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Salaamun alaykum,

	The reply to the following question was kindly provided by Shaykh


Mustafa Rawji
Acting Moderator, 'Aalim Network



Assalaamu 'Alaykum,

What was the merit of The Disciples of Prophet Isa (ASWS)?  Were some
corrupt?  What do The Qur`an and aHaadeeth say about them?

Jazaak ALLAHU Khayr


The Holy Qur`an does not make much distinct commentary on the companions of
the Prophet Isa (AS). Most of what we know of them comes from the Christian
and Jewish sources. It is generally known that the one disciple who is
regarded as corrupt was Judas, who is known as the one who betrayed the
Prophet Isa (AS) and turned him over to the Roman authorities. 

Some accounts from Muslim source say that when the Romans came to arrest
Hazrat Isa (AS), they had made arrangements with Judas that he should kiss
Hazrat Isa (AS) to identify him to the Romans. Allah Ta'ala informed Hazrat
Isa (AS) of the conspiracy. When the Romans arrived, Allah made Judas
resemble Hazrat (AS) and Hazrat Isa (AS) kissed him first. Thus, Judas was
taken and crucified.

The Qur`an strongly refutes the death of Hazrat Isa (AS) in Surah An-Nisaa`
(verse 157): 

"And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium,
the Apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him,
but it appeared to them so (Like Isa) and most surely those who differ
therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it,
but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure."

Allah knows best!


Ali Rasheed

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