As the founder of Islam, it seems odd that Muhammad would be considered to be a man who loved Jesus. After all, Muslims reject the idea of Christ’s divinity, His resurrection and even His death. The rejection of the idea of Jesus as the Son of God, however, does not mean that Jesus, son of Mary, was not an important figure in early Islam. In Islam, Jesus was born without sin as the result of a virginal conception, performed miracles as a great prophet, was rescued by God before His death, was raised alive into heaven and will return to Earth in the Second Coming to fight a false messiah and establish peace on earth.
Given that Jesus was seen as one of the greatest prophets to ever come to Earth, Muhammad had great respect for Him. Jesus was the penultimate messenger from God who brought down the great revelations of the Gospels. To Muhammad, He was not the Savior He is in Christianity, but Jesus was nonetheless a great prophet to be respected, beloved and someone from whom Muhammad should learn.