Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Proof #15: Aging—a fact of life

It is Allah Who created you in a state of weakness, and after weakness gave strength; then after strength, caused weakness and old age. He creates what He pleases. He is the All-knowing, the All-Powerful. (30:55)

It is hard to believe that any one would wish for Jesus to still be alive and cursed with over 2000 years of aging. A normal lifespan becomes painful after only 90 or so years, 2000 years of age would be an impossible existence. The Holy Quran terms aging an incontrovertible principle applicable on all life forms, including Jesus. Age eventually brings with it a loss of physical and mental powers. It is unstoppable and irreversible. If something is alive, it ages. Born in a state of weakness, man begins to gains strength until reaching a physical and mental peak, then decline sets in progressively diminishing one's faculties, until in advanced old age existence becomes a sort of living death with ones dignity entirely compromised. Mercifully, most people die before reaching this terminal stage.

Jesus is a man, he may be a prophet but that does not make him exempt from this fact of life. Quran supports the contention that if he were still alive, his existence would be degraded to a state of mental death. Aging for 2000 years is perhaps the worst fate imaginable, and would not be suffered by a revered prophet of God. There is no precedent for what existence at that kind of age would be like, though we can imagine that such a person would be incapable of rational, coherent thought. His brain would be physically destroyed and muscles atrophied to complete uselessness. Rather than pin the hopes of the entire ummah's rescue on such a person, would it not be better to let him just die!

Also see:
Proof #6: Indignities of old age
Proof #11: Unstoppable Ageing

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Ivan Axel said...

dont forget some prophets has long age than our muhammads .Ibrahim has age more than 300 years old and noah has long age too when the Tsunami disaster comes through.

No ones know really when and where (Jesus/Isa )will raise in the world..

Qur'an has limited this files to moslems that the truth only ALLAH knows

Wallahu a'lam bishowaab

dervesh said...

i agree with the above comment basically ..NOAH LIVED AND PREACHED FOR 950 YEARS ...besides the verses about old age /birth are general and not jesus specific..true jesus was a man like adam but we cannot assume as QURAN DOES not give us that info+all proophets are alive as they do not DIE like us

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