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  • Quran 3:55 – Usage Of 'Rafa With Ila' Includes Only The Soul And Not The Body

    Umer updated 3 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
  • Umer

    Moderator October 30, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    The question is not clear.

    Kindly elaborate how does rafa with ila used in the narration linked above contradicts Ghamidi Sahab’s stance? This is something which should be explained clearly by the person raising the objection so that it can be responsed with proper arguments.

    • Abdullah Ijaz

      Member November 13, 2023 at 8:00 am

      In the narration shared above ‘rafa’ with ‘ila’ means ascension of soul only not body.

  • Umer

    Moderator November 17, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Rafiyuka ilaiyya‘ comes separately after mentioning of the death. Had physical lifting of the body not intended, then there was no need to mention ‘Rafiyuka ilaiyya‘ after death had already been mentioned. Additionally, the context of Quran 3:55 demands that it should be both soul and body if Prophet Jesus (sws) were to be protected from the evil schemes of Bani-Israel.

    Similarly, Quran 4:157 makes it clear that Jesus (sws) was neither killed nor crucified and 4:158 mentions that Allah had raised him. In order for him to neither be killed nor be crucified, his ascention must include both soul and body.

    The statement of Anas bin Malik (rta) is about death of Prophet Muhammad (sws) and it is obviously talking about the soul only because here ‘Rafau ilaihi‘ is mentioned in place of death and not in addition to death, and there is nothing in the context to invoke ascension of the physical body.

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