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    Jesus: A Muslim? ( 1 of 2 )


    by ChristianDialogue

    Was Jesus a Muslim? Muslim is someone who Submits his/her Will to God. Is this What Jesus did and taught? The foundation of Jesus' message was submission to the will of God, because that is the foundation of the religion which God prescribed for man since the begining of time. God says in the Chapter Aal Imraan (the family of Imraan), the third chapter of the Qur'an verse 19: {إنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الإسْلامُ} [آل عمران: 19] " Truly, the religion in the sight of Allah (God) is Islam (Submission). " In Arabic Submission to God's will is expressed by the word 'Islam'. In the Gospel according to Matthew 7:22, Jesus is qouted as saying: " No everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does THE WILL OF MY FATHER in heaven." In this statement, Jesus places emphasis on " the will of my father", submission of the human will to the will of God. In John 5:30, it is narrated that Jesus also said " I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgement is just, because I seek not my own will but THE WILL OF HIM WHO SENT ME." The Topic: Jesus: A Muslim? A talk by Shabir Ally (Bristol University, Feb 14th 2005)