Jesus (‘Isa) (as), just as all the other prophets, is a chosen slave of Allah whom Allah assigned to summon people to the true path. However, there are some attributes of Jesus distinguishing him from other prophets, the most important one being that he was raised up to Allah and that he will come back to earth again.

Contrary to what most people believe, Jesus was not crucified and killed nor did he die for any other reason. The Qur'an tells us that they did not kill him and they did not crucify him and that Allah raised him up to Him. In none of the verses, is there an actual reference to his murder or that he was killed, apart from the verse (ayah) which denies that it happened. Furthermore, the Qur'an acquaints us with some events from the life of Jesus (as) which have not yet happened. Thus, his second coming to earth is a prerequisite for these events to happen. There is no doubt that the Qur'an's revelations will surely happen.

Despite this, however, many people assume that Jesus (as) passed away some thousands of years ago and that thus it is unlikely that he will return. This is a misconception arising from lack of knowledge about the Qur'an and the Sunnah. A careful scrutiny of the Qur'an will render an accurate understanding of the verses about Jesus (as) possible.

Our Prophet (saas) also told us that Jesus (as) will be sent back to earth and related that in that time, which is called "the end of time", there may be a period in which the earth will attain unprecedented peace, justice and welfare

The "end times" refers to the period of time close to the end of the world. According to Islam, in this time, there will be the terrible trials of the Dajjal, many earthquakes and the emergence of Yajuj and Majuj after which the ways of the Qur'an will prevail and people will extensively adhere to the values it introduces.

In their dreams, people always long for better. A more beautiful landscape, a more delicious food, a more socially promising society…

The later period of "the end of time" expresses a period which entirely embraces all these favourable concepts, "the better", "the more beautiful" etc. It is a blessed period people have been longing for ages. It is the glorious time of welfare and abundance, of justice and peace. It is the time when all these blessings will supersede injustice, immorality, conflict and wars. It is surely the blessed time when Islamic morals will penetrate to every aspect of life.

Evidence that Jesus (as) did not die, that he was raised to the presence of Allah and that he will return again will be examined in this site in the light of the Qur'anic verses. However, before proceeding, it will be beneficial to remind ourselves of some basic information directly related to this subject.

- The Religion of God is Islam
- People in Trouble Beg for a Saviour
- Jesus, Son of Mary in the Qur'an
- The Return of Jesus to Earth
- Jesus in the Risale-i Nur Collection
- How Shall We Recognise Jesus?

- WAITING FOR JESUS: The Good Tiding Awaited by Christians and Muslims

 


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