O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him! Mary replies, a word from him, what do you mean a word from him ???!!!, have you lost your marbles mate!!!!!

Sahih International: [And mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah].

Pickthall: (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).

Yusuf Ali: Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah;

Shakir: When the angels said: O Marium, surely Allah gives you good news with a Word from Him (of one) whose name is the ‘. Messiah, Isa son of Marium, worthy of regard in this world and the hereafter and of those who are made near (to Allah).

Muhammad Sarwar: “Behold,” the angels told Mary, “God has given you the glad news of the coming birth of a son whom He calls His Word, whose name will be Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, who will be a man of honor in this life and the life to come, and who will be one of the ones nearest to God.

Mohsin Khan: (Remember) when the angels said: “O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives you the glad tidings of a Word [“Be!” – and he was! i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)] from Him, his name will be the Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honour in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allah.”

Arberry: When the angels said, ‘Mary, God gives thee good tidings of a Word from Him whose name is Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary; high honoured shall he be in this world and the next, near stationed to God.

Comments from me and DefendChrist at bloggingtheology.net:

DefendChrist:

Hi
Does not the Koran mention Jesus as a word from Allah AND a spirit from Allah?

So what do we have here? Allah his word and his spirit…and all Allah right

Can any Muslim please explain if Allah’s word is separate from him or his spirit is it separate from him.

How is Jesus a word and a spirit from Allah at the same time, can a Muslim please explain.

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  • Which other “words” and “spirits” are in the same category as Jesus?

    There must be others because of the use of the indefinite article. Mohammed, or Allah, assumes that the hearers or readers are familiar with the terms but no attempt is made to explain what is meant by contextualizing or comparing them with other “words” and “spirits”. Another example of intentional vagueness or vacuity in the Koran?.

    To say that a human being is a word and a spirit without any context is a bit of incoherent nonsense is it not?

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  • Hi Madmanna
    Thanks.
    I’m still waiting for an answer from a Muslim and I also want to find out what the title “Messiah” means to a Muslim

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