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Can I Celebrate Christmas to Honor Prophet Jesus' Birth?

Short Answer: Modern Christmas is not about honoring Jesus or about family; it’s about consumerism and materialism. Sure, you could celebrate Jesus, some might say, but is this pseudo-religious “holiday” really the best way to celebrate him? Isn’t it better to obey his teachings? Isn’t it better to be kind and generous and family-centered all the …

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Real Talk: Do Muslims Follow Jesus' Teachings?

Short Answer: Yes! But not in the way that Christians do. Muslims believe that the Quran is the final revelation of Almighty God to humankind. They believe that previous scriptures were indeed given, but that over the years these previous scriptures became altered, either deliberately or by mistake. While Muslims do follow Jesus’ (PBUH) teaching especially those about love–God is the …

The Lord's Prayer & The Last Supper: The Islamic Take

Short Answer: The Lord’s Prayer and the Last Supper are only “proof” of what Jesus said if you believe that what is recorded in the four Gospels of the Christian Church is actually what he said. This is the first, and probably the major, point of disagreement. Muslims believe that Islam is the natural religion of mankind and that it …

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Why Isn't Prophet Muhammad Called 'Messiah'?‏

Short Answer: Because God doesn’t refer to Prophet Muhammad as the “Messiah”, but he does refer to Prophet Jesus that way, nine different times throughout the Quran. But, it’s important to know that God referring to Jesus as the “Messiah” does not mean that Jesus is somehow more than a man, a very, very good man who obeyed …

How Can I Help Christians Understand Who Jesus Really Is?

Salam Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. As Muslims we are encouraged in the Quran and by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to respect the beliefs of others. It is a fundamental principle of Islam that there is to be no compulsion in religion. Whilst respecting …

The Proper Understanding of Jesus' Life- Part 1

Asalamu Alaikum Muhammad, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. I want to start out by explaining that a Muslim’s belief must be grounded in the two essential sources: the Quran and the Sunnah of …

The Proper Understanding of Jesus' Life- Part 2

Asalamu Alaikum Muhammad, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find part two of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. Jesus and His Miracles Jesus (PBUH) was sent to the Children of Israel in order to confirm the teachings of his predecessor, the Prophet …

Reaching God Through Jesus?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have today is about a verse in the Bible–John 14:6, where it says, “Jesus answered I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No …

Role of Jesus- Part 2

Salam (Peace) Steve,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find part two of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. With regards to your second question, namely, “is Jesus considered a true prophet in your religion”: most assuredly, he is a true prophet of Islam. …

The Role of Jesus-Part 1

Salam (Peace) Steve,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. The Holy Quran refers to Jesus as al-Masih ‘Isa ibn Maryam, that is the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary. In fact, this is an indirect …



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