ASCENT OF JESUS (P) TO HEAVEN
The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The fiftieth year and one from the government of Ibn asij Ashkan, Jesus son of Mary (P) was chosen as Prophet. He went to Jerusalem and to the age of thirty-three year invites the children of Israel to worship the One God, until the Jews captured and assumed that he had been killed.
However, God Almighty had closed any way for the Jews could refer to Jesus (P), and they believed they had killed the Prophet. "
Islamic tradition Shi‘ia the Imam Bâqir (P) fifth Imam shiita: said:
"The night agreed to the ascension into heaven of Jesus (P), the twelve apostles gathered in a house. Then Jesus (P) sitting in the spring that was inside the house, shook his head and said: "Soon I'll get rid of the Jews and ascend to heaven. Now who among you is willing to be crucified in my place for God to grant the same status as I have been given to me? "A young man from the present accepted this commitment. Jesus (P) informed him: "Very soon one of you will betray me, and after this event the Children of Israel will be divided into three. Two of these groups will be burned by the flames of Hell, and only the group that Simon will follow salvation. " That night the Jews sought to Jesus (P), house by house and captured two of the apostles. One of them was the one who agreed to be crucified instead of Jesus (P), and one of them was one that Jesus (P) had predicted his betrayal. "
And The Qur‘an says:
"When God said: ' (Prophet) Jesus, I will take you to me and will raise you to me, and I will purify you from those who disbelieve. I will make your followers (who died before Prophet Muhammad) above those who disbelieve till the day of resurrection. Then, to me you shall all return, and I shall judge between you as to that you were at variance. (The Qur‘an, 3:55)
PROPHETS AFTER JESUS (P)
"Be on the watch for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are cruel wolves. By their fruits you will get knowledge of them. Do men get grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree gives good fruit; but the bad tree gives evil fruit. It is not possible for a good tree to give bad fruit, and a bad tree will not give good fruit. Every tree which does not give good fruit is cut down and put in the fire. So by their fruits you will get knowledge of them."(The Bible, Matthew 7:158-20)
The verse cited, if one is to believe he made such a statement, implies that following Jesus (P) other prophets would make their appearance, and that it would be necessary to confirm their veracity and the worth of their words, that is "their fruit", since it would be to no one‘s advantage to herald the appearance of "false prophets‖ bearing "damaged fruit". On the other hand, there would be much to gain from the veracity and worthiness of a true prophet.
If we read between the lines we can detect here the evil intent of many against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and against Islam as well. There were those who twisted his message and intent, and who altered his enlightened teachings and great wisdom, distorting them until they had "disguised them as rotted fruit", in order to prevent Humanity from perceiving the truth in the "exquisite fruit" borne by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), by means of the Qur‘an as a Sacred Text, and Islam as a religion.
Once more we turn to Hans Küng, who said:
"After Jesus there would be true Prophets, and it is only due to dogmatic prejudice that Christians doubt Muhammad as such."
Source: "This Is Islam" book by Dr Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri
Part One: Mary And Jesus (P) In Islam - Part one
Part two: Mary And Jesus (P) In Islam - Part two