`Isa speaking in the cradle

Q 2: He denied that `Isa (Jesus, peace be upon him) talked to people while he was in the cradle. (Part No. 3; Page No. 350) He cited as evidence passages from the Injil (Gospel) of Luke that confirm that `Isa was twelve years old at that time.


A: The Qur'an declares that `Isa (peace be upon him) talked to people when he was in the cradle. It is not logically acceptable that a person who is twelve years old is still in the cradle. This saying contradicts natural laws and human habits. Allah (Exalted be He) says: He will speak to the people in the cradle and in manhood If his exoneration of his mother from the crime of adultery alleged by the Jews was when he reached 12 years old, then this would not be a miracle or evidence for the innocence of his mother. He who reaches twelve years old is able to articulate an answer and respond to questioners. When they disapproved Maryam's gesture to him in order to refute their allegations, Allah (Exalted be He) said: Then she pointed to him. They said: "How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?" "He [‘Isâ (Jesus)] said: "Verily I am a slave of Allâh, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet;" And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be He who denies that `Isa (peace be upon him) talked in the cradle and alleges that he did not speak except after he reached the normal age of talking is a disbeliever who denies the Qur'an. Moreover, holding this view means accusing Maryam after she was exonerated by Allah in the clear Ayahs of the Qur'an. (Part No. 3; Page No. 351)

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