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Do Muslims believe Jesus was crucified?

The Koran does not believe Jesus was crucified.

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:- Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;- And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;- Surah 4:157-159

This verse from the Koran makes these claims.
  • Jesus was not killed or crucified.
  • Jesus’ death was made to look like a death.
  • His followers did not know what to think of him but merely guessed.
  • Allah took Jesus up to be with him.
  • The People of the Book did not believe in him before His death.
  • On Judgment day, Jesus will witness against those who did not believe in him.
In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say: “Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all every - one that is on the earth? For to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath power over all things.” Surah 5:17

The Koran cannot understand how an all powerful Allah would kill Christ when he would have so many options in his power. The Bible says Jesus died willingly, but God didn’t directly kill him. The people did. His death acted as a sacrifice for all who believed in Him.

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7-8

The Bible believes that Jesus’ crucifixion, death on the cross, was an act of love, dying so many would live, paying the penalty of sin with his own blood.