We Believe in Jesus – Book Sample
We Believe in Jesus
- Virgin Mary
- Miraculous Birth of Jesus
- Jesus, Son of Mary
- The Mission of Jesus
- Jesus Was Raised up to Heaven
- The Criteria for Truth
The story of Jesus (peace be upon him) in the Noble Qur’an starts with the conception of his mother, Mary, when the wife of Imran, Mary’s mother, vowed to dedicate her child to the worship of Allah in the Temple. This is mentioned in the verses (which are translated as follows):
when the wife of Imran said: co my Lord! I dedicate to you what is in my womb for your service. So accept this of me. Indeed you are the All-Hearing (and) All-Knowing’. When she was delivered of her, she said: cl have delivered a female child – and Allah knew best what she brought forth – and the male is not as the female.
And I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge with You for her and her offspring from Satan, the outcast.’ So her Lord accepted her with kind acceptance, and made her grow in a good manner, and entrusted her to the care of Zakariya. Whenever Zakariya entered upon her in the sanctuary, he found her with food. He said: ‘O Mary! From where comes to you this (food)?’ She said: ‘it is from Allah. Indeed Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills, without measure’.” [Qur’an 3: 35-37].
The Noble Qur’an has stated that the Almighty Allah chose Mary, purified and raised her above all other women of the world. This is mentioned in the following verses (which are translated as follows):
”And when the angels said: ‘O Mary! Indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds. 0 Mary! Be obedient to your Lord, prostrate yourself and bow with those who bow (in prayer)’.”[Qur’an 3: 42-43].