From 1908 to the 1930’s, Ahmadiyya sources are totally silent on way or the cause of death of MGA. However, we have found sources in this time frame that claimed that MGA had died of cholera, in Urdu as Haiza. Even Farquhar wrote the same in 1915. This is also the word that was used by MGA’s father-in-law, Mir Nasir Nawab in the 1920’s as he narrated to Shaikh Ali Yacub Irfani his autobiography. This Khubah by Noorudin was his second Friday Sermon after becoming the Khalifa at Qadian. Further, MGA was sitting on mobile toilet (chowkee) just minutes before he died, he died on Brandereth Road in Lahore. You can read MGA’s death story here from Ahmadi sources only.
Noorudin’s Friday Khutbah of
Alhakam of 14 June 1908.
” HAZRAT MASIH MAOUD IS NOT DEAD BUT IS ALIVE”
“It was narrated in the hadeeth: “”المبطون شهيد” which means, whoever dies by diarrhea is a martyr. MGA died of diarrhea disease; regardless, whether diarrhea occurred long time ago as a sign from God or if it was a result of cholera as alleged by the enemies. Whatever it is, certainly and for sure that he (MGA) has died with diarrhea; he was a martyr according to the correct hadeeth which says who dies by diarrhea is a martyr, whatever the type of diarrhea was. God has made the enemies recognize by their own tongue that he is a martyr … The enemy says that MGA died by cholera, and if we accept the argument that the enemy is sincere in this statement, we ask them: Is it not the death by cholera martyrdom?” (حقائق الفرقان، ج1، نقلا عن الحكم،14/6/1908م، الصفحة 7-8)
This Khutba was delivered by the newly crown Khalifa (Nooruddin) on 5 June 1908 (printed on 14 June). Nooruddin faced with the death of Mirza Ghulam by Haiza, which happened on 26 May of that year, AND THE DIFFICULTIES THEY FACED TO TRANSPORT HIS BODY FROM LAHORE TO QADIAN. Nooruddin was so much under pressure that he admitted that MGA died of haiza (cholera), however, he tried to sugar coat the whole episode by quoting Hadith and saying that “whoever dies of Haiza (cholera) is a martyr. Al-hakam
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