The raising of 'Eesaa (Jesus) for the dead
Fatwa No: 91386


Did 'Eesaa (Jesus), may Allaah exalt his mention, raise thirty five dead people at different periods throughout his life?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.


It is confirmed by revelation that among the miracles of 'Eesaa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention is that he raised the dead with Allaah's permission. Allaah considered this miracle among the miracles with which he blessed 'Eesaa (Jesus)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention. Allaah Says (what means): {…and you healed the blind [from birth] and the leper with My Permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My Permission.}[Quran 5:110]. However, we have not come across any source [after investigation] which suggests that he raised thirty five dead people. Nonetheless, Imaam As-Sayooti, Al-Baghawi and Al-Qurtubi may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them mentioned in their interpretation of the Quran that he raised four people from the dead.    

Allaah Knows best.

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