Where is Jesus Buried?
Jesus Christ did not die on the cross, nor did he ascend to heaven. Instead , he went over to Kashmir, lived there for some time, died a natural death and is buried in Rauza Bal, Khanyar, a densely populated area in the interior of the city of Srinagar. Intrigued by this myth, a large number of foreigners have begun to visit this tomb. This theory was first pronounced by Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiyani ( 1835- 1906), the founder of the Ahmediya sect in India, in his controversial Urdu book Maseeh Hindustan Main ( Jesus in India) published in 1899. He challenged the established belief regarding the death of Christ. The theory was elaborated further by Mirza Qadiyani’s followers like Mufti Sadiq ( The Grave of Jesus1936), Khwaja Nazir Ahmed ( Jesus in the Heaven of Earth1951) and Maulana Jalaluddin Shams, ex- Imam of London Mosque ( Where did Jesus Die? 1959). Nevertheless, the theory has not been proved beyond an iota of doubt. It could only be done with the support of authentic historical evidence. The Ahmediyas believe that their religious head, Mirja Qadiyani, was the Maseeh- e- Mauood ( the reincarnated Jesus), who was reborn in India 18 centuries after the death of Jesus— who had also died in the sub- continent. Obviously, they seem to be keen in making the world believe that Jesus died in Kashmir and was reborn as Mirza- e- Qadian in Qadian, near Amritsar.
by Ghulam Nabi Khayal