Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad is said to be worse than MGA when it came to women/men and his sexual desires, in fact, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s have commented on this topic extensively. Nevertheless, in 1924, the Khalifa’s second wife (Amtul Hai) had died mysteriously. The Khalifa had just came back from his tour to England, it is said that this wife of the Khalifa had been writing letters to newspapers and telling them how bad her husband really is. She (Amtul Hai) seems to have lived with the Khalifa’s first wife and mother in MGA’s home in Qadian (as well as wife #3). This 14-15 year old girl, Sara Begum (the Khalifa’s wife #4) seems to have also met Amtul Hai (the Khalifa’s wife #2) in 1923, in the Khalifa’s house, the Khalifa heard her speaking about how she read the Ahmadiyya newspapers and etc. Sara Begum’s father was Abdul Majid Bhagalpuri (Central India). Sara Begum would become the Khalifa’s 4th wife. Abdul Majid Bhagalpuri is totally unknown in Ahmadiyya history, he seems to have been a professor in Arabic somewhere in Baghalpur, the Khalifa was in Baghalpur for a Jalsa in 1923, which led to the engagement. In urdu, the Khalifa describes his marriage to this “bachee”, which means female child. The quote in the below is from Anwarul Aloom on 23 June 1933. “meri sarah” was also published in 27 June 1933, just 4 days later. His wife died on 27 june 1933 as quoted in Al-Fazl. Al-fazal of 16 May 1933, “Date and time of death: Sarah Begum Sahiba died on Saturday, 13 May 1933 at 1.45 pm. Sarah had went into labor on the same day 13 May 1933, a girl was born, and after about 2 and half hour, she died of heart failure, (her heart stopped) in them days real cause of death was not ascertained. In any case she died. Anwarul Aloom vol 13 page 94, 95 and 96, that is where he says “purpose of writing this article” that women should stay at home and serve the man, and not go out to work.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Pakistani’s disagree with the Khalifa
As we all know, Benazir Bhutto became the first ever elected female leader in the Muslim world. She was the daughter of the famous Bhutto who Ahmadi’s had voted for in 1970-1971, he also made Ahmadi’s as non-Muslims per the request of Mirza Nasir Ahmad in 1974. Thus, Pakistani’s have evolved faster than the Mirza family.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________The children of the Khalifa from this marriage were all controversial
There were 3 children, 1. Mirza Rafi Ahmad, son–Born on March 27, 1927, 2. Amatul Naseer Begum, daughter, born in roughly late 1930, was 3 1/2 years old when her mother died. and 3. Mirza Hanif Ahmad, son, born in 1932, died in 2014. Sara Begum was dead by 1934, she seems to have died while giving birth, both the child and the mother died tragically.
______________________________________________________________________________________________Who is Dr. Hashmatullah?
He accompanied the Khalifa to England in 1924. He was from Patiala. He seems to be the person who brokered the deal for the Khalifa to get married in this instance. Dr. Hashmatullah tells us that Sara Begum was a friend of of his own wife.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Why was the Khalifa talking about this subject?
The Khalifa had already had been speaking to a new potential wife in 1923, when he seems to have visited Bhaghulpur. The Khalifa was speaking to the young daughter (aged 14-15) of Maulana Abdul Majid Bhaghulpuri via letters.
The quote typed out
“”””Many girls are studying just for earning and employment, although the work of a woman is not employment. This trend of employment is one reminiscence from the cursed reminiscences of western culture. Islam has placed the responsibility of providing income on men.””””(Anwar ul Ulum, vol. 13; Meri Sarah, page 23).
______________________________________________________________________________________________Some additional quotes from this same era, most likely this same essay
(See Fazl-e-Omar, online english edition, pages 219-220).
“…my own thought was turned towards this that to inculcate the habit of higher learning among women and to create a strong bond between them and the Organisation, I should marry a woman who should be educated and whom I could train to carry out the duties of education.”
“I have not forgotten my loss and to this day, I have not offered a single obligatory prayer in which I have not prayed for the late Amtul Hai…Seldom is there a soul who keeps alive the memory of the deceased. However, God has blessed me with loyalty and faithfulness…I believe that to keep alive the memory of the deceased is an edifying grief, a delightful sadness and a gratifying hardship. This grief is better than a thousand joys and this sadness better than a thousand delights. The pain of love is not a pain but an elixir. The pain of faithfulness does not burn rather it is like a kiln which cleanses the heart and leaves it shining and polished. And the soul of man becomes free of all impurities as it breathes at a superior blissful station where the air is remarkably pure and gentle. If I was not burdened with the leadership of a Community. If through foolishness or cleverness, I was not mindful of the progress of a small Community, far from marriage, the very idea and its thought would have been a blow for my wounded heart. But I am hopeful of the favours of Allah Almighty. “…I believe this (marriage) is also not a source of happiness for the other party. One cannot have high hopes from a man who is not very healthy, who is financially impoverished, who has no love for the world and whose first two wives
are alive…Therefore, I believe they are also making a sacrifice.
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