Jesus In The Quran

Is Jesus mentioned in the Quran?

Jesus In The Quran

Jesus in the QuranDisclaimer: Below are the passages in the Quran about Jesus. This page simply shows what the Quran says about Jesus. It does not validate the Quran, which differs from the Bible regarding the deity of Jesus (see True Gospel).

- continued from Witnessing to Muslims

That should shift the focus from history to Jesus. Quran 19:20 1 says Jesus was born of a virgin. Quran 3:49 2 says Jesus performed miracles, including raising the dead. Quran 19:19 3 says Jesus was sinless, and Quran 4:158 4 says Jesus ascended to heaven. Muslims will agree with you when you remind them what these words in the Quran say about Jesus.

They will stop agreeing with you, however, when it comes to Jesus' deity and cross, both of which the Quran denies (Quran 4:157) 5, as well as the Trinity. To explain Jesus' deity, see Prophet Isa. To explain His cross, see Muslim Messiah. To explain the Trinity, see Explain the Trinity.

Muslims likely will search for counter-arguments to the evidences presented. If possible, encourage them to conduct their research anonymously and without involving other Muslims, who may pressure the researcher to terminate the research and contact with Christians, reminding them that even questioning the Quran is a grave offense.

Many Muslims sincerely want to know the truth, and at some point will begin to read the Bible. When they do, they should start with the New Testament; the extent to which God favored the Jews over Arabs in the Old Testament is best read after the The Gospel.

Ministry to Muslims does not end if and when they accept Jesus since their families often abandon or persecute them for it. Christians should be prepared to become the new family to love and protect our new siblings, many of whom truly give up all to follow Christ.

Be encouraged that when introduced to the truth of Christ, Muslims, after the initial knee-jerk resistance, soak it up like a dry sponge touching water. Christians have and know the living water of eternal life. We must and are privileged to share Him:

"A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:7-14. For an explanation, click here.)

Please read the disclaimer at the top of this page about the footnotes below.

1 "She said, "How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?" - Surah 19:20

2 "And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], 'Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah. And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead - by permission of Allah. And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers." - Surah 3:49

3 "He said, "I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy." - Surah 19:19

4 "Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise." - Surah 4:158.

5 "And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah ." And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain." - Surah 4:157