Islam - Q&A: A selection of questions posed by friends and acquaintances and my answers to them, in the attempt to bring them closer to the beautiful religion of Islam. And the random thoughts n questions that keep sprouting in my mind. May Allah guide us all.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Second Coming of Jesus
IS wrote:... many a Muslims believe that hazrat Eisa ,asw, will come in the ummat of prophet Muhammad, pbuh, as a prophet and sahih Muslims declares him as the nabiullah in his second coming, but Quran declares him as the prophet unto Bani Israel. So in these cases quran has to be taken as correct and ahadeeth needs to be interpreted according to the Quranic teachings or rejected.
My Response:At least two verses of the Quran indicate the second coming of Jesus:
And for their saying, "Indeed, we killed the Messiah, Isa, son (of) Maryam, (the) Messenger (of) Allah." And not they killed him and not they crucified him but it was made to appear (so) to them. And indeed, those who differ in it (are) surely in doubt about it. Not for them about it [of] (any) knowledge except (the) following (of) assumption. And not they killed him, certainly. Nay, Allah raised him towards Him. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. And (there is) not from (the) People (of) the Book but surely he believes in him before his death. And (on the) Day (of) the Resurrection he will be against them a witness.
SA wrote:You have misundertsood these ayaatulQuraan and ignored clear ayaat against this Christian misbelief of the second coming of Esa elahy salaam and Jews misbelief of the second coming of the Messiah. Just because of the efforts of Bukahri and other liars.
Before I show you other ayaatulQuraan against your misbelief, let me ask a question based on your quote
And (there is) not from (the) People (of) the Book but surely he believes in him before his death. unquote
Can you please elaborate what do you intend from this. And where in those ayaat do you find the 'second coming:?
لِّكُلِّ نَبَإٍ مُّسْتَقَرٌّ وَسَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ
For every news (is) a fixed time, and soon you will know.
As I continue to study the Mission of the Messengers mentioned in the Quran, World History according to the Quran and its Future Implications, I'm getting more and more convinced that the Quran is pointing to a major battle in the Middle East (Q6:92, Q28:59, Q42:7, Q48:16) between the believers and the followers of baatil after the appearance of the Creature from the Earth (Q27:82). I take People of the Book in that future context to include all believers including the ummat of Prophet Mohammad. Hence I take 43:62 to indicate Jesus' return before the Hour.
Q3:33 lists in sequence the chosen ones, and informs us that Allah has chosen the Family of Imran. Mohammad was from the lineage of Abraham, and Jesus is the maternal grandson of Imran, and of Imran's lineage due to Jesus not having a father.
Quran 4:157 is quite clear that they neither killed nor crucified Jesus.
As far as hadith and other sources are concerned, I have not studied them. Being a born Muslim, I have heard of these expectations of 'end-of-time' events since childhood. However, only recently, after I've begin to understand some of the messages of the Quran, I'm getting more and more convinced that the expected future battle between good and evil is going to take place, and eventually the believers will emerge victorious, and evil will finally be contained permanently!
And verily We sent Musa with Our Signs, that "Bring out your people from the darkness[es] to the light. And remind them of the days (of) Allah." Indeed, in that surely (are) the signs for everyone patient and thankful.
Which verse of the Quran clearly states that Jesus will not return?
SA responded:You have spun quite a web in your mind and thoughts. May ALLAH save you from yourself. Qayamat is described as an uncalculateable and a sudden event. Yes, the appearance of the talking creature to happen before it but are we sure that it is not happening as we are writing or reading these lines? What if Qayamat occurs before I get to finsih this message? Is it a possibility or not? 43:63, not 62, does not indicate the return of Esa elahy salaam. Have a look at 2:87 and 2:253.
Now for one second, let us presume that Esa elahy salaam comes back before Qayamat and do all that you guys want him to do for you. But when he comes back, will he not know what Christians are calling him and his mother? Will he not know that in the name of holy trinity they have declared them gods and God's child? Yes, he will learn all that happened after his ascension and that is clearly against alQuraan. See Suratul Maidah ayaat 116-119.
And indeed, came to you Yusuf before with clear proofs, but not you ceased in doubt about what he brought to you [with it], until when he died, you said, "Never will Allah raise after him a Messenger." Thus, Allah lets go astray who [he] (is) a transgressor, a doubter."
Those who remember Allah standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth,"Our Lord! You have not created this without purpose, glory to You! Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire