Channel: Zakir Naik
Series: Zakir Naik - Dubai Q&A
Does Jesus unnatural birth not make him greater than Prophet Muhammad?
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Good evening everyone. My name is Ryan Moses, a Christian by faith, and I am a student of engineering. My question, sir is, according to Islam, both Jesus and Muhammad were prophets. But Prophet Isa, besides his miracles, had an unnatural birth and never died, according to Islam. Besides, he has a prominent role to play in the day of judgment against the gel. Don't you think this special preference given to him by Allah makes him more than just a profit?
For the band roster good questions. He said that Islam believes that Jesus Christ peace be upon him, and Muhammad peace be upon him. Both of them are prophets of God. But when you compare their lives, we realize that Jesus Christ is a pony Salah Salam had unnatural birth, meaning that he was born miraculously, without any human intervention.
And he did not die. So don't these two qualities
make him superior? to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him? Before I reply, your question, I would like to make it very clear that Islam is the only non Christian faith which makes it an article of faith to believe in Jesus Christ peace be upon him. We believe that he was one of the mightiest messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We believe that he was the Messiah, translated Christ. We believe that he was born miraculous without any human intervention. We believe that he gave life to the dead with God's permission. We believe that he is those born blind lepers is God's permission.
The Christians and Muslims, we are going together.
But there is parting of ways. The Parting of ways is that many of the Christians they claim and they think that Jesus Christ peace be upon him. He claimed divinity and he was Almighty God. First I'll reply to your these queries, that if Prophet Jesus peace be upon him, was born miraculously.
He had a mother, but had no father. So it doesn't make him superior to Prophet Muhammad indicating that doesn't mean he's God. If you say that Jesus is superior, or you claim to be God, because he was born miraculously, he had no father. Allah says in the Quran in Surah Al Imran Chapter number three Muslim 59. Allah says in the muscle Isa in the light commercial, Adam, hello, Rob McConnell, open, the similitude of Jesus peace be upon him in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the same as Adam peace be upon him. He was made from dust. And Allah said bn he was, if you say that Jesus is God because he had no father, in that context, according to the Quran, and according to your Bible,
Adam, peace be upon him and no mother and father that makes him a greater God.
Nowhere Does the Bible nowhere does Allah say, in the Quran, that because the person has no father he becomes Almighty God. Allah is the best to create, he wanted to show people his power, nominal human being is born with a father and mother. He had an example of other minister Lamb
who was born without a father and mother, you have the example of we have our email address, please, who was born without any female. The last example pending was a person been born without a father which he fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, coming to a second query that we Muslims believe. And even the Bible says that Jesus Christ peace before him did not die.
Allah says in the Quran in surah, chapter four verse number 157 158, Allah says that he was not killed, neither was the crucified, but Allah raised him up unto himself. So the question is, that if Jesus did not die, he's alive. is India greater profits than Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him? The reply brother is that he Salah salam, Jesus Christ peace be upon him was the only messenger of Allah subhana wa Taala, whose followers mistook him that he claimed divinity, there is not a single prophet of Allah subhanaw taala of Almighty God, whose followers mistook that he claimed divinity, because he was the only Prophet whose followers mistook that he claimed he was God. Allah subhana wa
Taala raised him up alive, so that in his second coming, he could testify to these people that he never claimed divinity that further Allah says in the Quran in surah, Isaiah chapter number 516, that any second coming, he will tell is Allah
Allah that you be married this and never told them to worship me, but all them with Allah worship Allah, who's my Lord and your Lord? The same thing is mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew that in a second coming when people will say, oh Master, oh Master, did we not do wonders and miracles in your name, he will say evil men, I don't even know you to depart from here. So Allah subhanaw taala Almighty God has raised up Jesus Christ, please be up and alive, because in the Second Coming, he will not give any new message. Because Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is the last and final messenger which is mentioned in the Quran in surah, Chapter 13, verse number 14, after him and after
the Quran was revealed, nothing new can be added or subtracted from the region of Islam, he will come as Amata masala salam, he will come not to give any new teaching just to testify to the followers, that he never claimed divinity and he is the Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala. So the major difference between the Muslims and the Christians is that most of the Christians think that Jesus Christ peace be upon him claimed divinity. In fact, if you read the Bible, there is not a single unequivocal statement. In the complete Bible where Jesus Christ peace be upon him himself says that I am God always worship me. If any Christian can point out a single verse in the Bible, a
single unequivocal statement with Jesus Christ peace be upon himself says, a single unambiguous statement with Jesus Christ, please bear for himself say that I am God always worship me. I am ready to accept Christianity just now.
I am not speaking on behalf of my other Muslim Brothers, I am putting my head on the guillotine. In fact, if you read the Bible, Jesus Christ, please bear for himself said it's mentioned the gospel of john chapter number 14 was number 28. Jesus Christ peace be upon him said My father is greater than I, gospel of john, chapter number 10 was the majority name, my father's greater than all Gospel of Matthew chapter number 12 was the majority. I cast out devil with the Spirit of God, Gospel of Luke chapter 11, verse number 20, I with the finger of God casto devil, gospel of john chapter five, verse number 30, I cannot tell you nothing.
As the year I judge, and my judgment is just for a seat, not my will, but the will of my Father, anyone who sees a seat, not my will, but the will of Almighty God, he's a Muslim. So Bible says, Jesus Christ peace be upon him was a Muslim. He never claimed divinity. And it's clearly mentioned the book of Acts, chapter number two, was committed to a man of Israel. Listen to this, Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God amongst you by wonders and miracles and signs which God did by him and you are witness to it. A man approved of God amongst you, by wonders and miracles and signs which God did by and destroyed. So Jesus Christ peace be upon never claimed divinity, but he was one
of the mightiest messengers of Allah subhanaw taala. So, brother, are you convinced that Jesus is not God? I did not say Jesus is God. I did not at this position, according to I never said that. You said Jesus was God. I'm asking you a question. Are you convinced that Jesus is not God? Yes, I'm convinced of that, but I'm going to clarify his position in Islam.
Before I answer Did I tell you he believed that he was one of the mightiest messengers of God? No Muslim is a Muslim. If he does not believe in Jesus Christ, peace be upon him.
A Muslim cannot be a Muslim. If he doesn't believe in Jesus Christ will be upon him. We believe that he was one of the mightiest messengers of God, but he was not God.
So do you believe Jesus Christ? Is not God? Yes. Do you believe prophet Masami the Messenger of God? I believe that Jesus Christ being a prophet was more than a prophet that doesn't make him God, but his position is unknown. What is his exact position? He is more than a prophet, but not God. But what is his position? He is a prophet of God is a messenger. But he doesn't qualify to be a prophet because he has done like unnatural birth and natural death. And again, they have gentlemen coming brotherly. Man, sir, if you claim that he is somewhere more than a prophet because he was unnatural born he was born without a father than Adam peace be upon him becomes a bigger than Jesus. Adam had
a debt, natural death. But Adam there was no misconception amongst the followers of Adam peace be upon him that he claimed divinity. There's a misconception amongst the followers of Christians, that they claim that he was God, that the reason Allah kept him alive.
And Jesus Christ peace be upon him said, it's mentioned in the Gospel of john chapter number 16, verse number 12 to 14, I have many things to say unto you, but he cannot bear them now. For even the spirit of truth shall come, he shall guide you into all truth, he shall not speak of himself. All the deer shall speak, he shall notify me. Now this prophecy refers to no one but Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
So if you're a good Christian, if you're a person who believes in Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. If you believe in his teachings, then you also have to believe that there's someone else to come, who shall guide you, and that his Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. So that is the reason I'm saying that if you're a true believer in Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. You have to believe in Prophet Mohammed Salah salam, otherwise you know not true believer.
So are you a believer in Prophet Jesus? Yes. Do you believe in gospel of john chapter 16 verse number 12 to 14
he's talking about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to come.
So do you believe in prophet moments?
I can't comment right now. So I request you to do more research. Okay, I will own your Bible. And you can see my video cassette similarities between Islam and Christianity. Yes. Thank you.