Jesus
Spirits & Prophets
of Islam
Iblis
Gabriel
Adam
Noah
Abraham
Ishmael
David
Muhammad

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The Prophet Jesus (Nabii Isa) was born to the virgin Mary because Gabriel gave Mary God’s divine inspiration. Jesus was born under a dead “tree” that sprang back to life and bore fruit upon his birth [1]. Jesus was immediately able to speak and, therefore, he was capable of defending his mother against slanderers. As Jesus grew older he performed miracles: he healed the lame and the lepers, made the blind see, and brought the dead back to life. God sent Jesus to India, where the Prophet influenced Buddhism and made it gentler [2]. Always, Gabriel watched over Jesus [3] because he was “of those who are granted nearness to Allah” [4].

Despite his numerous miracles the people, and even Jesus’s disciples, remained sceptical that Jesus was a Prophet. Therefore, God sent a golden table down from heaven every morning, and raised it up again every evening, for forty consecutive days. The table had on it a great fish that miraculously satisfied the thousands of people who ate of it; all those who were sick or lame, and ate of the fish, were cured [5]. Jesus’s disciples then preached the Gospels; they each forgot their native language and incredibly were given foreign tongues by God, to which lands they went and advocated the teachings of Jesus [6].

When Jesus was thirty-three he was arrested by the Banu Israil who sentenced him to death by crucifixion [7]. However, although he “was made to appear. . . like one crucified to death upon the cross” [8], Gabriel rescued the Prophet and brought him to heaven; an infidel was crucified in Jesus’s place [9]. The Qur’an says, “they slew him not, nor did they compass his death upon the cross. . . .” [10]. Jesus will return to earth before the final day of judgement “‘to defeat the Antichrist and to kill the Wild Boar, which will bring disaster’” [11].

Jesus:
What The Qur'an says

What The Qur'an
also says about:
Iblis
Gabriel
Adam
Noah
Abraham
Ishmael
David
Muhammad
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