Jesus in Islamic Tradition
Jesus is highly regarded in Islamic tradition as born of the Virgin Mary and as a prophet restating divine religion. His miracles and institution of the Eucharist are attested in the Qur'an. Muslims do not believe that Jesus died on the cross. Unable to accept that crucifixion could serve the purposes of God, Islamic tradition holds that someone else died in his place, while Jesus was taken by God to return at the end of time to judge all people.
Sections in this article:
- Primary Sources of Information on Jesus
- Jesus' Life and Teaching
- Jesus in Islamic Tradition
- Modern Portrayals of Jesus
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