Intro

Ahmadiyya leadership has the terrible habit of  habitual lying.  They try to present MGA as someone who was loved by all Muslims in India until 1891, however, that is not true at all, Muslims in India were fed up by MGA by 1885.  In fact, it was only Muhammad Hussain Batalvi who continued to support MGA.  In this specific case, I will present some evidence which shows that Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal, who’s picture is given in the above, was the major contributor in terms of the publishing of the first 4 volumes of the Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya. She seems to have never directly commented on MGA, however, her husband thought that the Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya was offensive and worthless, and thus tore it up and sent to back to Qadian in that condition, which enraged MGA.  Her husband then fell out of favor with the British, or it seems, and she eventually died in 1901.  Shahjahan Begum made sizeable donations towards the building of a mosque at Woking, Surrey in the UK. She also contributed generously towards the founding of the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College at Aligarh, which developed into the Aligarh Muslim University. She also subsidised the cost of a railway to be constructed between Hoshangabad and Bhopal.

Upal’s comments on this topic
See Upal (2017), page 125

“””The reaction to Braheen was not uniform even among the Ahl-e-Hadith. Nawab Sidiq
Hasan Khan, for instance, angrily returned copies of Ahmad’s books sent to him with a
note saying that he was afraid that such controversial works will draw the anger of the
British authorities. Responding to Khan in an ishtihar (i.e., poster), Ahmad exhibited
a much more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the relationship between
the British government and Christian missionaries in India than was common among
Muslim leaders of the time.”””