Jesus, a Muslim, Was Neither Killed, nor Crucified
have seen that Jesus (pbuh) greeted his disciples like a Muslim,
by saying: “Peace be unto you”, when he appeared before them after
his so-called ‘resurrection’ (John 20:19). Muslims use the same
words to greet, (but in Arabic): Assalaamu Alaikum.
have also seen that the utterances of Jesus have been supportive
of and predicting about the rise of Muhammad (pbuh), and through
him the belief Islam and the believing nation of Muslims, to which
his followers are required to join.
John 16: 12 & 13, Jesus says:
have yet many things to say unto you,
you cannot bear them now.
when he, the spirit of truth, is come,
will guide you into all truth; ”
an earlier article, we have seen that this prophecy
by Prophet Jesus (pbuh) refers to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), whose
arrival his followers were directed to await. The many things
that Jesus would have liked to tell his followers have not been
told to them, not because Jesus did not know them, but only because
his followers were not ready to bear them at that time: “.....
but you cannot bear them now.”
Jesus (pbuh) states “you cannot bear them now”, it only
refers to his followers and does not include himself, because
he did not say: “WE cannot bear them now”.
Jesus didn't count himself among them in this matter, it means
he was ready to bear them: the guidance that the expected prophet
will bring. He was aware of them and he was ready to bear them.
But did he follow in action what he knew and was ready for? Yes.
He did much of what a Muslim would do and is expected to do. In
fact, this begins to happen even while he anticipates arrest by
the Roman rulers.
comes to know that he will be betrayed by one of his disciples,
Judas, into the hands of the Jews, who intended to kill him. Apart
from this, the other thing that makes him sorrowful is that he
was expecting to do many things that a Muslim does. He was looking
forward to the joy of doing all those things; but now his end
is staring on the face. He tells his disciples:
soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.”
one thing that he can surely do, before he is arrested, is to
pray to the Lord as a Muslim prays. So he prays like a Muslim
and does prostration (Sajda), touching his forehead to the ground:
he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed....”
(Matthew 26:39) What is his prayer to the Lord? The verse (Matthew
26:39) continues: “...saying, O my Father, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but
as you will.”
14:36 says about his prayer: “And he said, Abba, Father, all things
[are] possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless
not what I will, but what you will.”
22:42 says about Jesus’ prayer: “Saying, Father, if you be willing,
remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but your,
common thing observed from the above verses is: Jesus (peace be
upon him) prays to the Lord to save him from the anticipated persecution
at the hands of the Jews; yet not as Jesus wishes but as the
Lord wills. Do you realize what Jesus is stating at this moment?
He subdues his wishes and submits himself to the will of Allah.
In other words, Jesus declares his Islam, submission, at that
already explained in Article 1 in this series: A Muslim is
one who has submitted to the will of Allah. Islam means
submission (to the will of Allah), while it also means Peace.
Thus, by declaring his submission to the will of Allah, Jesus
declared himself to be a Muslim.
was also mentioned in Chapter 2 that Jesus (pbuh), as also the
other prophets before him, called themselves ‘Muslims’.
then, why their followers were not named as ‘Muslims’, too?
the followers of the different other prophets were also to be
called as ‘Muslims’, then there would have been confusion in distinguishing
between the true Muslims (who believe in all the prophets) and
the followers of other prophets (who believe in some prophets
and disbelieve in the rest). Belief in all the messengers of Allah
is a basic requirement to be called a Muslim. Allah tells the
Muslims in Qur'an:
Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed
unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael,
and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and
Jesus received, and that which the Prophets received from their
Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him
we have surrendered. ” (2:136)
Jesus (pbuh) practiced Islam, i.e., Submission
and he got Islam, i.e., Peace.
The Bible tells us in Luke 22:43
“ And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening
is in appreciation of his act of Submission and as an answer
to his prayers. The strength at that moment but what
he needed most desperately was solace and assurance from the
Lord that he would be saved from the arrest and wanted the
freedom to perform the things he wanted to do as a Muslim.
Jesus the Muslim (peace be upon him) had prayed in ARABIC: “Yaa
Ilaahi, Yaa Ilaahi, Lima Sabaqtanee? ”. Does the phrase sound
familiar? Yes, this is what he asked the Lord at that moment.
“O my Lord, O my Lord, Why have you advanced me (in my
he wished to do important things which a Muslim must do while
he is still alive, the threatened end troubles him. So his prayer:
“ O my Lord, O my Lord, Why have you ADVANCED ME? ”
not understood what he said, but actually having misunderstood
what he said, the writers of the Gospel shifted these words into
a situation where it fitted according to their understanding and
scheme. The prayer has thus been misunderstood and then quoted
out of context.
did not utter such words at the cross, where he was never taken.
They say that Jesus said: "Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachtani? That
is to say: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
above statement attributed to Jesus is totally wrong, because:
God will never forsake His messenger.
Jesus, who submits himself to the will of the Lord,
will never utter such a
refer to the three verses quoted above: Matthew 26:39, Mark 14:36
and Luke 22:42)
prayer of Jesus (pbuh) did not go unanswered, but was answered
through the angel, which appeared, in order to strengthen him.
Luke 22:43: “ And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven,
message did the angel carry from the Lord, in reply to Jesus’
question: “ O my Lord, O my Lord, Why have you advanced me? ”
us turn to Qur'an, 3:55:
“When Allah said: O Jesus! I will complete you(r term)
and cause you to ascend unto Me
and cleanse you of those who disbelieve...”
Allah assures that Jesus will be saved from the Jews and that
his term and what is destined for him is guaranteed for him and
that Allah will cause Jesus to ascend unto Him. The Bible agrees
that Jesus ascended unto heaven (Luke 24:51), but the main dispute
is about what happened in between: the alleged crucifixion, death
and resurrection of Jesus (pbuh).
Allah says in Qur'an that they neither killed him nor crucified
him, but it was made to appear so unto them. In many places in
Qur'an, it has been mentioned that Jews used to kill the prophets
unjustly. But in the case of Jesus (pbuh) it vehemently denies
that they killed him or that they crucified him. This is because
Qur'an will not contain anything except truth.
Surah 4, Verses 157 & 158:
“and their saying : we killed Christ Jesus, son of Mary, The messenger
of Allah - but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but it
was made to appear to them so; and those who disagree concerning
it are full of doubts; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit
of a conjecture;
For surely they killed him not; but Allah took him up unto Himself;
is ever mighty, wise.”
the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), we get a more detailed
account. The Muslim belief is that Allah changed the face of the
person who betrayed Jesus, showing to the rulers the place where
he was hiding, into a face resembling Jesus. So, they crucified
that betrayer instead of Jesus.
us now do a deeper study of the above verses of Qur'an, so that
we may be rightly guided into the truth. Allah says in Qur'an not
only that Jesus was not killed, but also that he was not crucified,
either. Those who do not accept the truth or those who accept
only a part of the truth will never get at the truth.
those who wish to prove that Jesus was crucified, but
did not die at the cross; and
those who believe that Jesus was crucified and killed at
equally failed to convince and provide clear-cut answers to the
many points that beg a solution.
Allah has said: “......and those who disagree
concerning it are full of doubts.”
who disagree that he was neither killed nor crucified, are full
before proceeding with our study, let us not disagree and let
us not be in doubt any more. But let us fully believe in what
Allah, The Exalted, says, so that we may be correctly guided.
Allah says to Muhammad (pbuh), about Qur'an: “And We sent
down the Book to you for the express purpose, that you should
make clear to them those things in which they differ, and that
it should be a guide and a mercy to those who believe.” (Qur'an
has said three things about the alleged crucifixion of Jesus:
They didn't kill him.
They didn't crucify him.
But it was made to appear to them so.
the case of an affirmative sentence, like: “They killed him” ,
there is no doubt. Everything is clear. 1. The Offender
2. The Offence 3. The Offended. But once the word
“NOT” comes in and makes it a negative sentence, like: “They DID
NOT kill him”, there is a possibility to vary the meaning in three
ways by shifting the stress alternatingly on the rest of the three
“They did not kill him” would mean that somebody else killed
“They did not kill him” in this context would mean that
they just tortured him but did not kill him.
“They did not kill him” would mean that they killed somebody
should remember that Qur'an is not denying the events wholesale
by saying: “No. Nothing happened. Nobody did anything to anybody.”
It is not saying so. Therefore, let us study further and consider
for elimination, two out of the three possible variations of the
sentence “They did not kill him” mentioned above.
is no doubt as to The Offender. The Jews themselves claim
to have done the deed and we all know of their complicity. Now
the doubt remains about Two Things: The Offence and The
Offended. About the second possibility that “They did not
kill him” would mean that they crucified him but he escaped
death, Allah denies that too. The next part of the verse eliminates
that possibility by saying: They did not crucify him. Having
eliminated the first two possibilities, only the third one survives:
“They did not kill him.” Yes, it was not him that
they crucified and killed, but someone else. So, let us write
that part of the verse, by putting the stress on the right word:
did not kill him;
did not crucify him;
it was made to appear to them so.
It was made to appear to them
that they crucified Jesus and killed him. They did
not kill nor crucified Jesus (pbuh).
fully believed in Allah’s words, let us now move on to find evidence
of the truth in The Bible in support of it.
First of all, while Jesus was awaiting arrest by the soldiers,
what he tells his disciples is that
“sleep on now, and take rest: it is enough, the hour is come;
behold, the son of man is betrayed into the hands of the
sinners.” (Mark 14:41)
“the son of man is betrayed to be crucified” (Matthew 26:2)
never said he will be crucified, but only reveals the intention
with which he will be betrayed: “betrayed to be crucified”.
Jesus says in Matthew 26:24: “The son of man goes as it
is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the son of man
is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been
About himself, Jesus (pbuh) says: “The son of man goes
as it is written of him ” ; goes and not dies.
About the betrayer he says: “it had been good for that man
if he had not been born”, a nice way of wishing death for
after this curse by the messenger of Allah, is there a way that
the betrayer will continue to live ? Thus, in the above verse,
it has been determined as to who is destined to go and
who is destined to die.
The betrayer Judas comes in to identify Jesus, when it is dark,
along with a large number of soldiers , carrying lanterns, torches
and weapons. The stage is perfect for the change of form of the
betrayer and the betrayed, as more confusion follows: From Mark
14:44, Matthew 26:48 and Luke 22:47, which are quoted below, it
is proved that Judas drew near unto Jesus to kiss him, so as to
14:44 : And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying,
whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead [him]
26:48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, whomsoever
I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
22:47: And while he yet spoke, behold a multitude, and he that
was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew
near unto Jesus to kiss him.
John 18:3 to 18:6 which is mentioned below, we come to know of
another enabling factor:
Judas, having received a band of men and officers from the chief
priests, comes inside with lanterns and torches and weapons.
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should happen to him,
went forth, and said unto them, whom do you seek?
They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus says unto them, I
am [he]. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
As soon as he had said unto them, I am [he], they went backward,
and fell to the ground.
verse 6 above, we notice one strange thing: as soon as Jesus identifies
himself, “I am (he)”, the great crowd that had come in falls to
the ground. As Judas stood near Jesus (after kissing him) and
as the crowd fell to the ground along with the lanterns they brought,
the situation was perfect for the exchange of faces, so that those
who came to arrest him do not notice it. Then the soldiers, who
came to arrest Jesus, take away Judas instead, while Jesus escapes
along with his other disciples, who all fled the scene.
14:50: And they all forsook him, and fled.
readers of Bible normally take it to mean that the disciples forsook
Jesus and fled. It is shameful to think that all the disciples
of Jesus forsook him at the most crucial hour of his life. Qur'an
testifies that the disciples expressed their belief and loyalty:
But when Jesus sensed disbelief from them, he said: Who will be
my helpers in the cause of Allah? The disciples said: We will
be Allah’s helpers. We believe in Allah, and bear you witness
that we have surrendered (unto Him). ” (3:52)
it was Judas whom the disciples rightly forsook and all of them
fled with Jesus.)
Now Judas is caught in an unbelievable situation, which nobody
else would have experienced. Even if he tells the truth, nobody
will believe it, but only think him to be Jesus trying to escape
death. So it is better for him that he endures whatever happens.
Some verses from the Bible are quoted below, to show how Judas
behaves at the trials at the high priest's place. Whenever you
encounter below the name Jesus, in the biblical verses, you have
to take it as Judas, so that you may understand what the people
on the scene and people in the past 2000 years have failed to
18:19 to 18:23
“ The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and
of his teaching.
Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I always taught
in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews always meet;
and in secret have I said nothing.
Why ask you me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto
them: behold, they know what I said.
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by
struck Jesus with the palm of his hand (or with a rod), saying,
Answer you the high priest so?
Jesus answered him, if I have spoken evil, bear witness of the
evil: but if well, why smite you me? ”
the betrayer-in-a-dilemma Judas speaks evasively. He cannot preach
what Jesus used to preach in the temple and in the synagogue.
He neither has the authority nor the ability to repeat what Jesus
used to preach. Anyway, he certainly cannot answer them if they
question him further in religious matters. Had it really been
Jesus, he would not have missed the opportunity to tell the priests
of his teachings. But here, Judas evades the issue by saying:
“I always spoke openly; I said nothing in secret; Ask them which
heard me; they know what I said; If I spoke well, why you smite
“And the high priest stood up, and said unto him, Answer you nothing?
What is it, which these witness against you?
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said unto him, I
adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are
the Christ, the Son of God.”
some false witnesses testify against Jesus (Judas), the high priest
begs Judas for an answer. But Judas remains quite. Then what the
priest presses Judas to answer is not whether he is guilty or
not but “I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether
you are the Christ”.
the main question raking their brains is whether this person really
“Jesus said unto him, You have said: nevertheless I say unto you,
Henceforth you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand
of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
does not say “I am Jesus”, but lets the priest take as true what
he thinks, by saying: “You have said” and then continues “Henceforth
you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power”
instead of speaking in the first person “henceforth I shall sit
at the right hand of Power.”
they condemn him to death by holding him guilty of blasphemy.
One more thing you must note now is that in this session, the
process of disfiguring Judas’ face has slowly begun.
Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some smote
him with the palms of their hands (or rods). This is quoted also
in Luke 22:64.
Peter, who apparently witnessed what happened at the time of arrest,
follows Judas to the priest's hall, so as to see what happens
to Judas. The priest's servants come and question Peter three
times whether he is a disciple of that person, (deeming Judas
to be Jesus), but he, naturally, denies all the three times, as
predicted by Jesus. Peter who was very loyal to Jesus and had
told Jesus (in Matthew 26:35) “Even if I must die with you, [yet]
will I not deny thee.” had to deny the person thrice because he
cannot affirm to be the disciple of Judas, whom they deem to be
Another account of the second session with the priests that took
place on the day after the arrest, is given in Luke 22:66 to 68
: And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the
chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into
their council, saying,
Are you the Christ? Tell us. And he said unto them, if I tell
you, you will not believe:
And if I also ask [you], you will not answer me, nor let [me]
they want to know if he is Jesus. And he tells them: If I tell
you (that I am Judas), you will not believe. And if I ask you
(what happened to Jesus), you will not answer me, nor let me go.
In the trial that takes place before the governor Pilate, again
the dominant question is: Are you the Christ? And most of the
time Judas says: YOU say it. (That is YOUR statement, NOT MINE.)
On other occasions, he remains silent like a stone. Please refer
Luke 23:3, Mark 15:2, Mark 15:5, Matthew 27:11, Matthew 27:12.
Jesus is brought for trial before another official Herod:
23:8 and Luke 23:9:
And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous
to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things
of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him
Herod, he has been longing to witness some of the miracles that
he had heard Jesus performing. But can Judas perform those miracles?
On the other hand, he avoids talking straight to even somebody
who is sympathetic and glad to see him, because he is not what
Herod deems him to be: he is not Jesus.
By talking evasively and at times refusing to talk, Judas somehow
managed to avoid being found guilty by the Governor and other
officials. But the Jews do not wish to lose face by retreating
from the actions already taken to have Jesus killed. Hence, upon
their stubborn insistence, he is condemned to be crucified. Before
they take him to the cross, more injury is done to him:
15:19: And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit
27:30: And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him
on the head.
note that after first injuring his FACE, now it is the turn of
his HEAD to be injured. Judas is killed at the cross and later
on buried. John does not add dramatic words to this scene of crucifixion,
but quotes what could be reasonable words from the betrayer, while
“ I thirst! ” (John 19:28)
“ It is finished! ” ... and he bowed his head, and gave up the
ghost. (John 19:30)
the “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit ” kind of stuff!
See Luke 23:46).
The Bible records that Mary (pbuh), Jesus’ (pbuh) mother, was
a witness to the crucifixion.
19:25 “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother.... ”
the Bible records the reaction of every bystander and passer-by,
it fails to mention the reaction of Mary (pbuh) the mother of
Jesus, because there was no reaction from her worth mentioning.
Since she knew that the person on the cross was not Jesus, she
stood by the cross and just watched the punishment meted out to
the betrayer of Jesus. Had the person on the cross really been
Jesus, she would have reacted hysterically. Because it was she
who bore Jesus with difficulty and delivered him with pains. No
mother will be a mute spectator to such an event.
records the labour pains of Mary, while she delivered Jesus:
And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm
tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died before this and had
become a thing forgotten.” (19:23)
The Bible says that Jesus addressed his mother from the cross
as “ Woman! ” (John 19:26). No mean person will address his mother
as “Woman! ”. It is only because the person on the cross was Judas
and not Jesus (pbuh) that he addresses Mary as “ Women! ” Qur'an
testifies that Jesus was kind to his mother and said from his
cradle: “ And (God has made me) dutiful toward her who bore me,
and has not made me arrogant, unblest. ” (19: 32)
And where is Jesus (pbuh) when all this happens. Jesus had predicted,
in Matthew 12:40
as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale;
so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the
heart of the earth.”
you know which is the heart of the earth? Before thinking further,
let us consider what is the function of a heart.
draws blood from other parts of the body for purification and
again sends it back to all the parts. Right? Can you think of
a place on the earth, which draws people from all parts of the
earth and sends them back, too, after purifying them? And that
too at a regular interval, just like the heart?
you guessed it right: it is Mecca.
is the belief of Muslims that all the prophets wished to be a
follower of Muhammad, in preference to be born as a prophet. Only
Jesus was granted the wish. Jesus is expected to descend on the
earth again, supported by two angels, during the reign of the
expected guided leader Mahdee. Jesus (pbuh) will live as one of
the followers of Muhammad (pbuh) and follow the Shariah (laws)
brought by Muhammad. Jesus (peace be upon him) knew that he would
live as a Muslim when he comes back to the earth. But he could
not wait, as we now know, not less than twenty centuries to relish
this. So, when he knows that his days in the earth are not many,
he formally submits himself to the Lord, starts to pray in Arabic,
does prostration and now goes on a pilgrimage to Mecca. (This
may not be the first time Jesus is praying like a Muslim. Qur'an
records what Jesus spoke from his cradle: “And (God) has made
me blessed wheresoever I may be, and has enjoined upon me prayer
and almsgiving so long as I remain alive.” (19: 31).
he had prayed to the Lord for the Muslims, in the following
17:20 & 21: 21.
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall
believe on me through their word;
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I
in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may
believe that thou hast sent me).
as predicted, he was in the heart of the earth for three days
and three nights.
THE JEWS IN A DILEMMA:
let us imagine the restlessness of the Jews after the soldiers
brought Judas, thinking him to be Jesus. While, according to them,
Jesus is in their custody, what happened to their man, Judas?
Why did he not turn up to win accolades from them, for the great
betrayal he committed, in order to please them. This must have
greatly disturbed them. Anyway, where is Judas?
answer to this was provided to them by the other disciple, who
was known to the high priest, and made possible the entry of Peter
into the palace.
18:15 : And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and [so did] another disciple:
that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with
Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
18:16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that
other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake
unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.”
other disciple sounded the high priest of what happened at the
time of arrest, but since it is an unbelievable event for everyone,
they wanted to elicit information from Judas and, hence, kept
on enquiring Judas, whether he is really Christ. On the basis
of the information provided by the other disciple, the high priest’s
people tried thrice to rope in Peter for enquiry, by sending female
servants to talk to him, but he craftily refused to yield. The
Jews were in a terrible dilemma.
Now they have to kill a person who co-operated with them against
The fellow is not even trying to save himself, being unable to
overcome the humiliation wrought on him by the Lord.
If they disclose the truth and spare Judas, they have to bear
the shame of having failed to kill Jesus. So they decided to kill
Judas and claimed to have killed Jesus.
they face another problem: How to account for the missing Judas.
So, their soldiers removed Judas’ body from the grave, while everybody
was observing the Sabbath - (the compulsory religious holiday
on Saturdays.) Then they disfigure the face more, because that
is the only thing that has the resemblance of Jesus. After this
is done, he is now perfectly Judas. To account for the injury
to the face and the head, they spread the news that is reported
in Acts 1:18:
1:18 Now this man obtained a field with the reward of his iniquity;
and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his
bowels gushed out.”
it not enough that they have disfigured his head and face? What
is the necessity to cut open his stomach and spread the news that:
“ he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.”
So that, because of the nasty stench it would produce, nobody
can come near the body and notice or find out the minor injuries
that Judas suffered at the cross.
The cause of death should be very apparent from a distance, in
order to avoid a close scrutiny by curious people.
fact that all this was done by the Jews, by bribing the watchmen
or the soldiers, is recorded in Matthew 28:11 to 28:15
28:11: Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came
into the city, and informed unto the chief priests all the things
that were done.
And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel,
they gave large money unto the soldiers,
Saying, Say you, His disciples came by night, and stole him [away]
while we slept.
And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him,
and secure you
So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this
saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.”
to make it appear that it was really Jesus whom they arrested
and to make the people believe that Judas was roaming freely after
the arrest took place, they spread the lie that he came to the
temple and threw back the silver coins he received as bribe from
them: “Matthew 27:5: And he cast down the pieces of silver in
the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.” That this
verse is a total lie is borne by the fact that the other accounts
talk of Judas falling headlong and his bowels gushing out. (Acts
In respect of the later events:
at the grave where they buried Judas and
where Jesus meets his disciples, etc.
find a lot of difference in the narration of Luke, John, Matthew
and Mark, just as in respect of the earlier events. It is a waste
of time counting and comparing the different and conflicting details.
Hence, only those details that are important in view of the truth
revealed above are mentioned.
a) When Mary Magdalene goes to the grave; she finds that the stone
covering the grave of Judas is already removed.
16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the
stone from the door of the sepulchre?
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away:
for it was very great.
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting
on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were
to be noted in the above verses: 1. The heavy stone was already
rolled away by the soldiers of the governor. 2. People perform
the pilgrimage rites in Mecca wearing white clothing.
Mary Magdalene sees two angels in white sitting. (John 20:12)
Just as the Muslims believe that The Almighty will provide two
angels for Jesus’ descent from heaven, when he comes again, similarly
these two angels have made possible his pilgrimage to Mecca.
Luke 24:4 & 24:5
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold,
two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down [their] faces to the earth,
they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
two men in shining garments are angels, who refer Jesus as the
living, and not as the resurrected.
John 20:14: “And when she had thus said, she turned herself back,
and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?
She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him,” etc.
to be noted: She saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was
Jesus, because she supposed him to be the gardener. She could
not recognize Jesus, because of the changed face and deemed him
to be the gardener because of the simple cloths worn while performing
pilgrimage rites. Moreover, he would have had a shaven head, another
rite of the pilgrimage.
John 20:17 “Jesus saith unto her, touch me not; for I am not yet
ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them,
I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and [to] my God, and
to be noted:
Jesus tells her “Touch me not”.
when Jesus meets his disciples later, he asks them to touch him
and handle him, but here he forbids her. The reason: As a good
Muslim, he avoids being touched by the lady.
Jesus says: " I am not yet ascended to my Father: "
means he knew that he was supposed to ascend only, as the Almighty
had already informed him through the angel. His statement shows
that he did not expect himself to die, nor resurrect, but only
The same day evening, Jesus appears before his disciples and says:
“Peace be unto you”, (i.e., Assalaamu Alaikum,) as a Muslim. .
Luke 24:13 to 24:24 is quoted below. In this event, two disciples
walking together while going to a village, are joined by Jesus.
Jesus enquires them as to what they are talking and why they are
sad. They narrate the whole story from being condemned to death
to the vision of angels at the sepulchre. If it were Jesus who
suffered all that, then he would not pretend ignorance and listen
again to all that which he himself has suffered, as they think.
Only because he was absent and went on the pilgrimage to Mecca,
he did not know of what happened in his absence and, hence, he
is enquiring and listening to the whole story.
24:13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village
called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem [about] threescore furlongs.
And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
And it came to pass, that, while they communed [together] and
reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
And he said unto them, What manner of communications [are] these
that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto
him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known
the things which are come to pass there in these days?
And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning
Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people: 24:20 And how the chief priests
and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have
But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed
Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these
things were done.
Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished,
which were early at the sepulcher;
And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they
had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulcher,
and found [it] even so as the women had said: but him they saw
is another proof that it was Judas who suffered death at the cross.
Back in Jerusalem, Jesus has another session with the eleven disciples:
“Luke 24:36: And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the
midst of them, and says unto them, Peace [be] unto you.
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they
had seen a spirit.” Having seen the dead body of Judas, they were
now 100 % sure of his death. Hence, when Jesus appears there with
Judas’ face, they are terrified and affrighted and supposed that
they had seen a spirit.
Luke 24:38: “And he said unto them, Why are you troubled? and
why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and
see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them [his] hands and [his]
repeats similarly in 20:20 :
20:20: “And when he had so said, he shewed unto them [his] hands
and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the
the above, we can understand fully well, that Jesus’ face is not
the identity of the person, at that moment, because it looked
like Judas’. Hence, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I
myself” and “when they saw his hands and his sides they were glad
they saw the Lord ”
Luke 24:41 “ And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered,
he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.”
is the only thing that a Muslim can obtain from anyone and eat.
The meat of other (permitted) animals and birds should be properly
slaughtered in the manner taught by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and
by mentioning the name of Allah over it, while slaughtering. Hence,
the other meat cannot be obtained from everybody.
John 20:30 “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence
of his disciples, which are not written in this book.”
important of which should be: restoration of his face, as it
Bible does provide a clue that Jesus' face was restored to its
original appearance, before his ascension unto heaven.
the verse of John 21:12, which is in the context of the events
just before his ascension, it is written:
Jesus saith unto them, Come [and] dine. And none of the disciples
durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.”
This time, there is no need to see his hands and his feet to know
that it is Jesus.
it is time to thank the Almighty for opening our eyes to the truth,
by accepting Islam. We now know for certain that:
There is no God except Allah; and
Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a slave and a messenger of Allah
and the last of the prophets, whom all the people have to follow.
This has been foretold in The Bible.
Idols and graven images are forbidden.
Allah sent messengers to all nations.
Jesus (peace be upon him) too is a slave and a messenger of Allah,
but sent only for (the lost sheep of) the house of Israel.
Jesus is a creation of Allah; he is not His son and has no portion
whatsoever in His Sovereignty.
Jesus was not killed, nor crucified. It was his betrayer who was
killed on the cross.
next time you see a cross, you would know that it is not a sign
that relates to Jesus, but something that denotes the punishment
his betrayer deserved and got.
But..., should we have a memorial to commemorate the betrayer
of a mighty messenger of Allah ?
Qur’an: 5: 83 to 86.
83. When they listen to that which has been revealed unto the messenger,
you see their eyes overflow with tears because of their recognition
of the truth. They say: Our Lord, we believe; write us down as
among the witnesses.
84. How should we not believe in Allah and that which has come unto
us of the truth and we hope that our Lord will admit us to the
company of the righteous folk.
85. Allah has rewarded them for what they said: Gardens underneath
which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever. That is the
reward of the good people.
86. But those who disbelieve and deny Our signs, they shall be companions