According to Islam, Jesus was a Muslim; that is, one who willingly surrenders to God's will. Jesus preached the “straight path” to God. Muslims consider blasphemous the idea that Jesus was God's son or that he himself was a deity. Muslims also do not believe that Jesus was sacrificed for mankind's sins or that he was crucified. The Qur'an claims that none of these ideas came from Jesus himself, but are the result of the corruption of his divinely-revealed message. The Qur'an also claims that Jesus will testify that he never claimed to be divine when the Day of Judgment comes. According to the Qur'an, Jesus was a man – a mortal. The Qur'an teaches that Jesus was chosen by God to spread God's divine message.
Muslims refer to Jesus as the Messiah, or as the last of the prophets sent by God to guide the Children of Israel. The only prophet after Jesus is the prophet Muhammad, who brought a message that is both universal and incorruptible. Even though the Muslim view of Jesus is fundamentally different from the Christian view, the practice of both religions is remarkably similar. It is also important to remember that the Qur'an considers that Christians worship the one true God, and that Christians can also reach salvation if they follow the straight path that Jesus preached.