Originally Posted by Mateen
just wondering, (pls don't think i'm anti-hadith or anthing), doesn't the above seem to be the opposite of the doomsday picture we get of the final days of earth? and for that matter i am sure u agree that hadith is not infalliable and the above might or might not be exactly what the Prophet said, if he said it at all. as for the quranic verse, "before his death" could possibly
mean that he had died a natural death and had a small band of believers in secret (he can't preach openly as it is only logical that he would go 'underground' after God has saved him from a terrible fate ), or if we look at the next verse (or before it) -it adresses the jews of that time so it could be that the arrival of Jesus made a requirement to believe in him to be considered a believer, just like after Prophet Muhammad being a believer in the complete form would be to believe in the prophet Muhammad s.a.w and to follow his teachings.
again, i am not anti-hadith or anything. its just that no one has explained to me about this before and the explanation you gave is based on one hadith and a verse that to me does not really indicate that a return of the Isa a.s. is a fact that must be accepted. after all, the prophet Muhammad is the seal of prophets and ....
".....This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion...." Quran 5:3 Yusuf Ali.
so why do we wait for Isa a.s? are we not given all we need to be Muslims and to take good care of our faith and our fellow human beings?
apologies that my question is not really what this thread is about but i would really appreciate feedback and thank you for your patience towards me.