Question: I would like to know about he descent of Esa `alyhisSalam. Is it possible that his decent is metaphorical, for example, can it mean that someone with the qualities of Sayyidina `Esa `alyhissalam will be born?
Answer: The return of Esa is physical and real. There is no question about this. His decent will be in the Damscus area in the time of Al-Mahdiy. He will go to Al-Madiinah to visit the grave of Prophet Muhammad and greet him with his Salaam. He will rule the world according to the laws revealed to Prophet Muhammad.
... and Allah knows best.