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 ODORS 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 LIKE 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.
Scan from Al-FazL
Source: Friday Sermon of Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad transcript in Al Fazl March 18 1934
In addition to explaining why he had brought the Italian Prostitute Miss Rufo to his House in Qadian, Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad explains in the later part of the same of his speech on March 18 1934, why he was seen sexually violating several women near the river Beas.
Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad explains that one day he took his multiple wives and daughters to a river in order to enjoy the fresh air there.
He also took a Rifle with him in order to practice shooting and also taught that it is important that also his women are skilled in the arts of Rifeling and Target Shooting. So he taught his wifes and daughters how to shoot. He explains that his teaching of his women and daughters, which obviously required close physical contact to his wives and daughters may have been misunderstood as sexual violation by others. In Urdu, the quotation is as follows: Basheer ud din Mahood taught his wives and daughters how to use gun. “Unka khauf door krne ke lye” . “aurton ke lye bandooq chalana bohat zaroori hai” Shiningstar bhai ye bandooq ke ander pen daal ke training karwai thi?
So again Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad has a shameless excuse why he was reportedly seen violating women. One has to wonder what transpired when no one was around to witness such shameless behaviour.
Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad did not explain why he did not take any of his male children or relatives to that Outing near the river to enjoy the fresh air or the Rifle Shooting Training he had offered to his wifes. Seems like he was not keen to show his Rifle to other men.
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