Author: Harun Yahya
Publisher: Global Publishing (June 2005)
Pages: 291 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Ever since time began, God's prophets and messengers have called people to the true path. Some people heeded this call and surrendered themselves to God, thus attaining an honorable life in this world and in the Hereafter. Others persisted in their unbelief, thus earning a troubled and difficult life in this world and eternal suffering in the Hereafter. Just like the other prophets sent by God, Jesus (pbuh) commanded his society to worship God, the One and Only, and to live with the knowledge that they will have to account for themselves on the Day of Judgment, recommended that they live by moral values that please God, and called on them to avoid denial, polytheism, and evil in all of its forms. Those who rejected his call tried to pressure him and those who followed him to give up their mission. For that reason, as has happened with many prophets and believers throughout history, they set traps for Jesus (pbuh). One of these was how they would kill him.
However, with his unique birth and the miracles he performed, Jesus (pbuh) was one of God's blessed prophets. God laid out a specific destiny for him, and thus all of the unbelievers' traps came to nothing. The Qur'an reveals that Jesus' (pbuh) enemies failed to kill him, although they were made to think that they had. God raised Jesus (pbuh) to His presence while he was still alive. The Qur'an, as well as the words of our beloved Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace), say that Jesus (pbuh) will return to Earth, a great miracle indeed.
Those who maintain that Jesus (pbuh) was killed or is dead are making a serious mistake. One purpose in writing this book is to explain why this is so. In the following pages, we will examine the Qur'anic verses and the hadith of Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace) that reveal the truth of this issue, which has confused so many people over the centuries.
In addition, this book will remind the reader of two important tidings: Jesus' (pbuh) return to Earth and the signs that will precede this event. By God's will, his second coming has drawn near, and the world will witness great events when it becomes a reality. All sincere believers need to prepare for this miraculous period in the most appropriate way.
Before examining the proofs that Jesus (pbuh) is not dead and will return to Earth, we will clarify several important points.