In one of your questionaire, you have said, "Firstly, the belief (albeit absolutely false) of our Christian brethren is that Prophet Isa (a.s.) was crucified, not hanged!"
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in one of your questionaire, you have said, "Firstly, the belief (albeit absolutely false) of our Christian brethren is that Prophet Isa (a.s.) was crucified, not hanged!"
question is - Then how did Prophet Isa (a.s) die according to Quran and hadis?
I have also heard not read anywhere that he came to
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How did jesus die
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verses 54-55:
54 And (then unbelievers) plotted and planned and Allah too planned, and the Best of Planners is Allah.
55 Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject Faith to the Day of Resurrection; then shall ye all return unto Me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.
Allah Says in the Holy Quarn Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 157-159:
157 That they (the Jews) said (in boast) "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary the Messenger of Allah"; but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them; and those who differ therein are full of doubts with no (certain) knowledge but only conjecture to follow. For, of a surety they killed him not.
158 Nay Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power Wise.
Your Question: My question is - Then how did Prophet Isa (a.s) die according to Quran and hadis?
In light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Glorious Quran and the various authentic traditions of the Messenger of Allah (saws), it is the ardent belief of the believers that the Noble Prophet of Allah, Isa son of Maryam (a.s.), did not yet taste death but Allah Subhanah raised him (in body and in soul) up unto Himself.
It is also the ardent belief of the believers that Allah Subhanah will send Prophet Isa (a.s.) back to this earth before the end of time, when he (a.s.) will live for forty years, will die a natural death, and will be buried next to the Prophets (saws) grave in Madinah.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4310 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
The Prophet (saws) said: There is no Prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (a.s.). He (Jesus (a.s.) will descend (to the earth). When you see him, recognize him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish Jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist (Dajjal) and will live on the earth for forty years, and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.
Hadrat Abdullah ibn Salaam (r.a.) who was a Jewish scholar and Rabbi (priest) before he reverted to Islam, confirmed that there was mention that Isa (a.s.) at his death would be buried alongside the grave of Prophet Mohamed (saws) in Madinah.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5772 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Salam
The description of Muhammad (saws) is written in the Torah and also that Jesus (a.s.), son of Mary, will be buried along with him.
When exactly will Hadrat Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) return is in the Sole Domain and Command of none save Allah Subhanah; but without an iota of a doubt, Hadrat Isa (a.s.) will return to earth before the end of time, as prophecised by the Last and Final Messenger of Allah, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws).
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.657 Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "By Him (Allah) in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you, and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross, and kill the pigs, and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non-Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it." Abu Huraira added "If you wish, you can recite (this verse of the Holy Book): 'And there is none Of the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being) before his death. And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness Against them." (4.159)
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6931 Narrated by Hudhayfah ibn Usayd Ghifari
The Messenger of Allah (saws) came to us all of a sudden as we were (busy in a discussion). He (saws) said: What do you discuss about? (The Companions) said: We are discussing about the Last Hour. Thereupon he (saws) said: It will not come until you see ten signs before and (in this connection), he (saws) made a mention of the smoke, Dajjal (The anti-Christ), the beast, the rising of the sun from the west, the descent of Jesus son of Mary (Allah be pleased with him), The Gog and Magog, and landslides in three places, one in the east, one in the west, and one in Arabia at the end of which a fire would burn forth from the Yemen, and would drive people to the place of their assembly.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.658 Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "How will you be when the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you, and he will judge people by the Law of the Qur'an, and not by the law of Gospel
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6924 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
The Messenger of
Allah (saws) said: The Last Hour will
not come until the Romans land at al-A'maq or in Dabiq. An army consisting of the best (soldiers) of
the people on Earth at that time will come from
Sahih Muslim Hadith 7023 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: The Dajjal (anti-Christ) will appear in my Ummah and he will stay (in the world) for forty--I cannot say whether he meant forty days, forty months or forty years. Allah will then send Jesus, son of Mary, who will resemble Urwah ibn Mas'ud. He (Jesus Christ) will chase him and kill him.
Your Question: I
have also heard not read anywhere that he came to
There is absolutely no evidence in the Quran or the
authentic and established Sunnah, nor even in the New Testament of the
Christians, nor even in their traditions or historical records that Prophet
Jesus (a.s.) son of Mary himself ever visited
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