The Prophet  I`sa (peace be upon him)
(Jesus, peace be upon him)
Comparative Analysis from an Islamic, Christian & Qadiani perspective.
By Maulana Rashid Ahmed Ali Seth
Zakariya Islamic Academy, Ma’had Al-Imam Muhammad Zakariya
4 Howcroft Street, Bolton, BL3 5LP, Tel: 01204 521786
See also the Biography of the Last Prophet: Prophet Muhammadpeace and blessings be upon him


INTRODUCTION
The Aim of the Analysis
Points of discussion regarding Christianity
Qadianism
The founder of Qadianism
The Claims of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani
Points of Discussion regarding Qadianism
Chapter One
I`SA (JESUS)  IN THE QURAN
Jesus’ Name.
Jesus’ Maternal Grandfather - Imran
Jesus’ Family - The Chosen Family
Jesus’ Maternal Grandmother’s Intention
The Birth of Jesus’ Mother
The Naming of Jesus’ Mother
Protection From Satan
The Upbringing of Mary
Zakariya - The Chosen Guardian
Allah’s Special Provision for Mary
Mary - the Chosen One
Mary - the Truthful One
The Glad Tidings of Jesus
Mary’s Amazement
The Appearance of the Angel Gabriel
The Conception of Jesus
The Location of Jesus's Birth
Mary’s Fear of the People’s Accusations
The Angel’s Assurance
God’s Provisions
Allah’s Order to Mary
The Birth of Jesus
Jesus like Adam Created
The People’s Accusations
Allah’s Purification of Jesus
Jesus the Son of Mary, not the Son of God
Jesus’ Speech in Childhood
Jesus’ Character
Jesus The Messenger of God : Not Part of God
Jesus The Messenger of God : Not Part of God
Jesus the Honoured One
Jesus a Sign of Mercy
Jesus the Learned One
Jesus the Obedient One
Jesus' Mission
The Hawariyyun (Disciples)
The Hawariyyun - the Helpers of Jesus
Hawariyyun - the Faithful Ones
Hawarriyyun - People of Mercy
Hawariyyun - the Superior Ones
Hawariyyun’s Request for a Table
Jesus’ Reply
The Reason for the Request
Jesus’ Supplication
Acceptance of the request 
The Injeel - Gospels
The Injeel Revealed by Allah
Jesus Was Given the Injeel
Jesus Was Taught the Injeel
The Contents of Injeel
The Miracles of Jesus
The Birth of Jesus
Jesus’ Speech as a Newborn Child
A Live Bird Made From Clay
The Table Set With Viands From Heaven
The Ascension of Jesus to the Skies
The Descent of Jesus.
ANALYSIS
Chapter Two
GENEALOGICAL TREE
I`sa’s (Jesus)  Ancestral Line
The Prophets’ bond with one another
The prophet Muhammed’s Peace and blessings upon him relationship to I`sa blessings upon him
The similarities between Muhammad and I`sa Peace and blessings upon him
The Characteristics of the Prophets
Comparative Analysis.
The Prophets’ Noble Code Of Conversation
Conclusion
Mirzas claim of superiority over all prophets
Mirza’s Insult of the Prophets
Mirza’s Claim of Superiority Over Jesus
Mirzas Hatred Of I`sa
I`sa Compared with Yahya (John) (alayhima`s sala`m) by Mirza
The Reason for this Insulting Attitude
Jesus’ Grandparents
The Birth of Maryam (Mary)
The Glad Tidings of Jesus
A Comparative Analysis of I`sa’s  Genealogy in Islam & Christianity
Biblical Contradictions in Jesus’ Genealogy
Chapter Three
The Miraculous Birth of I`sa
I`sa’s dialogue in childhood
I`sa’s birth - as portrayed in Christianity.
The Doctrine of Original Sin
Concept Of Birth In Islam.
The Birth Right Offered By Islam
Logical Contradiction
Biblical Contradiction of the Original Sin
The Innovation of the Original-Sin Doctrine
Chapter Four
I`sa’s (Jesus’) Name .
Why Was Jesus Named Masih?
Why Was Jesus Referred To As Kalimah (Word)?
AN ANALYSIS OF THIS STUDY
The Title Ruh.(spirit)
Conclusion
Chapter Five
The Characteristics of Jesus.
The Physical Appearance of I`sa(Jesus) alayhis salaam
Explanation of the Hadith :
Jesus a Prophet of Islam
I`sa  a Prophet of God
Quran Denies the Concept of Jesus as the Son of God
The Quran Rejects the Concept of Trinity:
The Quran Denies the divinity of Jesus:
Divinity of Jesus.
Concept of Trinity.
Birth-place of Trinity.
A Human God?
The Quran Proves Jesus is Only Human.
The Gospels Prove Jesus is Not God.
Jesus Worshipped Allah.
Jesus Invoked Allah.
Jesus Prayed to Allah.
Jesus Was Tempted by the Devil.
Jesus’ Declaration of Allah’s Perfection.
An Incomprehensible Faith.
The Comprehensible Faith.
A dialogue between Imam Raazi and a Priest
The Mission of the Masih
I`sa  (Jesus) the Honoured One
Jesus the Just Ruler
Explanation of the Hadith
Jesus the Truthful One
Jesus the Pious One
Jesus’ Character Belittled by Mirza
I`sa the Learned Prophet
I`sa’s teachings belittled by Mirza
Chapter Six
THE HAWA`RIYYUNS (DISCIPLES) OF JESUS.
The Definition of Hawa`riyyuns
The Hawa`riyyuns in the Light of the Quran
THE NAMES OF THE HAWARIYYUNS
Contradictory Names Of Jesus’ Disciples in the Bible
Chapter Seven
Al-Injeel (The Gospels)
The Present Bible and its Composition
Islamic Ruling Regarding the Present Gospels"
Gospel Writers:
Old and New Testaments:
Mirzas Claim of Receiving Revelation(wahi)
Chapter Eight
The Miracles of Jesus
Jesus’ Miraculous Birth.
Jesus’ Miraculous Speech as a Newborn Child.
A Live Bird Made From Clay.
The Curing of the Leper and the Born-Blind and Bringing the Dead Back to Life
Informing People of What They Had Eaten and Stored.
The Table Set With Viands (Food) From Heaven.
The Miraculous Ascent of Jesus to the Skies.
Quranic Denial of Crucifixion
A Summary of the Quranic Verses.
CRUCIFIXION.
The Christian Perspective :
The Jewish View :
The Qadiani Concept :
The Islamic Belief :
Analysis of the Christian, Jewish & Qadiani Doctrines.
Allah’s Majestic Mercy.
A Reluctant Candidate for Crucifixion.
An Impostor, Justly Crucified by the Jews
An Unfeasible Fabrication to Preserve their Faith.
The Truth of the Matter.
A Logical Conclusion.
Contradictory Narration’s About Crucifixion
Mirza’s Declaration of I`sa’s Death in Kashmir.
The Descent of Jesus.
Predictions of False prophets and Messiahs in Islam and Christianity.
The Descent of I`sa  in the Quran
A summary of Jesus’ Descent in the Quran.
Descent in the Light of the Hadiths
The status of the Hadiths on Descent
The status of Mutawatir(The Recurrent Hadith)
Definition of Mutawatir (The recurrent Hadith)
Conditions Of Mutawatir Hadith
The status of Mutawatir Hadith in authenticity
The Hadiths Pertaining to I`sa’s Descent
Mirza’s distortion of this Hadith.
I`sa’s Descent in the Bible
The Wisdom of Descent
Mirza’s Denial of I`sa’s Descent
Mirza’s Distortion of the Hadiths.
(1) Mirza’s claim to be the Likeness of I`sa (Jesus).
(2) Descent of I`sa (Jesus) is only Metaphorical. (According to Mirza.)
Jesus’ Prophecies.
Jesus Miracles a Reason for Divinity?
Chapter Nine
JESUS AFTER HIS DESCENT
Distortion Of The Meaning of Breaking the Cross & Killing Dajjal
THE KILLING OF DAJJAL
Mirzas Distortion of this Hadith.
The Wisdom of the Killing of Dajjal and not Yajuj Majuj
Jesus’ Descent, a sign of The hour of Judgement.
The Reign of I`sa
Jesus’ Pilgrimage.
`Isa’s (alayhis sala`m)Burial in Madina.
Mirza’s distortion of this Hadith.
SUMMARY OF THE HADITHS
Chapter on Scholars
Bibliography

 
 

INTRODUCTION

The holy prophet Muhammad  came to this world during a period of Jahiliyah (ignorance). He came as a messenger of our Lord, Almighty Allah (the Exalted), who equipped him with the Holy Quran, through the channel of divine revelation, as a means of shining the light of Islam through the darkness of ignorance, and enabling people to discover the true reason for life itself.

The holy prophet  not only left the Quran, as a source of guidance, but also the Sunnah. In every respect we have been told how to go about our everyday lives, through the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah. If we were to abide by this beautiful, divine, sensible and utterly adequate guidance, we would become free of the calamities which befall those whose lives are devoid of Allah’s Mercy (Rahmah). Our lives would abound with the blessings of Allah, the Bountiful and innumerable gifts from Allah the Most Favourable, would be our reward.

Unfortunately it is obvious and apparent from the plight of Muslim nations these days, that adherence to the Quran and the Sunnah is at a very low ebb, causing such irrevocable damage to the faith of the people and their lives, as to render their Iman void of any consistency.

It is during these times which are rife with evil temptations (Fitnah), trials and confusing issues pertaining to religion, that our faith, if strong, will help us overcome such works of the Devil.

Deviation from the path of Islam, paved by the Sunnah of the prophet e, is causing Muslims worldwide to suffer excessively. In order for Islam to become the reigning religion, it is incumbent upon us to return to the roots of our faith i.e. the Noble Quran and the Sunnah.

Due to the rapid progress of the media in recent times, the true plight of the Muslim Ummah is coming to light. We only have to peruse the papers or glance at the news, to be bombarded with images of the decreasing status of Muslims, being oppressed, abused and slandered etc. This has caused not only people of other faiths, but also Muslims themselves to slander and mock the teachings of the prophet Muhammad .

Such corruption is eating away at the unity of the Muslim Ummah, and in addition to this we have within Islam, groups forming their own fraternity. These groups are deviating from the original enlightenment of Islam, thus causing an increase of conflict within the hearts of the Ummah. There is such a large amount of people of differing views claiming the cloak of leadership, that it has caused the validity of this position to be saturated with doubt in the Muslim people’s minds. Thus the Muslims are not inclined towards accepting anyone at face value - they need to know the person inside out, his spiritual and religious leaning and his capacity in dealing with the huge anti-Islam operation instigated by the Kufaar. As the Kuffar are the ones who monopolize the entire media market, anti-Islamic propaganda material is being splashed throughout the world.

No person has yet professed his suitability as a leader of Islam, to the Muslims. As each candidate when scrutinized thoroughly yields abnormalities in nature, rendering him incompatible for this post.

In addition to this, the breakdown of unity and the division among Muslims has contrived to make them accept leaders from among their own groups only. Thus a leader is not chosen due to his moral and religious character, but rather his genealogical background and geographical origin and which sect he adheres to, are all factors taking precedence over his religious attributes, when appointing a leader. This divided Ummah is not prepared to accept anyone who is outside of their particular sect, as a leading authority.

To lead the Muslims out of this situation of internal dispute and partitions, to extract the Ummah from the mire of conflict caused by the Kuffar, to improve upon the standard of the Muslim nation, to establish unity of faith and to enact the merger of an all powerful Islamic force which will wipe out all existing evil from the surface of the earth and the core of humanity, a leader possessing extraordinary spiritual powers, free from any geographical and biographical attachments (thus giving rise of acceptance from the entire Ummah), is needed.

All these relevant qualifications will be fulfilled to satisfaction, by he who is to take on the responsibility of restoring order to humanity. The person to take on this demanding role will be the prophet I`sa u, who will descend from the sky, thus eradicating any relation to a geographical origin. He will possess no family ties, thus abolishing any favouritism or rejection, due to familial origin, from the Ummah. He will be conferred with great honour as Allah Himself says in the Holy Quran :

"Remember when the Angels said, "Oh Mary! Verily Allah gives you the glad tidings of a word from Him, His name will be Masih, I’sa, son of Mary held in honour in this world and in the hereafter, and will be one of those who are close to Allah. He shall speak to the people in childhood and maturity and he shall be in the company of the righteous ones." 3/45-46 The last days of this world will be privileged, honoured and fortunate in the sense that this man of sublime status and exalted character will set foot upon earth. His mission will be to steady the rocking ship of humanity and steer it out of one of the bleakest periods, known to man. This Prophet will raise the level of civilization and create the Kingdom of God on earth, and will restore peace and harmony, justice and equality. He will open the eyes of men to dimensions of this world and the hereafter that were far beyond anything presented to them by the sum of their intellectuals and greatest thinkers. He will be a gift to the world, to the whole of mankind and to all people and nations. He will come not to take from this world but to give to it. He will come with charity and kindness not greed and misery. He will come with warmth and passion not hate and malice. He will come with modesty and chastity not immorality and shamelessness. He will be humble, not proud, modest, not vain, considerate rather than selfish. Honesty and integrity will be his mode. He will be thoughtful and speak with wisdom, eloquence and complete clarity. By the spiritual power he will possess, agents of evil will perish, as well as Dajjal, the most forceful evil of all. Piety will radiate from his face and leadership will settle at his hands. He will have power but will not exploit it, and influence, but will not abuse it, and he will uplift the banner of Islam until it flourishes to every corner of the earth, and now with the fulfillment of his mission, the time will come for him to depart from this world by the way of natural death. His body will be lowered in Madina Munawwara by the side of he who said once, "I am the most closest to I`sa among the whole of mankind, and all the prophets are of different mothers, but of one religion, and no prophet was raised between me and him." The Aim of the Analyses

In this book we have attempted to give the reader, a clear image and picture of the manner in which I`sa u has been portrayed in various beliefs.

One man with one mission has been given such contrary attributes as to make a person suppose that different personalities are being adhered to. It is astounding how infinite the human stretch of the imagination can be, and when applied in connection with religion, it seems to go a stretch further.

This will become clear to the reader as progress is made in this book, considering the Christian and especially the Qadiani contortions of the true mission of I`sa u, which was to spread the true message of Allah into the hearts of the people of Israel and to uphold the teachings of the Torah, revealed to the prophet Musa before him. Such a sensible and reasonable mission was distorted to such an extent, by the Christians, as to cause people to see I`sa in the light of God.

The Qadiani’s took the perfect, faultless, impeccable example of I`sa u and distorted it beyond all measure, by insulting and abusing his character mercilessly. Conversely if one was to compare the Islamic portrayal of I`sa  to that of the other faiths, the perfect image of a faultless personality, obviously sent by the lord, on a mission to purge the people of the irregularities in their faith, becomes irrevocably clear.
 
 

No religion in the world, outside Christianity, makes it an article of faith to believe in I`sa (Jesus)  honour him and love him except Islam. Indeed a Muslim who renounces the belief in Jesus  renounces his faith as a Muslim.

"Lo, those who disbelieve in God and his messengers, and seek to make distinction between God and His messenger, and say: We believe in some and disbelieve in others, and seek to choose way in between; Such are disbelievers in truth, and for disbelievers we prepare a shameful doom." (Quran 4:150-151)

"Say We believe in God and what is revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and I`saac and Jacob and the Tribes, and what was entrusted to Moses and Jesus and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them and to Him we have surrendered."

(Quran 3: 84)
According to the Quran, Jesus was one of the greatest five messengers of God. (Quran 33.7 & 42:13).

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