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Jesus Mentioned as A Metaphor

The allegation is against a statement of the Promised Messiah which states:

 

God Almighty has disclosed to me in a clear vision that the [second] advent of Ibn-e-Maryamas, [the son of Mary] is indicated metaphorically in the Holy Qur’an.” (Izala-e-Auham, Page 667, Ruhani Khazain, Volume 3, Page 460)

 

The non Ahmadi Muslims raise an allegation against this because they do not read the Qur’an. Allah States:

 

وَلَمَّا ضُرِبَ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ مَثَلًا إِذَا قَوْمُكَ مِنْهُ يَصِدُّونَ {58}

 

And when the son of Mary is mentioned as a parable, lo! Your People raise a clamour thereat;(Chapter 43, Verse 58)

 

Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmadra states:

 

“The main theme of this Surah, as already mentioned, is the Unity of God. The Surah condemns idolatry in very strong terms. But in the case of Jesus who is also worshipped as God by Christians, it has made an exception. Not only has it not condemned him, but has actually mentioned his name with great respect. This invidous distinction (as it appeared to the Quraish of Mecca) between Jesus and their idols cut them to the quick. The verse under comment refers to this mortification of the Quraish. The exception made in case of Jesus needed some explanation. The explanation is given in the verses that follow.

 

The word مَثَلًاsignifying anything similar, like equal to another (6:39), the verse besides the meaning given in the text, may also signify that when the people of the Holy Prophet- the Muslims- are told that another person would be like Jesus and would be his coutnerpart, would be raised from among them to regenerate them and restore their spiritual glory, they, instead of being glad over his good tidings, raise a clamour. The verse may thus be taken as referring to the Second Coming of Jesus, which has taen place in the person of Ahmad, the Promised Messiah” (Five Volume Commentary of The Holy Qur’an, Page 2374)