The End of Jesus’ Life on Earth in the Qur’an

The paper argues in favour of a combination of the majority Muslim opinion that Jesus was raised alive to heaven and the minority view that he died naturally. That Jesus died after, not before, he was raised means he died in the abode in heaven to which he was taken. With this partial agreement and disagreement with the majority and minority views on the concepts of tawaffī and rafʿ, this article proposes a relatively new understanding of the Qur’ānic portrayal of the end of Jesus’ life.

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