Prophet Isa is in the Heaven

Does anyone know where Prophet Isa (alayhi salaam) is?

`Isa ibn Maryam (alayhi salaam) is alive; he has not died yet and the Jews neither killed nor crucified him, although it appeared so to them. In fact, Allah raised him up to the heavens, both his body and soul, and he is now in the heavens. The evidence for this is the following Ayah in which Allah refutes the falsehood of the Jews:

And because of their saying (in boast), "We killed Messiah Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah," - but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but it appeared to them [the resemblance of Isa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man)], and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) عليهما السلام]’: But Allah raised him [Isa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he عليه السلام is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise.[1]

So Allah refutes the Jews' claim of having killed and crucified `Isa and says that He raised `Isa up to Him. He did this out of mercy and to honor him. The ascension of `Isa is one of the signs that Allah grants to whomever He wills of His Messengers, and He granted many of them to `Isa ibn Maryam .

The word "But" that is used in the following Ayah:

But Allah raised him [Isa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he عليه السلام is in the heavens).

Shows that Allah rose `Isa with his body and soul in order to refute the claims of the Jews regarding the crucifixion and death of `Isa. This is because crucifixion is inflicted upon the body, and if it was only his soul that was raised, it would not have refuted their claim of having crucified him. Using the name of `Isa confirms that it is both his body and soul that are being referred to; it cannot be used to just refer to his body alone or his soul unless there is evidence, and there is no evidence in this case. In addition to this, the raising of both his body and soul shows the Perfect Glory of Allah, His Wisdom, Honor, and Support of whomever He wills from among His Messengers, as is mentioned at the end of this Ayah:

And Allah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise. [2]


Prophet 'Isa ('alayhi salam) was not killed by his enemies the Jews, rather Allah saved him from them and raised him up to heaven alive, where he is right now. He will come back down at the end of time and will disprove the claim of his enemies- the Jews that they killed him, and will disprove the claim of the Christians that he is God or the son of God and he will not accept anything from them but Islam.


[1] Surah an-Nisa, 4:158

[2] Source: Fatwas of the Permanent Committee; Group 1; Volume 3 Fatwa no. 1621 Part No. 3; Pg No. 306

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    Greetings, I am a non muslim but i am very interested in the islamic religion. I am a latin american from Nicaragua, my question is if possible can anybody help to engligten me on the concept of * the promise that God made to Abraham*, which is mencioned in the bible but according to islam is a promised made to Ismael.
    Well thanks for your time, and in advance i am very greetful for your help. salam.

    1. Mariam Sakrani

      Walikumsalam Wa’rahmatullahi’ Wa’barakatuh

      We would be glad to assist you.Can you please clarify which promise are you referring to?