Thursday, September 21, 2006

Jesus' Destination of Refuge

And We made the son of Mary and his mother a Sign, and gave them shelter on an elevated land of green valleys and springs of running water. (23:51)

After surviving the crucifixion Jesus left the land of his persecutors and traveled East in search of the lost tribes of Israel. He eventually reached Kashmir, where he lived a long and fruitful life preaching to the dispersed Jewish tribes which had settled there earlier. He is buried in the Khanyar quarter of Srinagar. His tomb can be visited even today and is known as the resting place of Prophet Yuz Asaf, (Jesus the Gatherer). This Quranic verse describes Kashmir as “elevated land of valleys and springs of running water.”

Mary, his mother, is said to be buried in the Pakistani town of Murree, where her tomb is at a location known as Pindi Point. Locals call the tomb Mai Mari da Asthan i.e. Resting Place of Mother Mary. This area of Pakistan is in the foothills of the Himalayas at the threshold of the Kashmir Valley.

Here are some useful links on this subject. The first of these is the book “Jesus in India” by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908). It is the seminal work on this subject. It traces Jesus' journey through Nasibus, Persia, Afghanistan and finally Kashmir, where he preached among the Jews who had settled there after their deliverance from the bondage of Nebuchadnezzar.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's book: Jesus in India (complete text)
BBC Documentary: Did Jesus Die on the Cross?
Tomb of Jesus Website
Mary's Tomb


Affan said...

I have no idea from where u got the information that Isa (Jesus) was crucified, bringforth an evidence from the Quran.

And in the verse 23:51, the place referred to here was the place to which she withdrew to be delivered when the time drew near. There was a fruitful palm-tree, evidently on high ground, for beneath it flowed a spring. She retired there in seclusion, and she and her child rested there until it was time for her to go to her people with her child.

Asif said...

To be crucified means to die on the cross, not merely being put on the cross and taken down alive. This is similar to the expression "being put to the sword", which means dying by the sword, and not just being wounded by it. Quran only denies Jesus' death on the cross.

The refuge in 23:51 signifies not a temporary shelter but a lasting refuge, which only happened after Jesus' deliverance from the cross.

Affan said...

Refer verses 19:23-26

It is adequate proof.

Anonymous said...

you claim Jesus died in Kashmir,,what do you say about people who believe he is still alive ...