Where is Je­sus Buried?

India Today - - MAIL -

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

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