Sabtu, 16 Juni 2012

Menyingkap Pengabaran Yesus Soal Muhammad SAW...>>>Sejak dilahirkan, Isa sudah memiliki keistimewaan (mukjizat), yakni bisa berbicara sejak dalam buaian (QS Ali Imran [3]:46, Almaidah [5]:110, Maryam [19]:29-33), menghidupkan orang mati dengan izin Allah, menciptakan burung dari tanah, menyembuhkan orang buta, sakit sopak (kusta) (lihat QS Ali Imran [3]:49), dan menyuguhkan hidangan dari langit (Almaidah [4]:114). Selain itu, Allah SWT juga memberikan padanya sebuah kitab suci, yakni Injil (QS Almaidah [5]:46). Saat muncul rencana jahat dari kaum Bani Israil (Yahudi) yang bermaksud membunuhnya, Allah SWT kemudian menyelamatkannya dengan mengangkatnya ke langit. Orang yang dibunuh oleh Yahudi itu adalah orang yang diserupakan dengan Isa. Yang dibunuh tersebut adalah pengikut Isa yang telah berkhianat, yakni Yudas Iskariot. ''Dan, karena ucapan mereka, 'Sesungguhnya, kami telah membunuh Al-Masih, Isa putra Maryam, rasul Allah,' padahal mereka tidak membunuhnya dan tidak (pula) menyalibnya, tetapi (yang mereka bunuh ialah) orang yang diserupakan dengan Isa bagi mereka. Sesungguhnya, orang-orang yang berselisih paham tentang (pembunuhan) Isa benar-benar dalam keragu-raguan tentang yang dibunuh itu. Mereka tidak mempunyai keyakinan tentang siapa yang dibunuh itu, kecuali mengikuti persangkaan belaka. Mereka tidak (pula) yakin bahwa yang mereka bunuh itu adalah Isa.'' (Annisaa' [5]: 157).....>>>

Menyingkap Pengabaran Yesus Soal Muhammad SAW

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Menyingkap Pengabaran Yesus Soal Muhammad SAW
Sebuah Injil berusia 1.500 tahun yang menceritakan kedatangan Nabi Muhammad SAW ditemukan di Turki
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,  Kabar mengenai Muhammad yang diutus menjadi nabi telah lama dikabarkan Yesus. Keterangan ini terdapat pada sebuah Bibel berumur 1.500 tahun. Kitab ini tersimpan di Turki selama 12 tahun terakhir ini. Menteri Budaya dan Wisata Turki Ertugrul Gunay mengatakan, Vatikan menyatakan tertarik dan Paus Benediktur XVI ingin melihatnya.

Gunay yang dikutip Daily Mail, Ahad (26/2), menjelaskan kitab yang bernilai hingga 22 juta dolar AS ini berisi prediksi Yesus mengenai kedatangan Muhammad. Namun, bertahun-tahun informasi mengenai hal tersebut dibendung. “Sejalan dengan pandangan Islam, kitab ini menjelaskan Yesus sebagai manusia bukan Tuhan,” ujarnya.

Dengan demikian, jelas Gunay, isinya menolak konsep trinitas. Disebutkan bahwa Yesus atau Isa pernah ditanya oleh seorang pendeta menganai siapa yang dinyatakan sebagai mesiah. Ia menjawab, Muhammad adalah nama yang diberkati. Pada bagian lainnya, Yesus menepis jika dirinya adalah sang mesiah, sebaliknya ia merujuk pada keturunan Ismail.

Laporan Daily Mail menyebutkan, Muslim mengklaim kitab yang disebut Gospel of Barnabasitu merupakan kitab lain dari empat kitab yang ada, yaitu Markus, Matius, Lukas, dan Yohanes. Barnabas secara tradisional dikenal sebagai pendiri gereja pada masa awal Kristen. Gunay menambah kan, Vatikan telah menyampaikan permintaan resmi untuk melihatnya.

Ia mengisahkan, kitab itu ditemukan saat terjadi operasi antipenye lundupan pada 2000. Pihak berwenang Turki menyitanya dari sebuah jaringan penyelundup yang dikenal menyelundupkan berbagai barang berharga, termasuk Bibel dan artefak. Saat ini, Bibel dan artefak itu disimpan di pengadilan Ankara sebagai barang bukti.

Menurut Gunay, selanjutnya barang itu diserahkan ke Ankara Ethnography Museum dan di perlihatkan kepada publik. Meski, ada keraguan mengenai keaslian Bibel yang disimpan di An kara itu. Ihsan Ozbek, seorang pastor Protestan, mengatakan, versi kitab ini dalam keterangan Gunay berasal dari abad kelima atau keenam Masehi, padahal, ucap dia, Barnabas hidup pada abad pertama.

“Salinan Bibel di Ankara kemungkinan ditulis oleh salah satu pengikut Barnabas,” kata Ozbek kepada surat kabar Turki, Today Zaman. Karena ada jeda waktu 500 tahun antara masa kehidup an Barnabas dan penulisan salinan kitab, imbuh dia, Muslim bisa jadi akan kecewa karena salinan itu tak terkait dengan keyakinan mengenai apa yang ingin mereka temukan dalam Bibel.

Ia menyimpulkan, tak ada kaitan antara salinan di Ankara dengan isi Gospel of Barnabas. Tapi, semuanya akan segera terungkap melalui pembuktian dengan menggunakan teknologi. Profesor teologi, Omer Faruk Harman, mengatakan, umur sebenarnya dari Bibel itu dapat ter singkap dengan metode sainstifik dan tentu akan diketahui siapa yang menulisnya, Barnabas atau pengikutnya.

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Life of Barnabas

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Barnabas was a Jew born in Cyrus. His name was Joses, and due to his devotion to the cause of Jesus, the other apostles had given him the surname of Barnabas; this term is variously translated as "Son of Consolation" or "Son of Exhortation".
    He was a successful preacher with a magnetic personality. Any one tormented by the clash of creeds found solace and peace in his company. His eminence as a man who had been close to Jesus had made him a prominent member of the small
group of disciples in Jerusalem who had gathered together after the disappearance of Jesus. They observed the Law of the Prophets, which Jesus had come, "not to destroy but, to fulfil" (Matthew 5:17). They continued to live as Jews and practiced what Jesus had taught them. That Christianity could ever be regarded as a new religion did not occur to any of them. They were devout and practicing Jews distinguished from their neighbours only by their faith in the message of Jesus.     In the beginning they did not organise themselves as a separate sect and did not have a synagogue of their own. There was nothing in the message of Jesus, as understood by them, to necessitate a break with Judaism. However, they incurred the enmity of the vested interests among the Jewish higher echelon. The conflict between the Jews and the followers of Jesus was started by the Jews because they felt that the Christians would undermine their authority.

ACTS 12: 25
"And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark."
ACTS 13: 1 and 2
"Now there was in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers, as Barnabas, and Simeon, that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrach, and Saul.
"As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said: Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
ACTS 14:11 to 15
"And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia. The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
"And they called Barnabas Jupiter, and Paul Mercurius.
"Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
"Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out.
"And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are thereon."

    The gulf progressively began to widen. During the siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., the Christians left the city; and refused to take part in the Bar Coachaba rebellion in 132 A.D. These two events brought to the surface the difference between the Christians and the Jews.
    The question of the origin of Jesus, his nature and relation to God, which later became so important, was not raised among these early disciples. That Jesus was a man super- naturally endowed by God was accepted without question.
Nothing in the words of Jesus or the events in his life led them to modify this view. According to Aristides, one of the earliest apologists, the worship of the early Christians was more purely monotheistic even than of the Jews.
    With the conversion of Paul a new period opened in Christian Theology. Paul's theology was based on his personalexperience interpreted in the light of contemporary Greek thought. The theory of redemption was the child of his brain, a belief entirely unknown to the disciples of Jesus. Paul's theory involved the deification of Jesus.
    The Pauline period in the history of the Christian Church saw a change of scene and principles. In place of the disciples, who had sat at the feet of Jesus, a new figure, who had not known Jesus, had come to the forefront. In place of Palestine, the Roman Empire became the scene of Christian activity.
Instead of being a mere sect of Judaism, Christianity not only became independent of Judaism but also became independent of Jesus himself.
    Paul was a Jewish inhabitant of Tarsus. He had spent a long time in Rome and was a Roman citizen. He
realised the strong hold which the Roman religion had on the masses. The intellectuals were under the influence of Plato and Aristotle. Paul seems to have felt that it would not be possible to convert the masses in the Roman Empire without making mutual adjustments. But his practical wisdom was not acceptable to those who had seen and heard Jesus. However, in spite of their difference, they decided to work together for the common cause.
As recorded in the Acts, Barnabas represented those who had become personal disciples of Jesus, and Paul co-operated with them for some time. But finally they fell out. Paul wanted to give up the Commandments given through Moses about things to eat; he wanted to give up the Commandment given through Abraham regarding circumcision. Barnabas and the other personal disciples disagreed. The following sentences in the Acts give a hint of the rift:
"And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, "Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved."
"When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissen- sion and disputations with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question" (Acts 14:1 and 2).
    After this rift, there was a parting of the ways. In the Acts, Barnabas disappears after the rift, because the recording of the acts of the Apostles was done by the followers of Paul.
Because of Paul's compromise with Roman beliefs and legends, Pauline Christians grew in number and grew in strength. A stage was later reached when kings were used as pawns to further the ends of the Church.
The followers of Barnabas never developed a central organization. Yet due to the devotion of their leaders their number increased very fast. These Christians incurred the wrath of the Church and systematic effort was made to destroy them and to obliterate all traces of their existence including books and churches. The lesson of history, however, is that it is very difficult to destroy faith by force. Their lack of organization became a source of strength because it was not so easy to pick them up one by one.
    Modern research has brought to light odd facts about these Christians. They are like the crests of waves and looking at them one can visualise a whole body of ocean not yet visible.
We notice that up to the 4th century A.D. there existed a sect known as Hypisistarians who refused to worship God as father. They revered Him as an All Mighty Ruler of the world, He was the Highest of all and no one was equal to Him.
Paul of Samasata was a Bishop of Antioch. He was of the view that Christ was not God but a man and a prophet. He differed only in degree from prophets who came before him and that God could not have become man substantially.
Then we come across another Bishop of Antioch viz Lucian.
As a Bishop his reputation for sanctity was not less than his fame as a scholar. He came down strongly against the belief of Trinity. He deleted all mention of Trinity from the Bible as he believed it to be a later interpolation not found in the earlier Gospels. He was martyred in 312 A.D.
Next we come to the famous disciple of Lucian viz Arius (250-336 A.D.) He was a Libyan by birth. Peter Bishop of Alexandria ordained him a Deacon but later excommunicated him. Achilles the successor of Peter again ordained Arius as priest. Alexander the next Bishop of Alexandria once again excommunicated him. Arius however had gathered such a large following that he became a headache for the Church.
If kept out of Church he could be a great danger to her but he could not be accommodated within the Church as he wanted to establish the unity and simplicity of the Eternal God. He believed that how so ever much Christ may surpass other created beings he himself was not of the same substance as God. He was as human being as any other man. The teaching of Arius spread like wild fire and shook the very foundation of the Pauline Church. The controversy that was simmering for three hundred years suddenly became a conflagration. No man dared to oppose the organized Church but Arius did,and remained a headache for her whether he was ordained a priest or was excommunicated. During this time two events changed the history of Europe.
Emperor Constantine brought a greater part of Europe under his rule and secondly he began to support the Christians without accepting Christianity. To the soldier prince the different creeds within the Christian faith were very confusing. In the Imperial Palace itself the controve sy was raging not less fiercely. It appears that perhaps the Queen Mother was inclined towards Pauline Christianity while his sister Princess Constantina was a disciple of Arius. The Emperor was wavering between the two faiths. As an administrator he was interested only in uniting all the Christians within one Church.
It was at this time that the conflict between Arius and Bishop Alexander became so widespread and so violent that it became a law and order problem. So the Emperor anxious to maintain peace in the newly unified Europe had to intervene.
    In 325 A.D. a meeting of all denominations of Christianity was called at Nicea (Now Isnik, a village). Bishop Alexander was not able to attend the conference and he deputed his lieutenant Athanasius, who subsequently succeeded Alexander as Bishop of Alexandria.
    The conference had many prolonged sessions. Emperor Constantine could not grasp the full implications of the ecclesiastical confrontation, but he was very clear in his mind that
for maintaining peace in his realm the support and cooperation of the Church was necessary. Accordingly he threw his weight behind Athanasius and banished Arius from the realm. Thus the belief of Trinity became the official religion of the empire. Fearful massacre of Christians who did not believe in Trinity followed. It became a penal offense to possess a Bible not authorized by the Church and according to some estimates as many as 270 different versions of the Bible were burnt. Princess Constantina was not happy at the turn of events. The Emperor ultimately was persuaded to accept the faith of the men he killed. The result was that Arius was called back in 346. The day Arius was scheduled to visit the Cathedral of Constantinople in triumph, he died suddenly. The Church called it a miracle. The Emperor knew it was a murder. He banished Athanasius and two other Bishops. The Emperor then formally accepted Christianity and was baptized by an Arian Bishop. Thus Monotheism became the official religion. Constantine died in 337. The next Emperor Constantanius also accepted the faith of Arius. In 341 a conference was held in Antioch and Monotheism was accepted as a correct interpretation of Christian faith. This view was confirmed by another Council held in Sirmium in 351. As a result Arianism was accepted by an overwhelming majority of Christians. St. Jerome wrote in 359 that 'the whole world groaned and marvelled to find itself Arian'.
    In this context the next important figure is that of Pope Honorius. A contemporary of Prophet Mohammed (peace be on him) he saw the rising tide of Islam whose tenets very much r esembled those of Arius. As the mutual killings of Christians was still fresh in his memory he perhaps thought of finding a via media between Islam and Christianity. In his letters he began to support the doctrine of 'one mind', because if God has three independent minds the result would be chaos. The logical conclusion pointed to the belief in the existence of one God. This doctrine was not officially challenged for about half a century. Pope Honorius died in October 638. In 680, i.e. 42 years after his death, a council was held in Constantinople where Pope Honorius was anathematized. This event is unique in the history of Papacy when a Pope was denounced by a succeeding Pope and the Church.
    The next two personalities of this faith that deserve mention were members of the same family. L. F. M. Sozzini (1525-1565) was native of Siena. In 1547 he came under the influence of Camillo a Sicilian mystic. His fame spread in Switzerland
He challenged Calvin on the doctrine of Trinity. He amplified the doctrine of Arius,  denied the divinity of Christ and repudiated the doctrine of original sin and atonement. The object of adoration according to him could only be the one and only one God.  He was followed by his nephew F. P. Sozzini (1539-1604). In 1562 he published a work on St. John's Gospel denying the divinity of Jesus. In 1578 he went to Klausonburg in Transylvania whose ruler John Sigisumud was against the doctrine of Trinity. Here Bishop Francis David (1510-1579) was fiercely anti-Trinitarian. This led to the formation of a sect known as Racovian Catechism. It derives its name from Racow in Poland. This city became the stronghold of the faith
of Arius.
Among the present-day Christians a large number of men and women still believe in one God. They are not always vocal. Due to the crushing power of the Churches they cannot express themselves and there is not much communication between them.
    In the end it will be of interest to quote Athanasius the champion of Trinity. He says that whenever he forced his understanding to meditate on the divinity of Jesus his toilsome and unavailing efforts recoil on themselves, that the more he wrote the less capable was he of expressing his thoughts. At another place he pronounces his creed as:- There are not three but "ONE GOD".

Barnabas in The Bible


The New Testament of the Bible consists of four Gospels ( reports about the life and teachings of Jesus) the acts of the Apostles (being the history of the early Christians), and Epistles of Paul etc.
    In his Epistle to the Colossians (Chapter 4, Verse 10) Paul describes Barnabas thus: " . . . Barnabas, touching whom ye received commandments; if he comes unto you, receive him." Here Paul refers to commandments of Jesus.
    Among other references in Paul's Epistles is the following in the Epistle to the Galatians:
"And when James, Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should go to the heathen and they unto the circumcision." (Chapter 2. Verse 9).
    In the Acts of the Apostles, Barnabas is mentioned as follows:
    "And Joses, who by the Apostles was surnamed Barnabas, which is, being interpreted, (The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus." (Acts 4:36).
    Paul was a Jew who was persecuting the Christians. He is said to have seen Jesus in a vision and to have become a convert to the creed of Jesus. Among the disciples of Jesus, Barnabas was a dynamic evangelist. Paul also became a preacher, with the difference that Paul began to over-praise and deify Jesus. "And straightaway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the son of God." (Acts 9: 20).
ACTS 9:26 and 27: "And when Saul ( Paul ) was come to Jerusalem he assayed to join himself to the disciples, but they were all afraid of him and believed not that he was a disciple. "But Barnabas took him and, brought him to the Apostles.
ACTS 11:22-30: "Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the Church which was in Jerusalem; and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
    "Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
    "For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

    "Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: "And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
    "And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
    "And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should be great dearth throughout the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

    "Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea.
    "Which also they did and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul."

Inilah Tempat Turunnya Nabi Isa AS (Bag 3)

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Inilah Tempat Turunnya Nabi Isa AS (Bag 3)
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,  Di menara manakah itu? Menurut Sami bin Abdullah Al-Maghluts dalam bukunya Athlas Tarikh al-Anbiya' wa ar-Rasul (Atlas Sejarah Nabi dan Rasul), ada dua buah menara yang sangat mirip sebagaimana disebutkan dalam hadis di atas.
Kedua menara itu adalah menara Masjid al-Umawi yang dibangun oleh al-Walid bin Abdul Malik (lihat Atlas Hadis karya Syauqi Abu Khalil) dan menara tembok Damaskus. Kedua tempat tersebut memiliki kemiripan yang diduga di sanalah Isa AS akan turun.

Namun, sejumlah pendapat meyakini, menara yang dimaksud adalah menara Masjid al-Umawi. Hafizh Ibnu Katsir dalam an-Nihayah berkata, ''Inilah pendapat yang lebih masyhur tentang tempat turunnya Isa, yaitu di menara putih di timur Damaskus. Dan, saya telah melihat di sebagian buku bahwa Isa turun di menara putih sebelah timur Jami' Damaskus.
Mungkin, riwayat inilah yang lebih valid dan berbunyi, ''Maka, dia turun di atas menara putih yang ada di timur Damaskus.'' Dan, di Damaskus, tidak ada menara yang dikenal dengan menara timur, kecuali menara yang berada di timur Jami' Umawi dan inilah yang lebih cocok dan lebih sesuai karena Isa turun pada saat didirikannya shalat." (An-Nihayah fi al-Fitan wa al-Malahim I/192). Wallahualam. (Bersambung).
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Inilah Tempat Turunnya Nabi Isa AS (bag 2)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Seluruh umat Islam memercayai bahwa Nabi Isa AS akan turun kembali ke bumi dan menyelamatkan umat manusia, membunuh Dajjal, menumpas Ya'juj dan Ma'juj, serta membersihkan akidah umat Islam dari berbagai penyimpangan dan fitnah Dajjal, sebagaimana diterangkan dalam hadis yang diriwayatkan Muslim, Ahmad, Tirmidzi, dan juga Abu Dawud. Namun, beberapa ulama berbeda pendapat mengenai lokasi diturunkannya Isa.

Sebagaimana diriwayatkan oleh Thabrani, menjelang semua peristiwa di atas, tepatnya sebelum kiamat terjadi, Isa akan turun di sebuah menara yang ada di daerah Damsyik (Damaskus).

''Isa ibn Maryam akan turun di 'Menara Putih' (Al-Mannaratul Baidha') di Damsyik (Damaskus) bagian timur.'' (HR Thabrani dari Aus bin Aus).

Serupa dengan hadis di atas, dari Nawas bin Sam'an, Rasulullah SAW bersabda, ''Lalu, Isa turun di 'Menara Putih' sebelah timur Damaskus dengan memakai dua potong baju yang dicelup za'faran dan wars, dengan meletakkan kedua telapak tangan di atas sayap-sayap dua malaikat. Jika dia menundukkan kepalanya, akan menetes. Jika dia mengangkatnya, turunlah air, seperti mutiara. Maka, tidak ada seorang kafir pun yang mencium aroma nafasnya, kecuali dia pasti mati dan nafasnya tercium dari jarak sejauh pandangannya.''

Hal yang sama juga diungkapkan oleh Ibnu Katsir dalam kitabnya Qishash al-Anbiya' bahwa Isa akan turun di sebuah menara berwarna putih yang terletak di daerah Damaskus, Syam (Suriah sekarang). Ketika itu, akan didirikan shalat Subuh, Maka, imam kaum Muslim berkata kepadanya, ''Majulah, wahai Ruhullah. Jadilah imam.'' Isa menjawab, ''Tidak. Di antara kalian, ada pemimpin-pemimpin yang telah dimuliakan oleh Allah dalam umat ini.'' (HR Muslim dan Ahmad).

Dalam Manar al-Munif, Ibn Qayyim menjelaskan bahwa pemimpin imam dalam hadis ini adalah al-Mahdi yang akan meminta Isa untuk mengimami shalat kaum Muslim. Isa akan hidup di dunia bukan sebagai nabi, melainkan sebagai pengikut Muhammad. Orang-orang Islam akan memandangnya sebagai pemimpin mereka.

Menurut al-Syalabi, al-Mahdi akan memimpin umat Islam dalam shalat dan Isa akan memimpin umat Islam berdasarkan syariat. Dalam kitab hadisnya, bab "Turunnya Isa ibn Maryam" menjelaskan, Isa turun untuk memerintah berdasarkan syariat Nabi Muhammad SAW.
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Inilah Tempat Turunnya Nabi Isa AS

Selasa, 12 Juni 2012, 17:09 WIB
 
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Oleh: Syahruddin El-Fikri
Nabi Isa Alaihissalam (AS) adalah salah seorang dari lima nabi dan rasul yang diberi gelar 'Ulul Azmi, yakni memiliki sejumlah keistimewaan. Kelima nabi dan rasul yang mendapat gelar itu adalah Nabi Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, Isa, dan Muhammad SAW.

Sejak dilahirkan, Isa sudah memiliki keistimewaan (mukjizat), yakni bisa berbicara sejak dalam buaian (QS Ali Imran [3]:46, Almaidah [5]:110, Maryam [19]:29-33), menghidupkan orang mati dengan izin Allah, menciptakan burung dari tanah, menyembuhkan orang buta, sakit sopak (kusta) (lihat QS Ali Imran [3]:49), dan menyuguhkan hidangan dari langit (Almaidah [4]:114). Selain itu, Allah SWT juga memberikan padanya sebuah kitab suci, yakni Injil (QS Almaidah [5]:46).

Saat muncul rencana jahat dari kaum Bani Israil (Yahudi) yang bermaksud membunuhnya, Allah SWT kemudian menyelamatkannya dengan mengangkatnya ke langit. Orang yang dibunuh oleh Yahudi itu adalah orang yang diserupakan dengan Isa. Yang dibunuh tersebut adalah pengikut Isa yang telah berkhianat, yakni Yudas Iskariot.

''Dan, karena ucapan mereka, 'Sesungguhnya, kami telah membunuh Al-Masih, Isa putra Maryam, rasul Allah,' padahal mereka tidak membunuhnya dan tidak (pula) menyalibnya, tetapi (yang mereka bunuh ialah) orang yang diserupakan dengan Isa bagi mereka. Sesungguhnya, orang-orang yang berselisih paham tentang (pembunuhan) Isa benar-benar dalam keragu-raguan tentang yang dibunuh itu. Mereka tidak mempunyai keyakinan tentang siapa yang dibunuh itu, kecuali mengikuti persangkaan belaka. Mereka tidak (pula) yakin bahwa yang mereka bunuh itu adalah Isa.'' (Annisaa' [5]: 157).

Isa diselamatkan oleh Allah dengan jalan diangkat ke langit dan ditempatkan di suatu tempat yang hanya Allah SWT yang tahu tentang hal ini. Alquran menjelaskan peristiwa penyelamatan ini.

''Tetapi, (yang sebenarnya), Allah telah mengangkat Isa kepada-Nya. Dan, adalah Allah Mahaperkasa lagi Mahabijaksana. (Annisaa' [5]:158). (bersambung). 
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