Why was Jesus (pbuh) raised to the sky although some prophets were allowed to be killed why conveying the religion to people? Furthermore, one tooth of our Prophet was broken during a battle. From which property of Jesus does this incident originate?
Submitted by on Thu, 16/02/2012 - 10:27
Dear Brother / Sister,
Not all of the things that God creates on earth are the same. He creates some of them based on some causes and He creates others without any causes or means. For instance, almost all people are born out of a father and a mother but He created Adam (pbuh) without a father or mother, Jesus (pbuh) without a father and Eve without a mother. That is, He sometimes acts contrary to universal laws.
Fire burns; the moon cannot be split into two; a tree does not walk; a staff (walking stick) does not turn to snake; they are valid and true according to universal laws. However, the fire did not burn Abraham (pbuh); the moon was split into two; a tree walked upon the order of the Prophet (pbuh); the staff of Moses was turned to a snake. Some changes took place in them by the permission and will of God.
Some prophets were killed by the people to whom they were sent. However, God protected some of His prophets like Moses (pbuh), Abraham (pbuh) and Muhammad (pbuh).
The same situation is valid for Jesus (pbuh), too. While the laws imposed by God were in effect for the other prophets, He did not allow Jesus (pbuh) to be killed. God, who did not allow the fire to burn Abraham (pbuh) and protected him, did not allow Jesus (pbuh) to be killed; He raised him to the sky.
Jesus (pbuh) will return to the world not as a prophet but as a saint.
Jesus (pbuh) invited people to the truth, asked them to believe in the existence of God and to become slaves of God like all the other prophets. He never showed any hesitation, fear or worry while performing his duty. He was persistent and loyal to his duty. As Jesus continued to fulfill his duty without making any concessions, the envy and grudge of Jews increased. In the end, they made a plan and attempted to kill him; they started to apply the plan. They sent a hypocrite called Tatyanos to Jesus (pbuh). They surrounded his house with a group of four thousand people. When Tatyanos entered the house, he could not find Jesus (pbuh). When he went out to tell them about the situation, God Almighty made his face resemble the face of Jesus (pbuh). As soon as Jews saw him, they caught him thinking that he was Jesus (pbuh). Although he cried, "I am not Jesus", they did not heed him; in the end, they killed him by crucifying him.
Yes, Jesus (pbuh) is still alive. Many hadiths mention that he will come down to the earth at the end of time. The hadith reported by Jabir bin Abdullah in the Sahih of Muslim is as follows:
A section of my people will not cease fighting for the truth and will prevail till the Day of Resurrection. He said: Jesus son of Mary would then descend and the commander of Muslims would invite him to come and lead them in prayer, but he would say: No, some amongst you are commanders over some (amongst you). This is the honor from God for this ummah. (1)
Badiuzzaman Said Nursi, who interprets and explains this hadith and similar ones in his book called ‘Mektubat’ (Letters), attracts the attention to the following issues: At a time when the current of irreligiousness seems to be very strong, Christianity will approach its essence, that is, the oneness; it will be freed from superstitions and distortions and be united with Islam. In a sense, Christianity will be transformed into Islam somehow. When the real Christianity becomes subject to Islam, the true religion will be stronger; Islam and Christianity, which were defeated by the currents of irreligiousness when they were separate, will defeat it when they unite and have a great power. There is a great deal of praise about the Christians of the end of time that will realize this alliance in the sound hadith resources.
As for the issue of Jesus (pbuh) coming down to the earth bodily, let us read it from Mektubat:
...Then the person of Jesus (pbuh), who is present with his human body in the world of the heavens, will come to lead the current of true religion, as, relying on the promise of One Powerful Over All Things, the Bringer of Sure News has said. Since he has told of it, it is true, and since the One Powerful Over All Things has promised it, He will certainly bring it about. Indeed, it is not far from the wisdom of an All-Wise One of Glory Who all the time sends the angels to the earth from the heavens, sometimes sends them in human form (like Gabriel appearing in the form of Dihya), and sends spirit beings from the Spirit World making them appear in human form, and even sends the spirits of most of the dead saints to the world with similitudes of their bodies, it would not be far from His Wisdom - even if he was not alive and present with his body in the skies of the world, and had truly died and departed for the furthest corner of the Hereafter - to clothe Jesus (Upon whom be peace) in his body and send him to the world, so to bring the religion of Jesus to a good conclusion; for such a momentous result. Indeed He promised it because His wisdom required it to be thus, and since He promised it, He will most certainly send him. When Jesus (pbuh) comes, it is not necessary that everyone should know him to be the true Jesus. His elect and those close to him will recognize him through the light of belief. It will not be self-evident so that everyone will recognize him.
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