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Will Jesus return?

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According to Qur`an , will the Jesus(aw) return to this world? If yes, 1. being an Ummati of Hazrat Muhammed(saw) 2. Being a prophet? Is there any mention in hadith that Jesus will return? I have read myself some very clear Hadiths that says thats Jesus will return BUT once i contacted an Islamic Scholar , his opinion is totally different, he is not Ahmdi/Qadian but according to him: Some rulers in past didnot bother to work for Islam that it should be spread out and in it should be awared by every people, so they developed a new idea that Jesus is going to come again , and he will preac Islam so at that time, everyone will follow Islam with great interest. SO, those rulers made such false HADITHS that Jesus will return. According to him also , there is no mention in Qur`an that Jesus will return And he also said that Jesus died in normal way inspite of i showed him this Ayah (Surat an-Nisa: 157-158) that clearly tells that Jesus was not killed, and Allah raised him Up. But according to that Islamic Scholar this Ayah means that Jesus was rasied to Allah after he died in normal manner as no mention in this Ayah that how he was raised. I am so much confused after getting 2 opposite Authentications that Jesus will return and he will not return.. Please guide me so that i beleive on what Actually Islam says Jaza Kallah

 

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Will Jesus return?

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.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 157-158:

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 (Jesus Christ) up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power Wise.

 

The Truth that Prophet Jesus Christ (a.s.) never did die is also proved from the Bible!

When Jesus came to his disciples (who thought he was dead and had returned as a ghost), he gave them the due greetings of Shaloam, and begins calming them, and says the following to prove that he is not ghost, but a normal human being.

Bible Luke 24:39-40

Behold my hands and my feet,

That it is I myself,

Handle me and see,

For a Spirit has no flesh and bones, as you see me have.

. And he showed them his hands and his feet.

 

The disciples were overjoyed and wondered what could have happened. They had thought that he was dead, but here was their leader, in flesh and bones! To assure them further, Jesus asks:

Bible Luke 24: 41-43

Have you here any meat,


And they gave him a piece of broiled fish and of a honeycomb,

And he took it, and did eat before them.

 

The Bible proves the point made in the Quran, that Jesus was alive and never killed as thought by the Jews and Jesuss disciples.

 

The truth is that the Quran is silent on the second coming of Jesus Christ to earth, although there are several pointers; but Prophet Mohamed (saws) has stated clearly in several narrations that the end of time will not come until Jesus Christ returns back to earth and establishes the Kingdom of God on earth; and that is the belief of every true Muslim.

 

The below is one of the clear pointers where first Allah declares that the Jews did not crucify Jesus, nor did they kill him; but the matter was made dubious to them. And then He declares in verse 159 that there will be none among the People of the Book (the Jews and the Christians) who must believe in Jesus Christ before his death; clearly confirming that Jesus Christ will come to earth, establish the Kingdom of God, and die his natural death on earth! This is precisely what has been related in several hadiths or authentic narrations of Prophet Mohamed (saws), which are quoted below.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 158-159:

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 (Jesus Christ) up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power Wise.

159 And there is none of the People of the Book, but must believe in him (Jesus) before his death; and on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness against them.

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

 

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 (peace be upon him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise 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, and will live on the earth for forty years, and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.

 

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 Medina (to oppose them). When they arrange themselves in ranks, the Romans will say: Do not stand between us and those (Muslims) who took prisoners from among us. Let us fight them. The Muslims will say: Nay, by Allah, we shall never turn aside from you and from our brethren so that you may fight them. They will then fight, and a third (part) of the army, whom Allah will never forgive, will run away. A third (part of the army), which will be constituted of excellent martyrs in Allah's eyes, would be killed. The third who will never be put on trial will win, and they will be the conquerors of Constantinople. As they are busy in distributing the spoils of war (amongst themselves) after hanging their swords by the olive trees, Satan will cry: The Dajjal (anti-Christ) has taken your place among your families. They will then come out, but it will be of no avail. When they reach Syria, he will come out while they are still preparing themselves for battle, drawing up the ranks. Certainly, the time of prayer will come and then, Jesus (peace be upon him), son of Mary, will descend and will lead them in prayer. When the enemy of Allah see him, it will (disappear) just as salt dissolves in water, and if he (Jesus) were not to confront them at all, even then it would dissolve completely. Allah would kill them by his (Jesuss) hand, and he would show them their blood on his lance (the lance of Jesus Christ).

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.

 

It has also been reported in authentic narrations of the Prophet (saws) that he said that his brother and Prophet, Jesus Christ son of Mary, will die and be buried next to his grave in Medina.

 

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

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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