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Asked • 04/27/19

What is the significance of al-Qurʾān referring to ʿĪsā as المسيح?

Al-Qurʾān refers to ʿĪsā as المسيح.For example, in Sūratu Āli ʿImrān:45:>إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِنْهُ اسْمُهُ **الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَم** وَجِيهًا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ وَمِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ1. What is the meaning of the word مسيح or the verb مسح?2. With (1) in mind, why is ʿĪsā called المسيح?(A **good answer** will describe the reasons why ʿĪsā is called المسيح based on the meaning of the word مسيح/ مسح. The reasons must not be based on conjecture but scripture, preferably from the Qurʾān, but not limited to it.)

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Hania O. answered • 06/24/19

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