Jesus(pbuh): Dead or Alive?

Verse 4:15

Yusuf Ali: “…until death to claim them….”
Pickthall: “…until death take them….”
Khalifa: “…until they die,…”
Sarwar: “…until they die…”
Shakir: “….until death takes them away…”
Hilali & Khan: “…until death comes to them…”
Farooq Malik: “…until they die…”
Ahmed Ali: “…until death …”

Verse 7:126

Yusuf Ali: “…and take our soul unto thee as Muslims!”
Pickthall: “…and make us die as men who have surrendered.”
Khalifa: “…And let us die as submitters.”
Sarwar: “…let us die Muslims (submitted to God).”
Shakir: “…and cause us to die in submission.”
Hilali & Khan: “…And cause us to die as Muslims.”
Farooq Malik: “…And cause us to die as Muslims.”
Ahmed Ali: “….that we may die submitting (to You).”

Verse 10:46

Yusuf Ali: “…or We take thy soul…”
Pickthall: “…cause thee to die,…”
Khalifa: “…or terminate your life….”
Sarwar: “…or you die…”
Shakir: “….or cause you to die….”
Hilali & Khan: “…. – or We cause you to die,- ….
Farooq Malik: “…Or cause you to die….”
Ahmed Ali: “…or take you to Ourself,…”

Verse 12:101

 Yusuf Ali: “…take Thou my soul (at death) as one submitting…”
Pickthall: “… Make me to die muslim (unto Thee), …”
Khalifa: “…Let me die as submitter…”
Sarwar: “…cause me to die as a Muslim…”
Shakir: “…make me die a Muslim….”
Hilali & Khan: “…cause me to die as a Muslim…”
Farooq Malik: “… make me die as a Muslim …”
Ahmed Ali: “…let me die submitting to You.”

You many go ahead and verify the translations of all other verses. If you do so, you will start discovering an emerging corruption (pardon me) by all the scholars. They misguided you by not translating a word correctly.  Given all these facts, may we conclude that Jesus(pbuh) must die first before he can be raised?

Some Muslims say that ‘wafat’ here means death of Jesus(pbuh) after his descent from the Heavens in the later years. Good thing is that these Muslims do agree that ‘wafat’ means death!   Please note, the verse here clearly denotes his relationship  with his own people and not with any other people of the later days.  The people  of the later days would admittedly be followers of Muhammad(pbuh) and not of Jesus(pbuh). [Also see: Did Allah Say Jesus(pbuh) will Come Down?]

Interpretation of the word “rafa” – to raise/to exalt:

In the same verse 3:54 use of two words “wafat” and “rafa” may have led you to a double jeopardy. On top of that you are under constant influence of Christian doctrine.  As a result you simply believe that Jesus(pbuh) did not die and instead was raised alive in heaven.  In doing so, you are actually believing the Christian faith and failing to see the true teaching of the Quran.  Not only that, now you are making one verse of the Quran contradict another.

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