My team recently found a rare book written by Ahmadis, and about Ahmadis and from the earliest period in Ahmadiyya. Its called Tazkiratul Mahdi, it was written by Sahibzada Sirajul Haq, and very early on in this history of Ahmadiyya, in fact, Upal recently quoted it. Numani, Sirajulhaq (1915). Tazkiratul Mahdi. Qadian, India: Zia-ul-Islam Press. See Upal’s bibliography, page 128 of the book. His grandson married a daughter of Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad.
Summary of the quote
Molvi Syed Muhammad Sarwar Shah was a opium Addict. Pir Sirajul Haq Numani writes in his book Tazkiratul Mahdi page 7 part 1 that Molvi Syed Muhammad Sarwar Shah used opium in great quantity. But he left it at the time of Baiat with MGAQ.
When did Sarwar Shah join Ahmadiyya?
He wasn’t on the list of 313 Ahmadis in 1896. He seems to have joined some time between 1899–1904. He was a Deobandi-type-of Muslim before then. Later on, he became an official ghost writer and companion of MGA, and then a teacher of Mahmud Ahmad, who eventually became the Khalifa in 1914.
Sarwar Shah hated the Lahori-Ahmadis
Sarwar Shah must have been told to write fake stories about the enemies of the Qadianis.
See TADHKIRAH, 2009 EDITION, PAGE 1058
Hadrat Khalifatul Masih IIra related the following dream of the Promised Messiahas in his speech:
There was a throne laid out on the top of the small mosque and I was sitting on it and with me was Maulavi Nur-ud- Din. One person (whose name need not be disclosed)1271 began to attack us wildly. I said to someone: ‘Catch hold of him and expel him from the mosque.’ He pushed him down the stairs and he went away running. Bear in mind that the interpretation of a mosque is the community.
[Barakat-e-Khilafat, Speech of Hadrat Khalifatul Masih IIra, p. 31]
1271—-Note by Hadrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Shamsra: In his book Kashful-Ikhtilaf, Hadrat Maulavi Sayyed Sarwar Shahra (published February 1920, page 12) records this dream and adds that the man was Khwajah Kamal-ud-Din. When he was proposing a pact with the newspaper Watan, the Promised Messiahas said that he had seen dreams of warnings about him.