Jesus According to Muslim Sources

The following sayings of Jesus (peace be upon him) from traditional Arabic sources are excerpted from ‘Walk on Water’, a forthcoming book by Hamza Yusuf: 

Once someone asked Jesus, “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.” (Ahmad)
According to Salim b. Abi al-Ja’d, Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “Work for God and not for your stomachs. Look at the birds: they rise up at dawn and enter into the evening having neither planted nor harvested, yet God provides for them. Now if you say to me, ‘Our stomachs are so much larger than those of birds,’ look then at the oxen, the wild beasts and the donkeys; they neither plow nor harvest the earth, yet God provides for them as well. Beware of the luxuries of this world, and fear them, for the luxuries of this world are filth in the sight of God.” (Ibn Al -Mubarak)

 

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