Do Muslims Believe in the Risen Lord?

April 2022

  Muslims in the West claim that they believe in Jesus. If you ask them what they mean by “believing in Jesus,” they will tell you that one cannot be a true Muslim unless one believes in all the prophets and Jesus. To Muslims, Jesus is a great teacher, a great messenger, and a great prophet. Muslims also say that the Qur’an mentions Jesus more times than Mohammed is mentioned. Muslims believe in the virgin birth and that Jesus performed great miracles such as raising the dead, opening the eyes of the blind, and healing the sick and lepers as Muslims proudly quote Qur’an 3:49: “And a messenger to the children of Israel.  Indeed, I came to you with a sign from your lord. I create for you the figure of a bird from the mud. So I breathe into it, so it will become a bird by Allah’s permission. And I heal the blind and the leper, and I raise the dead by Allah’s permission. And I inform you about what you eat and what you store in your houses. Surely in this is a sign for you, if you were believers.”

   Many Americans will be surprised to know that Muslims have no problem celebrating Christmas with Christians. However, on the other hand, Muslims will never celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. If you ask Muslims why they do not celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, they will simply say that Jesus never died. Their evidence comes directly from the Qur’an a ...

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