In the 1880’s, after MGA’s second marriage and his claim to receive Quranic revelations as his own, he also prophesied the birth of a son who would carry on his legacy. Ironically, he already had 2 fully grown adult sons, who he barely he even spoke to, he even boycotted their funeral. Nevertheless, in the early part of 1886, he publicized the prophecy, MGA had said that this prophecy would be fulfilled in one pregnancy (see ref in the below). A few months later, a girl was born to him, she ended up dying of cholera just 5 years later, MGA had published an announcement just a week before her birth wherein he totally backpeddled, he assume that the girl as already born in MGA’s house and he was now egregiously lying. What’s interesting here is that MGA had guaranteed a son from that pregnancy, he was now walking-back that prediction. In 1887, Bashir-1 was born, MGA began to celebrate.
Per Ahmadiyya records, Bashir-1 was born on August 7th, 1887, the very next day, MGA’s announcement of August 8th, 1887 was published, in this announcement, MGA claimed that Bashir-1 was the promised son, unequivocally. On July 15, 1888, MGA published an announcement wherein he stated that he would be bestowed another son (in addition to the Promised Son) whose name would be Mahmud. In November of 1888, Bashir-1 dies and MGA writes the famous “Green Announcement” wherein he argues that prophets makes mistakes in figuring out their ilham’s all the time, ironically, MGA hadn’t claimed propehthood at this point in time. In January of 1889, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad is born. MGA then goes quiet on this prophecy until 1897 in Anjam e Athim, wherein he seems to indicate that Mirza Mubarak Ahmad is the Musleh Maud, since he has turned 3 sons into 4. The same arguments are given in Tiryaq ul Qulub which was written in 1899 and published in 1902, in the 1950’s, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s would point this out emphatically, whereas the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s have refused to even comment. MGA went silent again until 1907, when Mirza Mubarak Ahmad died (at age 7-8 years old). At that point, MGA claimed that his God would given him another son in-place of Mirza Mubarak Ahmad. After MGA died, in June-July of 1908, MGA’s son, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad writes in his magazine that the “Promised-Son” doesn’t have to necessarily be a biological son of MGA. After Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad became Khalifa (march 1914), his writers and editors began to write articles in the English ROR claiming that Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad was the Musleh Maud. Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad remained quiet however. The Lahori-Ahmadi’s seem to have also wrote about the “Promised Son” prophecy in 1914-1915 via their leader, Muhammad Ali, this book is still missing.
Qazi Yar Muhammad also claimed that he was Musleh e Maoud or Fazl Omer. He also challenged a Mubahila to Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmoud in 1919 -1920. that he would be a liar if he suffered something wrong during one year. He also claimed that Mirza ghulam made a mistake while interpreting this revelation of Masleh Maoud.
In January of 1944, during WW-2, Mirza Basheer ud Din finally made the public claim of Musleh Maud, . This went un-challenged by Muhammad Ali and the Lahori-Ahmadi’s, in other words, they never responded to it. Later on, he called special meetings of the Community to re affirm this fact (see Al-Fazl, 1st February, 1944 also via “Truth Prevails” by Qazi Muhammad Nazeer). He made the claim of #muslehmaud at Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Sahib’s bungalow, situated at Temple Road, Lahore. After that, he gave a speech in the Jalsa at Masjid Aqsa, Qadian. Speeches by the Khalifa were then held in the following places: Hoshiarpur: on February 20, 1944, Lahore: on March 12, 1944, Ludhiana: on March 23, 1944 and Delhi: on April 16, 1944. Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad said in 1944, as he claimed to be the Musleh Maud, that virgins were waiting 1900 years for his arrival (See ROR of March-1944), he even quote the Bible, Matthew-25:1-13. The 2nd Khalifa also claimed to be like MGA (Masil-i-Masih) and zilli maseeh (See ROR of March-1944).
About 1000 miles away, the battle of Imphal was raging, it was unclear as to who would win. The Japanese had their eye on India. By mid-1944, the Allied air forces enjoyed undisputed air supremacy over Burma. The last major effort by the Japanese Army Air Force had been over the Arakan in February and March, when they had suffered severe losses. During the Imphal and Kohima battles, they were able to make barely half a dozen significant raids. 20 years later, in 1965, A few months before Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad died, and 10+ years after Muhammad Ali had died, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s finally responded in “Truth Triumphs” by Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqi. They exposed the suffering and mental anguish of Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, which lasted 10-15 years before his death. They proved how he was not the Musleh Maud and how the prophecy either died with Mirza Mubarak Ahmad, or was mis-interpreted. However, the appendix has been deleted by the Lahori-Ahmadi’s, since it was embarrassing. About a year later, the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s responded with “Truth Prevails”, which was ordered by Mirza Nasir Ahmad via Qazi Muhammad Nazeer, it was published on 10-4-1966 (See page xiv).
_____________________________________________________________________________________________The proper timeline
Announcement of Feb 20, 1886
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Announcement of March 22nd, 1886
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Announcement of April 8th, 1886
_____________________________________________________________________________________________The birth of Ismat— April 15, 1886
Letter to Noorudin wherein MGA says that the Musleh Maud would be born from a 3rd wife–June 8th, 1886
See Mujadid-e-Azim (page 202-203, online abridged english edition), the letter is dated as June 8th, 1886.
Scan, 2008 edition of Maktubat, volume 2, pages 12-13
Maktubat-e-Ahmad Volume 2, Page 12 and 13.
>Letter No. 4
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious,
We praise and pray for His Messenger, the most kind,
My master and respected brother Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib, Peace of Allah on you, Assalamu Alaikum, Rahmatullah Wa Barkatah, At this time, an advertisement is sent to your kind attention regarding the elimination of illusions of opponents. Because you are the claimant of Tashabba Farooqi(Resemblance to Omar Farooq) and this humble person has an extremely good opinion of you and considers you a wellwisher and a friend, that’s why my attention remains towards you. (As such) My heart desires that I should share with my friends the blessings of my glorious God, and get the reward of (publicly) expressing of blessings as per (12 وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثُ (الضحی
So, today I am telling you as well, my sincere friend, about an incident of a prophecy.
Perhaps it has been four months since it was revealed to this humble person that a son, all-powerful, perfect in outward appearance and inner qualities, will be bestowed to you. His name will be Bashir. So, until now, I had only assumed that perhaps that blessed child will be from the existing wife (Nusrat Jahan). Now, however, most of the revelations are happening in the matter that (indicate that) soon you will have to do another marriage and it has been decreed in the court of Allah that you will be given a wife of pious desposition and good character, (and) she will bear children. The surprising thing about this is that when this revelation took place, four fruits were given to me in the state of a dream, three of them were mango fruits. But one fruit was green and very big. It was not like the fruits of this world. Even if this (part) is not revelation,(rather a dream) at the moment, but it has been implanted in my heart that the fruit which is not from among the fruits of this world, is the blessed boy because there is no doubt that the fruits mean children and while on the one hand, the glad tiding of a pious wife has been given and at the same time a dream was shown with four fruits of which one fruit is of a different form, so this is what is understood. And Allah knows best
In recent days, two people had sought to arrange a new marriage(for me). But when Istikharah was done about them, the answer was given(by Allah) about one woman that her destiny is humiliation, neediness and dishonor and she is not worthy to be your wife. And about the other, it was indicated (by Allah) that she is not good looking. As if this was an indication of the fact that the glad tiding which has been given about the boy with good looks and good character, may be born from an appearance-wise pretty wife and (who is) also of a good character. And Allah knows best.
Now the opponents, blind of eyes, are objecting as to why a boy was not born this time? A friend has published advertisements in their rebuttal. But in my understanding, before the birth of this boy, it seems necessary that this third marriage should take place because there are signs of having children in this third marriage. Probably the time for this third marriage is near. Now let us see with whom the eternal will has destined its occurance. Revelations are happening frequently in this matter and there is a certain enthusiasm in the divine intention. (Arabic)And Allah does what He wills, and He has jurisdiction over all things.
Khaksar Ghulam Ahmad Afi Anhu
From Qadian, June 18, 1886
[Ref: Page 125, Ishtiharat-volume 1. Source: Alislam.org*: Ad dated September 1886]:*
“(They) do not observe that in the ad of 22nd March 1886, very clearly mentioned is the duration of nine years for the birth of the specific child and in the ad of 8th April 1886, there is no mention of any year or month and neither is it mentioned that the duration of nine years that was allocated earlier has been cancelled. Yes, there is a multi-faceted sentence in the ad which says that “Cannot exceed the duration of pregnancy” but how is it proven from just this sentence that duration of pregnancy means the remaining days of the current pregnancy? And no other duration is meant? If at the head of this sentence there was the word “This”, at least then there might have been a reason to object but when the revealed sentence does not have the word “This” (Which can specify a time) then for any reason making the meaning of this sentence as if it had “This” at its beginning, if it is not lack of faith and dishonesty, then what else is it? Wise person whose wisdom and understanding are not compromised and who has no bias or mischief masking his heart, he can understand that in the meaning of a multi-faceted sentence all possibilities should be kept in mind which are possible to be created by the sentence. Hence the above mentioned sentence i.e. “Will not exceed the duration of pregnancy” is a multi-faceted sentence the exact and correct interpretation of which is that which Mir Abbas Ali Shah Sahib Ludhianwi has done in his ad of 8th June 1886. i.e. that it cannot exceed the term of the promised pregnancy (Which is 9 years ) or the duration of (a) pregnancy term is promised (which according to physicians is two and a half years or a little more than that). If the intention was to keep it contained in the current pregnancy then the statement should have been that “Will absolutely not exceed the remaining days of this pregnancy” and that is why in that ad we had indicated that the above mentioned sentence is not specific to the current pregnancy”.
July 10, 1887
Via the 2018 online english edition of Tadhkirah
[Izala-e-Auham, pp. 632–635, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, pp. 441–443]
“””[Urdu] Being overcome—that is, being apparently belittled as someone who has been
overcome—you will finally be victorious and the final outcome will be in your favour. We
shall relieve you of all the burdens which have well-nigh broken your back. God has
determined to spread about your uniqueness, your greatness and your perfection. God will
manifest your countenance and lengthen your shade. A Warner came unto the world, and the
world did not accept him, but God will accept him and will demonstrate his truth with
powerful assaults. Soon a great kingdom will be bestowed upon him (meaning that, he will be granted acceptance and the hearts of a large number will be inclined towards him…) and treasures will be opened to him. This is God’s grace and it appears strange in your eyes. We shall soon show you Our Signs in your own selves and also around you. Proof will
be established and the victory will be clear. Do they say: ‘We are a large party?’ All of them
will be routed and shall turn their backs. Even if people desert you I shall not desert you; if
people do not safeguard you, I shall safeguard you. I shall exhibit My flash and shall exalt you
as a demonstration of My Power. Peace on you, O Ibrahim [Abraham], We have chosen you
with sincere friendship. God will set all your affairs right and will bestow upon you all that
you might desire. You are to Me like My Unity and My Uniqueness. Allah is not the one to
leave you till He has separated the impure from the pure. He will raise your status and will
increase your progeny and thereafter you alone will be considered the progenitor of your
family. I shall make you famous with honour to the ends of the earth and shall exalt your name
and shall put your love in the hearts of the people.
–[Arabic] We have made you Masih Ibne-Maryam [Messiah, son of Mary].
–[Urdu] Tell them: I have come in the footsteps of Jesus.
They will say: ‘We have not heard any such thing from our ancestors’ Respond to them that: Your knowledge is limited; God knows best. You are content with the letter and obscurity. The true reality has not been disclosed to you. He who realises that the foundation of the Ka‘bah was a design of divine wisdom is very wise, for he has partaken of the mysteries of the universe. One of high resolve will be born. He will be like you in beauty and benevolence. He will be of your progeny.
–[Persian] [Son, delight of the heart, high ranking, noble;]
–[Arabic] [A manifestation of the True and the High, as if Allah had descended from heaven. You will pass through different periods with different companions and will behold distant progeny. We shall bestow upon you a good life; eighty years or near to it.]”””
_____________________________________________________________________________________________August 7th, 1887
Bashir-1 is born.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Announcement of August 8th, 1887
Announcement of July 10th, 1888
This reference is from Majmua Ishtiharat, Vol. 1, pages 153-162
This announcement is about Muhammadi Begum. This was published in the Nur Afshan. This was printed on July 15th, 1888.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Announcement of July 15, 1888
MGA announces that another son will be born to him whose name will be Mahmud, in addition to the Promised Son, who had already been bestowed upon him.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1888, Monday, November 4th
Bashir-1 dies. MGA is forced to write “The Green Announcement” as defends the death of his promised son. 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. In 1944, during WW-2, he finally claims to be the Musleh Maud.
“God Almighty has conveyed to me through a sure and certain prophecy that out of my
progeny there will be one who will resemble Jesus in many respects. He will descend
from heaven and will straighten out the way of the dwellers upon earth. He will set free
those who are held in bondage and deliver those who are imprisoned in the chains of
doubt. [Revelation in Persian] Son, delight of the heart, high ranking, noble
[Revelation in Arabic] A manifestation of the True and the High as if Allah had
descended from heaven” (Izala-e-Auham pp. 155–6, Ruhani Khaza‟in vol. 3, pg. 180)
3—“Remember that Messiah who is to be borne in this humble one‟s progeny and who is
also named Ibn-e-Maryam because I have been called by this name also in Baraheen.”
(Izala-e-Auham, Ruhani Khazain vol. 3, pg 318)
Izala-e-Auham, pp. 632–635, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, pp. 441–443, via the online 2018 english edition of Tadhkirah
“””They will say: ‘We have not heard any such thing from our ancestors’ Respond to them
that: Your knowledge is limited; God knows best. You are content with the letter and obscurity. The true reality has not been disclosed to you. He who realises that the foundation of the Ka‘aba was a design of divine wisdom is very wise, for he has partaken of the mysteries of the universe. One of high resolve will be born. He will be like you in beauty and benevolence. He will be of your progeny. [Persian] [Son, delight of the heart, high ranking, noble;] [Arabic] [A manifestation of the True and the High, as if Allah had descended from heaven. You will pass through different periods with different companions and will behold distant progeny. We shall bestow upon you a good life; eighty years or thereabouts.””
On 26 February 1893, his book Aina Kamalate islam was published, MGA repeated his prophesy of birth of Bashir Emmanuel-to be fulfilled soon. Mirza Mahmud was 4 years old at that time which means that MGAQ did not consider him for the title. His second son was also named Bashir Ahmad, he was born on April 20th.
[A’ina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, (At-Tabligh), pp. 577–578, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 5, pp. 577–578](see also, the 2009 english edition of Tadhkirah)
“”[Arabic] [Grace will arrive with his coming. He is light and is blessed and holy and is of the righteous. He will spread blessings and will nurture people on pure food and will be a helper of the faith…. He will be one of My Signs and will be the banner of My supports so that those who deny you should know that I am with you through My open grace…. He will be perceptive, intelligent and handsome. His heart will be filled with knowledge, his interior will be gentle and his breast will be filled with security. He will be bestowed the Messianic spirit and will be blessed with the spirit of security. Monday! O blessed Monday, blessed spirits will arrive on that day.] “”
Sirrul-Khilafah, Roohaani Khazaa’in, Volume 8, 2009. p. 381
see “The Noble Son” by Jalal ud Din Shams, 1957
“””I had a younger son whose name was Bashir [the First – J.D.S]. Allah the Almighty caused him to die while he was yet a suckling babe. Then Allah the Almighty said to me by way of revelation that, “We shall return him to you out of Our grace.” Similarly, the mother of this child saw in a vision that Bashir has come and says that I shall cling to you with great strength and shall not part from you quickly. After this revelation and vision Allah the Almighty bestowed upon me a second son. Thereupon, I knew that this is that same promised Bashir and that Allah the Almighty is true in His promise and thus, I gave this child the same name Bashir, and in his physical
body I see the silhouette of the first Bashir.”””
By 1897 (in Anjam e Athim), 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. He began asserting that Mirza Mubarak Ahmad was the son who would make 3 into 4 and thus be the Musleh Maud.
MGA was quietly calling Mirza Mubarak Ahmad as most likely the Promised Son (See Tiryaq ul Qulub).
Tiryaq-e-Qulub (written in 1899, published in 1902), also see Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqi, Truth Triumphs, page 31.
“this prophecy of ‘increasing three into four’ was announced on 20th February, 1886, and after the birth of the three sons e.g., Mahmud, Bashir and Sharif, it was again mentioned in the Anjam-e-Athim and its Appedix, that as informed by God, the Promised Musleh (or reformer) who will increase three into four will now appear….”
_______________________________________________________________________________________________Taryaqul-Qulub, Ruhani Khazain, Vol. 15, pp. 213-214
“My own interpretation of this revelation is that either this boy will be righteous and will face towards God and will move towards Him or that he will die early. Allah alone knows which of these two interpretations is in accordance with His design.”
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”.
Tuhfah-e-Golarhviyyah, Roohaani Khazaa’in, Volume 17, 2008. p. 181-182
Via “The Noble Son” by Jalal ud Din Shams, 1957
“””God has promised me that in order to manifest the light of your blessings again a person shall be raised who shall be from you and from your own progeny into whom I shall breathe the blessings of the Holy Spirit. He shall be innately pure, and possess a most holy connection with God and shall be a manifestation of the True and the High as if God has descended from the heavens”””
Mirza Mubarak Ahmad died tragically, MGA claims that his God will give him another son in-place of Mirza Mubarak Ahmad.
After MGA died, in June-July of 1908, MGA’s son, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad writes in his magazine that the “Promised-Son” doesn’t have to necessarily be a biological son of MGA.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________June-July 1908, Nooruddin comments on the failed prophecy of Muhammadi Begum
Review of Religions, Vol. VII, no. 726, June and July, 1908, p. 279 (cited from Qadiani Mazhab
“””Now, I would like to remind all the Muslims who have had and still have faith in the Noble Qur’an that since those addressed in it include also their offsprings, successors and those like them, then, can this prophecy not include the daughter, of Ahmad Beg, or the daughter of that daughter? Does your law of inheritance not apply the regulations regarding daughters to their daughters? And are the offsprings of the Mirza not his agnates? I had often told dear Mian Mahmood (Mian Bashiruddin Mahmood, a son of the Mirza and the second head of the Qadiani movement after Hakim Nuruddin) that even if the Mirza were to die and this girl did not enter into his wedlock, my adoration of him would remain unshaken.””””
Al Badr, 26 January 1911. p. 4
Via “The Noble Son” by Jalal ud Din Shams, 1957, page 100
‘He [Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad— Publisher] has made such extraordinary progress in a very short span of time as was indicated in the revelation [the indication is to the revelation that, “he shall grow rapidly.” – Publisher]. For this reason, I have accepted that this is indeed that very Illustrious Son whose name, Mahmood Ahmad, is present in Sabz Ishtehaar.’
In May 1914 in the magazine Tashhiz-ul-Azhan, published from Qadian, trying to prove that Mirza Mahmud Ahmad was the Musleh Maud whose coming had been prophesied by the MGA.
On May 27, 1914, Professor Muhammad Ismael wrote a booklet entitled, “Nishan-e-Rehmat”, in this book, he forcefully argued that Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad was the Khalifa.
In the summer of 1914 he wrote a booklet Al-Muslih al-Mau‘ud (‘The Promised Reformer’) after a Qadiani wrote an article in May 1914 in the magazine Tashhiz-ul-Azhan, published from Qadian, trying to prove that Mirza Mahmud Ahmad was the Musleh Maud whose coming had been prophesied by the MGA. In this booklet Maulana Muhammad Ali proved that none of the then living sons of MGA fulfilled the prophecy of being Muslih Mau‘ud and the Musleh Maud would come at the end of the 300 years from 1908 and thus, would turn 3 into 4. The 1944 edition of this book can be found on the Lahori-Ahmadi website, it is only in Urdu.
The Lahori-Ahmadi’s seem to have also wrote about the “Promised Son” prophecy in 1914-1915 via their leader, Muhammad Ali, this book is still missing.
After Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad became Khalifa, his writers and editors began to write articles in the English ROR claiming that Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad was the Musleh Maud. Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad remained quiet however.
The ROR of February-1916 reports that there is great career for the Promised son (musleh maud).
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1917 to 1943
Everyone went silent on the “Musleh Maud” prophecy. It was barely even discussed in the Lahori-Qadiani split.
The Musleh Maud prophecy is discussed in the ROR of Dec-1939.
The ROR of Sep-1941 reports that an Ahmadi named Mr. A. Mustafa (B.A.) gave a talk on the British radio of East Africa entitled, “Prophet Ahmad of Qadian”. In this talk, Mr. A. Mustafa gave out the Ahmadiyya belief that earthquakes and other punishments will keep descending until the world accepts MGA as a prophet. Mr. A. Mustafa also calls the 2nd Khalifa as the Promised Son and quotes MGA’s revelations on the “Musleh Maud”.
In 1943, MGA’s widow was claiming that the Musleh Maud hadn’t been born yet.
In January of 1944, during WW-2, Mirza Basheer ud Din finally made the public claim of Musleh Maud. This went un-challenged by Muhammad Ali and the Lahori-Ahmadi’s, in other words, they never responded to it (see Al-Fazl, 1st February, 1944 also via “Truth Prevails” by Qazi Muhammad Nazeer). Later on, he called special meetings of the Community to re affirm this fact. These meetings were held in the following places: Hoshiarpur: on February 20, 1944, Lahore: on March 12, 1944, Ludhiana: on March 23, 1944 and Delhi: on April 16, 1944. Qadiani-Ahmadi sources then claim, in a conclusive argument for the Ahmadiyyah Anjuman-e-Isha‘at-e-Islam, Hadrat Khalifatul Masih II challenged Maulavi Muhammad ‘Ali to a prayer duel and also
added that Maulavi Sahib would never accept that challenge. (Furqan, Qadian, June 1944). Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad said in 1944, as he claimed to be the Musleh Maud, that virgins were waiting 1900 years for his arrival (See ROR of March-1944), he even quote the Bible, Matthew-25:1-13. The 2nd Khalifa also claimed to be like MGA (Masil-i-Masih) and zilli maseeh (See ROR of March-1944).
He made the claim of #muslehmaud at Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Sahib’s bungalow, situated at Temple Road, Lahore. After that, he gave a speech in the Jalsa at Masjid Aqsa, Qadian. After announcing the proclamation of Musleh-e-Maud at Masjid Aqsa, Qadian, another Jalsa took place in Hoshiarpur. The leader of the caravan of that Jalsa was Mir Muhammad Ishaq. Then, another Jalsa took place in Lahore and after that, our father passed away. The next Jalsa was in Ludhiana.
About 1000 miles away, the battle of Imphal was raging, it was unclear as to who would win. The Japanese had their eye on India. By mid-1944, the Allied air forces enjoyed undisputed air supremacy over Burma. The last major effort by the Japanese Army Air Force had been over the Arakan in February and March, when they had suffered severe losses. During the Imphal and Kohima battles, they were able to make barely half a dozen significant raids.
The second edition of Muhammad Ali’s, “Al-Muslih al-Mau‘ud”, this book can be found on the Lahori-Ahmadi website, it is only in Urdu.
Abdul Mannan Umar (the youngest son of Noorudin), published in a periodical entitled ‘Furqan’ of May 1945, some notes of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (Maulvi Abdul Mannan was editor of the journal at the time). The sense of these notes was that the advent of the Muslih Mau’ud would take place thirty years after the date when Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I, gave a discourse to this effect. Presumably in his Dars-i-Quran. The notes were published subsequently to the declaration by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II, on the basis of a Revelation to him from God, the wording of this Revelation, in Arabic, was: “I am the Promised Messiah, his like and his Khalifa.” Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II took the Revelation to mean that he was the Muslih Mau’ud of this prophecy, which described him as gifted with the breath of a Messiah, in excellence and virtue, like the Promised Messiah himself.
There is an essay on the ROR of Aug-1945 entitled, “The Muslih-i-Mauood” and Our Duties”. In this essay Nizam-e-Nau discussed.
The ROR of April-1946 reports on the tabligh activities of Qadiani’s in Dacca, they also celebrated Musleh Maud day on Feb-20-1946. Maulana Zillur Rahman gave a speech about the Musleh Maud. About 30 Qadiani-Ahmadi ladies also held a meeting. The ladies told each other to curtail their meals and send the extra money to Qadian for Tahrik-i-Jadid. There was another meeting held at Khudra Brahmanbaria. Additional meetings were held around Bengal. Qadiani-Ahmadi’s also worked together during the provincial election. Signed off by D.A.K. Khadim, General Secretary, Bengal Provincial Ahmadiyya Association.
The ROR of June-1946 reports that B. Orchard gave a speech to the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s of Bombay about their musleh maud. He called MGA as the second coming of Krishna and Zoroaster. He also alleged that Ahmadiyya was growing in countries like England, America, France, all over Africa, Palestine, Arabia, Java, Burma and Malaya. He said that MGA was a manifestation of God’s attributes, he also alleges that the 2nd Khalifa is regularly receiving dreams, revelations and etc.
At the Jalsa of 1957 at Rabwah, Jalal ud Din Shams gave a long speech on the Musleh Maud and heaped praise on Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud. This was converted into a book and published from Rabwah, the english edition came out in 2021 and can be read herein.
Ahmadis were asked to attend the convention, close their businesses, illuminate their houses at night. Musleh-Maud sports tournament, chiefs planting trees & all local activities were part of the show to establish importance of the day.
Declaring 20th Feb a sacred and blessed ceremonious day, he launched a campaign to collect money in exchange of prayers. Paying 100% of Tereek-e-Jadid money before 20th ensured to get the name written in the prayer list to be presented to the Khalifa (see the 2nd scan).
A few months before Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad died, and 10+ years after Muhammad Ali had died, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s finally responded in “Truth Triumphs” by Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqi. They exposed the suffering and mental anguish of Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, which lasted 10-15 years before his death. They proved how he was not the Musleh Maud and how the prophecy either died with Mirza Mubarak Ahmad, or was mis-interpreted.
The Qadiani-Ahmadi’s responded with “Truth Prevails”, which was ordered by Mirza Nasir Ahmad via Qazi Muhammad Nazeer, it was published on 10-4-1966 (See page xiv).
At the annual Jalsa in Rabwah, Mirza Nasir Ahmad comments on the Lahori-Ahmadi’s and their vicious attacks. However, he doesn’t tackle any major issues, he just glosses over the top.
Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih III, delivered a speech at the final day of the Annual Rally of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya Youth Organization), on November 6, 1977, at Masjid Aqsa, Rabwah, Pakistan, this speech was turned into a book named “Khilafat and Mujaddidiyyat” and published after Mirza Nasir Ahmad died in 1983, and from London.
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