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Old 02-28-05, 06:28 AM
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Question about Islam

Do Muslims believe in a Messiah?
Do they believe Jesus was the Messiah?



Wikipedia says the answer to both of those is yes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah
"In Islam, Jesus is also considered the Masiha, or Messiah, and his eventual return to the Earth is expected with that of another messianic figure, the Mahdi."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi
"The Mahdi will appear during the last days of the world, and will precede the second coming of Jesus, who Muslims believe to be the messiah."

I knew Muslims believe Jesus was a prophet, but I didn't realize they had the figure of Messiah in their religion. Anyone know any more details?
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I've always understood that although all three Major Religions, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity all believe in "A Supreme God" and "A Messiah", they however strongly disagree that it was Jesus and that Jesus was actually "The Son of <i>The</i> Supreme Being"? Obviously Christianity being in the Minority on the Issue of Jesus.
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I've also been told that in Islam Jesus is considered to be a prophet just like Mohammed. I heard that from my Dad who knows quite a bit about the subject.
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Islam is monotheistic, so the divinity of Jesus is not possible. The concept of the Trinity makes no logical sense to Muslims.
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If Im not mistaken, Muslims do believe he is the Messiah, but not the Son of God nor do they believe in the Holy Trinity.
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Interestingly enough, Christians and Jews are also "People of the Book" and are supposed to be allowed to live in peace alongside Muslims, but we all know how that goes these days.

But yeah, Isa Al Masih (Jesus) is a prophet according to the Quran but not the Son of God. Never heard any references to a Messiah in Islam though.
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Remember, that Wikipedia thing is entirely user maintained. I could go in there and declare that Bandoman was Secretary of State from 1923-1927.
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I know wiki is user maintained, that's why I was asking here. The Other forum is never wrong.

Here is some more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa

Looks like Jesus is considered the Messiah, there are even references to the Quaran. He is referred to as the "Word", but Muslims interpret it differently than Christians do the same reference in John.
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Originally Posted by Tuan Jim
Interestingly enough, Christians and Jews are also "People of the Book" and are supposed to be allowed to live in peace alongside Muslims, but we all know how that goes these days.
What do you mean by "People of the Book"?
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wiki is your friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_of_the_Book

Check out the two verses in there
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Originally Posted by Venusian
wiki is your friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_of_the_Book

Check out the two verses in there
Thanks, I'll check it out... I never use Wikipedia. There are too many inaccuracies and biases for me to use it as a reliable source.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
Islam is monotheistic, so the divinity of Jesus is not possible. The concept of the Trinity makes no logical sense to Muslims.

So is Christianity. Christians believe Jesus was the 2nd person in the Godhead. The Godhead being God as a whole. The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Three in one, one in three.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
So is Christianity. Christians believe Jesus was the 2nd person in the Godhead. The Godhead being God as a whole. The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Three in one, one in three.
I'm a Christian, so this makes sense to me. Well, it <i>sorta</i> makes sense. As a group (and in my firsthand, casual experience), Muslims see this as, to put it kindly, bordering on polytheism.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
I'm a Christian, so this makes sense to me. Well, it <i>sorta</i> makes sense. As a group (and in my firsthand, casual experience), Muslims see this as, to put it kindly, bordering on polytheism.

Ok, I see your point.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Remember, that Wikipedia thing is entirely user maintained. I could go in there and declare that Bandoman was Secretary of State from 1923-1927.

I wasn't appointed until 1973.
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Man, I hate wikipedia. If I could figure out how to post pictures on it, it would be a lot of fun, however.
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edits and entries are constantly monitored. anything you change would probably be changed back pretty fast
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I know, but it is fun for the few minutes it is up. I forget what I changed before, but it was fun.
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We should have someone write up an entry for the Other Forum. Who is a good writer?
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I know, but it is fun for the few minutes it is up. I forget what I changed before, but it was fun.
"Neocons are bad, mmkay?"
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Originally Posted by Tuan Jim
Interestingly enough, Christians and Jews are also "People of the Book" and are supposed to be allowed to live in peace alongside Muslims, but we all know how that goes these days.

all three religions did leve together in relative peace during the begining of Islam (Mohhamed didn't get his first message until 620 c.e.)

One of the first rules is "There is only one God, and God is god"

Seems to make sense. Jesus isn't worshiped like in Christianity, neither is Mohhamed.
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Jesus isn't worshiped like in Christianity
Jesus isn't worshiped like what in Christianity?
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Originally Posted by nemein
Jesus isn't worshiped like what in Christianity?
Jesus isn't worshiped in Islam like he is in Christianity.
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Islam believes that Jesus will return and have some sort of battle with Satan......if I remember correctly. That's about the only cool think about Islam that I know of.
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Jesus isn't worshiped in Islam like he is in Christianity.
Gotcha... I was reading it differently.

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