Khwaja Nazir Ahmad was the son of the famous Lahori-Ahmadi and MGA’s personal lawyer, Khwaja Kamal ud Din. He wrote the famous, “Jesus in Heaven on Earth” (1952) which was published from the Woking, UK and Lahore, Pakistan. It immediately banned by the governor of the Punjab in April of 1953, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s then won a court case and got it re-published in Pakistan in 1956 (see the foreward). Khwaja Nazir Ahmad’s uncle was Khwaja Jamal ud Din, who worked in Jammu on behalf of the British government from at least 1905 to the 1930’s. In the 1990’s, a famous professor (Pappas) accused Ahmadi’s and specifically Khwaja Nazir Ahmad  and his famous book of academic dishonesty. Academic reception of all Ahmadi’s who conducted research works has been highly critical – academics dismissing these claims includes Günter GrönboldWilhelm SchneemelcherNorbert KlattPer Beskow, and Gerald O’Collins.

In 1953, in court, the Lahori-Ahmadi, Khwaja Nazir Ahmad confirms that Allama Muhammad Iqbal joined Ahmadiyya formally in 1897 (See “Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal and the Ahmadiyya Movement” by Hafiz Sher Muhammad {A Lahori-Ahmadi}, see page 9).
The primary book source for the association of the town of Muree with Mary is found in the German estoric writer Holger Kersten’s Jesus lebte in Indien (1982). This in turn was drawn from Ahmadiyya writer Khwaja Nazir Ahmad’s Jesus in Heaven and Earth (1952).

This belief is an addition to the teachings of the Ahmadiyya founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad‘s claims, based on his reading of various Hindu and Islamic sources that Jesus survived the crucifixion, came to India and died and is buried in Kashmir. Combining local oral and written accounts of one Yuz Asaf with the Acts of Thomas, Ahmad claimed that Jesus (whom he identified with Yuz Asaf), Thomas the Apostle (held to be Jesus’ twin brother), and their mother Mary travelled to India, with Mary dying en route from Taxila at Muree and being buried at Pindi Point there. These ideas were popularised to western audiences by Paul C. Pappas in Jesus’ Tomb in India: The Debate on His Death and Resurrection published by Jain Publishing Company, 1991.

The name “Mai Mari da Ashtan” means, literally, the “resting place of Mother Mary”, and the site was venerated by Hindus, Muslims, and Christians locally; so much that when the British tried to have the tomb demolished in 1916, to stop people visiting it (because at the time it was next to a defence post built in 1898), public protest caused them to not proceed with the demolition.[1] The tomb itself was renovated in the 1950s through the efforts of an Ahmaddiyya leader Khwaja Nazir Ahmad, author of Jesus in Heaven and Earth.The defence post no longer exists, and instead a television transmitter station, constructed for Pakistan Television Corporation in 1968, stands on the point.

The Ahmadiya writer Khwaja Nazir Ahmad also claims that the very name of the town, Muree, named Mari in the 19th century, is derived from the name Mary. However, mountaineer and local historian Farakh Ahmed Khan disputed this in his history of Muree, stating that the name “Mari” was simply the word for an enclosure of land, a dwelling area, akin to the similar Bengali word.

Links and Related Essays

Who is Khwaja Jamal ud Din?

Pappas, Paul Constantine, “Jesus’ tomb in India : the debate on his death and Resurrection” (1991)—he accuses Ahmadiyya of academic dishonesty

Khwaja Kamal-Ud-Din Prevents MGA From Being Jailed (1904)

Click to access jesusinheavenonearth.pdf

Heroes of Kashmir : Molvi Muhammad Abdullah Vakil

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