Islamic Perspectives on Jesus

Reem A. Meshal, M. Reza Pirbhai

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Jesus
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781405193627
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2010


  • Al-Masih (the Messiah) eleven times, nabi (prophet) once, and rasul (messenger, bringer of a revealed "book")
  • Complexity of Islamic Christology, placing Muhammad and his message - in historical context
  • Genre of literature, hadith (or akhbar among Shi) - influenced by pre-Islamic Arabian preoccupation with genealogy
  • Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus, son of Mary) - and as Ibn Maryam (Son of Mary)
  • Islamic Christology, complex and dynamic field of inquiry - stretching into the present
  • Islamic perspectives on Jesus
  • Jesus in Islam - two overarching views
  • Jesus in Islam, product of two overarching factors - one external to it, the other internally generated
  • Qur'an upholding sanctity of "Gospel" - canonical Gospels of Christianity by Muslim scholars
  • Qur'an, "revealed" to Muhammad - first source of Islamic knowledge about Jesus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

Cite this

Meshal, R. A., & Pirbhai, M. R. (2010). Islamic Perspectives on Jesus. In The Blackwell Companion to Jesus (pp. 232-249). Wiley Blackwell.