Aug 6 2018
It seems to me that the author of the Qur’an misunderstood the term *”Son of God” as a biological and not a spiritual term. In explaining the gospel to the Muslims, this is one of the stumbling block the Muslims have when considering Christ, and one of the challenges the Christians will have to face when reaching out, but could it be that the author of the Qur’an got it all wrong?
Let’s take a look at a few verses of the Qur’an to have a better understanding at hand. In Quran 6:101, we read:
He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.
And infact, Ali Qarai’s translation tells this better in clear terms as well when he translated the verse thus:
The originator of the heavens and the earth—how could He have a child when He has had no spouse? He created all things and He has knowledge of all things. — Ali Qarai Translation
Just so we are not accused of taking this verse out of context, here is Ibn Kathir commentary on the verse showing that the author of the Qur’an thinks we are talking about a biological process, we read:
(How can He have children when He has no wife) for the child is the offspring of two compatible spouses. Allah does not have an equal, none of His creatures are similar to Him, for He alone created the entire creation. Allah said;
وَقَالُواْ اتَّخَذَ الرَّحْمَـنُ وَلَداً – لَقَدْ جِئْتُمْ شَيْئاً إِدّاً
Now, we see very clearly that the main reason Allah could not have a Son or call anyone his son is because, he did not have a WIFE! In other words, Allah or whoever the author of the Qur’an was thinks that when Christians call themselves Sons of God, it must be some kind of physical and biological means, but this is not what we believe either, no Christian believe such. More