Minggu, 30 November 2014

If Prophet Jesus (as) Were Alive at the Time of The Holy Prophet (SAW), Would He Still Exist 100 Years Afterhand?

نحمده ونصلي على رسوله الكريم
   بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
وعلى عبده المسيح الموعود

If Prophet Jesusas Were Alive at the Time of The Holy ProphetSAW, Would He Still Exist One Hundred Years Afterhand?


Imam Muslimrh said in his renowned book:

حدثني هارون بن عبد الله وحجاج بن الشاعر؛ قالا: حدثنا حجاج بن محمد؛ قال: قال ابن جريج: أخبرني أبو الزبير؛ أنه سمع جابر بن عبد اللّٰه يقول: سمعت النبي صلى اللّٰه عليه وسلم يقول قبل أن يموت بشهر: تَسْأَلُوْنِيْ عَنِ السَّاعَةِ؟ وَإِنَّمَا عِلْمُهَا عِنْدَ اللّٰهِ، وَأُقْسِمُ ِباللّٰهِ! مَا عَلَى الْأَرْضِ مِنْ نَّفْسٍ مَّنْفُوْسَةٍ تأْتِيْ عَلَيْهَا مِائَةُ سَنَةٍ.

“Hārūn ibn ‘Abdillāh and Ḥajjāj ibn Shā‘ir narrated to us; both of them said: Ḥajjāj ibn Muḥammad narrated to us; he said: Ibn Juraij said: Abū az-Zubair informed me; that he heard Ḥaḍrat Jābir ibn ‘Abdillāhra say: I heard The Holy ProphetSAW say a month before his demise: All of you ask me about the judgment day, whereas its knowledge only belongs to Allah. I take oath in the name of Allah! In the next one hundred years, any living one on earth today will not be found alive.[1]

I read some of our opponents, including Waqar Akbar Cheema on this site, argue that this tradition actually does not point at all to the death of Prophet Jesusas as he had been raised up to heaven and was not on earth among another living creatures at the time of The Holy Prophet MuḥammadSAW. Shortly, Prophet Jesusas is excluded from this general statement.

This argument is virtually a kind of nonchalance. The real meaning is not as same as what they suppose. Rather, the Promised Messiahas has vividly elaborated:

“The meaning of this tradition is that no creature among the earthly creatures will remain in the state of life after 100 years from now. The reason behind the mention of earth in a particular manner is to exclude the heavenly creature from this speech. It is well-known that Jesus son of Maryas is not among the heavenly creatures. Otherwise, he is among the earthly creatures and is therefore inserted in the list of مَا عَلَى الْأَرْضِ. Meaning of this tradition is not that if a living one remained on earth he would pass away, but if he ascended to heaven he would never die. Because, the ascension of physical body to heaven is in itself impossible according to the verse of The Holy Qur’ān. Rather, the meaning of the tradition is that whosoever is born on earth, he will not live more than 100 hundred years.”

I think it suffices every seeker of truth. All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds.

[1] Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, Kitāb Faḍā’il aṣ-Ṣaḥābah, Bāb Qauluhu Lā Ta’tī Mi’ātu Sanah, no. 2538.

[2] Izāla-e-Auhām, p. 625-626; Rūḥānī Khazā’in, v. 3, p. 437.

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