The final solution to what occurred and how it occurred concerning the non-crucifixion of Jesus (pbh), believe it or not, can be found in the Quran! That knowledge is just so amazing that it seems almost inconceivable from any source. And the miracle, the very essence is there for all to behold but it requires some concentrated thinking!

Not only does this give the solution to exactly what and how the ‘miracle’ happened but it also puts the Quran in such a LIGHT that it stands out with abundance of brightness to those who believe. Yes, it is one thing to speak highly of the Quran as in ‘blah, blah, and blah’ but to actually show such DIVINE MIRACLES written from the beginning of the creation to actually come true is actually quite awe-inspiring!

This parallels the notion that Chapter 12 is about Yusef (pbh) and not numbered 13 or 15 or 32. That simply means that there was a DIVINE PRESENCE involved WHOSE PLAN IS PUT FORTH WITH TOTAL CONTROL! Just these two things out of countless other things brings home the idea that ALLAH is not just a name to name but a REALITY WORTHY OF ALL WORSHIP!

What did happen in the structure (sepulcher) that the Master (pbh) entered when that dead body, who was thought to be Jesus but was not, was laid on the stone surface? The Quran tells us and it has taken me (this slow poke) over 50 years to understand it, in part!

Here is the passage with the appropriate answer highlighted:

O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount MY favor to you and to your mother. Behold! I strengthened you with the Holy Spirit, so that you did speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught you the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel and behold! You made out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by MY Leave, and you breathed into it and it became a bird by MY Leave, and you healed those born blind, and the lepers, by MY Leave. And behold! You brought forth the dead by MY Leave. And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) you when you did show them the clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: ‘This is nothing but evident magic.’  Quran (5:110)

To reverse the process of death and the leakage of bodily fluids etc. from what results from an inert ‘clay body’ that has died is quite a feat! Although the dead man’s soul (Simon Cyrene) was taken to heaven, his body, being left behind, must be incorporated into what could be called the perfect spiritual/physical presence of one willing to take on what amounted to his perfect replica (that of the dead man).

So, the result is that he, ONLY WITH ALLAH’s PERMISSION, could heal that bodily shelland become that lifeless being, being made whole again! Why not? After all it was his exact replica inside and out!!!

This in no way permits the notion that this act results in a true crucifixion of Jesus (pbh) because in reality Jesus (pbh) was never put on the cross and he did not even die!!!

The fate of this mysterious man found in the Gospel of Luke, our Christian historian, is not mentioned but the Catholic Concordance does mention that this Simon seems to have gone missing after the day he ended up carrying the cross up the hill for the crucifixion event and was never heard from again.

The reason for that is really simple! He died on the cross and his soul was taken into the heavens as was prophesied from the saying:

And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, TODAY {not tomorrow} you will be with me in Paradise.” {That is we will arise together but I will return}                        Luke (23:43)

That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of ALLAH”; but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.

Nay, ALLAH raised him up unto HIMSELF; and ALLAH is EXAULTED in POWER, WISE.  Quran (4:157-158)

What does this show? Literally it shows a man (Jesus) being judged and returned to a Vicegerent Power that he had in the beginning but with a PLUS added to it! And this would be explained by Barnabas in his writing (the Epistle to the Hebrews found in the New Testament)!

That PLUS will be seen when he returns as he left with two angels by his side as he went up to the heavens meaning that now he has a kingdom or paradise on Earth even if it is only temporal in nature:

YOU {O GOD} have made him a little lower than the angels; YOU have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of YOUR hands {as a MASTER VICEGERENT}.  Hebrews (2:7)

YOU made him a little lower than the angels; YOU crowned him with glory and honor.  Psalm (8:5)

ALLAH did indeed raise him up and cleared him against the slander labeled against him and permitted him to re-enter the Earth’s environs for 40 days (Acts 1:3) to have those, who would carry on his legacy, testify that Jesus (pbh) conquered all things including the ‘grave’ as in rising from the dead if you will!!!!!

Now some people may declare this miraculous statement found in the Quran as an ‘infancy’ miracle that Jesus (pbh) did when he was a youth for whatever reason. Others may declare this as a demonstration miracle done during his active ministry to show that he was a real prophet.

However, when viewed from another angle, it appears to show that ‘by the finger of GOD (Acts) or with ALLAH’s Permission (Quran) a lifeless lump of clay (or even any non-living substance that once had a life or could be made to come to life in some shape, form or manner) had to be ‘restored’ to its former self by bringing it back to life (bodily fluids and all or the same as any living creature that lives).

But, if one becomes that ‘form’ then literally it becomes you as you become it! Hence, the taking of someone dead and making that body alive but with the understanding that your spirit will be incorporated (inhabit) that shell of a body is the meaning we are looking for here.

In this case it (the body) could not resemble Simon because that shell of a body was made to totally resemble Jesus the son of Mary. And the SOUL (with the spiritual being merged with the physical) inhabiting that now lifeless body was none other than Jesus the son of Mary (pbh)!

In order for that to happen, he would have to become one with himself or as Paul and the New Testament try to explain about spiritual bodies and physical bodies under the concept of ‘heavenly bodies’ after the Judgment Day.

Basically, the regular body contains the spiritual body (the soul) but a ‘heavenly body’ would have the soul and physical body be at one with itself as in being merged with itself. Hence, Jesus became one with himself!

Surprisingly such an explanation is attempted in the New Testament but most people did not understand it without deep instruction! Hence, the failure to grasp the situation clearly! That is understandable due to the highly spiritual nature of the topic.

The only knowledge that we can be comfortable with is the fact that we have two natures, so to speak, the physical and the spiritual. If we tried leaving Earth’s dominions without a spacesuit, we would die. Jesus, however, was raised up body and soul but he didn’t need a space suit!!!

Who will transform our lowly {Earthly} body that it may be conformed to his {own} glorious body {raised up body}, according to the working by which he {Jesus} is able even to subdue all things to himself {by GOD’s WILL}.                      Philippians (3:21)

And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so also shall we {after Judgment} bear the likeness of the heavenly man.  1Cor. (15:49)

It {the body} is sown in dishonor {meaning mixed with the physical processes} and separated from the spiritual; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power {as it becomes complete within itself or to be said as a form of oneness}. 1Cor. (15:43)

We have some indication of this in Islamic hadiths. The two parts of man (physical and spiritual) must come together even for the ‘damned’. So when the person is placed in Hell, the body gets roasted through and through and is destroyed but not the soul.

Then the individual is issued another body to go through the process over again. Logically, he doesn’t cease to exist when his body is destroyed but occupies or lives on in a spiritual domain while awaiting another bodily form.

There are also hadiths giving descriptions of men and women in Paradise as to their ‘sexual nature’ or prowess as physical beings but with, what is thought to be, a spiritual essence which is far more potent than just the physical status one had on Earth. The age of these dwellers is said to be fixed at around 33 years reflecting the ‘prime’ of life which is yet another ‘SIGN’ as given to man from the one appointed as a SIGN to mankind (Jesus the son of Mary – Quran 43:61).

And when all things have been subjected to him, then the son {of man} himself will be made subject to HIM {ALLAH} WHO put all things under him {that HE WILLED to put under him}, so that GOD may be all in all {Glorified in the new kingdom (Jesus’ kingdom) to be placed on Earth as in being worshiped with one consent – meaning all (who believe) will believe in him before he dies (Quran)}.  1Cor. (15:28)

And (Jesus) shall be a SIGN (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow you ME: this is a Straight Way.                     Quran (43:61)

And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death {ON HIS RETURN}; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against {the disbelievers amongst} them. Quran (4:159)

Lost indeed are they who treat it as a falsehood that they must meet ALLAH, until on a sudden the Hour is on them, and they say: “Ah! Woe unto us that we took no thought of it”; for they bear their burdens on their backs, and evil indeed are the burdens that they bear? Quran (6:31)

Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the {Jewish} disciples were assembled {in a locked room which could not be entered except through force}, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.”                                                  John (20:19)

For the physical man who dies before the Final Judgment and is buried:

His spirit {man’s spirit} departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish {when he dies}.   Psalms (146:4)

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world {our adam}, and death through sin {for the wages of sin is death… – Romans (6:23)}, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.  Romans (5:12)

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive {as what we were meant to be in the beginning meaning to be like him in the heavenly sense and so we have yet another meaning of him being a SIGN unto mankind}  1Cor. (15:22)

And as it is appointed for men to die once {their final term of appointment}, but after this the Judgment.    Hebrews (9:27)

So, when he finally left the Earth after 40 days, as Acts declared he did, he had accomplished his message and demonstrated that he indeed was that one whom we call the Messiah. But as all creatures must die, he has to return (as himself) to fulfill that part of the human legacy that all men must undergo (death) and then raise up with Muhammad (pbh) as the hadith foretells at the end of days from the City of Medina (as he will be buried with the rich in spirit {Muhammad, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar bin al-Khattab} – Isaiah (Chapter 53:9).

All of this may seem to be just a tall tale but it is not. It is equivalent to marking things down with precision to the very last atom. As a result, the text in the Quran (4:157) is totally true!

The concept or perception of the events around this Non-crucifixion event is, however, basically very complex and one must look at this soul called the Messiah or Jesus as the physical entity reaching the point of perfection but still falling in line with GOD’s PERFECT PLAN – as to future events/struggles and so on!

GOD’s PLAN is too complex for human minds to comprehend it in full but because we have a Judgment to come, it can be partially and beneficially explained as separating the wheat from the chaff! Following the WAY or not following the WAY. It is as simple as that!

So, as he was the complete or perfect ‘empath’ as one can deduce or decide from his experiences with the woman who touched the cloak of his hem or garment and that he became aware as one who is a ‘sensitive extraordinaire’, he becomes that Sign of a finished product of HUMANITY AS TO ITS POTENTIAL POWERS or BEINGNESS!

She came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

And Jesus said, “Who touched me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press {on} you, and you say, ‘Who touched me?’ ”

But Jesus said, “Somebody touched me! For I perceived power going out from me.”

Then the woman, seeing that she could not escape notice, came trembling and fell down before him. In the presence of all the people, she explained why she had touched him and how she had immediately been healed.  Luke (8:44-47)

Not above the human level as some try to make out but as that ‘perfect being’ like Adam when he was created!

The similitude of Jesus before ALLAH is as that of Adam; HE created him from dust, then said to him: “Be”. And he was.

The Truth (comes) from ALLAH alone; so be not of those who doubt.                                   Quran (3:59-60)

Therefore, this man Jesus (pbh) had to regenerate what was before him physically. That is, he had to make the clay vestige of the body physical come to life! So, with GOD’s Permission, he brought back the ‘SHELL’ to live again as he merged himself with that shell as himself or his exact replica as it were!

That does not mean that he was nailed to a wooden cross because he wasn’t!!! And the soul of this Simon was brought up to the heavens with Jesus (pbh) as promised but Jesus (pbh) returned to bring back the dead shell without a soul to life which was his own replica! And in that sense, he truly arose from the dead (without being dead)!

So, that is why he told the woman who was excited to see him (after failing to recognize him at first) ‘DON’T TOUCH ME!’ It seems that it is not an easy task to retool that battered clay body drained of its life-giving fluids and turn it into a vibrant likeness of self!

Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my FATHER: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I am now ascend unto my FATHER, and your FATHER; and to my GOD, and to your GOD.   John (20:17)

Rather, ALLAH raised him to HIMSELF. And ever is ALLAH Exalted in Might and Wise.  Quran (4:158)

Of course, as the Gospel of Luke points out at the end of the Gospel, he came back to reinforce and to strengthen his eleven Disciples and other ‘prominent members’ of his circle in his 40 day stay on the Earth before he finally was lifted up as can be found in the Book of Acts (1:3) – (to whom he also presented himself alive after his suffering {ordeal/adversity} by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of GOD).

And this stuff is not going to be understood by people whose only job is to eat, sleep and socialize with others of their kind! Does one teach advanced Calculus to first graders???

So, basically this is as far as we get and no further! Hence, refer to the Quran as that BOOK with the preciseness and integrity that is straight!