Baptism of Jesus
Fatwa No: 89252

Question

Is Jesus was baptised by John in the Jordanian River?

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  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

Baptising for the Christians is to have a ritual bath in the Jordan River. They claim that the first to initiate this ritual was Yahyah (John) Ibn Zakariyah (son of Zachariah), may Allaah exalt their mention. The Christians mention in their books that Yahyah gave a ritual bath to 'Eesa (Jesus)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention in the Jordan River.

However, we do not know any authentic evidence from the Book of Allaah or the Sunnah about this. Anyway, there is no benefit in investigating this matter and it is a waste of time.

What we have been ordered to follow is the legislation brought to us by our beloved Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and not a legislation brought by other Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention.

Allaah Knows best.

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