What is the Divine decree of calling Jesus Christ (PBUH) or any other persons “God”?

We wish to indicate that today those who have this belief are few. Thinkers and many religious scholars in Christendom tend to the creed of the Unity of God Almighty. A great majority of people has chosen to live without a faith because of the dissatisfaction they experience with this kind of presentations; or those who look for the truth have found it in Islam.

In Europe and especially in America, the number of those who have chosen Islam each day is reaching hundreds and even thousands. But considering the fact that there might be this kind of people thinking like this, we need to answer your question briefly. Islam is a religion of Unity. It has been based upon the principle of there is no god but God (SWT). According to Islam, every creed contrasting with this principle is unbelief. This kind of belief means covering up the truth. According to Islam if any person dies on this false belief, they are not going to be forgiven and will eternally stay in hell in the hereafter.

Allah Almighty declares in Surah Al-Maidah as follows:

"In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Al-Masih the son of Miriam. Say, "Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His Will were to destroy Al-Masih the son of Miriam, his mother, and all, everyone that is on the earth? For to Allah belonged the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He created what He pleased. For Allah hath power over all things."

As is clearly seen from the verse, God is the Creator and Possessor of heavens and the earth, and all that is between. However, heaven and its content, and the earth and those on it came into existence from nothingness only through His will and power; at that moment He wishes to destroy them, none of them is as powerful as to resist this divine disposal.

When God (SWT) created heavens and the earth, the beings to whom divinity has been attributed had not yet come into the field of existence. These impotent beings, who were created afterwards, who reached the honor of being human with the bestowal of God, who were exposed to a number of needs such as sleeping-awakening, eating-drinking, have, of course, no involvement and have no share in the creation of the cosmos, in the arrangement of the earth and heaven, in the invention of plants and animals. Before they were created, whoever had conducted this universe with His power and will, knowledge and wisdom; it is again Him under whose control all these works are conducted.

How can those, who attribute partnership to Jesus (PBUH) or any other servant, explain infinite works carried out at any moment in this world? In other words, do Jesus Christ (PBUH) and his mother are involved in the invention of trees out of seeds, in the creation of human beings and animals from drops of sperms and from eggs, in it’s raining, in wind’s blowing, in the rotation of day and night, in the change of seasons?

God Almighty decrees this verse as a confirmation in Surah At-Taubah :

“The Jews call “'Uzair a son of Allah”, and the Christians call “Al-Masih the son of Allah.” That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!”

As is understood from the verse that whether Jews or Christians, these words of the People of The Book are the same as those of idolaters who attribute partnership to God, of fire-worshippers and of other polytheists. They all attribute partnership to God and becoming worthy of curse of God (SWT).

The whole of the Holy Qur’an, besides rejecting polytheism through proving the unity of God (SWT), also clearly mentions polytheism as a superstition. The Surah Al-Ikhlas announces “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; and there is none like unto Him.”

The verse, which reads as “He begetteth not, nor is He begotten,” clearly announces that those who beget and who are begotten cannot be god; and condemns every kind of polytheism. Just as man is a creature, so those they are born from and those they give birth to are also creatures. But God is the Creator, every being is His creature.

God announces in Surah An-Nisaa, 3:116:

“Allah forgave not (the sin of) joining other gods with Him; but He forgave whom He pleased other sins than this: one who joins other gods with Allah, hath strayed far, far away (from the Right).”

As seen, attributing gods to Allah is an aberration, which keeps man away from God’s mercy and forgiveness for good and a crime whose forgiveness is impossible. It is a great slander and ingratitude to God (SWT). Each sin stains and blackens human soul in proportion to its greatness. As for polytheism, which is the greatest sin, it blackens human soul and deteriorate its nature so much so that there is seen no sign of clarity in soul.

In another Qur’anic verse, it has been informed that getting rid of polytheism must be through divine unity:

Say: "O People of the Book! Come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords, and patrons other than Allah." (Al-i-Imran Surah, 3:64)

Both Jesus Christ (PBUH) and Uzair (PBUH) are only servants. They also, like us, cannot be free of needs, diseases, and deaths. Like us, they also need mercy and protection from Allah (SWT) in order to have their needs met and get rid of troubles.

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