Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated August 23rd, 2015
ADNAN OKTAR: [Reading an audience message] Sinan Albayrakoglu... "Is there any proof in the Qur’an in this regard?" asks Sinan. Listen carefully please. Referring to Jesus Messiah (pbuh), God says in the Qur’an, "He is a Sign of the Hour. Have no doubt about it." (Surat az-Zukhruf, 61) What would you make of this? Look, God does not say the same about the Prophet Muhammad (saas), or the Prophets Abraham (pbuh), Isaac (pbuh), Jacob (pbuh), Noah (pbuh) or any other prophets. Only Jesus Messiah (pbuh). God says, "Jesus, son of Mary, is a sign of the Last Day." What do you infer from this? God says in the Qur’an, "... I will place the people who follow you above those who are unbelievers until the Day of Resurrection." (Surah Al' Imran, 55) What do you make of this? God does not say the same to our Prophet (saas). God does not promise him "I will establish on earth those who love you." Neither does He give such a promise to the Prophet Abraham (pbuh), or the Prophet Noah (pbuh). Look, "I will place the people who follow you..." God says, "…above those who are unbelievers until the Day of Resurrection." And God does not say the same to our Prophet, Muhammad (saas). Or Noah (pbuh), Isaac (pbuh), or any other prophets. "There is not one of the People of the Book who will not believe in him before he dies..." (Surat an-Nisa', 159) Is there a verse in the Qur’an like this about any other prophets? God does not say anything like this to any prophet including our Prophet (saas). God says, "the People of the Book", implying everyone on earth. Look, those in north pole, south pole; every single human being that is underground, or above the ground. "There is not one of the People of the Book who will not believe in him before he dies..." In other words, God says, "I will make everyone believe in Jesus Messiah, without exception." No one will be able to say, "I do not believe in him." Everyone will believe in him. What do you infer from this? Yet you still wonder whether Jesus (pbuh) will come or not. Isn't the verse quite clear about it? There are three verses. God does not say anything like this for other prophets. What this means is undeniably obvious. This is mentioned in the hadiths to the extent of being commonly accepted. God says, "Jesus Messiah, the son of Mary, will come." Besides, there is nothing to be surprised about it. God says in the Qur’an, "What do you think about those who left their homes in thousands in fear of death? God said to them, ‘Die!’ and then brought them back to life." (Surat al-Baqara, 243) This is a verse in the Qur’an. God says "Mawt". People ask, “How can one rise from dead?" God answers, "They can if I resurrect them." Again, in another case, God says, "We said, ‘Hit him with part of it (the part of the cow you have sacrificed)!’ In that way God gives life to the dead..." (Surat al-Baqara, 73) And God says, "They hit the dead and he came back to life." No one can say it is impossible for the dead to come back to life. God says in the verse of the Qur’an "...and when you brought forth the dead by My permission..." (Surat al-Ma'ida, 110) This shouldn’t surprise you when you consider the fact that Jesus Messiah could bring forth the dead. "Jesus is dead, how can he come back to life?" people wonder. Nowhere in the Qur’an does God mention that Jesus Messiah is dead. God says in the Qur’an, "I will take you back and raise you up to Me." (Surah Al'Imran, 55) In the Qur’an, God uses the word “tawaffaa”, “I will raise you up to My Presence.” God says to Jesus Messiah, "I will make you pass away" as in the sleep. God took Jesus Messiah away while he was in deep sleep. Besides, he had to be asleep. Otherwise how can you go there? How can you traverse to another dimension? God had to take his soul away. So, along with his body, his soul was taken as well. Were the soul of Jesus Messiah supposed to remain in this world when his body was taken? This is what these people want. They want his soul to stay behind. As both his body and his soul were taken away, he passed away, “tawaffaa”. He was taken away. He was taken away by God. This does not mean he died. Besides you die everyday. God says in the Qur’an, "God takes back people’s selves when their death arrives and those who have not yet died, while they are asleep. He keeps hold of those whose death has been decreed and sends the others back for a specified term." (Surat az-Zumar, 42) Yes.