Will Jesus taste death?
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Dearest Beloved Brother Burhan
I recently asked you question about jesus returning. now another question came in mind:
Qur`an says that every soul will feel the taste of death one day.
I have just read on internet verses of bibles, and we know the Qur`an itselves says that Prophet Eisa(aw) was resurrected (brought back to heavens)
How can we clear up this situation. Is Prophet Iesa(aw) exempt from these verses of Qur`an and bible.
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Will Jesus taste death?
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 Statement: Qur`an says that every soul
will feel the taste of death one day.
Indeed, we bear witness, that the All-Mighty declares in the Glorious Quran that every soul shall have a taste of death.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verse 57:Every soul shall have a taste of death: in the end to Us shall ye be brought back.
Your Question: How can we clear
up this situation. Is Prophet Iesa(aw)
exempt from these verses of Qur`an and bible.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran 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.
159 And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness against them.
Allah Subhanah declares in the Holy Quran in the above Aayahs that Allah Subhanah raised Prophet Isa (a.s.) to himself; and that every one amongst the People of the Book must believe in Prophet Isa (a.s.) before his death!
That clearly means, that like every soul in existence, Prophet Isa (a.s.) too will have to taste death one day.
There are many authentic narrations where Prophet Mohamed (saws) has given details of the second-coming of Prophet Isa (a.s.) near the end of time, his life on this earth, and his death.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4310 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Prophet Mohamed (saws) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Isa son of Maryam, (a.s.). He (Isa a.s.) 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.
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Your Brother in Islam,