The Miracles of prophet Jesus (pbuh) (2)

The Miracles of prophet Jesus (pbuh) (2)

2. Creating a living bird

Creation is the marvelous act of God. The Almighty God in the holy Quran refers to the creation of man: “So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him from My Sou...”(1) Another miracle related to Jesus in the Quran is the creation of a living bird out of clay. “I create for you out of clay, a figure like that of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah’s Leave.”(2)

Referring to the above Ayah, some Christian evangelists attempt to confirm the divinity of Jesus according with the Quran! The main point they miss or ignore is ‘By Allah’s Leave’. None of the creatures of God can create anything without his Leave. “Those whom they invoke besides Allah have not created anything, but are themselves created.”(3)

3. Bringing the dead to life

The act of causing living creatures to die or reviving the dead to life is a divine act. The Almighty God reveals in the holy Quran: “And that it is He (Allah) Who causes death and gives life.”(4) One of the miracles of Jesus was that he was, by permission from God, bringing the dead to life.(5) The holy Quran does not give the details of the person/persons that Jesus brought back to life. The present Gospels however have recorded some dead people whom Jesus revived such as Lazarus.(6)

For Christians, the reviving of the dead is considered one of the greatest miracles demonstrated by Jesus. They count on this miracle as one of the signs for his deity. We however, need to bear in mind that firstly the miracles of Jesus were performed by the Leave of God and secondly according with the Old Testament Prophet Elijah also revived the dead by the Permission of God.(7) If reviving a dead to life makes the actor god or son of god, then why can’t Elijah also be the same?

4. Healing the terminally ill and those born blind

Jesus was healing those born blind and the lepers too as indicated in the holy Quran.(8) Christians argue that in the Old Testament it is God Himself Who is associated with the giving of sight to the blind. Thus, they conclude, Jesus is god! The answer to this is that neither Jesus nor any other person can ever perform any miracle without the Leave of God and hence the miracles of Jesus are in fact the intervention of God through His selected servant, i.e. Jesus.

5. Disclosing secrets

The holy Quran narrates another miracle that Jesus performed by God`s permission, which is related to the scope of human knowledge. Jesus was informing people about those things which were secret to other than them, such as what they ate at home and what they had hidden there.(10) Although man in an ordinary manner has no access to the unseen, God chooses to unveil the secrets and the unseen to some of His servants. “He (Allah alone is) the All-Knower of the unseen, and He reveals to none His unseen. Except to a Messenger whom He has chosen.”(11) Jesus was a chosen Messenger of God and hence God revealed to him the secrets.

6. A table spread with food from heaven

Prophet Jesus performed a miracle exclusively for his disciples when they were wandering with him on the earth preaching his teachings. Once they ran out of food and asked Jesus: “Can your Lord send down to us a table spread with food from heaven?” Jesus, who was not sure about their intention, refused to perform the miracle and advised them: “Fear Allah if you are indeed believers.” They explained that they had no intention for this request but “To eat thereof and satisfy our hearts to be stronger in faith, and to know that you have indeed told the truth and that we ourselves be its witnesses.”

Once Jesus was assured of their sincere intention, he invoked to God saying: “O Allah, Our Lord! Send us from the heaven a table spread (with food) that there may be for us –for the first and the last of us- an Eid and a Sign from You; and provide us with sustenance, for You are the Best of sustains.” The fifth chapter of the Quran is named after this miracle ‘al-Ma’edah’ and its story is mentioned.(12) The holy Quran, as of its usual style, does not mention the details of the story. According with a Hadith from Imam Baqir (a.s) their heavenly food was bread and fish.

7. Prophecy of the coming of Ahmad

“I shall deal with this miracle in chapter seven. The Miracles of Jesus in the Gospels”. The four Gospels recorded about 35 separate miracles Jesus performed. The Bible, distorted as it is, has narrated in the Gospel of John (chapter 2) that the conversion of twenty to thirty gallons of water into wine at a wedding was the first miracle performed by this great Messenger of God! Undoubtedly a religion where its leader converts water into wine, will serve wine as part of their religious service! According with the sublime and rational teachings of the holy Quran,

“All intoxicants are an abomination, the Satan’s handiwork”.(13) Thus, the fingerprint of Satan is so obvious in the narration of John. The compilers of the Gospels exaggerated so much about the number of miracles performed by Jesus that it was as if all the people in his area were born blind, deaf and lepers, and Jesus had no mission other than to heal them all. John at the end of his Gospel says that if all the miracles of Jesus were described in detail, he supposed the world itself would not have room for the books that would have be written!

NOTES:

___________________________________________

1. (15:29)

2. (3:49, 5:110)

3. (16:20)

4. (53:44)

5. (3:49)

6. (John 11:1-44)

7. (1 Kings 17: 2-24)

8. (3:49)

9. (Ex. 4:11)

10. (3:49)

11. (72:26-27)

12. (in Ayaat 112 to 114)

13. (5:90)

Keywords: