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Jesus in the Qur'an

Allah gave the good news to Mary about the birth of a man who would change the course of history and the Quran predicted that he would be of a noble rank and that people would love and follow him

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16 And mention, [O Muúammad], in the Book [the story of] Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place toward the east. 17 And she took, in seclusion from them, a screen. Then We sent to her Our Angel [i.e., Gabriel], and he represented himself to her as a well-proportioned man. 18 She said, "Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if you should be fearing of AllŒh." 19 He said, "I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy [i.e., son]." 20 She said, "How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?" 21 He said, "Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, 'It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.'" 22 So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a remote place. 23 And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said, "Oh, I wish I had died before this and was in oblivion, forgotten." 24 But he called her from below her, "Do not grieve; your Lord has provided beneath you a stream. 25 And shake toward you the trunk of the palm tree; it will drop upon you ripe, fresh dates. 26 So eat and drink and be contented. And if you

see from among humanity anyone, say, 'Indeed, I have vowed to the Most Merciful abstention, so I will not speak today to [any] man.'" 27 Then she brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, "O Mary, you have certainly done a thing unprecedented. 28 O sister [i.e., descendant] of Aaron, your father was not a man of evil, nor was your mother unchaste." 29 So she pointed to him. They said, "How can we speak to one who is in the cradle a child?" 30 [Jesus] said, "Indeed, I am the servant of AllŒh. He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet. 31 And He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me prayer and zakŒh as long as I remain alive 32 And [made me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant. 33 And peace is on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I am raised alive." 34 That is Jesus, the son of Mary – the word of truth about which they are in dispute. 35 It is not [befitting] for AllŒh to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, "Be," and it is. 36 [Jesus said], "And indeed, AllŒh is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path."

Qur'an (19) S´rah Maryam JuzÕ 16