like any human being
reply to anti-Ahmadiyya questioner
Soner Uguz, who is at the time of writing (August 2001) a staunch
opponent of the Ahmadiyya Movement in the U.S.A., posed a question
about the death of Jesus to a Website Imam at the site: www.icgt.org/AskTheImam.htm
on 26 July 2001.
We quote below the question:
As-salamualeykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu wa rizwanuh
My question to you is this: "In the Holy Qur'an 3:55 and 5:117-118
it mentions the word "Mutawwaffiyyke" which denotes death in
numerous places of the Holy Qur'an i.e. 2:234, 2:240, 3:193,
4:15, 4:97, 6:61, 7:37, 7:126, 8:50, 10:46, 10:104, 12:101,
13:40, 16:28, 16:32, 16:70, 39:42, 40:67, 40:77, 47:27 and in
another ayah 6:61 it denotes sleep. Now when this is like this
what does the word denote in ayah 3:55? Does it mean that Hadhrat
Isa(as) died? Also I read in Imam Tabarani's interpretation
of this word the idea of "Qabdh" can you prove from the Holy
Qur'an and Sunnah Saniyya the basis of the idea that Isa(as)
did not die even though the word 'Wafat" denotes death in the
verse, also prove the usage of the word Qabdh if in fact Mutawwaffiyyke
denotes this term."
I await your comments Jazakallah for taking the time to consider
my question. Wassalam
The Imam gave the following clear-cut answer:
Isa (as) died like any human being. There were some miraculous actions
taking place at his birth and saving him from the jews, but this
will not take him of the human areana and its nature. Many tafseers
of Quran are quoting information from Christian books, so one should
utilize his common sense and not to believe in everything written.
Quranic text is undebatable but any other book could be right or
Imam: A.M. Khattab
should take you to the exact place on the Question/Answer webpage
where this question and its answer are given.
Soner Uguz, posting to our Discussions
Forum as Mimar Pasha on 30 August 2001, has confirmed that he
asked this question.