There are a variety of titles are used to refer to the penutimate prophet of Islam, Isa ibn Maryam in the Quran. In Islam, two names are usually referred to him, Isa in the Hadith and Masih in the Quran. Islamic scholars emphasize the need for Muslims to follow the name of Isa, whether spoken or written, with the honorific phrase "Alay-hi 's-sal?m" (Arabic: ? ) which means peace be upon him. Isa is mentioned by name or title 78 times in the Quran.
The name Isa is derived from Arabic: ?, romanized: s?, meaning the "salvation of God". Isa is also referred to as Isa ibn Maryam, meaning Isa, son of Maryam. In the Quran, Isa is referred to by name 23 times.[note 1]
Isa is the Messiah in Islam and is the called ?s? al-Mas by Muslims. It is one of several titles of Isa, who is referred to as Masih or Al-Masih 11 times in the Quran.[note 2] It means 'the anointed', 'the traveller', or 'one who cures by caressing'.
The Arabic word Ruhullah (Arabic: ) is composed of the elements ruh (Arabic: ) (spirit) and Allah (God) (Arabic: ?). Thus, Ruhullah means "spirit of God". Ruh can also be used to mean the blowing of breath, a reference to the conception of Isa, which took place when the angel Jibril blew his breath onto Maryam's collar.
Isa is called Ruhullah 11 times in the Quran.[note 3]
According the Quran and Hadith, Isa and his mother Maryam were the only two people whom Shaitan did not touch and so were without sin, so Isa is called a pure boy (Arabic: , romanized: ?ulamm? zak?w?). He is referred to as pure boy nine times in the Quran.[note 4]
In Islam, Isa's return is one of the ten major signs of Day of Resurrection. In the Quran, Isa is four times called an ?yah (Arabic: ?, lit. 'sign', also used to designate a verse of the Quran).[note 6]
Isa is called honourable or distinguished (Arabic: , romanized: waj) just once in the Quran, in Surah Al-Imran, verse 3:45. Many Muslims refer to Isa as ?s? al-Waj, since he is an honoured Prophet in Islam.