Per Ahmadiyya sources, MGA and his team began writing this book in 1900, as his beef with Pir Mehr Ali Shah ended. Per Muhammad Ali in 1915, this book was published on September 1, 1902. This book was in Urdu with some brief Arabic, it ran for 254 pages and was published from the Diya’ul-Islam Press, Qadian, the original edition had barely 40 words per page, this was how they extended the number of pages in those days. In english the title translates as ‘Gift for Golarvi”. Also spelled as Golarviah and Tohfa Golarviak. In this book, MGA asserts that the Messiah was supposed to come exactly 1400 years after Muhammad (saw), he even quotes Nawab Siddiq Hassan Khan’s famous book and his assertions that the Mahdi was coming soon. There is also an appendix, we aren’t sure when this appendix was added. Tohfa-e-Golarwiyah comprises of RK, v. 17, pages 35-340, which includes the Appendix/Supplement on pages 35-86, pages 87-340 are the main book. This book starts with an appendix, which is weird. In the main body of the book Mirza Ghulam Ahmad argues, based on the Quran and Hadeeth, that Jesus has died and that the Promised Messiah was to appear from among the Muslims. In the appendix he argues that he is the Promised Messiah. MGA also gives his GOD a new name in this book, the famous Yalesh. Tofha Golarviyya is in RK-17, as the second book.
Feel free to watch Shams-uddin’s video on this topic herein. Yuz Asaf and the injeel is also quoted in this book. In October of 2021, Saleem Mir said that when MGA quoted Swane Yuz Asaf (see at the 1:44:44 mark), he was really referring to “Barlaam and Josaphat”.
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