Sherry and I were at the Jesus in the Qurâ€™an conference (web site here) in Corvallis over the weekend. I knew some of the things the Qurâ€™an taught about Jesus, but was amazed when we gave it careful attention. It teaches that Jesus is a miracle and a sign (Sura 2:87 and 21:91), a prophet (19:30), the only prophet born of a virgin (3:47), the only prophet who is sinless (19:19), the only prophet who was brought near to God (3:45), the only prophet who performed healings and resurrections (5:110), the only prophet who is called the word of God ((3:45, 4:171), the only prophet who was called Messiah â€“ and called that 11 times (4:157, etc.).
In light of the wonderful prayer which makes up Sura 1, the statement in 3:50-51 is amazing: Jesus says, â€œfear God and obey me. This is a Straight Path.â€
I am wondering if Mohammed really was pointing to Jesus, especially in the earlier days, and his followers missed the message. Lots to think about and talk about.