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Testimonies - Historical Sources


Swami Nischalananda Sarswati - Shankaracharya of Puri

This testimony represents one of the great moments in human spiritual and religious history.  It is a massive achievement, for a number of reasons. 

"The truth was submerged to propagate lies.  Many important religious figures have come here to study.  Jesus Christ also came here to study." [more]

Sir Aurel Stein (1862 - 1943) - Strength of Oral Tradition in Kashmir

 “Popular local tradition has fortunately in Kashmir proved far more tenacious than the traditions of the learned.  I have often derived from it very valuable assistance in my local search for particular data.  The experience gained on my antiquarian tours has convinced me that when collected with caution, and critically sifted, such local tradition can safely be accepted as supplementary to the information of our written records.” (Sir Aurel Stein, Rajatarangini, Vol. 2, 385).

Sir Francis Younghusband

"There resided in Kashmir some 1900 years ago a saint of the name of Yuz Asaf, who preached in parables and used many of the same parables as Christ uses, as, for instance, the parable of the sower." [more]

Al-Hilal - Christian Journal

In 1909, the editor of Al-Hilal, a Christian journal published from Beirut, Lebanon, wrote:

“In Mohalla Khan-i-yar of the city (Srinagar), there is a tomb.  The people of Kashmir describe it as that of Prophet (Nabi) Yuz Asaf.  The ordinary people of the locality visit this tomb regularly.  In certain books of history it is stated that Yuz saf was a Nabi (Prophet) who had come from a far off country.  He died there and was buried in that city.” (Al-Hilal, Vol. 2, Part 4 (1903))

Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-din Mahmood Ahmad

The most remarkable thing about the tomb is that it is known not only as the tomb of Nabi Sahib, but also as that of Isa Sahib. Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad, son of the Promised Messiah [referring to Ghulam Ahmad], paid a visit to the tomb in July last; and when he asked an old woman, the last survivor of a long line of the hereditary attendants of the tomb, whose tomb it was, she replied:

‘It is the tomb of Isa [Jesus] Sahib.’ Being asked why she called it the tomb of Isa Sahib, while the Maulvis [Islamic clergy] believed Isa to be in the heavens, she said, ‘Let them believe what they will. The name [Isa] is the one which we have been hearing from our forefathers.” (Review of Religions, October, 1909)

Captain C.M. Enrique

“During my stay in Srinagar, I came upon curious traditions concerning some of the tombs in the city.  There is one tomb said to be that of Christ…” (Capt. C.M. Enrique, The Realms of the Gods, p. 97)


Jesus was like unto the Holy Prophet.  He and his mother, Mary, as a result of Jewish persecutions, had to migrate from Palestine and leave for a far off country, and he went from country to country. (Ibn-i-Jarir, Tafsir Ibn-i-Jarir at-Tab ri, Vol 3:197)

Lady Henrietta Sands Merrick

“In Leh is the legend of Christ who is called Issa, and the monastery at Hemis holds precious documents fifteen hundred years old which tell of the days that He passed in Leh where he was joyously received and where He preached.  There is also the tradition of the Biblical flood.  And they have a national epic of which only a few manuscripts exist.  Almost every village recites its own version of the story, for there are yet village bards in the land and they tell of His sons to be Kings of Earth and of the mission of His youngest Son to earth. (Lady Henrietta S. Merrick, In the World’s Attic, p. 215 (1931).

Historical Sources

Bhavishya Maha Purana

This Sanskrit document places a figure known as 'Isa-Masih' in India around 100AD meeting King Shalivahan [more]

Official Decree

"..God Almighty sent Yuz-Asaph as a Prophet to the people of Kashmir.." [more]

The Glass Mirror

"Yesu, the teacher and founder of the religion, who was born miraculously, proclaimed himself the Savior of the world." [more]


"I have seen in a book of Hindus that this prophet was really Hazrat Isa, the Spirit of God, on whom be peace and had also assumed the name of Yuz Asaf." [more]

Tomb Sign Post

"Anointed for Kashmir: This spot is famous as the resting place of a messenger.." [more]


"At last he reached the capital city of Kashmir. Having settled there, he called all people towards the Kingdom of God. He stayed there in Kashmir till the last day of his life." [more]

Foot Carvings

These feet carvings found next to the tomb appear to show Crucifixion wounds. [more]

Garden of Solomon

The Bagh-i-Sulaiman is a Persian work written by Mir Saadullah Shahabadi Kashmiri in 1780 A.D. It is a history of Kashmir in Persian verse. [more]

Wajeesut Tawarikh

"It is said that at that place exists the grave of Paigambar Yuzu Asaf. He was a prince who had come to this place." [more]


"Then Yuz Asaf, after roaming about in many cities, reached that country which is called Kashmir." [more]

The Ain-ul-Hayat

"At last he reached the city of Kashmir.  He invited its inhabitants to righteousness and resided there till death approached him.." [more]

The Acta Thomae

"But the Lord said to him: ‘I am not Judas which is also called Thomas but I am his brother.’” [more]

Takhat Sulaiman

The Takhat Sulaiman (Throne of Solomon) is a large temple situated on the top of a hillock near the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. [more]


"Syed Nasir-uddin Khanyari is much revered for spending his life in piety and prayers.  He was buried in the famous shrine known as the Rozabal Tomb.  His grave is located towards the south of the holy grave of a prophet" [more]


"Jesus was named the ‘Messiah’ because he was a great traveler.  He wore a woolen scarf on his head and a woolen cloak on his body." [more