Yuz Asaf

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Hazrat Youza Asaf, Youza Asaph, Youza Asouph, Yuz Asaf, Yuzu Asaf, Yuzu Asif, or Yuzasaf, (Urdu: یوﺿﺍ ﺂﺼِﻓ ) was a Muslim Sufi saint[1] and preacher, whose shrine, the Roza Bal, is located in Srinagar, Kashmir.[2][3]

In 1747 CE, a local Srinagar Sufi writer, Khwaja Muhammad Azam Didamari, stated that the Roza Bal is a shrine to a foreign prophet and prince, Youza Asouph. [4]

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  1. ^ Vaziri, M. Buddhism in Iran: An Anthropological Approach to Traces and Influences. Springer. ISBN 9781137022943. 
  2. ^ Miller, Sam. "Tourists flock to 'Jesus's tomb' in Kashmir". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC News. Retrieved 12 April 2017. Officially, the tomb is the burial site of Youza Asaph, a medieval Muslim preacher 
  3. ^ "Kashmir shrine bars tourists over Jesus burial row". DAWN.COM. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2017. medieval Muslim saint Yuz Asaf 
  4. ^ Khwaja Muhammad Azam Didamari (1998). "Waqi'at-i-Kashmir (Story of Kashmir), being an translation by Khwaja Hamid Yazdani from the Persian MSS Tarikh-i-Kashmir 'Azmi" (in Urdu). Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Research Centre. p. 117.