Qadianis often use two Ahadith to deceive people about the death of Prophet Jesus (PBUH). Below are the two Ahadith and the facts about them.
1) First narration they bring forward is:
“There is no one alive today but will be dead before a hundred years have passed over it” (Muslim, Kunz al-Ummal, vol. 7, p. 170).
The Hadith infact relates to only those who lived on earth.
Jabir bin Abdullah narrates that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “..none upon the earth, the created beings (from amongst my Companions), would survive at the end of one hundred years” ..
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith 4606. Kanz al-Ummal 14/191, H.38336)
In Sahih Muslim same has been narrated in the reports of, 1) Abdullah bin Umar (Hadith 4605, Kanz al-Ummal 38344) and 2) Abu Said (Hadith 4608. Kanz al-Ummal 38341). All these narrations have the words عَلَى الْأَرْضِ (On the earth). This no way supports the Qadiani belief against the Islamic belief because we Muslims do not hold that Jesus (PBUH) is alive on earth, we say Jesus (PBUH) is in the Heavens.
This explodes the Qadiani argument.
2) They also twist the wording of another Hadith and quote it as:
“The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: `Allah sends a wind every hundred years which takes the soul of every believer’. This hadith is sound in transmission” (Mustadrak, vol. 4, p. 475).
Actually the Hadith goes as:
Actually Qadianis mistranslate this Hadith, they make it;
‘Allah sends a wind every hundred years which takes the soul of every believer’
This translation is erroneous on two accounts;
1) The wording does not necessarily give the continuous sense as if it is a rule and the wind comes time and again in cycles. The Hadith wording is just like we read in the Quran, Surah Hajj verse 7, وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَبْعَثُ مَنْ فِي الْقُبُورِ i.e. ‘that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.’
2) There is nothing in the actual Arabic wording that says ‘every century.’ The word that means ‘every’ is not found in this Hadith so it’s wrong to assert that the wind comes at the start of every century. This becomes clearer if we compare it with a Hadith that tells us about Reformers whom Allah will raise at the beginning of every century. The Hadith goes as;
The Prophet (PBUH) said: ‘Allah will raise for this community at the end of every century the one who will reform its religion for it.’..
(Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith 4291. Albani classified it as Sahih)
Now anyone can see the difference in the Arabic wording, the Hadith about reformers uses words ‘كل مائة سنة’ while the one about the wind uses only, ‘مائة سنة’. This difference certainly implies that the reformers will come at the beginning of every century but the wind will come at the beginning of a century.
And if Qadiani twisting is true, it would mean that no person lives for more then 100 years but it’s not like that. Many people do live for years more then a hundred; thus proved that their interpretation is utterly wrong for a true Prophet like our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would never make a false statement. It is only the prerogative of the false prophets like Mirza Ghulam Ahmed of Qadian.
Thus proved that Qadiani translation is absolutely wrong and a fabrication.
True meaning of the Hadith:
The Hadith in actual refers to the End of Times i.e. it refers to the wind which is mentioned in other Ahadith also and will come near the End of Times and take away the soul of every believer before the terrible Trumpet is blown.
Al-Manawi in his commentary to Jami’ al-Saghir says;
‘It means it will happen near the End of the Times at the beginning of one of the centuries.’.. (Faidh al-Qadeer 2/610, Hadith 2362)
This wind is also mentioned in other Ahadith e.g.
Holy Prophet (PBUH) said;
So the Hadith in question gives only a piece of additional information that when this wind will come it’ll be the beginning of some century and that’s all. Otherwise there is nothing too novel or important about this particular Hadith.
For Qadianis only: MGA died in 1326 A.H. so if the Qadiani interpretation is true also proves that MGA was not a true believer, which is true even otherwise, for he did not die in the beginning of the century and actually lived through over a quarter of it.
Truly absurd and incoherent are the arguments they bring forward!
INDEED ALLAH KNOWS BEST!