Explore the differences and similarities between the Quran and Christianity, understand the concept of believers in the Quran, grapple with issues around the Trinity, and delve into what the Quran says about Jesus and Mary.
How does the Quran differ from Christianity?
Let’s start with the obvious: Christians believe Jesus is God, but the Quran is so opposed to this belief that it condemns Jesus worshipers to Hell ([Qur’an] 5.72). For Christians, Jesus is certainly God, and for Muslims Jesus is certainly not God.
What do Christianity and Islam agree on?
Christians and Muslims believe that there is only one God (unlike religions such as Hinduism). Muslims and Christians also believe that all humans are children of God. This means that both religions are monotheistic – meaning one God.
Who are believers according to Quran?
Almighty Allah says: Successful indeed are the believers. Those who are humble in their prayers, Who avoid vain talk, Who are active in paying zakah (Al-Mu’minun 23: 1-4). These glorious verses are in the beginning of Surat Al-Mu’minun that takes its name from the first verse.
What does the Quran say about the Trinity?
5:73 Those who say, “Allah is one in a Trinity,” have certainly fallen into disbelief. There is only One God. If they do not stop saying this, those who disbelieve among them will be afflicted with a painful punishment. 5:74 Will they not turn to Allah in repentance and seek His forgiveness?
What Quran said about Jesus?
In the Quran, Jesus is described as the Messiah (al-Masīḥ), miraculously born of a virgin, performing miracles, accompanied by his disciples, rejected by the Jewish religious establishment, but not as crucified or dying on the cross (nor resurrected), rather as miraculously saved by God and ascending into heaven.
What does the Quran say about Mary and Jesus?
In the Islamic faith, Muslims believe that God purified Maryam, and chose her above all women in the world, to give her the good tidings of a pure son, Prophet Jesus. The Quran honors Maryam with an entire chapter named after her (Surat Maryam).