Intro
MGA and his team aggressively and viciously attacked Abdullah Athim, who was a Christian man who was kind enough to allow MGA to come into his house and have a debate. As we all know, MGA lost this debate and was humiliated, he then threw out a false prophecy that Athim would die in 15 months, however, Athim didn’t die. Athim eventually died a few years later and MGA claimed it as a victory.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________Some Quotes
Sirat-ul-Mahdi, Vol. I, P.159/178, by Bashir Ahmad Qadiani,
Narration 160 of the 1935 edition

“Miyan Abdullah Sinnuari has reported to me that when only one day was left for the expiration of the prophecy (September 4, 1894), the Promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam) summoned Miyan Hamdi Ali and I and ordered us to take a particular number of beans and recite on them a particular chapter of the Holy Quran so many times.  I have forgotten the verse, but I remember it was a short surah, probably as short as “Al-Fil”.  We spent the entire night reciting the chapter and, after completing the assignment, we took the beans to His Holiness (Mirza Ghulam).  He lead us to the northern part of Qadian and told us: ‘I shall soon throw these beans in a deserted well.  When I throw these, do not look behind but turn back on your heels and hasten back home.’  He did so and we ran back home without looking behind.”
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From Nuzhat Haneef
Sirat-ul-Mahdi, Part 2, page 7; narration number 312, 1935 edition

Narration number 312:

In the name of Allaah, the Most Beneficent, the Ever Merciful. Mr. Peer Siraaj-ul-Haq No`maanee related [the following] to me. When the [end of the] period of Aatham’s prophecy [the prophecy about him] came close, the wife of Hadrat Maulvee Noor-ud-deen Saahib saw in a dream that someone tells her that Soorah Alam Tara Kayf [Chapter 105 of the Quraan] should be recited one thousand times over one thousand ‘maash’ [a kind of lentil] beans and then these should be thrown into a well and then [the people who do this] should not turn their faces back to look. Hadrat Khaleefah the First [Maulvee Noor-ud-deen] respectfully presented this dream to Hadrat Saahib [Mirza Ghulam Ahmad]. At that time, Hadrat Maulvee `Abdul Kareem was also present and it was the time of `Asr prayer [the late afternoon Muslim prayer]. The Holy Hadrat [Mirza Ghulam Ahmad], peace upon him, said that [actions should be taken to] fulfill this dream literally. … Upon [hearing] this, Hadrat Maulvee `Abdul Kareem mentioned my name and that of Mr. Miyaan `Abdullaah Sinnauree and Hadrat liked that and ordered both of us to recite Soorah Alam Tara Kayf one thousand times over maash beans. Accordingly, having started after `Ishaa prayer we completed this wazeefah [an agreed upon incantation to achieve a purpose] by 2:00 am at night. This humble one states that this account has also been recorded in Part 1 [of the book], narrated by Mr. Miyaan `Abdullaah Sinnauree.”””

and

Sirat-ul-Mahdi, Part 1, page 178; narration number 160, 1935 edition

“””In the name of Allaah, the Most Beneficent, the Ever Merciful. Mr. Miyaan `Abdullaah Sinnauree related [the following] to me. When only one day remained in the period of Aatham [the prophecy about him], Hadrat Promised Messiah [Mirza Ghulam Ahmad], peace upon him, asked me and the late Miyaan Haamid`Alee to take a particular number of chick peas (I do not remember the number as to how many peas he had specified) and recite over them a ‘wazeefah’ [an agreed upon incantation to achieve a purpose] from a particular soorah [chapter of the Holy Quran] a certain number of times (I do not even remember the count of the incantation). Miyaan `Abdullaah Sahib states that I don’t remember what soorah it was but I remember this much that it was a short soorah similar to Alam Tara Kayf …And we spent almost the entire night in completing this incantation. After completing the incantation we took those peas to Hadrat Saahib [Mirza Ghulam Ahmad] since he had instructed us to bring the peas to him after completing the incantation. After this Hadrat Saahib led us out of Qaadiyan, probably toward north, and said that these peas are to be thrown into a deserted well. And he said that after I have thrown the peas into the well, all of us should turn around and hasten back and not turn back to look. So, Hadrat Saahib threw those peas into a deserted well and then quickly turned his face and hastened back. And we too returned swiftly along with him and none of us turned back to look behind.”””
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Yaqub Ali Qadiani in his book titled the Life of the Promised Messiah recounted:
(Sirat-ul-Mehdi, P. 7)

“When the last day of the period appointed for Athim dawned, the faces of the Qadianis were pale white and their hearts were perturbed.  Some of us had laid bets with the opponents on the death of Abdullah Athim. A sense of dismay and depression prevailed….”

The sun set and nothing, again! Mirza Ghulam gathered people in a mosque and reassured them that nothing was lost.  He prophecised that “The sun will not rise and Atham will be dead.” He ordered them to pray all night asking for the death of Athim.(Raees-e-Qadian, Vol. 2, P. 172). That night voices were heard from every Qadiani house in town, so that the “cries and wails reached such a pitch that even the opponents felt afraid.” (Sirat-ul-Mehdi, P. 7)

Yet, the sun rose and Mr. Atham had not died!  Many Qadianis were agitated by these failed prophecies, some even gave up on their faith.  Mirza Ghulam, once again, gathered his remaining supporters and gave them a sermon on the meaning of tests and trials.  Some accepted his explanation and forgot the failure of the prophecies he had attributed to Allah(SWT).  On the other hand, the Christians celebrated the failure of Mirza Ghulam in Amristar (a city in India) and carried Mr. Atham around in a victory march.  To them, Mirza Ghulam’s loss equated the loss of Islam. (Al-Hakam of Qadian, September 7, 1923, by Rahim Buksh Qadiani)

“It is possible that heaven and earth may heavens might be shaken from their place but the promise of God is unshakable.”
(Jang-i-Muqaddas, P. 2)
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Christians responded:
Wafadar, Lahore, September 15, 1894

“I invite your attention to the prophecy of Ghulam Ahmad about my death.  I inform you that, by the grace of God, I am safe and sound.  I have heard Ghulam Ahmad alleging that I have turned my back on Christianity.  I proclaim that this is a lie.  I was a Christian and I ever remained a Christian and I thank God that He made me a Christian…”
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Muhammad Ali Khan, the son-in-law of Mirza Ghulam, in a letter to Mirza Ghulam expressed his dismay and concern for the clear loss and failure of all the prophecies:

“Respected Maulana, May God keep you safe!
Peace and Mercy of Allah on you.

Today, is the 7th of September, while the last day of the fulfillment of the grand prophecy was the 5th of September.  I shall not repeat the words of the prophecy.  I shall, however, mention the words of your revelation – ‘Now I promise before God that if my prophecy is proved to be a false one and the liar does not die within the period of fifteen months and is not plunged into Hell, I am prepared for my punishment  By God, it will so happen.  The earth and the heavens might be shaken from their place but the promise of God is unshakable.’  Was this prophecy fulfilled according to Mirza Sahib’s description?  No – Never.  Abdullah Atham is safe, sound, and alive and is not punished by dead to be flung into Hell.  I do not consider any other interpretation is possible for this prophecy than what it clearly meant to be.  It, however, sounds very ugly that every prophecy is misunderstood and had to be elaborately interpreted to be rightly understood.  At the birth of a child, for instance, it was named Bashir (harbinger of good tidings) for good omen, and when it died, you said the matter was misunderstood.  As for the prophecy concerning Atham, it has given birth to the very master piece of distortion and interpretation.”

(Aina-e-Haq Numa, P. 100-101, Published by Yaqub Ali Qadiani)
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Links and Related Essays

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sent Abdul Hameed to murder Dr. Clark, after Lekh Ram was murdered

When the Athim prophecy was about to expire….

Lekh Ram’s murder, the details, #aryasamaj #lekhram

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had 5 written debates, NO ORAL Debates

The Punjab Mission News and Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s death prophecy vs. Athim

Anjam-e-Athim (1897) quotes

MGA’s nasty poetry vs the Christian Abdullah Athim

After Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s lost the debate with Athim, 3 of his followers left Ahmadiyya

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad vs. Athim—through the lens of Asif M Basit–Review of Religions 2013


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