MGA always prayed for the death of his critics, however, his own children died off in front of MGA’s own eyes, his mullahs died also, lots of ahmadis died or left Ahmadiyya in MGA’s lifetime. In this specific case, MGA had made a prophecy in 1885, that his wife was pregnant and she would give birth to a promised son, however a girl was born and MGA was embarrassed for failing in his prediction. Muslims began to become weary of MGA at this point (1886) (see Dard, page 192). Qadiani-Ahmadiyya records were silent on the death of Ismat, which we all know happened in 1891. However, we have recently found a reference to this story which prompted us to dig deeper.
This reference is from one of the oldest biographies on the life of MGA, its “Seeratul-masih -maoud by yaqub ali irfani which was published roughly in 1915. He also later on wrote the biography of Mir Nasir Nawab, wherein MGA’s admission of death by cholera was recorded. The book was later on edited by Ahmadiyya leadership, however, we have the original. Interestingly enough, the Lahori-Ahmadi biographer, Dr. Basharat Ahmad also wrote the same, i.e. that Ismat died of cholera in 1891, (see page, 87, http://www.muslim.org/bookspdf/tgr1/tgr1.pdf).
Pir Siraj-ul Haq Nu’ mani relates a revelation in terms of Ismat
Quotes from Al-Bushra, as given in the 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah
Translation [Arabic] “”””Even some men are not comparable to this girl.””
*****Note by Hadrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Shams ra: This revelation was
received at the birth of the Promised Messiahas’s daughter Sahibzadi
‘Ismat. (See Tadhkirah, 2009 online edition, page 1014).
English summary of the scans in the below
MIRZA GHULAM QADIANI MARRIED TO NUSRAT JEHAN IN DEHLI AT THE AGE OF 50 YEARS PLUS. WHEN NUSRAT JEHAN GOT PREGNANT, MIRZA QADIYANI PUBLISHED ISHTIHAR THAT GOD HAS INFORMED ME OF A SON WHICH WILL BE MASLEH E MAOUD AND HE WILL LIVE LONGER AND WOULD BE A SIGN OF ALLAH, BE GREATEST PERSONALITY AND HE WOULD DO THIS AND THAT ETC ETC. HOWEVER, TO THE ENTIRE DISAPPOINTMENT OF MIRZA, NUSRAT JEHAN GAVE BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL CALLED ISMAT. MIRZA FELT GREAT HUMILIATION AND HAD TO FACE THE MOCKERY TAUNTS AND INSULTING REMARKS AND ISHTIHAR OF OPPONENTS. HOWEVER AFTER SOMETIME ISMAT DIED OF CHOLERA AT LUDHIANA. THE EVER LAME EXCUSING MIRZA CAME UP WITH THE ARGUMENT THAT I DID NOT SAY THAT THE MASLEH E MAUOD SON WILL BE BORN FROM THIS PREGNANCY.
NUSRAT JEHAN GOT PREGNANT AGAIN AND THIS TIME BASHIR AWWAL WAS BORN. THIS INFLATED MIRZA TO A GREAT DEGREE. HIS MUREED AUTHOR OF SEERATUL MASIH MAOUD WRITES AT PAGES 228-230 VOLUME-1, THAT HAZRAT SB THOUGHT BASHIR AWWAL IS THE MASLEHE MAOUD AND HE ARRANGED A PARTY TO CELEBRATE HIS AQIQA AND MADE TALL CLAIMS ABOUT THIS SON. BUT BASHIR AWWAL COULD NOT LIVE LONGER HE WAS BORN ON 7 AUGUST 1887 AND DIED AT THE AGE OF 15 MONTHS ON 14 NOVEMBER 1888