Hadith & Alleged Death of Jesus -3 (Death within a century?)

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 Truth:

The Hadith infact relates to only those who lived on earth.

عَنْ جَابِرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ يَقُولُا سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ …مَا عَلَى الْأَرْضِ مِنْ نَفْسٍ مَنْفُوسَةٍ تَأْتِي عَلَيْهَا مِائَةُ سَنَةٍ

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).

The Truth:

Actually the Hadith goes as:

إن لله ريحا يبعثها على رأس مائة سنة تقبض روح كل مؤمن
“Verily Allah will send a wind at the beginning of a century which will take away the soul of every believer.” (Mustadrak Hakim, Hadith 8543, quoted in Kanz al-Ummal 14/194, H.38345)
Wrong translation by Qadianis:

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;

إن الله يبعث لهذه الأمة على رأس كل مائة سنة من يجدد لها دينها

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;

المراد أن ذلك يكون في آخر الزمان على رأس قرن من القرون

‘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;

كَذَلِكَ إِذْ بَعَثَ اللَّهُ رِيحًا طَيِّبَةً فَتَأْخُذُهُمْ تَحْتَ آبَاطِهِمْ فَتَقْبِضُ رُوحَ كُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ وَكُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ وَيَبْقَى شِرَارُ النَّاسِ يَتَهَارَجُونَ فِيهَا تَهَارُجَ الْحُمُرِ فَعَلَيْهِمْ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ
‘…at that time Allah would send a pleasant wind which would soothe (people) even under their armpits, and would take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked would survive who would commit adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them.’… (Sahih Muslim, Hadith 5228)

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!


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3 thoughts on “Hadith & Alleged Death of Jesus -3 (Death within a century?)

  1. this just shows how ahmadis twist the stuff to suits their own beliefs
    so for ahmadis please see the lies preached by your jammat and stop giving chanda and come to Islam

    Ending was great
    nice work bro waqar:)

  2. [admin: Deleted – we don’t allow false translations of Qur’an here]

  3. Alhamdu li-ALLAAH at last I found it, this is first time I found so good an explanation to this issue…

    Can’t you people get this work translated into French and Indonesian? People in Indonesia and West Africa need such literature…

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