BELIEF REGARDING THE DEMISE AND BURIAL OF HADHRAT ISA عليه السلام

The object and aim of the return of Hadhrat Isa (alayhis salaam) is described in the Qur`aan Majeed and the Ahaadith of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

Upon successful completion of his purpose and task— the entire world will testify to this— he will leave this worlds abode. He will be buried close to the grave of our Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in Madinah Munawwarah. Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) says that Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that his brother, Hadhrat Isa (alayhis salaam), will descend to earth and marry. He will also have children and remain on earth for 45 years.

Then he will die and be buried with me, in my grave (i.e. very close to Rasulullah’s grave) On the Day of Qiyaamah, Isa and I will rise from one grave between Abu Bakr and Umar.” Narrated by Ibn Jauzi in Kitaabul Wafaa. [Mishkaat, page 480]

Hadhrat Imaam Abu Bakr Aajari [passed away 360 A.H.], writes in a treatise, “Then Isa (alayhis salaam) will pass away. The Muslims will perform (Janaazah) Salaat for him, and bury him with Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), Abu Bakr and Umar (radhiyallahu anhuma).” [As- Sharee`, page 381]

Hadhrat Allamah Muhibbud Deen Muhammad Bin Mahmood, known as Ibn Najjaar, [passed away 643 A.H.], writes, quoting from the historians, “There is a space on the eastern side of his (Nabi – sallallahu alayhi wasallam) house, (regarding which) Saeed Bin Musayyib says that Isa Bin Maryam will be buried.” [Wafaa-ul-Wafaa, page 558, vol.2]

Hadhrat Moulana Mullah Ali Qaari (rahmatullah alayh) [passed away 1014 A.H.] writes, “Indeed Isa will be buried on the side of our Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), between him and Sheikhain (Hadhrat Abu Bakr and Umar).” [Jam`ul Wasaa`il, page 563] Imaam Mahdi (Alayhis Salaam)

 

He states in Sharah Fiqhul Akbar, page 136, “Indeed he (Isa – alayhis salaam) will be buried between Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and Siddiq (Hadhrat Abu Bakr – radhiyallahu anhu). It is reported that he will be buried after Sheikhain. Hence blessed are Sheikhain that they are buried between two prophets.”

From this it is established that Hadhrat Isa (alayhis salaam) will be buried in Madinah Munawwarah next to Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and that he will rise up with Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) on the Day of Qiyaamah.

After the demise of Hadhrat Isa (alayhis salaam) evil will spread slowly onto earth and gain momentum until the advent of Qiyaamah, when it will be at its peak.

 

SOURCE:  Mujlisul Ulama of S.A