Crash Course in Islam — Jesus
>>STEVE ST. GEORGE: Hello. I'm Steve St. George. And this is your crash course in Islam. Today we will examine the role of Jesus in Islam. Jesus is a special figure for both Christians and Muslims. Christians view Jesus as the Divine Son of God and a savior. For Muslims Jesus is one of many prophets, starting with Adam and ending with Mohammed. However he is still distinct and exceptional. Muslims believe Jesus was sent directly to the Hebrews. But his teachings reached a more universal audience through the Christian gospels. Since only a few prophets transmitted sacred texts, Moses, Mohammed and Jesus, these prophets are greatly respected in Islam. Also like Christians, Muslims believe that Jesus was formed directly by Allah and placed in the Mary's womb. Adam is the only other prophet who is also considered an original creation. Finally Muslims believe that Jesus will return to restore justice at the end of time and defeat the unrighteous.