Prophet Jesus

Jesus (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30 / 33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Old Testament. The Muslims believe Jesus to be a Prophet like Moses before him.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 1 month ago

According to Islamic theology, every being that is not Allah is a created being that is not eternal or infinitely pre-existing. This includes angels and spirits and other non-visible or non-human beings. In fact, in this regard, one can say it is the main difference between Islamic and Christian theology.

According to Shi'i theology, there is a phase of existence that was "before" the material world (for instance, where the light of the Prophet (S) was created), however that phase was also created and everyone and everything in it was also created.

(Not sure if that answer helps!)

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

The evidence of the prophet hood of Muhammad (SAWA) are too many but Quran and Ahlul Bayt (AS) are the greatest evidence. Any human being who uses his senses will see when reading Quran and the sayings of Ahlul Bayt (AS) that it is miraculous and it can never come from any human being with out link with or support from Allah.

The prophet hood of Jesus (AS) was proven by many miracles which can never be denied by sensible human being. Some people have enmity against Jesus and his mother which is the reason of denying his prophet hood.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Prophet Easa (Jesus) (AS) was raised by Allah (SWT) when his enemies tried to kill him, and he is living in the sky since then. We have in the books that he is worshiping Allah in the second sky with the angles.

He will come back to this earth with Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) and will be one of his supporters and will pray behind him.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 4 months ago

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all the disciples of Jesus, peace be upon him, were Muslims. Amongst them, one of the most prominent was Sham'un al-Safa (Saint Peter) who have been said to have preached in Rome and be buried there.

With prayers for your success.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 5 months ago

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Muslims believe that 'Isa Ibn Maryam, peace be upon him, was a humble servant of Allah, the Messiah, and one of His prophets and messengers. This is confirmed by the Qur'an who explicitly denies the notions of trinity and incarnation present in mainstream Christian doctrine.

The Qur'an says: "Indeed they have disbelieved those who say:- Allah is the Messiah son of Maryam-" (5:72) and "Indeed they have disbelieved those who say:- Allah is the third of the three-" (5:73). In fact "the Messiah son of Maryam was only a Messenger" (5:75).

Mainstream Christianity believe that Allah was incarnated in a human being, 'Isa Ibn Maryam, who they think to be "God made flesh" but such notion is not only rejected by the Qur'an and Muslims, it also cannot be proven by the Scriptures themselves as no "Gospel of Jesus" reached us in its original form.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Baptism is an old practice came from ancient cultures including Hinduism and idol worshipers. It is claimed among Christians that Prophet John baptized Prophet Jesus but there is no authentic evidence available. We do not have any evidence that any prophet was ever baptized.

Islam does not allow acts which have no evidence.

You should not take any part in any worshiping practice which has no authentic evidence.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 7 months ago

Jesus (A) was unusual, given that he was not created in the same way as other human beings, so he could be considered as a special case. 

Anyway, it is not necessary to marry in Islam. One is allowed to marry or not to marry. What one should not do is forbid marriage or tell people that it is religiously better to be celibate. 
 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 7 months ago

We do not have a narration that prophet Isa (AS) got married. On the contrary, we have narrations that Isa (AS)  did not have wife or children.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 7 months ago

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the Qur'an does not approve the belief that Allah has taken to Himself a son. It says: "They said:- The Most-Gracious has taken to Himself a son-. Say:- You have uttered something hideous-. The heavens are about to burst on account on that, and the earth about to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in pieces because they have ascribed a son to the Most-Gracious whereas it does not behove the Most-Gracious that He should take to Himself a son" (19:88-92).

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 8 months ago

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Jesus ('Isa in Arabic) was not God but a slave and a prophet of Allah (5:72 and 19:30). 

He was not killed and crucified but he was made to resemble as such (4:157).

He was taken by Allah and raised to Him (3:55 and 5:117).

Some of his disciples were among his true followers and true believers while others opposed him (61:14).

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 8 months ago

Good question!

Shi'i texts give the following dates on the Islamic lunar calendar for the birth of Jesus:

(a) 10 Muharram. From the chain of narration from 'Ali ibn al-Hasan, from Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allah ibn Zurarah, from al-Bizanti, from Aban ibn 'Uthman, from Kathir al-Nawa', from Abu Ja'far [al-Baqir] (A). He said: "The Day of Ashura is the day that Jesus the son of Mary (A) was born on." [Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 14, p. 206] <- Personally I think this is less likely, but it's there.

(b) 25 Dhu al-Qa`dah. From Ibn al-Walid, from al-Saffar, from Ibn 'Isa ibn Hashim, from al-Washa', from [Imam] al-Rida (A). He said: "The night of the 25th of Dhu al-Qa`dah is when Ibrahim (A) and Jesus (A) were born." [Also Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 14, p. 206]

Historians say that Jesus was born around 5 BC, which would correspond to -645 / -646 AH. So, this would correspond to either 22 October (10 Muharram -645 AH) or 8 September (25 Dhu al-Qa`dah -646 AH).

 If one takes 1 AD as the date of birth of Jesus (since the year 0 AD is not used in the calendar), it would be August 20th (10 Muharram -639 AH) or July 7th (25 Dhu al-Qa`dah -640 AH).

In either case, the resulting date is not 25 December. 

That being said, I don't think there are any historians who argue that Jesus was actually born on 25 December; it is just the time of the year that the birth was eventually commemorated on. Also, the specific date on which Christmas has been celebrated has historically varied between countries. 

(Disclaimer: It is possible that these calendarical conversions are somewhat off since there have been some adjustments to the Gregorian calendar in the past couple thousand years, however they should provide a rough estimate of dates.)

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

Allah, The Glorious, (SWT) has rescued him from the mob and raised him to the sky.( Sura 4, verses 157 and 158).

Allah (SWT) has ordained that Prophet Easa (AS) will come back to the earth and support and pray behind Imam Al-Mahdi (AS). This fact has been mentioned in Hadeeths narrated in Shia and Sunni books like :

1. Kaniz al-Ommaal , vol 6, page 30.

2. Yanabee’ al-Mawaddah by Al-Qondoozi al-Hanafi, 469.

3. Saheeh Ibn Hibban.

4. al-Tabaraani in Al-Mo’jam.

5. Hashiyat al-Fathbal-Mubeen.

6. Al-Sawa’q al-Mohriqah. And many other Sunni books.

Wassalam.