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Jesus to preside over Day of Judgement

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Judgement Day! It is believed that Nabi Isa (SAW) will preside over the Judgement Day! In which chapter Is this stated in the koran? Please provide me reference for me to look it up.

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Jesus to preside over Day of Judgement

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Your Question: It is believed that Nabi Isa (SAW) will preside over the Judgement Day!

Neither Prophet Isa (a.s.), nor any Prophet, nor anyone in creation will preside over the Day of Judgement; for that Tumultous Day the One and Only Judge will be none except the Supreme and Majestic Lord of the Worlds, Allah Subhanah wa Taala; and He Alone will Judge with absolute Justice amongst His slaves.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 1 Surah Fatehah verses 1-4:

1        In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

2        Praise be to Allah, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds.

3        Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

4        Master of the Day of Judgment.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 40 Surah Mumin verses 18-20:

18      Warn them of the Day that is (ever) drawing near, when the hearts will (come) right up to the throats to choke (them); no intimate friend nor intercessor will the wrongdoers have who could be listened to.

19      (Allah) knows of (the tricks) that deceive with the eyes, and all that hearts (of men) conceal.

20      And Allah will Judge with (Justice and) Truth: but those whom (men) invoke besides Him will not (be in a position) to judge at all!  Verily it is Allah (Alone) Who hears and sees (all things).


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 17:

17      Those who believe (in the Qur'an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians, the Christians, the Magians, and the polytheists  Allah will Judge between them on the Day of Judgment: for Allah is Witness of all things.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 22 Surah Hajj verses 55-57:

55      Those who reject Faith will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation) until the Hour (of Judgment) comes suddenly upon them, or there comes to them the Penalty of a Day of Disaster.

56      On that Day the Dominion will be that of Allah: He will Judge between them: so those who believe and work righteous deeds will be in Gardens of Delight.

57      And for those who reject Faith and deny Our Signs, there will be a humiliating Punishment.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 22 Surah Hajj verses 69:

69      "Allah will Judge between you on the Day of Judgment concerning the matters in which ye differ."


Not only will Allah Subhanah be the Only Judge on that Tumultuous and Inevitable Day of Judgment, none amongst creation, regardless of whether one be a Prophet or an Angel, will not even have the courage to even utter a single word in the Majestic Presence of the Supreme Lord without His Precise Permission!  Each and everyone in creation, from Prophet Adam (a.s.) to Prophet Isa (a.s.) to Prophet Mohamed (saws), from the lowest ranked Angel to the Arch-Angel Jibrael (a.s.), etc., will in all humility and fear and in submission prostrate themselves before their Majestic and Supreme Lord.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 78 Surah Naba verses 37-39:

37      The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all between, (Allah) The Most Gracious: none shall have power to argue with Him.

38      The Day that the Spirit (Gibrael (a.s.) and the Angels will stand forth in ranks, none shall speak except any who is permitted by (Allah) Most Gracious, and he will say what is right.

39      That Day will be the Sure Reality: therefore whoso wills, let him take a (straight) Return to his Lord!


Prophet Isa (a.s.), like all the other Prophets, will only be brought forth as witnesses for or against their people in the Majestic Court of the Majestic Lord of the Worlds; and Allah Subhanah Alone will Judge amongst His creation with Justice.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 109-110 and 116-118:

109    One day will Allah gather (all) the Messengers together and ask: "What was the response ye received (from men to your teaching)?  They will say: "We have no knowledge: it is Thou (O Lord) who Knowest in full all that is hidden.

110    Then will Allah say: "O Jesus, the son of Mary!  Recount My favor to thee and to thy mother.  Behold!  I strengthened thee with the Holy Spirit so that thou didst speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book, and Wisdom, the Law, and the Gospel. And behold!  Thou makest out of clay as it were the figure of a bird by My leave and thou breathest into it, and it became a bird by My leave; and thou healest those born blind and the lepers by My leave. And behold! Thou bringest forth the dead by My leave.  And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the Clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: `This is nothing but evident magic'.

116    And behold! Allah (on the Day of Judgment) will say "O Jesus, the son of Mary!  Didst thou say unto men `worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah"?  He (Jesus (a.s.) will say: "Glory to Thee (O Lord)! Never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing Thou wouldst indeed have known it.  Thou knowest what is in my heart though I know not what is in Thine.  For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.

117    Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say; ie. `Worship Allah my Lord and your Lord'; and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst take me up, Thou (O Lord) was the Watcher over them and Thou art a Witness to all things.

118    If Thou dost punish them they are Thy servants: if Thou dost forgive them Thou art the Exalted, the Wise.”


Thus my beloved brother, in light of the above clear guidance of the Holy Quran, it is an absolutely and utterly unfounded and false belief to believe that Prophet Isa (a.s.) or anyone in creation will ‘Preside’ over the Day of Judgment!  The One and Only Judge on that Tumultuous and Inevitable Day of Judgment will be none except Allah Subhanah wa Taala, the Lord of the Worlds.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.



Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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