Astan Quds Razavi’s Foreign Pilgrims' Affairs Office has held a specialized meeting themed “The Status of Christianity in Islam” for Swiss tourists at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad.
Speaking at the meeting, Hoj. Javad Raqavi, the deputy for research at Al-Mustafa International University, referred to the position of Jesus Christ (pbuh) and his image in the Holy Quran, saying that “The religion Jesus Christ publicized is a heavenly one, which is revealed to this prophet to guide mankind.”
He stated that Jesus was a prophet who came to the world by a miracle, and received special Divine attention and in Islamic culture, Mary also has high ethical characteristics and she is clear of any imperfections.
“According to Surah Al-e Imran, Mary is a pure and virgin girl, whom God has praised with good words. She had a heart full of faith in God, and the Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuh), in a letter to Najashi, mentions her with unsullied attributes,” he said.
He further noted that the Holy Quran describes Jesus Christ as a person miraculously born and passed away. "The Holy Quran introduces him as a righteous, monotheist and humble man who does not speak or claim of being of godly status, and that, he enjoyed a unique position before God."
Following the meeting, the 33 members of the group visited the sacred places and museums of Astan Quds Razavi, the body in charge of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine.