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Part III: PROPHET JESUS HAS DIED: THE HADITH

The fact that Jesus (peace be upon him) is dead is clearly mentioned in the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

These will be outlined below:

  1. "If Jesus and Moses had been alive, they would have had no choice but to follow me." (Kathir vol II, p 245 and al yawaqit wal Jawahir, part 2, page 24).

  2. "Jesus son of Mary lived for 120 years, and I see myself as only entering upon the beginning of the sixties." (Kanz al Ummal, part 6, p.120).

  3. In Bukhari, it is reported that in the spiritual event known as the miraj, the Holy Prophetsaw saw Hadhrat Yahyaas and Hadhrat Jesusas in the second heaven. If Hadhrat Yahyaas is dead, then Hadhrat Jesusas is dead, for the dead do not keep company with the living.

  4. In Bukhari, it is recorded that after the death of Hadhrat Muhammadsaw, some of the companions, among them Hadhrat Umar ibn al-Khattabra, doubted he was really dead. However, Hadhrat Abu Bakrra, ascended to the pulpit in the Mosque and recited the Quranic verse: Muhammad is only a Messenger. All Messengers before him have passed away. If he dies, or is killed, will you then turn upon your heels? (3:145)

    After the short speech and recitation of this verse, the companions realized that indeed, the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw had passed away. NO ONE OBJECTED THAT HADHRAT JESUSas OR ANY OTHER PROPHET HAD NOT DIED. EVERYONE ACCEPTED AND CONFIRMED THE DEATH OF ALL PREVIOUS PROPHETS. THIS WAS THE FIRST IJMA OR CONSENSUS OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY.

  5. The family of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw were also agreed on the death of Hadhrat Jesusas. Imam Hasanra, recounting the events relating to the death of Hadhrat Alira, stated, "he (Ali) died during the 27th night of the month of Ramadan, the same night that the spirit of Jesus was raised to heaven." (Tabaqat Ibn Sa'ad, vol III Page 26).

The words of the Holy Prophetsaw, his family, and his companions all indicate that Hadhrat Jesusas passed away like all mortals


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