Hadith on Jesus: The Descension of Jesus and the Muslim Imam

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 3449
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said “How will you be when the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you and your imam is among you.” 

  • This hadith is a narration from Abu Huraira, one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the most authentic collections of hadith in Islam. The hadith refers to a future event when Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) will return to Earth and descend amongst the people. According to Islamic belief, Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) was not crucified, but was raised up to heaven by Allah, and he will return to Earth before the Day of Judgment to defeat the Antichrist (Dajjal) and establish peace and justice on the earth. This event is known as the Second Coming of Jesus.  The hadith further states that when Jesus returns, he will join the Muslim community and follow the leadership of the Muslim imam or leader who is present at that time. This signifies the unity of the followers of Prophet Jesus and the Muslims, and their cooperation in establishing a peaceful and just society based on the principles of monotheism and righteousness.

In summary, this hadith highlights the important role of Prophet Jesus in Islamic eschatology and emphasizes the importance of unity and cooperation between different communities in the pursuit of justice and righteousness.