Say: We believe in Allah and what has been revealed to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob and the tribes; as well as what has been given to Moses and Jesus and what the Prophets received from their Cherishing-Lord. We do not discriminate against any of them. Unto Him do we submit.
[I use “Jesus” in this article instead of the Arabic Isa alayhis salaam. An explanation will be given later.]
Just for a moment imagine that a Muslim is free to allow others to abuse Jesus (peace be upon him), let alone actually abusing him. The average Muslim – I hope – cannot conceive of such a notion. He or she is raised to revere not only this sacred personality, but his family as well. The uneducated Muslim might not know of the many verses and entire chapters of the Quraan devoted to them, but he will never utter their…
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