A Comparative Analysis of I`sa’s  Genealogy in Islam & Christianity It is understood from the above chapter that I`sa is one of the greatest prophets of Islam, messenger of God, prior to the prophet Muhammad . He stands in line of the great Prophets, Adam, Noah, Ibrahim, Moses and Muhammad (Peace be upon them). The Quran and Hadith of the prophet Muhammad  and all other Islamic literature have mentioned I`sa  quite frequently, conferring upon him much honour and respect. The third Surah of the Quran has taken its name after Jesus maternal Grandfather Imran, and the Surah (chapter) is called A`li Imran (family of Imran) and the nineteenth Surah is named in honour of his mother Maryam (Mary). Even the Bible has not offered Jesus or his mother similar honour. The reason for this for this clear, concise account is to give a distinct picture of who Jesus actually is, i.e. who he is descended from.

The significance of this aspect becomes apparent when a false claimant of Messiahship comes forward. We only have to refer to the Quran upon this matter - does the claimant possess a grandfather named Imran and a mother named Maryam? If he does not then he is shown to be the perpetrator of a great deception and should be punished accordingly.

At this point a slight divergence from this particular subject is called for. It is worthy of note that in the Jewish faith, claiming to be the Messiah falsely, is an action deserving the same punishment which was meted out to Jesus, i.e. crucifixion, as they (the Jews) claim that Jesus was an imposter. Now these days those claiming false Messiahship do not seem to be punished in the least, in fact they are aided and abetted in every way by those in positions of power! This is apparent if one takes the example of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani.

This man did not conform to the Messiah as portrayed in the Holy Quran, as his mother was named Chirag Bibi and he possessed a father; neither was his maternal grandfather the same person mentioned in the Holy Quran.

It is obvious that Mirza did not conform to the Islamic Messiah, but neither did he correspond to the Promised Messiah yet to come, as portrayed in Judaism. Thus one would expect the Jews to have seized upon him, thrust him upon a cross and treated him in the same manner as they did with he who was thought to be Jesus in a previous era. But no! Although this would have been a fitting punishment and end to one who perpetrated such filthy and abusive lies about the greatest people of all time (the prophets), Mirza Ghulam Ahmed seems not only to have escaped the Jews attention in his affront to their beliefs, but seems to have gained their approval instead! The manner in which the Jews aided Mrza is too lengthy a matter to go into at present, but further reading is at hand in the book by Bashir Ahmed, Ahmadiyya Movement : British - Jewish Connections.

In Christendom the Messiah is also set to return once more, therefore it is an insult to their faith to have Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani portraying himself to be the one whom they value so much, as to believe him to be the Son of God Himself. Was Mirza punished for insulting the ‘redeemer’ of the Christian’s sins? The answer is an absolute negative. As the British Government actually gave refuge to Mirza, they opposed and contradicted their own faith, because the Bible states clearly :

"If a man shall say unto you, Lo here is Christ, or there; Believe it or not. For there shall arise false Christ’s and false Prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; in so much that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.’ (St Mathew 24:23, 24) As he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately saying, "Tell us when shall these things be? And what shall be the signs of thy coming and of the end of the World?" Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many." (St Mathew 24:3-5)

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