The author of Ikmal-ud-Din (the original and full title is, Kamal-ud Din wa Tmam-un Nimat fi Asbat-ul-Ghaibat wa Kashf-ul-Hairet) is Al-Shaikh Al-Said-us-Sadiq Abi Jaffar Muhammad Ibn-i-Ali Ibn-i-Hussain Ibn-i-Musa Ibn-i-Baibuyah al-Qummi, who died in Khorasan in 962 AD. He was a scholar who had traveled to many countries in order to research material for his book. He mentions the travels of Yuz Asaf to Kashmir. We supply two quotes from his book.The first quote does not equate Yuz Asaf to Jesus. So this information, in this case, is supplied here as part of the biography of Yuz Asaf,But the second quote definitely does connect Yuz Asaf to Jesus. The second quote includes a parable that Yuz Asaf taught that exactly parallels the Sower parable, taught by Jesus, that is found in the Bible. So, the second quote represents a clue that might link Yuz Asaf to Jesus. For comparison sake, we provide the Bibical Sower parable also.“Then Yuz Asaf, after roaming about in many cities, reached that country which is called Kashmir. He traveled in it far and wide and stayed there and spent his (remaining) life there, until death overtook him, and he left the earthly body and was elevated towards the Light.“But before his death, he sent for a disciple of his, Ba’bad by name, who used to serve him and was well versed in all matters. He expressed his last will to him and said: ‘My time for departing from this world has come. Carry on your duties properly and turn not back from truth, and say your prayers regularly.’“He then directed Ba’bad to prepare a tomb over him (at the very place that he died). He then stretched his legs towards the West and head towards the East and died. May God bless him.” (Al-Shaikh Al-Said-us-Sadiq Abi Jaffar Muhammad Ibn-i-Ali Ibn-i-Hussain Ibn-i-Musa Ibn-i-Baibuyah al-Qummi, Ikmal-ud-Din (Kamal-ud Din wa Tmam-un Nimat fi Asbat-ul-Ghaibat wa Kashf-ul-Hairet), (Iran: Syed-us-Sanad Press, 1782, p. 357)).
Yuz Asaf’s Sower Parable
(as recorded in Ikmal-ud-Din)“When a sower goes to sow and sows, some seeds fall by the wayside, and the birds pick up the seed. Some fall upon stray land, and when they reach the stony foundation they wither away. Some fall among thorns and grow not. But the seed that falls on the good land grows and brings forth fruit. By the sower is meant the wise. By the seed is meant his words of wisdom. The seeds picked up by birds mean those who understand not. The seeds on the stony ground are like the words of wisdom that go in one ear and out the other. The seed that fell among the throns are like unto those who hear and understand but act not accordingly. Other seeds which fall on good grounds are like those who hear the words of wisdom and obey.” (Al-Shaikh Al-Said-us-Sadiq Abi Jaffar Muhammad Ibn-i-Ali Ibn-i-Hussain Ibn-i-Musa Ibn-i-Baibuyah al-Qummi, Ikmal-ud-DinKamal-ud Din wa Tmam-un Nimat fi Asbat-ul-Ghaibat wa Kashf-ul-Hairet(Iran: Syed-us-Sanad Press, 1782, p. 357
Jesus Christ’s Sower Parable
(as recorded in the Bible)“And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up. Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth. And when the sun was up, they were scorched. And because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up and choked them. But others fell into good ground and brought forth fruit, some an hundred fold, some sixty fold, some thirty fold. Who hat ears to hear, let him hear.”Bible, Matthew 13: 3-9
Does the above quote from Ikmal-ud-Din represents an additional piece of circumstantial evidence that adds to the overall case.Yuz Asaf knew a parable that was taught by Jesus as recorded in the Bible. Was Yuz Asaf a disciple of Jesus? Was Yuz Asaf, Jesus himself?The answer will not be found in any one piece of circumstantial evidence. But a case is being built, and this bit of evidence shows that there was a connection between Yuz Asaf and Jesus, even if only that Yuz Asaf had heard about the teaching of Jesus, and was repeating the parable.What do you believe?