The second coming of Jesus Isa.
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We know that Prophet Easa(AS) did not die. When all human beings should die, why did he not die? Why is it that God chose that he should come back again on earth, especially if he has fulfilled his mission? What is the concept behind raising him to heaven
Also why did Easa(AS) not marry ? What about the life he is going through now? Like us on earth is he just sitting like that, eating, sleeping, drinking or what is he doing now, or what state is he now?
Kindly let me know and thanx.
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The second coming of Jesus Isa
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Your Question: ..We know that Prophet Easa(AS) did not die.
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 up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.
The All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord Has Himself related in Truth in His Glorious Quran that the Noble Messenger of Allah, Hadrat Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) was neither crucified, nor was he killed, nor has he tasted the inevitable element of death in the life of this world.yet.
Your Question: .When all human beings should die, why did he not die? Why is it that God chose that he should come back again on earth, especially if he has fulfilled his mission? What is the concept behind raising him to heaven
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 159::
159 And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him (Prophet Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.)) before his death; and on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness against them
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.658 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger (saws) said "How will you be when the son of Maryam (i.e. Prophet Isa (a.s.)) 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, Isa (a.s.). He (Isa (a.s.)) will descend (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 Ad-Dajjal and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 2877 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Hanzalah al-Aslami reported: I heard Abu Hurayrah as narrating from Allah's Messenger (saws) who said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, Ibn Maryam (Isa (a.s.)) would certainly pronounce Talbiyah for Hajj or for Umrah or for both in the valley of Rawha.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 7023 (part) Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
..He then reported that Allah's Messenger (saws) said: The Dajjal 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 Isa (a.s.), son of Maryam, who will chase the Dajjal and kill him.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5772 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Salam
The description of Muhammad is written in the Torah, and also that Isa (a.s.), son of Mary, will be buried alongside him (beside the grave of Prophet Mohamed (saws) in Madinah).
In light of the above guidance of the Quran and the authentic and established Sunnah, it is evident that in the Sight, Plan, Will, and Decree of the Lord Most High, the mission of the Noble Messenger of Allah, Hadrat Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) is not yet complete! What is absolutely certain is that when Allah Subhanah Wills, Hadrat Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) will descend from the heavens on this earth, fulfill his prescribed mission, live on this earth for forty years, will taste the inevitable element of death like all human beings, and will be buried alongside Prophet Mohameds (saws) grave in Madinah.
Your Question: .Also why did Easa(AS) not marry ?
Whatever the believers know about the Noble Prophet Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) is whatever is related in Truth in the Glorious Quran and in the authentic and established Sunnah of the Last and Final Messenger of Allah (saws). Exactly what are the reasons why the Noble Prophet Isa (a.s.) chose not to marry, or whether or not he will marry during his second coming is known to none save Allah Subhanah Alone.
Your Question: What about the life he is going through now? Like us on earth is he just sitting like that, eating, sleeping, drinking or what is he doing now, or what state is he now?
The exact state of the life of Prophet Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) after the Lord Most High chose to raise him to Himself is obviously from amongst the knowledge of the unseen..and that knowledge of the unseen is known to none save Allah Subhanah.
If the knowledge of the exact physical condition of the Noble Prophet Isa ibn Maryam (a.s.) after he (a.s.) was raised by His Lord Most High was important for the guidance of mankind to the Straight Path of Allah, surely Allah Subhanah and His Last and Final Messenger (saws) would have made it known to the believers!
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs 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,