Persona of Jesus and World Religions

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The persona of Jesus is of great significance in both Islam and Christianity. However, there are differences in terms of beliefs about the nature and life occurrences of this noble Messenger. The Quran was revealed by God to the Prophet Muhammad; he had memorized and documented God’s words throughout his lifetime. Today, anyone who calls him or herself a Muslim believes in the complete authenticity of the Quran as the final revealed guidance from God. For Christians, the Bible is broken down into two parts; New and Old Testaments. These include four narratives covering the life and death of Jesus. They have been written, according to tradition, respectively by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are placed at the beginning of the New Testament and comprise close to half of it. In the perspective of Islam, Jesus (or Isa in Arabic), is considered a prophet or a messenger from Allah, Jesus was not seen as a God or a Lord, “He [Jesus] said: 'I am indeed a servant of God. He has given me revelation and made me a prophet; He has made me blessed wheresoever’s I be; and He has enjoined on me prayer and charity as long as I live.” (Surah 19:30-32). According to Islam, Jesus never died on the cross nor ever wanted to die on the cross, nor was he ever born to die on the cross. Muslims believe that Jesus was sentenced to death, and people thought that he got executed on the cross. The Holy Quran rejects this idea, and claims that it is a false perception of the true events that took place. Jesus never died on the cross, nor did he ever die for anyone's sins. “That they said (in boast): 'We killed Christ Jesus The son of Mary, The Messenger of Allah.' But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.”…...

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