Originally posted by whodey
Just to follow up, the reason I think Mulsims do not believe Christ died on the cross is because it presents a problem. Why then was Christ crucified? Was it for a crime? It could not be because they believe Christ to be a just man and a prophet from God. Why then would he have been crucified? For blasphemy perhaps as the Bible indicates? Well this pres ...[text shortened]... e I believe that Josephus wrote about the death of Christ on the cross. He was a Jewish scribe.
Correction, Muslim belive he didn't die at all. He is still alive.
YUSUFALI: That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-
PICKTHAL: And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.
SHAKIR: And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the messenger of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.
YUSUFALI: Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-
PICKTHAL: But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise.
SHAKIR: Nay! Allah took him up to Himself; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
So as you see the Quran say that they was not sure about him and he appeared to them to be Jesus be he was not.
If you go back to the Bible you will find that Jews was not sure about him just as Quran said because they kept asking him who is he and he didn't answer. And non of the diciples saw according to the bible saw him crossified.