They killed him not, nor crucified him
Fatwa No: 88424

  • Fatwa Date:5-8-2004 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 19, 1425
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Question

Thank you for your help with my previous questions. It has been of great help! In Christian belief, after Prophet Isa (PBUH) was 'crucified', he made a number of 'appearances' to visit his companions during the next 3 days. They claim to have sighted Prophet Isa (PBUH) with marks of the crucifixion (his hands). Then the Bible says no more.
What does Islam mention about these appearances? And how can we explain the Islamic series of events to non-Muslims? [I do understand that Allah did not allow Prophet Isa (PBUH) to be crucified].

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Allah says in His Book:" Verily, the likeness of 'Iesa (Jesus) before Allâh is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!" - and he was." (Aali Imran 3:59)

Based on this Ayah (verse) a Muslim believes that Jesus (I'sa) is a servant and a prophet of Allah. Allah has created him as He did all mankind except he had a mother but no father.

Allah says: "Verily, the likeness of 'Iesa (Jesus) before Allâh is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!" - And he was. (Aali Imran 3:59)

Allah informed us that he was not killed or crucified, but the resemblance of I'sa was put over another man, whom the Jews thought was I'sa but indeed it was not him.

Allah says: "They killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of 'Iesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts." (An-Nisa 4:157)

There is no doubt that what Allah informed us about in the truth.

Muslims believe what Allah revealed in the Qur’an and the Sunnah of His Prophet about these matters. Allah says:" Allâh's Promise is the Truth, and whose words can be truer than those of Allâh? (Of course, none)."  (An-Nisa 4:122).

A god cannot be crucified. A god does not die and is not to be buried like human beings. Any one who wants to refute the truth of Allah's sayings must produce their proof. There is no need to dispute.

Allah knows best.

 

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