Christianity and Islam According to the Bible and Quran: What the Bible and Quran say about Prophet Jesus

Was Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) Crucified and Cursed?

Bible says:

Galatians 3:13

13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 3:13 Deut. 21:23

 

Quran says:

Surah 3:45

(And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).

Surah 4:157-158

And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise.

 

The bible says that Prophet Jesus was crucified to bear God’s wrath for the sins of the believers and accordingly he was cursed. On the contrary, Muslims believe, according to the Quran, that he was neither crucified nor cursed but was held and will be held in honor in this life and in the Hereafter.

 

Prophet Jesus’ Behavior Towards His Mother

Bible says:

John 2:3-4

3When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

    4Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied, “My time has not yet come.”

Matthew 12:47-49

47Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”[a]

    48He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.

 

Quran says:

Surah 19:30-32

He said: “I am indeed a servant of God: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; “And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live; “(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;

 

The Quran affirms that Prophet Jesus was kind to his mother. For the Muslim, it is totally unbelievable that Prophet Jesus called his mother ‘Woman’ and that he ignored her when she wanted to speak to him. If Allah has commanded us to be kind to our mothers even if they are unbelievers. 

 

Surah 31:14

And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal. “But if they strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to me (in love): in the end the return of you all is to Me, and I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did.”

 

How could we then believe that Prophet Jesus behaved in this way towards his mother Mary who was the best and most righteous woman on earth:

 

Surah 3:42

And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation.

 

Prophet Jesus’ Behavior Towards People

Bible says:

Matthew 12:39

39He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Matthew 23:33

33You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

Luke 11:40

40You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?

Matthew 16:23 

23Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

Luke 19:27

27But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them-bring them here and kill them in front of me.”

 

Quran says:

Surah 43:63

When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: “Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear God and obey me.

Surah 19:32

“(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;

 

According to the Bible, Prophet Jesus used to insult his people and even his disciples. 

In contrast, the Quran indicates that Prophet Jesus was kind and wise in his behavior towards his people. 

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