b) He Raised the Dead
One of the greatest miracles of Christ was that He raised the dead. This is confirmed in the Qur'an as well as in the Gospel. He raised a young girl, a young man, and an adult from the dead. Who can raise the dead but God alone? It is of utmost importance for us to grasp the depth of the meaning in several Qur'anic verses that declare the undeniable fact that Christ raised the dead repeatedly (Suras Al Imran 3:49; al-Ma'ida 5:110).
Some superficial critics say that the Son of Mary was not able to perform miracles on His own, but that it was God who strengthened Him through the Spirit of the Holy, enabling Him to accomplish the different signs. They base their claim on the following Qur'anic verses:
“And We gave Isa the Son of Mary the clear signs, and strengthened Him with the Spirit of the Holy.” (Sura al-Baqara 2:87)
وَآتَيْنَا عِيسَى ابْن مَرْيَم الْبَيِّنَات وَأَيَّدْنَاه بِرُوح الْقُدُس (سُورَة الْبَقَرَة ٢ : ٨٧)
“Those Messengers, we have preferred some above others; some there are to whom Allah spoke, and some He raised in rank. And we caused to come to Isa, the Son of Mary, clear signs and strengthened Him with the Spirit of the Holy.” (Sura al-Baqara 2:253)
تِلْك الرُّسُل فَضَّلْنَا بَعْضَهُم عَلَى بَعْض مِنْهُم مَن كَلَّم اللَّه وَرَفَع بَعْضَهُم دَرَجَات وَآتَيْنَا عِيسَى ابْن مَرْيَم الْبَيِّنَات وَأَيَّدْنَاه بِرُوح الْقُدُس (سُورَة الْبَقَرَة ٢ : ٢٥٣)
“When Allah said: ‘Isa Son of Mary, remember My blessing upon you and upon your mother, when I strengthened You with the Spirit of the Holy, to speak to men in the cradle, and as an adult; and when I taught You the Book, the Wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel; and when You created the likeness of a bird out of clay, by My leave; then You breathed in it, then it was a (real) bird, by my leave; and You healed the blind and the leper by My allowance, and you raised the dead by My allowance’ ... And the unbelievers among them said: ‘This is nothing but sorcery manifest.’ ” (Sura al-Ma'ida 5:110)
إِذ قَال اللَّه يَا عِيسَى ابْن مَرْيَم اذْكُر نِعْمَتِي عَلَيْك وَعَلَى وَالِدَتِك إِذ أَيَّدْتُك بِرُوح الْقُدُس تُكَلِّم النَّاس فِي الْمَهْد وَكَهْلا وَإِذ عَلَّمْتُك الْكِتَاب وَالْحِكْمَة وَالتَّوْرَاة وَالإِنْجِيل وَإِذ تَخْلُق مِن الطِّين كَهَيْئَة الطَّيْر بِإِذْنِي فَتَنْفُخ فِيهَا فَتَكُون طَيْرا بِإِذْنِي وَتُبْرِئ الأَكْمَه وَالأَبْرَص بِإِذْنِي وَإِذ تُخْرِج الْمَوْتَى بِإِذْنِي ... فَقَال الَّذِين كَفَرُوا مِنْهُم إِن هَذَا إِلا سِحْر مُبِين (سُورَة الْمَائِدَة ٥ : ١١٠)
What a surprise! The Quran testifies repeatedly to the perfect cooperation among Allah, Christ and the Holy Spirit. The three cooperated in a complete unity, performing the miracles of Christ together. Christians, too, believe in the cooperative action of the Holy Trinity.