Minaret of Jesus – the place where Prophet Isa A.S. will descend

The Prophet Isa (may Allah be pleased with him) was born to Maryam (may Allah be pleased with her). The birth of Isa is one of the greatest miracles as he was born to a virgin woman. Muslims believe that he will descend down the Earth at the Minaret of Jesus or the Minaret of Prophet Isa.

Allah Almighty has disclosed the story of Hazrat Maryam in the Quran. A complete chapter named Maryam is present in Quran. The Christians believe that the Prophet Isa died, yet the Muslims hold a belief that the Prophet PBUH was raised to heavens and the man killed on the cross is not Isa. Recommended: Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Prophet Isa was taken to heavens from here

The Prophet Isa is destined to return. His return is defined in authentic Hadiths. His return is also connected to the Jesus minaret or the Minaret of Prophet Isa.

  1. Minaret of Prophet Isa (Jesus Minaret) is referred in Hadith

The Prophet PBUH revealed that the Isa ibn Maryam would descend from the heavens towards the white minaret in Damascus. – Sunan Abi Dawud 4321

The eastern Minaret shall witness the arrival of the Prophet who would be carried on the shoulders of two angels and would be dressed in yellow clothes. This minaret which has been referred in the Hadith is located in the left of Ummayad mosque. It is known as the Jesus Minaret. – Sunan Ibn Majah 4075

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  1. The appearance of Prophet Isa A.S.

When the Prophet PBUH went for Meraj, the night when he visited heavens, he met Isa (may Allah be pleased with him) on the second heaven. Isa was defined by Prophet PBUH as a man so clean that it appeared to be had just finished his ablution. He had a medium height and a body that had reddish white tone.

The Prophet (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. The moment when Prophet Isa would descend on the Jesus Minaret

Allah will send ‘Eisa bin Maryam, who will come down at the white minaret (Jesus 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

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  1. The Hour cannot be established until Prophet Jesus returns back

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) 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 (Anti-Christ)

He would return to end the Dajjal trial. He would come towards a group of believing people who would be preparing to fight against Dajjal. This group of believers would comprise of 800 men and 400 women. The believers would be leading their Fajr prayers under the leadership of Imam Mahdi. Recommended: 10 Facts every Muslim and Christian should know about Dajjal (Antichrist)

Mujammi' bin Jariyah Al-Ansari said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) saying: ‘Eisa bin Maryam will kill the Dajjal at the gate of Ludd.'” Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2244. Recommended: Where is Bab-e-Ludd (the gate of Ludd)?

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