312C Jesus in the Qur'an and Hadith
Muslims claim to believe in Jesus yet they deny His divinity, death, and resurrection. What type of Jesus is mentioned in the Qur'an and Hadith? Muslims believe that whatever the Qur'an says becomes the final authority to determine decisions which may cause death or life. One of the ways Christians can communicate to a Muslim is through bringing Jesus up-front from the pages of the Qur'an. Did you know that in the Qur'an Jesus is called Messiah, the Spirit of God, and the healer and provider? That the Qur'an describes some of the miracles performed by Jesus in a way that proves Jesus Christ is God? That the Qu'ran states no Mulim can be a Muslim unless he or she believes in Jesus? One of the best ways to reach out to a Muslim friend or a Muslim neighbor is through their own beliefs and knowledge. The books of Islam shape both the culture and philosophy of the Muslim world. The Qur'an means "reading" the holy book of Islam. The Hadith means "tradition." After the death of Muhammad, his followers collected his sayings and actions in books to guide and direct their beliefs. This collection gives additional meaning behind the Surahs (chapters) of the Qur'an and help interpret their meanings. In recent years it has become imperative for Americans to understand the Qur'an and Hadith.
Required for the Understanding Christian Missions and Islam Certificate