Harun Yahya

h1>The Prophet Isa (As)


And We sent ‘Isa son of Maryam following in their footsteps,
confirming the Torah that came before him. We gave
him the Gospel [Injil] containing guidance and light, corroborating
what was revealed in the Torah that came before
it, and as guidance and admonition for those who fear
Allah. (Surat al-Ma’ida, 46)
The Prophet ‘Isa (as) was one of the messengers to whom
Allah revealed a book. He (as) was born to the world without a father.
This is one of the miracles in his life. Right from the time of his
birth on, the Prophet ‘Isa (as) was given a number of miracles to
perform. The Qur’an informs us about the creation of the Prophet
‘Isa (as):
‘Isa is like Adam in the sight of Allah. He created him from
earth and then He said to him, “Be!” and he was. This is the
truth from your Lord so do not be among the doubters. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 59-60)
The Prophet ‘Isa (as) Informed Us That He Was A
Servant Of Allah And His Messenger When He
Was Still In The Cradle And Spoke Of The
Blessings Given To Him
While he was still in the cradle, the Prophet ‘Isa (as) worked
a great miracle by starting to speak. The Prophet ‘Isa (as) communicated
to the people around him his status as a messenger:
He said, “I am the servant of Allah, He has given me the
Book and made me a Prophet. He has made me blessed
wherever I am and directed me to be steadfast in prayer
and give alms to the poor as long as I live, and to show devotion
to my mother. He has not made me insolent or arrogant.
Peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I
die and the day I am raised up again alive.” Such was ‘Isa,
the son of Maryam. That is the whole truth about which
they are still in doubt. (Surah Maryam, 30-34)

The Prophet ‘Isa (as) Informed His People
About The Purpose Of His Being Sent As
A Messenger


One of the most important features of the societies living distant
from Allah is that they are unable to come to terms with one
another; they are in constant conflict and fail to reach a consensus.
Because their moral understanding is not based on fear of
Allah, this conflict applies to almost all issues. Allah sent His messengers
to these nations in order to settle the conflicts between
them and to guide them to His religion. The Prophet ‘Isa (as) also
made known the purpose of his being sent as a messenger to his
people. This is related in the Qur’an as follows:
And when ‘Isa came with the Clear Signs, he said, “I have
come to give you wisdom and to clarify for you some of the
things about which you have differed. Therefore fear Allah
and obey me.” (Surat az-Zukhruf, 63)

The Prophet ‘Isa (as) Admonished His Disciples
To Fear Only Allah


The Prophet ‘Isa’s (as) disciples were those who declared
that they had faith in Allah and that they were with Allah’s messengers.
However, they later asked the Prophet ‘Isa (as) to work
miracles and asked, “Isa, son of Maryam! Can your Lord send
down to us from heaven a table spread with food?” (Surat al-
Maida, 112) No one should need a miracle to believe, for Allah’s
existence is an obvious fact. Prophet ‘Isa (as) therefore, answered
this wish of his disciples as follows:
… “Fear Allah if you are believers!” (Surat al-Ma’ida,
112)
However, when they said they needed it so that their hearts
could be at peace, the Prophet ‘Isa (as) then called upon Allah
and asked for a table:
They [the disciples] said, “We want to eat from it so that
our hearts may be at peace and to know that you have
told us the truth and to be among those who witness it.”
‘Isa son of Maryam said, “Allah, our Lord, send down to
us from heaven a table spread with food to be a feast for
us, and for those who will come after us, and as a Sign
from You. Provide for us! You are the Best of Providers!”
(Surat al-Ma’ida, 113-114)
The Prophet ‘Isa (as) Gave The Good Tidings Of
AMessenger Who Would Come After Him
As is known, the prophet who was sent after the Prophet ‘Isa
(as) was the Prophet Muhammad (saas), whose other name was Ahmad. The Prophet ‘Isa (as) gave the good news of this succeeding
prophet:
“Tribe of Israel, I am the Messenger of Allah to you, confirming
the Torah which came before me and giving you
the good news of a Messenger after me whose name is
Ahmad…” (Surat as-Saff, 6)

The Prophet ‘Isa (as) Summoned His People To
Believe In Allah And Be Servants To Him


As with all the other prophets, the Prophet ‘Isa (as) also told
his people about Allah’s existence, that He was the Creator of
everything, that He was exalted above anything associated with
Him, that He was the Possessor of all beautiful names, and that
He was the All-Powerful and All-Just. And like all other
prophets, he summoned his people to fear Allah and to worship
Him.
“I come confirming the Torah I find already revealed, and
to make lawful for you some of what was previously forbidden.
I have brought you a Sign from your Lord. So fear
Allah and obey me. Allah is my Lord and your Lord so
worship Him. That is the straight path.” (Surah Al ‘Imran,
50-51)
“Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. This isa straight path.” (Surat az-Zukhruf, 64)
 

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