1.2.3: The "son of
"And unto Him
belongs whosoever is in the heavens and the earth and those
who dwell in His presence do not scorn to worship Him nor do
they weary. They glorify Him night and day; They flag not.
Or have they chosen gods from the earth who raise the dead
If there were therein gods besides Allah then verily both
(the heavens and the earth) would have gone to ruin.
Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne from all they
ascribe (unto Him). He is not questioned as to that which He
does, but they will be questioned. Or have they chosen other
gods besides Him, say: Bring your proof (of their godhead),
this is the reminder of those with me and those before me,
but most of them know not the truth so they are averse (to
it). And we sent no messenger before you but we inspired him
(saying): There is no god save Me (Allah) so worship Me. And
they say: The Compassionate has taken unto himself a son.
Nay! but (they) are but honored servants. They speak not
until He has spoken and they obey His command. He knows what
is before them and what is behind them and they cannot
intercede except for those whom He accepts and they quake
for awe of Him. And whosoever among them says: I am a god
other than Allah, the same shall We reward with Hell. Thus
do We reward the wrong doers."
The Qur'an, Al-Anbia(21):19-29
"And the angles said 'O Mary, Allah gives you glad
tidings of a Word from Him, his name is Messiah, Jesus son
of Mary, High honored in this world and the next, of those
near stationed to Allah."
The noble Qur'an, A'al-Umran(3):40.
We as Muslims do not differ with Christians in the fact
that Jesus (pbuh) was indeed born miraculously without a
human father. Muslims only differ with Christians in the
Christian's claim that Jesus (pbuh) must have a
father. Trinitarians believe that if he has no human father
then his father must be God. Muslims believe that he
had no father whatsoever, and this was the essence of
his miraculous birth.
"The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of
Adam, he created him from dust, then said to him: 'Be' and
The noble Qur'an, A'al-Umran(3):59.
"They say: Allah has taken a son. Glorified be He! He
has no needs! His is all that is in the heavens and that is
in the earth. You have no warrant for this, do you say
regarding Allah that which you know not?"
The noble Qur'an, Yunus(10):68
"The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a messenger,
messengers (the like of whom) had passed away before him.
And his mother was a saintly woman. They both used to eat
(earthly) food. See how we make the signs clear for them,
then see how they are deluded!"
The noble Qur'an, Al-Maidah (5):75.
"And this is life eternal, that they might know you
the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."
Notice the above words of the Bible: "YOU the
ONLY true God." Most Christians always manage to
see a hidden abstract meaning for the verses of the Bible.
Even when they read the above verse they always manage to
understand something totally different than that which they
are reading. They always interpret the word "you" to be
"we," and thus, understand the above verse to say "WE
the only true god." Jesus (pbuh) is obviously talking to a
distinctly different entity than himself and telling that
entity that He ALONE is the only true God. Is Jesus
(pbuh) incapable of saying "I the only true God" or "We the
only true God" if that is what he meant? Can we see the
Mr. Tom Harpur says in the preface to his book:
"The most significant development since 1986 in this
regard has been the discovery of the title "Son of God" in
one of the Qumran papyri (Dead Sea Scrolls) used in relation
to a person other than Jesus...this simply reinforces the
argument made there that to be called the Son of God in a
Jewish setting in the first century is not by any means the
same as being identical with God Himself."
For Christ's Sake, pp. xii.
(please read chapter 7 for more on the Dead Sea
With regard to your second comment, Mr. J, I am not
"implying" anything. The Qur'an clearly states in no
uncertain terms that God "created" Jesus. Let us
quote from the unbiased Webster's dictionary as to what is
"implied" by the word "begotten": "To procreate as the
father, sire, to produce as an effect or an outgrowth."
Muslims feel such claims with regard to God Almighty are an