MGA was born in 1840. There was no mosque in Qadian at that time, nor was there any Friday Service that MGA’s father organized at Qadian. Thus, factually, MGA never went to any Juma-prayer uptil the time he began working in Sialkot he never attended any congregational prayers either. In MGA’s biographies, nothing is mentioned on this topic. Interestingly, nowadays, Ahmadi’s accuse me (the writer of this blog) of never attending Juma-Salat at the Qadiani place of worship in Northern California. Well, by 2006, I figured out that Ahmadiyya/Qadianiat was a family business, a total fraud. Thus, I refused to pray with them, I only went to the Ahmadi place of worship to play sports. They are bitter about this. This is the main issue. I joined Islam in 2015, and my entire life in Ahmadiyya has been forgiven. MGA came back from Sialkot in 1868. There was still no mosque in Qadian and thus no regular Friday Sermon. MGA’s father built a mosque in 1876 and died a few months right after. This is the famous Masjid Aqsa at Qadian. One more point, MGA never led prayers in his life, nor did he ever deliver a Friday Sermon. Nor did MGA ever have any oral debates, they were all written exchanges. MGA’s arabic tajweed was terrible too, his arabic also came with a Punjabi accent, he also stuttered terribly and never gave a public speech, thus MGA never had any oral debates. MGA also lied about learning Arabic miraculously overnight.
From 1876 to 1883 at Qadian
There were no friday sermons at the mosque in Qadian, there is no record of this anywhere. There is no record of MGA ever attending any imam’s friday sermons, nor did MGA ever pray behind anyone, since he never joined congregational prayers.
1883 to 1889
There were no Friday Sermons conducted anywhere in Qadian, nor were congregational prayers. In fact, MGA traveled to Aligarh and never attended congregational prayers at any mosque near the Aligarh University.
Maulvi Abdul Karim moves to Qadian and begins delivering the Friday Sermon at Masjid Aqsa and he begins leading the 5 daily prayers at Masjid Mubarak.
MGA never went to Juma-Salaat. He only attended the 5 daily prayers at Masjid Mubarak, which was connected to his house. In roughly 1901, Juma prayers began to be held at Masjid Mubarak and MGA would sit and listen.
MGA never delivered a Friday Sermon either
Story (Riwayat) number 155, The reason for 2 Juma’s at Qadian
Seeratul Mahdi V.3, Page 588-89
“””Abdullah Sanauri relates, in the beginning (1884 era), Hazrat Sahib would give the adhan himself and would be the imam himself, khaksar tells (Mirza Bashir Ahmad), after that Maulvi Abdul Karim became the imam of prayers, and it is hearsay that actually Hazrat Sahib (MGA) appointed Noorudin to be the main imam at Qadian (because Noorudin moved to Qadian in 1893 and Abdul Karim was there already in 1890). However, Maulvi Sahib (Noorudin) appointed Abdul Karim to be the imam (it is unclear whether this encompasses Masjid Aqsa or Masjid Mubarak)(It seems that Masjid Aqsa was only used for Friday prayers or Eid, whereas Masjid Mubarak was used for regular prayers). Uptil Abdul Karim died (1905), he remained as the imam for regular prayers at Qadian (most likely in Masjid Mubarak). Hazrat Sahib (Noorudin) used to stand on the right hand of Abdul Karim and the rest of the people were behind them. Maulvi Abdul Karim sahib wasn’t present, and after his death, Maulvi Nooruddin became the imam for daily prayers at Qadian. In terms of Friday prayers, the custom was (in the earlier times, 1884 era) and sometimes in the latter days (of MGA’s life), the times wherein MGA was feeling well, Juma used to be delivered in the big mosque (Masjid Aqsa), and Maulvi Abdul Karim was the imam (that gave the Friday Sermon). After that, when MGA’s health was bad (which was normal), Maulvi Abdul Karim would deliver the Friday Sermon in Masjid Mubarak (just for MGA) and Maulvi Noorudin would deliver the Friday Sermon at Masjid Aqsa. After Maulvi Abdul Karim died (1905), in Masjid Mubarak, Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan sahib was the imam for Juma prayers, and when Ahsan Amrohi was absent, Maulvi Muhammad Sarwar Shah would deliver the Friday Sermon. In the big mosque (masjid Aqsa), Maulvi Noorudin would be the imam for Juma prayers.This was the normal routine until Hazrat sahib (MGA). Eid prayers were normally delivered by Maulvi Abdul Karim, and after his death, Noorudin was the imam (of eid prayers). In terms of funeral prayers, when Hazrat Promised Messiah (MGA) he was present in the congregation, he (MGA) would lead the Janaza prayers.”””””
SM, Volume 1, page 148, from alislam.org, 2008 edition
“”Hazrat Sahibzada Bashir Ahmad, M.A., Khaksar, relates that Hazrat Promised Messiah, during his final days (1904-1908), friday prayers were delivered at 2 places in Qadian. The first one was Masjid Mubarak, in which Hazrat Sahib (MGA) would attend himself, and Maulvi Syed Muhammad Ahsan sahib or Maulvi Syed Sarwar Shah sahib used to be the imam of the prayer (the person who gave the lecture and led the prayer), at the other masjid (Masjid Aqsa) wherein Hadhrat Khalifa-1 would be the imam (Noorudin before his Khilafat).The reason that there was 2 Juma services was because Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had poor health, thus, he could not go to Masjid Aqsa and since Masjid Mubarak was really small, thus, it didn’t have the proper space to fit all the worshippers (which were only men anyways). So, this is why there was Juma at 2 places in Qadian. We are talking about the time wherein Masjid Mubarak was being expanded (1901 era).”””
Links and Related Essay’s
Sir Lepel H. Griffin (1865), The Panjab Chiefs, Online: apnaorg.com. pp.381-2
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