We credit @zafarim786 for this research find. In a book called, “Seerat Nusrat Jehan” (The Life of Nusrat Jehan”, MGA’s widow), which was published during WW-2 and while the Japanese were on the border of India threatening invasion. It was published on November 23, 1943. This book was written by the famous Sheikh Yaqub Ali Irfani aka Ali Turab. He was the editor of the Al-Hakam since its inception, and was a close companion of MGA. He had also famously written “Hyat-e-Nasir” (1927), which was the official autobiography of MGA’s father-in-law and his widow’s father. This book contained the infamous admission by MGA to his father-in-law while on his death bed. MGA was recorded as telling his father-in-law that he had contracted epidemic cholera (in urdu, Meer sahib, mujai wubai haiza oh gaya hai”).
This book, “Seerat Nusrat Jehan”, discussed the famous prophecy of the “Musleh-Maud”. MGA’s wife told the world that the “Musleh-Maud” (promised reformer) hadn’t been born yet, and thus, none of the sons, grandsons and great grand sons were the Musleh Maud. However, just 2 months later, the Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad claimed to be the Musleh Maud and thus shocked all of the Qadiani and Lahori-Ahmadi’s.
Lastly, in 2011, the Qadiani-Ahmadi jamaat published an autobiography of Nusrat Jehan in english, it is on the Qadiani-Ahmadi website, in this book, it is not mentioned how Nusrat Jhean had clearly uttered in 1943 that the Musleh Maud hadn’t been born yet.
“Seerat Nusrat Jehan”, was published on November 23, 1943.
Just like Bashir-1 (Bashirray aval) was thought to be the Musleh Maud and he wasn’t, in fact, there was no additional wife for MGA (this is in reference to Muhammadi Begum). If MGA would have had another special son (Musleh Maud), it would have been obvious, but no such situation exists. Allah decided to keep this blessing away from Ahmadi’s. Allah broke all the roads in this. Bashir-1 was in question (as the Musleh Maud), however, allah recalled him (he died). Then, sahibzada Mirza Mubarak Ahmad was suspected to be the Musleh Maud, but he was also recalled (died). Then, we thought, maybe, the musleh maud would be born from another woman (another wife). But that woman (whomever she might have been, most likely Muhammadi Begum), never entered into the home of MGA (got married). From this wife (herself), we should search for the musleh maud, however, all of my kids were already born, there aren’t any new ones.
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 IIra challenged Maulavi Muhammad ‘Ali to a prayer duel and also
added that Maulavi Sahib would never accept that challenge. (Furqan, Qadian, June 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.
In June-July of 1908, Mirza Mahmud Ahmad wrote that the ‘Promised Son’ would not be actual son of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
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 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.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 1916 to 1943
Everyone went silent on the “Musleh Maud” prophecy. It was barely even discussed in the Lahori-Qadiani split.
Just a few months before the Khalifa dies (september 1965), the Lahori-Ahmadi’s write “Truth Triumphs” (by Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqi, son-in-law of Muhammad Ali) and attack the character and life of Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad. They aggressively assert that he is not the Musleh Maud.
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