With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 43 (Zukhruf – Golden adornments)
Jesus PBUH – a faithful servant of Allah
The status of Eesa (AS) had always attracted great attention. The Jews felt he was an impostor whilst the Christians went to the other extreme and worshipped him as God almighty or a son of God. The Quran sets the record straight.
Verses “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 Allah and obey me. For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way. But sects from among themselves fell into disagreement: then woe to the wrong-doers, from the Penalty of a Grievous Day”.
From the above verses we see that Eesa (AS) was a Prophet of Allah SWT and taught the same message as other prophets, he never claimed he was God but instead directed the people to worship God. However, later generations invented things in his name and inserted into their religion the concept of trinity. As Muslims we have to be on guard not to fall into the same trap by inventing things in the name of Allah and His messenger.
Cross reference : 5:116-120
Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…