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Question : #459 Category: Holy Prophets
Subject: merits of Prophet Isa companions
Question: 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
Answer: The Holy Quran 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.

Accounts from Muslim source say that no one was crucified, not Prophet Isa nor Judas, as mentioned in the Holy Quran that it was made to appear as so. Meaning it was the Romans who made this story of someone being crucified, but in fact none was.

So the Holy Quran strongly refutes the death of Prophet Isa (AS) in Surah An-Nisaa (verse 157):

"That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not."

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