Isa Ibn Maryam – Jesus, Son of Mary
Book: Bible / Injeel
Timeline: 2000 years ago approximately
To begin with, Grand-mother of Jesus (pbuh) forms an integral part of his life so we commence his life by a brief mention of his GrandMother.
Hanna, the Grandmother of Jesus (pbuh), loved pious life and had a keen desire to have a pious child. She vowed that her child would be dedicated to the service of the church (synagogue). In due course she gave birth to a girl who was named Mary. During those days only males were dedicated to the service of the church. Nevertheless, due to her vows that she had made earlier, she dedicated Mary, her only child, to the service of the church.
Let me continue the rest of the story from the book of thy Lord:
[19:17] And relate the story of Mary as mentioned in the Book, when she withdrew from her people to an eastern place;
[19:18] And screened herself off from them. Then WE sent OUR angel to her and he appeared to her in the form of a well proportioned man.
[19:19] She said, `I seek refuge with the Gracious God from thee if indeed thou dost fear HIM.’
[19:20] The angel said, `I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may give thee glad tidings of a righteous son.’
[19:21] She said, `How can I have a son when no man has touched me, neither have I been unchaste?’
[19:22] The angel said, `Thus it shall be.’
But says thy Lord, `It is easy for ME; and WE shall do so that WE may make him a Sign unto men, and a mercy from US, and it is a thing decreed.’
[19:23] So she conceived him, and withdrew with him to a remote place.
Surely, the case of Jesus with Allah is like the case of Adam: He created him out of dust, then He said to him, ‘Be’ and he was.
[3:49] “And He [God] will teach him [Jesus] the Book and the Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel;
[3:50] “And will make [Send] him as a Messenger to the children of Israel with the Message: …
[3:51] ‘…I come fulfilling that which is before me, namely, the Torah; and to allow you some of that which was forbidden unto you; and I come to you with a Sign from your Lord; so fear Allah and obey me.
Even in the Holy Bible He says the very same:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled (Matthew 5:17-18).
The Holy Qur’an continues…
…‘I come to you with a Sign from your Lord, which is, that I will fashion out for you a creation out of clay after the manner of a bird, then I will breathe into it a new spirit and it will become a soaring being by the command of Allah; and I will heal the night-blind and the leprous, and I will quicken the dead, by the command of Allah; and I will announce to you what you will eat and what you will store up in your houses. Surely, therein is a Sign for you, if you be believers. [3:50]
[3:52] ‘Surely, Allah [God] is my Lord and your Lord; so worship Him: this is the right path.’
[19:35] That was Jesus, son of Mary. This is a statement of the truth concerning which they entertain doubt.
To Summarize: During her devotion Mary (pbuh) / Maryam (as) saw visions and was strengthened in her faith by the words of God. An Angel told her that God had chosen her over all the ladies of her time. She should therefore remain devotedly engaged in His worship alone. She was in this state of devotion when one day she saw an angel in the form of a man, who conveyed her glad news from God that she would have a son. This news disturbed her very much. She argued with the angel saying that she was a virgin and under the vow he had chosen the life of celibacy and she had not been unchaste. Under these circumstances how can she bear a child?
The Angel said, ‘Thus it shall be.’ But says thy Lord, ‘It is easy for Me; and We shall do so that We may make him a Sign unto men, and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing decreed’. [19:22 Surah Maryam]
The angel replied that her statement was correct but the child would be born because it was the command of God. He creates things without any material. He had decided that the miraculous birth of the child should take place and serve as a sign for the Israelites. Israelites had by then become unworthy of prophethood due to their persistent rejection of prophets sent to them (now we know why prophethood ended in Israel after Jesus and was shifted to the house of Ishmael) because the Israelites began crucifying and torturing the Messiahs sent). God, therefore, had decided to shift prophethood from Israelites to the children of Ishmael.
Point to be Noted:
Though Prophet Jesus’ (as) birth is considered unnatural as he was born only from a woman, let’s not forget Prophet Adam who was born without any association of parents at all: It’s all God’s design, marvelous indeed (Subhan’Allah).
Contiues the book…
‘So she conceived him, and withdrew with him to a remote place.’ [19:23]
Birth of Jesus (pbuh)
After receiving news from the angel, Mary felt conceived. She could no longer continue her devotion in the church. With the pregnancy becoming more visible and fearing scandals she married Joseph. From the chamber of dedication, Mary went to the east in Bethlehem, about seventy miles south of Nazareth to avoid the public eye. She had no one to help her in her difficulties except God. Having full trust in God and through the guidance from Him alone, she completed her time of pregnancy.
JESUS WAS NOT BORN IN DECEMBER
A careful study of both Muslim and Christian scriptures establishes that the birth of Jesus (pbuh) took place in the summer that is in August-September and NOT in December, as famously believed.
The pains of childbirth drove her close to the trunk of a palm tree (in the fountain land of Judea) She said, `O, would that I had died before this and had become a thing quite forgotten! (19:24).
19:25: Then the angel called her from beneath her saying, Grieve not! Thy Lord has placed a rivulet below thee.’
19:26: And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm tree; it will drop upon thee fresh ripe-dates;
It appears that she gave birth to Jesus (pbuh) in Judaea in the Jewish month of Elul as dates ripe in this month (Dictionary of the Bible by John D. Davis under the word “Year”). That season evidently is in the months of August-September. The month of Elul too corresponds to the months of August-September (Peake’s commentary of Bible, p. 117)
Even the New Testament states:
Writing about the time of the birth of Jesus (pbuh), St. Luke says,
“There were the shepherds in the same country (Judea), abiding in the fields and keeping watch by night over their flocks.” (Luke 2:7-8)
Commenting on this statement of Luke, Bishop Barns in his famous book, ‘The Rise of Christianity’ on page 79 says: ‘There is, moreover, no authority for the belief that December 25 was the actual birthday of Jesus. If we can give any credence to the birth-sotry of Luke, with the shepherds keeping watch by night in the fields near Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus did not take place in winter when the night temperature is so low in the hill country of Judaea that snow is not uncommon.
All statements prove that shepherds cannot abide in the open fields in Palestine in the month of December, so naturally it should have been the summer of August-September.
This view of Bishop Barns is supported by Encyclopedia Britannia and Chambers Encyclopedia as well.
Wait! Now one may ask, why then the Christian world celebrates the birth of Christ on December 25th?
Let me answer you: For a clearer understanding of this issue, the following passages from the Encyclopedia Britannia and Chambers Encyclopedia under the word “Christmas” should be consulted:
“The exact day and year of Christ’s birth have never been satisfactorily settled; but when the fathers of the Church in AD 340 decided upon a date to celebrate the event, they wisely chose the day of winter solstice which was firmly fixed in the minds of people and which was their most important festival. Owing to changes in man-made calendars, the time of the solstice and the date of Christmas day vary by a few days.” (Enc. Brit. 15th Edition, Vol. 5, pp. 642 and 642A)
“The winter solstice was regarded as the birthday of the Sun and at Rome 25th December was observed as a pagan festival of the nativity of Sol-Invictus. The church, unable to stamp out this popular festival, spiritualized it as the feast of the Nativity of the Sun of Righteousness.” (Ch. Enc.)
These statements of the two Encyclopaedias are further supported by Peake’s book “Commentary on the Bible” where in page 727 he says, ‘The season of Jesus’ birth would not be December’.
This establishes beyond doubt that Jesus (pbuh) was not born in December.
According to J. Stewart, Jesus (pbuh) was born in 8 BC in September or October. For a full discussion, see his book, ‘When Did Our Lord Actually Live?’
So you see, for different reasons other than Christs’ birth our Christmas day was accepted to be on December 25.
Anyways, to continue with the story…
At the time of delivery, Mother Mary (pbuh) was strengthened by revelation and directed to the nearby rivulet and the ripe dates on the date palms standing at the slope close by her. She delivered Jesus (pbuh) in pain and was exhausted but soon regained strength by the dates and water. She followed the instructions of God and avoided communication with people and remained devoted to Him. Sometime after the birth of the child, Joseph came and took them to Egypt, where they lived till the death of Herod, a notorious king (Matthew 2:13-23).
They came back to Judea only after the appointment of Jesus (pbuh) to prophethood.
There’s also a biblical prophecy to the effect that Jesus would come to his people along with his mother riding on an ass (Matt. 21:4-7)… Jesus and Mary were actually riding on asses when they entered Jerusalem.
Prophethood of Jesus (pbuh)
Chapter 3 of the Holy Quran says:
“And will make [Send] him as a Messenger to the children of Israel with the Message:
‘And I come fulfilling that which is before me, namely, the Torah; and to allow you some of that which was forbidden unto you; and I come to you with a Sign from your Lord; so fear (the Lord) Allah and obey me.
‘I come to you with a Sign from your Lord, which is, that I will fashion out for you a creation out of clay after the manner of a bird, then I will breathe into it a new spirit and it will become a soaring being by the command of Allah; and I will heal the night-blind and the leprous, and I will quicken the dead, by the command of Allah; and I will announce to you what you will eat and what you will store up in your houses. Surely, therein is a Sign for you, if you be believers.
‘Surely, Allah is my Lord and your Lord; so worship Him: this is the right path.’
About the religion of Jesus, the Holy Book Quran says [42:14]: He has prescribed for you the religion which He enjoined on Noah, and which We have now revealed to thee, and which We enjoined on Abraham and Moses and Jesus, saying, ‘Establish obedience to God (Allah) in the earth, and be not divided therein. Hard upon the idolaters is that to which thou callest them. Allah chooses for Himself whom He pleases, and guides to Himself him who turns to Him.’
[3:61] This is the truth from thy Lord, so be thou not of those who doubt.
Jesus Christ was born among the Israelites and the New Testament traces his ancestry to Prophet David (pbuh). His given name was Eesa (or Isa) and his title was Al’Massih meaning “The Anointed”.
The name Jesus Christ is the Greek rendering of his Hebrew name “Eesa al Massih”.
God sent Jesus (pbuh) as the terminal prophet for the house of Israel
God taught Jesus knowledge of the Torah, granted him wisdom and appointed him prophet for the Israelites (3:50) refer above.
Important Note: He appeared thriteen centuries after Moses (pbuh). (This point is extremely important, please note down)
During this long period the Old Testament had undergone many changes. Jewish scholars, scribes and Pharisees at the time had tempered with the Torah and had disfigured it. The followers of Moses (pbuh) were divided into 12 tribes or to count in sects, they were seventy-two sects at that time. (Another very important point, please note it down: we’ll come back to these later)
Both of these facts were to repeat according to a prophecy.
God granted him (Jesus) revelation so that the wrong teachings that had crept into the Torah could be sifted and Jewish beliefs and practices could be rectified. He preached the message of God to them but people would not pay heed to him; they rather turned against him. He spoke in parables, conveying the message to the poor and the rich Israelites alike. Very few of them believed in him.
Although Jesus’ teachings were essentially the same as the Old Testament’s, the Jews of his time rejected his claim to prophethood. This was because the Jews were still waiting for the second coming of Elijah, as promised by Malachi in the Old Testament. Jesus started his mission when he was about thirty years old. By the time he was about thirty three, the opposition to his mission by the Jews and the Romans reached such an extent that he was put on the cross.
Jesus (as) called the attention of his opponents to the fact that Moses (as) had prophesied about his coming. He said:
For had ye believed Moses ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? (John 5:46-47)
It is claimed that there are several prophecies in the Torah and other books of the Bible concerning the advent of Jesus (as), and that the Jews were awaiting the advent of the Messiah when Jesus (as) began his ministry. It is those prophecies to which Jesus (as) was seeking to draw their attention when he referred to the writings of Moses (as).
But we know that Torah was all corrupted which led Jews to be divided into 72 sects, and the 2 tribes (or say 12 sects) which were then in Israel disbelieved in him.
They accused him for claiming to be their king. Little did they understand from the prophecy that he was a prophet! When he spoke against the erroneous beliefs, they turned into his bitter enemies. They even reported him to the Roman rulers of the land and demanded his execution. He was accused of blasphemy and sought for trial.
[3:55] And Jesus’ enemies planned, and Allah also planned; and Allah (God) is the Best of planners.
Trial of Jesus (pbuh)
He was tried in the court of Pontius Pilate, the local Governor. The wife of Pilate had seen in a dream that Jesus (pbuh) was a righteous person and that he should not be harmed… Oh wait! We already know the proceedings, don’t we?
Let me put it all in a summarized way from the Quran:
“And for their saying, We did slay the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah; whereas they slew him not, nor did they bring about his death upon the cross, but he was made to appear to them like one crucified; and those who differ therein are certainly in a state of doubt about it; they have no certain knowledge thereof, but pursue only a conjecture; and they did not arrive at a certainty concerning it…”
“…Allah said, ‘O Jesus, I will cause thee to die a natural death and will raise thee to Myself, and will clear thee from the charges of those who disbelieve, and will exalt those who follow thee above those who disbelieve, until the Day of Resurrection; then to Me shall be your return, and I will judge between you concerning that wherein you differ.” (Quran Ch.3:V56)
Few Facts about Jesus:
- Nobody except a few close ones knew that Jesus was not crucified to dead but was only unconscious and was later nursed back to health…. And so when he returned came the concept of Resurrection
- Nobody except a few close ones knew that He was sent off to avoid re-arrest, so came the concept of Ascension.
- Jesus (as) was the last prophet in the Mosaic dispensation, and there was to be NO other prophet in Israel after him. Prophethood was cut off from Israel (as), and was to be transferred to the House of Ishmael, the brethren of Israelites. There was, the hazard that through their ill-fortune the children of Israel might refuse to accept the prophet who had been mentioned in the Torah (Deuteronomy 18:18) under the title “That Prophet”.
- Jesus (as) was, essentially charged with preparing the minds of the children of Israel for the acceptance of “That Prophet” who was to bring the last, perfect, enduring universal law; the prophet whose coming was to be like the coming of God (from the prophecy of Moses (as)) as promised to Moses. And the same prophet was the proof of acceptance of Abraham’s Prayer for a Great Prophet among His Progeny.
- Jesus Had Siblings: Yes! Another wonderful historical fact about the life of Jesus (pbuh) is that he was not the only son of his parents..!! Yeah! Mary (pbuh) & Joseph (pbuh) has six more children after their marriage: Four sons [Yahuda, Yaqoob, Shamoon & Yuses or as in Bible (James, Joseph, Judas and Simon)] & two daughters [Asiya & Lidiya]. [from Kashti-e-Nau, book by the re-advent of Jesus, the Promised Messiah]
Bible often quotes that brothers of Jesus did not believe in his claims (Matthew, Luke, etc.) …whereas the Promised Messiah says that they did believe in him and followed him (Chashma-e-Maseeh).
Let me mention sections from Bible:
Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. (Mark 6:1-6)
And After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him. Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.”
After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee. However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?” Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” (John 7:1-12)
You didn’t think this is mentioned in the Bible, did you?
All thanks to Paul! He remains all responsible for all the corruption that came in Christianity.
Christianity followed today is actually the new religion created by Paul, not the one bought down by our beloved Prophet Jesus (pbuh), Son of Mary.
Islamic Insight on Injeel (Bible)
The word Injil occurs several times in the Quran (3:4, 3:49, 3:66, 5:47, 5:67, 5:69, 5:111; 7:158; 9:111; 48:30; 57:28) and refers to the revelation to Isa (Jesus). Muslims believe that Injil was the Gospel given to Jesus, may peace be on him. Injil, in the Holy Quran, is pronounced as the ‘instruction for the righteous’. According to the Holy Quran:
And We (Allah) caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow in their footsteps, fulfilling that which was revealed before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Injil which contained guidance and light, fulfilling that which was revealed before it in the Torah, and a guidance and an admonition for the God-fearing. (Al Quran 5:47)
Please note: The ‘Tauraat’ and ‘lnjeel’ mentioned in the Qur’an do not refer to the current four Gospels or the Old and New Testaments, but to the original Revelations sent to Moses and Jesus.
According to the Qur’an, the ‘Tauraat’ is the name given to the Revelations sent to Moses and the ‘Injeel’ the Revelations sent to Jesus. What the Qur’an says is that the Torah and the Gospel in their original form were revealed by God to Moses and Jesus respectively (Ch.3:Vs.4) It may be noted that the current ‘Old Testament’ is a collection of the books of various Israeli Prophets, including the Pentateuch of Moses. (i.e. the Revelation originally contained in the Pentateuch (the five Books of Moses i.e., Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy).
Similarly, When the Qur’an mentions the ‘Injeel,’ it refers only to the Revelation or the Book that was originally granted to Jesus. These revelations were not preserved in the form of one book. However, some of those revelations have been preserved in the New Testament (the first four and other books), and many of Jesus’ revelations may have been lost.
The New Testament comprises of 27 books of four different genre or kind:
(I) Four Gospels written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, between 60 and 100 AD
(2) Acts, which is the history of the Church, written by Luke in 65 AD.
(3) Epistles, which comprise letters, which were mostly written by Paul.
(4) Revelation which was written by John around 95 AD.
As there was no Prophet of God between Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on both, the Quran does not recognize the Acts, the Epistles and the Book of ‘Revelation,’ as part of Injil, unless accidentally quoting, what was revealed to Jesus. According to the Quran, interpolations were made in the ‘Tauraat’ (five Books of Moses) and the Injil (four Gospels) (2:74 & 2:79). However, the Books of the Old Testament and the Gospels still contain many fragments of the original Revelations and teachings, which were affirmed by the Quran, and referred to as ‘Hudan wa Noor’ that means, guidance and light. (5:44-46)
The Holy Quran states about Injil: “Allah is He besides Whom there is no God, the Living, the Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining. He has sent down to thee the Book containing the truth and fulfilling that which precedes it; and He sent down the Torah and the Injil, before this, as a guidance to the people; and He has sent down the Discrimination (the Quran). (Al Quran 3:3-5)
Interpolations and doubts in the Old and New Testaments are admitted by Jews and Christian scholars. For example, Rev. Dummelow writes in his Bible Commentary on page xxiv: “On close examination, however, it must be admitted that Pentateuch reveals many features inconsistent with the traditional view that in its present form it is the work of Moses. For instance, it may be safely granted that Moses did not write the account of his own death in Deut.:34… pure commonsense, isn’t it?
Other passages which can only with difficulty be ascribed to him are: Exodus 6:26,27; 11:3; 16:35, 36; Lev. 18:24-28; Numbers 12:3; Deut. 2:12.” (Bible Commentary by Rev. Dummellow, p xxiv) God did speak to the Prophets of Old Testament, but the external and internal evidence no longer supports the view, that the record of the Old Testament as we possess it today constitutes the word of God as was first revealed.
How do the Christians & Muslims connect?
If some of the dogmas of Christianity are given up then understanding of the Divine and the moral teachings of Christianity and Islam become very similar. Here is an example which illustrates the common teaching of compassion between the two religions. First a quote from the Gospel of Matthew:
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire pre pared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ (Matthew 25:34-45)
The King in the above parable is none but the God Almighty, Himself.
Weren’t we taught: Service to humanity is Service to God?
There are numerous verses in the Holy Quran emphasizing kindness and the teaching of being service minded & the teachings are illustrated with different metaphors. Here I would like to reproduce a Hadith which is very similar to the presentation of the Gospel of Matthew:
Indeed, Allah will say to his servant when He will be taking account of him on the Day of Judgment,
‘O’ son of Adam, I was hungry and you did not feed me.’
He will answer: ‘How could I feed you? You are the Lord of the worlds!’
He will say: ‘Did you not know that my servant so and so who is the son of so and so felt hunger, and you did not feed him. Alas, had you fed him you would have found that (i.e. reward) with Me.’
‘O’ son of Adam, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink.’
He will reply: ‘How could I give You drink? You are the Lord of the worlds!’
He will say: ‘Did you not know that my servant so and so, the son of so and so was thirsty and you did not give him drink. Alas, if you had given him, you would have found that (i.e. reward) with me.’
‘O’ son of Adam, I became sick and you did not visit Me.’ He will answer: ‘How could I visit You? You are the Lord of the worlds!’
He will say: ‘Did you not know that my servant so and so, the son of so and so became sick and you did not visit him. Alas, had you visited him, you would have found Me with him.’
This is a divine decree and nobody can alter the decree of God. From the assessment of the hearts of dwellers of Palestine it will be won over by the best of righteous people in time to come as only those truly righteous followers of God will inherit it. Peace!
Jesus prophesized coming of another great prophet after him:
Jesus always said:
I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. (Matthew 15:24)
Meaning that his message was limited only to the Jews. The scriptures, which he claimed to fulfill and not to change, were not meant to cope for the human needs of all time. This task was reserved for a great and universal Law Bearing prophet who was to come at a later date. Jesus (pbuh) told his disciples that after him the Counselor or Comforter would appear and would teach them all the things he was not commissioned to do. (John 14:15-16, 14:25-26,16:7)
Jesus was a true prophet of God. Again and again he repeated that he was sent to the world only to give as much guidance as the people of his own time could bear. As for complete teaching which would stay forever with mankind, he said:
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. (John 16:7)
Toward the close of his mission, Jesus (pbuh) announces the coming of another great prophet after him. When Abraham (pbuh) and Moses (pbuh) could point towards the coming of that prophet… Did you think Jesus was unaware?
In John 16:7-13 he says: “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. How be it when HE, the spirit of truth, is come, HE will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself: but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me …”
“If ye love me, keep my commands. And I will pray to the Father and He shall give you another Comforter. That he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:15-17)
But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14-26)
In Mathew (23:38-39) he says: “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is HE that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
Further elaborating the prophecy, Jesus says:
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will sent him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin…Mathew (23: 39)
And again he says:
In John 16:13-14…
“Howbeit when he, the spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself: but whatsoever he shall hear that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me …”
But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14-26)
‘Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, but blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the son of man it shall be forgiven him, but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world neither in the world to come.’
Jesus (as) was the last prophet in the Mosaic dispensation, and there was to be NO other prophet in Israel after him. Prophethood was to be cut off from Israel (as), and was to be transferred to the House of Ishmael (as), the brethren of Israelites. There was, therefore, the hazard that through their ill-fortune the children of Israel might refuse to accept the prophet who had been mentioned in the Torah (Deuteronomy 18:18) under the title “That Prophet”.
Jesus (as) was, therefore, charged with preparing the minds of the children of Israel for the acceptance of “That Prophet” who was to bring the last, perfect, enduring universal law; the prophet whose coming was to be like the coming of God.
Wow! Excellent prophecies, aren’t they?
The Holy Quran states that Jesus (pbuh) affirmed the prophecies of Moses (pbuh) about the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) who would coming after him and as well gave good news recorded here in Holy Quran at 61:7 says:
… Jesus, son of Mary, said, ‘O children of Israel, surely I am Allah’s Messenger unto you, fulfilling that which is before me of the prophecies of the Torah, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger who will come after me. His name will be Ahmad……..’
So we know that Jesus promised the coming of a The Spirit of Truth, The Comforter, The Holy Ghost… and yes He was the only one who was to be called The Chief of Prophets, The Seal of Prophets, The Leader of the elect, The Pride of all Prophets, the Mercy for all Mankind and also by many other titles which described his status and praise.
More about this greatly blessed prophet later.
Read much more about Jesus & his prophecies and Miracles are discussed in the almost all parts from here. He’s my favorite and sub-central topic of this ‘truth message’; please read all if you really want to know the truth – only perfect truth! Enough of rumors about this pious prophet now! Please.
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