Four Sayings of Jesus (peace be upon him) in Islamic Tradition



Jesus was known to have said, “Virtuous action does not consist in doing good to someone who has done good to you—that is merely returning a favor. Virtuous action consists in doing good to those who have wronged you.”

(A h m a d )


Once Jesus (pbuh) met IblÏs [Satan] and IblÏs said, “Is it not true that only what has been decreed will happen?”

Jesus replied, “That is true.”

Then IblÏs said, “So throw yourself down from the top of this mountain,  and let us see if you live or not!”

Jesus answered, “The servant does not test his master; rather, it is the master who tests his servant.”

(Abu Naim)



Once someone asked Jesus (pbuh), “How are you able to walk on water?”

Jesus replied, “With certainty.”

Then someone said, “But we also have certainty!”

Jesus then asked them, “Are stone, clay, and gold equal in your eyes?”


They replied, “Certainly not!”


Jesus responded, “They are in mine.”




Once Jesus (pbuh) and his disciples were outside the Temple of Solomon, and the disciples said, “O Messiah of God, look at the House of God! What could be finer?”

Jesus replied, “Amen. Amen. But I say to you that God will not leave one stone of this House standing. Indeed, God will destroy it because of the  misdeeds of its people. God does not build anything of worth with gold or silver, nor even with these stones. Righteous hearts are more beloved to God than these stones. For God cultivates the earth with righteous hearts; and, in their absence, the earth is destroyed.”

(A h m a d )


Source: William King

What do Muslims believe about Jesus? (A Brief Guide) Please read here

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For Muslim-Christian dialogue, go to Blogging Theology

For another saying by Jesus in Islamic Tradition, Read ‘Isa (pbuh)






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2 responses to “Four Sayings of Jesus (peace be upon him) in Islamic Tradition

  1. Hyde

    Beautiful, especially number 3.


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