December | 2016 | Perspectives Of A Fellow Traveler

MONTHLY ARCHIVES: DECEMBER 2016

7 posts published by Michael of East Java during December 2016

The following is post number 17 in my series, “The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature”. This post focuses on an episode from his childhood where Jesus is sent to school, and is from the Shia hadith book of Bihar al-Anwar. The translation is taken from Jesus Through Shi’ite Narrations By Mahdi Muntazir Qa’im, which is freely available online at, https://www.al-islam.org/jesus-though-shiite-narrations-mahdi-muntazir-qaim

It is reported that Abu Ja‘far [Imam Baqir (‘a)] said: “When Jesus the son of Mary was born, when he was one day old he was like a two month old boy. When he was seven months old, his mother took his hand and brought him to a school and sat him before a teacher. The teacher said to him, “Say: ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.’” Jesus said, “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.” The teacher said to him, “Say [ read here then go to the bottom of the page]

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