Intro
Al-Hakam was the first newspaper of the Ahmadiyya Movement. It was the official voice of Ahmadiyya. It was started in 1897, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad appointed Shaikh Yacoob Ali Irfani as the editor (see Dard, pages 563-564). The Al-Badr was another major Urdu newspaper of the Ahmadiyya Movement, there are two others, the Urdu version of the Review of Religions and the Urdu Tashishazul Adhan. The Al-Badr was shut down by the British Government in 1914, via the
Indian Press Act of 1910 (See Walter). You can find online archives of al-hakam by the Lahori-Ahmadi’s herein. The Qadiani’s post quotes all the time, you can see them herein.

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1897

The Al-Hakam is started at Qadian and Shaikh Yacoob Ali Irfani is named as the editor.

Dard writes:

“””The first issue was published on October 8th, 1897, having been printed at the Riyad-e-Hind Press, Amritsar. The first number of the second volume is dated February 20th, 1898, it was published from Qadian and printed at the Anwar Ahmadiyya Press, Qadian. The Al-Hakam
enjoys therefore the unique honour of being the first paper of the Community.”””

However, in 1898, the Al-Hakam wrote some rather insulting words towards MGA’s old friend and recent critic, the Batalvi. Instead of owning up to it, MGA simply denied all connections with his own newspaper. This strategy of denying all connections with Ahmadi-authors would become common-place in all Ahmadiyya literature. For example, Mahmud Ahmad started a newspaper in 1906, entitled, the Tashishazul-Adhan, this newspaper openly lied about Mahmud Ahmad being the author of various essays (see truth about the split). Further, Ahmadi-mullahs will always say that even if MGA seems to have made a mistake, we will blame the scribes, never MGA.
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1898

in 1898, the Al-Hakam wrote some rather insulting words towards MGA’s old friend and recent critic, the Batalvi. Instead of owning up to it, MGA simply denied all connections with his own newspaper. This strategy of denying all connections with Ahmadi-authors would become common-place in all Ahmadiyya literature. For example, Mahmud Ahmad started a newspaper in 1906, entitled, the Tashishazul-Adhan, this newspaper openly lied about Mahmud Ahmad being the author of various essays (see truth about the split). Further, Ahmadi-mullahs will always say that even if MGA seems to have made a mistake, we will blame the scribes, never MGA.
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1920

The Al-Hakam was dealing with lots of financial issues, in 1920, Shaikh Yacoob Ali Irfani is seen begging for money.

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Links and Related Essay’s

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad lied about his relationship with his newspaper, Al-Hakam

Who is Shaikh Yacub Ali Irfani?

100 Years Ago… – An appeal for Al Hakam – An “arm” of the Promised Messiah

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