Jesus is neither God nor son of God
Fatwa No: 88187

  • Fatwa Date:5-7-2004 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 18, 1425
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Question

I need important verses of Bible to make my friend understand that Jesus is not a god but he is a Messenger of God. Please send me some important verses from Bible.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

 

First of all you have to know that the Bible is a compilation of books that have been forged, falsified and tempered with. The evidence about this is the numerous contradictions between various accounts in the Bible. But the Bible still contains some true texts, like giving glad tidings about the coming of another Prophet, who was Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and that Jesus ('Eesaa)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention is a slave and servant of Allaah, and not the son of Allaah as they claim.

Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him stated some of these contradictions, like: The Gospel according to Mark: "A man came to the Messiah and said: "O, good teacher! What good deed shall I do to obtain eternal life? So the Messiah replied: "Why do you call me good? No one is good, except One- that is God." (Mark 10:18) So the man did not address the Messiah as God.

The Gospel according to John:

"Jesus said these things, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may also glorify you; even as you gave him authority over all flesh, he will give eternal life to all whom you have given him. This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ." (John:17:1-3)

The Gospel according to Mathew:

"Call no man on the earth your father, for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. And don’t be called teachers: for one is your teacher, the Christ." (Mathew 23:10)

Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, 'In their language the father means the educator and guardian who educates and takes care of someone.'

There are lots of texts in this regard but this is not the place to discuss them all. However, we refer you to an important website where all answers could be found to convince a non-Muslim that Jesus is neither God nor son of God, giving evidences from the Bible itself: www.islam-guide.com. We also refer you to the writings of Ahmad Deedaat may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him a renowned scholar who specialized in the comparative study of Christianity and Islam.

Allaah knows best.

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