Here we will discuss:
'How can we talk to one who is a child, in the cradle?' He (The baby) said:
'I am a slave of Allah [i.e. created by God and belong to Him], He has given me the Scriptures and made me a Prophet; And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and enjoined on me Salat (prayer), and Zakat (giving alms to the poor) as long as I live. And dutiful to my mother (i.e. made me kind and good to my mother) and made me not arrogant, unblest. And peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I shall be raised alive (i.e. on The Day of Judgment and Resurrection)!' "(Quran 19:29-33)
And this was the first miracle
of Jesus son of Mary. Only a baby, he talked to the Jews, asserting his
subjugation to his Lord, and describing that this miracle - his talking
- is a sign from their Lord - a sign of his prophet hood. He told them
of the Scriptures to be given to him from God, and told them that he was
ordered to pray and be kind to the poor as long as he lived. He told them
that he was blessed by God, and was kind and respectful to his great mother,
not arrogant. And that peace is upon him the day his was born, and peace
will be upon him the day he will be resurrected on The Day of Judgment
and Resurrection, when every person is going to be resurrected and Judged
by God according to his/her deeds.
"And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, they have no wine. Jesus saith unto her,
'Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.'
mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And
there were set there six water pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying
of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them,
Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And
he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast.
And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that
was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew
the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith
unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when
men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good
wine until now." (John 2:110)
"He will speak to the people in the cradle and in manhood, and he will be one of the righteous ... And He (God) will teach him (Jesus) the Book and the wisdom (of the prophets) and the Torah and the Injeel (name of Scriptures). And will make him a Messenger to the Children of Israel (saying):
have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I design for you of clay,
as it were, a figure of a bird and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird
by Allah's Leave (with God's Permission); and that I heal him who is born
blind, and the leper, and I bring to life, the dead by Allah's Leave (with
God's Permission). And I inform you of what you eat, and what you store
in your houses. Surely, this is a sign for you, if you believe." (Quran
Like all the Prophets, Jesus was given miracles as signs and support from God to his divine inspiration. With that inspiration he preached:
I have come confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make
lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come with proof
from your Lord. So fear Allah (God) and obey me. Truly! Allah (God) is
my Lord and yours, so worship Him (Alone). This is the Straight Path.'
" (Quran 3:50-51).
"And when I (God) put in the hearts of the disciples to believe in Me and My Messenger (Jesus), they said:
'We believe. And bear witness that we are Muslims (Muslims means submitters to God in peace and obedience, see meaning of Islam). When the disciples said:
'O I'esa (Jesus) son of Maryam! Can your Lord send down to us a table spread (with foods) from the heavens?' He (Jesus) said:
'Fear Allah (God) if you are indeed believers (i.e. dot ask for more miracles if you truly believe).' They said:
'We wish to eat thereof and to be stronger in Faith, and to know that you have indeed told us the truth and that we ourselves be its witnesses.' I'esa (Jesus) son of Maryam said:
'O Allah, our Lord! Send us from heaven a table spread that will be an Eid (a festival and celebration) to the first and last of us and a sign from You; and provide us sustenance, for You are the Best of sustainers.' " (Quran 3:111-114).
And God answered his request
and sent down the table spread of food, another sign from Him.
"And they (the disbelieves) plotted [to kill Jesus] and Allah planned too. And Allah is the Best of planners. When Allah said:
'O I'esa (Jesus)! I will take you and raise you to my Myself and clear you of those who disbelieve, and I will make those who follow you (your teachings) superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me shall be your return, and I will judge between you in the matters in which you used to dispute.'" (Quran 3:54-55).
God saved him and raised
him to the heavens so that the conspirators did not succeed.