Wisdom of Descent
The Quranic verses which indicate very strongly towards Jesusí descent,
also throw light on the purpose of his descent.
The Hadiths give Jesus the role of an annihilator of Dajjal, the latter
who will be the most powerful agency for misguiding mankind, which the
world has ever seen. Such a monster can only be successfully encountered
by one who is gifted with such extraordinary spiritual power, which is
only possessed by a prophet.
Jesusí descent will be an acknowledgement and a sign for the coming of
the Hour of Judgement.
Jesus will bring war to an end.
Jesus will call the people to one religion ,and will succeed, as only one
religion will prevail, which is Islam. He will combat all other religions
until they are wiped out from the surface of this earth.
An example of Ibni-Sayya`d may be cited to elucidate the point. He had
revolted against Islam in the days of our Holy Prophet and Hazrat Umar
offered to go and fight him. The Holy Prophet declined the offer saying;
"If he is the same Arch-Dajjal who has been spoken of in the
prophetic predictions then you will not be able to overpower him."
Since even a great companion like Hazrat Umer was not considered to be
a sufficient match we can easily infer that only a person possessing special
spiritual power and capabilities i.e. a Prophet must be chosen for the
task of ending the Arch-Dajjal, and this honour will be entrusted to the
prophet I`sa(alayhis sala`m). Accordingly, we find that even on such important
occasions none among believers was raised to the rank of a prophet, and
a foregoing prophet had to be recalled for the said purpose, i.e. I`sa
who will descend and fulfill this task, as the Dajjal (Anti-Christ) will
melt away by the over flowing spiritual power of I`saís
breath (sallallahu ala Saayyidina I`sa).
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