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.

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. ...
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 scriptures.

Investigate the meaning of   "The Messiah".

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