Another Empty Grave for Jesus?

Christians are commemorating the passion of Jesus Christ. After all, without it culminating into his death and followed by resurrection three days later, our redemption would have been impossible. While our focus is on this momentous occasion, it is imperative that we do not forget to engage those who have different beliefs surrounding this Easter season.

Muslims believe that Jesus Christ was never crucified or died because Allah would not let his prophets suffer even though the Qur’an mentions at least three times how some of Allah’s messengers were slain. If one asks Muslims to provide the names of those slain, they wouldn’t. The Hadith also shows how Prophet Muhammad died an agonizing death, which spanned four years. (I discussed Muhammad’s death and also how Jesus Christ couldn’t be the same Jesus, Isa, Muslims refer to in an earlier post.)

They believe that Jesus is yet to die. The Hadith has references to how he is coming back to be married, have children, die and be buried according to Islamic customs. Muslims tell me to forget about the empty tomb in Jerusalem that Christians claim Jesus Christ vacated more than 2000 years ago. There is an empty grave next to Prophet Muhammad’s tomb, and it has been empty for about 1380 years and it does not belong to an Arab Muslim. Sunan Al-Tirmidhi states “Jesus, son of Mary, will be buried along with him [Muhammad]. …a place for a grave had remained in the house [a building that houses Muhammad’s tomb].”

Samuel Zwemer, the pioneer of Christian missionary work to the Arab world wrote, “The place of his [Jesus] future grave is already marked out between the graves of Omar, the caliph, and Fatuma, Mohammed’s daughter.” (Samuel Zwemer, Moslem World 1907 (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, 2003), 66.) Why it took the all-knowing Allah 600 years to refute the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a question we should ask Muslims. Also, why Allah took his time and did not consider the highly publicized death and resurrection of Jesus Christ a problem at least through the first 12 years since the advent of Islam, and only turned in opposition when Muhammad moved to Medina, is another issue we should take up with Muslims.

  • SW

    Islam !!!

    22:78

    وَجَـٰهِدُواْ فِى ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِۦ‌ۚ هُوَ ٱجۡتَبَٮٰكُمۡ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ فِى ٱلدِّينِ مِنۡ حَرَجٍ۬‌ۚ مِّلَّةَ أَبِيكُمۡ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ‌ۚ هُوَ سَمَّٮٰكُمُ ٱلۡمُسۡلِمِينَ مِن قَبۡلُ وَفِى هَـٰذَا لِيَكُونَ ٱلرَّسُولُ شَهِيدًا عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَتَكُونُواْ شُہَدَآءَ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ‌ۚ فَأَقِيمُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُواْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَٱعۡتَصِمُواْ بِٱللَّهِ هُوَ مَوۡلَٮٰكُمۡ‌ۖ فَنِعۡمَ ٱلۡمَوۡلَىٰ وَنِعۡمَ ٱلنَّصِيرُ

    [22:78] And strive hard in (the way of) Allah, (such) a striving a is due to Him; He has chosen you and has not laid upon you an hardship in religion; the faith of your father Ibrahim; He named you…. MUSLIMS…… before and in this, that the Apostle may be a bearer of witness to you, and you may be bearers of witness to the people; therefore keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and hold fast by Allah; He is your Guardian; how excellent the Guardian and how excellent the Helper!

    • http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com Hussein

      This is interesting. How many times do you pray a day?

      • SW

        4 to five times… and you?

        Madhab…what was the Mazdhab of Prophet Muhammad S and Sahaba r. ?????

        • http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com Hussein

          I pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

          How can you call yourself a Muslim and pray “4 to five times” a day? Please give me a direct answer. Thank you.

          • SW

            lol…I f you mean praying generally…I keep praying all the time brother. All Muslims keep their mental link with Allah. He is close to us as Jugular vein..
            Why do people need foreign references…to prove their Muslim-Hood!…
            Tell me about your mazhab too…and questioning others…you certainly aren’t a Muslim either…only a prejudice!

          • http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com Hussein

            I am not a Muslim.

            Back to the question. How many times do you pray a day? 4 or 5?

  • SW

    The Quran gives a great respect to Jesus a.s and his Mother Maryiam a.s. But Quran does NOT support his second-coming at all. So there’s not need to be doubtful the fact that he might had had died later sometimes…after the incident of crucifixion..and so-called resurrection.
    There’s no need for the grave..! :)

    • http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com Hussein

      SW,

      You claim the “Quran does NOT support his second-coming at all.

      You are probably Ahmadiyya. Orthodox Muslims don’t hold your view. What do you make of Suratul Al-Zukhruf? It is chapter 43 of the Qur’an. Verse 61 reads, “And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.”

      There are also Hadith references about Jesus of Islam’s second coming.

      • SW

        وَإِنَّهُ ۥ لَعِلۡمٌ۬ لِّلسَّاعَةِ فَلَا تَمۡتَرُنَّ بِہَا وَٱتَّبِعُونِ‌ۚ هَـٰذَا صِرَٲطٌ۬ مُّسۡتَقِيمٌ۬
        Brother I’m follower of any new Nabi in the name of Jesus a.s. because I strongly believe that the Quran doesn’t mention any typr of second-coming at all.
        Red the above ayat carefully it is 43:61 …and Innahu is referred to the Quran…and Illmul s’ate means the knowledge of hour
        The same term is used in the foolowing Ayat of the same surah Zakharaf
        43:85 وَتَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى لَهُ ۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَا وَعِندَهُ ۥ عِلۡمُ ٱلسَّاعَةِ وَإِلَيۡهِ تُرۡجَعُونَ
        Read it’s meanings too where ever you can find the word by word translation.for عِلۡمُ ٱلسَّاعَةِ
        and
        Read the Surah from the start to understand the th objective of the Surah…
        It is about the Quran…and the prophet Muhammad S is told about the truth in it…and is being assured that he is on the right path…The Surah gives exaples of different prophets to strengthen the argument….that….every prophet is humiliated by the people so don’t worry and follow the right path.
        Muslims who are preferring Hadith over Quran…keeps in their mind the second-coming of Jesus a.s and translate it differently .
        You believe in Jesus a.s death or life….there’s NO News of his return again in Quran…IN FACT ..this concept contradict several Ayaat of the Quran…
        One of the main example I would like to refer to…is ..
        5:116…to 5: 119
        There’s a Hadith in this reference too…
        In which Muhammad S says that when on the day of Judgment I will be asked about the turning away of my people ..I will answer in the same way …Jesus a.s replied..
        That he was aware of them only when he was living amongst them…and he left the world…he was not reponsible for what they did…
        He admits his ABSENCE..in the world fsince his first coming…TO…the day of Judgment..
        Which confirmes he will never return…

        • SW

          EDITED POST: (some corrections were necessary..I apologize! )

          43:61

          وَإِنَّهُ ۥ لَعِلۡمٌ۬ لِّلسَّاعَةِ فَلَا تَمۡتَرُنَّ بِہَا وَٱتَّبِعُونِ‌ۚ هَـٰذَا صِرَٲطٌ۬ مُّسۡتَقِيمٌ۬

          Brother I’m NOT the follower of any new Nabi in the name of Jesus a.s. because I strongly believe that the Quran doesn’t mention any type of second-coming at all.

          Read the above ayat carefully it is 43:61 …and Innahu is referred to the Quran…and Illmul s’ate means the knowledge of hour

          The same term is used in the foolowing Ayat of the same surah Zakharaf

          43:85 وَتَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى لَهُ ۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَا وَعِندَهُ ۥ عِلۡمُ ٱلسَّاعَةِ وَإِلَيۡهِ تُرۡجَعُونَ

          Read it’s meanings too where ever you can find the word by word translation.for عِلۡمُ ٱلسَّاعَةِ

          and

          Read the Surah from the start to understand the th objective of the Surah…
          It is about the Quran…and the prophet Muhammad S is told about the truth in it…and is being assured that he is on the right path…The Surah gives examples of different prophets to strengthen the argument….that….every prophet is humiliated by the people so don’t worry and follow the right path.

          Muslims who are preferring Hadith over Quran…keeps in their mind the second-coming of Jesus a.s and translate it differently …including Ahmadis

          You believe in Jesus a.s death or life….there’s NO News of his return again in Quran…IN FACT ..this concept contradict several Ayaat of the Quran…
          One of the main example I would like to refer to…is ..

          5:116…to 5: 119

          There’s a Hadith in this reference too…
          In which Muhammad S says that when on the day of Judgment I will be asked about the turning away of my people ..I will answer in the same way …Jesus a.s replied..meaning…
          That he was aware of them only when he was living amongst them…and he left the world…he was not reponsible for what they did…
          He admits his ABSENCE..in the world since his first coming…TO…the day of Judgment..

          Which confirmes he will never return…!!!

          • http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com Hussein

            What madhhab do you subscribe to?

  • nelson

    mohammed is d greatest liar d world will ever still know.the quaran said he went on raids so that made him a thife among his people.i cnt neva belife a thife like prophet mohammed.

  • Chris Overton

    “Also, why Allah took his time and did not consider the highly publicized death and resurrection of Jesus Christ a problem at least through the first 12 years since the advent of Islam, and only turned in opposition when Muhammad moved to Medina, is another issue we should take up with Muslims.”

    Do some research. Jesus’s death and resurrection was not highly publicized. In fact, no one knew of it until the Apostles preached it. Christianity is full of false information.

    • http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com Hussein

      In fact, no one knew of it until the Apostles preached it.”
      How did the research you are referring to come to its conclusion? There is plenty of evidence in the Gospel of Jesus death and resurrection. I have no doubt he died and resurrected. Are you a Muslim trying to defend Islam? You probably can’t rebut what I have written hence attempt to distract us from the issue at hand.

  • Niaz Alam

    ” Why it took the all-knowing Allah 600 years to refute the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a question we should ask Muslims. ”

    600 years? Do you know your history? The Qur’an was revealed 600 yrs after the Bible. It was revealed because the Bible was being manipulated by numbers of authors! Am I wrong? Christianity ended up having numbers of denominations and people joining a group based on what they prefered and not on God’s commands. You Christians can’t even agree on the divinity of Jesus, the role of Mary, the so-called Trinity. You guys have Seven Day Adventists, Prodistants, Catholics, Roman Catholics, Evangelical, Orthodox, Quakers etc… [Please excuse my spelling]
    Reform after reform.

    “Also, why Allah took his time and did not consider the highly publicized death and resurrection of Jesus Christ a problem at least through the first 12 years since the advent of Islam, and only turned in opposition when Muhammad moved to Medina,…”

    Simply because Allah does what Allah wants. Simple as that. And Jesus’ death and resurrection were NOT the only problems, but MOST of the Bible. Mr. Author, honestly, how many changes do you believe has touched the Bible since the times of Jesus Christ?
    May Peace Be With You, Mr. Author.

    • http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com Hussein

      Niaz:

      600 years? Do you know your history? The Qur’an was revealed 600 yrs after the Bible. It was revealed because the Bible was being manipulated by numbers of authors! Am I wrong?

      You don’t know your history of Islam. Where is your evidence ” the Bible was being manipulated by numbers of authors” when the Qur’an was revealed?

      Simply because Allah does what Allah wants. Simple as that.

      Really? Allah of Muhammad’s time did what Prophet Muhammad wanted. There are almost 30 instances in the Qur’an where Muhammad told his followers to obey him like they would obey Allah. Do you have anything to say about that?

  • Zayd Benaboud

    Because it’s simply not true ;-)

  • Nada

    Unbelievable…..