Mahmud Ahmad and a certain Italian dancer-girl had an interesting engagement in the 1930’s. I have covered it in my previous essays on the topic, feel free to read those again. Mahmud Ahmad was a playboy, just like his father and just like the Aga Khan. In this particular story, Mahmud Ahmad bought out an Italian dancer (miss Rufo) and had her come to Qadian, she worked in Lahore at a famous sex-type hotel , however, then the story gets sketchy. Obviously, Mahmud Ahmad never reported any of this…however, the critics of Ahmadiyya were always watching, Mahmud ahmad did eventually talk about Miss Rufo, the dancer from the Cecil Hotel, it was in a famous friday sermon. And the critics were watching…. Maulana Zafar Ali Khan was one such critic. He was the editor of the Zamindar, and he wrote extensively vs. Ahmadiyya. However, in the 1920’s, much like lots of modernists in India, he viewed Ahmadiyya as a good thing. Allama Iqbal held the same view, but when the true intentions of Mahmud Ahmad were discovered in the mid-1930’s…everyone separated from them. I had to do with the All india Kashmir Committee and many other things. Nonetheless, enjoy this research find:
A new research find
We have just recently found a poem that was written by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan. It is in the below…
A rough translation of the first poem
O U THE LAND OF ITALY O U THE SPRING OF GARDEN.
BECAUSE OF U, THE CITY OF LAHORE HAS BECOME A GARDEN
UR NAUGHTY STYLE AND BEAUTY IS LIKE A MESSENGER
GOD OF LOVE YOUR ATTRACTIVE WALK.
MANY HEARTS HAVE MINGLED IN UR BLACK HAIRS.
HUNDRED OF ODOURS ASSOCIATED TO EACH THREAD OF UR HAIRS.
THE MAGIC OF YOUR EYES IS CREATOR OF SERENITY.
THE PERFUME OF UR DRESS MAKES MAD.
Ur SANDAL LIKE LEGS ARE LIKE MEASURING GLASS.
AND UR MARBLE LKE BODY IS THE TOKEN OF JOY.
UR UNDRESS BEAUTY IS THE DECORATION OF NIGHT BARS
BOTH SHAIKH AND BRAHMAN ARE CRAZY OF IT.
WHEN UR DRUNK EYES FELL UPON QADIYAN
IT VANISHES THE JOY OF ZILLI PROPHETHOOD.
I AM ALSO AN ADMIRER OF UR DRUNK EYES.
BECAUSE IT IS AN ANTI QADIYAN MAGIC.
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A rough translation of the second poem
WHERE HAS GONE THE UNDRESSED BEAUTY OF HOTEL CECIL
THE LOVERS OF THE CITY ASK FROM ZAMINDAR
WHERE HAS GONE THE UNDRESSED BEAUTY OF HOTEL CECIL.
WITH OUR SOUL SHE ALSO TOOK AWAY OUR IMAN
SHE TOOK AWAY EVERYTHING WITH HER.
SHE TOOK AWAY THE FEAR OF ALLAH.
AND SHE ALSO TOOK THE RESPECT OF ALLAH,S PROPHET S.A.W.
SHE WAS LINKS OF THE CHAIN OF THE MASTER
AND SHE TOOK AWAY THE THINGS TO SHOW THE DOOMSDAY.
SHE HAD COME FROM ROME AS A PRIDE.
DON,T KNOW WHICH PLACE OF PRIDE DID SHE GO
LISTENING TO ALL THIS HUE & CRY SAID THE ZAMINDAR.
ALL I KNOW IS THAT SHE WENT TO QADIAN
MGA and his sons, and MGA’s father, and MGA’s brother and all of his cousins were playboys. These people weren’t religious, they were lazy, they didn’t want to work, so they exploited people and indulged in women. Ironically, when they moved to Rabwah in 1948, Mahmud Ahmad and his team enforced purdah and turned into hard-core conservatives.