Intellectual Challenge to the Christian Beliefs (2)

Posted: May 23, 2008 in Christianity, Islam
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This section groups all the discourses appearing in Al-Mizan that provides an intellectual challenge to the Christian doctrines. The aim is not to attack these beliefs but to invite the Christians and other readers in kind exhortation to understand each other better.

The position of ‘Isa (Jesus) before Allah

It is not meet for a man that Allah should give him the Book and the Judgment and Prophethood, then he should say to men: “Be my servants rather than Allah’s;” but rather (he would say): “Be worshippers of the Lord because of your teaching the Book and your reading (it yourselves)”. Or that he should enjoin you that you should take the angels and the prophets for lords; what! would he enjoin you with unbelief after you are Muslims (Submitting Ones)? (Qur’an, 3:79-80)

‘Isa (Jesus) was a servant of Allah and a prophet (vide 19:30); a messenger to the Children of Israel (vide 3:49); was one of the five most high prophets, bringing a new law and a Book, i.e., Gospel (vide 5:46; 33:7; 42:13); Allah named him the Messiah, ‘Isa (Jesus) (vide 3:45); he was the Word of Allah, and a Spirit from Him (vide 4:171); an Imam (vide 33:7); one of the witnesses of deeds (vide 4:159; 5:117); he brought the good news of the Messenger of Allah (vide 61:6); was worthy of regard in this world and the hereafter, and one of those who are made near to Allah (vide 3:45); was one of the chosen progenies (vide 3:33); one of the selected and righteous ones (vide 6:85-87); was made blessed wherever he might be, and purified; was a sign to the people, a mercy from Allah, and dutiful to his mother; greeted himself with peace (vide 19:19-33); and was among those whom Allah taught the Book and the Wisdom (vide 3:48).

These twenty-two characteristics from the stations of friendship and guardianship of Allah, give the gist of the attributes, which Allah has used to praise this honored prophet and to raise his rank. These may be divided into two categories:

(1) The acquired ones, like servitude, righteousness and nearness to Allah;

(2) Those bestowed by Allah as His special grace.
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  2. paarsurrey says:

    Quote from you post:
    The position of ‘Isa (Jesus) before Allah
    It is not meet for a man that Allah should give him the Book and the Judgment and Prophethood, then he should say to men: “Be my servants rather than Allah’s;” but rather (he would say): “Be worshippers of the Lord because of your teaching the Book and your reading (it yourselves)”. Or that he should enjoin you that you should take the angels and the prophets for lords; what! would he enjoin you with unbelief after you are Muslims (Submitting Ones)? (Qur’an, 3:79-80) Unquote

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    Hi
    I agree with you. I have been telling about this to the CatholicsProtestants that it is a sin on the part of Jesus to claim divinity which he actually never calimed. It is for this that Muslims prohibit Christian not to believe in divinity of Jesus and Mary; they were both absolved of this sin. This concept has been invented by Paul at Rome.

    Jesus did no die on Cross; he died in India and his soul was exalted to heavens/skies. He would come again not physically but in the metaphoric form; like it has already been don in the form of the PromisedMessiah 1835-1908.

    You could happily differ with me.

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    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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