Jesus Prophet of Islam
First published in 1977, Muhammad ‘Ata ur-Rahim’s classic text examines Jesus as a prophet teaching the Unity of God, and the historical collapse of Christianity as it abandoned his teaching. Now revised by co-author Ahmad Thomson, the book sketches the dramatic picture of the original followers of Jesus who affirmed Unity, showing how “Christianity” became the fiction that replaced their truth.
A wide-ranging study that covers the Gospel of Barnabas, the Gospel of Hermes, the shepherd, early and later Unitarian Christians, and Jesus in the gospels and in the Qur’an and hadith, Jesus: Prophet of Islam argues persuasively that the idea of Jesus as part of a trinity was a Greek pagan concept adopted by early Christian missionaries to gain converts among the Greeks, and did not become a widely accepted Christian doctrine until after the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D.
Jesus in the Qur’an is especially for those who believe in Jesus but are unaware of the high regard and love for Jesus and his mother Mary that Muslims share, blessings and peace be on them – a love which is inspired primarily by what the Qur’an says about both of them.
This small volume lays out the various verses in the Qur’an that mention both Jesus and Mary – blessings and peace be on them. It is simply Chapter Eleven of the more extensive work, Jesus, Prophet of Islam, by the same authors.