Every man has the right to his own opinion,
but no man has the right to be wrong on his
facts. Barnard Buruch
The Messiah and the Qur'an
There is a serious problem in the Qur'anic usage of the term "Messiah".
A repeated Qur'anic statement regarding the Messiah is revealing
ignorance in the matter of its meaning in the Christian and in
particular the Jewish scriptures.
It is a self-contradiction to call Jesus the Messiah and in
the same verse to say that is nothing special and he is just
a messenger like many others. If Messiah is just like any
other prophet, why does he get this special title? The Qur'an
does not give this title any meaning and it is clear that it
was taken over from the Jews and Christians. Therefore we
have to ask what this title means in the Judaeo-Christian
- Surah 4:171
- O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion
nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah,
Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah,
and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from
Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, ...
- Surah 5:75
- The Messiah, son of Mary, was no other than a messenger,
messengers (the like of whom) had passed away before him. ...
Investigate the meaning of "The Messiah".
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