In August of 1897, the case of Dr. Clarke and the British government vs. MGA was in full effect. Lekh Ram had died just a few months earlier, and it seemed like some fanatical Ahmadi’s had planned the murder. Nevertheless, a few months later, Abdul Hameed showed up at Dr. Clarke’s location in Amritsar in the guise of wanting to convert to Christianity. Soon after showing up, he confessed that MGA had sent him to murder Dr. Clarke. However, after the case started, and trial began, Abdul Hameed seemed to have totally recanted the story and blamed the Christians at Amritsar and Beas for scaring him into such a testimony, i.e. that MGA sent him to commit murder. In the below, we have extracted Yusuf Khan’s testimony in this case to Abdul Hameed via Ahmadi sources. We found this testimony in MGA’s book,. “kitab ul Barriya” (1897), in a Lahori-Ahmadi translation, pages 197-198. After Abdul Hameed recanted, Yusuf Khan gave this specific testimony. Furthermore, Yusuf Khan was a worker in Qadian until MGA lost his debate with Athim.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________20th August 1897. Yusuf Khan witness on solemn affirmation
Son of Akhhund Ahmad Shah Khan, caste Afghan Christian, resident of Gujrat, Tehsil Mardan, age 36 years, stated: I am a farmer. I was formerly a Muslim and remained a Muslim till the age of 33 years. I had become a follower of Mirza sahib. I was the assistant of Muhammad Saeed who was incharge of the library. After Muhammad Saeed left, I had taken charge. I had gone to
Jandiala before the debate of 1893, so that the Muslim people select Mirza sahib for the debate. On 5th June 1893, at the end of the debate, Mirza sahib made the prophecy, exhibit ‘A’. He said that the party which was in the wrong would be punished by death and thrown in
hell within a period of fifteen months. Note: The witness read the prophecy and said: “The party which is in the wrong will be defeated, that is, will be destroyed”. I had understood at that time that the prophecy was in respect of Abdullah Atham. But afterwards, Mirza sahib had explained orally that the prophecy was in respect of every man belonging to the opponents. Reaching Qadian eight or nine days later, I enquired. When Dr. Clarke fell ill, Mirza sahib said that he must also be punished, that is, with the death penalty. The witness presented the notification dated 15th October 1894, exhibit ‘W’. Also he presented notification dated 5th September 1894, exhibit ‘H’. At that time Mirza sahib was grossly displeased with Doctor sahib. One day in July 1893 Mirza sahib narrated his dream before many persons as follows: “A snake bit me on the right hand and I went to my father. My father began incising this wound with a razor and incised it up to the breast”. On the strength of this Mirza sahib prophesied that Atham would be bitten by a snake. People were informed about this in Sialkot and elsewhere by post. I became a Christian a year after the debate. I parted ways with Mirza sahib in March 1894. I have known Maulvi Burhan-ud-Din since 1869. Note: The witness read the prophecy exhibit ‘A’ and interpreted it just as Dr. Clarke had done. (On a question from the lawyer of the defendant) I have not passed any examination in Arabic, Persian or English. Yuraddu il-an-Nasa¯ra¯ means that “we returned him towards the Christians”. Mirza sahib interprets this prophecy to refer to Abdullah Atham, I do not. I was a Christian when the term of the prophecy passed. Muhammad Saeed and myself had lived together at Qadian. After me, Muhammad Saeed left Qadian. He also is a Christian. I do not like Mirza sahib’s teachings.
Yusuf Khan with own pen. Read out. Is correct. Accepted.
Signature of the Judge.
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