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Good Friday in Islam

Good Friday in Islam

Sami Zaatari

http://muslim-responses.com/Good_Friday/Good_Friday_

This Friday will be the day known as Good Friday, this day is observed by Christians around the world, for them it is a holy day, this is the day in which Jesus was betrayed and taken onto the cross and crucified, hence the Good Friday.

Now if we are to take this date for granted, meaning that if this is indeed the exact precise date of Prophet Jesus (pbuh) crucifixion, then indeed this is a Good Friday, not for the Christian reasons, but for the true Islamic reasons, because then it was on this day that Allah(swt) thwarted his enemies and saved his prophet and Messiah Jesus.

Just like the Christians we the Muslims believe that the crucifixion episode took place on a Friday, however so unlike the Christians we do not believe that God allowed for his Messiah to be humiliated and killed off by his enemies, we read from the Quran:

That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah” but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. [Quraan 4:157-158]

So as we read, Allah saved Prophet Jesus (pbuh) from the hands of his enemies, the evil wicked enemies of Allah swt were planning and plotting against Jesus, they did not like him nor his message, hence they wanted to get rid of him, and they also wanted to prove something to themselves as well, that by killing Jesus this would prove that he was not their king, nor Messiah, because after all the Messiah would not be killed as a criminal at the hands of his enemies.

Their plot was foiled, Allah saved Jesus from both the cross, and from death, and instead of this Allah directly raised Jesus into the heavens, thereby leaving the enemies of Jesus in defeat and protecting the Messiah, and this is the real Good Friday.

Muslims don’t believe in the crucifixion of Jesus(pbuh) and don’t celebrate Good Friday.

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