On the website Islammonitor Circe describes how during a recent in depth study of the koran led by an Arabic speaking teacher, he was stunned to find that it confirms critical Christian claims regarding Jesus. It affirms the virgin birth and Jesus/Isa as the son of God, the death and resurrection of Jesus/Isa, and miracles and other characteristics that make Jesus/Isa unique-and indeed equal to God and superior to Mohammad.
1) Virgin birth of Jesus/Isa—Son of god (Note: Muslims claim their Isa is the Christian Jesus). In the Christian version an angel told Mary she was pregnant and she went with Joseph to Bethlehem where she gave birth. This was ‘god’ in human form-born and growing as a human. Mary was revered and the birth celebrated.
In Islam things are somewhat altered:
*K 3.59 Lo! the likeness of Isa/Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.
For further reading, see the website I reffered to, Islammonitor
Just to make sure that no Franciscans get in trouble for what we publish on our website and blog... we are not related to any organization that uses the name 'Franciscan'... We just like St Francis a lot!