Friday, April 10, 2009

Waiting For Jesus


By: Harun Yahya

It is very important for a Muslim that Jesus is going to come back to the earth again. He is a Prophet born by a miracle of God without a father; he invited the Children of Israel to follow the true path and showed them many miracles. He is the Messiah and, as the Qur'an says, he is the "word of God" (Qur'an, 4:171).

Together with his return to earth, the lack of understanding between Christians and Muslims who believe in the same God, share the same moral values and, as the Qur'an says, are closer to one another in love than all other people (Qur'an, 5:82) will be repaired, and these two greatest of the world's religious communities will be united. The members of the world's third monotheistic religion, the Jews, will also accept Jesus as their true
Messiah and find their way to the true religion (Qur'an, 4:159).

So the three monotheistic religions will unite, there will be one single religion on earth based on faith in God and obedience to Jesus, His Prophet. This religion will defeat the atheistic philosophies and pagan beliefs with intellectual means; thus, the world will be saved from wars, conflicts, racial and ethnic hostility, cruelty and injustice. Humanity will enter a "Golden Age" of peace, happiness and well-being.

Certainly, this will be the greatest event in the history of the world. In this situation in which the three monotheistic religions will unite, the whole American continent, Europe, the Islamic world, Russia and Israel will be allied on the basis of a shared faith, and no such unity has ever occurred before. The peace, well-being, stability and happiness to be established in the world by this union has never been known in any previous period; its likeness has never been seen.
And, when Jesus returns to earth, it will be one of the greatest wonders in the history of the world.

Those prophets whom Allah has chosen perform various miracles by His will. The miracles performed by Jesus in Palestine 2000 years ago were such marvels as raising the dead, healing the blind and lepers, and giving life to inanimate substances. (Qur’an, 5: 11)

The return of Jesus to the earth after 2000 years and the beginning of his new life in his mature years without a mother and father will be a great wonder. And he will show people new miracles. As a result, materialist philosophy, which has already collapsed on the levels of science and philosophy, will suffer irrevocable ruin for all the world to see, and people will witness the clear proofs for the existence and power of God.

So, in the light of the signs in the Qur'an, the sayings of our Prophet and the interpretations of leading scholars in Islam, we believe that this blessed period is very near. As Muslims, we are very excited about the imminent return of Jesus and are doing all we can to prepare ourselves and the world to receive this blessed guest.

We call on Christians to be as sensitive, aware and eager as possible about this.

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