Arianism: The Chtistian Doctrine confirmed by Islam
Today’s Question: Was Arius of Alexandria a heretic or a Mytre ?Arianism is a form of Original Christian faith, which was prevailing in large areas of the Christian world in the first 3 centuries after Christ ministry. Arians rejected the deity of Jesus pbuh, and maintained that he was a creation and a subordinate of God Almighty. They supported their doctrinal position by citing many of the books that later came to constitute the Canon of the New Testament.
The most famous Arian, though, by no means the founder of the faith, was Arius of Alexandria, who died in suspicious circumstances at the palace of the Byzantine emperor. Many considered him a mytre, a view which is also held by some contemporary scholars.
The view of Christ advocated by Arians is compatible with the Muslim faith, which considers Jesus, pbuh, as the Last prophet of Israel, and one of the five Major prophets sent by God to Mankind, The others being: Noah, Abraham, Moses and Muhammad, peace be upon all of them:
Quran: 33:7-8: And when We exacted a covenant from the prophets, and from thee (O Muhammad) and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus son of Mary. We took from them a solemn covenant; (7) That He may ask the loyal of their loyalty. And He hath prepared a painful doom for the unfaithful (8)
*7*وَإِذْ أَخَذْنَا مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ مِيثَاقَهُمْ وَمِنكَ وَمِن نُّوحٍ وَإِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَى وَعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ وَأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُم مِّيثَاقًا غَلِيظًا
لِيَسْأَلَ الصَّادِقِينَ عَن صِدْقِهِمْ وَأَعَدَّ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا *8