمٌ سَبْطٌ كَأَنَّهُ مِنْ رِجَالِ الزُّطِّ ‏"‏‏.‏

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "I saw Moses, Jesus, and Abraham (on the night of my Ascension to the heavens). Jesus was of red complexion, curly hair, and a broad chest. Moses was of brown complexion, straight hair, and tall stature as if he was from the people of Az-Zutt."

(Sahih Al-Bukhari 3438)


Narrated Abu Huraira:

  عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ رَأَى عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ رَجُلاً يَسْرِقُ، فَقَالَ لَهُ أَسَرَقْتَ قَالَ كَلاَّ وَاللَّهِ الَّذِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ‏.‏ فَقَالَ عِيسَى آمَنْتُ بِاللَّهِ وَكَذَّبْتُ عَيْنِي

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Jesus, seeing a man stealing, asked him, 'Did you steal? He said, "No, by Allah, besides Whom there is none who has the right to be worshiped," Jesus said, "I believe in Allah and suspect my eyes."

(Sahih Al-Bukhari 3444)


حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ رَافِعٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، حَدَّثَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنْ هَمَّامِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ، قَالَ هَذَا مَا حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏.‏ فَذَكَرَ أَحَادِيثَ مِنْهَا وَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ رَأَى عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ رَجُلاً يَسْرِقُ فَقَالَ لَهُ عِيسَى سَرَقْتَ قَالَ كَلاَّ وَالَّذِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ عِيسَى آمَنْتُ بِاللَّهِ وَكَذَّبْتُ نَفْسِي

Abu Huraira reported hadith Allah (ﷺ) (and one of them was) that Allah's Messenger said Jesus son of Mary saw a person committing theft; thereupon Jesus said to him:
You committed theft. He said: Nay. By Him, besides Whom there is no god (I have not committed theft). Thereupon Jesus said: I affirm my faith in Allah It is my self that deceived me.

(Sahih Muslim 2368)


In Islamic thought, Jesus is a prophet who’s sent by Allah to the people of Israel. He birth was extraordinary and his mother Maryam gave birth to him. Muslim strongly believe on Jesus and his book that was given by Allah.

FAQ – Jesus in Islam?

Why is the mother of Jesus significant in Islam?

A woman whose name is mentioned in the Quran is mary. Not only mary but her parent’s name is also mentioned in the Quran. Her mother, as described in the Quran, was a steadfast worshiper who prayed to God for a son so that she may devote him to a temple. She prayed to God, and He heard her, but He did not grant her request. Mary, who would become the mother of Jesus, was therefore given to her. The birth of Jesus is regarded as extraordinary in Islam and the sole instance of its kind in recorded existence.

Why are additional miracles important?

All those miracles are also important like others because each miracle has a specific purpose. When Mary took the baby to her people they didn’t faith then Jesus spoke and answered the people’s questions.

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