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

Islam holds that Jesus (may the peace of Allah be upon him) was a Prophet of Allah and a Messenger of truth. This is quite different from the Christian doctrine. Islamic teachings emphasize that all prophets were sent by Allah with specific teachings for specific times and communities. So while Jesus played a significant role in reminding people to turn to Allah (Exalted be He) with sincere hearts, he was not the only path to reach Him.

Rather, Islam teaches that salvation lies in adhering to the teachings of all prophets, particularly Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Muslims respect Jesus as an honorable Prophet of Allah who preached compassion and mercy towards all, but their ultimate source for guidance is the Quranic scripture which outlines a comprehensive message of worship and righteous conduct as well as details of beliefs about the Hereafter.