Luke 24 v 44And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And ye are witnesses of these things. 49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: 53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
We often see Islamic apologists claiming that the disciples should have rejoiced at the death of Jesus. They should have been happy because he was fulfilling all the Old Testament prophecies. The disciples should have understood what the purpose of the death of Jesus was because he explained to them beforehand why he had to die. Nevertheless we see that in the providence of God it was not given to the disciples to have understanding about the purpose of the death of Jesus before he was crucified and resurrected. This understanding was given to them after the resurrection.
Note that Jesus actually says in the above passage that the writings of Moses, the prophets and the Psalms all testify to his death and resurrection on the third day. If Islamic apologists deny this they are calling Jesus a liar. Do they want to bear this burden when they face Jesus on judgement day?
Please note also that this passage contains a clear statement that the disciples worshipped Jesus although they were strict monotheistic Jews!