This was the first Jalsa of the Qadiani branch of Ahmadiyya after Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad became Khalifa. Not much is known of this Jalsa, we only know that 600 converts to Ahmadiyya were reported (which was a lie). The 2nd Khalifa’s lectures during this Jalsa seem to be recorded and available in english, see here. The 2nd Khalifa mentioned the building of the minaret, which had been stopped after 1903, since all the money had went missing. It seems to have been re-started after this Jalsa. The ROR of June-1915 alleges that 400 Ahmadi women also attended and they had their own sessions. The ROR of Jan-1915 claims that between 3000-4000 people attended. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq allegedly gave a speech, as did Sarwar Shah, Hafiz Roshan Ali, Mir Hamid Shah, Shaikh Yaqub Ali Irfani, Munshi Farzand Ali and Hakim Khalil Ahmad. During the Jalsa, on Christmas day (12-25-1914), Sayyal cabled some news from the UK, it was about the conversion of Mr. Corio to Qadianism (See ROR of Jan-1915). He is dubbed as the first ever convert to Qadianism in England.
The Lahori-Ahmadi’s and Khwaja Kamaluddin wrote their famous “Ikhtalayfaat-e-Silsilaa-e-Ahmadiyya kay Usbaab” (The Causes of Internal Dissensions in the Ahmadiyya Movement) and had it published by 12-24-1914 and available for all Qadiani’s to purchase from Lahore it seems. Interestingly, the census of 1911 reported 18,965 Ahmadi’s just in the Punjab, however, many illiterate Muslims of India must have accidentally checked the wrong box. Furthermore, the census of 1901 reported 10,000 Ahmadi in the Bombay area only, which was manifestly inaccurate.
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“Spiritual knowledge refers to that special knowledge which is only with God Almighty, like knowledge of the unseen, which He reveals to those of His servants whom He appoints to do some special service in this world so that their relationship with Allah the Almighty may become manifest, and so that they may reinvigorate the faith of people through this [relationship].
“Thus, Allah the Almighty has blessed me with His special favour in this regard as well, and hundreds of dreams and revelations have descended upon me which contain knowledge of the unseen.” (Al-Maud, Anwar-ul-Ulum, Vol. 17, p. 546)
For the interest of the readers of Al Hakam, I have picked one such fascinating prophecy that was unknown to Musleh-e-Maud himself at the time.
Huzoor saw a vision in 1911 or 1912 concerning his election as successor to Khalifatul Masih Ira, which occurred in 1914. However, Huzoor was not aware of the meaning behind his vision, or that it was a prophecy. Huzoor says:
“I always wondered what the vision meant. I would narrate it to my friends and ask them what it could possibly mean. But such are the ways of the Almighty that I came to know about its meaning only after the actual incidents took place.” (Blessings of Khilafat, p. 62)
(Blessings of Khilafat, p. 62)
“I had a vision in which I saw that Hafiz Roshan Ali and I were sitting at some place, and it seemed as if the British Government had appointed me the Commander-in-Chief of the Army. I had been appointed after Sir [O’Moore Creagh], the Ex. Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, and the charge was being given to me by Hafiz Roshan Ali on behalf [of the British government]. While taking the charge, I expressed some reservations about taking it pointing towards some flaw in it. I said that in the presence of the flaw, how was it possible for me to take the charge? Just as I said these words, the floor beneath me opened (we were standing on the roof), and I saw Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira appearing from the opening. At that moment, I considered him to be Sir [O’Moore Creagh], the Ex. Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. Referring to the flaw, he spoke to me saying, ‘It is not my fault. In fact, I have inherited it from Lord Kitchener.’”
(Blessings of Khilafat, p. 63)
“I felt that the vision was in fact a great prophecy, and it contained the tiding that after Hazrat Maulavi Sahibra, the office of Khilafat will be assigned to me. This was the reason why Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira was shown to me dressed like Sir [O’Moore Creagh]. So far as the command of the army is concerned, that meant leadership of the Jamaat, for the jamaats of the prophets too are armies through whom God causes the faith to prevail. Due to this vision, I hope that the propagation of true Islam will, God willing, take place at the hands of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat and not at the hands of the rebels of Khilafat, with the exception of only a few of those whom God may wish to grant some partial success. But there is no doubt that the blessings that will be vouchsafed to the efforts of those who will submit to Khilafat will be overwhelming as compared to those who would receive them only partially.”
“What is even more surprising is the fact that the year and the month in which Sir [O’Moore Creagh] left India was March 1914. It was the same month and year in which Hadrat Khalifatul Masih Ira passed away and God had appointed me his successor. Can anyone possessed of virtue and piety say that the vision was a satanic one; or can anyone imagine a human being able to fabricate such a vision some two or three years prior to the occurrence of the incident? Could it ever be possible? Was it possible for me to fabricate all these incidents and relate them to people two years prior to their occurrence? Moreover, how was it possible for those same incidents to have then come true? Who could have informed me that Hadrat Maulavi Sahibra would depart from this world in the month of March, and that the incident would take place in the year 1914, and that I would become his successor? Is there anyone who could make all this possible except the Almighty God? None, at all.” (Blessings of Khilafat, p. 63)
(Blessings of Khilafat, p. 64)
“The flaw which the vision showed in the charge and my aversion to accepting it was indicative of the small number of people who were to create the disorder. God Almighty, through this vision, cleared Hadrat Maulavi Sahibra of the objection made against him by such elements. These critics believe the present-day disorder would not have taken place if, instead of making mere hints at the inner condition of these people, Hadrat Khalifatul Masih Ira had openly informed them of their hypocrisy or if he had expelled them from the Jamaat. God Almighty himself spoke on his behalf and informed me that the fault had not emerged during his time; rather, he had inherited it [when he became Khalifah]. So, in my dream he had to convey to me that the people concerned had gone astray during the lifetime of the Promised Messiahas, and that he was not responsible for their misconduct in any way.” (Blessings of Khilafat, p. 64)
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