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Quote believer Replybullet Topic: Muslims definition of
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Messiah?WHy do Muslims give Jesus this special title? 

What does "a word from" Allah mean, in regards to your belief that Jesus is mere man?

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(And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).

Can any one explain how Isa is Jesus' [Greek] name which in reality is really Yeshua [Hebrew]?

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O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three" - Cease! (it is) better for you! - Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.How can Jesus be considered Spirit from GOD

 

 

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16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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Quote Shasta'sAunt Replybullet Posted: 03 April 2008 at 3:29pm

Believer:

Here are the correct translation of these verses. The Word was Be, and Jesus was. This is explaining how Mary, a virgin, could be with child. Allah(SWT) said Be, and Jesus was.

Messiah can be a deliverer, such as the Jews were awaiting, or a leader and teacher, but Muslims do not call Jesus a messiah. He is a Prophet and an Apostle of God.

3:45 Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.

4:171 O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His apostles. Say not "Trinity" : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah. Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.



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Quote believer Replybullet Posted: 03 April 2008 at 7:56pm

What translation do you use?  The first one?

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YUSUFALI: O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not "Trinity" : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.
PICKTHAL: O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three" - Cease! (it is) better for you! - Allah is only One Allah. Far is it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.
SHAKIR: O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only a messenger of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His messengers, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one Allah; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.

a spirit proceeding from Him- Yes Christians say The Son proceedth from the Father. 

What is meant by the- a spirit

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Quote Shasta'sAunt Replybullet Posted: 03 April 2008 at 9:44pm

In Islam we do not believe that the Holy Ghost went into Mary and created Jesus.

We believe that Allah said "Be" and Jesus was.  A spirit coming from Allah, in Allah's Word: BE. 

The birth of Jesus is miraculous because he has no father, but no more so than Adam, who was created directly by Allah and has neither father or mother, or Eve, who was created from Adam's rib.

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Quote martha Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2008 at 1:56am

Just wondering really, as Adam and Eve were directly created by Allah, would they have had a belly button(umbilicus)?

Like I say...just wondering

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Quote minuteman Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2008 at 5:44am

 

 

 In Islam we do not believe that the Holy Ghost went into Mary and created Jesus.

 It is true. In Islam we do not believe such bad things. But I read it somewhere in the bible that angel went into Mary so or something close to those words.

 The meaning of the words " to go into" or "to come into" are explained by the story of the two daughters of Lot who were worried that there was not a man in the land who could go into them....

 So do not trust the words of bible please. There is a lot of confusion. There is already the word "begat" in Mathew 1 where Abraham begat Issac. (they forget Ishmael altogether). Please understand the word begat. How did Abraham beget Issac. Then try to understand the church belief that Jesus is the only begotten son of God.

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Quote believer Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2008 at 4:51pm
LOL!  minuteman - here is the story.  Absolutely no confusion. 
Luke 1
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
 26In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."

 29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."

 34"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"

 35The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37For nothing is impossible with God."

 38"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.

Matthew 1

18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.

Muslims believe that GOD can only impregnate a women through sex?

OK back to the topic.



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Quote Shasta'sAunt Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2008 at 5:20pm
Originally posted by martha

Just wondering really, as Adam and Eve were directly created by Allah, would they have had a belly button(umbilicus)?

Like I say...just wondering

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