The following is the text of a post on Paul Williams Blogging Theology website:
Jesus is called the “Word of God” in Q 3:45, 64; 19:35.
It is noteworthy that no other Gospel refers to Jesus as “the Word;” it is an intertextuality that exists between and the Qur’an and the Gospel of John only. In Q 3:64, after a long section about Jesus (Q 3:42-63), the Qur’an says: “O People of the Bible! Let us come to a common word ( ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ) between us and you – that we worship none but God…” While all of the commentators I have seen interpret “common word” here to be a common teaching or an agreed-upon doctrine of sorts, which I agree with, it would not be out of the question to suggest that “word” here is actually a reference of Jesus, as he is called by this title at the beginning of the section (v. 45), and thus the section has come full circle.
Therefore “a common word” is a “common Christology,” a teaching about Jesus Christ. In Q 19:35 we read: “That is Jesus the son of Mary; (I speak) the statement of truth about which they are disputing” (with “the statement of truth” [قول الحق] as a direct object in the accusative suggesting that the verb “I speak” is understood (مفهوم) but apocopated (محذوف) according to al-Qurtubi. In other words, the aforementioned descriptions about Jesus are true statements that the Prophet Muhammad has uttered.
However al-Qurtubi also notes that “the statement of truth” may also be read in the nominative. If this is the case, then “the statement of truth” or rather “the word of the Truth (God)” is a nominal substitute for Jesus – Jesus is the Logos of God about which they (Christian denominations) are in dispute concerning. Christ is the economical manifestation of an exalted pre-eternal and impersonal Decree (أمر) of God who speaks the words (كلمات) of God and is thus the created expressed speech (كلام لفظي), just as the expressions (لفظ) of the Qur’an are the economical manifestations of Divine Pre-Eternal Speech (كلام نفسي وقديم).
From an article by Ali Ataie
What do these islamic texts actually say:
[3.45] 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).
[3.64] Say: O followers of the Book! come to an equitable proposition between us and you that we shall not serve any but Allah and (that) we shall not associate aught with Him, and (that) some of us shall not take others for lords besides Allah; but if they turn back, then say: Bear witness that we are Muslims.
[19.35] It beseems not Allah that He should take to Himself a ! son, glory to be Him; when He has decreed a matter He only says to it “Be,” and it is.
Muslims themselves are still disputing and discussing what this Word actually is over 1400 years after the event described took place and this is claimed to be the content of the message that the angels gave to Mary announcing the birth of Jesus!
The concept of the Logos in the bible is introduced and explained in the first chapter of the gospel of John in an orderly and rational manner as opposed to the Quran where it is artificially inserted in to the text and totally out-of-place. The angels never spoke these words to Mary the mother of Jesus. Nor would she have understood them as they are completely void of any context and historically out of sequence.
The writer of the Quran was obviously out of his depth and had no understanding of what the concept of the Logos is in Christianity. His words are total nonsense but possess a semblance of coherence. No wonder that Muslims still have no clear concept of what Allah is saying in this passage.