IN a report narrated by Ibn Jarir and Ibn Hatim a Christian delegation from Najran came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and disputed about Jesus son of Mary and said who is his father, and they attributed falsehood to God.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) addressed the delegation and said, “Don’t you know that the son resembles his parents.” They replied in the positive.

He said, “Don’t you know, that God is Ever-Living, never dies, and death shall come upon Jesus (after his second coming).” They said, yes. He said, “Don’t you know that our God is the Sustainer of all that exists, He is the Preserver and Protector and gives sustenance to all.”

They said, yes. He said, “Did Jesus possess any of these qualities?” They said, no. He said, “Don’t you know that nothing is hidden from God in or on the earth or in the heavens.”

They said, yes. He said, “Did Jesus know any of these things except what God had made him know?” They said, yes. “Do you know our Lord does neither eat nor drink and is free from any attributes of weaknesses of mankind, and God-shaped Jesus in the embryo as He wished?” They said, yes. He said, “Don’t you know that Jesus’s mother conceived him, as every woman conceives, then she gave birth to him and fed him as every woman feeds her child, and he used to eat, drink, excrete and urinate. ”

They said, yes. He said, “then how he can be what you alleged i.e. God the son.” Yet they did not believe in the Prophet (peace be upon him); then Allah sent down,

“There is no God but He (The Unique), the Ever-Living, Sustainer (of all) that exists.” (Qur’an, 3:2) (Literal translation from Pickthall). In another verse, And they say Allah has begotten a son. Be He Glorified, nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. (Qur’an, 2:116)

Over and above the dogma of the godhood of Jesus, the Jews also claimed Ezra being the Son of God and the pagans said, the angels are the daughters of God. God denied them all. He is too exalted and far above any such fabrications. He is the Creator of everything and everything created depends on its existence on Him. Secondly, God is sempiternal, Immortal, and Omnipresent, but the one born out of mother is mortal. But God is eternal and perpetual therefore, a mortal can’t be a son to immortal.

Modern science found the truth of what was uttered by the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the 7th century. Let us consider the signs in their existence and in such human traits as eating human food as mentioned by the Prophet and also as per directions of the Qur’an.

“The Messiah [Isa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother [Maryam (Mary)] was a Siddiqah [i.e. she believed in the Words of Allah and His Books (See Verse 66:12)]. They both used to eat food (as any other human being, while Allah does not eat). Look how We make the Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to them; yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth).” (Qur’an, 5:75)

Science has unraveled the mechanism that fulfills the Genesis Law of reproduction only after its kind. The substance is called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) consisting of complex molecules present in the chromosomes of all plants and animal cells and carrying in coded form instructions for passing on hereditary characteristics.

DNA is a microscopic computer with built-in memory. It contains a fantastic number of blueprints and at the right time issues orders to build the cells and structures of every plant, animal, and human being to its kind.

Therefore, Ezra and Jesus had all human limitations from their mothers: the limitations of aging and decaying, eating and excreting, drinking and urinating, working and sweating, laughing and crying, awakening and sleeping, tiring and relaxing, breathing and spitting, gaining and losing, fearing and hiding and hence anyone with all these infirmities can’t be a God, neither a person with the attributes of godhood.

God is Unique, Besought of all, He begetteth not, nor He was begotten and there is none comparable unto Him.

Whatever the Prophet (peace be upon him) had told the delegation of Najran, had been duly confirmed by the modern science.