SO-CALLED APOCALYPTIC SIGNS: SECOND COMING, MAHDIS
THE SECOND COMING
The Second Coming is not mentioned in the Quran. However there are hadiths that speak of Christ’s return from east of Damascus where he will meet the Mahdi and kill the Antichrist. A hadith to which great credence is given by Abu Hurayra and such traditionalists as Bukhari and Muslim runs as follows: “I swear by God that Christ will soon come to act as arbiter. When he comes, he will destroy the crosses, kill the swine, cancel the tributes and put an end to the monkey and oust every faith except Islam.” This hadith, we believe invented by the converts to Islam, has no corroborative evidence in the Quran.
55 – Thus, God said:”O Jesus, I am terminating your life on earth, raising you to Me, and ridding you of the disbelievers.” 3 The Family of Imran, 55
Hüseyin Atay makes the following comment referring to this verse: “According to the Quran, Jesus was not killed; he died his own death. Jesus being dead, he will not come back to life. One should not rely and base one’s credence on hadiths, and the hadiths cannot be interpreted as part of the Quran. In one of the legends told after the death of the Prophet and brought over from a Christian cult and culture to the Islamic literature, Jesus did not die, he ascended to the heaven and will descend from there on the eve of the Day of Judgment from the minaret in Damascus. This is nothing but an Islamized version of the Christian myth. Those who do not believe this legend are taxed with infidelity” (Hüseyin Atay, Investigations According to the Quran).
40 – Muhammad is not the father of any man among you. He is the messenger of God and the last of the Prophets. 33 The Parties, 40
Given the fact that Jesus also was a prophet and Muhammad was the last prophet, the return of Christ as a prophet contradicts the Quran’s statement.
33 – “And peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die and the day I get resurrected.” 19 Mary, 33
In Sura Maryam reference is made to three important days of Christ as may be seen in the verse above. There is no mention of his Second Coming. Had there been such a thing as a Second Coming, it would certainly have been mentioned in the Quran.
The story of the Second Coming of Christ gave rise to infinite speculations and led to the emergence of false Christs that filled up asylums.