The non Ahmadi’s state firstly that we use it as a daleel to show Isa(as) died that his grave is in Kashmir. This is totally false. We use 30 verses from Quran to prove he has died as a primary source. Then we use the authentic ahadith and the ijma of the sahaba.
They state three times Ahmad(as) stated the grave is in Kashmir and that twice its in Sham. They then say Hazur (as) also said the grave is in Damascus and Galilee.
Firstly, there are only two graves mentioned. The one in Sham and the one in Kashmir. Syria included Galilee and Damascus, so there is only one other location. If its proven that there is a grave of someone its enough proof that he has died. Ahmad(as) wrote that in Sham there is a grave of Isa(as). Ahmad(as) wrote that he has written that there is a grave of Isa(as) in Sham but after proper research the real grave of Isa(As) is in Kashmir and the grave of Sham is where Isa(As) came out of. Ahmad(as) made it clear that its proven his grave is in Kashmir. There is no contradiction it was his grave but he had gotten out of that grave and travelled to preach to the lost tribes of Israel and died in Kashmir in the end. Ahmad(as) made it clear that the sham Grave is where he was temporarily. The opponents try to deceive and say there are 5-6 locations. Sham was the country, Galilee is a part of Sham, Baitul Maqdas is a city there. Quds is also a name used for Jerusalem. It is like saying someone is buried in America, then saying he is buried in Los Angeles. This would not be a contradiction. In the time of the Promised Messiah (as), Bilad-e-Sham included Palestine. Even in the time of the Prophet Muhammad (sa), Sham included Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon regarded as one country) Both graves are real graves but the one in Sham was his temporary grave.
In Sahih al-Bukhari hadith #7, it is narrated:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas:
Abu Sufyan bin Harb informed me that Heraclius had sent a messenger to him while he had been accompanying a caravan from Quraish. They were merchants doing business in Sham (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan)
The word Sham included Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
Then another narration is translated in the following way on Sunnah.com:
Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar:
I went up to the roof of Hafsa’s house for some job and I saw Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) answering the call of nature facing Sham (Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon regarded as one country) with his back towards the Qibla. (See Hadith No. 147).
Ahadith also show us that Syria included Jerusalem.
Ahmad(as) clearly said the other grave is wrong in terms of permanent stay and this Kashmir one is correct. Ahmad(as) has stated in Sat Bachan, ruhani khazain volume 10 page 307 basically that Yes we have written in some books that the grave of Messiah(as) is in Sham but now it is clear that the true grave is in Kashmir and the place of Sham was where Isa(as) was first and then came out. This is a clear statement and here it is in Sham but now it is clear that the true grave is in Kashmir and the place of Sham was where Isa(as) was first and then came out. This is a clear statement and here it is in the words of the beautiful Prophet himself:
The truth is clear. Ahmad(as) has clearly confirmed where the tomb is and explained what the grave of sham really was. We also need to remember that the other location given were not based upon revelation rather possible locations of the messiah’s possible burial.
Some anti-Ahmadis lie that Hazrat Ahmad (as) gave many locations like Quds and Galil and Sham. This is one location. In that time, both Quds and Galil fell under Sham. Quds is a name used for Jerusalem and Galil is in Jerusalem. Its one location,
The Holy Prophet(saw) himself made mistakes and so did other prophets as well. Here are some examples of prophets forgetting and making mistakes:
حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ الثَّقَفِيُّ، وَأَبُو كَامِلٍ الْجَحْدَرِيُّ – وَتَقَارَبَا فِي اللَّفْظِ وَهَذَا حَدِيثُ قُتَيْبَةَ – قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَوَانَةَ عَنْ سِمَاكٍ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ طَلْحَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ مَرَرْتُ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِقَوْمٍ عَلَى رُءُوسِ النَّخْلِ فَقَالَ ” مَا يَصْنَعُ هَؤُلاَءِ ” . فَقَالُوا يُلَقِّحُونَهُ يَجْعَلُونَ الذَّكَرَ فِي الأُنْثَى فَيَلْقَحُ . فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ” مَا أَظُنُّ يُغْنِي ذَلِكَ شَيْئًا ” . قَالَ فَأُخْبِرُوا بِذَلِكَ فَتَرَكُوهُ فَأُخْبِرَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِذَلِكَ فَقَالَ ” إِنْ كَانَ يَنْفَعُهُمْ ذَلِكَ فَلْيَصْنَعُوهُ فَإِنِّي إِنَّمَا ظَنَنْتُ ظَنًّا فَلاَ تُؤَاخِذُونِي بِالظَّنِّ وَلَكِنْ إِذَا حَدَّثْتُكُمْ عَنِ اللَّهِ شَيْئًا فَخُذُوا بِهِ فَإِنِّي لَنْ أَكْذِبَ عَلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ” .
Musa b. Talha reported: I and Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) happened to pass by people near the date-palm trees. He (the Holy Prophet) said: What are these people doing? They said: They are grafting, i. e. they combine the male with the female (tree) and thus they yield more fruit. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: I do not find it to be of any use. The people were informed about it and they abandoned this practice. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) (was later) on informed (that the yield had dwindled), whereupon he said: If there is any use of it, then they should do it, for it was just a personal opinion of mine, and do not go after my personal opinion; but when I say to you anything on behalf of Allah, then do accept it, for I do not attribute lie to Allah, the Exalted and Glorious.(Sahih Muslim, Book 30, Hadith #5830)
Hadhrat Adam(as)’s incident of forgetting mentioned in Qur’an:
And verily, We had made a covenant with Adam beforehand, but he forgot, and We found in him no determination to disobey.(Chapter 20 verse 116)
An incident of Moses(as) forgetting in the Qur’an:
But when they reached the place where the two seas met, they forgot their fish, and it made its way into the sea going away swiftly. And when they had gone further, he said to his young companion: ‘Bring us our morning meal. Surely, we have suffered much fatigue on account of this journey of ours.’(Chapter 18 verse 62-63)
Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw) could forget according to the Qur’an and has made mistakes:
We shall teach thee the Qur’an, and thou shalt forget it not, Except as Allah wills. Surely, He knows what is open and what is hidden.(Chapter 87 verses 7-8)
He frowned and turned aside, Because there came to him the blind man. And what makes thee know that he may be seeking to purify himself, Or he may take heed and the Reminder may benefit him? As for him who is disdainfully indifferent. Unto him thou dost pay attention,(Chapter 80 verse 2-7)
Another incident from the life of the Prophet(saw) in Qur’an:
O Prophet! why dost thou forbid thyself that which Allah has made lawful to thee, seeking the pleasure of thy wives? And Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.(Chapter 66 verse 2)
Now let us go to the Ahadith and see some mistakes in the lifetime of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(Saw). In fact there is an entire book in Sahih Bukhari that is named after forgetfulness in prayer. Here is one example:
حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ عُمَرَ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ صَلَّى النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِحْدَى صَلاَتَىِ الْعَشِيِّ ـ قَالَ مُحَمَّدٌ وَأَكْثَرُ ظَنِّي الْعَصْرَ ـ رَكْعَتَيْنِ ثُمَّ سَلَّمَ ثُمَّ قَامَ إِلَى خَشَبَةٍ فِي مُقَدَّمِ الْمَسْجِدِ فَوَضَعَ يَدَهُ عَلَيْهَا وَفِيهِمْ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ فَهَابَا أَنْ يُكَلِّمَاهُ وَخَرَجَ سَرَعَانُ النَّاسِ فَقَالُوا أَقَصُرَتِ الصَّلاَةُ وَرَجُلٌ يَدْعُوهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ذُو الْيَدَيْنِ فَقَالَ أَنَسِيتَ أَمْ قَصُرَتْ فَقَالَ “ لَمْ أَنْسَ وَلَمْ تُقْصَرْ ”. قَالَ بَلَى قَدْ نَسِيتَ. فَصَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ ثُمَّ سَلَّمَ ثُمَّ كَبَّرَ فَسَجَدَ مِثْلَ سُجُودِهِ أَوْ أَطْوَلَ، ثُمَّ رَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ فَكَبَّرَ، ثُمَّ وَضَعَ رَأْسَهُ فَكَبَّرَ فَسَجَدَ مِثْلَ سُجُودِهِ أَوْ أَطْوَلَ، ثُمَّ رَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ وَكَبَّرَ.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet (ﷺ) offered one of the evening prayers (the sub-narrator Muhammad said, “I think that it was most probably the `Asr prayer”) and he finished it after offering two rak`at only. He then stood near a price of wood in front of the Mosque and put his hand over it. Abu Bakr and `Umar were amongst those who were present, but they dared not talk to him about that (because of excessive respect for him), and those who were in a hurry went out. They said, “Has the prayer been reduced?” A man who was called Dhul-Yadain by the Prophet (ﷺ) said (to the Prophet), “Has the prayer been reduced or have you forgotten?” He said, “Neither have I forgotten, nor has the prayer been reduced.” He said, “Certainly you have forgotten.” So the Prophet (ﷺ) offered two more rak`at and performed Taslim and then said Takbir and performed a prostration of Sahu like his ordinary prostration or a bit longer and then raised his head and said Takbir and then put his head down and performed a prostration like his ordinary prostration or a bit longer, and then raised his head and said Takbir.(Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 22, Hadith #321)
Another hadith states:
The Prophet (ﷺ) prayed (and the sub-narrator Ibrahim said, “I do not know whether he prayed more or less than usual”), and when he had finished the prayers he was asked, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Has there been any change in the prayers?” He said, “What is it?’ The people said, “You have prayed so much and so much.” So the Prophet (ﷺ) bent his legs, faced the Qibla and performed two prostration’s (of Sahu) and finished his prayers with Taslim (by turning his face to right and left saying: ‘As-Salamu `Alaikum- Warahmat-ullah’). When he turned his face to us he said, “If there had been anything changed in the prayer, surely I would have informed you but I am a human being like you and liable to forget like you. So if I forget remind me and if anyone of you is doubtful about his prayer, he should follow what he thinks to be correct and complete his prayer accordingly and finish it and do two prostrations (of Sahu).(Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 8, Hadith #394)
Here is another example:
حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ أَبِي رَجَاءٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو أُسَامَةَ، عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ سَمِعَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم رَجُلاً يَقْرَأُ فِي سُورَةٍ بِاللَّيْلِ فَقَالَ “ يَرْحَمُهُ اللَّهُ لَقَدْ أَذْكَرَنِي كَذَا وَكَذَا آيَةً كُنْتُ أُنْسِيتُهَا مِنْ سُورَةِ كَذَا وَكَذَا ”.
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) heard a man reciting the Qur’an at night, and said, “May Allah bestow His Mercy on him, as he has reminded me of such-and-such Verses of such-and-such Suras, which I was caused to forget.(Volume 6, Book 61, Hadtih #558)
Just as this incident, the grave locations were not revelations. Ahmad(as) later on corrected the statements as well, and explained what the other tombs meant and that the grave of Kashmir is where Isa(as) is buried.