Minaret of Isa – the place where Prophet Isa will descend

Prophet Isa عليه السلام was born to Maryam عليه السلام, the virgin. Muslims believe that he did not die and will descend down the Earth at the Minaret of Jesus or the Minaret of Prophet Isa.

The Christians believe that the Prophet Isa عليه السلام died, yet the Muslims hold a belief that he was raised to the heavens and the man killed on the cross is not Isa. Prophet Isa عليه السلام is destined to return. 

  1. Minaret of Prophet Isa is referred to in Hadith

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ revealed that Isa ibn Maryam عليه السلام would descend from the heavens towards the white minaret in Damascus. – Sunan Abi Dawud 4321

Prophet Isa عليه السلام would be carried on the shoulders of two angels dressed in yellow clothes. This minaret which has been referred to in the Hadith is located on the left of the Ummayad mosque. It is known as the Jesus Minaret. – Sunan Ibn Majah 4075

minaret of isa

  1. The appearance of Prophet Isa

When Prophet Muhammad ﷺ went for Meraj, he met Prophet Isa عليه السلام on the second heaven. 

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, ” Jesus was of red complexion, curly hair, and a broad chest.”  – Sahih al-Bukhari 3438

I saw Jesus who was of average height with a red face as if he had just come out of a bathroom – Sahih al-Bukhari 3394

  1. Prophet Isa would descend on the Jesus Minaret

Prophet Isa عليه السلام will come down at the white minaret in the east of Damascus, wearing two Mahrud [garment dyed with Wars and then Saffron], resting his hands on the wings of two angels. When he lowers his head, beads of perspiration will fall from it.

Every disbeliever who smells the fragrance of his breath will die, and his breath will reach as far as his eye can see. – Sunan Ibn Majah 4075

minaret of isa

  1. No Qyamah before the return of Prophet Isa

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “The Hour will not be established until Prophet Isa عليه السلام descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. The money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).

  1. Prophet Isa will kill Dajjal

Prophet Isa عليه السلام would return to end the Dajjal trial. He would come towards a group of believing people who would be preparing to fight against Dajjal. 

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Prophet Isa عليه السلام will kill the Dajjal at the gate of Ludd.’ Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2244

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.