Jesus in the Qur'an

My good friend Dr. Bud Colegrove sent a paper to me this week and we decided to share portions of it for your review. We have split the material into three posts and redacted the original paper to conform to the space limitations of this blog. You can download the entire paper at this link.

A few years ago, while working in Europe, I was assigned to teach a course entitled, “International Business,” in Bonn, Germany. Students enrolled in the course were sons/daughters of ambassadors from a variety of countries, as Bonn, at that time, was the capital of Germany. The class consisted of about 10 students and each was a Muslim. Progressing through the dictates of the syllabus, we eventually spoke of foreign cultures and the need to be sensitive to a client’s differences in manners, customs, and religion. Taking off on the latter, I mentioned in passing that I knew little of Islam, and had never seen a copy of the Qur’an.

We then entered into an informative discussion (at least for me) of Islam, and the elevated position the Qur’an held in Muslim nations. It lasted for much of the class period, and when we finished for the night, I thanked them for their participation and for sharing with me their faith and its teachings. I thought that was the end of it.

When we met the following week, one student, a tall lovely lady from The Sudan, came in carrying a bag. She approached me and stated that she had related the story of our previous class meeting and my admitted ignorance of the Qur’an to her father. In response, he broke out his cherished copy of the Qur’an and asked his daughter to bring it to me to study. I was delighted, took it home, and examined it for our 10 Commandments. When we met again and I attempted to return the precious book she refused – it was a gift from her father.

Fast foreword to 2009: I now have my own copy of the Qur’an written both in Arabic and English. In Bill Blanton’s Sunday School class recently, I was asked what the Qur’an had to say about Jesus. I didn’t know!! So, later at home, I went to my bookshelf, took out the Qur’an, and opened it. I thought you might like to know what I found.

Bud Colegrove, Ph.D.

I hope you will study this material carefully. It should enrich your own faith and knowledge of Jesus as well as equip you to present the truth about Jesus to Muslim friends.

Find the verses regarding Jesus in the Qur’an.

Read what the Bible says about Jesus.


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15 replies
  1. Thor
    Thor says:

    Thank you for this last email very interestiong about Jesus in the Quran I’m just blown away. Again thank you! Do you have a podcast?

  2. Pamela
    Pamela says:

    This topic is of great interest to me as faith is important to me. I look forward to following your posts.

  3. Srinidhi
    Srinidhi says:

    This is really nice information!, Mother Mary gave birth to jesus as a virgin & the significance of that proves the jesus free from sins. Jesus was a god of forgiveness & there is a real necessisity to develop a book which shows the connection between Quran & Bible. Thanks for Enlighting about this!. Keepup the great work! & the faith. There is a real necessity for coordination between the religions for the One world with peace & i guess jesus has shared the same “peace” & forgiveness teaching a new lesson to the world!

  4. Dewi Saraswati
    Dewi Saraswati says:

    is my first time to visit here, wow ur site is good, and greats articles too. can we make a friends with dropper ec, maybe someday i’ll find something to make me rich about knowledge. thanks

    is u have a time, can you comment to in my post or articles in my blog?, i hope u can visit me too my friends.

  5. Mel Alarilla
    Mel Alarilla says:

    Hi Dr. Bruce
    I just downloaded the dissertation in my file and since it’s quite long, I decided to postpone reading it until I have the ample time to do so. Till then, I reserved my comments to a later date. Thanks for your post. God bless you and your loved ones always.

  6. dawn hild
    dawn hild says:

    Thanks for piquing my interest on this topic…
    I just finished reading “The Eastern Path To Heaven… A Guide to Happiness from the Teachings of Jesus in Tibet,” and was ready for something new.

  7. janice negrosa
    janice negrosa says:

    Well I am a modern woman from the Philippines where my mother is a Muslim an Islamic religion followers and all my relatives are and is still Muslims and are practicing Islamic preachings and faith. In fact I know how to read and write Arabic as well, i know that Jesus is not a son of God and he is but a 24 prophet and followed by the last prophet name Mohammad the 25th. It just kinda sad that what are the Muslims people is now known for being a terrorist but its not actually what is inside the Qur’an I may not be a religious one but I studied Qur’an and enrolled in a madrasa an Islamic school but never our madrasa teachers told us to hate Christians in fact they’ve been telling us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves and to not even force our religion Islam to someone that don’t like it, u know what i mean? it just sad how those extremist ruin the beauty of Islamic religion.

  8. Oracle
    Oracle says:

    This is something I once stressed many years ago: that Muslims do indeed believe in Jesus, just not that He died on a cross at the hands of his open enemies..

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