[qadianism] More on Second Coming of Isa (A.S.)
By Umar Aadil Abdul Rahman McKloskey @mailcity.com

Source: Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Pakistan Link

The Second Coming of Jesus

     Q. We as Muslims are supposed to believe that Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ) -peace be upon him- shall
     return towards the end of time. Now why do we believe that he (P) shall return to help Muslims, since my
     understanding is that according to the Qur'an our religion is complete and we cannot add or subtract? The
     Qur'an only states in one place that "He (Jesus) shall be a sign … (Surah 43) and that too is in brackets
     in Yusuf Ali's translation but not in Maudoodi's meaning of the Qur'an. Please enlighten us on this issue. 

     A 1. I have several old and new editions Yusuf Ali's translation of the Qur'an. In his translation of 43:61, I did not
     find the word "sign" in brackets in any edition. Maulana Maududi has also written an excellent commentary on this
     subject. At the end of his commentary on Surah al-Ahzab (33) he also wrote a long supplement on "The Truth about
     the Promised Masih". Please read that chapter. It is very useful. 

     Now let me briefly explain what are the teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah on the Second Coming of Jesus.
     Concerning Jesus Allah says in the Qur'an, "He was no more than a servant whom We had favored and We made
     him an example to the Children of Israel…. And He shall be a sign for the Hour (of Judgment), therefore have no
     doubt about it and follow me. This is a straight way." (Al-Zukhruf 43:59-61) It is reported in the authentic
     collections of Hadith by Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim that the Prophet Muhammad -peace be upon him- said,
     "Soon the Son of Mary will descend among you as a just judge. He will break the cross, kill the pig, remove the
     Jizyah and the wealth will overflow so much that no one will take it, and until the prostration (al-Sajdah) will be
     better than the world and whatever is in it. Then Abu Hurairah said, 'Read if you wish, 'And there is none of the
     People of the Book but must believe in him before his death and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness on
     them.'" (al-Nisa' 4:159) Imam Muslim has reported that the Prophet -peace be upon him- said, "How (happy) will
     you be when the Son of Mary will come down among you and your Imam will be from amongst you." In another
     Hadith it is said, "A group of my Ummah will continue fighting for the truth and will be victorious until the Day of
     Resurrection. Then Jesus son of Mary will come down and their (Muslim's) leader will say, 'Come and lead our
     prayer', but he will say, 'No, you have your leaders among you. This is the honor of Allah for this Ummah." It is also
     reported by Imam Muslim that Jesus will fight the Dajjal (a demonic figure who will pretend to be the Masih and will
     deceive many people) and will kill him at the gate of Ludd near the city of Jerusalem. 

     The Second Coming of Jesus is clearly established from the Qur'an and authentic Sunnah. We Muslims should not
     have any doubt about this matter. The Ahadith make it very clear that: 

        1.Jesus will descend (yanzil) and will not be born. Thus any one who will be born and will grow up in front of
          the eyes of his contemporaries and then will claim that he is the Promised Masih, he will be misusing these
          Ahadith and misleading the people. 

        2.Jesus' coming will be "a sign of the approaching Day of Judgment". If any one made a claim of being the
          Masih while the Day of Judgment did approach, neither in his life nor soon after him, then it is proved that he
          was a false pretender and not a true Messiah. 

        3.Jesus will not come to add or subtract anything from Islam. He will not claim himself to be a new Prophet or
          Messenger. He will not even lead a prayer of Muslims, he will follow in prayers the Ameer or Imam of
          Muslims. If any one claimed to be the Messiah and led the prayers of Muslims then that person, according to
          the Ahadith, will not be a true Masih. 

        4.Jesus will be a just judge. He will make right judgment between the truth and falsehood. He will break the
          cross, kill the pig and will remove the Jizyah. This means that he will correct the false doctrines and beliefs that
          are spread about him and about his teachings among his followers and many of them will follow him and thus
          the followers of the Prophet Muhammad and Prophet Jesus -peace be upon both of them- will be united into
          one Ummah and there will be no need for Jizyah. 

        5.Jesus will fight the Dajjal and will kill him near Jerusalem. He will not say that Qital is abolished and is not
          necessary any more. 

     We do not know when Jesus will come, but he will surely come. It is important to believe whatever Allah has said in
     the Qur'an and whatever is explained in the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet -peace be upon him. May Allah keep
     us on the right path. 

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