Evangelist Haseeb, a Climbing For Christ member, teaches from the Bible in Pakistan. (Photo by Save Pakistan)
As we saw yesterday, the Qur’an attributes numerous miracles to Jesus, or Isa, as He’s known to most of the world’s nearly 2 billion Muslims. Followers of Islam agree that Isa was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and even healed the sick and raised the dead. Just looking at those miraculous details of the life of Isa, there is no one who compares.
No other person in all of Islam was ever born in such a miraculous way.
No other person in Islam ever claimed to be without sin. (In fact, even Muhammad asked Allah for forgiveness – see Surah 40:55 and 47:19.)
No other person in all of Islam had power to perform such mighty miracles.
Clearly, even within Islam, Jesus has some very special – very unique – qualities. And as we posed yesterday, what should the Muslim do with this information? Well, they would do well to learn more about Isa’s life and teachings and obey what He has commanded (and we would do well to help them as best we can). In fact, they’re actually commanded to by the Qur’an itself.
In Surah 3:50, Isa tells the reader to “keep your duty to Allah (Allah is the Arabic word for God) and obey me.” Because of this, we can boldly encourage our Muslim friend to learn more about Isa. But how can they when there isn’t much information about Him in the Qur’an? Well, there just so happens to be a book that describes the life and teachings of Isa. This book, one of the four holy books of Islam that we mentioned on Day 4, is called the Injil.
The Injil is the Arabic name for the Christian Gospel writings, or the New Testament. It’s there that our Muslim friend can begin to learn the truth about Isa – the truth about Jesus! It’s there that the incredible promises of God can be read and believed and treasured!
In fact, one recent survey listed that reading the truth of God’s Word was among the top five reasons Muslims have come to faith in Christ. In other words, the truth of the Bible illuminated their hearts and they simply could not turn away from Jesus and go back to Islam.
Hopefully once our Muslim friend actually reads or hears the very words of Isa found in the Injil, they too will be unable to go back to Islam. They, too, will have their heart forever touched by the beautiful truth of God and His Word.
- Let’s pray now for many followers of Islam to discover the rich truth about Isa found in the Injil. Pray for believers in Christ to make New Testaments available to Muslims, so that they can read for themselves about the life and teachings of Jesus. May many lives be forever touched as the Lord Himself reveals His truth!