|About the Book|
All praise is for Allah and may His peace and commendations be upon the last of His messengers, Muhammad. This book is a complete translation of the treatise Makaanatu Eesaa fil-Islaam [The Status of Jesus in Islam] written by Dr. Rabee IbnMoreAll praise is for Allah and may His peace and commendations be upon the last of His messengers, Muhammad. This book is a complete translation of the treatise Makaanatu Eesaa fil-Islaam [The Status of Jesus in Islam] written by Dr. Rabee Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee, a former professor at the Islamic University of Madeenah.The source for this translation in Arabic can be found on the authors website www.rabee.net while translations of the meanings of the Quran were derived from the Dar-us-Salam Noble Quran edition.In this brief treatise, the author sets out to clarify Islams true position towards Jesus, which is the middle course between two extremes. At one extreme there are those who believe that Jesus is God, the Son of God or part of a divine trinity while on the other extreme there are others who slander him and deny his message.The correct belief regarding Jesus as confirmed in the Quran and Prophet Muhammads teachings is that he was no more than a prophet and messenger of God sent with the same message as all the prophets before him such as Moses, Abraham and Noah. That message was to worship God alone and avoid false deities. This is the one true unwavering message of the Creator to His creation throughout the course of time, and it is the same message that Jesus brought to his people and which Muhammad brought to his people after him.The author lists several verses from the Quran which relate the story of Jesus and his mother, Mary. These verses display in a clear and explicit manner the events surrounding the birth of Mary and her struggles as well as the birth of Jesus and the miracles he performed at an early age.They also demonstrate Jesus lofty position in Islam and define his role as one of the greatest messengers sent by God to mankind.Finally, the author goes on to mention several verses from the Gospels that completely confirm and support Islams true stance towards Jesus in that he was a prophet and messenger of God and not a deity or part of a trinity.We hope that this short treatise will serve as an invitation to Christians to reflect on the beauty and simplicity of Islam, which has taken a moderate stance towards Jesus, assigning him a lofty role as one of the foremost messengers of God.