The second coming of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh): Glad tidings common to Christians and Muslims
The fact that the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) will return to Earth is most important for Muslims. By a miracle from God, he is a prophet who was born with no father, called the People of Israel to the truth and showed them many miracles. He is the Messiah and, as revealed in the Qur’an, "the word of God" (Surat an-Nisa’, 171). With his return to Earth, disputes between Muslims and Christians, who believe in God in the same way, share the same moral values and are, again as revealed in the Qur’an, "the most affectionate" (Surat al-Ma’ida, 82) to one another will be resolved and these two great religious communities will be unified. Members of the other revealed religion, the Jews, will find guidance by believing in the Prophet Jesus (pbuh), the Messiah (Surat an-Nisa’, 159). In this way, the three revealed faiths will be united, and there will be a single faith on earth, based on belief in God. That religion will inflict an intellectual defeat on pagan beliefs and philosophies that deny God. The world will thus be freed from wars, conflicts, racial and ethnic enmities, oppression and injustice, and mankind will enjoy a “Golden Age” of peace and happiness.
This is without doubt one of the greatest events in the history of the world. This climate in which the three revealed faiths will be united means that the whole continent of America, Europe, the Islamic world, Russia and Israel will establish an alliance based on common belief, a thing that has never been brought about in the world before. The peace, security, stability and happiness this union will bring to the world have never before been established, either, nor anything like it.
Furthermore, the fact of the Prophet Jesus’ (pbuh) return to Earth is one of the greatest miracles of all time. In the light of the signs imparted by God in the Qur’an, the hadiths of our Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace) and comments by Islamic scholars, we believe that this blessed time is imminent. As Muslims, we feel great excitement at the imminent return of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and are doing all we can to prepare ourselves and the world for this blessed guest.
We call on Christians to be as sensitive, aware and enthusiastic as possible on the subject.