Some people at the time when the Prophet Jesus (as) returns to Earth will constantly maintain the delusions that the Prophet Jesus (as) is actually dead and will not be returning, and this may be yet another reason why he is not recognized. The fact is, though, that it is made clear in the Qur’an that the Prophet Jesus (as) was neither killed nor died. Our Prophet (saas) has also imparted many detailed glad tidings in the hadiths to the effect that the Prophet Jesus (as) will return. In addition, many verses of the Qur’an also refer to the fact that the Prophet Jesus (as) will return.
Nonetheless, some people still persist in the error that the Prophet Jesus (as) is dead, either from a lack of sufficient knowledge on the subject or else because of their own preconceptions, and claim that he will not be returning to Earth. Propaganda by people who have been taken in by this error may influence many others and cause them to act in the same mistaken manner. Under these circumstances, a great many people may again fail to recognize the Prophet Jesus (as) when he does return.