by Nadeem Qureshi (who is NOT a member of the Ahmadiyya Community).
an interesting blog: for the full article please click here:
( I invite the readers to join me in investigating the matter of death of Jesus in the light of Quran. Take a copy of Quran in Arabic or any translation you may prefer and follow the debate. Quran requests people to ponder over its message (47:24). I sincerely, knowledgebly and firmly believe and testify that there is no deity worthy of worshipping except Allah, and Muhammad(pbuh) is His last messenger. Before some zealous reader declares kufur judgement on me, remember that I testified Kalimah. Only Allah knows who is correct and perfect with his Imaan, so please do not pronounce your verdict and do not earn the wrath of Allah.
The Kalimah or Five-Pillars of Islam do not specifically recommend to believe Jesus is either alive or dead. The definition of a person having taqwa (al-muttakin) as given in various places also do not recommend to believe Jesus is alive or dead. So this factor is only secondary to your faith.
The reason for not believing in the death of Jesus is because originally Qadiani or Ahmadiyya groups propounded it. Let me assure you that I have no connection in whatsoever form with Qadiani or Ahmadiyya groups. However, if I read the Quran and try to understand it in its true spirit, I find the Quran clearly says, again and again, that Jesus is dead. If I believe Jesus is dead, all I am doing is following the teachings of the Qur’an. You can do the same, and still you will be a true Muslim by any means. It is a win-win situation. Brothers and sisters, please read the arguments and see the true teachings of Qur’an.)
Majority Muslims all over the world believe that Jesus(pbh) is alive in the Heaven. The accepted faith is Jews wanted to kill him on the cross, instead Allah raised him alive in the Heaven. This faith has been the subject of so much investigation that a consensus is difficult to reach. Those who believe and those who don’t believe come up with various evidences to justify their point of view.
This page is intended to show you plenty of evidences from Quran to prove that Jesus(pbh) is not alive — he is dead and that he was not raised alive in the Heaven. Yes, I know the evidences I will put forward will not be acceptable to most readers, although all the evidences will be from Quran. I can provide at least 25 evidences, but for ease of comprehending just five evidences may suffice. The purpose is to raise interest in the reader’s mind and let them investigate the issue in more detail.
The verse in 3:55 Allah uses a word which means death or termination of life. And the way the sentence is framed, it is evident that death will be be ahead of raising. Let us read the verse before going any further:
3:55 Behold! Allah Said: “O Jesus! I shall cause you to die (wafat) and I shall exalt you
towards me and I shall clear you of those who rejects Faith, and I am going to
make those who follow you above those who reject Faith – until the day of
Resurrection. Then unto Me is your return, so that I shall judge among you as
to in that wherein you used to differ.