Islam and Jesus







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Chapter 7 -






Islam has experienced different branches over the centuries - Shiahs, Sunnis, Sufism, etc. - one of these is also Ahmadism that very much resembles traditional Islam. The Ahmadists also believe that Allah is the only God and Muhammad is his prophet. The Ahmadists pray with their faces turned towards Mecca, give alms, make pilgrimages to Mecca, and fast during the month of Ramada.

   Actually, Ahmadism differs from traditional Islam only in two things:


1. Firstly, traditional Islam believes that Jesus did not die on the cross but rose directly to Heaven, whereas Ahmadism teaches that Jesus was crucified but He only fainted on the cross. Later, when Jesus was freed from the cross, they believe that He went to India where He preached until his death at the age of 120.


2. The second difference is that traditional Islam believes that the Prophet Muhammad was the greatest of all prophets and the gift of prophecy came to an end in him but the perfect belief of the Ahmadists includes that they acknowledge Mirza Gulam as their Messiah leader. Gulam Ahmad is regarded as the promised Messiah in Ahmadism, who also fulfilled the signs of the second coming of Christ.


1. THE theory OF Fainting and preaching in India


If we first study the Ahmadist view saying that Jesus only fainted on the cross and then went to India to preach, we can see great defects. Those are, among other things, the following:


Against the Koran. Firstly, the theory goes against the Koran. The Koran, which also the Ahmadists regard as their holy book, does not mention anything about Jesus fainting on the cross or Him later preaching n India. Instead, it mentions that He was taken directly to Heaven (3:55 and 4:158) but nothing about Him going to India to preach. If he was in Heaven, He could not have been preaching in India.


Against the words of Jesus. As we noted earlier, Jesus prophesied His own crucifixion and resurrection. He prophesied them and also said that He would give His life as a ransom for people (Matt 20:28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.). Therefore, if the theory of fainting was true, He would have lied or made a mistake about His future.


The books of history. As we noted before, history books have information about the crucifixion of Jesus and His life in Israel. These references to His life and crucifixion are found in many sources but none of the sources mention anything about Him preaching in India. This is very curious because the time He worked in Israel was only 3.5 years but Gulam Ahmad claimed that Jesus preached for 80-90 years in India.


The lost sheep of the house of Israel. One point that speaks against Jesus being in India is that He said to have come to look for the lost sheep of Israel (Matt 15:24: But he answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.). Jesus' mission was to preach and live only in Israel, not anywhere else, even though He later gave the Great Commission to His disciples to go into all the world (Matt 28:19,20 and Mark 16:15,18).


Conflicting information about Gulam Ahmad. Gulam Ahmad, who claimed that Jesus preached in India and died there, offered contradictory teachings himself about the time and place of Jesus' death. The next quote describes this very well. The author was formerly an Ahmadist:


   He did so and I took out a list of questions that I had with me and wrote, "Gulam Ahmad taught that Christ died in Kashmir and his grave is there."

- Well then, Ahmed, we Muslims believe that our prophets can't make mistakes but Gulam Ahmad has made mistakes in this. Take a look at this.

   I took a pen and wrote again;

1. After having avoided the death on the cross, Jesus went to Kashmir and lived there for eighty years, and died at the age of 120 in Srinagar. But according to one earlier book by Gulam Ahmad, Azala-Auham, Jesus died in Palestine (p. 473).

2. In Tabligh-Risalet, in part 8, His age is mentioned as 125.

3. In Tazkira Al-Shahadateen, it is said that Isa, the son of Mary, lived for 120 years after His crucifixion.

   Mirza Gulam Ahmad has written all of these three, and they are all different. Which should we believe; that God remembered wrong or that Gulam Ahmad did? There is something even more interesting, Ahmed. Jesus preached in Judea, Jerusalem, and Samaria only for three and a half years and did miracles in these places. The books of history are full of information about this. These places have lots of proof of His life and activity there also nowadays. But don't you think it's odd that even though He is assumed to have lived in these parts of the world for 80 to 120 years and preached here during that time, no-one believes it? The researches prove that the grave that was claimed to be His in Kashmir is actually the grave of prince Yuz Asef! What do you think about all this, Ahmed? Did He preach after His crucifixion? That all is very strange. (12)


2. Did Gulam Ahmad fulfill THE SIGNS of THE second coming of Christ?


The second special feature in Ahmadism is that Gulam Ahmad fulfilled the signs of the second coming of Jesus and that he was the promised Messiah.

   However, if we look at this theory, we can see that it cannot be true either. According to the Bible, when Jesus arrives for the second time, He will establish a thousand year kingdom on the Earth - Gulam Ahmad who lived mainly in the 1800s, certainly did not do that. The Bible also says that He will come in all His glory so that all eyes will see Him - the following Bible verses refer to this. This cannot be said about Gulam Ahmad, who acted in a very small area and is quite unknown to most people in the world:


- (Matt 25:31-32) When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:

32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:


- (Matt 24:26-30) Why if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

27  For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28  For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.


- (Rev 1:7) Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.








Author: Jari Vesa Juhani Iivanainen Lahti Finland

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