Was Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life?

Islam, being one of the largest religions in the world, has its own doctrine concerning Jesus Christ. As a prophet and a messenger of Allah, Jesus plays a significant role in Islamic beliefs. 

However, Islam's perspective on Jesus differs from that of Christianity. The Quran, the holy book of Muslims, acknowledges Jesus as one of the prominent prophets among many others.

The Quran states: “He [Jesus] said, ‘Indeed, I am the servant of Allah. He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet, and He has made me blessed wherever I am.’”

(Maryam 19:30-31)

As a true messenger of Allah, Jesus preached the message of monotheism - worshipping only one God. Muslims believe that Jesus was sent by Allah to guide his people to the righteous path and to warn them of the consequences of disobeying Allah’s Will. 

Islam regards Jesus as a prophet who cured the sick, healed the leper, and even raised the dead by Allah’s Will and Permission. The Quran tells the story of Jesus creating a bird out of clay and breathing life into it by Allah’s Will and Permission. (Al-`Imran 3:49)   However, Islam’s perspective on Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life differs from that of Christianity. Muslims believe that Jesus was not Allah, or the son of Allah, or part of the Trinity. According to the Islamic belief, Jesus did not die on the cross, nor was he resurrected. Instead, Allah raised him to the heavens.    Islam believes that the message of Jesus (may the peace of Allah be upon him) was a message of submission to Allah, just like all the other prophets. Muslims believe that following the Commandments of Allah and the teachings of His prophets is the only way to lead an honorable and successful life here and in the afterlife. Muslims do not believe that any person can guarantee their salvation; rather, they rely upon their good deeds and obedience to Allah for their salvation. 

Islam’s view of Jesus is fundamentally different from that of Christianity. Muslims believe that Jesus showed people the right path and that the way to salvation is to follow that path. They consider the preaching of Jesus to be inspiring and life-changing, as it leads one towards Allah’s Good Pleasure.

In brief, Islam considers Jesus a Prophet and Messenger of Allah. Islam acknowledges Jesus’ teachings and miracles but hold different beliefs concerning him compared to Christian beliefs. Muslims follow Jesus’ teachings as a prophet, realizing that his message can help them to lead a better life both in this world and in the hereafter.