God’s responses to the Christians’ false claim that Jesus is His son

Peace be upon you!

In today’s talk, I wanted to present to you verses from the Qur’an, which is God’s final revelation to mankind, in which God responds to the false claim made by the Christians and those before them that He has taken a son. I hope that those who make this claim pay heed to God’s arguments and desist from making up lies about God.

The first argument is that God cannot have a son because He has no companion (there is nothing like Him):

The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth: how could He have a son when He has no companion, and He created all things? And He knows all things.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (6:101)

The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth has made for you of yourselves pairs, and of the cattle pairs; He creates you thereby — there is nothing like Him — and He is the Hearer, the Seeing.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (42:11)

If, their response is that God is capable of all things, then yes that is true but it is not befitting for Him to take a son. All come to Him as servants.

Had God willed to take a son, He would have chosen from what He created what He willed. Glory be to Him! He is God, the One, the Vanquishing!

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (39:4)

And they say: “The Almighty has taken a son.”

You have done a monstrous thing.

The heavens are nigh rent therefrom, and the earth split open, and the mountains fallen in destruction

That they urge upon the Almighty a son

When it behoves not the Almighty to take a son;

There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes to the Almighty as a servant.)

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (19:88-93)

And they say: “The Almighty has taken a son.” Glory be to Him! But honoured servants

Precede Him not in word, but they act by His command.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (21:26-27)

God exhorts the Priests of the Christian Religion

O doctors of the Law: exceed not bounds in your doctrine, nor ascribe to God save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary was only the messenger of God, and His word which He conveyed to Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in God and His messengers, and say not: “Three.” Desist; it is best for you. God is but One God. Glory be to Him that He should have a son! To Him belongs what is in the heavens and what is in the earth; and God is sufficient as disposer of affairs.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (4:171)

All power is God’s alone

God has already destroyed (given death) to Jesus and Mary, no power stopped Him. And He is in the process of destroying all of mankind (giving them life and then death) until the Day of Resurrection; no power is stopping Him from doing this as well. That is because He is God, the Overpowering. He does not share His power with anyone.

They have denied who say: “God is the Messiah, son of Mary.” Say thou: “Who would have power over God for anything if He wished to destroy the Messiah, son of Mary, and his mother and everyone upon the earth altogether?” And to God belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is between them. He creates what He wills; and God is over all things powerful.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (5:17)

Jesus will deny the false charge that he claimed to be anything besides God’s servant on the Day

They have denied who say: “God is the Messiah, son of Mary.” And the Messiah said: “O children of Israel: serve God, my Lord and your Lord; whoso ascribes a partnership to God, him has God forbidden the Garden, and his shelter is the Fire; and for the wrongdoers there are no helpers.”

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (5:72)

And when God will say: “O Jesus, son of Mary: didst thou say to men: ‘Take me and my mother as two gods besides God?’” he will say: “Glory be to Thee! It was not for me to say that to which I had no right! If I had said it, then Thou wouldst have known it. Thou knowest what is in my soul, and I know not what is in Thy soul; Thou art the Knower of the Unseen Realms.

“I said not to them but what Thou commandedst me: ‘Serve God, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness to them while I was among them; but when Thou tookest me, Thou wast the watcher over them; and Thou art witness to all things.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (5:116-117)

Jesus and Mary both ate food

God highlights that Jesus and Mary were mere mortals who ate food. They were born and they died. And they will be resurrected along with the rest of mankind on the Day of Judgment.

The Messiah, son of Mary, was but a messenger; messengers had passed away before him; and his mother was a woman of truth; they both ate food. See thou how We make plain the proofs to them; then see thou how they are deluded.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (5:75)

Ascribing sons or daughters to God is nothing new

Christians think that they have come up with a unique idea that God has taken a son. The people at the time of Muhammad falsely claimed that God had taken daughters. The Greeks before the time of the Christians made similar claims. The Hindus make similar claims. There really is nothing new under the sun.

And the Rabbinic Jews say: “ʿUzayr is the son of God”; and the Christians say: “The Messiah is the son of God.” That is the speech of their mouths; they imitate the speech of those who ignored warning before. May God curse them! How are they deluded?

They take their rabbis and their religious scholars as lords rather than God, and the Messiah, son of Mary; and they were not commanded save to serve One God; there is no god save He. Glory be to Him above that to which they ascribe a partnership!

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (9:30-31)

The miracle of Jesus’ birth

And she who guarded her chastity: We breathed into her of Our Spirit, and made her and her son a proof for all mankind.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (21:91)

When the angels said: “O Mary: God gives thee glad tidings of a word from Him. His name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary; esteemed in the World and the Hereafter, and among those brought near.

“He will speak to men in the cradle, and in maturity, and is among the righteous.”

She said: “My Lord: how will I have a son when no mortal has touched me?” He said: “Thus is God; he creates what He wills; when He decrees a matter, He but says to it: ‘Be thou,’ and it is.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (3:45-47)

God’s conclusive argument

The likeness of Jesus in the sight of God is as the likeness of Adam; He created him from dust; then He said to him: “Be thou,” and he was.

The truth is from thy Lord, so be thou not of those who doubt.

The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (3:59-60)