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20. For Readers of the Qur'an

9) A Mercy From Us (رحمة منا)

We read in Sura Maryam 19:21 that Allah called Christ "A mercy from Us". The Son of Mary was an incarnation of the mercy (al-Rahmat) of the Merciful (al-Rahman), the Compassionate (al-Rahim). His compassion for the poor, his mercy for the sick, his loving-kindness for his mother, and his forgiveness for his adversaries prove the truth of this high title. Christ has the same nature that Allah and his Spirit have. In this verse, the Merciful One (al-Rahman) does not speak in the singular "I", but in the plural "We", because He says Christ is a mercy from Us. "We", means the oneness that unites Allah with His word and His spirit, resembling the indivisible union that became apparent in the mercy, love and patience of the Son of Mary. His mercy is freely offered to whoever accepts it.

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