The term “son” in Christianity is used in the sense of being a servant of Allah, just as it is in the Torah and the Qur’an. Of course the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is a beloved servant of Allah, but he is still a human being, who becomes hungry and eats, drinks water, rests when tired, who sleeps and who has needs, like all created entities. It is a fact that this is set out in a great many passages in the Gospels. (You can read about the Prophet Jesus’ (pbuh) human characteristics in the Gospel and how he is a Messenger who transmits the revelation of Allah from here.) In the same way, Allah has revealed in the Qur’an that the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is a human being, tested and with needs, like everyone else:
The Messiah, the son of Mary, was only a Messenger, before whom other Messengers came and went. His mother was a woman of truth. Both of them ate food. See how We make the signs clear to them! Then see how they are perverted! (Surat al-Ma’ida, 75)
Devout Christians must behave honestly on this subject and realize that to ascribe divinity to a human being is a violation of the law of Allah, the Christianity brought by the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and of the pronouncements in the Gospels and the Torah, as well as of reason and logic. They must admit the possibility that such a belief, added on to the true and genuine Gospels hundreds of years later, may represent a serious danger and reflect deeply upon it. What can be the possible meaning or use in trying to ascribe the sublime attributes of Allah to a human being and to regard a human being as divine? Almighty Allah certainly has no need of that (surely Allah is beyond that). Such an idea SIGNIFIES A FAILURE TO PROPERLY APPRECIATE ALLAH’S MIGHT AND GREATNESS.
Above and beyond this, Christians themselves must reject the idea of Almighty Allah appearing on earth in the form of a human being. This is disrespect for the glory of Almighty Allah. Allah’s might, greatness, glory, might and infinite power are a blessing for Christians. Is it better to believe in an all-powerful Allah or to take as one’s god a human being who sleeps, eats and has needs? All Christians will of course at once see the answer to this. Allah has no need to appear on Earth as a mortal and needy entity in order to reveal His sublime Presence to human beings. (Surely Allah is beyond that.) Our Christian brothers must consider the Gospels rationally and evaluate all these things in a manner compatible with the glory of Allah.
The fact that the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) has human characteristics is not, of course, a state of affairs that will in any way reduce his value as a prophet. Jesus (pbuh) is a greatly valued and most holy prophet of our Almighty Lord. Like all other prophets, he occupies the loftiest and holiest position in Allah’s Sight. He is Allah’s friend, a great prophet.
The important thing is to believe in Allah – our One and only Creator. Allah wants people to believe in and serve Him, without engaging in idolatry. There is no need for Allah to appear on Earth in human form for people to be able to serve Him. If our Christian brothers wish to approach this subject from a genuinely honest perspective they should ask themselves this question: What would Allah lose from any of His attributes by not manifesting His Presence in the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)? (Surely Allah is beyond that) Allah not manifesting His Presence in a human being would take nothing away from His attributes, sublimity and beauty. Indeed, this will increase His beauty and make His sublime qualities better and more properly appreciated. How could it be possible to appreciate the sublime qualities of Allah by imagining that He manifested His Presence in a mortal, weak and needy human being who sleeps and eats? Of course, it could not.
Some Christians maintain that Allah’s manifesting Himself as God in a human being (may He forbid) is a means whereby people can reach, draw closer to and pray to Him. But this stems from a failure to properly appreciate Allah’s greatness and might. Almighty Allah has no needs for instruments for the human beings He creates to reach Him. ALLAH IS EVERYWHERE,“We are nearer to him than his JUGULAR VEIN (Surah Qaf, 16). Allah also makes this clear in the Gospel:
Do not be like them, for your God knows what you need before you ask Him.(Matthew 6:8)
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's Sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.(Hebrews 4:13)
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open [in God’s Presence].(Luke 8:17)
Almighty Allah also knows everything inside us, everything we kept hidden within us. Allah is He Who knows the most secret things. He sees and hears all our thoughts, intentions and desires at every single moment. Nothing is hidden from Allah. Allah states this in the Qur’an, "... I see what you make known and what you hide." (Surat al-Baqara, 33) Almighty Allah also makes this fact explicit in the Gospel:
… things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16-17)
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your God, Who is unseen. Then your God, Who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6)
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered… (Luke 12:6-7)
It is therefore sufficient to pray with sincerity to make contact with Allah. Wherever one may be, Allah will hear and see one and will heed that prayer as He sees fit. Allah enfolds all things and all places. He is with us at every moment. Therefore, the Christian claim in question – that Allah is in the sky, may He forbid, and that Allah draws close to people by manifesting Himself in the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) – is a serious error stemming from a failure to properly appreciate His might.
We have our Lord Who creates all things and rules over all things and all places. By Allah's leave, the return to Earth of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is close at hand. The prophet Jesus (pubuh) will return to earth and all Christians will love and embrace him. What need is there for ostensible accounts when everything is in Christians’ favor? What can describing Allah as a human being add to Christianity? On the contrary, Allah describes this ascription as follows in the Qur’an, “The heavens are all but rent apart and the earth split open and the mountains brought crashing down.” (Surah Maryam, 90)
Christians must look at matters rationally and adopt a conception of religion that befits the infinite might of Allah. They must see the invalidity of ideas that are not in the Gospel, that have been imposed on societies through duress and pressure and that are incompatible with the glory of Allah. Allah has no need for a son or to create an instrument by which to communicate with human beings (surely Allah is beyond that). Allah stands between a person and his heart, and is closer to him than his own jugular vein. Allah is in the sky, on the earth, wherever human life exists. Sincere Christians must properly appreciate the glory of Allah and know that Allah will not permit such illogical and unnecessary conceptions.