and said, ‘We have killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of God.’ (They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, though it was made to appear like that to them; those that disagreed about him are full of doubt, with no knowledge to follow, only supposition: they certainly did not kill him – No! God raised him up to Himself).
The Crucifixion and the Qur’an: A Study in the History of Muslim Thought’ by Professor Todd Lawson.
The blurb says:
‘According to the majority of modern Muslims and Christians, the Qur’an denies the crucifixion of Jesus, and with it, one of the most sacred beliefs of Christianity. However, it is only mentioned in one verse – ‘They did not kill him and they did not crucify him, rather, it only appeared so to them’ – and contrary to popular belief, its translation has been the subject of fierce debate among Muslims for centuries.
This innovative work is the first book devoted to the issue, delving deeply into largely ignored Arabic sources, which suggest that the origins of the conventional translation may lie within the Christian Church. Arranged along historical lines, and covering various Muslim schools of thought, from Sunni to Sufi, ‘The Crucifixion and the Qur’an’; unravels the crucial dispute that separates the World’s two principal faiths.’