Truth of the Matter.
Now let us consider the explanation of the events of I`sa u
pertaining to crucifixion, as told by Allah (S.W.T.), in the Holy Quran.
Here we have a total rejection of the Christian doctrine of crucifixion
on the authority of God Himself. Islam teaches that the First Sin of Adam
was forgiven, after he made the atonement for it himself. In Islam each
individual will be held to account for his own sins, unless forgiven by
Allah. This leaves no room for illogical beliefs such as another person
suffering due to someone elseís sins.
Allah has stated clearly in the Quran, that it was not I`sa who was
crucified, but someone else in his place :
"They uttered against Mary a grave false charge; that they said,
"We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the apostle of God." But they
killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them.
And those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge
except only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.
Nay God raised him up to Himself; and God is Exalted in Power, Wise."3:52-59
To look at the explanation from the Quran, it is obvious that no contradictory
beliefs have to be harboured by Muslims. For us the first chapter of Jesusí
life upon Earth is clear-cut in itís portrayal - Iísa was born of a virgin;
he was a prophet and messenger of Allah, only; he never claimed to be God
or a part of God and was not crucified, but raised up alive unto Allah,
as is stated in the above verses of the Holy Quran.
The second chapter of I`saís
life upon Earth will begin with his descent, as is mentioned in the following
verse of the Holy Quran :
"And he, Jesus, shall undoubtedly be a sign for the coming of
the Hour of Judgment. Therefore have no doubt about the Hour, but follow
Me. This is a straight way." 43:61
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