Khamar in the Koran that is Jesus

Religion: The end of Jesus is unclear in the Koran

When she went into labor, Maria was frightened. She flees the city and seeks shelter under a date palm. She does not know what is happening to her - because her son is conceived without the participation of a male partner. Pregnancy is difficult to explain.

But the young mother doesn't have to deal with the situation on her own.

Support and advice after the strenuous birth come from an unexpected source, namely from your newborn baby “Don't be sad! Your Lord has made a brook flow under you. Shake the trunk of the palm and it will throw fresh dates down on you! Eat and drink and comfort yourself! "

The Koran tells so charmingly in Sura 19 about the birth of Christ, which Christians commemorate at Christmas. No ox, no donkey, no crib. And no Bethlehem either.

Jesus - one of many prophets

Jesus is a figure from the ancient Orient. When Christianity had been widespread for half a millennium, a new scripture caused a stir: the Koran. Many biblical actors appear in the most important book of Muslims, for example Abraham, Moses and Mary. Jesus also plays a role in Islam - but his story is told differently in the Koran and the Bible.

For the Koran, Jesus is one of many prophets, just like Abraham and Moses. And just like the story of his birth is told differently, Jesus does not end on the cross in the Koran either.

The Bible lets the martyred die with a crown of thorns and pierced feet. And later - a miracle! - rise again. Also in the Koran Jesus is condemned and is to be led to the cross, this is described in sura 4. However, the Jewish executors of the judgment are mistaken when they believe "we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah, the messenger of God".

In truth it is rather the case that “they neither killed him nor crucified him, but this was only faked to them”. Dying on the cross - a deception then? In any case, Easter is canceled for the Muslims.

Was there a doppelganger hanging on the cross?

What happened instead, we unfortunately do not find out directly from the Koran. However, the Islamic Qur'an commentators have explained the story to themselves and others in different ways: A common theory is that instead of Jesus, a doppelganger hung on the cross. In some places this doppelganger is identified with an unnamed apostle, some commentators even speak of Judas.

In Christian polemics in particular, the Islamic narrative of the Jesus story caused quite a stir. There are fundamental theological reasons for this: the Koran radically rejects the idea of ​​the Trinity. And this is of course particularly clear in the person of Jesus.

For Christians, revelation is closed with Jesus Christ. For Muslims only with the Koran. According to Christian ideas, God sent his Son as a sign to humanity and also called him back again. Jesus is the Incarnation of God.

For Muslims, Jesus is one prophet among many. According to Islamic belief, the sign that God sent people is the Koran: God's incarnation.