The Look Alike of Jesus (pbuh)
Question 179: What is the story of Jesus (PBUH)? And how did he appear to them [to be killed and crucified] according to His saying: “And because of their saying: We have killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they did not kill him for certain” (4:157)?
The Answer: In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Intensely Merciful,
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. O Allah send your blessings upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad the Imams and the Mahdis.
In the night in which he ascended, Jesus (PBUH) promised his disciples [that they meet him], so they all came to him, except Judas, who disclosed the location of Jesus (PBUH) to the Jewish scholars, for he went to the higher Jewish Marja’ and promised him to give them Jesus (PBUH).
And it was after midnight that the disciples fell asleep, and Jesus (PBUH) remained, so Allah raised him, and sent down (his look alike who was crucified and killed), so he was a shield and a sacrifice for him, and this look alike is one of the vicegerents of the family of Muhammad (PBUT), he was crucified and he was killed, and he endured the torture for the cause of Imam Al Mahdi (PBUH).
And Jesus (PBUH) was neither crucified nor killed, but he was raised, so Allah saved him from the hands of the Jews and their misguided misguiding scholars (May Allah curse them). HE swt says “And because of their saying: We have killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they killed him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them”.
And in the narration in the interpretation of Ali the son of Ibrahim that Abi Ja’afar (PBUH) said: "Verily, Jesus (PBUH) promised his disciples the night in which Allah raised him, so they all gathered by night time, and they are twelve men, so he made them enter a house then he came out to them from an eye in the corner of the house, and he was shaking his head from water, then he said, verily Allah is raising me to him this hour, and He is my purifier from the Jews, so who among you is to have my ghost thrown upon him that he may be killed and crucified and be with me in my status/level? So a young man from them said, I am, O spirit of Allah, so he said, so you are he”. Then he (PBUH) said “Verily the Jews came in demand for Jesus (PBUH) from their night…and they took the young man whom the ghost of Jesus (PBUH) was thrown upon so he was killed and crucified)" .
Imam Al Baqir (PBUH) says “twelve have gathered”, while those who came from the disciples were (eleven), for Judas did not come, but he went to the scholars of the Jews to give them Jesus (PBUH), and this is a frequent [piece of information] which cannot be denied. The twelfth man who came, or say descended from heavens, is the vicegerent from the family of Muhammad (PBUT), who was crucified and killed, after he was made to look like Jesus (PBUH).
And the last words of this vicegerent were: “Eliah Eliah [Elijah Elijah] why did you leave me”. And in Gospel of Matthew: “Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, ‘This man is calling Elijah’…But the others said, ‘Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him’. And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split…”  Done.
And the truth is that the translation of the words that he said is as follows: “ya Ali ya Ali why have you made me descend”. And the Christians translate it as such “elahi elahi [my god my god] why did you leave me”, as was shown in the previous text from the Bible.
And the descent, or the throw in Earth, from the sky is close to the act of leaving.
And this vicegerent did not say these words out of ignorance about the reason of the descent, nor did he say them as an objection at the command of Allah swt. But these words are a question with a hidden answer, he directed [the question] to the people: meaning “understand and know why I descended and why I was crucified and why I was killed, so that you don’t fail the test another time, if the same question is asked again, so if you saw the Romans (or the likes of them) conquering the Earth, and the scholars of the Jews (or the likes of them) flattering them, then I will be in that Earth, for this is the Sunnah of Allah which is repeated, so learn your lesson, and give me victory if I come, and do not participate again in my crucifixion and my murder.
He wanted to say in the answer of the evident question for every sane person who is pure by nature: I was crucified and I endured the torture and the insults of the scholars of the Jews, and I was killed for the minor resurrection, the resurrection of Imam Al Mahdi (PBUH), and for the state of the truth and for the divine justice on Earth.
And when the scholars of the Jews and the Roman ruler asked this vicegerent: are you the king of the Jews? He would answer: “you said”, or “they say”, or “you say”, and he did not say yes; a strange answer to those who are ignorant of the truth, but now [the answer] has become clear. For he did not say yes, because he was not the king of the Jews, for Jesus (PBUH) whom Allah ascended was, but he [the vicegerent] was the look alike who descended to be crucified and killed instead of Jesus (PBUH)
And this is the text of his answer -after he was arrested- from the Bible:
(And the high priest answered and said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ”, Jesus answered “You have said so”…) .
(… So Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus said, ‘You have said so…’) .
(… And Pilate asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ And he answered him, ‘You have said so…’) .
(…So they all said, ‘Are you Christ?’ So he said to them, ‘You say that I am…’) .
(…33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not from here.” 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world to bear witness to the truth…) .
And in this latter text the vicegerent clarified that he is not from the people of the Earth in that age, but that he descended on it to accomplish a mission, which is sacrificing himself for Jesus (PBUH), for you see this vicegerent says (My kingdom is not of this world), (But now my kingdom is not from here), (and for this purpose I have come into the world to bear witness to the truth…).
The Prophet of Allah (PBUH & His House Hold) said “Jesus the son of Mary (PBUH) will descend at the break of day between “mihrodayn” [two colored clouds], and they are two yellow dresses from saffron, his body is white, his head is red, his hair split in half, as if his head is pouring oil/fat, in his hand is a spear, he will break the crucifix, kill the pig, destroy the Dajjal, collect the money of Al-Qa’im and the People of the Cave will walk behind him, and he is the right vizier [most trusted helper] of Al-Qa’im, his chamberlain and his deputy, and he will spread security in the west and the east with the blessing and dignity of the Hujjat (proof of Allah) son of Al-Hassan (PBUH)”. 
The Commander of the Faithful, Ali Bin Abi Talib (PBUH) said “and the home of the ruler/king shall return to Al Zawra’a, and the matters shall be handled through the Shura, where whoever dominates over a matter shall do it. It is at that point that As-Sufyani will appear and travel the land for nine months during which he will inflict upon them the worst of torment. Woe unto Egypt, woe unto Az-Zawraa’, woe unto Kufa and woe unto Wasit, for it is as if I am looking at Wasit and I see no survivor there with any news. It is at that point that As-Sufyani will appear, food will become scarce, people sterile, rain rare, lands infertile, and not a drop of water will come down from the sky. Then, Al-Mahdi, the rightly guided and guiding Imam, will reappear and take the standard from Jesus the son of Mary” .
And there are a lot of Hadiths that prove that Jesus (PBUH) was not crucified nor was he killed, but the one who was crucified and killed was the look alike of Jesus (PBUH).
Abi Abdillah (PBUH) said: "Jesus the son of Mary (PBUH) ascended [to heaven] clad in garments of wool spun by Mary, woven by Mary, and sewn by Mary. When he was brought up to heaven it was called: ‘O Jesus! Cast off from yourself the finery of the world” .
And Al-Ridha (PBUH) said: “None of the matters of any of the prophets of Allah or of any of His proofs was made to (look like something else than what it is) to the people except the matter of Jesus son of Mary, for he was raised from the earth alive and his soul was taken between heaven and earth, then he was raised to heaven and his soul was returned to him, and that in His saying: ” And when Allah said: O Jesus, I am going to take you (causing you to die) and cause you to ascend unto Me”  .
And the Prophet (PBUH & His HouseHold): “Jesus (PBUH) did not die and verily he shall return to you before the day of resurrection” 
And pay attention that Jesus is a sent prophet and he had asked from Allah swt to be healed and to push the crucifixion and the torture and the killing away from him, and Allah swt does not return back a du’a of a sent prophet, so Allah swt answered his du’a and raised him, and sent down the vicegerent who was crucified and killed instead of him.
And in the bible there are many texts which include the supplication of Jesus (PBUH) to be saved from the crucifixion and the murder:
(…So he went a little farther and he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me…) 
(…And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me…) 
(…And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me…) 
And in the Torah/ Book of Isaiah, and in the Bible Acts of the Apostles/Chapter 8 this text (…Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth…)
And all the sent prophets and vicegerents talked, none of them went silently to the slaughter, but they were sent to talk and reproach/reprove and preach to the people, and Jesus (PBUH) in particular, how many times did he reprove/reproach the scholars and the people, and how many times did he preach to them, so it is unbelievable that he went to the slaughter silently.
But this who went to the slaughter silently is the vicegerent: (the look alike of Jesus) who was crucified and killed without speaking, and without asking from Allah that He pushes away from him the torture or the crucifixion or the killing, and without speaking with people, but even when they were pressing and asking him with insistence who are you, he did not answer them except by one word, you said.
And that way he went to the torment and crucifixion and killing, silently and satisfied (accepting) the command of Allah, executor to what descended to him, and that is to be crucified and killed instead of Jesus (PBUH).
And because originally it was not his time to be sent and inform people and speak with them, as such he went like a sheep led to the slaughter, like a silent lamb before its shearer, so he did not open his mouth.
I hope that every believer who wants to know the truth may benefit from this situation, for this human who was sent down to Earth, and was crucified and killed, and nobody knows, he did not ask to be mentioned nor did he ask to be known, he descended silently, and he was crucified silently, and he was killed silently, and ascended to his God silently, like that if you wanted to be then be.
- Ahmad Al Hassan
 Tafsir Al Qami part 1 p.103, Bihar Al Anwar part 14 p.336-337, Qisas Al Anbiyaa’ by Al Gaza’ery p.473.
 Gospel of Matthew ch.27
 Gospel of Matthew ch.26
 Gospel of Matthew ch.27
 Gospel of Mark ch..15
 Gospel of Luke ch.22
 Gospel of John ch.18
 Ghayat Al Maram by Al Sayyed Hashem Al Bahrani part 7 p.93.
 Al Malahim wa Al Fitan by Al Sayyed ibn Tawoos Al Hosni p.134.
 Bihar Al Anwar part 14 p.338
 Al Imran verse 55
 Qisas Al Anbiyaa’ by Al Gaza’ery p.474, from Oyoon AL Akhbar.
 Bihar Al Anwar part 14 p. 344
 Gospel of Matthew ch.26
 Gospel of Mark ch.14
 Gospel of Luke ch.22Read more