He was the last messenger before our Prophet, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. In the story of the Prophet ‘Isa (as), there is clear evidence of Allah’s free will, His absolute power and the profound wisdom of His creation. Because all the problems are out of the ordinary. The birth of Prophet Isa is out of the ordinary and beyond the reach of reason when viewed from the side of natural law. Because the birth of Prophet ‘Isa is difficult to believe and justify by people who only believe in the provisions of natural law. Likewise by people who are guided by external evidence with the five senses. Also by people who do not know that Allah’s power is all-encompassing and that His will is not circumvented by anything. But the birth of Prophet Isa (as) is easy to digest and easy to believe for people who believe that Allah is All-Powerful and Freely Willing over all things.
Allah says: “His command is only when He intends a thing that He says to it, “Be,” and it is”(Surah Yaa Siin: 82)
And that Allah is the One Who Creates and Forms all things. Allah says: ‘He is Allah, the Creator, the Producer, the Fashioner, to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”(Surat al-Hashr: 24)
Just as the birth of Prophet Isa (as) is also very easy to believe for those who believe in the creation of Prophet Adam from the ground, without a father and Mother. Because the birth of Prophet Isa AS from a mother without a father easier for Allah and is easier to justify when compared with the birth of Prophet Adam as without father and mother.
That’s why Allah said :” Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created him from dust; then He said to him, “Be,” and he was.”(QS. Ali ‘Imran: 59)
Everything is Amazing
All the problems with Prophet Isa are amazing. This can be seen in the birth process. Prophet Isa was born at a time when the Greeks had reached the pinnacle of philosophy, which relied on reason, and medical science was very instrumental and dominant.
The Jews are Submissive to the Causes of Lahiriyah
The Jews as a people in which many prophets were born were greatly influenced by the knowledge that spread in their time. They are known as people who deny the spirit and things related to it. Because they are used to interpreting what they see with visible material interpretations. They argue that something is considered non-existent and cannot happen except by cause and effect causality. Therefore, the miracles that Allah gave to Prophet Isa were a therapy against a narrow mind and according to the needs of the times at that time. The Jews are only guided by things that are visible and not in essence. They only hold on to the skin and not the contents. The Jews are very excessive in glorifying the element of the race (blood descent). They treated non-Israelites like animals or inanimate objects. The Jews were too much in love with wealth and were very carried away by the life of the world. They are material worshipers. They are obedient to the strong and rich, but do not pity the weak and disrespectful to the poor. They are subservient to the strong and rich, but arrogant to the weak. The Jews were stubborn when strong and hypocritical when weak. This can be seen when the Roman government-controlled Syria and Palestine for a long time. Where the Jews display hypocrisy and pretense, but they are plotting a rebellion in secret.
Harassing the Truth and always doing Bad
There was courage among the Children of Israel in harassing the prophets and even killing them, taking the practice of usury as normal, and playing with religious teachings. Most of their hearts are dry from a sincere love for Allah, do not love humans from wherever they come from and do not respect humanity. They almost forgot the values of solidarity, human equality, virtue and nobility. At first, the Children of Israel believed in prophethood and apostolate because from their group many prophets were born and their books were decorated with news about the stories of the prophets. But then they turn to distrust except what suits their taste and supports their attitude. and correcting, calling for the true religion and the real truth, and improving their condition, so they are hostile and fight against it. The people of Bani Israel were famous for daring to fabricate lies, hide the truth, and give false testimony.
God’s Blessings to the Children of Israel
The Israelites were originally people who had privileges over other people of their time in the aqidal taihid. That is the secret of their superiority over other peoples which is mentioned in the word of Allah:
Denying Good Services
Because the Children of Israel mingled with the nations who worshiped idols and associated partners with Allah. As a result of them being far away from the teaching of the prophets, they have hacked into deviant beliefs and jahiliyyah traditions. For example, they worshiped the calf when in Egypt (Surah Al Baqarah: 92) . and excessive in respecting Uzair to the extent of crossing the boundaries of humanity (Surat At-Taubah: 30). They even dared to attribute some bad deeds and polytheism to some prophets, such as tying magic to Prophet Sulaiman. (Surat al-Baqarah: 102) They do not fear Allah at all in doing these things.
Arrogant and Spoiled
Despite the actions of the Children of Israel like that, the Children of Israel are very proud of their descendants. They say “But the Jews and the Christians say, “We are the children of Allah and His beloved.” Say, “Then why does He punish you for your sins?” Rather, you are human beings from among those He has created. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills. And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them, and to Him is the [final] destination.”(QS. Al Maidah: 18). As they also hold on to wishful thinking and delusion. “And they say, “Never will the Fire touch us, except for [a few] numbered days.” Say, “Have you taken a covenant with Allah? For Allah will never break His covenant. Or do you say about Allah that which you do not know?”. (QS. Al Baqarah: 80)
The Birth of Prophet Isa Breaks Habits
The birth of Prophet Isa and his life, his da’wah and his livelihood is a rebuttal against people who are guided only by things that are visible. Against the customs followed by humans. Abolish the written provisions and beliefs that the Jews believe in and the traditions with which they compete in it. Because the Prophet Jesus was born of a mother without a father, a way that is not known in human theory. While still in the cradle can speak fluently to humans. Prophet Isa was raised by a poor mother and lived in an atmosphere of ridicule and criticism and far from signs of greatness and wealth. Jesus mingled with the poor and ate with them. Helping weak people and immigrants. It does not differentiate between the poor and the rich, between the rulers and the common people, between the nobility and the lowly.
Miracles of the Prophet ‘Isa AS
God glorified Isa Al Masih with revelation, was given the Bible and various brilliant miracles. Such as curing sick people who cannot be cured by doctors, people who have been blind since childhood and people who are sick with hairpieces. It can also bring the dead to life with Allah’s permission, make birds from the ground and then blow them into birds that fly with Allah’s permission, and tell what humans eat and store in their homes. All of this is to restore belief in what has been mentioned in the Torah about the miracles of the apostles, the news of Allah’s power and renew faith in him and blame the way of worship based on the senses and experience. But those who deny the power of Allah and the power of His will consider nothing new from what they have known and witnessed.
Prophet ‘Isa’s Da’wah Against Allah’s Religion and His Criticism of the Jews
Prophet Isa AS called on the Children of Israel to the spirit of religion and its essence, the main points of religion and its essence, to love Allah above others who love Him, to love humans, and to help the poor and needy. Prophet Isa called them to pure monotheism and rejected the mingling of jahiliyyah traditions and misguided beliefs in religion. As Prophet ‘Isa also explained lies. the Jews about many things that they fantasize about and cult, also explain their lies in forbidding what Allah has made lawful and lawful what Allah has forbidden.
Jews Declare War on Prophet “Isa AS
The da’wah delivered by Prophet Isa was heavy on the Jews. So they declared war on Jesus by making heinous accusations and other forms of insults. Also vile accusations against the mother of the Prophet “Isa, Maryam. They also tried to expel Prophet Isa and closed all the roads in his path.
- Al Qur’anul Kharim
- Abdul Hasan Ali Al-Hasani An-Nadawi
- Sayyid Quthb