Muslims respect and venerate Jesus, peace be upon him. They consider him to be one of God’s greatest messengers to humankind. The Quran re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation.
At the same time, Islam teaches that Jesus did not die on the cross but was instead raised up to the heavens by God. In addition, Islam maintains that Jesus was human and any divine traits he possessed were by the permission of God.