Does Islam Endorse Divinity Of Jesus (sws)?

Question

I wonder why Islam accepts Jesus Christ (sws) as a prophet when he said that he is the only way to Heaven, and the only begotten Son of God. If he is lying, then Islam accepts a false prophet. If he is telling the truth, Islam is not the way he is. Can you explain? Thanks in advance.


Answer

The primary source of religious knowledge in Islam is the Holy Qur'an. It claims that the Prophet Jesus (sws) was the true messenger of God. It cleanses the personality of Jesus Christ (sws) from the falsifications ascribed to him.

And the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. God destroy them. How perverse are they! (9:30)

The Holy Qur'an acknowledges prophet hood of Jesus Christ (sws) and declares him to be the true servant of the Almighty who never claimed these divine attributes. It is only because of misinterpretation of the relevant verses of Bible or misunderstanding on the part of the Christians in some cases and perhaps deliberate tempering in some other that the belief of salvation and his divinity was incorporated in the Christian faith.

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