Thursday, July 10, 2008

Apocryphote of the Day: 7-10-08

Jesus said, "If you do a good deed, try to forget it, for it abides with Him who will not forget it."

`Abdallah ibn al-Mubarak, al-Zuhd, p. 101 (no. 301).


Commentary: another quotation of Jesus preserved in Muslim sources.





Jesus delivering the sermon on the mount in Islamic art.

4 comments:

JMS Providence said...

Wow, it is amazing to me how they give Jesus such respect and honor, even though they don't see him as "Messiah".

Geoff Hudson said...

Interesting that we do not see Muhammad depicted in Islamic art. I seem to recall a Danish cartoonist who recently depicted Muhammad was threatened with death.

But jms, do they respect those who believe in Jesus as Christ or Messiah?

'They do blaspheme who say: "God is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ:"O children of Israel! worship God my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with god - God will forbid him the Garden and the Fire will be his abode." ' Q 5:75

JMS Providence said...
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JMS Providence said...

"But jms, do they respect those who believe in Jesus as Christ or Messiah?"

I guess it depends, Geoff.

Of course, according to the quote you've provided, they do not.

Yet, perhaps the Koran is seeking to balance the misuse of "Jesus is God" that the church has perpetrated, when in fact, according to (parts of the)Psalms and Jesus (parts of the Gospels), we are ALL children of God (immature though we may be respectively).

The interesting thing is Christian orthodox dogma seems to disregard Jesus' own struggle to be a sinless child of God (Heb 5, Phil 3) for the sake of its continued (the church's) exclusive power and control.

IMHO