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Chapter 59 verse 8

The Old Age of the Messiah Isa Ibn Maryam

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“Whatever Allah has given to His Messenger as spoils from the people of the towns is for Allah and for the Messenger and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, that it may not circulate only among those of you who are rich. And whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain fromthat. And fear Allah; surely, Allah is Severe in retribution.” (Chapter 59 verse 8)

 

The Promised Messiah(As) explains this beautifully. He says:

 

“In the light of this verse, we shall turn our attention to what our Holy Prophet (sas) has spoken in relation to this affair. From Mishkat al-Masabih comes the first hadith which is narrated by Abu Hurairah as follows: “Some people in my community will live for sixty to seventy years and there will be few who will exceed this age.”

 

It is undeniable that the Messiah, son of Mary, has been included in this community. So how can such a disparity exist between him and others in that other people will find it difficult to reach sixty or seventy years and his condition is such that he has lived for two thousand years and even now he has still not died? Instead, our religious leaders insist that he will return to earth and live for forty or forty-five years.

 

The second hadith is taken from the Sahih Muslim and the narrator is Jabir, who says: “I heard the Holy Prophet (sas) say, after taking an oath, that in no part of the earth is there any creature over whom a hundred years will pass and he will still be found alive.” The meaning of this hadith is that no created being on earth will live past one hundred years and saying that he is a prisoner of the earth is that he may be excluded from the category of heavenly beings.

 

It is, of course, an accepted fact that the Messiah, son of Mary, is not a heavenly being (by creation) but an earthly one and belongs to all that exists on earth. The hadith does not mean that if a person with an earthly body lives on earth, he will die here, but if he should go up to heaven (in his earthly body) he will not suffer death if the Holy Qur’an has categorically ruled out the eventuality of an earthly body entering Paradise. Instead, the import of the hadith is that whoever is born on earth, having been created out of earth, cannot live beyond a hundred years.”  (Izala-e-Auham, Under verse 29)

 

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And remember when Jesus, son of Mary, said, ‘O children of Israel, surely I am Allah’s Messenger unto you, fulfilling that which is before me of the Torah, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger who will come after me. His name will be Ahmad.’ And when he came to them with clear proofs, they said, ‘This is clear enchantment.’ (Chapter 61 verse 7)

 

This verse of the Quran is quite clear. It makes no sense that  Jesus(As) is still alive in the heavens. If this was the case then it would mean that according to this context of the verse, the Holy Prophet(Saw) has not come yet, nor will he come until Isa(As) has come back and has died. Jesus(as) is saying in this verse that after my death a prophet with the name of Ahmad would appear.

 

If Quran is correct then Isa(as) has died a natural death. If you say he is alive then it means this book we are using to prove his death is God forbid not by Allah and also that Muhammad(saw) was not a true prophet, God forbid. This states that Ahmad( cannot appear till Jesus(As) dies. Now I leave it up to you, would you like to keep Isa(as) alive and call Muhammad(Saw) a false prophet, or accept that he has died as Quran says and give Muhammad(Saw) the respect he deserves?