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We Believe In Jesus
by:  Soliman Al-But'he.
Publishing house:  AL-HARAMAIN Foundation, P.O.Box 92684 Riyadh 11663, Tel:(+966-1) 4652210 
Publishing data:  1998.
ISBN:  9660-672-00-X.
Press via:  AL-HOMAIDHI Press, Tel:(+966-1) 4581000.


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The Mission Of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)

            Our creator sent Prophets to set mankind on the right path. Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was similarly one of the Messengers of God, he was prepared by God to be sent to the Jews (children of Israel) who had deviated from the teachings of prophet Moses (Peace Be Upon Him) He (Allah) taught him the Book, the wisdom, the Torah, the Gospel and supported him with numerous miracles to prove that he was a Messenger from Allah. In the Noble Qur'an Allah says (Which is translated as follows):� (And Remember) when the angels said: O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives you the glad tidings of a Word [Be! -- and he was! i.e. 'Iesa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)] from him, his name will be the Messiah 'Iesah (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honour in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allah. He will speak to the people in the cradle and in manhood, and he will be one of the righteous. She said: O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me. He said: So (it will be) for Allah creates what He wills. When He has decreed something, He says to it only: Be!-- and it is. And He (Allah) will teach him ['Iesa (Jesus)] the Book and Al-Hikmah (i.e. the Sunnah, the faultless speech of the Prophets, wisdom, etc.), (and) the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel). And will make him ['Iesa (Jesus)] a Messenger to the children of Israel (saying): I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I design for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah's Leave; and I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I bring the dead to life by Allah's Leave. And I inform you of what you eat, and what you store in your houses. Surely, therein is a sign for you, if you believe. And I have to confirm that which was before me of the Taurat (Torah), and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a proof from your Lord. So fear Allah and obey me� [Chapter 3: verse 45-50].

            It must be realized that while Muslims believe that Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was given God's "Good news" they do not recognize the present "Four Gospels" as the utterances of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him).

            Even the church agrees that the "Four Gospels" were written by four different men, but they maintain that they were divinely inspired. This idea is rejected by us. It can be agreed that if the four writers were divinely inspired, then why are there so many serious discrepancies and omissions in their individual accounts of the life of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)? Another mission of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was to tell the people about the coming of the final Prophet after him. The Almighty God said in the Noble Qur'an (Which is translated as follows):� And (remember) when 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah unto you confirming the Taurat [Torah which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed[1]. But when he (Ahmed i.e. Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him)) came to them with clear proofs, they said: This is plain magic� [Chapter 6: verse 61].

            The New Testament speaks of the coming of a "Comforter" after the ministry of Jesus. Some Christians believe or were made to believe that the promised "Comforter" is the "Holy Spirit", but this view cannot be maintained because the "Holy Spirit" was already present during Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) ministry, and its coming was not a future event. The Muslims, therefore, believe that the term "Comforter" of necessity refers to a Prophet. He was Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) the unlearned Prophet , the sole Prophet who brought with him a complete, comprehensive revelation from God which has been preserved as it was revealed to him originally, challenging the whole world to come up with one chapter like it, yet unsuccessfully challenged till present day. It is the Miracle of Miracles, the Last Testament of faith addressed to the whole world embodying complete light and guidance as well as the reprove of sin.

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[1] The second name of the Prophet Muammad (paeace be upon him). It literally means: One who praises Allah more than others.