14 Nov Jesus’ (pbuh) Miracles by the will of Allah: Part 1
(The infant) said: “Surely I am ‘abdulLāh (a servant of God). He (has already decreed that He) will give me the Book (the Gospel) and make me a Prophet. ( Holy Quran , Maryam 30 )
The term “ ‘abdulLāh (a servant of God) “ is the highest of human ranks and the most honorable title anyone can reach. Having Allah as your One and Only Master is the most beautiful gift in the life of a believer.
The ayah says that Isa ( peace be upon him ) is a prophet of Allah and he was going to receive a new scripture from Him.
Isa ( peace be upon him ) was blessed by Allah because of his constant wish to guide people on the path of righteousness and pure love of kin . He was also given the miraculous ability to cure diseases and bring the dead back to life by the Will of Allah .
“He has made me blessed (and a means of His blessings for people) wherever I may be, and He has enjoined upon me the Prayer (the Salāh) and the Prescribed Purifying Alms (the Zakāh—and to enjoin the same upon others) for as long as I live.
“And (He has made me) dutiful towards my mother, and He has not made me unruly, wicked.
“So peace be upon me on the day I was born and the day of my death, and the day when I will be raised to life. ” ( Holy Quran , Maryam 31-33 )
Even if some of the Children of Israel believed in the miracle they just witnessed, most of them thought that Maryam ( peace be upon her ) was trying to deceive them by using black magic . They kept accusing her of fornication.
Such was Jesus, the son of Mary, in the words of the truth about which they (the Jews and Christians) have been doubting (and disputing amongst themselves and with each other).( Holy Quran , Maryam 34)
It is not for God to take to Himself a child. All-Glorified is He (in that He is absolutely above doing such things). When He decrees a thing, He does but say to it “Be!” and it is. ( Holy Quran , Maryam 35)
O People of the Book! Do not go beyond the bounds in your religion, and do not say anything of God but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was but a Messenger of God, and a Word of His (Power) which He conveyed to Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in God (as the One, Unique God), and His Messengers (including Jesus, as Messenger); and do not say: (God is one of) a trinity. Give up (this assertion) – (it is) for your own good (to do so). God is but One God; All-Glorified He is in that He is absolutely above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And God suffices as the One to be relied on, to Whom affairs should be referred. ( Holy Quran , Nisa 171)
In the Quran, Isa ( peace be upon him ) is reffered to by the following 4 attributes that we will discuss separately : “ Rooh Allah “ ; “ Rooh Minh “ ; “ Kalimat Allah “ ; “ Maseeh “ .
- “ Rooh Allah “ meaning “ Soul of Allah “ is a very heartwarming phrase used to honor and show Isa’s ( peace be upon him ) endearment to Allah and moreover , his importance and status among the believers.
- “ Rooh minh”, meaning “ Soul from Allah” , indicates his miraculous birth , without a father , similar to the creation of Prophet Adam ( peace be upon him ) .
- “ Kalimat Allah “ , meaning “ Word of Allah “ points to the Infinite Power Allah holds through which He can create human beings just by saying “ Be !” and it is.
- “Maseeh” , means “ Messiah “ , “Anointed One”.
Many miracles and blessings were shown through Isa ( peace be upon him ) . One to mention is that even while his mother was giving birth to him, the town’s people witessed a beautiful light coming from that direction. None of them however were able to get closer since it was protected by angels.
Right after Isa’s (peace be upon him) birth, astrologers and fortune tellers informed the king of Persia that a messenger had been born. A letter was then sent to the king of Damascus asking about important births that took place recently.The people in Beit Al-Maqdis informed him of a miraculous birth of a baby without a father.After hearing these news, the king of Persia demanded his death.
Maryam ( peace be upon her ) out of fear for her own child , left Jerusalem and spent a period of time in Egypt.