The Position of Islam and Muslims on
GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER
(Holidays 2nd & 5th April, 2021)
For those who love Isa (Jesus) son of Mary ‘Alaihima Ssalaam
GOOD FRIDAY is a Christian holiday commemorating the ostensible crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.
It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observation of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Great and Holy Friday (also Holy and Great Friday), and Black Friday.
Who celebrate Good Friday? Members of many Christian dominations including the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, Oriental Orthodox and Reformed traditions, observe Good Friday with fasting, almsgiving, vigil services and church services. Communicants of the Moravian Church have a Good Friday tradition of cleaning gravestones in Moravian cemeteries.
EASTER, also called Pascha (in Aramaic, Greek and Latin languages), or Resurrection Day, is a Christian festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Mount Calvary. It is the culmination of the passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40 day period of fasting, prayer and propitiation.
The Position of Islam and Muslims on this claim
Islam and Muslims have nothing to do with Good Friday and Easter holidays. We believe that Jesus was neither crucified on the cross nor died, as it is written in the ancient Gospel of Barnabas (one of the great disciples of Jesus) ch: 216-218. He said Jesus was not crucified and it was actually Judas Iscariot who was nailed to the cross by Roman soldiers.
Judas Iscariot was leading the Romans to the capture of Jesus, but Jesus ascended to Heaven before they seized him, and Mr. Judas Iscariot was transformed into the appearance of Jesus, who the authorities subsequently crucified.
The body of Judas was then stolen from the grave, leading to the claims that he – who everyone allegedly thought was Jesus – rose from the dead and ascended to Heaven.
The Qur’anic verses of Chapter 4 (156-7) back up this information, that Jesus was not killed on the cross but was protected by the divine miracle and Judas was given the appearance of the traitor Judas Iscariot.
We love Jesus