Bashir-1 or Bashir the first or Bashir-avul was the Promised son of MGA who died in infancy. On February 20th, 1886 (2-20-1886), MGA had his servants publish an announcement which predicted the birth of a “Promised Son” (Musleh Maud in urdu) for MGA. We have to assume that MGA’s daughter was born in March of 1886, however, Ahmadiyya sources lie and claim that she (Ismat, 1886–1891) was born on April 15, 1886. In March of 1886, MGA began amending the prophecy. He continued amending it in April, since he knew that he already had a daughter. The problem is that no one really knows when Ismat was born, her birth was not announced, nor are there witnesses in Qadian who can corroborate this Date of birth. Nevertheless, Ismat was born and MGA guaranteed that in the next pregnancy, a promised son would be born, MGA even said that if the son still isn’t born, it will happen in 9-18 years in the future. Bashir-1 was eventually born on August 7th, 1887, MGA issued a leaflet to announce the birth of his son in accordance with the prophecy made on April 8th, 1886.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________MGA’s announcement of 2-20-1886
_____________________________________________________________________________________________MGA’s announcement of 4-8-1886
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1887, August 7th
Bashir-1 is born (See ROR of Dec-1939 also).
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1888, Monday, November 4th
Bashir-1 dies. MGA is forced to write “The Green Announcement” as defends the death of his promised on. MGA claims that Prophets and Messengers make mistakes all the time when deciphering prophecies, thus, this is not a big deal. 2 months later, another son is born to MGA. MGA was supposed to name him only as Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, per MGA’s only announcement on the topic, however, MGA names him as Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad. By 1897, MGA began to think that Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud is NOT the promised son, most likely because he is sick all the time and can barely see, read and write. By 1902, MGA was quietly calling Mirza Mubarak Ahmad as most likely the Promised Son. From 1903 until MGA’s death, he remained totally silent on this entire prophecy.
Maulvi Sanaullah had brought up the failed prophecy of the Musleh Maud at his famous debate with Maulvi Sarwar Shah in Mudh. See “I’jaz-e-Ahmadi”, in english as “Miracle of Ahmad”.
He is mentioned in the ROR of Dec-1939.
He is mentioned in the ROR of April-1940.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Links and Related Essays
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s famous announcement of 20 February 1886
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s daughter, “Ismat” died of cholera in 1891–at age 6
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s announcement of July 10th and 15th, 1888 vs. Muhammadi Begum and her family
In 1885, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad published a 31-month prophecy vs. his own family
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