Watch my video explanation on this. In 1902, in the arabic only book, “Ijaz ul Ahmadi“, MGA and his team began to use the Quranic verse, 23:50 to argue that Esa (as) traveled to Kashmir and was given refuge as such. Before 1902, in the 1882-1884 era, MGA and his team of writers were indirectly denying the miracles of Esa (as), however, they didn’t comment specifically on 23:50, instead, they commented on 3:49 and totally denied all the miracles of Esa (as). Nevertheless, NO scholars in Islam have ever written such a thing, its a total lie. 100% of the scholars on Islam had always connected 23:50 (23:51 in the Qadiani Quran) with the birth of Esa (As), in fact, the verse start off explaining how Mary and Esa (as) were made as a sign. The sign was the miraculous birth of Esa (as) without a man, this is unanimously accepted by 100% of the scholars of Islam. Furthermore, the verse explains how both Mary and Esa (as) were given refuge on an elevated land wherein there were valleys, water springs and water flows. When we check the classic Tafsir’s on Islam, Suyuti, Ibn Kathir, Tabari, Ibn Abbas and etc, they all confirm that this verse is in relation to the birth of Esa (as) and they give the location as Damascus and the flatlands around it. Thus, this is just another embellishment of the Mirza family. Furthermore, Ahmadi writers began to assert that Yuz Asaf=Jesus. Ahmadi’s also believe that Mary was buried in Pakistan as it borders with Azad Kashmir, since they knew it wasn’t just Esa (As) who was given refuge, but also Mary. In 1907, in Haqiqatul Wahy (online english edition), MGA also called the British Government as Rabwah (see page 849), since they gave him refuge and etc.
Finally, Rabwah is the Arabic word used to describe where refuge was given to Mary and Esa (As), In 1948, Ahmadi’s used this word to name their private city in Pakistan, however, by 1997 or so, it was officially changed to Chenab Nagar. One last thing, both main groups of Ahmadi’s, Lahori’s and Qadiani’s reject the miraculous birth of Esa (As). The Lahori-Ahmadi’s say that Esa (as)’s biological father was Joseph, and the Qadiani’s call Mary a type of hermaphrodite and thus call it a normal occurrence (nauzobillah), thus, they both violate this verse of the Quran. Also see 19:16 of the Quran all the way to 19:34, thus, the birth of Esa (as) as related in 23:50 is always connected to 19:16-34.
In 1996, Mirza Tahir Ahmad told Ahmadi’s that even if this grave is not that of Eisa (as), it makes no difference. Mirza Tahir Ahmad knew that MGA used 23:50 in terms of Yuz Asaf= Eisa (as), however, he chose to downplay that. This was never stated before him. Watch the full video here. Mirza Tahir Ahmad did this since he had heard that Suzanne Olsson (check out her facebook page) was planning on conducting DNA testing on the Yuz Asaf grave site. Mirza Tahir Ahmad got scared and began planning for a situation wherein “if” it was proven that the body and gravesite were less than 500 years old. You can listen to Suzanne Olsson herein explaining how she had gotten permits from the government of India, however, abruptly, it was all stopped. There is also a video of local Kashmiri’s who claim that Yuz Asaf came from Egypt and is not Eisa (As). You can watch the full video herein, its from Bj Witelus‘ youtube channel. Check out Suzanne Olsson’s website herein. Also, check out how Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his team of writers fraudulently claimed that Eisa (as) was a travelling prophet, and thus, made it to India. The weird old man from “Moeen Ul Mahdi” youtube channel says he lived in Murree after the 1974 NA assembly declared Ahmadi’s as non-Muslim and he says he saw people over by the shrine of Mary.
RK-19, pages 128, Ijaz-e-Ahmadi, Zameema Nuzul ul Maseeh
The Miracle of Ahmad (alislam.org) (see page 33, online english edition)
23:50 is quoted as the elevated place of land in Kashmir.
“”….And it is proven from hadith that Maryam in her whole life was deeply saddened by this incident…”
1902–Ijaz ul Ahmadi, online english edition of 2019
See page 33
“””Then, in a way, you determine God Almighty to be a liar, because God says that after the event of the cross He settled ‘Isa and his mother on an elevated piece of land with pristine running water, i.e. springs flowed in it; it was a place affording great comfort and quite like Paradise, as God says:
Surah al-Mu’minun, 23:51
That is: After the episode of the cross, which was a great calamity, We granted ‘Isa and his mother refuge in a great elevated land, which was a place of great comfort with pleasant tasting water; i.e. the land of Kashmir.
If you have even the slightest knowledge of the Arabic language, you would be aware that the term اٰوی [awa] is used only on such an occasion where one is provided refuge after having been rescued from a disaster. This usage can be found throughout the Holy Quran, Arabic sayings, and the ahadith. In addition, the Word of God Almighty proves that during the entire life of Hadrat ‘Isa , peace be upon him, the cross was the only calamity that befell him. And it is proven from the hadith that it was this very incident which aggrieved Maryam [Mary] the most during her entire life. Hence, this verse proclaims loudly that after the incident of the cross, God rescued Hadrat ‘Isa from this calamity and took him away from that dangerous country and settled him in some other country where springs of clear water flowed and which was situated on elevated ground. The question now is whether there is a highland in Heaven where springs of clear water flow and where, after the incident of the cross, God Almighty caused Hadrat Masih and his mother to settle. Reflect upon the life history of Hadrat Masih and cite an example where having suffered a misfortune he was provided refuge in a country that was as calm and serene as Paradise and situated on elevated ground above the rest of the world and having springs flowing in it.””””
Ahmadi editor’s add notes and connected 23:50 to the writings of MGA, however, MGA never quoted this verse in this book.
The second edition of Satt Bachan (1895) is published with many footnotes. A major footnote refers to MGA mistakenly writing that Eisa (As)’s tomb was in Sham (Syria). In 1902, this was stated as Eisa (as)’s first tomb, and that Eisa (as) escaped from this tomb, and that MGA hadn’t realized this until later. MGA and his team of writers admitted that MGA gave statements about the tomb of Eisa (as) in Syria without a full realization of facts, which is against hadith, in fact, Muhammad (saw) claimed that anyone who gives statements without knowing the facts for sure is a munafiq (hypocrite).
Chasma Masihi, online english editon
MGA mentions the story of Yuz Asaf. MGA claims that the injeel of Yuz Asaf is older than Jesus (as). MGA and his team seem to be quoting the famous book, “Barlaam and Josaphat”.
1906—ROR, May, english, see page 190, in terms of 23:50 and Yuz Asaf
“‘Verses of the Holy Quran are also cited in support of the assertion that Jesus was obliged to take refuge in some other country. Especially, 23:52 (this is an error by the editor, it should be 23:50) is advanced as contained a plain reference to his flight. It runs as follows: “And we gave Son of Mary and his mother a refuge on a lofty place which was secure and watered with springs”. This is alleged is a clear description of Cashmere. It is further clear that the word awa used in this verse signifies the giving of refuge at the time of some great danger, and with the exception of crucifixtion no event of great misfortune or danger to Jesus is recorded in history.”””
Haqiqatul Wahy online english edition
Footnote, pages 119-120
“””Therefore, if this ummah is not the heir of the previous Prophets and have no share in this bounty, why were they taught this prayer? It is a pity that no one—on account of their bigotry and ignorance— duly reflects upon this verse. They are greatly eager that Hadrat ‘Isa should descend from heaven, while the Holy Quran testifies that he is dead and buried in Srinagar, Kashmir, as God Almighty says وَ اٰوَيْنٰهُمَاۤ اِلٰى رَبْوَةٍ ذَاتِ قَرَارٍ وَّ مَعِيْنٍ [Surah al-Mu’minun, 23:51] meaning: ‘We delivered ‘Isa and his mother from the hands of the Jews and conveyed them to a high mountain which was a place of comfort and elegance and had springs of clear water in it.’ This was Kashmir. And this is why Maryam’s tomb is not to be found in Palestine, and they claim that she too disappeared like Hadrat ‘Isa. How unjust it is of the ignorant Muslims to believe that the ummah of the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is devoid of the converse and discourse of God while at the same time they repeat the sayings [of the Holy Prophet] that prove that among the ummah of the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, there will be those who will resemble the Prophets of Israel, and there will also be one who will be a Prophet in one aspect and an ummati [follower of the Holy Prophet] in another! He would be the one who will be called the Promised Messiah.”””
MGA also called the British Government as Rabwah (see page 849).
Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, Vol-5, online english edition
See page 534
In spite of this belief, they know with full conviction that an Israelite Prophet did come to Kashmir and that he introduced himself as the ‘Prince Prophet’. Their books relate that, on the basis of calculation, a little more than 1,900 years have elapsed since that time. The simplicity of the Kashmiris has here benefited us, for had they known who that ‘Prince Prophet’ from among the Israelites was, and who the Prophet was who lived some 1,900 years ago, they would never have shown these books to us. This is why I say that we have benefited greatly from their simplicity. Besides, they say that the name of the Prince Prophet was ‘Yuz Asaf ’. This word clearly appears to be the distortion of ‘Yasu Asaf ’. In Hebrew, ‘Asaf ’ refers to a person who is in search of his people. Since Hadrat ‘Isa had arrived in Kashmir in search of his people who were the missing tribes of Jews, he called himself ‘Yasu Asaf ’. Further, it is written clearly in the scripture of Yuz Asaf that the Injil [Gospel] had been revealed to him by God. Thus, in the presence of so many clear proofs, how is it possible to refute that Yuz Asaf is none other than Hadrat ‘Isa, may peace be upon him? Otherwise, the onus of proof is on our opponents, to show us who this person is, who called himself the Prince Prophet and whose time corresponds perfectly with the time of Hadrat ‘Isa. We have also learnt that when Hadrat ‘Isa came to Kashmir, he was mentioned by the Buddhists of that time in their scriptures.
Another potent argument for this is that God says:
اٰوَيْنٰهُمَاۤ اِلٰى رَبْوَةٍ ذَاتِ قَرَارٍ وَّ مَعِيْنٍ, 23:50
Be mindful that the word اٰوَى [awa] is used in Arabic when a person is given refuge from a tribulation in a place that is a peaceful abode. That abode of peace cannot possibly be the land of Sham, because the land of Sham was in the jurisdiction of the Caesar of Rome and Hadrat ‘Isa had been declared a rebel against Caesar. Therefore, it was indeed Kashmir, which was similar to the land of Sham, and was a place of shelter—i.e. it was an abode of peace—meaning that the Caesar of Rome had nothing to do with it.”””
The ROR of April-1909 discusses Yuz Asaf extensively.
The ROR of Oct-1909 has an essay entitled, “The Relics of Buddha and the Tomb of Jesus”. It also notes how Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad and Mirza Bashir Ahmad, Maulvi Sarwar Shah, Mir Muhammad Ishaq all traveled to Kashmir and visited the tomb of Yuz Asaf.
The ROR of Nov-1909 has an essay entitled, “The Lost Tribes of Israel”, Kashmir and Yuz Asaf are mentioned extensively.
Zameema Al-Badr, July 7, 1910
Via “Haqaiq ul Furqan”, 4 volumes, which was collected by ahmadi authors
Noorudin only commented on 2 words in the verse 23:50, “va umma hoo”, “aya tun”, which means, his mother is a sign. Noorudin says that this means that Mary was noble, a good example. Under the phrase Rabwahtin, he added “Kashmir”.
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Translation noor uddin
The ROR of Jan-1911 mentions the grave at Khan Yar Street in Srinagar at refers to Yuz Asaf as Isa Sahib.
The ROR of July-1911 mentions the grave at Khan Yar Street in Srinagar.
The ROR of March-1912 mentions a tomb in Srinagar, Cashmere.
The ROR of Aug-1912 extensively mentions the tomb “Nabi-Sahib” or “Isa Sahib” was found in Kashmir.
The ROR of Sep-1912 mentions the tomb “Nabi-Sahib” or “Isa Sahib” was found in Kashmir.
The ROR of Nov-1912 mentions the tomb “Nabi-Sahib” or “Isa Sahib” was found in Cashmere.
Maulvi Muhammad Din writes an article in the ROR of Dec-1913, its entitled, “Jesus in the Holy Quran” (Part-2). In the essay, he alleges that Eisa (as) was buried in Khan Yar Street in Kashmir, British-India.
The ROR of March-1914 argues in various places that Jesus is buried in Khan Yar street in Srinagar.
The ROR of May-1914 argues in various places that Jesus is buried in Khan Yar street in Srinagar.
The ROR of June-1914 mentions the tomb of Nabi sahib and Isa sahib and claims that the discovery of this tomb will Kill Christianity.
The Qadiani Quran is published (only 2 chapters from Qadian), in it, it is alleged that the unique part of this Quran is that Jesus (as) died in India.
The ROR of Mar-April of 1916 reports an essay by the 2nd Khalifa wherein he says the ahmadi belief that Jesus=Yuz Asaf is a distinct feature of the Qadiani-Ahmadi creed.
The ROR of Sep-1916, the ahmadi belief that Jesus=Yuz Asaf is mentioned as a distinct feature of the Qadiani-Ahmadi creed. This data was related to Part-1 of an english commentary of the Quran could be had with the Qazi Abdullah out of London.
The ROR of Nov-1916 has an essay by Hafiz Maulvi Ghulam Muhammad (B.A.) entitled, “Allah, the living, the Omniscient, the Omnipotent”. He quoted the bible, and mentioned how Jesus is allegedly buried in Khan Yar, Srinagar, Kashmir. It has additional references that can be useful in the future.
The ROR of April-May-1917 has an essay by Mirza Bashir Ahmad entitled, “The Chief Points of Difference between the Ahmadiyya Community and the Orthodox Muslims (Part-3). In this essay, he argues that Eisa (As) died in Kashmir and is Yuz Asaf. He even argued that if MGA was wrong in the assertion that Yuz Asaf=Eisa (as), it doesn’t effect his claim. 23:50 of the Quran is also quoted.
The Aug-Sep-1920 edition of the ROR has an article wherein it argues that Afghani’s are all jewish people. The July-1920 edition of the ROR tells us that Ahmadi’s believe that Jesus (as) escaped the cross and travelled to North India, his tomb is in Srinagar.
The ROR of December-1925 discusses the alleged tomb of Jesus Christ in Kashmir. The ROR of November-1925 also.
In the 2nd Khalifa’s book, “Invitation to Ahmadiyyat”, he quotes 23:50 and claims that it refers to Esa and Maryam travelling and settling in Kashmir. The ROR of August 1926 mentions Christ in India and how newspapers were talking about it.
Via the ROR of November 1928, it is argued that per 23:50, Eisa (As) travelled to Kashmir.
The ROR of June-1933 alleges that Jesus died in India at age 120, in Srinagar, Kashmir.
The ROR of Dec-1934 goes into detail in terms of the Yuz Asaf theory.
At the 1934 Jalsa at Qadian, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq gave a speech about his recent trip to Kashmir and some new research work that he has in terms of the Yuz Asaf theory. This work was published in 1936 in a book called “Qabar-i-Masih”.
“”Qabr-i-Masih”” (Urdu only) by Mufti Muhammad Sadiq is published from Qadian India. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq traveled to Kashmir in 1925 and completed his research in three years, they also say that he visited the tomb in 1934.
The ROR of Jan-1937 has snippets of an article by Mr. Surat Kumar Sarkar and his writings on Jesus in India.
The ROR of Oct-1939 alleges that Jesus (as) died in India.
The ROR of Oct-1941 alleges that Jesus (as) is buried in Mohalla Khanyar, Srinagar, Kashmir.
The ROR of March-1943 alleges that Jesus (as) is buried in Mohalla Khanyar, Srinagar, Kashmir, this is an essay by J.D. Shams.
The ROR of Dec-1945 reports that Ghulam Nabi Gilkar is the President of the Ahmadiyya Association in Srinagar, Kashmir. He would eventually become the Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir in 1947. His letter to Lord Archibald Wavell is posted. In this letter, he claims that Jesus (as) died in India, on Khanyar Street. Signed off on Oct-7th-1945.
—Imam Shams also sets out the facts briefly in a leaflet a hundred thousand of which are being distributed over a wide area, including Wimbledon. (Wimbledon Borough News 22nd February, 1946).
—J. D. Turner wrote: If in fact there was no death and no resurrection, as narrated in the New Testament, it seems to me that the whole foundation of organised Christianity is swept away, and where then does the Church stand? (Issue dated 13th March, 1946).
—This article provoked comments from readers. The Editor published the correspondence following this article in the issues of 1st, 8th and 29th March, 1946 under the captions ‘Why not open the tomb’, ‘Lessons of the cross’, ‘Where did Jesus Die?’ and ‘Tomb of Jesus’ etc. A correspondent, Mr. M. J., said: The belief that Jesus Christ did not die on the cross,
expressed by Imam Shams, a Moslem, in your paper last week, is one which is shared even by some Christians.
—The Rev. J. Stafford Wright, M.A., Senior Tutor, Oak Hill College, in an article under the caption ‘The Moslem Invasion of England’ published in the weekly journal, the Life of Faith (London) dated 15th May, 1946 wrote about the leaflet and the book:
A few weeks ago a student was handed a tract by an Indian. It was not a Christian tract, but a Moslem. Photographs had already appeared in the London papers of a group of Moslem missionaries who had come to convert the English. Here was proof of their activities. Since then, plenty more of these tracts have been distributed. This tract was a claim that the Promised Messiah had come in the person of Hazrat Ahmad (1835–1908). It also bore a photograph of what was called ‘The tomb of Jesus’ in the town of Srinagar in Kashmir. A brief message spoke of proof that Jesus did not die on the cross, but travelled to India and died there. A letter to the London Mosque produced a more elaborate book entitled ‘Where did Jesus Die?’ This book has 128 pages, and is written and published by the Imam of the London Mosque, Maulvi J. D. Shams. This branch of Islam which is responsible for propaganda is the Ahmadiyya Movement, about which an article appeared in the Life of Faith some months ago, from the pen of the Rev. A. R. Pittway, a missionary in Kenya who had met one of its
propagandists there. It is a strongly missionary movement, and although it is regarded by some Muslims as unorthodox, it is sufficiently close to traditional Muhammadanism to be counted as fully representative of the Muhammadan faith.
The book is a carefully documented attack upon Christianity and at the end it expands the idea that Jesus went to India and died there. There are, of course, three key points of Christianity to be attacked—the death of Christ, the resurrection, and the ascension—all of which must be proved to be false. For the theory is that Jesus only fainted on the Cross, revived in the tomb, came out and met His disciples, and then tramped away to India, where ultimately He died. It is to our everlasting shame as Christians that our country should now be experiencing a Moslem invasion of this kind. But, British toleration being what it is, it is quite possible that some of this propaganda will spread. If so, it is as well to be forearmed against it.
The ROR of May-1946 tells the world has an essay entitled, “Jesus in India” by M.K., qadiani sources allege that this author is a non-Ahmadi and read noted from a pamphlet by Jalal-ud-Din Shams. They talk about Eisa (as) being buried in Kashmir.
The ROR of June-1946 alleges that Jesus (as) was buried in Kashmir and calls it the Death-Knell of Christianity. They also quote the book by Jalal-ud-Din Shams, “Where did Jesus Die”.
The ROR of Nov-1946 tells the world that Jesus (as) died in Mohalla Khanyar, Srinagar, Kashmir.
In Tafseer-e-Kabeer, the Khalifa connects Yuz Asaf with 23:50.
We have posted pages from Vol. 1 wherein Chapter 4:157–160 are explained. Interestingly, they claimed that Eisa (As) was buried in Khan Yar street in Srinagar. They didn’t mention Yuz Asaf at all, they then referred the reader to “”Qabr-i-Masih”” (Urdu only) by Mufti Muhammad Sadiq.
The ROR of May-1947 has an essay by Syed Zainul Abideen Wali Ullah Shah, entitled, “Jesus’ Journey to Kashmere”. He mostly quoted the bible, however, he did quote Kanzul Ummul in terms of the lie that Eisa (as) kept moving from place to place. Nicholas Notovitch is also mentioned.
The ROR of June-1947 has an essay by Syed Zainul Abideen Wali Ullah Shah, entitled, “Jesus’ Journey to Kashmere” (Part-2).
The ROR of Aug-1947 has an essay by Syed Zainul Abideen Wali Ullah Shah, entitled, “Jesus’ Journey to Kashmere” (Part-3). He alleges that the Buddha had prophecied the appearance of Jesus (as), many other non-sensical arguments are given. He also alleges that Yuz Asaf=Esa (as) (astagfarullah). He also alleges that Eisa (As) was buried on Khanyar Street, Srinagar, Kashmir. He claims that while he was working in Syria with Jalal ud Din Shams, they both debated a Jewish rabbi and etc. He also quoted 23:50 and alleges that in Damascus there is a place called Rabwa wherein Muslims believe that Eisa (As) had frequented (actually, he was born there).
Malfuzat-2, online english edition
An Address of the Promised Messiah at the Farewell Gathering1
The Purpose of the Advent of the Promised Messiah
The Promised Messiah as states: “Authentic and definitive knowledge has been given to us in the Holy Quran alluding to the fact that Jesus, peace be upon him, was taken down from the cross alive and that he was saved from this calamity. However, it is a pity that over the last one thousand years, where many other afflictions have appeared, this matter too fell into darkness, and unfortunately, the notion became firmly rooted within the Muslims that the Messiah
as was lifted into the heavens alive and that he will descend from the sky when the Resurrection approaches.
However, in this, the fourteenth century, Allah the Exalted sent me by way of divine appointment so that I may dispel the errors that have taken root within the Muslims internally and manifest the truth of Islam before the world. Furthermore, I have been sent to respond to the allegations that are levelled against Islam externally and clearly demonstrate the reality of the other false religions—particularly the religion of the cross, i.e. the Christian faith. I have been tasked to
uproot its erroneous doctrines, which are dangerous and harmful to the people, and which are a hindrance to the nourishment and development of man’s spiritual faculties.
1 During the very days in which the Promised Messiah as was writing his book Jesus in India, it came to light that certain relics of the Messiah of Nazareth as had been found in Nasibain (situated in the Arab country of Iraq), which furnished evidence of the Messiah’s journey and corroborated the fact that he settled in Kashmir. The Promised Messiah as deemed it advisable to dispatch a commission or delegation to personally investigate and examine these relics and the state of affairs, and then for the delegation to return to Qadian from the route on which the Messiah journeyed to Kashmir. In order to see off this delegation and bid them farewell, an event was arranged by the name of Jalsa Al- Wida (The Farewell Gathering). Due to certain compelling circumstances, although the dispatch of this delegation was postponed, the event, nonetheless, was held on the 12-14 November 1899, with great excitement and celebration. The present address was delivered by the Promised Messiah as on this occasion.
The True Facts About Jesus as Son of Mary
From among these various beliefs, one concept relates to the Messiah ascending
into heaven—a notion, which unfortunately, even some Muslims have begun to
advocate. It is this very concept on which Christianity is based, because the foundation
on which salvation stands in Christianity is this very cross. The Christians believe that the Messiah died on the cross for them, then he came back to life and ascended into heaven, this being proof of His divinity.
Those Muslims who have supported the Christians erroneously do not believe that the Messiah died on the cross, but they do believe that he was raised to heaven alive. However, the reality which Allah Almighty has disclosed to me is that the Messiah son of Mary was tormented severely at the hands of the Jews of his age, just as the truthful are tormented in their respective times at the hands of foolish opponents. Ultimately, these very same Jews strove to somehow put an end to him and kill him on the cross by way of conspiracy and mischief. It would appear that they succeeded in their designs, because it was ordered that the Messiah son of Mary be put on the cross. However, Allah the Exalted who never allows for His truthful and divinely commissioned servants to be wasted, saved him from the curse that was necessitated by him dying on the cross and gave rise to such means that he was taken down from the cross alive.
There are many arguments to this effect that are found in the very Gospel itself, but I do not intend to mention them on this occasion. By studying the incidents that surround the crucifixion according to the Gospel account, it becomes clearly evident that the Messiah son of Mary was taken down from the cross alive. Then, since he had many enemies in his own land—enemies who were thirsty for his blood—and since he had already stated that ‘a Prophet is not without honour but in his own country,’ alluding to his migration, Jesus as decided to leave his homeland. In order to fulfil the obligation of his ministry, he set out in search of the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Passing through Nasibain, he arrived in Kashmir through Afghanistan, and continued preaching to the Children of Israel who were settled in Kashmir. He reformed these people and ultimately passed away whilst he was among them. This is the fact that has been disclosed to me.”””
Malfoozat volume 1, page 221-222
1988 Urdu edition
MGA said that the whole story of Jesus surviving crucifixion and going to Kashmir and dying there is what Allah opened to him so Mirza Tahir cannot argue that there’s no issue if MGA made a mistake in the grave of Jesus because it wasn’t a revelation. MGA said God opened it to him.
In a book entitled, “Deliverance from the Cross”, Zafrullah Khan also used 23:50 (23:51 for the Qadiani’s) on page 104 and claimed that Eisa (as)= Yuz Asaf.
“The True Story of Jesus” by Rashid Ahmad Chaudhry
On page 87, he connects Jesus in India=Yuz Asaf with 23:50 of the Quran.
In 1996, Mirza Tahir Ahmad told Ahmadi’s that even if this grave is not that of Eisa (as), it makes no difference. Mirza Tahir Ahmad knew that MGA used 23:50 in terms of Yuz Asaf= Eisa (as), however, he chose to downplay that. This was never stated before him. Watch the full video here. Mirza Tahir Ahmad did this since he had heard that Suzanne Olsson (check out her facebook page) was planning on conducting DNA testing on the Yuz Asaf grave site. Mirza Tahir Ahmad got scared and began planning for a situation wherein “if” it was proven that the body and gravesite were less than 500 years old. You can listen to Suzanne Olsson herein explaining how she had gotten permits from the government of India, however, abruptly, it was all stopped. There is also a video of local Kashmiri’s who claim that Yuz Asaf came from Egypt and is not Eisa (As). You can watch the full video herein, its from Bj Witelus‘ youtube channel. Check out Suzanne Olsson’s website herein.
This is from Tareekh Ahmadiayat vol 3 page 152. This volume is dedicated only to the life and times of Moulvi Noor Uddin Behrvi. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THERE WERE 2 NOOR UDDINS IN AHMADIYYA HISTORY, THEY WERE BOTH EMPLOYED IN KASHMIR DERBAR AT THE SAME TIME. One was the Noor uddin who became the first successor in qadiani movement. The other one who this narration belong to KHALIFA NOOR UDDIN JAMOONI. If you have read the history of kashmir, this person was also employed in kashmir derbar. His picture is on alislam website.
This is how this Narration goes:
Title: DISCOVERY OF THE GRAVE OF HAZRAT EISA
“”””Khalifa Noor uddin Jamooni relates to us that “once I was walking through Mohala Khaniyar (Siri Nagar) that I saw an old man and an old woman (a couple) sitting at (beside) a qabar (grave). I asked them whose grave it was? They told me that it is of a Nabi Sahib. And this grave was famous as, grave of Yus Asif, Shehzada Nabi and peaghamber sahib. I asked them, “where how a Nabi could come here from”. They told me this Nabi, many hundreds year ago came from a very far land. I TOLD THIS TO MOULVI SAHIB (as you know that they were both in kashmir, noor uddin the first successor). And much time passed after this event (iss waqiya ko aik arsa guzar giya). After that, Moulvi sahib left his employment (at the death of ranbhir singh in 1885, many courtiers were laid of) and Moulvi Noor uddin came to qadian (to live). ONE DAY IN THE MAJLIS OF HAZRAT MASIH MAOUD (in a gathering WITH Mirza ghulam) where hazrat moulvi sahib was present, Hazrat masih maoud qouted an Ayat (the ayat in which rawah is mentioned) and said, it seems to me, and it is possible that Hazrat Eisa AS went towards a place like Kashmir (so mirza ghulam was not sure and had no idea at the time, so there was not wahi or ilham present from Allah SWT). On that hazrat Khalifa Awal related my rawaiyat (incident with the old couple as he had already told noor uddin the successor in the past). Hazoor called me (noor uddin jamooni) and ordered to INVESTIGATE AND RESEARCH about this grave.(to find out more about the grave).”””
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23:50 in Tafsir al-Jalalayn
“””And We made the son of Mary Jesus and his mother a sign — He did not say ‘two signs’ because the same sign is in both of them his being born without his mother’s having a male spouse. And We gave them refuge on a height rabwa a highland — in this case either the Holy House of Jerusalem Damascus or Palestine all of which are alternative opinions — level dhāt qarār an flat high- land on which its inhabitants are able to settle yastaqirru and watered by springs running water over ground which the eyes can see.”””
23:50 by Ibn Abbas
“””(And We made the son of Mary) i.e. Jesus (and his mother a portent) a sign and admonition: a son without a father and a pregnancy without physical contact, (and We gave them refuge on a height) on an elevated location, (a place of flocks and water springs) the reference here is to Damascus.”””
`Isa and Maryam in 23:50
Allah tells us about His servant and Messenger `Isa bin Maryam, peace be upon them both, and that He made them as a sign for mankind, i.e., definitive proof of His ability to do what He wills. For He created Adam without a father or a mother, He created Hawwa’ from a male without a female, and He created `Isa from a female without a male, but He created the rest of mankind from both male and female.
(and We gave them refuge on high ground, a place of rest, security and flowing streams.) Ad-Dahhak reported that Ibn `Abbas said: “Ar-Rabwah is a raised portion of land, which is the best place for vegetation to grow.” This was also the view of Mujahid, `Ikrimah, Sa`id bin Jubayr and Qatadah. Ibn `Abbas said,
(Dhat Qarar)”A fertile place.
(and Ma`in) means water running on the surface.” This was also the view of Mujahid, `Ikrimah, Sa`id bin Jubayr and Qatadah. Mujahid said: “A level hill.” Sa`id bin Jubayr said that
(Dhat Qarar and Ma`in) means that water was flowing gently through it. Mujahid and Qatadah said:
(and Ma`in ) “Running water.” Ibn Abi Hatim recorded from Sa`id bin Al-Musayyib:
(and We gave them refuge on a Rabwah, Dhat Qarar and Ma`in.) “It is Damascus.” He said; “Something similar was also narrated from `Abdullah bin Salam, Al-Hasan, Zayd bin Aslam and Khalid bin Ma`dan.” Ibn Abi Hatim recorded from `Ikrimah from Ibn `Abbas that this Ayah referred to the rivers of Damascus. Layth bin Abi Sulaym narrated from Mujahid that the words;
(and We gave them refuge on a Rabwah,) referred to `Isa bin Maryam and his mother when they sought refuge in Damascus and the flatlands around it. `Abdur-Razzaq recorded that Abu Hurayrah said:
(on a Rabwah, Dhat Qarar and Ma`in.), “It is Ramlah in Palestine.” The most correct opinion on this matter is that which was reported by Al-`Awfi from Ibn `Abbas, who said;
(and We gave them refuge on a Rabwah, Dhat Qarar and Ma`in.) “Ma`in refers to running water, and is the river of which Allah mentioned:
(your Lord has provided a water stream under you.)” (19:24) Ad-Dahhak and Qatadah said;
(on a high ground, a place of rest, security and flowing streams.) refers to Jerusalem. This — and Allah knows best — is the most apparent meaning, because it is mentio- ned in the other Ayah, and parts of the Qur’an explain other parts, so it is more appropriate to interpret it by another Ayah, then the Sahih Hadiths, then other reports.
Mai Mari da Ashtan (resting place of Mother Mary)
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. The tomb itself was renovated in the 1950s through the efforts of an Ahmadiyya 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.
The earliest British discovery of Murree, like many of the adjacent hill resorts in the Galyat range of the Hazara region, was first made by Major James Abbott in 1847. Please see Charles Allen Soldier Sahibs: The Men who made the North West Frontier London: Abacus Books, 2001 p. 141, ISBN 0-349-11456-0; and Journals of Honoria Lawrence eds. J.Lawrence and A. Widdiwis, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1980 edition. For an account of Abbott’s early time in Hazara and founding of Abbottabad, see Omer Tarin and SD Najumddin, “Five Early Military Graves in the Old Christian Cemetery, Abbottabad, Pakistan, 1853–1888”, in The Kipling Journal (ISSN 0023-1738) Vol 84, No 339, p.35-52.
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