Islam is a religion of pure monotheism, or, in other words, the worship of The One and only true God-know as â€œAllahâ€ in Arabic. Islam is also a religion of many great Prophets and Messengers, one of whom is Jesus (peace be upon him), a man whose name is know in almost every household. A man highly respected and revered by two major faiths: Islam and Christianity. What does this man, Jesus, have to do with Islam ?
Jesus as a Prophet & Messenger
In Judaism, Jesus (peace be upon him) is denied as the Messiah. This is in stark contrast to Christianity, where he is worshipped as a deity, or the son of God. Islam takes the middle ground and actually acknowledges Jesus as an honorable Prophet and Messenger of God, as well as the Messiah. He is neither God nor is he part of a Trinity.
â€œ[Jesus] said, â€˜Indeed, I am the slave of Allah.