PROPHET JESUSas HAS DIED: THE QURAN
The so-called orthodox Muslim belief that a Jesus-look-alike was crucified
instead of Hadhrat Jesusas, and that Hadhrat Jesusas
was raised to heaven, to descend a later day, has no support in the Holy
Quran. The origin of this popular belief is from Christian sources, as will be shown in a future article.
The Quran is quite clear that Hadhrat Jesusas has passed
away, and gives no support to the concept of Hadhrat Jesusas
physically going to heaven. Some specific verses will now be considered:
- "Jesus said, I am a servant of Allah. He has given me the
Book and made me a prophet. And He has made me blessed wheresoever I
may be and has enjoined on me prayer and alms-giving so long as I live.
He has made me dutiful toward my mother, and He has not made me haughty
and unblessed. Peace was on me the day I was born, and peace there shall
be on the day I shall die, and the day I shall be raised up to life
The verse shows Hadhrat Jesusas must have died, and could
not exist in heaven with his physical body:
- If he was still alive, he would have to give alms in heaven, but
who would need alms there?
- If he would descend again to earth alive, he would have to follow
the Jewish prescriptions on both prayer and alms-giving - and could
not be a follower of Islamic law.
- Did his mother accompany him to heaven physically? How could
he otherwise behave like a dutiful son towards her?
- "Keep in mind when God will say to Jesus, son of Mary: Didst
thou say to people: Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah?
- and he will answer, Holy art Thou, I could never say that to which
I had no right. If I had said it, Thou wouldst have surely known it.
Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy mind.
It is only Thou who art the Knower of hidden things. I said nothing
to them except that which Thou didst command me: Worship Allah, my Lord
and your Lord. I was a witness over them as long as I remained among
them, but since Thou didst cause me to die, Thou hast been the Watcher
over them, and Thou art Witness over all things." (5:117-8)
The verse proves that:
- The corruption of Christian doctrine took place after the death
of Hadhrat Jesusas. If Hadhrat Jesusas is
still alive, as some Muslims believe, then Christianity must still
- The same Hadhrat Jesusas will not appear a second
time in this world, as he would then become aware that Christians
had now taken his mother as Divine, and could not, therefore plead
ignorance in front of God's judgment seat.
- The Quran says about persons or beings worshiped as God: "They
are dead, not living; and they know not when they will be raised."
If Hadhrat Jesusas is alive, as some Muslims believe,
he must be God