Ahmadi Muslims hold the unique belief that Jesus (peace be upon him) survived the crucifixion and travelled towards India to continue his ministry among the Lost Tribes of Israel. Furthermore, they claim that his tomb, containing his body, has been recently re-discovered in India where it can be seen to this day. Ahmadi Muslims also assert that this belief is not only upheld by the Holy Quran and the Sayings of Muhammad sa, but even by the Holy Bible itself.
Ahmadi Muslims believe that Jesus as was a Prophet of God born to the Virgin Mary and was the Messiah of the Israelites as foretold by Moses as.
Ahmadi Muslims claim that Jesus as survived the crucifixion because he was taken down from the cross in a state of unconsciousness — not death.
- Sign of Jonah: Jesus foretold he would survive just like Jonah did.
- Blood and Water: Gushed from the spear wound, a sign of a beating heart.
- Prayer at Gethsemane: He prayed to be rescued from death on the cross.
- Short Duration: Death on the cross is meant to take days, not hours.
- Pilate’s Plot: Having sympathy for Jesus, he planned to save him.
- Healing Herbs: Used for healing the living — not embalming the dead.
- Unbroken Legs: This would have prevented death by respiratory distress.
- His Denial: Of being an apparition, baring his wounds he called for food.
After his survival, Jesus as travelled as far as Kashmir, India and preached to the Lost Tribes of Israel. His tomb can be found there to this day.
- Lost Tribes Found: He went towards India in search of the lost tribes.
- Tomb of Jesus: Recently discovered and preserved in Kashmir, India.
The Kashmir Tomb
The burial place of Jesus in Kashmir is known to the locals as Rauzabal, meaning the Honored Tomb.
It is known as the tomb of Yuz Asaf, which may be of Buddhist derivation (see link) or possibly from Yusu or Yehoshua (Jesus) the Gatherer.
Local tradition states that the entombed was a prophet of Ahle-Kitab, or People of the Book, and his name was Isa – the Quranic name for Jesus.
The prophet Yuz Asaf came to Kashmir from the West (Holy Land) in the reign of Raja Gopdatta (c 1st century A.D) according to the ancient official documents held by the current custodian of the tomb.
Some of the most extensive research on the tomb has been conducted by the now retired famous historian and former Head of Archaelogy for State of Kashmir, Professor Fida Hassnain.
The tomb is Jewish, as attested by the direction the grave is lying. Next to the grave is a footprint engraved in stone, an artistic rendition of the wounds of crucifixion.
- Ancient Texts: Buddhist and Hindu texts confirm his travels to the region.
- His Ultimate Victory:Saved from the cross, he completed his mission.