The miraculous birth of Prophet Jesus (A.S.)
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
Sometime between 2013 to 2019 solar years ago, the miraculous birth of Prophet Jesus (PBUH) through the Virgin Mary, without the association of any male as his father, took place by the Will of the One and Only God. He was born on a date of the Roman calendar that still remains uncertain, although several centuries later, the newly-founded Christian Church chose as Christmas the 25th of December, which was a major pagan festival, in order to propagate Christianity amongst the polytheists of Europe.
It is, however, worth noting that the Israelites, amongst whom this great Prophet was born, followed the lunar calendar, similar to the Arabic and the later Islamic calendar. Thus according to certain narrations, the birth of Prophet Jesus was either on the eve of the 25th of the month of Zilqa’dah or the 6th of the month of Moharram.
Anyway since most of the Christian World celebrates Christmas this day we extend our congratulations to them, and pray for guidance of the Western powers, which have totally deviated from the peaceful message of the Prophet Jesus the Messiah and plunged the world into wars, moral depravity, economic chaos, and social disintegration.
The holy Qur’an, which is the final revelation of God to mankind, mentions the virgin birth of Jesus. Islam regards Jesus as one of the five greatest Prophets – the others being Noah, Abraham, Moses, and the last and greatest of them all, Prophet Mohammad (SAWA). In Surah Saff, the holy Qur’an mentions Jesus’ prediction to the Israelites of the coming of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), a fact that is also found in the Gospel of St. John. Here, it would be not out of context to refer to the account in the Gospel of St. Mathew of the coming of the Magi or Three Wise Men from the east, to Bethlehem to pay homage to the infant Jesus. It is obvious by the term Magi, which is a corruption of the Persian word ‘Majous’ that these wise men were Iranians.