Your friends have misguided you. By not accepting Islam, you will be denying
Jesus and his correct position. As a Muslim, belief in Jesus (Eesa – may the
everlasting peace be upon him) is an integral article of our faith. A person
cannot be a Muslim without believing in Jesus as one the greatest and
holiest prophets of God.
And Allah Taãla Knows Best.
Mufti Ebrahim Desai