Originally Posted by Krsto
When we have God's word, 100% preserved, we have no need to look elsewhere. The Qur'an tells us all the main points about Jesus (peace be on him), succinctly:
It tells us of his miraculous birth of the noble virgin Mary (peace be on her) without any male intervention.
It tells us he was a messenger from God sent to the Children of Israel.
It tells us the message he preached, the same message that all his brothers in prophethood before him preached, and the same message the last Prophet after him came to finalise and spread to the world.
It tells us, that he did not claim divinity, was not the son of God, was not part of a trinity, and did not tell people to worship him.
It tells us that prayer and alms giving were enjoined on him.
It tells us that he was kind and dutiful to his mother Mary, and not insolent and arrogant.
It tells us that God gave him a scripture called the Injeel, which was a guidance and a light.
It tells us he confirmed what was originally in the Torah that came before, and gave glad tidings of a messenger to come after him.
It tells us that he was able to talk in babyhood, perform miracles, shape birds from clay and breathe into them and they became alive, he gave life to the dead, and healed the blind and lepers, all with God's permission.
It tells us he was the messiah.
It tells us that he was not killed or crucified, but taken up from this earth by God.
As Muslims, we feel very close to, and love, honour, and respect Jesus (peace be on him), as he was, one of the noblest and purest of humanity to ever set foot on this earth, one of mightiest messengers of God, sent to the Children of Israel. We neither reject him like the Jews, nor at the other end deify him like the Christians, but the correct, middle, balanced, just, true course.
A quote from a respected former Christian member of this forum:
During our Christian years we loved and worshiped an idealistic man-made concept. After we came to Islam we learned to truly love Jesus(as) and not what we were told was Jesus(as). When I was Christian I thought I loved Jesus(as), but after coming to Islam I came to truly Love Jesus(as)."
as = peace be on him, in Arabic.