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Old 02-01-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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In the Qur'aan, the Word proceeds from God. It is God's Command. The Word is not God but the Word is God's.

When God creates something whether it is heavens and earth or human or anything else, He only says "Be" ("come into existence") and it is. We regard this Command "ruh" ("spirit") in Arabic.

People in Arabia, 1400 years ago, used to ask many questions when the Qur'aan was being revealed. One of those questions was about "spirit" ("ruh") and it was described by God as:

[17.85] And they ask you about the spirit. Say: The spirit is one of the commands of my Lord, and you are not given aught of knowledge but a little.

In terms of creation, it is God's Command "Be". "Be" would be the Command and it can be described as the "Word" that is God's.

[6.73] And He it is Who has created the heavens and the earth with truth, and on the day He says: Be, it is. His word is the truth, and His is the kingdom on the day when the trumpet shall be blown; the Knower of the unseen and the seen; and He is the Wise, the Aware.

[3.59] Surely the likeness of Jesus is with Allah as the likeness of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, “Be”, and he was.


Therefore, just as Adam came into existence as a human being with the Command (Word) from God, "Be" and he was, Jesus came into existence as a human being with the Command (Word) from God, "Be" and he was. Adam came into existence without father or mother. At least Jesus had a mother. If Adam can come into existence without any parent, it was no big deal for God to bring Jesus into existence without a biological father.

[3.45] When the angels said: O Mary, surely Allah gives you good news with a Word from Him (of one) whose name is the Messiah Jesus son of Mary, worthy of regard in this world and the hereafter and of those who are made near (to Allah).

[4.171] O followers of the Book! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary is only a messenger of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Mary and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His messengers, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.
So Word means Command that God gives to creation. I am confused of calling Jesus as Word of God. Because we call Jesus Word too but in another meaning.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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Word does not mean Command (literally) but the Word is Command, Spirit that proceeds from God with which He creates. When God Commands, we exist with spirit from God and when God takes that Command back, we exist no more. Jesus too existed because of God's Command, His Word, that He had communicated to Mary. Therefore, in Islam, Jesus is a result of Word/Command from God. It is not an entity that has always existed as a separate entity from God. This Word is not un-created but created by God.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:41 PM
 
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Basically, in Islam, Word is not God but Word is God's.
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:51 PM
 
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Ah ok now I understood the islamic view. Thank you dear!
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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