The story of the birth of Christ in the Quran.

The story of the birth of Christ in the Quran.

The story of the birth of Christ in the Quran.

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The Quran tells the story of the birth of Christ in a manner different from the common Christian tradition. In the Quran, emphasis is placed on the greatness of Christ and his call to the oneness of God and His Divine message.

In Surah Al-Imran, the Quran narrates the story of the birth of Christ, peace be upon him, from the perspective of Mary, his mother and a revered figure in Islam. In this story, the angels give Mary the glad tidings of her pregnancy and the birth of a righteous child named Christ.

When Christ is born, God speaks to him, endowing him with the scripture, wisdom, and appointing him as a messenger to the Children of Israel. The Quran underscores that Christ is not divine, nor part of the Trinity; rather, he is a devoted servant and messenger of the one true God. His primary message is the worship of the singular, unassociated God, with no partners.

In Surah An-Nisa, verse 171, you can find one of the verses that reaffirms this clear Quranic message

{O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion[1] or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.}

In this verse, there is a clear affirmation that Jesus (Christ) is the Messenger of Allah and a mercy from Him to humanity. He calls for the oneness of Allah and His worship without any association or resemblance. The Quran advises its followers not to exaggerate in their religion and not to claim the existence of three gods. It emphasizes that Allah is the only true God.

Thus, the Quran highlights the greatness of Christ and his message, recognizing him as a messenger sent by Allah to teach people about the oneness of God and the correct worship. The sacred narrative invites reflection on this message and encourages the pursuit of understanding the deep truths and spiritual values conveyed by Christ in the Quran.

Therefore, we can say that the Quran confirms Christ's call for the oneness of God and his role as a messenger of Allah. It advises believers not to exaggerate in their beliefs and not to claim that he is a god or part of the Trinity, but rather a sincere servant and messenger of the one true God.

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