The Last Supper

The Ma’idah is the table that has food on it. The disciples asked Jesus (Alayhis Salam – peace be upon him) to supplicate to Allah ﷻ to send a table of food down to them that they could eat from it every day so they can offer acts of worship more. And Allah granted his request.

The following verses testify that the table was sent down to the Children of Israel during the time of Jesus as a result of Allah’s accepting his supplication to Him. This is the story of the Ma’idah, the name of which Surah (chapter) Al-Ma’idah bears.

[Al-Ma’idah 5:112] – Allah said, “Remember when Al-Hawariyyun (the disciples) said, “O `Isa, son of Maryam! Can your Lord send down to us a Ma’idah from heaven?” `Isa said: “Fear Allah, if you are indeed believers.” (Jesus answered them by saying, “Have Taqwa of Allah! And do not ask for this, for it may become a trial for you, but trust in Allah for your provisions, if you are truly believers.”)

[Al-Ma’idah 5:113] – They said: “We wish to eat thereof.” (we need to eat from it) and to satisfy our hearts (to be stronger in faith) (when we witness it descending from heaven as sustenance for us), and to know that you have indeed told us the truth (of your Message and our faith in you increases and also our knowledge), and that we ourselves be its witnesses (testifying that it is a sign from Allah, as proof and evidence that you are a Prophet, and attesting to the truth of what you have brought us).

[Al-Ma’idah 5:114] – “Isa, son of Maryam, said: “O Allah, our Lord! Send us from heaven a table spread (with food) that there may be for us – for the first and the last of us – a festival.” (As-Suddi commented that the Ayah (verse) means, “We will take that day on which the table was sent down as a day of celebration, that we and those who come after us would consider sacred.” And a sign from You (proving that You are able to do all things and to accept my supplication, so that they accept what I convey to them from You); and provide us with sustenance (a delicious food from You that does not require any effort or hardship), for You are the Best of Sustainers.” So the angels brought the table down containing seven fish and seven pieces of bread and placed it before them. So the last group of people ate as the first group did.

[Al-Ma’idah 5:115] – “Allah said: “I am going to send it down unto you, but if any of you after that disbelieves…” (by denying this sign and defying its implication) then I will punish him with a torment such as I have not inflicted on anyone among all the Alamin (mankind and jinn).” (Among the people of your time).

[Tafsir Ibn Kathir]

Spelled it out clear

After this conversation had been going for forty minutes, he asked me a few simple questions and they stuck in my head until this day; he said: “So you believe that Jesus is God?” I said, “Yes.” He said: “And you believe Jesus died on the cross?” I said, “Yes.” He said: “So you believe God died?”

When he said that, you know what? It was as if Mike Tyson smacked me in the face with his fist! I mean I was absolutely flabbergasted because I suddenly realized the irrationality and then, I have to say it, the foolishness of what I was believing and inside myself I said: “Of course I don’t believe that God died. You can’t kill God” and I realized that all these years I had been taught something, and I had been indoctrinated with something, and I always felt uncomfortable with it but you know it just took someone to spell it out for me in clear simple terms. If you believe this and you believe this, then you must believe that and I realized that “No, I didn’t believe that.”

[Excerpted from The Deen Show fb post]

Son of Mary

Jesus Christ is Eesa Ibn Maryam in Islam.

He was born in Bayt Laham (Bethlehem), and his mother was Maryam Bint Imran (Mary daughter of Imran). He was born miraculously, with the Word of God “KUN” FAYAKUN (“BE” AND IT IS) and he became a human.

He was mentioned in the holy Qur’an 25 times and still many more verses are referring to him and his mother.

The words “IBN MARYAM” (son of Mary) is mentioned most of the time to emphasize two things:

  1. That he is only a human being
  2. That he had no father. A child is always named after the father; it could have been mentioned as “Jesus son of so and so.”

Check it out!

  • AL-MASEEH EISA IBN MARYAM (The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary) (3:45)
  • EISA IBN MARYAM (Jesus, son of Mary) (4:157-171, 5:46, 5:78-112-114-116)
  • AL-MASEEH IBN MARYAM (The Messiah, son of Mary) (5:17 (2X), 5:72, 5:75)
  • IBN MARYAM (son of Mary)(19:34, 23:50, 43:57)
  • EISA (Jesus) (3:52-55-59, 3:84, 4:163, 6:85, 43:63)
  • AL-MASEEH (The Messiah) (4:172, 5:72, 9:30)