19 June 2013

Migration of Jesus a.s

حضرت عیسیٰ ؑ نے فلسطین سے ہجرت کی

حضور ﷺ نے فرمایا
’’اللہ تعالیٰ نے حضرت عیسیٰ ؑ کی طرف وحی کی کہ اے عیسیٰ ایک جگہ سے دوسری جگہ کی طرف نقل مکانی کرتا رہ تاکہ کوئی تجھے پہچان کر دکھ نہ دے ‘‘
  (کنزالعمال جلد 3صفحہ 158)
The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is reported to have said:-

"Allah the Exalted revealed to Jesus, peace be upon him,-'O Isa, continue to move from one place to another so that you might not be persecuted after being recognized."
(Kanz-ul-ummal Chapter 1 in vol 3 page 158)
 حضور ﷺ نے فرمایا
حضرت عیسیٰ ؑ ہمیشہ سیروسیاحت کیا کرتے تھے اور جہاں شام پڑتی تھی جنگل کی سبزیاں کھاتے اور خالص پانی پیتے تھے
(کنزالعمال جلد 2صفحہ 71)
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Migration of Jesus a.s


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Death of Jesus in Quran “reasonable and valid” Saudi religious scholar says Muslims are entitled to believe in it

(The Light & Islamic Review: Vol. 70; No. 3; May-June 1993, p. 9-10)

In the Saudi Arabian newspaper Arab News (Saudi Arabia’s first English language daily), of 18 September 1992, one of the questions on the religious page (Islam in Perspective, p. 9), asked by a reader from Jeddah, is as follows:
“May I put to you a question that you have answered before: ‘Had the death of Jesus Christ preceded the miracle of his ascension?’ After reading your question in which you said that Jesus Christ did not die, I happened to read a book entitled Deep into the Quran by Dr. Kamal Umar, an eminent Pakistani author. He comes decidedly in favor of the view that Jesus Christ died a natural death. I am sending you a photocopy of the relevant pages, requesting you to clear the controversy.”

The answers on the page are given by Adil Salahi, who replies to readers’ questions in other newspapers and magazines as well. His answer to this question is given below in full. (For the convenience of our readers, we have printed in bold those parts of the text which we wish to draw attention to.)

" I have certainly answered that question by saying that Jesus Christ did not die, but Allah raised him to Himself. In this, I have only given the view of the majority of scholars, including contemporary ones. I have quoted the Quranic verse which says in reference to what the Jews used to assert: “And their statement ‘We have killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of Allah’. They certainly have neither killed him nor crucified him, although it was made to appear so to them.” This verse concludes with a categorical statement: “For certain they have not killed him, but Allah has raised him to Himself. Allah is Almighty, Wise.”
There are a number of hadiths which speak of the return of Jesus Christ to this world when he will resume his mission of preaching the message of the Oneness of Allah. That will definitely be the Divine message in its final form, i.e. Islam, as preached by Prophet Muhammad (peace be on them both). Those Hadiths and the Quranic statements which speak of the raising of the Prophet Jesus provide a full justification for the view of the majority of scholars that Jesus Christ did not die but was raised by Allah and that he will make a second appearance at a time which will be appointed by Allah Himself and known to Him alone. However, there are references to Jesus Christ in the Quran which use a term that is most frequently used to indicate death although not necessarily so. Linguistically speaking, the word means the completion of a term. When it refers to life, it means the completion of one’s life and its termination by death. It is used in this sense in other verses of the Quran. Dr. Kamal Umar quotes these verses in his book and translates them as referring to the death of Jesus. Thus, he gives the translation of Verse 55 of Surah 3 as follows: “When Allah said: Isa! (this is the Arabic name of Jesus) certainly I would cause you to die and would raise you to Myself and will protect you from those people who rejected you.” In this respect, Dr. Umar is not alone. A number of scholars, some of them prominent indeed, have expressed this view and argued that this expression which occurs in three different verses in the Quran, means actually that Jesus Christ died a natural death. They point out that Allah has protected him from his enemies, by foiling their attempts to kill or crucify him. There is no argument among Muslim scholars that Jesus Christ was neither killed nor crucified. But, as you see, some scholars argue that he died a natural death.
When these scholars refer to the “Ascension” of Jesus, or, to use the Quranic expression, his being raised to Allah, they interpret this as having an abstract sense. According to them, it means that his position with Allah has been enhanced and he has been given a very high status. This is indeed the case, because Jesus Christ is one of the five messengers of Allah who have shown the greatest resolve in their service of Allah’s cause. The other four are: Noah, Abraham, Moses and Muhammad (peace be on them all).
When these scholars speak about the Hadiths which tell of the second coming of Jesus Christ and what he will be doing, such as breaking the cross, killing the pig and preaching the message of the Oneness of Allah, they cast strong doubts about their authenticity. Their argument is not without validity. Where does this leave us? The answer is that there are two views: The first, which is held by a majority of scholars, is that Jesus Christ did not die but was raised by Allah and that he will make a second coming at a time determined by Allah, when he will be preaching the message of Islam. The other view is that Jesus Christ died a natural death after Allah had saved him from his enemies. Both groups of scholars agree that Jesus Christ was neither killed nor crucified. Needless to say, those who subscribe to the second view do not speak of a second coming of Jesus Christ.
What we need to know is that the raising of Jesus Christ alive to Heaven is not an article of Islamic faith. This means that if a person denies it he is not an unbeliever. A person is not considered to be an unbeliever for preferring a reasonable and valid interpretation of a Quranic verse. Had the Quranic verse been of the sort that cannot admit more than one interpretation, then denying its meaning could easily land the person who makes such a denial in the class of non-believers. This means that a person may adopt the view he prefers, but when he does so, he should arrive at the conclusion he prefers after carefully studying the matter and considering the evidence each group of scholars supply in support of their view. Dr. Umar has made a choice to which he is certainly entitled. I chose the other view and I am equally entitled to it.

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مسئلہ وفاتِ مسیح ۔۔۔

مسئلہ وفاتِ مسیح ۔۔۔

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10 June 2013

The Tomb Of Jesus (as) At Srinagar

This article by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the Promised Messiah and Mahdi discusses the evidence that Jesus Christ (as) did not die on the Cross, but instead survived the crucifixion and migrated to India.  (Reprinted from the Review of Religions 1903)


 

After noticing briefly the evidence drawn from the Gospels and that furnished by the Ointment of Jesus(as) and the medical works pertaining to it, to the effect that Jesus(as) did not die on the Cross, we will now consider very important evidence showing that after being delivered from the Cross, Jesus(as) did not go up to Heaven but went to some other country.
Before citing it however, we wish to draw the reader’s attention to the absurdity of the story of the ascension of Jesus (as).A thinking mind is repelled at the idea that Jesus (as), either before, or after his crucifixion, went up to Heaven and the mind rejects the story as evidently false. It is a strict Divine law prevailing in the world that no one can go up to Heaven or comedown from there with this body of clay. This Divine law finds illustration in the story of Elias.
It was necessary that Elias should come down from Heaven before the appearance of Jesus (as) and it was the chief sign by which the true Messiah was to be distinguished from the false claimants. But Jesus (as) himself was obliged to take the words of Malachi speaking of the bodily descent of Elijah in a spiritual sense, and to state that his second advent was to be taken only metaphorically. How are we to understand then that the ascension and descent of Jesus (as) are to be taken literally? The Word of God is against such a supposition, and there is not a single instance of any bodily ascent or descent since the creation of the world On the other hand, we have the authority of Jesus (as) himself that such statements are to be taken metaphorically. To persist in such a course is to walk in the path of destruction.
It is more over absurd to suppose that a prophet should leave his work incomplete to take a rest in Heaven. In the Gospels, Jesus (as) admits that he has other sheep and it was therefore his duty to deliver the message to them. The reference to this passage is really to the Israelite nations who did not live in the centre but had settled abroad in distant countries and
The Tomb Of Jesus (as) At Srinagar
whom it was his duty to invite to the right path. After being delivered from the Cross it was therefore his bounden duty to inform of his advent those Israelites who were yet quite ignorant of the appearance of the Messiah. These tribes had very early settled in different parts of India and especially in Kashmir. Jesus (as) who himself had stated it to be his duty to go to the scattered sheep of the house of Israel, and preach to them the Word of God, could not go to Heaven before he had completely discharged his duty.
A righteous man shudders at the idea of ascribing such a grave crime to Jesus(as)that he went up to Heaven before discharging his duties completely. Nor can we attribute such an absurd and non-sensical transaction to Almighty God, that He should take away a living man who has the capacity to do good deeds and who can do important service and great benefit to his fellow human beings, and seat him in heaven suspending him from the exercise of his ministry and of the important functions thereof. Is this not equivalent to the infliction of solitary imprisonment on the man? Was it not far better for Jesus(as)to spend all those long years of his life in the service of mankind, and in doing good to his dispersed people, tracing their footsteps in the different lands in which they had settled? Only in this case would he have deserved the glorious title of the “Travelling Prophet” which is usually given to him. What for did he go up to Heaven leaving his important duties of ministry undischarged, when he knew his people to be involved in serious errors? What was the fault of the poor Israelites who had awaited his appearance for generations and who were yet quite ignorant of it? Why did he leave them in the dark and not offer them his helping hand?
We will now consider the evidence which shows that travelling through different countries Jesus (as) came to Kashmir at last, and passing the rest of his days there, was buried after his death in the KhanYar Street of Srinagar. We learn from the united testimony of Christians as well as Muslims that Yuz Asaf was the name of a prophet whose time is exactly the same as that of Jesus (as)and who came to Kashmir after a long journey. He was not only known as a Nabi (prophet) but also as a Shahzada (prince). It is moreover stated that he came from Syria, the country in which Jesus (as) lived. His teachings also have a striking resemblance with the teachings of Jesus (as), so much so that some of the parables and phrases of his book are the same as those which are still to be met with in the Gospels.

The Tomb Of Jesus (as) At Srinagar
INSIDE THE TOMB OF JESUS(as)
There are two tombs, one of Sayyid Nasrud Din and the other of Yus Asaph.The book Ikmal-ud-Din (C.1000 years ago) states that Yus Asaph addressed a disciple: ‘My departure from this world hath drawn near; so you must perform your duties and must not swerve from the truth.’ Then he bade the disciple build him a tomb, and stretching out his legs, turned his head to the west and face to the east, and yielded up the ghost.’ The Promised Messiah(as) states in his book Jesus(as) in India that this tomb has an opening like the sepulchre.‘This is a delicate point which when pondered over will lead investigators in this field to a great and important conclusion.’ The coffin of Jesus(as) lies under this room and can be reached through a narrow staircase.
[From The Muslim Herald, June 1978 – photo by John Calder]



These facts and similarities are so striking that even the Christians have been obliged to admit that the person who went under the name of Yuz Asaf and prince-prophet was one of the followers of Jesus (as). It is for this reason that he is held in such great honour,and a church has been erected in honour of his name in Sicily. It is also on account of the close resemblance of Yuz Asaf with Jesus (as) that the story of Yuz Asaf was translated into almost all the languages of Europe and read so vastly. The zeal with which Christian Europe worked and the interest which it took in spreading the story of Yuz Asaf’s life is in itself strong evidence that if the Christians never recognised the actual identity of these two personages, they at least admitted a strong and close connection between them and took Yuz Asaf for a disciple of Jesus (as) if not for Jesus (as) himself.
Taking all these facts into consideration, viz that Yuz Asaf has (as admitted by the Christians themselves) a very close connection with Christianity, that his time is the same as the time of Jesus(as), that his life and teachings were translated with an ardent zeal into the different languages of Europe, that a church was erected in his memory, that the moral teachings of Yuz Asaf are admitted to have much in common with those of Jesus (as),and that Yuz Asaf called his book Bushra or Gospel like Jesus(as),every unprejudiced mind will be of the opinion that Yuz Asaf was no other than Jesus(as)himself.
If the Christians cannot accept him on this evidence, as the same prophet Jesus (as)who is known as Jesus(as)of Nazareth, the burden of proof lies on them to show that any disciple of Jesus(as) was known as a prince-prophet or that any one of his disciples ever represented the teachings of Jesus (as)as being his own and called them his own Gospel. Such a proof is however far from being in their hands, for none but Jesus (as)son of Mary, was ever called the Shahzada-Nabi or prince prophet.
Of the books relating to the story of Yuz Asaf, the Muslims have some books which were written over a thousand years ago. One of these is ‘I kmal-ud-din ’which gives the story at length and in which it is also stated that YusAsaf called his book Bushraor the Gospel. Besides this book here are some other books and writings to be found at Sri Nagar where the tomb of YuzAsaf is situated, in which it is written that the prophet (i.e. the prophet who lies buried in the Khan Yar street of Srinagar ) who went under the name of Yuz Asaf and was also called Isa-nabi(or Jesus(as), the prophet) and Shahzada-nabi or prince-prophet  was one of the Israelite prophets  who came to Kashmir about 1600 years before these books were written or about 1900 years before our time.
The Muslim residents of Kashmir are not the only depositories of these books, but it is also said that the Hindus have a book relating the story of Yuz Asaf in their own language.
With this evidence before him, seeker after the truth must reach the conclusion that the tomb of Yuz Asaf at Srinagar is the tomb of none but Jesus (as) himself, especially when he considers the combined force of this evidence.
There is the Gospel which leads us to the conclusion that Jesus (as) did not die on the Cross, but that he was only in a swoon. To this Jesus( a s )himself bore witness when he said that he would show to the Jews the sign of Jonah the prophet. If he died on the Cross and it was his dead body that was put into the grave, his circumstances had not the least resemblance to the circumstances the prophet Jonah. The gospels moreover inform us that he came out of his grave alive, that his wounds had not yet healed, that he met his disciples but forbade them to inform the Jews of them a t t e r, that he went away to Galilee, his native land in their company, and that with them he partook of food.  Such is the testimony of the Christian Scriptures. Along with this is To be considered the evidence of medical works whose united testimony shows that an ointment,which to this day is known after the name of Jesus(as) and his apostles, was prepared by the latter for the wounds of the former and its use healed his wounds. But as Jesus (as) feared that the Jews would again seize him, he left that country and went away to some other place. This is not only our opinion but more than fifty other thoughtful German critics of the Bible have held the same view. Besides these there are other ancient writings showing that Jesus (as) lived for a long time after the event of the crucifixion and travelled in far and distant lands, this being the reason of his being known as a travelling prophet. This is admitted by the Muslims for they believe that after being entrusted with his mission, Jesus (as)travelled indifferent lands for a long time. From all these facts, the conclusion is evident that Jesus(as)did not at all rise to Heaven as is generally supposed by his followers. Moreover, as the occurrence of these facts is probable, being according to the ordinary course of nature, on the other hand the ascension to Heaven is improbable in the highest degree as it is quite incredible and contradicts our unvarying experience.
The events we have described are acceptable to reason, while the Christian theory is repelled by it. There is no ground for rejecting that which is not only probable in its occurrence but is actually proved by strong evidence, and accepting a dogma whose occurrence is not only not proved by any trustworthy evidence but is also improbable in the highest degree.Finally, we wish to say a few words to the Editor of the Halal,a Christian Arabic Magazine which denies the burial of Jesus(as)at SriNagar in its issue of April1903, No.11. It is neither just nor reasonable that facts which have been demonstrated to be true,should be rejected only from religious prejudice. The Editor’s rejection of the facts narrated by us is the more surprising when we see him admitting that Yuz Asaf was in fact a prince and a prophet who is mentioned by that name in ancient documents and that he had come to Kashmir from some other distant country.
The truth is that the story of Jesus(as)’ ascension to Heaven is so plainly absurd that no evidence is required to disprove it.  Even if the evidence and facts which we have stated above, had not been stated the judgement of reason would have been against the ascension of Jesus(as). He showed all the weaknesses which are the common share of humanity, and on many occasions he was beaten by the Jews. When the devil told him to cast himself down from the pinnacle, he could not do it and thus gave proof of his power-lessens. He did not show a single quality or any power, which should entitle him to be ranked as superhuman. Nay, many a prophets worked mightier miracles than him. Where are we to find the necessary amount of conclusive evidence and the convincing arguments that he did in fact rise to Heaven and that hies alive there to the present moment?  Even if such a thing as ascension to Heaven had been possible, such a step on his part was improper and unjustifiable. He had not yet fulfilled his mission and was far from having completely dis-charged the duties entrusted to him. There were many Jewish tribes dispersed in other countries that had not yet even heard the name of their Messiah and to whom it was Christ’s duty to deliver the message. We are not aware if any Jewish tribe had settled in the Heavens for whose reformation it was necessary for Jesus(as)to traverse the aerial regions. Just as on the one hand it was contrary to reason that Jesus(as)chose the cross for himself and committed suicide, it is equally unreasonable to suppose, on the other that he is wasting precious years of his life by sitting idle in the Heavens. He ought to have spent his time in working for the welfare of his people. Can anything more absurd be conceived of than that a man should first commit suicide for the sake of others and then being restored to life he should go up to Heaven and pass the rest of his days in idleness there? A reasonable person cannot but condemn such stories as those of ascension and resurrection as pure falsehood.  A true narrative is not only attested as such by evidence but it is also supported by reason.A false story on the other hand is devoid of both sorts of proof; it has not the necessary evidence and is rejected by reason. But every evidence against their cherished theory is rejected by the Christians without any reason. Take another circumstance. It is admitted by the Christians generally and stated in encyclopedia Brittanica that the apostle Thomas came to India and became a martyr at Mylapore. It is further stated that a brother of Jesus(as)came with him. On the other hand, it is well established that in those very days a prince-prophet came to India from Syria who was also of Israelite origin and that he subsequently died and was buried in Srinagar, Kashmir.How can it be denied then that the Israelite fugitive who went under the name of prince-prophet and who stated that a book called the Gospel had been given to him by God, was in fact no other than Jesus(as)Christ? All these facts and the conclusions that follow from them are plain enough, but alas the Christian Missionaries love darkness and hate light. All the signs have been fulfilled and the time has come, but their supposed Messiah has not come down from the Heaven as yet. The sixth thousand from Adam which according to the Word of God was represented by the sixth day, and in which it was necessary that the Promised Messiah should have come has come to an end but Jesus(as)has not yet made his appearance. A thousand years have passed since the devil was let loose but Jesus(as) who according to the prophetic word had to throw the Devil into an eternal dungeon is still absent.The plague, which was foretold  in the Gospel as a sign of the Messiah, is making a horrible devastation in the country but still no sign of the coming of the Messiah. The star, which was to denote the advent of the Promised Messiah, made its appearance along time ago, but their Messiah his yet nowhere to be found.Ye Christians of Europe and America! And ye seekers after the truth! Know it for certain that theMessiah who was to come has come and it is he who is speaking to you at this moment. Heaven and earth have shown signs and the prophecies of the holy prophets of God have seen their fulfillment . Almighty God has shown through me thousands of signs and has furnished arguments of my truth in every way. I say to you truly that if the heavenly signs, which have been shown on my hands, had been shown by Jesus(as), son of Mary, the Jews would have been saved from destruction, except such as were the sons of perdition. Who is not aware of the effect of Jesus(as)’ signs on the mind of the Jews?Only one instance is sufficient to illustrate it, vis. The case of Judas Iscariot, the favorite apostle for whom a throne had been promise din Heaven, but who apostatised even in the presence of the master.Not only did he by his apostasy deprive himself of the promised throne but he also threw Jesus(as)into innumerable difficulties. All ye that are desirous of perpetual happiness and eternal salvation, fly to me, for here is the fountain which will purge you of all impurities, and here you will find the salvation which is the fruit of certainty and a strong faith and perfect knowledge. Know it for certain that your trust in the blood of Jesus(as)is a vain trust.Had he been crucified not once but a thousand times, even then he could not have saved you.Salvation is in faith and love and certainty, not in the blood of a man. Time is giving you the warning that the theory of a bloodbath is false theory; therefore,repent of such beliefs while there is time, and before you are called to stand before the throne of God.Almighty God has sent me in this age that I might bear witness that all faiths have become corrupt,and have been tainted with falsehood, with the only exception of Islam. If the truth of my testimony is not sealed by Divine authority, I am not true but if the witness I bear is confirmed by the Divine seal being impressed upon it, remember lest you bring yourselves under the judgement of God by rejecting truth. A weak mortal, the son of Mary is by no means the son of God. To me is given the spirit against which no one can stand. If you know that there is none among you who with the assistance of the spirit can withstand the holy spirit that has been given to me, be sure that your silence would bring you under the judgement of God. 

And peace be unto those who follow the truth.








8 June 2013

PROPHET JESUSas HAS DIED - INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES


PROPHET JESUSas HAS DIED - INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES

There was a time when the circumstances surrounding the crucifixion of Hadhrat Jesusas was a matter of great debate between Ahmadis and non-Ahmadi Muslims.
Whereas Ahmadi Muslims believe Hadhrat Jesusas was a prophet who died like all other human beings, a great majority of Muslims held the view that Hadhrat Jesusas was taken to Heaven by Allah and a Jesus-look-alike was crucified by the Jews instead.
Few non Ahmadi scholars today like to raise the topic of the death of Hadhrat Jesusas. To most it has become a non issue. They would rather vigorously propound their interpretation of khatam nabiyyin. It has become the "flavor of the month" so to speak. The majority of Muslims appear to be indifferent or just plain uninterested.
A more interesting change in the attitude of Muslim scholars has been in the total abandonment of the belief that Hadhrat Jesusas is alive in Heaven. Only recently I ordered books from the Juma Masjid in Toronto, the largest non-Ahmadi Mosque in Toronto. One book entitled "Myth of the Cross" by Al Hajj Ajijola gave full support to the Ahmadiyya view that Hadhrat Jesusas died a natural death. Similarly, well known Muslim scholars such as Ahmed Deedat back the Ahmadiyya position on Hadhrat Jesusas. Moreover, several commentaries of the Quran from Egypt, one of them endorsed by Al Azhar, now interpret the verses regarding the death of Hadhrat Jesusas as Ahmadis do.
A four part series of articles on the death of Hadhrat Jesusas, based on the Quran, the Hadith, and books of history is presented.
Dr. Tahir Ijaz, M.D.




CONTENTS




This series of postings was written by Dr. Tahir Ijaz, M.D. and posted to various newsgroups.




Lord Krishna and Jesus Christ

Lord Krishna and Jesus Christ


Lord Krishna and Jesus Christ
Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (aba)
The Review of Religions, October 1996

On 13 January 1996, on the occasion of the inauguration of a new Ahmadiyya centre in Leicester, UK, the Fourth Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Islam, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, hosted a large session with guests representing various faiths. He gave enlightening answers to all the questions that were put to him. Presented below is an edited transcript of two questions raised at that session and the response to them by Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad. Transcribed by Amatul-Hadi Ahmad.

Krishna - `I am the Beginning and the End'
Questioner: My question is about Lord Krishna (as). We Hindus treat Lord Krishna (as) as the creator, the preserver and the destroyer of all beings. As he himself said, 'of all the creations, I am the beginning and the end and the middle. I am unborn and without beginning. Though I am the Lord of all sentient beings, I still appear every millennium in my original transcendental form.' My question is, how far does this religious philosophy conform with the philosophy of Islam?
Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad: First of all, I beg to differ with you as far as the interpretation of these lines is concerned. I have been a student of comparative religion. I found that every religion, however idolatrous it may appear to us today, was fundamentally a monotheistic religion because if one does not accept this universal principle then arguments between religions will have no end whatsoever and each religion will be understood to have emanated from a different source, from a different God.
Now, as against the understanding of the Vedas which you have presented to us, you should have remembered also that this is exactly what Jesus Christ (as) said, that I am the Alpha, I am the Omega, and this is not only said by Jesus Christ (as) but also in the Holy Qur'an there is mention of this truth that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) is the source and means of people reaching God and when you say Khatemun Nabiyyeen (i.e. the `seal of all the Prophets') then it can be understood as Omega. But in another `Hadith' (tradition of the Holy Prophet (saw)) he claims himself to be the very first, the Alpha and according to all the Muslim sects together, in view of some Qur'anic verses and declarations of the Holy Prophet (saw), he was the first to be born.
Now, the question here is that there are some translations made by yourself or somebody else, which indicate that Krishna (as) claimed that he was never born, that he is eternal. I have read the Bhagawat Geeta myself with deep attention and I have discovered only evidence of the truth and unity of God, and Krishna (as) himself only claimed to be a Messenger, no more. For instance, his being called `murli dhar' (flute player). Apparently, the flute is singing the song or creating the music but there is breath behind it. Then he has more hands than ordinary people and he has a body, a well defined body, but instead of two hands he has four hands and he is also known to have possessed wings. Now, what do these symbols, or if they are not symbols, the literal facts indicate, that is the question! As you said, he gave us the glad tiding that every one thousand years `I will reappear in my original form'. Is this the original form of God? Is this the space of human stature, with four arms, he can be confined and then disappear somewhere and then begin to rule from there. This is a very, very limited understanding of the nature of God which he has created. How could Lord Krishna (as) say that? There has to be some misunderstanding of his message or misinterpretation of his words. Such misunderstandings do appear in every religion because of the specific religious terminology. Take, for instance, the use of the word `wings'. The Holy Qur'an also uses the word `wings' in relation to angels. But the Holy Qur'an makes it specifically clear that these are not the `wings' used to fly with, only that the `wings' are indicative of attributes. So, if there are `two arms', the attributes are half the number possessed by a person who has four arms. The angels grew in attributes and in this world, according to the Holy Qur'an, they have four wings. But in the hereafter they will have eight 'wings' and these are all metaphorical terms and figures, let's say. For instance, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) himself is told to lower his 'wing' of mercy over those who believe him. Then the people are told to lower their 'wings' over their parents. So these usages of the same word 'wing' elsewhere in the Qur'an makes it very clear to us that they are just terms which have been misunderstood and misapplied.
In short, according to the Ahmadiyya belief, Hadhrat Krishna (as) was a holy Messenger of Allah. He used a language of symbols to convey to the world of that time some truths and if you read the Bhagawat Geeta in detail, it is not just an account of war between two factions. It is, in reality, a masterpiece of description of goodness pitched against evil, or evil pitched against goodness. A battle between darkness and light.
Now, turn to Zoroastrianism, what Zoroaster says is again the same thing in different terms. He speaks of fire against darkness, and makes fire the symbol of truth which is God and darkness a symbol of falsehood which is the devil. One finds similar symbolic statements in the Bible and in the Holy Qur'an, but there they do not mean that evil had a separate entity in itself and emanated from a God who was independent of the God of goodness.
So, these are symbolic terms and the use of similar terminology is found in every religion. It is our duty not to be confused by them but to come to a reasonable, sensible understanding whereby we could reconcile the world religions as have emanated from the same single source that is God.
I hope this will be sufficient as I don't think it will be very profitable to go much further into a debate on this issue.
Jesus - 'I am the Way, the Truth and the Light'
Questioner: I am engaged in private Catholic Evengalisation. As Jesus (as) was dying on the cross he said, 'Father, forgive them for they know not what they do'. My question is, Jesus (as) said, 'I am the way, the truth, and the light - nobody can come to the Father except through me'. Any comment, please?
Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad: I have already answered this question in answer to the question raised here by our Hindu friend when he spoke of Krishna (as) having made the same claim, long before Jesus (as) mind you, I have read the fundamental books of all major religions and I find reference to exactly the same thing in so many statements of either the prophets or the divine scriptures. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) has made exactly the same claim. So, you must remember that it is a time related claim. It has to be made by every Prophet because if a Prophet says, 'I am not the way', then he is denying himself. He is rejecting the necessity of the people to find God through him. Hence, in Islamic terminology, in the Holy Qur'an, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) is mentioned as Waseela, the 'doorway' to God. I have read that so many times. I love reading the Bible as well but because I have studied other religions (and read their books) I can immediately find similarities between the style of expression. But this only means that in relation to God, a Prophet becomes himself an eternal truth because if he speaks the language of God and God alone then he also becomes eternal, not in person, not in relation to his human form, but in relation to his views and ideas and ideology. So, if a person belongs to an eternal God, he must have some features of that eternal God or aspects of his character transferred to himself, otherwise the claim of such a person that he is in communion with God, or that he belongs to him, would be falsified if he cannot show any signs. So these are the fundamental signs which are shown by all the major Prophets of the world that they have become identified with an eternal Super Being and in them you find the 'Alpha' and the 'Omega' and the 'door'. I hope this will be sufficient for you to understand our viewpoint on this issue.
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5 June 2013

حضرت مسیح ناصری کی آمد ثانی


کامل شریعت قرآن کریم نے یہود و نصاری کے غلط عقائد کی طرف پرزور دلائل سے توجہ دلائی ہے۔ مثلاً یہ کہ جناب مسیح صلیب پر ہرگز نہ مرے تھے کہ ان کو جھوٹا اور لعنتی کہہ کر رد کر دیا جائے۔ اور نہ وہ زندہ ہو کر آسمان پر گئے اور نہ جسم عنصری کے ساتھ زمین کی طرف واپس آئیں گے کیونکہ حضرت مسیح نے واضح کر دیا تھا کہ :

’’آسمان پر کوئی نہیں چڑھا سو ا اس کے جو آسمان سے اترا یعنی ابن آدم جو آسمان میں ہے‘‘۔                                                                                         (یوحنا باب ۳ آیت ۱۳)
اور فرمایا کہ:’’ میں آسمان سے اترا ہوں‘‘            (یوحنا باب ۶ آیت ۳۸)
’’ ہمارا وطن آسمان میں ہے‘‘۔                            (فلپی باب ۳ آیت ۲۰)

ان بیانات میں حضرت مسیح اپنا اترنا آسمان سے اور چڑھنا اور پھر آسمان میں ہونے کا تمثیلی طورپر اظہار کرتے ہیں۔ کیونکہ اللہ کے پیارے اور پاک لوگ ہر وقت آسمانی باتیں کرتے ہیں اور آسمان پرہوتے ہیں جیسا کہ (فلپی باب ۳ آیت ۲۰) کا بیان پڑھ چکے ہیں اور حضرت بانی سلسلہ احمدیہ مسیح موعودعلیہ السلام بھی انہیں معنوں میں فرماتے ہیں ؂

ہم تو بستے ہیں فلک پر اس زمیں کو کیا کریں
    آسماں پر رہنے والوں کو زمیں سے کیا نقار

پس جناب مسیح ناصریؑ نہ تو اس خاکی جسم کے ساتھ آسمان پرگئے اور نہ دوبارہ زمین پر آنے والے ہیں کیونکہ انجیل ’’متی‘‘ اور’’ یوحنا‘‘ جو ’’ رسول‘‘ کہلاتے ہیں (متی باب ۱۰ آیت ۲ اور ۳) اور حواری اور موقع کے گواہ تھے ان دونوں نے آسمان پر جانے کا قطعاً ذکر نہیں کیا۔ ہاں ’’مرقس ‘‘اور ’’لوقا ‘‘نے ذکر کیا ہے مگر یہ دونوں نہ حواری ، نہ رسول اور نہ موقع کے گواہ تھے ۔ان کا بیان حواریوں کے مقابلہ میں قطعاً قابل توجہ اور لائق قبول نہیں اور انہوں نے بھی لوگوں سے باتیں ’’دریافت‘‘ کرکے لکھی ہیں(لوقا باب ۱ آیت۳)249 نہ کہ کسی الہام سے ۔ اسی لئے امریکہ سے جو اب نئی بائبل (ریوائزڈ سٹینڈرڈ ورشن) نام سے شائع ہوئی ہے اس میں ’’مرقس‘‘ اور ’’ لوقا‘‘ کے آسمان پر جانے کے مضمون کو پرانی اناجیل کے خلاف اور الحاقی ہونے کی وجہ سے اس نئی بائبل سے بالکل خارج کر دیاہے اور اب کسی بھی انجیل میں مسیح کے آسمان پر جانے کا کوئی ثبوت نہیں۔

دراصل مسیح کا آسمان پرجانا اورآنا تمثیلی کلام ہے (جیساکہ یوحنا باب ۳ آیت ۱۳ اور باب ۶ آیت ۳۸ ، فلپی باب ۳ آیت ۲۰ سے عیاں ہے) اورجو ٹھیک حضرت ایلیاہ نبی کی طرح کا ہے جن کے متعلق لکھا ہے کہ ’’ایلیاہ بگولے میں ہوکر آسمان پر جاتا رہا‘‘ (۲۔ سلاطین باب ۲آیت ۱۱) اور پھر آسمان سے واپس آنے کی بھی یہ پیشگوئی تھی کہ:

’’ دیکھو خداوند کے بزرگ اور ہولناک دن کے آنے سے پیشتر میں ایلیاہ نبی کو تمہارے پاس بھیجوں گا‘‘۔                                                                           (ملاکی باب ۴ آیت ۵)

ان واضح پیش خبریوں کی بنا پر یہودی حضرت ایلیاہ نبی کی مسیح سے پہلے آمد کے شدت سے منتظر تھے مگر حضرت مسیحؑ نے اس مسئلہ کاحل یوں فرمایا کہ:

’’ ایلیاہ کی روح اور قوت میں‘‘ (لوقا باب ۱ آیت ۱۷)
اس کا مثیل بن کر کسی اور وجود کا آنا مراد ہے جیسا کہ لکھا ہے:

’’شاگردوں نے اس سے پوچھا کہ پھر فقیہ کیوں کہتے ہیں کہ ایلیاہ کا پہلے آنا ضروری ہے ۔ اس نے جواب میں کہا کہ ایلیاہ تو البتہ آ چکا وہ سب کچھ بحال رہے گا لیکن میں تم سے کہتا ہوں کہ ایلیاہ تو آ چکا اور اس کو انہوں نے نہیں پہچانا بلکہ جو چاہا اس کے ساتھ کیااسی طرح ابن آدم بھی ان کے ہاتھ سے دکھ اٹھائے گا۔ تب شاگرد سمجھ گئے کہ اس نے ہم سے یوحنا بپتسمہ دینے والے کی بابت کہاہے‘‘۔                                                                                        (متی باب ۱۷ آیات ۱۱ تا ۱۳)

حضرت مسیح کے اس بیان میں دو باتیں واضح کر دی گئی ہیں:۔

اول:۔۔۔ یہ کہ ایلیاہ نبی جو آسمان پرگیا اور دوبارہ آنے والا تھا اس کی بجائے اس کامثیل آنا مراد ہے۔

دوم:۔۔۔ یہ کہ ایلیاہ نبی کے مثیل کو جس طرح نہ پہچان کر دکھ دئے گئے ابن آدم یعنی میں بھی جب دوبارہ آؤں گا تو خودنہیں بلکہ میرا مثیل بن کر کوئی شخص آئے گا اور وہ بھی یوحنا کی طرح دکھ اٹھائے گا۔

کیونکہ حضرت مسیح اس مسئلہ کو بوضاحت اور کھول کھول کر بیان کر چکے ہیں کہ :

۱۔۔۔’’ میں آگے کو دنیا میں نہیں ہونگا‘‘                                (یوحنا ۱۷: ۱۱)

۲۔۔۔ ’’ابن آدم نئی پیدائش میں اپنے جلال کے تخت پر بیٹھے گا‘‘۔
                                                                                   (متی باب ۱۹ آیت ۲۸)

اب کیا کوئی عیسائی یہ مان سکتا ہے کہ حضرت مسیح جب دو ہزارسال کی عمر میں آئیں گے تو وہ حضرت مریمؑ کے ہاں دوبارہ پیدا ہونگے؟ ہر گزنہیں۔ پس اس سے یہی مراد ہے کہ مسیح کی دوبار ہ آمد بھی ایلیاہ نبی کی طرح بطور مثیل کسی اوروجود میں ہوگی۔

۳۔۔۔ پھر فرماتے ہیں کہ ’’ میں تم سے کہتا ہوں کہ اب سے مجھے پھر ہرگز نہ دیکھو گے جب تک یہ نہ کہو گے کہ مبارک ہے وہ جو خداوند کے نام سے آتا ہے‘‘۔                                                                                                                                                                    (متی۲۳:۳۹ ، لوقا۱۳:۳۵)

یہ بیان کتناصاف اور واضح اور اس عیسائی عقیدہ کو رد کرتا ہے کہ مسیح دوبارہ خود آئے گا۔ آپ فرماتے ہیں، تم مجھے پھر ہرگز نہ دیکھو گے ہاں میرے نام پر کوئی اور شخص ایلیاہ کی طرح میرا مثیل بن کر آئے گا۔ورنہ یہودیوں کو کیاجواب دیا جا سکتا ہے؟ اگر مسیح دوبارہ آ سکتا ہے تو ایلیاہ کو بھی خودآنا چاہئے۔ اگرایلیاہ دوبارہ نہیں آ سکتا تو مسیح بھی دوبارہ قطعاً نہیں آ سکتا۔ بلکہ اس کا مثیل بن کر آپ کے نام پرکوئی اور شخص آنا مراد ہے۔’’ اگر در خانہ کس است حرفے بس است‘‘

پس بائبل کے بیان کردہ حقائق کے پیش نظر ہم عیسائی حضرات کو دعوت دیتے ہیں کہ کامل مذہب اسلام ، نجات کا ذریعہ قرآن اور تمام دنیا کے لئے کامل نمونہ اورکامل تعلیم لے کر آنے والے حضرت محمد مصطفی ﷺ نبیوں کی پیشگوئیوں کے مصداق آ چکے جو حضرت موسیٰ کی مانند نبی صاحب شریعت اورعہد کے رسول ہیں۔ اور عیسائی عقائد کی اصلاح کے لئے پیشگوئیوں کے مطابق خدا نے حضرت مسیح ناصری کا مثیل بنا کر اسلام میں حضرت مرزا غلام احمد قادیانی علیہ السلام کو مسیح موعود بنا کر مبعوث فرما دیا ہے آپ نے خدا سے الہام پا کر اعلان کیا کہ :

(الف): ’’مسیح ابن مریم فوت ہو چکا ہے اور اس کے رنگ میں ہوکر وعدہ کے موافق تو آیا ہے‘‘۔                                                                                  (ازالہ اوہام)
(ب): ’’ مسیح جو آنے والا تھا یہی ہے چاہو تو قبول کرو ‘‘                       (فتح اسلام )
(ج) :اور فرمایا کہ:’’ مسیح کے نام پر یہ عاجز بھیجا گیا ہے تا صلیبی اعتقاد کو پاش پاش کر دیا جائے سو میں صلیب کو توڑنے اور خنزیروں کو قتل کرنے کے لئے بھیجا گیا ہوں۔    (فتح اسلام)

حضرت بانی جماعت احمدیہ مسیح موعود علیہ الصلوٰ ۃ والسلام نہ صرف قرآن و حدیث کے معیار وں کی رو سے بلکہ بائبل کے صادق ماموروں کی پہچان کے لئے بیان کردہ معیاروں کی رو سے بھی خدا کی طرف سے صادق و راستباز مامور ہیں۔ ملاحظہ ہو:
اول:۔۔۔ صادق مدعی کے دعویٰ سے پیشتر کی زندگی کا پاکیزہ اور بے عیب و مطہّر ہونا اس کے دعویٰ کی صداقت او ر حقانیت کا زبردست ثبوت ہوتا ہے جیسا کہ حضرت مسیح ناصریؑ فرماتے ہیں:’’ تم میں سے کون مجھ پر گناہ ثابت کر سکتا ہے‘‘۔         (یوحنا باب ۸ آیت ۴۶)

حضرت مسیح موعود علیہ السلام نے چیلنج کیا کہ :

’’ تم کوئی عیب ،افتراء یاجھوٹ یا دغا کا میری پہلی زندگی پر نہیں لگا سکتے‘‘۔                                                  
                                                                                         (تذکرۃ الشہادتین )
چنانچہ کوئی مخالف آپ کی پہلی زندگی پر حرف نہ لا سکا بلکہ مولوی محمد حسین بٹالوی، مولانا میرحسن صاحب سیالکوٹی، مولوی ثناء اللہ امرتسری اور مولوی سراج الدین صاحب ایڈیٹر اخبار ’’زمیندار‘‘ لاہور وغیرہ نے آپ کی پاکیزگی کی تعریف کی ہے۔
دوم:۔۔۔ جناب مسیح ناصریؑ فرماتے ہیں :’’ جو پودا میرے آسمانی باپ نے نہیں لگایا وہ جڑ سے اکھاڑا جائے گا‘‘۔                                       (متی باب ۱۵ آیت۱۳)

اگر بانی جماعت احمدیہ خدا کے صادق و راستباز مامور نہ ہوتے تو کب کے تباہ وبرباد ہو چکے ہوتے کیونکہ قرآن و حدیث سے ثابت ہے ؂


سوم:۔۔۔جو خدا تعالیٰ کی طرف سے صادق مامور مدعی ہو خداتعالیٰ ہر موقع پر اس کی تائید و نصرت اور مدد فرماتا ہے اورکامیاب کرتا ہے جیسا کہ حضرت داؤد ؑ فرماتے ہیں کہ:

’’صادق کھجور کے درخت کی مانندسرسبز ہو گا۔ وہ لبنان کے دیودار کی طرح بڑھیگا‘‘۔
                                                                           (زبور باب۹۲آیات ۱۲،۱۳)

پس حضرت مسیح موعود علیہ السلام کا ۱۸۸۹ء سے اب تک دن دگنی رات چوگنی ترقی کرنا اور دنیا کے ۱۵۳ ممالک میں لاکھوں کی تعداد میں احمدیوں کا ہو جانا اور آپ کے ماننے والوں میں یہودیوں ، عیسائیوں، ہندو ؤں ، سکھوں اور مسلمانوں کے ۷۲فرقوں میں سے نکل نکل کر نیکی ، تقویٰ اور ایمانی وعملی حالت میں قدم آگے ہی آگے بڑھانے والوں کا ہونا آپ کے دعویٰ کی صداقت کا زبردست ثبوت اور روشن نشان ہے ؂


کبھی نصرت نہیں ملتی درمولیٰ سے گندوں کو

     کبھی ضائع نہیں کرتا وہ اپنے نیک بندوں کو


چہارم:۔۔۔ آخرمیں ہم عیسائی حضرات کو انجیل کا یہ بیان سنا کر مضمون ختم کرتے ہیں:

’’ملی ایل نامی ایک فریسی نے جو شرع کا معلم اور سب لوگوں میں عزت دار تھا عدالت میں کھڑے ہو کر کہا کہ میں تم سے کہتا ہوں کہ ان آدمیوں سے کنارہ کرو اور ان سے کچھ کام نہ رکھو ایسا نہ ہو کہ خدا سے بھی لڑنے والے ٹھہرو۔ کیونکہ یہ تدبیر یا کام اگر آدمیوں کی طرف سے ہے تو آپ برباد ہو جائے گا لیکن اگر خدا کی طرف سے ہے تو تم ان لوگوں کومغلوب نہیں کر سکو گے‘‘۔

(اعمال باب ۵ آ یت ۳۴ تا ۳۹)


صاف دل کو کثرت اعجاز کی حاجت نہیں

اک نشاں کافی ہے گر دل میں ہو خوفِ کردگار

آؤ عیسائیو! ادھر آؤ! نورِ حق دیکھو راہ حق پاؤ

جس قدر خوبیاں ہیں فرقاں میں کہیں انجیل میں تو دکھلاؤ



             سید احمد علی۔ نائب ناظر اصلاح و ارشاد۔ ربوہ                              
(مطبوعہ:الفضل انٹرنیشنل ۱۳؍فروری۱۹۹۸ء تا۱۹؍فروری ۱۹۹۸ء)

Jesus Son of Mary Islamic Beliefs

Islam is a religion which requires belief in not only the Prophethood of Muhammadsaw but all the prophets of God, including Jesus (Qur'an 2:137).

The Holy book of Islam, the Quran, relates in detail the story of Jesus, including his birth, mission as a Prophet to the Israelites, and his crucifixion. Muslims believe that this story is in harmony with the Bible too. Indeed, a whole chapter in the Qur'an is named after the mother of Jesus (Chapter 19 - Maryam).

PROPHET JESUS as HAS DIED: CHRISTIANITY CONNECTION


The death of Hadhrat Jesusas in Islamic Christology is a complex and controversial subject. In some Islamic circles, the crucifixion of Hadhrat Jesusas was denied altogether. Instead, according to some Muslim scholars, Allah miraculously transformed a disciple of Hadhrat Jesusas into the physical image of Hadhrat Jesusas, and the Jews crucified the disciple, thinking him to be Hadhrat Jesusas. This concept may be called the "Substitution theory." Hadhrat Jesusas, having been saved from such suffering and death, ascended to God in Heaven.
As mentioned in the previous articles, the substitution theory and eventual physical ascension of Hadhrat Jesusas is not substantiated by the Quran and Hadith. Rather, the Quran and Hadith is clear that Hadhrat Jesusas died a natural death. However, the theory of substitution has figured prominently in Islamic tafsir literature. The purpose of this final part is to explain how the substitution theory was introduced into Islam. I will show that the belief of Hadhrat Jesusasnot being nailed to the cross and a Jesus-look-alike replacing him was introduced into Islam from the teachings of certain Gnostic Christian sects. These teachings were brought into Islam through conversion of the "People of the Book."

1. Different Versions of Substitution Story in IslamicLiterature.


The belief that someone substituted for Hadhrat Jesusas on the cross has been mentioned by various Muslim commentators of the Quran over the past centuries. Most of the traditions relating the details of the story of Hadhrat Jesusasare told on the authority of Jewish or un-named Christian converts (reference: "Towards an Islamic Christology: The Death of Jesus, Reality or Delusion" in The Muslim World vol 70, No. 2, page 96). The commentary of Tabari (d. 923 A.D) relates on the authority of Wahb (a Jewish convert) that when the Jews were seeking Hadhrat Jesusas to crucify him, God cast the likeness of Hadhrat Jesusas on seventeen disciples. The Jews threatened to kill them all, but instead took just one in the group and killed him, believing him to be Hadhrat Jesusas.
In the next stage of development of the substitution theory, one of the disciples of Hadhrat Jesusas voluntarily accepts to die on the cross for the purpose of saving his master. Such a story may have originated to avoid a major problem associated with the idea of substitution: WHY WOULD GOD FORCE AN INNOCENT PERSON TO SUFFER AND DIE TO SAVE ANOTHER? Tabari relates on the authority of Qatada: "It has been related to us that Jesus, son of Mary, the prophet of God, said to his companions, Who among you would consent to have my likeness cast upon him, and be killed? One of them answered, I would, O Prophet of God. Thus that man was killed and God protected His Prophet and took him up to Himself." A similar account is mentioned in the traditions of Ibn Ishaq. His source was an unnamed Christian convert. In this story, the person who offered to bear the likeness of Hadhrat Jesusas was not one of the twelve disciples, but a man named Sergus.
In other versions, the miracle of transforming a person into the likeness of Hadhrat Jesusas was a form of Divine punishment for that persons' persecution and betrayal of Hadhrat Jesusas. For instance, it is said that the enemies of Hadhrat Jesusas sent a man named Tityanus to kill him. However, God foiled the plan by raising Hadhrat Jesusas to Himself and miraculously causing Tityanus to resemble Hadhrat Jesusas. Tityanus was subsequently put to death on the cross by the Jews. BUT, God cast the likeness of Hadhrat Jesusas only on the man's face and not the body. Thus the people were confused as to the identity of the man killed. This is added to explain the Quranic verse 4:158 which states that those who differed concerning him followed only their conjecture. (reference, The Muslim World same issue as quoted above).
2. Origin of Substitution Theory in Islamic Thought.
The substitution of Hadhrat Jesusas on the cross for someone else has no basis in the Quran or Hadith, as mentioned earlier. This concept likely originated from the influence of Gnostic Christianity on Islam. Several Gnostic Christian sects were known to flourish from the third to the ninth centuries A.D. They were regarded as heretical by the Roman Church. These sects eventually disappeared, both as a result of persecution and gradual conversion of their followers to the fastest growing faith at the time, namely, Islam. Most of the persecution was at the hands of the Roman Church. In the 1940s, documents and writings of these sects were discovered in Egypt, and they became known as the Nag Hammadi documents. These documents are valuable in understanding Gnostic Christian theology.
It is not my purpose here to go into details of Gnosticism. Only the philosophy of docetism will be discussed here. Docetism was a prominent feature of Gnosticism, which held that matter and spirit are antagonistic; matter was considered evil, and spirit considered good and holy. Docetism proposed that Christ only "appeared" to have a real human body, and that Christ only "appeared" to suffer and die on the cross: it was either an illusion or someone else was substituted for him. This tendency to deny or at least diminish the reality of the humanity and suffering of Hadhrat Jesusas was central to the docetic view. It is believed that docetism had its roots in the difficulties some felt in the notion of the Incarnation of God in the person of Christ - it was difficult to associate a Divine-incarnate Son (spirit) with a human being (matter) subject to suffering and death (reference: "Gnosis" by Geddes MacGregor).
A reference from the Nag Hammadi documents demonstrates the docetic view of Hadhrat Jesusas. The book "Apocalypse of Peter" relates a vision of the disciple Peter. He sees Hadhrat Jesusas apparently nailed to the cross and another Jesus floating above the cross. Hadhrat Jesusas explains to Peter: "He whom you see above the tree (cross), glad and laughing, is the living Jesus. But the one whose hands and feet they drive the nails is his fleshy part, which is the substitute...one made in his likeness." (Reference: "The Laughing Savior", by John Dart, Page 107).
In summary, the death of Hadhrat Jesusas in Islamic thought has been that of controversy and debate. It is clear that belief in the ascension of Hadhrat Jesusas and death of a Jesus-look-alike did not exist in the original teachings of Islam. The existence of such speculations in the Quranic exegesis appear to have resulted from the influence of certain Gnostic Christian philosophies such as docetism.
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