Now if this had been true and if Jesus, peace be upon him, had actually ascended to heaven alive as the Christians assert – and the Muslims support them out of misconception and ignorance – then this would have been a day of mourning for Islam. For Islam appeared in the world so that the people may inculcate faith and certainty in the existence of Allah Almighty, and to propagate His Oneness.
No flaw can be found in the religion of Islam, for it is free from all deficiency. It declares Allah the Exalted alone to be One and without partner. To believe that any other being shares this quality is an affront to Allah Almighty and Islam does not approve of this. By advocating this ‘distinction’ of the Messiah, the Christians have misguided the world; and the Muslims, without giving thought to it, readily accept this, being unmindful of the harm this has done to Islam.
One must never be deceived by those who argue as to whether or not Allah the Exalted is powerful enough to have taken the Messiah alive to heaven. There is no doubt that He is powerful, but He never permits such things that would become a source of polytheism and which make man a partner with the Creator. And it is clearly evident that attributing certain divine characteristics to a person is clearly a source of associating partners with Allah. Hence, to suggest that the Messiah, peace be upon him, is distinct in that, unlike all others he is still alive and above human limitations, provides the Christians an opportunity to present this argument as proof of his divinity.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), The Advent of the Promised Messiah (Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2016), 5-6.
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