Ruling on those who say that `Isa died

Q 2: What is the ruling on a person who claims that `Isa (Jesus) is dead?

A: It has been confirmed by evidence from the Qur'an and the Sahih (authentic) Sunnah that `Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus son of Mary, peace be upon them) was not killed nor is he dead. In fact, Allah raised him up to the heavens alive and he (Part No. 3; Page No. 293) will descend at the end of time, as a just judge for this Ummah (nation). Therefore, anyone who claims that `Isa ibn Maryam is dead and will not descend at the end of time, has contradicted the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and committed a grave mistake. The ruling is that they have committed Kufr (disbelief) if, after the matter has been explained to them and they have been given the evidence, they continue to belie Allah and His Messenger.