Ibadah Ibn Assamet related that the Messenger of God (pbuh) said,“If anyone bears witness that there is no deity save God alone, who has nopartner, that Muhammad is His Servant and His Messenger, that Jesus isGod’s Servant and Messenger, the son of His Handmaid, and His Word whichhe cast into Mary and a Spirit from Him, and that Paradise and Hell are real,God will cause him to enter Paradise, no matter what he has done.”(Bukhari & Muslim)
Lines lead from the very first Jewish Christianity to the seventh century,indeed to Islam…The analogies between the Qur’anic picture of Jesus and aChristology with a Jewish-Christian stamp are perplexing. These parallels areirrefutable and call for more intensive historical and systematic reflection.Hans Kung,
Islam, Past, Present and Future
(2007, One World Publications,pp 37, 44)Fr Hans Küng is a professor emeritus of ecumenical theology at theUniversity of Tübingen. He is considered by many as aleading intellectual giant of the Roman Catholic Church.