Saturday, November 20, 2010

Characteristics Of Isa 'upon whom be peace

By Yusuf bin Abdullah bin Yusuf Al-Wabil MA

Before we talk about the decline Isa ibn Maryam 'upon whom be peace, let us know the nature or identity first as mentioned in the texts syar'iyyah.

Identity Isa 'upon whom be peace
The characteristics according to some history of his stature is moderate, not high and short, red-skinned and hairy, chest area, straight hair like someone had just come out of the bath, and hair that reached the bottom tip of the ear (bottom) which neatly combed and meet both shoulders.

The hadiths that describe the characteristics of the Prophet Jesus' upon whom be peace, among others, which was narrated by Imam Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Hurayrah, he said: The Messenger of Allah said:

"It means: At night when I diisra 'right I met Moses, ..." then he mentioned characteristics, then continued his saying, "And I also met him, stature moderate, red skin, like a man who had just come out of the bathhouse." [Sahih Bukhari, Book Ahaadiitsil Anbiya, Chapter Qaulillah "Wadzkuruu fil Kitaabi Maryam "6: 476; Sharh Saheeh Muslim by Nawawi, Chapter Al-Isra 'wa Fardhish Rasulillah bi-Shalawat 2: 232]

Imam Bukhari narrated from Ibn Abbas radi 'anhu, he said: The Messenger sallallaahu' alaihi wa sallam said:

"Meaning: I saw Jesus, Moses, and Abraham (on the night of Isra '). Isa red-skinned and feathered, and chest area." [Sahih Bukhari 6: 477].

Imam Muslim narrated from Abu Hurayrah, he said: The Messenger sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said:

"It means: I see myself in the Hijr and the Quraish people ask me ..." Then he continued, "... All of a sudden Isa ibn Maryam 'standing upon whom be peace prayers. People who are most similar to it is' Urwah bin Mas 'ud-Tsaqafi Ats. "[Saheeh Muslim with the Sharh Nawawi 2:237-238]

And narrated in the Shahihain from Abdullah ibn Umar 'Abd-Allaah that the Prophet sallallaahu' alaihi wa sallam said:

"It means: One night I dreamed I was in the Ka'ba, then I see a brown-skinned man who is very nice, her hair to below his ears and is very beautiful and combed, and hair was dripping water. He was leaning on two men or on the shoulder two men, and he did thawaf in the House. Then I asked, "Who is this?" Then answered, "This is al-Masih Ibn Maryam. "[Sahih Bukhari 6: 477; Sahih Muslim, Chapter Dzikril Still Ibni Maryam 'upon whom be peace 2: 233]

And in Bukhari narrated from Ibn 'Umar, he said, "No! By Allah, the Prophet did not say a red-skinned Jesus, but he says. ..." Then he (Ibn Umar) said the continuation of the hadith as mentioned above.

Medium according to Muslim narrated from Umar 'Abd-Allaah that the Prophet sallallaahu' alaihi wa sallam said: "Suddenly there was a brown-skinned man (dark brown). ..." until word of his: "... to comb his hair ...." [Saheeh Muslim 2: 236].

These narrations seem to contradict one another. In one history says that the red-skinned Jesus and in another narration said brown-skinned (dark brown), and in one history says straight hair is in another narration said curly hair. Therefore, these narrations have mounted his case as follows:

History which says that between red and brown-skinned or dark brown are not contradictory, because the brown color was so brilliant to be spelled out in red. (Al-Isya'ah: 143). The denial of history that Ibn Umar said that the red-skinned Jesus, then it conflicts with a history of other companions, like Abu Hurayrah and Ibn Abbas narrated that the red-skinned Jesus. Meanwhile, another report said disagreement on curly hair (ja'd), then this can be mounted that the straight hair and a ja'd (ju'ud) is a body with a sense of solid meat. [Check: Fathul-Bari 6: 486]

[Copied from the book Asyratus Hour Indonesian edition of Signs of the Hour, writer Yusuf bin Abdullah bin Yusuf Al-Wabl MA, Translator Drs As'ad Yasin, CV Pustaka Publisher Mantiq]

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