Monday, April 21, 2014

Some Qur'anic verses on Jesus Christ son of Mary-Word, Prophet and Messenger of God.

Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi
1:1 (Asad) In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace:
3:59 (Asad) Verily, in the sight of God, the nature of Jesus is as the nature of Adam, whom He created out of dust and then said unto him, "Be" - and he is. [47]
4:157 (Asad) and their boast, "Behold, we have slain the Christ Jesus, son of Mary, [who claimed to be] an apostle of God!" However, they did not slay him, and neither did they crucify him, but it only seemed to them [as if it had been] so; [171] and, verily, those who hold conflicting views thereon are indeed confused, having no [real] knowledge thereof, and following mere conjecture. For, of a certainty, they did not slay him:
4:158 (Asad) nay, God exalted him unto Himself [172] - and God is indeed almighty, wise.
4:172 (Asad) Never did the Christ feel too proud to be God's servant, nor do the angels who are near unto Him. And those who feel too proud to serve Him and glory in their arrogance [should know that on Judgment Day] He will gather them all unto Himself:
5:46 (Asad) And We caused Jesus, the son of Mary, to follow in the footsteps of those [earlier prophets], confirming the truth of whatever there still remained [63] of the Torah; and We vouchsafed unto him the Gospel, wherein there was guidance and light, confirming the truth of whatever there still remained of the Torah, and as a guidance and admonition unto the God-conscious.
5:75 (Asad) The Christ, son of Mary, was but an apostle: all [other] apostles had passed away before him; and his mother was one who never deviated from the truth; and they both ate food [like other mortals]. [89] Behold how clear We make these messages unto them: and then behold how perverted are their minds! [90]
5:110 (Asad) Lo! [131] God will say: "O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember the blessings which I bestowed upon thee and thy mother-how I strengthened thee with holy inspiration, [132] so that thou couldst speak unto men in thy cradle, and as a grown man; and how I imparted unto thee revelation and wisdom, including the Torah and the Gospel; [133] and how by My leave thou didst create out of clay, as it were, the shape of [thy followers'] destiny, and then didst breathe into it, so that it might become, by My leave, [their] destiny ;[134] and how thou didst heal the blind and the leper by My leave, and how thou didst raise the dead by My leave; [135] and how I prevented the children of Israel from harming thee when thou camest unto them with all evidence of the truth, and [when] those of them who were bent on denying the truth were saying, `This is clearly nothing but deception!"'
5:116 (Asad) AND LO! God said: [139] O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, `Worship me and my mother as deities beside God'?" [Jesus] answered: "Limitless art Thou in Thy glory! It would not have been possible for me to say what I had no right to [say]! Had I said this, Thou wouldst indeed have known it! Thou knowest all that is within myself, whereas I know not what is in Thy Self. Verily, it is Thou alone who fully knowest all the things that are beyond the reach of a created being's perception.
5:117 (Asad) Nothing did I tell them beyond what Thou didst bid me [to say]: `Worship God, [who is] my Sustainer as well as your Sustainer.' And I bore witness to what they did as long as I dwelt in their midst; but since Thou hast caused me to die, Thou alone hast been their keeper: [140] for Thou art witness unto everything.
42:13 (Asad) In matters of faith, [12] He has ordained for you that which He had enjoined upon Noah - and into which We gave thee [O Muhammad] insight through revelation [13] as well as that which We had enjoined upon Abraham, and Moses, and Jesus: Steadfastly uphold the [true] faith, and do not break up your unity therein. [14] [And even though] that [unity of faith] to which thou callest them appears oppressive to those who are wont to ascribe to other beings or forces a share in His divinity, God draws unto Himself everyone who is willing, and guides unto Himself everyone who turns unto Him.
57:27 (Asad) And thereupon We caused [other of] Our apostles to follow in their footsteps; and [in the course of time] We caused them to be followed by Jesus, the son of Mary, upon whom We bestowed the Gospel; [46] and in the hearts of those who [truly] followed him We engendered compassion and mercy. But as for monastic asceticism - [47]We did not enjoin it upon them: they invented it themselves out of a desire for God’s goodly acceptance. [48] But then, they did not [always] observe it as it ought to have been observed: [49] and so We granted their recompense unto such of them as had [truly] attained to faith, whereas many of them became iniquitous. [50]
3:84 (Asad) Say: "We believe in God, and in that which has been bestowed from on high upon us, and that which has been bestowed upon Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and their descendants, and that which has been vouchsafed by their Sustainer unto Moses and Jesus and all the [other] prophets: we make no distinction between any of them. [68] And unto Him do we surrender ourselves."
Surah Al-Imran (Chapter of The Family of Imran (Mary's father Imran, Saint Anne, Mary, Jesus))
3:42 (Asad) AND LO! The angels said: "O Mary! Behold, God has elected thee and made thee pure, and raised thee above all the women of the world.
3:43 (Asad) O Mary! Remain thou truly devout unto thy Sustainer, and prostrate thyself in worship, and bow down with those who bow down [before Him]."
3:44 (Asad) This account of something that was beyond the reach of thy perception We [now] reveal unto thee: [30] for thou wert not with them when they drew lots as to which of them should be Mary's guardian, [31] and thou wert not with them when they contended [about it] with one another.
3:45 (Asad) Lo! The angels said: "O Mary! Behold, God sends thee the glad tiding, through a word from Him, [of a son] who shall become known as the Christ [32] Jesus, son of Mary, of great honour in this world and in the life to come, and [shall be] of those who are drawn near unto God.
3:46 (Asad) And he shall speak unto men in his cradle, [33] and as a grown man, and shall be of the righteous."
3:47 (Asad) Said she: "O my Sustainer! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?" [The angel] answered: "Thus it is: God creates what He wills [34] when He wills a thing to be, He but says unto it, 'Be' - and it is.
3:48 (Asad) And he will impart unto thy son [35] revelation, and wisdom, and the Torah, and the Gospel,
3:49 (Asad) and [will make him] an apostle unto the children of Israel .” [36] "I have come unto you with a message from your Sustainer. I shall create for you out of clay, as it were, the shape of [your] destiny, and then breathe into it, so that it might become [your] destiny by God's leave; [37] and I shall heal the blind and the leper, and bring the dead back to life by God's leave; [38] and I shall let you know what you may eat and what you should store up in your houses. [39]Behold, in all this there is indeed a message for you, if you are [truly] believers.
3:50 (Asad) "And [I have come] to confirm the truth of whatever there still remains [40] of the Torah, and to make lawful unto you some of the things which [aforetime] were forbidden to you. And I have come unto you with a message from your Sustainer; remain, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me.
3:51 (Asad) "Verily, God is my Sustainer as well as your Sustainer; so worship Him [alone]: this is a straight way."
3:52 (Asad) And when Jesus became aware of their refusal to acknowledge the truth, [41] he asked: "Who will be my helpers in God's cause?" The white-garbed ones [42] replied: "We shall be [thy] helpers [in the cause] of God! We believe in God: and bear thou witness that we have surrendered ourselves unto Him!
3:53 (Asad) O our Sustainer! We believe in what Thou hast bestowed from on high, and we follow this Apostle; make us one, [43]then, with all who bear witness [to the truth]!"
3:54 (Asad) And the unbelievers schemed [against Jesus]; [44] but God brought their scheming to nought: for God is above all schemers.
3:55 (Asad) Lo! God said: "O Jesus! Verily, I shall cause thee to die, and shall exalt thee unto Me, and cleanse thee of [the presence of] those who are bent on denying the truth; and I shall place those who follow thee [far] above those who are bent on denying the truth, unto the Day of Resurrection. In the end, unto Me you all must return, and I shall judge between you with regard to all on which you were wont to differ.
Surah Maryam (Chapter of Mary)
19:16 (Asad) AND CALL to mind, through this divine writ, [12] Mary. Lo! She withdrew from her family to an eastern place
19:17 (Asad) and kept herself in seclusion from them, [13]whereupon We sent unto her Our angel of revelation, who appeared to her in the shape of a well-made human being. [14]
19:18 (Asad) She exclaimed: "Verily, 'I seek refuge from thee with the Most Gracious! [Approach me not] if thou art conscious of Him!"
19:19 (Asad) [The angel] answered: "I am but a messenger of thy Sustainer, [who says,] `I shall bestow upon thee the gift of a son endowed with purity.'"
19:20 (Asad) Said she: "How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me? - for, never have I been a loose woman!"
19:21 (Asad) [The angel] answered: "Thus it is; [but] thy Sustainer says, `This is easy for Me; [15] and [thou shalt have a son,] so that We might make him a symbol unto mankind and an act of grace from Us. [16] And it was a thing decreed [by God]:
19:22 (Asad) and in time she conceived him, and then she withdrew with him to a far-off place.
19:23 (Asad) And [when] the throes of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree, [17] she exclaimed: "Oh, would that I had died ere this, and had become a thing forgotten, utterly forgotten!"
19:24 (Asad) Thereupon [a voice] called out to her from beneath that [palm-tree]: [18] "Grieve not! Thy Sustainer has provided a rivulet [running] beneath thee;
19:25 (Asad) and shake the trunk of the palm-tree towards thee: it will drop fresh, ripe dates upon thee.
19:26 (Asad) Eat, then, and drink, and let thine eye be gladdened! And if thou shouldst see any human being, convey this unto him: [19]`Behold, abstinence from speech have I vowed unto the Most Gracious; hence, I may not speak today to any mortal. [20]
19:27 (Asad) And in time she returned to her people, carrying the child with her. [21] They said: "O Mary! Thou hast indeed done an amazing thing!
19:28 (Asad) O sister (descendant) of Aaron! [22] Thy father was not a wicked man, nor was thy mother a loose woman!"
19:29 (Asad) Thereupon she pointed to him. They exclaimed: "How can we talk to one who [as yet] is a little boy in the cradle?"
19:30 (Asad) [But] he said: [23] "Behold, I am a servant of God. He has vouchsafed unto me revelation and made me a prophet, [24]
19:31 (Asad) and made me blessed wherever I may be; and He has enjoined upon me prayer and charity as long as I live,
19:32 (Asad) and [has endowed me with] piety towards my mother; and He has not made me haughty or bereft of grace.
19:33 (Asad) "Hence, peace was upon me on the day when I was born, and [will be upon me] on the day of my death, and on the day when I shall be raised to life [again]!"
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