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Den muslimske Jesus / The Islamic Jesus

Authors
  • Sabri, Eleni
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2024
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Language
Swedish
License
Green
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Abstract

The aim of this qualitative study is to investigate 5 Muslim persons knowledge of the Muslim Jesus, how Jesus is portrayed in the Quran and the differences between Jesus as presented within the Islamic and the Christian communities. This study is important because there are not many studies about this specific topic although Jesus is a very important prophet within Islam, he is even considered to be the Messiah. The 5 participants of this study are all Muslims, 2 of them have converted to the religion and the other 3 were born into Muslim families. The questions in the interviews were regarding the participant’s knowledge of the Muslim Jesus, their knowledge of how Jesus is portrayed in the Qur’an as well as their knowledge of differences between Jesus in Islam and Christianity. All interviews were done on Zoom and the collection of participants happened through the social application Facebook.  The 3 main questions for this study are: 1.     How do Muslims view the Muslim Jesus? 2.     What role is given to the Muslim Jesus in the Qur’an? 3.     How does Jesus differ in the Muslim tradition from the Christian tradition? Before the study presents the results from the interviews it presents some background information and previous research. These chapters contain information about the Muslim Jesus birth, miracles, his different given names and roles in the Qur’an, and research about Muslim’s beliefs regarding the trinity and Jesus’s crucifixion. According to the previous research Muslims do not or should not believe in the trinity which corresponds with the participants response regarding the matter. Within the Islamic community God is one which is called Tawhid in Arabic. This means that Islam promotes the belief of total monotheism. Previous research also shows that Muslims do not believe that Jesus’s crucifixion happened but believe that Jesus was saved by God and brought to heaven alive. This also corresponds to the participants beliefs where they all said that the crucifixion did not happen.  The curiosity and will to study the matter of Jesus in Islam derives from me being a Christian wondering how Jesus is portrayed in Islam. While doing my research I found that there is very little studies and books regarding this matter. Therefor I hope to contribute with a study in this field that will be useful for others studying the same matter. 

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