Isa (Jesus, peace be upon him) was not killed or crucified


Is it true that `Isa (Jesus, peace be upon him) is still alive in the third heaven? Was he not crucified? Will he return to earth once again? Will he return as a prophet or as an ordinary person?


Isa (peace be upon him) was neither crucified nor killed, as Allah says, “…but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but it appeared so to them [the resemblance of ‘Isâ (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man)]” (Surah Al-Nisa’, 4: 157). He was raised alive to heaven, body and soul, as Allah says, “But Allâh raised him [‘Isâ (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he (peace be upon him) is in the heavens).” (Surah Al-Nisa’, 4: 158). He is going to descend at the end of time as a just ruler to break the crucifix, kill the pig, and rule according to the Shari`ah of Muhammad (peace be upon him).

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

  • Date: Muharram 8, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no. 6257-3
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-'Aziz ibn 'Abdullah ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq al-Afify , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Qa'ud