Ahmadis are fond of making some stupid challenges.  They fondly issue challenges wherein if some person loses, they must quit their religion.  This is all comes from the desi-level-mind-set.  As an alternative, why not sit down and have honest conversations and write answers to questions, with time for feedback?  Nonetheless, in this case, we have an incident from 1891, wherein Noorudin challenged a colleague of his in terms of MGA and some miracles, which Noorudin lost and he was thus embarrassed.  Enjoy…

A summary written by a colleague of mine

Like Hakim Nooruddin, Dr, Jaggan Nath Civil Surgeon Jammu was one of the physicians of Raja Amar Singh, President Council state of Jammu and Kashmir. He enjoyed eminence in the Darbar. Dr. Jaggan Nath belongs to Arya Hindu religion. Sometime he had a light religious dialogue with Hakim Nooruddin who always used to sing praising songs of his prophet Mirza Qadiyani.

One day Dr sb said to Hakim Nooruddin jokingly. If your Mirza sb is a true Maseel e Masih then he must have power of giving life to dead. Hakim sb said yes he can. Dr. JN starts laughing but Hakim sb got serious both Dr. Sb and Hakim Nooruddin had a bet that if Mirza succeeds in putting dead back to life, Dr. Jaggan Nath would accept Islam along with his family and if Mirza fails to do so Hakim Nooruddin would pay a penalty of Rs 5000/-. One month time line was fixed and an affidavit was signed by both which was witnessed by Khan Bahadur Ghulam Mohiyuudin Member Council J&K., Munshi Sirajuddin Ahmad Superintendent Postal deptt J&K and Sarkar Singh Secretary to Raja Amar Singh president Council J&K.

Once the affidavit was signed, Hakim Nooruddin wrote a letter to Mirza Qadiani, to apprise him of his bet with Dr. Jaggan Nath and requesting him to come to Jammu to show this miracle to Dr, J.N.
Mirza got disturbed to know this and start thinking as to how to get rid of this sudden mission impossible. Mirza dared not go to Jammu as in that case his lie would have been disclosed to peoples there, however, on 31 March 1891 he wrote a letter to Hakim Nooruddin as under:-
My Dear brother Molvi Nooruddin sb,
This humble self has intended to revert to Allah and ask for His attention and intent in this regard, but due to fits of diseases, weakness of mind beside another irritant, this could not be done. I hope Allah would allow me to ask to him of this issue very soon. Because before going into this display of supernatural thing, permission would be sought from almighty Allah and then the terms and conditions would be decided.
Because for such thing to do, travail is important but my health do not allow me to do such labour. Had it been in my best of health it would have taken days to get it done. However, if Dr sb is a truth seeker he must keep in mind that Time line may be re arranged, this timeline should be such as peoples determine in their date to date business and there should be no undue conditionalities are attached to this. But remember it would only be done once the permission from Allah is granted on this .
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
(Maktoobat e Ahmadiya vol 5 No 2 page 103)

Hakeem Nooruddin got panicked to receive this reply from MGAQ. He wrote another letter to Mirza explaining him the embarrassment he would face in case if Mirza does not come to show the miracle. On his request Dr. Jaggan Nath also sent a letter to him to come to Jammu to prove the claim of Hakim sb. In response to both letters Mirza sent a letter dated 12 April 1891. See how beautifully he avoided and ran away from such a show.

Makhdoomi. Mukarami Akhwaim Molvi Hakim Nooruddin sb,
Sallamhollah taala.(salutations)
Received letter from Dr. Sb. Dr. Sb wants me to show such supernaturals which the light in my heart does not allow me to do. I know the powers of Allah is unlimited yet I also know that each event is conditional to its time of occurrence that prior to this the the heart does not touch the required level of enthusiasm. Miraculous events are not this much open but they have implied sign which a truth seeker understand immediately. These miracles are so because Allah do not want to break the condition of IMAN BIL GHAIB (believing in un seen)
So as long as the request of Dr. Sb is not based on this principle he would be considered only a non serious truth seeker.
Umble self
Ghulam Ahmad
(Maktobat e Ahmadiyya vol 5 No 2 page 105)

After receiving this reply from Mirza, Hakim Nooruddin found no place to hide his face. Meantime the time line for this bet was elapsed. Dr. Jaggan Nath demanded penalty amount Rs.5000/- from Nooruddin who for some time kept payment pending for one pretext or the other. One day Dr, J.N called Nooruddin and the witnesses. He read the text of affidavit over to them and demanded penalty money. He humiliated Mirza and Nooruddin in front f all present and threatened that he would not spare them till he sees the miracle or recovers the penalty amount from Nooruddin. The situation became so grim that Raja Amar singh has to intervene to redeem Nooruddin, he persuaded Dr, sb to end the controversy. Then Raja Amar Singh called for the affidavit and tore it apart.

The story did not end here after some time Mirza narrated this whole event in his book Izala Auham declaring Dr. Jaggan Nath to have avoided the challenge and run from the scene. Dr, sb took a serious notice of this and offered Mirza and Nooruddin to show any of heavenly sign for his Maseel e Masih. Mirza replied that such sign would appear in one year. This was rejected by Dr. J.N saying that Hazrat Muhammad s.a.w did not ask Abu jahl to wait for one year he s.a.w just divided moon into two pieces then and there.
(Ref. Raees e Qadiyan. Maktoobat e Ahmadiyya, Izala Auham. Tabligh e Risalat)

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(Ref. Raees e Qadiyan. Maktoobat e Ahmadiyya, Izala Auham. Tabligh e Risalat)

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