How They Compare — From the Sources




With texts from the Qur’an



With texts from the New Testament


Was formerly an unbeliever

Before this thou wast one of those not aware of the truth.
Yusuf 12.3


Grew up a believer

The child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Luke 2.40


Performed no miracles

Wherefore has not a sign been sent down to him from his Lord?
Al-R’ad 13:7/8


Performed many miracles

God, anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power … he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil.

Acts 10.38


Did not exist in earlier times

Thou wast not present on the western side of the Mount when we committed the matter to Moses.
Al-Qasas 28.44



Existed before earlier times

“I tell you the truth … before Abraham was born, I am!”
John 8.58

Could not make the dead to hear

Thou canst not make those to hear who are buried in the graves.
Al‑Fatir 35.22/23


Will call forth the dead

“A time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.”
John 5.25


Was ignorant of heavenly events

I had no knowledge of the Exalted Assembly when they discussed the matter among, themselves.
Sad 38.69



Participates in heavenly events

“Father, glorify me in your presence with the, glory I had with you before the world began.”
John 17.5


Had to seek forgiveness

There is no God other than Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy frailties.
Muhammad 47.19/21


Had no sin

Jesus the Son of God … has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet without sin.
Hebrews 4.14-15


Could not forgive others

I am but a human being like you … ask forgiveness of Him.
Ha Mim Al‑Sajdah 41.5/6


Forgave people’s sins

Who can forgive sins but God alone? …  “That you may know that the Son of Man, has authority on earth to forgive sins.”
Mark 2.7,10

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