Intro MGA rarely ever wrote on the islamic position on abortion, we haven’t found anything to date (2022). In the 1960’s, Jalal ud Din Shams and the Ahmadiyya team of editors of Rabwah seem to have found some comments by MGA wherein he told the world that he was thinking about getting an abortion before his youngest child (Amatul Hafeez) was born. This alleged revelation also appeared in the 1976 english edition of Tadhkirah and its from the mysterious diary of MGA. Thus, we think that it first appeared in the earliest urdu editions of Tadhkirah. In this alleged revelation, Jalal ud Din Shams claims that MGA thought of getting his wife an abortion, however, he never gave the reason, was the health of Nusrat Jahan Begum deteriorating? She never had a pregnancy after this one (3.5 years, and she was barely in her late 30’s.
Intro A few weeks ago, the Pakistani Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Qadiani company Shezan International (aka Shezan services)in a trademark dispute which began in 1988. This was a case of Shezan Services (Pvt) Ltd vs. Shezan Bakers and Confectioners (Pvt) Ltd — owners of a chain of restaurants and bakeries in Lahore. Shahnawaz Limited was the proprietor of the label ‘Shezan’ and the first to have registered the name on Sept 30, 1958 — 30 years before the respondent applied for registration, the order said. Shezan International was incorporated on May 13, 1964; conceived as a joint venture by the Shahnawaz Group, Pakistan and Alliance Industrial Development Corporation, United States in 1964. Via Tahrik e Jadeed, there were some other Ahmadi companies, see here. It seems that the Ahmadiyya movement might have funded Shezan from its inception and a layman Qadiani was given charge. This was also discussed on twitter.
We have to ask, where is the persecution? Ahmadi’s continue to live in Rabwah under lease and continue to run their businesses.