Is Jesus (PBUH) the Spirit of Allah?

Islam is a monotheistic religion that regards Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as the Last and Final Messenger of Allah. The Quranic teachings recognize Jesus as a Prophet of Allah, born of the Virgin Mary. Allah worked miracles through him such as healing the sick and raising the dead. However, the Islamic view of Jesus differs from the Christian view, which regards him as the son of Allah and the incarnation of the divine spirit. According to Islam, Jesus is a human messenger sent by Allah to guide humanity to the path of righteousness.

The Islamic understanding of Allah is based on the concept of Tawhid, which acknowledges the Oneness of Allah. Muslims believe that nothing can be compared to Allah in essence or nature. Therefore, it is considered a grave sin in Islam to associate partners with Allah, or to attribute divine attributes to anything other than Him. This fundamental principle of Tawhid is reflected in the Islamic view of Jesus, who is regarded as a mortal being created by Allah, and not as a divine being possessing the spirit of Allah.

The Quranic teachings describe Jesus as a prophet who was sent to guide the Children of Israel to the straight path. Jesus performed miracles by the Power and Permission of Allah such as healing the sick, raising the dead, and speaking from his cradle as an infant, all of which were regarded as signs of his prophethood. According to the Quran, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, and he spent his life preaching the message of Allah to his people.

The Quranic account of Jesus’ life differs from the Christian account in several respects. For example, the Quran denies the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, and the divinity of Jesus. According to Islam, Allah (Exalted be He) is a separate entity from Jesus, who was a human being sent by Allah as a Prophet to guide the Children of Israel. 

In conclusion, Islam does not regard Jesus as the spirit of Allah, but as a Messenger sent by God. Muslims believe in the absolute Oneness of Allah and reject the notion of associating partners with Allah. Therefore, the Islamic view of Jesus differs from the Christian view and emphasizes his role as a prophet and messenger, rather than his divinity or incarnation of the spirit of Allah.