Jesus is mentioned, directly and indirectly, over 187 times in the Quran. This makes him the most mentioned person in the Quran.

Facts About Jesus, the Muslim Profit (Yes, that Jesus)

Not only is Jesus in the Quran, he is the most mentioned person in the Quran (if you count direct and indirect mentions). Islam teaches Jesus was a prophet and was a precursor to Muhammad.[1][2]

In other words, Jesus is a central figure in the Quran, and the Islamic faith not only believes in Jesus but generally reveres him.

NOTE: Jesus is referenced more than any other person in the Quran, but not all mentions are by name. Instead, he is referenced by names such as “the Messiah,” “the son of Mary,” etc. You can see names he is mentioned by at Wikipedia’s List of characters and names mentioned in the Quran.

Here are some Muslim Jesus facts (with the help of Wikipedia and other sources, see the citations):

  • The Quran, the central religious text of Islam, contains references to more than fifty people and events also found in the Bible. Figures mentioned include Jesus, Adam, Moses, Mary, and Abraham. Moses is also one of the most reference figured in the Quran.[3]
  • The term Muslim means “one who submits to the will of God,” thus those who follow Islam are Muslims, and to Islam, Jesus was a Muslim.
  • Jesus is believed to be a prophet.
  • In the Quran, Jesus wasn’t married and had no children.
  • Mention of Jesus is found in the Quran in 93 ayaat (Arabic for verses) under titles such as “Son of Mary,” “Word of God,” “Spirit of God,” and “Jesus Christ” (although as noted below, mainstream Islam teaches he was a prophet, not a deity).
  • Jesus is mentioned, directly and indirectly, over 187 times in the Quran.
  • In fact, as noted, Jesus is the most mentioned person in the Quran. He is mentioned 25 times by the name Isa, third-person 48 times, first-person 35 times, and the rest as titles and attributes.
  • The name “Ahmad” means “one who would follow Jesus…
  • There is apparently some debate as to the exact status of Jesus. Generally though, Islam traditionally teaches the rejection of Jesus’ divinity, that Jesus was not God incarnate, that Jesus is not the Son of God, and that the crucifixion, death, resurrection, and ascension did not occur.
  • Despite the last point, the mainstream Muslim belief is that Jesus did not physically die, but was instead raised alive to heaven.
  • Jesus performs miracles in the Quran, just like he does in the Christian Bible.
  • Mariam (AKA Mary, Jesus’s mother) is the only woman mentioned in the Quran.

Jesus in the Quran ( “The Message”-Movie-DAWAH).

“We gave Moses the Scripture, and sent a succession of messengers after him. And We gave Jesus son of Mary the clear proofs, and We supported him with the Holy Spirit. Is it that whenever a messenger comes to you with anything your souls do not desire, you grew arrogant, calling some impostors, and killing others?” – The Quran (click the link and do a “command find” for the word “Jesus”).

Jesus In Islam.


Jesus is a central figure in the Quran, mentioned more times than any other figure if you count direct and indirect mentions. The reality is, Christians, Jews, and Muslims believe in many of the same figures and tell many of the same stories.


  1. Jesus in Islam
  2. The Quran
  3. Biblical and Quranic narratives

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Pcolwell on
Doesn't beleive this myth.

I believe moses is mentioned more than any other man, including Mohammed.

Thomas DeMichele on

That would make sense. I wouldn’t use Wikipedia as a primary resource in general, but in terms of quick research it is explained like this via the wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_characters_and_names_mentioned_in_the_Quran

Jesus is mentioned the most if you count self reference and reference by other names, and it would look like Moses is mentioned most by direct name. I would have to research it more.

mo on
Doesn't beleive this myth.

In your wiki ref.
By his name he is not, and many other Prophets mentioned more than him. Also, by self-reference you can not reach this conclusion, as in wiki names list this is the only name with this self-reference counting. Surely, for any one read the Quran with self-reference Jesus PBUH he is not the most mentioned too.

Even if you combined Jesus names and self-references, still the name “Moses” without self-reference is mentioned more as in wiki.

Thomas DeMichele on

Interesting, let me look into this. Thanks for the insight.

Ayun on

Its moses not jesus this post is misleading moses was mention 143

Thomas DeMichele on

I made it clearer, but my research showed Jesus was the most mentioned if you count all direct and indirect mentions. The total is 187 times. 25 times by the name Isa, third-person 48 times, first-person 35 times, and the rest as titles and attributes like “Son of Mary.”

Ayub Elias on

Musa was mentioned 143 times by first person this entire post is misleading