Muslims and Christians follow similar religious patterns. More than 50 percent of the human population consists of Muslims and Christians and according to our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Muslims are to protect Christians until the Day of Judgement.
Amidst all the religious hatred and extremism, we have forgotten to conduct basic research and understand why the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) instructed us to protect our brothers and sisters following Christianity. One of the major reasons is because Christianity and Islam are very similar religions. Aside from this, Quran highlighted about Jesus Christ, the messenger and the son of God (according to Christians) in a number of occasions. While there are a number of differences, both religions share similarities as well, especially when it comes to Jesus.
Jesus is the central figure in the New Testament of Bible. Known as Hazrat Isa in Islam, there are a number of similarities both religions share when we take about Jesus/Hazrat Isa (AS).
1. Jesus Was Born Without A Father
She (Mary) said, “My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?” The Angle said, “Such is Allah; He creates what He wills.” (Quran 3:47)
Christian believe that Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary. Known as Hazrat Maryum (RA) in Islam, the beliefs between the two religions are same here. Hazrat Maryum (RA) is the mother of Jesus, known as Hazrat Isa (AS) in Islam and is the greatest and the righteousness women in Islam. An entire chapter is dedicated to Hazrat Maryum (RA) and is the only woman mentioned in the Holy Quran.
2. He Was Created Just Like Adam
“Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, BE and he was.” (Quran 3:59)
3. He Was One Of The Best Prophets
Jesus said, “Indeed I am the servant of Allah. He gave me the scripture and made me a Prophet.” (Quran 19:30)
4. He Had Many Stunning Miracles
“…I cure the blind and the leper and I give life to the dead.” (Quran 3:49)
“…All by the permission of Allah.” (Quran 3:49)
5. He Did Not Call Himself God
Allah will say, “Oh Jesus, son of Mary, did you say to people to take me and my mother as gods besides Allah?” He will reply “Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that which I have not right.” (Quran 5:116)
6. He Wasn’t Killed, Nor Crucified
“They did not kill him, nor crucify him; but so it was made to appear to them…” (Quran 4:157)
“Nay, Allah raised him to Himself. And Allah is ever Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Quran 4:158)
This is why according to Quran, Hazrat Isa (AS) will return on the Day of Judgment.