Jesus Deity in the Quran - part 2
Jesus is the Resurrection, he is the true “Al HAY AL QAYOUM”
Part 1 of this article we saw Jesus the creator of the universe, if you missed here is the link
Today we will investigate another aspect of Jesus divinity from the Quran
The Greatest Name according to Islam
The greatest name for Allah out the 99 in Islam is
Al Hay Al Qayoum
As early Muslims scholar like Al Qassem says this is the greatest name for Allah as it is mentioned in 3 Surahs
In Surah Al-le-Omran 3:2
Allah, none has the right to be worshiped but he, AL Hayy Al Qayoum
And in Surah Taha 20:111
And all faces shall be humbled before Allah AL Hayy Al Qayoum
Also we find that name for Allah is used in the Quran in Surah Al Baqara 2:255
" اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُو َالحي القيوم لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ
Allah! There is no God save Him, AL Hayy Al Qayoum
Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him.
Ibn Kathir says that this Ayah in Surah 2:255, is called “Ayah Al Korsy” (The throne of God Ayah), I swear that it has a tongue of its own and lips to Glorify the king of Kings at his throne
It is considered for a lot the greatest Ayah in the whole Quran
This name is taken from OT as it was given to the Messiah
Now the Quran did not came up with that name as a new revelation, but the source is the Old Testament, this name has been borrowed as is from the book of Daniel 6:26
“I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.”
In Arabic translation it is
من قبلي صدر امر بانه في كل سلطان مملكتي يرتعدون ويخافون قدام اله دانيال لانه هو الاله الحي القيوم الى الابد وملكوته لن يزول وسلطانه الى المنتهى
so this the origin of that name “Al Hayy Al Qayoum” is pronounced in hebrew “Al Hayya Al Qayam” “חַיָּ֗א וְקַיָּם֙”
meaning the ever living ever enduring
“Qayoum” also mean the resurrected one
Middle east Christians calls Easter “Al Qiyamah” Feast
Now for God to take a name that represents a trait he must have been done that, if God called is called the creator the he must have created, if he is the merciful then he must have bestowed mercy, if he is Al Hay the living one then he is a life giver, and if he is Al Qayoum then to deserve this name he must have been resurrected before, he can resurrect himself!
So Al Qayoum does not apply to Allah of Islam it does not suite him to apples and suites to Jehovah Saves Jesus Christ!
In NT Jesus Christ said that he is Al Qayoum the resurrection
Jesus said in the New Testament that he is Al Hay Al Qayoum, we find that when Jesus resurrected Lazarus from death after 4 days, Jesus Christ said in John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Jesus is the resurrection and the Quran says Jesus resurrects the dead
we find that in Surah Al Omran 3:49-51
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], 'Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead - by permission of Allah .
Surah Ya-sin 36:78-79
And he presents for Us an example and forgets his [own] creation. He says, "Who will give life to bones while they are disintegrated?"
Say, "He will give them life who produced them the first time; and He is, of all creation, Knowing."
So simply this ayah says that who resurrect the disintegrated dead is the one who created it to begin with, doesn't that apply to Jesus Christ who resurrect Lazarus after he have been disintegrated as he was dead for 4 days?????
Also read how The Quran didn't deny that Christ the Lord was not ashamed to come as a servant
For More about Jesus divinity we recommend this PDF book
Putting Jesus in His Place
To be Continued ...