Here’s what Islam says about ethics of the holy Prophet Jesus

“I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet, and He has made me blessed wherever I may be.”

“I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet, and He has made me blessed wherever I may be.”

We hear many stories of the lives of the Prophets but we don’t always spend the time to learn about their ethics. In this article, you can learn more about the ethics, morals and daily conduct of Jesus the son of Mary through the Quran and hadith. With this, may the blessings of Allah (swt) envelop us all during the holiday season, by the right of this holy figure.

Jesus was born 5585 years after the Fall of Adam. His mother is Virgin Mary, daughter of Imran whose guardianship Zachariah had undertaken. Virgin Mary had a cousin by the name of Joseph to whom she was engaged but before marriage angels gave her the good news of Jesus’ birth.

1 – He gave advice from the cradle

“He said; surely I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet, and He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoined on me prayer and poor-rate so long as I live; and dutiful to my mother, and he has not made me insolent, unblessed; and peace on me on the day I was born, and on the day I die, and on the day I am raised back to life.”  – The Holy Quran [19:19-33]

2 – On having faith and certainty

Jesus was asked: How do you walk on water?

He said: With faith and certainty.

They said: We have believed in the same way you have believed and reached certainty as you have.

He said: Walk on water. But when they walked on water, they started going down. Jesus said: What happened to you?

They said: We feared the waves.

Jesus said: Fear not the God of waves.

3 – Describing the nature of man

He said, “I am amazed by three groups of people:

1- Those who go after world while death is after them.

2- Those who build a castle while their abodes are graves.

3- Those who laugh while a fire is before him.

O children of Adam! You are neither satiated with affluence nor content with a little. You amass wealth for one who is not thankful to you and you go to a Lord before whom you have no excuse. You are really the servant of your gluttony and your lust. Your gluttony is satisfied only when they put you in the grave and you, O children of Adam will find in the scales of others what you have amassed of wealth.”

4 – How to be free from want

Jesus said: “My two hands are my servant, my feet, my horse. The earth is my bed, the stone my pillow. My winter garment is where the sun rises up, my lantern at night is the moon, my meal is hunger, my garment is fear of God. My garment is of wool, my fruit and vegetables are what grows for wild animals and beasts out of the earth. I pass the night into morning while I have nothing and at the same time, there is no one richer than I am.”

5 – Immunity from ignorance

Jesus was asked: Who taught you ethics?

Jesus said: No one. I saw the ugliness of ignorance and stayed away from it.

6 – Enjoining in piety

“And when Isa came with clear arguments, he said: I have come to you indeed with wisdom, and that I may make clear to you part of what you differ in; so be careful of (your duty to) Allah and obey me.” – The Holy Quran [43:63]

7 – Inviting people to serve God

“…and the Messiah said: O Children of Israel! Serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Surely whoever associates (others) with Allah, then Allah has forbidden to him the garden, and his abode is the fire; and there shall be no helpers for the unjust.” – The Holy Quran [5:72]

8 – When morning comes around

Jesus used to say: “O God! Morning has come while I cam not afford to repel what is blameworthy and benefit from what I am hopeful of. Morning has come while the affair is in someone else’s hand. Morning has come while I am dependent on my acts. Therefore, there is no one as poor as I am. O, God! Do not expose me to the enemies’ blame nor let my friends treat me unkindly. Do not set my suffering in my religion nor make anyone who has no mercy on me dominant over me.”

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