BISMILA-HIR RAHMA-NIR RAHIM
Truly even one Word from Allah would be Glad Tidings! How grateful people ought to be to receive anything from Allah. He is so Merciful and Kind to be concerned with mankind. It tells us in the Honored Qur’an that He sent us a ‘Word’ from Himself and His name was Christ Jesus. (Isa al-Masih)
“Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah;” Sura 3:45 Aal-E-Imran
Surely these are indeed “Glad Tidings”. That the great Allah, Maker of the universe would even stoop to communicate to fallen man is a wonder to behold! This could only be deepest love and infinite pity which He has for each and every one of us!
Allah is so concerned for us, that in Mercy He chose to send someone who is held in Honor and nearest to Himself. It continues in Sura 5:46 Al-Maeda where tells us that Jesus (Isa al-Masih) was sent from Allah to confirm the Law and the Gospel (Taurat & Injeel), therein is Guidance and Light. Not only does it tell us that the Taurat and the Injeel was confirmed, but it also says in Sura 5:48 Al-Maeda, that the Scripture (Bible) was “guarded”. It appears that the Honored Qur’an is directing seekers of truth to the Word from Allah the Bible Scriptures? To this Guidance and Light I also point the reader. In the Injeel it says in Hebrews 1:3 that Isa al-Masih (Christ the Messiah) “is the express image of His [Allah’s] Person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power…sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
Nearest to Allah!
How true that Isa al-Masih (Christ the Messiah) after being here upon earth, sat down at the right hand of God [Allah] and is ‘nearest to Allah’.
Sura 3:45 Aal-E-Imran
Since we are fallen, sinful, beings and cannot in our sinful condition see Allah and yet live, still we need to have an understanding of what Allah is like. In the Injeel, John 1:18, it tells us that ‘No man hath seen God [Allah] at any time’…only Christ (Isa al-Masih) it says… ‘which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.’ Mortals cannot look upon Allah in His glory and live, yet Allah in His Mercy sent One who was “in the bosom” of Himself and who is closest to Himself, as an ‘Express Image’ of what Allah is like.
How privileged we are to be able to behold what Allah is like. In the life of Isa al-Masih we have the Kindness and Compassion of Allah’s Love towards humanity expressed most fully. Isa’s own words in the Injeel were...“if ye have seen me, ye have seen the Father”. John 14:9 Now we can have a better idea of what Allah is like, based upon the life of Isa al-Masih.
Is it any wonder that the Honored Qur’an has in itself more than 90 ayats which speak directly about Isa (Christ the Messiah). Fifteen Suras in the Honored Qur’an speak of Him. As it appears, Mohammed must have been directed as to the importance of understanding who Isa al-Masih (Christ) is, else he would not have spoken of Him in so many Suras of the Honored Qur’an. We should be considered most blessed if we spent time to become acquainted with this remarkable Man as recorded in the Injeel (Gospel).
In the Gospel [Injeel] of the Bible Scriptures, we read how Isa al-Masih went about healing diseases and sickness of every sort. He healed men, women, children, and even those with leprosy were made whole. Often cripples were restored and the dead were brought back to life. What rejoicing this caused among men of that day. As Isa al-Masih walked the dusty paths of village after village, His compassion for fallen man was clearly seen. He came to reveal what Allah was like. In Isa al-Masih (Christ the Messiah) we see a picture of Allah which had never before been revealed in such dept.
The Honored Qur’an continues to tell us that of those who follow Christ (Isa al-Masih), that Allah would make these ‘superior to those who reject faith.’
Sura 3:55 Aal-E-Imran
Friends, is it not important then to research into the life of this Man sent by Allah? If the Honored Qur’an says of those who follow Isa al-Masih, that they would be made superior to those who reject faith, then it is most proper for us to know about Isa (Christ Jesus) and also be a follower of Him.
With assurance, it tells us in the Honored Qur’an that those who are the disciples (followers) of Isa (Christ the Messiah), that these helpers of Allah, would be called “Muslims”. Sura 3:52 Aal-E-Imran
We all know that a “Muslim” is someone who is surrendered and submitted to Allah. This submission is to be without question or reservation on our part. This submission must also be to the Word (Isa al-Masih) sent to us from Allah. Remember Sura 3:45 Aal-E-Imran tells us that Allah sent “a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus”. For Allah, the Holy One, would not have gone through all that was necessary to send His Word to us in the life of Isa al-Masih if it were not important.
Just suppose, if you should be so honored that the king of a country sends to you a representative of himself to you, someone who is very near the king. As this representative arrives and seeks to speak with you, what would happen if you should ignore this individual? Would it not terribly insult the king? Listen dear friend of Allah, in a similar way, the God of Heaven and earth has indeed sent His Word to us, in the form of Isa-al Masih (Christ Jesus). This was not just any person but the Word (Isa al-Masih) is nearest to Allah and comes from the “bosom” of the Father [Allah]. Someone so important, who is from the bosom of Allah, we must pay special attention to, or we too would be found to greatly insult Allah.
When Isa-al Masih was at the river Jordan to be baptized as our example, the Scriptures tell us that the heavens opened and Allah’s voice was heard…(Injeel) Matthew 17:5 ‘While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.’ Those last three words, ‘hear ye him’ how important that we listen to what Allah has sent in Isa al-Masih!
The Gospel (Injeel), which the Honored Qur’an says was sent down from Allah, Surah 3:3 Aal-E-Imran, contains passages of Scripture which repeat some of the same thoughts as found in Surah 3:45 Aal-E-Imran, which speak of Isa al-Masih (Christ the Messiah) as ‘the Word from Allah’. Notice what it is says in John 1:1 ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God [Allah], and the Word was God [Allah].’ It then continues to tell us that “the Word was made flesh and dwelt (sent down) among us” verse 14. It is this Word which showed us what Allah is really like. Clothed in human flesh, His Divinity hidden, so that we could see and have a better understanding of what Allah is like.
This is not a physical son as men today have children, no, no, for that cannot be. But One who was born of a virgin, who had never known or touched a man. Remember nothing is too difficult for Allah! He can simply speak and it appears. Read again Sura 3:46 Aal-E-Imran
“For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood.” Zabur Psalms 33:9 Allah needs to simply speak and it comes to pass. There is power in His Word.
God’s [Allah’s] Son?
You may have heard the saying “son of the road”, does the road have a son? No, of course not, but what is meant here is that a person who meets this description is a traveler. Do not be discouraged when you hear the phrase “Christ, the Son of God” this does not mean that God [Allah] has a son in the way humans bear children, for this cannot be. But it does refer to Christ being a Son in the sense that this conveys how close Isa is to Allah and it is through Isa (Christ) that Allah’s character is best revealed. The clearest and best way for Allah to communicate to mankind is with someone who is like us! Therefore He is the Word from Allah… “hear ye Him”.
The Burning Bush
Dear friend do not think for a moment that Allah is limited and cannot do this. Remember the story of Moses and the bush that burned, yet the bush was not consumed. It tells us that Allah spoke to Moses from the fire.
“But when he [Moses] came to the (fire), a voice was heard from the right bank of the valley, from a tree in hallowed ground: "O Moses! Verily I am Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.” Sura 28:30 Al-Qasas [
If Allah can come in the form of a bush on fire, cannot He also come in the form of man and reveal Himself to us and speak to us? Most assuredly nothing is too difficult or too hard for Allah!
May Allah bless you abundantly as you seek to do His will and choose to submit to what He has revealed to you. Truly the Word from Allah in Christ the Messiah are “Glad Tidings” ‘hear ye Him’!
Before opening the pages of the Holy Books, always ask Allah to teach you the correct understanding when reading. Allah blesses those who sincerely are learners and seekers for righteousness. Jeremiah 29:13 ‘And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.’ Those who seek Allah, must seek with all the heart.
“‘O ye who believe! seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.’” Sura 2:153 Al-Baqara
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Bible Texts from the King James Version.
Series no. 03