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On another occasion, Isa alayhe salam was once passing by a graveyard when-he noticed a woman crying over a grave. He asked her who had been buried there. The woman stated it was her daughter and swore she would not leave her because of-her love for her. In her grief, she wished to die with her daughter or her daughter be-brought back to life. Isa alayhe salam proposed to her that if he brought her back to-life again, would the woman then believe in his message. The woman agreed and Isa-alayhe salam proceeded to command three times that the dead girl rise from her-grave. The girl then was brought out of her grave. Isa alayhe salam questioned why-it had taken so long for the girl to rise from her grave. She said that once she heard-the first calling, Allah-recreated her physical form.At his second command, an angel-appeared over her head. Finally, her soul returned to her. As her soul returned to-her body, the girl’s hair turned to white from the horror that it might be thejudgment day. The girl was appalled at the idea of experiencing the agony of death-again and asked Isa alayhe-salam to return her to her-grave. At this point, the mother-is silent and astonished at what she saw. Isa alayhe salam maked dua to Allah to-return the-girl to her grave and to ease her plight. His prayer was granted.
Bani Israel were still unconvinced of Isa alayhe salam and his message. They-asked him what-food sustained them and what they had stored in their houses. He-responded correctly and yet they still did not believe. Isa alayhe salam informed-them that he was sent to confirm the Tawrah and to make permissible what was-previously forbidden.
They continued to bring him the-sick, blind, and infirmed – those that are-paralyzed or with terminal illnesses. With Allah’s-permission, he was able to cure-them all.
During his lifetime, Isa alayhe-salam was a humble servant to the word of Allah.He slept without a covering and wore wool. When he was reminded of the afterlife,he would scream and weep like a child. Before he began-to preach the word of Allah,he was a handsome, young man. After spreading the message of Allah, he was often-yellow from hunger with dry lips from thirst. He continued preaching of the oneness-of Allah and of the Injeel.'”
(The Prophet said the books were-all revealed in Ramadan. The pages of Musa was revealed on the first day of-Ramadan. The-Tawrah on the sixth, Injil on the ninth, Zaboor on the 18″ and the Quran on the 27″ day of Ramadan)
Isa’s followers were from the poor-and weak of the Bani Israel. He delivered-numerous messages, one of which was the coming of a-later messenger by the name-of Ahmad.”
(Isa preached to his people that a-messenger would follow him whose name was Ahmad.
And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “O Children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allāh to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Aḥmad.”[Another name of Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ)] But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.”[i.e., fraud or deception]
Even with all miracles Isa alayhe salam was given by Allah, Bani Israel-continued to disbelieve and stated that it was just black magic.
He traveled to Al-Nasirah in-Palestine which was for him like Ta’if was for Prophet-Muhammad salla allahu alayhe wasalam. However, in reality Al-Nasirah turned out to-be like Madina was for the Prophet. He, too, called on-the people for their support-for a victory much like Muhammad salla allahu alayhe wasalam did in Ta’if. Isa alayhe-salam gained a firm amount of following in-Al-Nasirah, unlike the reaction of the-people of Ta’if for Muhammad salla allahu alayhe wasalam. The disciples answered to-his call by confirming they were Allah’s helpers.
(That is why Christians are called-Al-Nasara in Arabic. This is due to cither of two reasons. The first is because-they are attributed to the town of Al-Nasirah, which is where the great majority of his followers were from (that-town). This is the opinion of most-scholars. The other reason is when Jesus gave the speech in the town of Al-Nasirah he asked the people, “Man ansari ila Allah”, who-are my helpers to (the work of) Allah? The disciples-answered his call to give him victory and help)
They proclaimed their belief and-affirmed they were Muslims.
But when Jesus felt [persistence in] disbelief from them, he said, “Who are my supporters for [the cause of] Allāh?” The disciples said, “We are supporters for Allāh. We have believed in Allāh and testify that we are Muslims [submitting to Him]
Others, however, disbelieved and-were arrogant of the message.
O you who have believed, be supporters of Allāh, as when Jesus, the son of Mary, said to the disciples, “Who are my supporters for Allāh?” The disciples said, “We are supporters of Allāh.” And a faction of the Children of Israel believed and a faction disbelieved. So We supported those who believed against their enemy, and they became dominant.
The Hawiryoon were true-worshippers, like the-Muhajireen and Ansar, who gave-commitment to our Prophet Muhammad salla allahu alayhe wasalam. There were-twelve disciples, and among the disciples were those that insisted on proof and were-not willing to follow blindly. They presented Isa alayhe salam with challenges and demanded that he ask Allah for a-feast from heaven as amiracle. Isa alayhe salam-replied that they should fear Allah if they were-believers because should such a-miracle be granted – and they still do not believe – doom would befall them. They-insisted on the firmness of their belief, but-wanted this miracle only to further-strengthen it. Isa alayhe salam then invoked Allah for food to be sent to them and to-those that followed until the Day of Judgment.
[And remember] when the disciples said, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, can your Lord[i.e., will Allāh consent to. (His ability is undoubted)] send down to us a table [spread with food] from the heaven?” [Jesus] said, “Fear Allāh, if you should be believers.”
They said, “We wish to eat from it and let our hearts be reassured and know that you have been truthful to us and be among its witnesses.
Said Jesus, the son of Mary, “O Allāh, our Lord, send down to us a table [spread with food] from the heaven to be for us a festival for the first of us and the last of us and a sign from You. And provide for us, and You are the best of providers.
Allāh said, “Indeed, I will send it down to you, but whoever disbelieves afterwards from among you – then indeed will I punish him with a punishment by which I have not punished anyone among the worlds(mankind and jinn)
Allah granted this miracle and on-their table was meat, olives, seafood, fruit, and-bread. Then angels, in the form of humans,brought the food down for them. The-disciples were afraid to eat from it. Isa alayhe salam-brought the poor and needy to-the table, and so the disciples began to eat as well. Some began to steal of Allah’s-blessings and so He transformed them into apes and swine. The only restrictions Isa-alayhe salam placed were that one should not deceive in their consumption, steal, or-horde the food. As they ate, the food-continued to increase in guantity. However, it-is disputed by some, if the feast actually came-down, but most narrations confirm its-authenticity.
The Prophet salla allahu alayhe-wasalam stated the two that will receive the-most severe punishment, they will be the-people of Fir’aun and al-Ma’ida, those that-disbelieved in the feast and the other miracles of Isa alayhe salam.
Those that held knowledge and-rank wanted to kill the weak, worshippers, and-believers in Isa-alayhe salam. The oppressed wanted to raise arms, but Isa alayhe-salam appeased them by-saying that he had come with-miracles and proof from Allah.He advised them that if one was slapped on the left cheek, then to offer the offender-the right as well. He assured them that-Allah is the granter of victory.
After going to Al-Nasirah, Isa’s-followers grew in numbers. The Jews went to-the Romans and all the local kings that had taken over Palestine. They instigated fear-and hatred for Isa alayhe salam, claiming that if he was not killed, he would take over-their kingdoms. The King of Egypt-called on the King of Beit Al-Maqdis and asked how-long they planned to leave Isa alayhe salam. He cited imminent danger for them,since Isa alayhe salam-called for piety, sincerity, and theresistance of temptations. They feared he would destroy their world as it was, so they decided to crucify him.
Allah had revealed this outcome to-Isa alayhe salam through Angel Jibril.'”
This story of how Isa found out-about the plan to kill him was narrated by Ibn Abbas, that can be found in Ibn-Katheer and Hakim. It should be noted that when one-hears a story narrated by a-sahaba, it is one of two things. It-is either mauqoof or marfoo”. Mawqoof means that the companion narrated something from himself. When a-sahaba narrates something the Rasul-sallahu alayhe wasalam said, then it is called marfoo’. However, when it is-mauqoof, we sometimes take that saying as if the Prophet sallahu alayhe wasalam said it himself. In matters where-there is no difference in-opinion or quesses (forexample, figh, the unseen, faith), and it is something only Allah and his messenger know, then-take it as if the Rasul said it, even if a companion has narrated it. There is no way that-Ibn Abbas could have made this story up: he-must have heard it from the Rasul at one time.
He-was told that a-conspiracy calling for Isa’s death was in the works. He entered upon-his disciples after having bathed and revealed Jibril’s news. Isa alayhe salam asked-his disciples who-would sacrifice, and have their features altered to look like Isa-alayhe salam. They would then take his place and be crucified. This person was-promised a place-in heaven with Isa alayhe salam. An adolescent volunteered by-saying he would willingly take his place. Isa alayhe salam told him to sit and-dismissed his zeal. He posed the question to the-group, and again the boy was the-only one to offer to sacrifice himself. Yet again, Isa alayhe salam disregarded him.Isa alayhe salam asked a third time, and the same boy spoke up. This time Prophet-Isa alayhe salam wiped-his head and gave him words of inspiration, as well as made-dua for him. He cautioned-the youth that Romans-and Jews would enter and find him-with Isa’s physical features. He furthered continued to explain that he would be-taken and killed. Throughout, they would not see Isa alayhe salam, since he would-have ascended to the heavens.’
(is said in another narration that a-man by the name of Yahuda al-Askhayooty, a disciple, was the one who-deceived Isa alayhe salam and told the Romans and Jews where Isa was. Then in-retaliation, Allah made him look-like Isa and therefore, it was him who was crucified. This narration is weak and the one previously mentioned is the stronger one)
The Jews and Romans discovered-where Isa alayhe salam and his followers-were. According to a weak narration,they-found where Isa alayhe salam was,through one of the disciples who was tortured and-admitted, under pressure, where-Isa alayhe salam had been hiding. The Romans and Jews entered upon the young-boy, thinking he was Isa alayhe salam, and began to torture him. The boy, who was-made to look like Isa-alayhe salam, was taken and on his head they placed a crown of-thorns. They nailed his feet and hands to a cross and he was crucified.
And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, the messenger of Allāh.” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.[Another meaning is “And they did not kill him, being certain [of his identity],” i.e., they killed another assuming it was Jesus (upon whom be peace).]
And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it: (And those who differ therein are-full of doubts.” The reason for this was due to the number of disciples there-were. It is known that Isa had 12 disciples, which-makes 13 including him. After crucifying who they thought to be-Isa, there should have been 12 people. When the disciples were counted, only 11 were present. As Muslims, we-believe that Isa had ascended and the 13” was crucified. This is why there was a discrepancy and they (Jews and-Romans) were full of doubts)
They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing-but conjecture. For surely, they killed him not, Isa, son of Maryam.
The Jews not only bragged about-killing a human being, but a messenger – a-messenger from among ulu al’azm, and the best of messengers.
And they [i.e., the disbelievers] planned (plotted to kill Isa), but Allāh planned. And Allāh is the best of planners
After Isa’s mother heard the news-of the crucifixion, she was in astate of-shock. She cried-hysterically until she met a man who she knew to be Angel Jibril.
He assured her that they did not-kill her son, but someone who was made to look like-him. She insisted that he had been crucified, but Angel Jibril revealed that Isa alayhe-salam had ascended to the heavens.
A core belief of Islam is Isa’s-ascension to heaven and that he is living and will-return. The details of his ascension and his existence in the heavens are not known,as Allah knows best. Prior to his ascension, he had been in astate of sleep for three-days. Allah said:
Mention] when Allāh said, “O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify [i.e., free] you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allāh alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.
The term “wafat” that is used-means sleep or death. Allah says:
In these verses, however, to be-asleep is implied. The Prophet said that sleep is akin-to death. Sleep is like ashort death, just as-the Prophet taught us to say after-awaking, “Alhamdulilah alathy ahyana ba’ada amatna”, Praise be to Allah, the One-that gave us life after our death. The term “wafat” here, according to Ibn Abbas,signifies that Allah cast sleep upon him, possibly for three days.
“He will speak to the people in the cradle and in maturity and will be of the righteous”
Another term used is “kahlan”, meaning the height of youth. One attains-maturity between the ages of 35-45. This period is called “kahlan”. When Isa-escalated to the heavens, he was 33 years old and will return as the same age. The-miracle lies in his return to earth to complete his mission.
After Isa’s ascension, the disciples-began to spread the message and continued-to follow a righteous path. They were abused,oppressed, and tortured by the Jews-of their time. So much so, that none remained alive.
People dispersed in all directions.Some claimed that Isa alayhe salam was-God. Others claimed he was the son of God.Yet, others said that he is one of three-parts – the Trinity.
Confusion continued until the-arrival of the promised messenger – Muhammad-salla allahu alayhe wasalam. He came-to confirm the word of Allah and to clarify the-position of Isa alayhe salam.
They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allāh is Christ, the son of Mary. Say, “Then who could prevent Allāh at all if He had intended to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, or his mother or everyone on the earth?” And to Allāh belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. He creates what He wills, and Allāh is over all things competent.
They have certainly disbelieved who say, “Allāh is the Messiah, the son of Mary” while the Messiah has said, “O Children of Israel, worship Allāh, my Lord and your Lord.” Indeed, he who associates others with Allāh – Allāh has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers
They have certainly disbelieved who say, “Allāh is the third of three.”[i.e., one part of three, referring to the Christian concept of trinity] And there is no god except one God. And if they do not desist from what they are saying, there will surely afflict the disbelievers among them a painful punishment.
(al-Quran 5: 73)
O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion[Such as attributing divine qualities to certain creations of Allāh or revering them excessively] or say about Allāh except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allāh and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allāh and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allāh is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allāh as Disposer of affairs.
The Jews say, “Ezra is the son of Allāh”; and the Christians say, “The Messiah is the son of Allāh.” That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before [them]. May Allāh destroy them; how are they deluded
The return of Isa alayhe salam is a well-anticipated event for Jews, Christians,and Muslims. Many years after Isa’s ascension, Prophet Muhammad salla allahu alayhe-wasalam met him during Isra and Al-Ma’araj, where he saw him walking around the-Ka’abah in the second heaven. Prophet Muhammad salla allahu alayhe wasalam also-described him in another hadith, narrated by Abu-Dawood, so that one would be able-to recognize him upon his return.
He had a fair complexion with a-ruddiness to his skin. His complexion was pure-and radiant, as if glowing with beads of water. Isa alayhe salam was neither tall nor-short. His hair was described as neither curly nor straight, with asoft texture. It was-long and reached half-way down his back,glistening as if it were wet or oiled. His-physical frame was well built with broad chest and shoulders. Though he was full figured, he was neither fat nor thin.
Since his escalation to the-heavens, it was apparent that it was not an actual death-just the end of his existence on earth for a given time. Therefore, he must return-again once more to-complete his mission and die.His return will discredit the claims-the Jews and Christians made regarding his crucifixion.The world will be shown that-the mission of Isa alayhe salam was Islamic since he will rule with the sharia’legislation upon his return.
Isa’s return is an actual sign of the advent of the Judgment Day. He will return-in the east near Damascus. He will come down near a white minaret with each hand-on a wing of an angel. His head will be bowed down to Allah and from it will fall-beads of sweat, dripping as though they were pearls or diamonds.
He will descend upon Palestine-heading for Beit Al-Maqdis during the time of igama-for the prayer of Fajr or Asr. The imam will have immediately recognized his-presence and will ask him to lead the prayer. Isa-alayhe salam will decline stating-that the iqama was for the Muslims, and they are to lead one another. This implies-that he has not returned with a new message, but rather as a follower of the message-of Prophet Muhammad salla allahu alayhe wasalam, since all prophets came with the message of Islam.
After the prayer, Isa alayhe salam orders the door of Beit Al-Maqdis be opened and-that is when they see Dajjal with 70,000 Jewish-soldiers. Dajjal will melt as salt-dissolves in water, at the sight of Isa – his fear of Isa alayhe salam will be so great!
This will be Isa’s first task to eliminate the Dajjal, who will attempt to run, but Isa-alayhe salam along with the help of the Muslims will strike him down at Bab Al-Lud(door). He will end the evil reign of the Dajjal.
Another important task Isa alayhe salam will carry out upon his arrival will be to break-the cross. This action will illustrate the incorrect belief that it has come to signify.He will then continue to slaughter all the pigs of the world, since it was revealed in-the Bible to abstain from eating pork. However, since this revelation was tampered-with, people continued in their consumption of this-unclean animal. This action will-illustrate the incorrect detailed belief of the Christians after their tamper. Lastly, we-will also call people to tawheed, or the oneness of Allah.
It is described in one hadith that Isa alayhe salam will live on earth for 40 years, while-another states he will live for seven. This has been a cause of confusion, though the-matter is relatively simple, meaning that his life on earth will total 40 years (his-ascension at the age of 33 plus the seven upon-his return). He will die at the age of-40 and the Muslims will perform janazah prayer upon him, and according to scholars-he will be buried in Medina next to the-prophet Muhammad salla allahu alayhe-wasalam.
During the seven years, Islamic-rule will have been established as the supreme religion. Peace and tranquility will have been spread on the earth and iman (faith)will have been instilled in the hearts of mankind.
Allah reveals to Isa alayhe salam-during this time that there are people called-Gog and Magog-will attack mankind. At that point in time, they established their-dominance on earth and will then wish to reign what is in the skies. As they spread-their rule, they will eat all crops and drink an equivalent of an ocean. They destroy-pillage and ravage all that comes in their path. Itis said that as the first of them pass-by a body of water, the last of them will say-there once was water here. Their-mischief and oppression was limitless and Allah ordered Isa alayhe salam and his-followers to seek refuge in the mountain of Al-Tur. There they plead with Allah and-made dua for Him to destroy them. The oppressor is always destroyed by the most-innocuous means to illustrate the insignificance of their existence. Therefore Allah-brought about their destruction through worms in their neck which killed each one.
After Gog and Magog are killed, Isa alayhe salam and his followers leave Al-Tur-and find the earth full-of their rotting corpses. Their-smell and the froth that will-come from their mouths will be so potent that it will corrupt the world and make it-unlivable. Again Isa alayhe salam and his believers-will make dua to Allah to-remove-their bodies. Allah will answer their prayers and will send birds with long necks like-those of a camel to do away with their bodies. The stench of the bodies will still be-prevalent so Allah will send wind and rain which will leave the earth clean and pure.
Allah then will order the earth to bring forth its blessings and all evil will be-eliminated and the inhabitants of the earth will reside in peace.”
(There will be so much peace and-blessing on the earth, so much so that even humans will be able to cohabit with-animals without fear of harm. A lion and-camel eat together, cow and a tiger, sheep and a wolf will graze with each-other in harmony. A wolf will be the servant of a sheep. A-young boy will pass by a lion unharmed, like a young-girl will pass by a snake. There will be-peace and prosperity throughout the universe without oppression, because of-the baraka that Isa will be given, as he said “Allah made me a blessing wherever i am.” There will be so much-baraka (blessing) in food,that it is described in a hadith that a pomegranate will feed a large group of people. They-will be able to use its skin as atent, implying its abundance. Allah will place his blessings in wealth and food. For-example, a cow will feed-a large population, a calf will-be enough for a town, a lamb-will suffice for a tribe. (Hadith-can be found in Muslim)
Finally, Isa alayhe-salam will perform Hajj, travel to Madina, and will pass away there. The Muslims-pray upon him, and he will be buried next to the Prophet Muhammad salla allahu-alayhe wasalam and Abu Bakr. Soon after all the good people of the earth will die by-a breeze, leaving only the evil ones behind who will hear the final trumpet. The evil-will reach a point where there will be open lewdness and rampant transgression. This-will indicate the end of time and the beginning of the judgment.
The final days will be trying times-for all. The return of Isa alayhe salam will-be a blessing for the righteous and an eradication of-all evil and wrong doers. Allah’s-supreme plan for mankind and his messenger’s (Isa) role on earth will be fulfilled.The story of Isa alayhe salam is one that brings hope and comfort for believers during-the most dire times in the history of the world. All things will perish before the Day-of Judgment-and all things destined will have been-accomplished. So the role of Isa-alayhe salam is one of the most critical one’s in Allah’s plan.
May He strengthen the hearts of-the believers and have mercy on them during those-desperate times. May He hold our hearts steadfast to the religion of truth and not-allow them to digress (stray) from it. He alone we ask, He alone we seek for our-strength, and He alone we ask to accept our doings. Allahumma Ameen.
Allāh does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. “Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.”[Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) concludes this sūrah by directing His servants how to supplicate Him, just as He taught them in Sūrah al-Fātiḥah how to praise Him and ask for guidance]
Originally posted on Wed _16 _February _2022AH 16-2-2022AD @ 5:21 pm