Khwaja Nazir Ahmad

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Khwaja Nazir Ahmad (Urdu: خواجہ نذیر احمد ;Lahore, December 2, 1897-Lahore, 1970) was an Ahmadiyya writer. After experiments with Hinduism and Christianity he converted back to Islam in 1919 and in 1923, aged 25, became imam of Woking's mosque.[1][2][3] He returned to become a Senior Advocate of the Federal Court of Pakistan and an Advocate of His Majesty's High Court of Judicature at Lahore.[4]

Prior to the independence of Pakistan in 1948 he toured Kashmir with Aziz Kashmiri, editor of the Ahmadiyya weekly paper in Srinagar, looking for evidence supporting the claim of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad made in 1899, that the Roza Bal shrine of the holy man Yuz Asaf in Srinagar is the grave of Jesus of Nazareth. In 1952 he published his Jesus in heaven on earth (English Edition, Lahore and Woking, 1952) [5] Aziz Kashmiri published his own similar book in Urdu in 1954 (English 1968).

Non-Ahmadiyya Muslim scholars have been critical of Nazir Ahmad's interpretations, such as Bashir Ahmad, The Ahmadiyya Movement: British-Jewish Connections (Rawalpindi: Islamic Study Forum, 1994).[6]

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  1. ^ The Islamic Review Volume 13 - Page 225 Khwajah Kamal al-Din - 1925 "The Khwaja Nazir Ahmad is still a young man. Born on December 2, 1897, and educated at the Central Model School, Lahore, and at the Forman Christian College in the same city, he came to England in October 1916, and for a while studied ..."
  2. ^ Jan A. B. Jongeneel Jesus Christ in World History 2009 Page 302 "Ahmadiyya Movement. Nazir Ahmad wrote the voluminous book Jesus in Heaven on Earth (1952), which regards Jesus as a perfect Muslim, who did not descend from David, did not die on the cross, and was not resurrected and exalted."
  3. ^ Mark Bothe Die "Jesus-in-Indien-Legende" - Eine alternative Jesus-Erzählung? 2011 "1.3 Die zweite Phase: Al-Haj Khwaja Nazir Ahmad – Jesus in Heaven on Earth (Khwaja = pers. Titel für eine respektierte und angesehene Person45) Nazir Ahmad, geboren am 2. Dezember 1897, war der Sohn von Al-Haj Hazrat Khwaja Kamal-Ud-din."
  4. ^ Mark Bothe -Die "Jesus-in-Indien-Legende" - Eine alternative Jesus-Erzählung? - Page 20 2011 "und wurde bereits 1923, im Alter von 25 Jahren, Imam der Woking Moschee.48 Später wurde er Senior Advocate des Federal Court of Pakistan und Advocate of His Majesty's High Court of Judicature at Lahore.4"
  5. ^ Khwaja Nazir Ahmad Jesus in Heaven on Earth 1952 - Page 362 "Waqiat-i-Kashmir, Jannat Nazeer Gohar-i-Alam Tuhfa-tus-Shah. The MSS. (No. 189) is with the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal. Referring to the tomb of Yuz Asaf he says : The assertion of the people of knowledge is that one of the disciples of Jesus (yake az hawariyoon) is buried there, from whose tomb emanates Divine grace and blessings.2 It is noteworthy that "
  6. ^ Bashīr Aḥmad The Ahmadiyya Movement: British-Jewish connections Page 42 - 1994 "There is no reference whatsoever to Jesus Christ. It is a story of an Indian prince Buddha (Bodasaf) who died at Kusinara (Gorakhpur, India) and his disciple was Ababud (Ananda). In Ibne Babway's Ikmal-ud-din (10th century AD) and Allama Majlisi's Ain-ul-Hayat, similar version of the story appears with the addition that at the time of his death Bodhasaf erected a house (stupa) where he was laid. In all authentic Arabic sources and works on history like AlMasudi's Marooj-ul-Zahab (956-AD)2 Ibn Nadim's AlFahrist (988AD),3 Al Bullazoris' Friq Bain ul Fariq... King of Kashmir commonly called Budshah. It is mentioned in the history book of Kashmir that the Mullah did compile a book on Kashmir history but no one had ever confirmed its existence. It is an extinct document. Khawaja claims to have seen it in Srinagar in 1946 and got a photo copy of the page where the 'arrival' of Jesus in Kashmir was mentioned. He did not buy that book from G.M.Mohyuddin Wancho who possessed it and was willing to sell it at a ...."

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