This was an early biography of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad written by Malik Salah-ud-Din M.A. of Qadian.


See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 1, p. 57

Note by Hadrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Shamsra: Malik Salah-ud-Din narrates from Munshi Muhammad Isma‘il Sialkoati that:

When it was the last day of the time appointed for Atham’s chastisement, the Promised Messiahas came to the upper floor of Masjid Mubarak and called for Maulavi ‘Abdul-
Karimra and said: I have received a revelation:

[Arabic] [Allah has taken note of his grief and sorrow.]

I have been given to understand that ‘his’ refers to Atham. This shows that he would not die within the announced period.
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 1, pp. 80–81

“””April 6, 1894
Mirza Ayub Baig relates:

In expectation of the eclipse of the sun on April 6, 1894 (in the month of Ramadan)… many people were trying to observe the eclipse through glasses which they had darkened with ink. Only a very slight darkening had appeared when someone told the Promised Messiahas that the sun had been eclipsed. He looked through the dark glasses and observed that the eclipse was very slight. He was saddened and said: I have seen it, but it is so slight that most people might not be able to observe it and thus the Sign predicted in a magnificent prophecy of the Holy Prophetsa will remain in doubt…. Within a short time the eclipse increased till the greater part of the sun was
darkened. Thereupon the Promised Messiahas observed:

Last night I had seen onion in my dream. The interpretation of which is something sorrowful. This sorrow was experienced due to the slightness of the eclipse in the beginning.”””
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, [Ashab-e-Ahmad, part 2, p. 117, Letter of Maulavi ‘Abdul-Karimra, April 19, 1898]

“”April 12, 1898
A graduate (B.A.) of Lahore resident of Bannu, of a strong temper came to see the Promised Messiahas… His heart was moved to supplicate for him, which he did. There was
a sudden change in the young man’s heart and he asked permission to enter into the covenant of bai‘at.”””
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, [Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 2, p. 120 footnote, Letter of Mirza Khuda Bakhsh, Register Riwayat-e-Sahabah, vol. 5, p. 62,

“”December 1897
Yesterday the Promised Messiahas was informed of the fate of four or five of his followers whom he knows well. One of them has only four more years to live. The Promised Messiahas did not deem it appropriate to say anything more.””

The Promised Messiahas received the revelation also:

[Arabic] [He has the power to gather together, to collect, and to form a group.]

[Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol, 2, p. 120 footnote, Letter of Mirza Khuda Bakhsh]

February 18, 1900
Mirza Khuda Bakhsh writes:

The Promised Messiah[as] saw in a dream five days back that a man had been killed and this was fulfilled yesterday. There was a fight between two parties of landlords and one man was killed.

[Ashab-e-Ahmad, by Malik Salah-ud-Din M.A., part 2, p. 120 footnote, taken from Letter of Mirza Khuda Bakhsh, February 23, 1900]
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Maktub Hadrat Masih Ma‘udas, addressed to Navvab Muhammad ‘Ali Khan, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 2, pp. 210–211

This morning about 4 a.m. I saw a dream. I am wondering as to its interpretation. I saw your [Navvab Muhammad ‘Ali Khan]’s noble wife Amatul Hamid Begum as if she was one of the saints, having a strong relationship with God Almighty. She had ten very white and clean rupees in her hand. I thought that: These are only ten rupees and I have seen them only from a distance. She tossed these rupees from one hand into the other and I noticed that the rupees sent forth rays of light like the rays of the moon but very sharp and bright which illumined the darkness. I was wondering how it was that these rays issued from the rupees and then a thought passed through my mind that the source of these rays of light was herself. I woke up while I was still wondering… I have been wondering about the interpretation of the dream and it is possible that the interpretation is that there is some good development in store for her which is within the knowledge of God Almighty. There have been many women in Islam who have been righteous and saintly, as for instance Rabi‘a Basri, may Allah be pleased with her. It also seems to me
that the interpretation might be that through some development you might attain to a high rank and this wife of yours might partake of it. Allah knows the future best.””””

See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Letter of Mirza Khuda Bakhsh in Ashab-e-Ahmad, by Malik Salahud-Din M.A. part 2, p. 116 footnote

“”March 21, 1893
Last night I saw a dream and something in writing was presented before me. I do not recall the writing except that it contained the letters . I also cannot recall the entire dream. I can only recall that the last phrase was:

[Arabic] [Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, Wise.]


See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Letter addressed to Navvab Muhammad ‘Ali Khan, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 2, pp. 216–217.

“”””March 25, 1893
I have supplicated for you (Navvab Muhammad ‘Ali Khan.) with as much attention as was humanly possible…and the revelation I received at the end, after repeated attention, was:

This means that [Arabic] Surely Allah the Glorious has power over all things. Nothing is impossible for Him. Say: …(Note by Hadrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Shamsra: This part of the
letter, from which the Promised Messiah’sas translation has been taken, was torn.
Publishers’ Note: A rendering of the second part is: [Arabic] Say: Stand before Allah in submissive devotion).

I have received this revelation just now. The meaning of this revelation which has descended upon my heart from God Almighty is that the Lord desires good for you but that this is conditional upon your making progress in the development of your Islamic capacities and in your observance of the fast, prayer, righteousness and purity. These conditions indicate that the undisclosed purpose is something replete with blessings because such conditions
have been prescribed for it.”””
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, part 2, p. 197

“””‘Abdur-Rahman Khan and ‘Abdullah Khan, [sons of Navvab Muhammad ‘Ali Khan] relate that their father’s sisters were childless and they asked our father to request the Promised Messiahas to pray for them, which the Navvab Sahib did. Thereafter the Promised Messiahas said: I saw [in my dream] that I was given some tablets. Some of them I gave to Maulavi Nur-ud-Din and some to you. I looked for Navvab ‘Inayat ‘Ali Khan but did not find him.”””
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 2, pp. 525–526

“”January 13 or 14, 1898
Hadrat Hujjatullah Navvab Muhammad ‘Ali Khanra writes in his diary that the Promised Messiahas said:

I saw in my dream one of my followers, whom I recognised at the time, but whom I cannot recall now. He was given a gold necklace to wear and I said: Tie a handkerchief also. This was done.”””
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 6, pp. 123–124

“””(87) (Salihah Bibira wife of Qadi ‘Abdur-Rahimra narrates that):

Once during the morning walk while passing through the bazaar of the Hindus, which is called the Bigger Bazar now, but was small at that time, the Promised Messiahas stopped near the well in the bazaar to the north of the big mosque near the House of Maulavi Sher ‘Ali. About ten to
fifteen of us women were with him. On his return he stopped in the same bazaar near the well at the crossing to the north of the Bigger Mosque and pointing at a point on the earth with his staff he said: This will soon be called: Ahmadi Bazar; and there will be many many Ahmadis here.”””
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 6, p. 133

“””February 17, 1904
Qadi ‘Abdur-Rahimra has written in his diary under the date February 17, 1904:

Last night the Promised Messiahas related a dream of his, in which someone had said: Do not forget the event of the battle of Badr.”””
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, [Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 7, p. 128,
Riwayat Sardar Master ‘Abdur-Rahman, Mehr Singh]

The Promised Messiah[as] said concerning Husain Kami, Turkish Vice Council:

I saw him in a dream last night and understood that he is, by nature, a hypocrite.”””
See the 2009, online english edition of Tadhkirah, [Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 7, p. 131]

(69) Sardar Master ‘Abdur-Rahman of Jallandher writes that Miyan Charadg Din, peon, narrates:

Earlier the Promised Messiahas had narrated his dream that he arrived in Qadian by train and the train stopped in the bazaar (Note by Syed Abdul Hayee: This prophecy was fulfilled in 1928 when the train was extended to Qadian, and that was its last station).
See the 2009 online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 7, p. 207

“””(86) Maulavi ‘Abdullah Botalawi writes:

When I came to Qadian, during my stay, the Promised Messiahas once came to Mubarak Mosque from his home.… He said that some of the Jama‘at might recall that as he had mentioned previously he has been shown [in his vision], that the whole area—between the small mosque [Mubarak] and the big mosque [Aqsa]—was the area of Mosque…. Then the Promised Messiahas said: I have been shown again that the entire area between these two mosques is nothing but a mosque.””””
See the 2009 online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 8, pp. 91–92

“”Note by Syed Abdul Hayee: About the same revelation Dr. Hashmatullah Khan ra says: On the morning of December 28, 1907, at 8 a.m.. after taking food, my humble self was absorbed in listening to the speeches. I also heard the speech of the Promised Messiahas and was greatly satiated. I offered Maghrib and ‘Isha’ Prayers [combined] and as directed, took my seat in Mubarak Mosque to participate in the general meeting of the Executive Board of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyyah. I thought that I would eat after the meeting, because according to the announcement, participation of the Presidents and Secretaries of the Jama‘ats was required. I was twenty years old and was feeling weak and hungry and had not eaten anything since 8 a.m. I thought to myself that all members of the Anjuman must have gone to the public kitchen to eat and felt like doing the same. But I kept sitting, for fear that I might miss the meeting. I waited for two hours and felt the pangs of hunger. At 8:45 p.m. the respected members of Anjuman and some others arrived and the meeting started, and was over at 11:45 p.m. My desire for food vanished automatically, since no strength to experience the feeling was left. I came out of mosque and headed towards the public kitchen and found it closed. I had no choice but to return to my residence at the Treasury. I was about to sleep when someone knocked at the door and said: Any guest who has not eaten can come to the public kitchen to eat. I went and gratefully ate what was available. Next morning about 9–10 a.m. I saw that the beloved Messiah was standing at the door of Mubarak Mosque facing the street and many of his devotees were present. He asked that Maulavi Sahib be called. So Hadrat Maulavi Nur-ud-Din presented himself. The Promised Messiahas said: It seems that the arrangements for food were not very satisfactory. The cry of some hungry one reached the Throne of Almighty Allah and I received the revelation. This revelation was received at 10 p.m. The Promised Messiahas called for the organizers and asked them to feed the guests who had not eaten. That is why one of them knocked at my door.”””

See the 2009 online english edition of Tadhkirah, Ashab-e-Ahmad, vol. 8, p. 153

Sardar Master ‘Abdur-Rahmanra of Jullundar relates: When the Promised Messiahas had challenged Pir Mehr ‘Ali of Golarha to write a commentary on the Holy Qur’an in competition with him, the Promised Messiahas received a revelation that some people might try to assault him with the intent of murder. I was in charge of making arrangements for watch and ward around the house of the Promised Messiahas. I discovered that two or three persons from the Rawalpindi District who could have been emissaries of Pir Mehr ‘Ali Shah had arrived in Qadian and questioned people about the movements of the Promised Messiahas and his place of residence etc. I informed the Promised Messiahas of it and he arranged through Hakim ‘Ali, constable, that they should be sent back to Batala.”””