is closer to Christianity than Judaism thus
Christian-Islamic is more accurate than Judeo-Christian
Biblical teaching about Jesus (a.s.) is repeated in the
Qur'an. The virgin-birth, sinless, ascension and second
coming of Jesus (a.s.) are all mentioned in the book and are
basic Islamic doctrines There are other teachings which,
together with a series of very meaningful titles given to
Jesus (a.s.), make the final image of the man far superior
to the dogma that he was nothing more than a prophet. Even a
cursory analysis of the whole perspective of Jesus (a.s.) in
the Qur'an must lead to the conclusion that he was far
greater than a man and that he was unique among men.
Christian-Muslim Belief in Resurrection and Judgment Day
Christians are called the people of the book, who follow the
same God as Muslims. Jesus (a.s.) is a beloved leader of
Islam and Muslims respect him. Muslims love him more than
Jews and Christians and believe in the Bible.
Christians, Muslims believe that the present life is only a
trial preparation for the next realm of existence. This
life is a test for each individual for the life after death.
A day will come when the whole universe will be
destroyed and the dead will be resurrected for judgment by
God. This day will be the beginning of a life that
will never end. This day is the Day of Judgment.
On that day, all people will be rewarded by God
according to their beliefs and deeds.
to Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad On day of resurrection people
will rise after a long time which in compared to your life
living on earth; your life will be a moment in time. Similar
to the creation of life, that came from an ameba and was
developed into a human being.
bodies which will be raised from death will not be similar;
God will change your body. Change will not be to body but a
complete change in every direction. Every person will rise
in young and in perfect form.
Virgin-Birth of Jesus (a.s.) Christ
of the most important points of agreement between Islam and
Christianity concerns the conception of Jesus (a.s.). Both
the Qur'an and the Bible teach that he was conceived of a
woman only, his mother Mary, before she had known any man.
The virgin-birth of Jesus (a.s.), taught so plainly in the
Bible, is no less clearly taught in the Qur'an. In his
Gospel Matthew (1.18-25) states that he was conceived in
Mary of the Holy Spirit in fulfilment of a prophecy in
Isaiah 7.14 ("a virgin shall conceive and bear a
son"), while Luke also records the unusual conception,
stating unambiguously that Mary was a virgin whom no man had
touched when Jesus (a.s.) was conceived in her by the power
of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1.26-35). In the Qur'an likewise we
find much the same teaching. In one passage we read:
the angels said: "O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings
of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus (a.s.),
the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the
Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to God; He
shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And
he shall be (of the company) of the righteous". She
said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man
hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: God createth
what He willeth: when He hath decreed a Plan, He but saith
to it, 'Be', and it is!" Surah 3.45-47.
passage also records the visitation of an angel to Mary and
the response which she gave him when he announced to her the
conception of Jesus (a.s.):
We sent to her Our angel, and he appeared before her as a
man in all respects. She said: "I seek refuge from thee
to (God) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou cost fear
God". He said: "Nay, I am only a messenger from
thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy
son". She said: "How shall I have a son, seeing
that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?" He
said: "So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, 'That is easy
for Me : and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and
a Mercy from Us': it is a matter (so) decreed". Surah
both the Christian and Muslim worlds there have been
attempts to explain away the plain teachings of the Bible
and the Qur'an regarding the virginal-conception of Jesus (a.s.)
- invariably on rationalistic grounds only - but the
overwhelming majority in both religions to this day
acknowledge the phenomenon. A well-read Turkish Muslim
writer once said:
has never been a Moslem sect which doubted the fatherless
birth of Jesus (a.s.). All sects, persons, doctors,
commentators, orthodox and heretic, have been unanimous in
accepting the miraculous birth of Jesus (a.s.). (Effendi in
"The Problem of the Birth of Jesus (a.s.)", The
Muslim World, Vol. 15, p. 230).
(a.s.) In Islam
suffered as a human being for our beliefs. He was not cursed
by God and is unbearable to Muslims to believe that he was
cursed for 3 days by God and died on the Cross.
slew him not, nor did they crucify him but it was made
dubious to them.
Qur'an, Surah Nisaa, Verse 157)
was saved by God when Jesus (a.s.) cried “Ilahi Ilahi”
(a word derived from Allah) save me and he was saved from a
humiliated death. He is rather a perfect model for human
beings and at that time was within our reach to follow as a
perfect human being. There are miracles he performed that
were ordained to him by God which was his proof that he is a
prophet of God and to summon us to “submit” to God. The
word Submit in Arabic is Islam.
to Mufti Afzal Hoosein Elias: As such, Muslims believe that
Jesus (a.s.) was raised to heaven. According to Hadith, he
is on the second heaven. Prophet Mohammad(s) mentioned,
"During the Meraj (Ascension), I met Jesus (a.s.) on
the second heaven. I found him of medium stature, reddish
white. His body was so clean and clear, that it appeared as
though he had just performed cleansing of the entire body
and come." In another Hadith, Prophet Mohammad (s)
mentioned to the Jews that, " Jesus (a.s.) is not dead,
he will most surely return to you before the Day of
The Physical Features of Jesus (a.s.)
will be of average height and red and white in color. His
hair spread to the shoulders, straight, neat and shining as
after a bath. On bending his head, it will seem as if pearls
are falling. He will have an amour on his body. He will be
wearing two pieces of cloth light yellow in color.
will descend on a group that will be righteous at the time
and comprising of 800 men and 400 women. The people will be
preparing for war at the time against the anti-Christ. It
will be time for Congregational dawn prayers, and
Mahdi will be the leader. From the darkness of
the dawn, a sound will suddenly be heard that "one who
listens to your pleas has come" -- the righteous people
will look everywhere and their eyes will fall on Jesus (a.s.).
Briefly, at the time of Congregational dawn, Jesus (a.s.)
will descend. When descending, Jesus (a.s.)'s hands will be
on the shoulders of two angels (according to another source
(Kab Abrar), a cloud will carry him). On their insistence
Jesus (a.s.) will introduce himself. He will inquire about
their enthusiasm and thoughts on Jihad against Dajjal. Jesus
(a.s.) will descend on the eastern side near the Minaret in
by Imam Mahdi). At the time Imam Mahdi will have proceeded
forward to lead the Congregational dawn Prayer. The Iqamat
of the Prayer would have been said (already recited) and
Imam Mahdi will call Jesus (a.s.) to lead the prayer, but
Jesus (a.s.) will instead tell Imam Mahdi to lead the prayer
since the Iqamat of that Prayer has already been said for
him. Thus Imam Mahdi will lead the prayer, and Jesus (a.s.)
will follow him. After bowing (Ruku), he will make this
statement: "Allah has killed Dajjal and the Muslims
the Victory of the Muslims
the completion of Congregational dawn Prayer, Jesus (a.s.)
will open the door behind
him where Dajjal accompanied by
70,000 Jews will be. He will indicate with
his hand to move
away between him (Jesus (a.s.)) and Dajjal. Dajjal will then
see Jesus (a.s.). At that time every Infidel (kafir) on whom
the breath of Jesus (a.s.) will reach will die. His breath
will reach up to the distance of his eyesight. The Muslims
will then come down from the mountains and break loose on
the army of Dajjal. There will be war, Dajjal will retreat,
and Jesus (a.s.) will pursue Dajjal. Jesus (a.s.) will have
two flexible swords and one shield with him and with these
he will kill Dajjal at the Gate of Hudd. He will show the
Muslims the blood of Dajjal which will get on his shield.
Eventually the Jews will be selected and killed. The swine
will be killed and the cross broken. People will revert to
Islam. Wars will end, and people will return to their
respective nations. One group of Muslims will remain in his
service and companionship.
(a.s.) will go to Congregational dawn Rawha and perform Haj
or Umrah (or both) from there. He will also go to the grave
of Prophet Mohammad (s)and present his greetings Prophet
Mohammad (s) will reply. People will live comfortable lives.
The wall of Yajooj and Majooj (Gog
and Magog) will then break.
Blessings of Jesus (a.s.)
Jesus (a.s.) will descend and stay on earth.
2 His descent will be in the last era of the Ummat.
3 He will be a just ruler and a fair judge.
4 His ummat will be the Khalifa (deputies) of Prophet
5 He will act himself and instruct others on the Qur'an and
Hadith (Shariat/Tradition of Islam).
6 He will lead people in Prayer.
7 He will stay on earth for a period of 40 years after
descending. The will be the best era of the Ummat after the
first era of Islam.
8 Allah will protect his companions from Hell.
9 Those who will save the Islam by associating themselves
with Jesus (a.s.) will be amongst the most loved by Allah.
10 During this period all other religions besides Islam will
perish, hence there will be no non-believers in the world.
11 Jihad will be stopped.
12 No Khiraaj will be taken.
13 Nor protection tax money from the infidels
14 Wealth and property will be in surplus to such an extent
that there will be no one to accept the wealth of the other
(everyone will be independent).
15 Receiving Zakaat (Alms-giving, Charity to poor) and
Sadaqa will be discarded (as there will be no poor to
16 The people will love the prostration to God more than the
world and what it consists of.
17 All types of religious and worldly blessings will descend
on earth (many halaal (lawful) things will be created).
18 There will be peace, harmony and tranquility during the
time of Jesus (a.s.)' stay in the world.
19 There will be no animosity for a period of seven years,
even between two persons.
20 All hearts will be free from miserliness, envy, hatred,
malice and jealousy.
21 For a period of forty years no one will fall ill or die.
22 Venom will be taken out of all venomous animals.
23 Snakes and scorpions will not harm anyone to the extent
that if a child put his hand in its mouth, he will not be
24 Will animals will not harm anyone.
25 If a man will pass a lion, he will not be troubled or
harmed, or even if any girl will open its mouth to test if
it will do anything.
26 The camels will graze among lions, cheetahs with cattle
and the jackals with goats.
27 The fertility of the land will increase to such an extent
that even if a seed is planted in a hard rock, it will
28 A pomegranate will be so huge that a jamaat will be able
to eat it and the people will use its peel as shade.
29 There will be so much blessing in milk that a camel will
suffice for a huge mass, a cow for a tribe and a goat for a
30 In short, life will be most pleasant after the descent of
Marriage, Death and Deputies
his descension on earth, Jesus (a.s.)will marry. He will
have children, and he will remain on earth 19 years after
marriage. He will pass away and Muslims will perform his
Funeral Prayer and bury him next to Prophet Mohammad (s). (Tirmidhi)
Hadhrat Esa (Alaihis Salaam): The Truth Revealed
and Major Signs of Qiyamat
by Mufti Afzal Hoosein Elias (May Allah reward him for his
work in producing these kitaabs, aameen.)
from the original (with references): "Aalalaat-e-Qiyyamat