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Is Jesus Christ mentioned in the Quran?

Yes, Jesus Christ is indeed mentioned in the Quran. In Arabic, Jesus is referred to as 'Isa.' Numerous verses in the Quran talk about Jesus, his birth, his mother Mary (Maryam in Arabic), and his role as a prophet. Here are a few references to Jesus in the Quran:

  1. Announcement of His Birth: The Quran narrates the story of the angel's announcement to Mary about the birth of Jesus. In Surah Maryam (19:16-21), Mary is told that she will conceive a child through a miraculous virgin birth.

  2. Jesus as a Prophet: The Quran acknowledges Jesus as a prophet and messenger of God. In Surah Al-Imran (3:52), it is mentioned that Jesus is a messenger and a word from God, and he was sent to the Children of Israel.

  3. Miracles of Jesus: Various verses in the Quran attribute miracles to Jesus, such as healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, and even bringing the dead back to life. Surah Al-Imran (3:49) mentions some of these miracles.

  4. His Disciples: The Quran also references the disciples of Jesus. In Surah Al-Imran (3:52-53), Jesus asks his disciples who will be his helpers in the cause of God, and they respond affirmatively.

  5. The Last Supper: There is a mention of a meal (often associated with the Last Supper in Christian tradition) in Surah Al-Ma'idah (5:112-114), where Jesus' disciples express their belief in God.

  6. Denial of His Crucifixion: As mentioned earlier, the Quran denies the crucifixion of Jesus. In Surah An-Nisa (4:157-158), it states that Jesus was not killed nor crucified but was made to appear so.

These references in the Quran highlight Jesus as a significant figure in Islam, emphasizing his miraculous birth, his prophethood, and the miracles attributed to him. However, Islamic theology differs from Christian beliefs in significant ways, particularly regarding the nature of Jesus and the events surrounding his crucifixion.

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