The Second Coming by christinaspillmanran


									                                                 The Second Coming

   The return of Jesus, the Second Coming is not referred to in the Quran directly, but inferred. If
Jesus was caught up, and did not die, but said he would die, then he must return and die. And
when he returns, he must die, in order to be resurrected. So the background regarding the
Second Coming is contained in the Hadith, not in the Quran.
                                                       In the Hadith, Jesus comes as an enemy to
the Jews and Christians; he kills the Jews and breaks the crosses, declaring himself as a
Muslim. In the end, the Muslims along with the Muslim Jesus hunt for the Jews, who are in
hiding. Even the rocks and trees reveal where the Jews are hiding. The whole world, then
becomes Muslim, Jesus gets married and has children and dies. After his death, the Muslim
Jesus is buried near Mohammad in Medina.

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the
Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone
or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but
the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews. Book 041, Number 6985: Sahih Muslim:

   This view of a Muslim Jesus, directly contradicts the biblical view of Christ’s return and the
events surrounding it. The Bible clearly indicates teaches God’s promise to Israel and their
relationship with the Messiah, the Hebrew word for Christ. Jesus, referring to his return, said he
would not return until the Jewish nation, accepts Him as Messiah.

37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to
gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! 38 "See! Your
house is left to you desolate; 39 "for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the
name of the Lord!' " Matthew 23:37-39

        In the end the nation of Israel, believes in the Messiah, who returns in glory and power,
the nations are judged, and Israel and Jerusalem are elevated above the other nations of the
earth. The Jews are not killed, but saved by the Messiah, who returns to those who pierced him.

9 "It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 "And I will
pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on
Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for
a firstborn. Zechariah 12:9-10

   The “House of David” are Jews not Muslims. The nations come against Jerusalem a Jewish
city in the last days. In Zechariah, God is speaking first person, and refers to the nations looking
upon “Him”, who was pierced.

The prophet Isa (Jesus), son of Mary

{The Messiah, son of Mariam is but a messenger; messengers before him have indeed
passed away; and his mother was a truthful woman} (Al-Maeda: 75).

He is the Messiah Isa, son of Mary, the last Children of Israel prophets. His name is “Isa”
the “Messiah”. Also called son of Mary in relation to his mother Mary daughter of
(Imran), because he was born without a father. In Hebrew, his name is “Joshua” meaning
the savior, and in the bible he is called Jesus.
He is a servant and apostle of Allah (swt) and his word, which he communicated to the
Virgin Mary, the clean and chaste the one who guarded her chastity {and she accepted
the truth of the words of her Lord and His books, and she was of, the obedient ones}(AT-
Tahrim: 12). Her father was “Imran”, a great man and a venerable scholar of “the
children of Israel” scholars, and his wife was the mother of Mary.

Mary, her birth and the guardianship:

Imran, father of Mary, was a great man of the children of Israel. He has gotten older
along with a barren wife who did not beget a son to him. She prayed to Allah that if He
granted her a son, she would devote this son to Allah’s obedience and serve his sacred
house. Allah responded to her prayer and bestowed upon her Mary whom she called on
Allah to guard her and her chastity from Satan’s temptations {So, when she brought
forth, she said: My Lord! Surely I have brought it forth a female-- and Allah knew best
what she brought forth-- and the male is not like the female, and I have named it Mariam,
and I commend her and her offspring into Thy protection from the accursed Shaitan.}(Al-
E-Imran: 36).

Imran died and Mary was still a child. She needed some one to take care of her. When her
mother presented her to the temple’s pastors, they differed in opinion and then cast their
lots. The draw was on Zakariya who guaranteed her and took up a sanctury to her where
no one enters to except him.

The story of Zakariya was similar to Imran’s whose wife grew old and was barren. So, he
prayed to Allah to grant her a son so that she can resume the mission, whom he used to
communicate, and after he saw the miracles as he entered on Mary, and the emergence of
corruption among his people. So, Allah (swt) responded to his prayers and gave good
news to him of a boy called “Yahya” {O Zakariya! surely We give you good news of a
boy whose name shall be Yahya: We have not made before anyone his equal.}(Maryam:
7). This astonished Zakariya knowing that he is only an old man whose wife is barren
{He said: O my Lord! when shall I have a son, and my wife is barren, and I myself have
reached indeed the extreme degree of old age?}(Maryam: 8)

Zakariya, this virtuous believer, has directed Mary in a righteous worship direction. But
once as he entered the Sanctuary on her, he saw something that astonished him. He found
sustenance that he did not bring to her. Therefore, this sustenance must have come from a
certain source, as Mary indicated {So her Lord accepted her with a good acceptance and
made her grow up a good growing, and gave her into the charge of Zakariya; whenever
Zakariya entered the sanctuary to (see) her, he found with her food. He said: O Mariam!
whence comes this to you? She said: It is from Allah. Surely Allah gives to whom He
pleases without measure. }(Al-E-Imran: 37).

Mary: the worship, the gospel of a (newborn) child:

Mary was raised in the Sanctuary where she kept on worshipping until she grew up to the
age of a woman. There emerged on her the signs of piety, chastity, and purity, and angels
gave her the good news about her purity, sincerity, and that she is being the lady of the
women of the world. The angels urged Mary to devote herself assiduously to
worshipping, kneeling, prostration and obedience {And when the angels said: O Mariam!
surely Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the
world. O Mariam! keep to obedience to your Lord and humble yourself, and bow down
with those who bow.}(Al-E-Imran: 42-43).

The angels gave Mary the good news of a word. Not a word of some letters, but a fully
spirited word that represents the will of Allah (swt) in creation. The is by the Divine
Command “Be” that can turn a word into a human being called “Isa” the son of Mary
(a.s). The word messiah means the blessed or the king just as interpreters of the Holy
Koran suggest: {When the angels said: O Mariam, surely Allah gives you good news
with a Word from Him (of one) whose name is the '. Messiah, Isa son of Mariam}( .Al-E-
Imran: 45).

Mary has endowed herself as a custodian to the temple, and she worshiped Allah there in
isolation. Once, as she was as such, Gabriel (a.s), the angel, came to her in the form of a
human, so as to feel at ease with him. When she saw him she thought that he is a human
who wants to harm her, and she is chaste and pure {then We sent to her Our spirit, and
there appeared to her a well-made man.}(Maryam: 17). She started to move away fearing
he may do harm to her especially that she is in a place where there is no savior or helper.
She said {She said: "I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if
thou dost fear Allah."}(Maryam: 18). The angel replied with calm and assurance {He
said: I am only a messenger of your Lord: That I will give you a pure boy.}(Maryam: 18)

Mary was astonished and surprised with what Gabriel is saying when he gave good news
to her about the boy since she is a virgin who has not yet gotten married and who had
never gone astray. She is the chaste virgin who has never entered the realm of sins {He
said: Even so; your Lord says: It is easy to Me: and that We may make him a sign to men
and a mercy from Us, and it is a matter which has been decreed.}(Maryam: 21)

Mary conceived soon after Gabriel breathed into her. After this, imaginations started to
hover in her mind about what people might say about this. She became confused and
decided to seek isolation away from people {So she conceived him; then withdrew
herself with him to a remote place.}(Maryam: 22)

{And the throes (of childbirth) compelled her to betake herself to the trunk of a palm
tree.} She found out that this a tough situation that she cannot put up with. She raised a
call for help after she felt fear, especially that people do not realize the meaning of divine
miracles. She thought that her reputation in her society will be threatened and so will her
dignity and position {She said: Oh, would that I had died before this, and had been a
thing quite forgotten!}. Gabriel came down to calm her down and assure to her that only
Allah (swt) is the guarantor to her and her sustenance. He signaled to her to shake the
trunk of the palm tree, which had no fruits on, so that ripe dates would fall down on her,
then she would eat with good appetite and drink from a creek that was streaming
underneath her {Then (the child) called out to her from beneath her: Grieve not, surely
your Lord has made a stream to flow beneath you; And shake towards you the trunk of
the palm tree, it will drop on you fresh ripe dates: So eat and drink and refresh the eye.
Then if you see any mortal, say: Surely I have vowed a fast to the Beneficent Allah, so I
shall not speak to any man today. }(Maryam: 24-26)

Then Virgin Mary came out of her isolation after delivery. Her emergence with the
newborn was a surprise to all those who know her piety and worship. They accused her,
but she held fast to Gabriel’s instructions and kept silent. And She pointed at her newborn
child to talk to them, but their anger was heightened. But Isa (a.s.) reined in their anger
and talked to them about his mother. He absolved her from the charges they imputed on
her saying: {Surely I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a
prophet; And He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoined on me
prayer and poor-rate so long as I live; And dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me
insolent, unblessed; And peace on me on the day I was born, and on the day I die, and on
the day I am raised to life.}(Maryam: 30-33)

In this way, Isa (a.s.) introduced himself to the people who denied his mother’s state.
Despite that, there have been differences about the story of his birth {Such is Isa, son of
Marium; (this is) the saying of truth about which they dispute.} some people claimed that
he was the son of Allah or that Allah has taken him as a son in spite of the fact that Allah
is Self-sufficient, and does not need any one {It beseems not Allah that He should take to
Himself a son!} (Maryam: 35).

Isa (a.s.) confronted this opinion and called on people to worship Allah and asserted
servitude to Him {And surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serve Him;}. So
submit to Him and answer His commands and keep away from His forbidding in all
aspects of life in order to lay the foundations of the right and to walk on the straight path
{this is the right path.} (Maryam: 36).

The disciples also had doubts about Isa; they also had great differences about, who was
crucified . Was he Isa the Messiah or Yahuza (the Askhriot)? Because when Yahuza
guided them to Isa’s place, he asked the Jews to enter ahead of them and there was no
one in that place except Isa (a.s). And when Allah threw resemblance (to Isa) upon him
and raised Isa to the heavens, the Jews entered and found only one person (Yahuza),
whom Allah cast resemblance to Isa upon . They said: this is Isa, but where is our friend?
And if he were our friend, then where is Isa? So, they took him to be crucified while he
was shouting I am Yahuza, I am not Isa. But they were laughing at him while saying
“you are lying, you are Jesus (Isa)”. So, they crucified him while being in the midst of
doubt, confusion, and differences.

The Holy Koran responded to the Jews, just as it did to the Christians, and indicated the
right faith, which Muslims embrace, that is the sound judgment in the issue of crucifixion
and ransoming {And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Mariam,
the messenger of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it
appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a
doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and
they killed him not for sure. Nay! Allah took him up to Himself; and Allah is Mighty,
Wise.}(AN-Nisa: 157-158).

What is odd about the Christians is that they hold the view that Isa (a.s) was crucified
even though they believe in his divinity, in that he is a son of God!

Sacrificing for humanity:

They say that the messiah (Isa) was crucified to save the children of Adam from their sins
and misdeeds!

What is odd in this is that the People of the Book had disputes about Jesus that went in
both excessiveness and remissness. So the Jews claimed the he was an illegitimate son
because a son has to have a father and Jesus had no father so he is an illegitimate son. On
the other hand, the Christians claimed that he is son of God, because he was created from
the soul of God, and the soul of God is part of God, therefore he has to be a son of God.
Both are wrong and aberrant. And the truth is what the Holy Koran had stated that he is
an apostle sent by Allah to the children of Israel with right guidance evidences, and that
his mother is the chaste, the veracious, the pure, and the virgin who guarded her chastity
and was obedient .

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