He said, ‘Therein shall you live, and therein shall you die, and therefrom shall you be brought forth.’ (Chapter 7 verse 26)
This ayah is extremely clear. Allah has made it clear that this earthly body will be born here, die here and raised from here. Some have raised the accusation that if this is so, then what about astronauts? This is quite a silly allegation as the Arabic kala feehaa refers to anywhere where we have the necessities of living an earthly life. The Arabic used “therein” which makes it clear that it is the conditions of the earth which allow us to live. When we look at astronauts living conditions, they have the same necessities we have on earth. If this was not the case they would be lose their lives in a matter of seconds.
The only reply a non Ahmadi Muslim can possibly have is that wherever Isa(as) is, Allah has made the conditions of his living just like the conditions on earth. This is an extremely erroneous argument of there’s. Firstly, If Allah has given Isa(as) such living conditions, then what about Yahya(as) who was in his company during the journey of the Prophet(saw)? Secondly what would the non Ahmadi Muslims do about this ayah? Allah states:
“The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a Messenger; surely, Messengers like unto him had indeed passed away before him. And his mother was a truthful woman. They both used to eat food. See how We explain the Signs for their good, and see how they are turned away.” (Chapter 5 verse 76)
The first argument Allah has given us in this beautiful verse of the Holy Quran is that the Messiah Son Of Mary , who is Jesus(as), is nothing but a messenger. This shows that Isa(As) was nothing but a messenger and falsifies the concept of divinity that the Christians today sadly believe in. Right after this Allah tells us that :
This verse shows us that all of the messengers before Isa(as) have died and that he is also subject to that law of nature and has also died. The example of this verse may relate to something like this : Ahmad is just a human being, the human beings before him were made of clay. Now does this not suggest that I am also made of clay? Of course it does and the fact of the matter is that one may say that the verse revealed to Prophet Muhammad(Saw) is similar and was revealed when he is alive, but you have to remember that the Qur’an was revealed to him, and this ayah is talking about the past tense in regards to the life of Isa(As).
This is talking about a messenger of the past which is why this logic is used that because all before him have passed away and he is in connection to them by this verse, so has he passed away like them all.
This is not the only argument of the verse alone. Right after Allah tells us that :
Meaning: “And His mother was a truthful woman. They both used to eat food.”
Food is a necessity for one to live and one cannot survive with out it. The fact that the Quran shows that Isa(as) and his mother used to eat food in the past tense shows us that at some point they did used to eat food , but now they are no longer eating. Now if Isa(as) was still alive Allah would have said that him and his mother used to eat food and are still eating food and shall continue to eat food. The only rebuttal a non Ahmadi can have to this, which one cannot even call a rebuttal is that since Isa(as) is in heaven physically he does not need food.
Now if Allah did give him those conditions of living, then he would also need food and water but the Qur’an is clear that Isa(as) nor his mother are eating anymore. The non Ahmadi Muslims however do not say that Isa(as) has been given the same conditions of living as we have in earth so in reality there is no reply to this ayah and it is one of those ayahs which shows Isa(as) lived on earth, died on earth and will be raised from here.