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Is the Qur'an saying that Jesus is the greatest miracle worker?

1. Jesus created a clay bird and breathed life into it
Qur’an: “I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah” (Qur’an 3:49). “And when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission” (Qur’an 5:110).
Gospel: “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it” (John 5:21).

2. Jesus healed
Qur’an: “And I cure the blind and the leper” (Qur’an 3:49, see also 5:110).
Gospel: “Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them” (Matthew 15:30).

3. Jesus raised the dead
Qur´an: ”And I give life to the dead - by permission of Allah” (Qur’an 3:49, see also 5:110).
Gospel: “Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face” (John 11:43-44).

4. Jesus provided supernatural food for a feast
Qur’an: “Said Jesus, the son of Mary, "O Allah , our Lord, send down to us a table [spread with food] from the heaven to be for us a festival for the first of us and the last of us and a sign from You. And provide for us, and You are the best of providers." (Qur’an 5:114).
Gospel: “Jesus said, ‘Have the people sit down.’ There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.” (John 6:10-11).

5. Allah gave Jesus miracles
Qur’an: “Those messengers - some of them We caused to exceed others. Among them were those to whom Allah spoke, and He raised some of them in degree. And We gave Jesus, the Son of Mary, clear proofs, and We supported him with the Pure Spirit. If Allah had willed, those [generations] succeeding them would not have fought each other after the clear proofs had come to them. But they differed, and some of them believed and some of them disbelieved. And if Allah had willed, they would not have fought each other, but Allah does what He intends.” (Qur’an 2:253).
Gospel: “Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, ‘When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?’” (John 7:31).

6. Jesus came with many miracles
Qur’an: “And when Jesus brought clear proofs, he said, "I have come to you with wisdom and to make clear to you some of that over which you differ, so fear Allah and obey me.” (Qur’an 43:63).
Gospel: “But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” (John 12:28).

Conclusion: No person in the Qur’an came with so many miracles as Jesus the Messiah.

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