We found another rare Ahmadiyya book. This is “Ahmad, The Messenger of the Latter Days, Part-1, by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad (1924). It was published from Qadian, but it was also available from Madras, India. The book could also be ordered from Chicago and London. This specific book has never been available on the alislam.org website.
Some brief notes
—They were so embarrassed by MGA’s dozy eyes, they were forced to edit them.
—Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad acknowledges that all Ahmadiyya documents always wrote MGA’s birth date as 1839 or 1840.
(See page 6) “Mention must be made of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, younger son of Ghulam Murtaza and founder of the remarkable religious movement known as the Ahmadiyya. Born in 1839, he received an excellent education, and in 1891 he declared himself to be the Promised Mahdi or Messiah of the Muslim faith…..”
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We found an important government level document which reports rioting in Qadian after the Khalifa left for Lahore. There is another story that is similar, it is about how a Sikh murdered an Ahmadi in 1947. This report tells us that 200 Ahmadi’s were killed. What is strange about this, is the fact that it was never reported by Ahmadi sources. These murders seem to have happened after the Khalifa and his entourage left for Lahore.
Intro Dear readers, my team and I have another piece of Ahmadiyya history, the ROR of January 1940. This essay quotes the famous “Truth About The Split” written in 1922 and translated into english in 1924. The editor is A. Q. Niaz, B.A. We are unsure who this is. Read other OR entries here: https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=ROR
Intro We have found a story from 1952. We are not sure what to do with it yet. Nevertheless, the story is as follows, In Alfazl Akhbar of 11 June 1952, a statement of a fact, On page 4 there is 4th installment of “Ravayat e Mahmood” told by Hazrat Amirul Momaneen (mirza Mahmood Ahmad, the Khalifa) and compiled by Malik Fazal Hussain Sahib Ahmadi Mahajar. In red box, as it is 4rth instalment so the number given to this particular narration is 35, it says:
“Hazrat Masih Maoud (mirza Ghulam) told us that his father (mirza Ghulam Murtza) age was 85 years at the time of his death. He was suffering from Paytchesh (intestinal disease loose motions, Ishaal, Haiza). So he arranged the toilet (Pakhana) near his bed (charpai). He was just getting up for relieving himself (defecate) and his servant offered his help to support him, but he (mahmood father) pushed him back and said that he was not that far gone that you are offering me support. After relieving himself from defecation, to lie down, he overcame by the last moments (nazaa), he still had some energy to direct himself to Hazrat Masih Maoud and said, “Look that is the one called Ghulam Ahmad” (dekho iss ko ghulam ahmad kehtay hain) it was time of gherghra, last moments.
Qazi Muhammad Zahuruddin Akmal was a pawn of Mirza Basheer-ud Din Mahmud before and after his Khilafat, he was never a Qazi (Judge), this was a name that was given to him out of respect. He was born on March 25, 1881 in Goleki, Pakistan, he was the son of an Maulana Imam ud Din (it is unclear whether he was an Ahmadi or not. He went to a mission-school in Gujrat, Pakistan for his schooling starting in 1895, by 1897, he matriculated, he then traveled to Qadian and signed the bait form. He grew up to be a hard-core Qadiani-Ahmadi and was willing to do anything to please the Mirza family. He was a sickly-man. He barely matriculated, he never went to college, he was sick all the time!! In 1906, he moved to Qadian and became an assistant editor of the Al-Badr, he wrote a few books while at Qadian, “Tasdiq ul Maseeh”, “Zahoor Ul Maseeh”, “Zahoor Ul Mahdi”, “Miyar ul Sadiqeen”, “Shahadutal Furqan” and many others. Shortly thereafter, per Ahmadiyya sources, he was transferred to the editorship of Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad’s magazine, the Tashhidhul Adhhan. As soon as the Al-Fazl started, he was then transferred to the editorship of the Al-Fazl. In fact, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad could not have launched this magazine without Qazi Muhammad Zahuruddin Akmal. He went on to be an editor for the Urdu edition of the Review of Religions. In 1926, he was the main editor of the Misbah (Ahmadiyya women’s magazine), which lasted 11 years til 1937. In 1937, Qazi Muhammad Zahuruddin Akmal became the editor of all Ahmadiyya magazines, as management of magazines was centralized. He seems to have retired in 1948.
My team and I have found an older book from Pakistan on the Ahmadiyya Movement. This book has lots of old references and information, we will slowly extract all relevant data. Our brother, @ZakirHussainMDI has been posting quotes from it in 2021 on twitter. An important reference was about MGA eating biscuits from England (waleiti) which were made in pig fat.
Intro In British-India, after the famous rebellion of 1857, all remaining islamic groups were forced into submission to the British. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan wrote that Jihad wasn’t legal, the Ahl-e-Hadith movement also wrote that Jihad was not allowed against a government that allowed religious freedom (See the comments by Syed Muhammad Hussain Batalvi in his newspaper, ahl-e-Sunnah in the 1880’s). In fact, MGA was also a member of the ahl-e-hadith aka Wahabi’s, they even arranged his second marriage in 1884 and read the Nikkah.
Historically, MGA and his team wrote “The British government and Jihad” and had it published on May 22, 1900. This is the same era wherein MGA began to realize that he was in-fact a prophet. In this book, MGA forcefully wrote against Jihad. MGA asserted that the commandment for Jihad was time-specific and not forever. MGA seems to have waffled and was purposely unclear.
Some additional data on Maulvi Abdullah Timapuri from
Maulvi Abdulla of Timapur (a suburb of Shorapur, in the Deccan) had been successively Sunnite Muslim, Wahhabi, and Ahmadi, before he created his own sect, declaring,
“I am the man from God : You must all follow me.. I am the real Khalifa of Qadian.”
He has about three hundred disciples at present, and is much’ more friendly to Christians than to Muslims. I am indebted for this information to Rev. N. Desai, the pastor of a self-supporting Indian Christian congregation at Shorapur (see Walter).
“There is no god but God, : Nur Ahmad is the apostle of God . I am the apostle of Allah. Whosoever obeys me, obeys Allah and whosoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allah. I have been commissioned to be the mercy for all the world as I am a synthesis of all the prophets”
The Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad mentions him in 1922
In his book, “Truth About the Split” (1922), he says:
“””In the years 1911 and 1912, some tracts were published by two men named Maulawi Yar Muhammad and Abdullah Timapuri. Each of these men claimed to be the Imam (leader) of the Community under special authority from God. There was therefore some danger of people being deceived by their tracts and notices. Hence, Khalifatul Masih Ira was obliged to make an announcement against them in one of his speeches. But the words used by him in the announcement were general and only Abdullah Timapuri was mentioned by name. The words of the announcement were as follows:
“Again, there are young men who are in too great a hurry to write books although they possess neither the wisdom nor the insight required by an author. Mere fancies are of little avail so long as one does not get into touch with facts. Such writings give rise to dissension. If, therefore, difficulties should arise, one ought to seek help from God and have recourse to prayer. I would warn our members to shun such people. There is a number of them who go about giving publicity to their pretensions.”(The Badr 25th January 1912). (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).
Noorudin writes a generalized announcement in the Al-Badr newspaper that some men are giving rise to dissensions. This seems to be about Maulvi Abdullah Timapuri and Maulvi Yar Muhammad(see Muhammad Ali, “The Split” 1994 online edition).
A newer Ahmadiyya newspaper, “Al-Haq” tells Ahmadi’s to leave Zahir ud Din, Maulvi Yar Muhammad and Maulvi Abdullah Timapuri alone. The editor of this newspaper is Mir Qasim Ali. However, there was no official letter or announcement of ex-communication by the Khalifa, most likely because the Khalifa was out of commission based on his health. Nevertheless, there is no announcement of ex-communication by the Khalifa.