Lekh Ram was born in 1858 in Jhelum, Punjab, British India. He was a police officer in Punjab and resigned from the government service voluntarily and devoted for propagation of Vedas even not caring for his family and only son too. He was influenced by the writings of Munshi Kanhaiya Lal Alakhdhari and came to know about Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati and Arya Samaj. He founded Arya Samaj at Peshawar (now in Pakisthan) and became a preacher of Punjab Arya Pratinidhi Sabha. He also vowed to write the authentilc life history of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati. For this purpose, he travelled far and wide and collected a detailed account of the life of the founder of Arya Samaj. Pt. Lekh Ram wrote thirty three books. All his writings are in Urdu, but they have been translated in Hindi and some books have been translated into Sindhi and English also.
He was an ardent propagator for Vedic dharma and shuddi (re-conversion to Vedic religion) movement. One day he returned to home after day’s long propagatory work and was so tired. His wife told that their only son is very sick and if unable to take him to a doctor immediately, his life will be in danger. He understood the gravity of sickness of his son and promised to take him hospital after taking one Rotti as he was so hungry. When he was about to eat the Roti, a post man carrying a telegram reached to him stating that few Hindus are about to change their religion to Islam in`Payal’ village in Patiala district of Punjab. Without thinking for a moment he left the meals and moved to the said village in a train. When he saw that there is no stoppage for train at the`Payal’ village, he jumped out of the running train and some how reached the venue of conversion with severe body injuries. He shouted `I am Pt. Lekharam from Arya Samaj is coming for Shasthrarth (religious debate) with you. If you defeat me in arguments, I myself along with these poor Hindus will embrace Islam. Otherwise you all should accept Vedic dharama. In the end of the shasthrarth all embraced Vedic Religion. This time one another telegram reached to him. The matter of it was his only son died of sickness! That was the dedication of Pt. Lekharam!
He is born.
In 1884, Mirza Qadiyani wrote letters to Hindu and Christian Missionaries to come to Qadiyan, stay there for one year they will witness the sign of my prophethood during this period if no such sign witnessed by them, he will pay Rs.2400.00 to such person ( @ Rs200/- per month).
Pandit Lekhram responded to show his willingness to visit Qadiyan. Since Mirza wants this stunt only to prove himself and gain popularity, he created many hurdles to stop him from coming to Qadiyan. Like he sent him a list of strict terms & conditions which include demand of financial guarantee from pandit. He also used delay tactics , yet Pandit Lekhram did not bother, crossed all barriers and reached Qadiyan.
His hurricane arrival at Qadiyan took Mirza by surprise. One day Mirza was discussing the terms of his stay at Qadiyan to witness a sign, the discussion diverted toward definition of MOJIZA or SUPER NATURAL things. LEKHRAM SAID SUPERNATURAL means something which breaks the law of nature. Like, he said, knife is meant to cut , fire,s purpose is to burn And a tree can not walk. Now if you r a truthful prophet you show me some thing where knife do not cut , fire refuse to burn and tree start walking on your permission. IF U SHOW ME ANY OF THIS I WILL EMBRACE ISLAM BUT IF U FAILS TO DO THIS YOU MAY ACCEPT HINDUISM.
Mirza refused to do this by saying such definition of MOJIZA , supernatural is not in Quraan. Lekhram SAID the words MOJIZA HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED IN QURAN ALTOGETHER. MIRZA INSISTED THAT WORDS IS THERE IN QURAAN. LEKHRAM SAID BRING THE Quraan, Quraan was brought ! Lekhram handed it over to Mirza and said ok show it to me where this word MOJIZA appears in Quraan. Mirza flipped the pages of Quraan over and over but failed to find any such words.
Finally Mirza said ok it is not there i take my words back. Pandit Lekhram has quoted this in his book Takzib Brahin Ahmadiya in mirza,s life but he or Nooruddin could not deny this. Lekhram said Hakim jay kishan, Lala Nihal Chand Lala Lachmi Sahai, Hakim Daya Ram, Kamaluddin the cousin of Mgaq,Munshi Murad Ali and an old man traveler were present at the time of this dialogue.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Taken from book Raeese Qadiyan quoting from Takzib barahin,ahmadiya. Page 86
In 1885, Lekh Ram comes to Qadian
See ROR of June-1933
Per MGA’s challenge, Lekh Ram showed up and most likely stayed at the Arya Samaaj house of worship in Qadian. To date, Lekh Ram’s writings on his visit to Qadian are missing from the records. It is interesting to note, that from April 1885 to August 1885, Lekh Ram and MGA exchanged at least 10 letters (see Dard, page 109). Finally, Lekh Ram showed up to Qadian in Nov of 1885. MGA refused to meet with Lekh Ram and only letters were exchanged between the two. ((((New research proves that MGA and Lekh Ram actually met, in this blog entry, I have cataloged the event)))). They eventually agreed on a challenge of 300 rupees and this is where the Ahmadiyya records go blank. They purposely hide the fact that MGA had also agreed to a Mubahila with Lekh Ram and this was a 1-year-Mubahila. Lekh Ram countered and said that MGA and his lineage would be cut off. He also said that MGA would die in 3 years.
20 Feb 1886 Prophecy
As everyone knows, this is the real prophecy vs. Lekh Ram. However, it doesn’t mention Lekh Ram at all, in fact, it is mostly about the Promised Son. It seems like that Ahmadi-mullah-team has edited all of those utterances totally out.
Dard tells us (page 159) that Lekh Ram and the Arya Samaaj issued a special leaflet was issued at the Chashma Nur, Amritsar on July 27th, 1886, in which Ahmad was threatened with murder within three years. However, this was not a threat, this was in retaliation to MGA’s mubahila-challenge. MGA seems to have issued the same type of death prophecy vs. Lekh Ram, unfortunately, the Ahmadiyya editors seem to have erased the data. Based on this admission by Dard, MGA should have died by at least 1890-1891. And thus all of these “death-threats” that were issued back and forth came to an end in 1890-1891. (See Kulliyat Arya Musafir by Lekh ram, 1886 also).
_____________________________________________________________________________________________The March 1, 1886 Prophecy
On this date, MGA published an announcement vs. Lekh Ram. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
In 1887-1888, Maulvi Noorudin wrote a few book per MGA’s order, he would eventually become MGA’s top ghost writer. Thus, “Faslul Khitab” (4 volumes) was published by Noorudin in 1888 (press data is unknown)(Noordin seems to have written this book while in Poonch, which is on the Azad Kashmir and Kashmir border these days)(See Hazrat Maulvi Noorudin). In this book, Noorudin translated 4:157-159, and agreed with the classic translations of these verses, which insinuate that Esa (as) was raised towards Allah(4:158) and hasn’t died yet (4:159), MGA wrote the same in 1884, in BA-4. Lekh Ram wrote a book vs. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in 1887 entitled, “Takzib Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya”, in english it would be “Accusing as False the Proofs of Ahmadiya”. Noorudin responded with his 1890 publication, “Tasdiq-i-Barahin i Ahmadiyya” (Verifying the Proofs of Ahmadiyya) (see Kenneth Jones). After MGA made his wild claims in late 1890 and early 1891, Noorudin’s career as a writer came to an end. He seems to have switched to ghost writer only. In March of 1904, Maulvi Noorudin wrote a book entitled Nur-ud-Din. It is currently online as Nur ul Din on the Qadiani-Ahmadi website. The Al-Badr announced its publishing. It was written in response to a book Tark-i Islam by a former Muslim who joined the Hindu Arya Samaj and had explained the reasons why he had left the religion of Islam. Interestingly enough, even Noorudin wrote that MGA was born in 1839.
What happened next was that Lekh Ram wrote in Takzeeb-Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya, Vol.-1 as follows:
“””This person will die of diarrhea within three years and none of his offspring will survive.””” (see the offical website of Ahmadiyya, retrieved on 11-9-16, https://www.alislam.org/library/history/ahmadiyya/19.html)
MGA also wrote about Lekh ram in 1888 as follows:
“What is the entitlement of the corpse-eating Liar that Heaven should show a sign for him and the earth should exhibit paranormal spectacles?” (Siraj-e-Muneer, Roohani Khazain vol.12 p. 3)
“Lekhram’s age is at present at the most 30 years and he is a young man of robust built in good health. And this humble self is little more than 50 years old and weak and permanently sick and is afflicted with different kind of illnesses. Despite that, it will be evident in this contest which thing is from human being and which is from God.” (Siraj-e-Muneer, Roohani Khazain vol. 12 p. 17)
Nuskha-e-Khabte Ahmadiya (1888) by Lekh Ram
“O Permeshwar (God) make decision between us truly; let your Sat Dharma (true religion) flow forth not by sword but through love, understanding, submission of proof and open out the adversary’s heart by conferment of Sat Gayan (True wisdom ) on him so that ignorance, prejudice, oppression and outrage are destroyed because a liar can never glorify in Thy Audience like the truthful. Writer: Your eternal slave, Lekh Ram Sharma, Sabhasud, Arya Samaj, Peshawar”. (Nuskha-e-Khabte Ahmadiya, P. 347; ret Lekh Ram & Mirza, P. 2, Author: Maulana Sanaullah Amritsari).
“Mirzaji has promised me Rs.500/-. This is his old habit (promising but not paying). Here is a poetic portrayal of his money promise through this couplet:
“””My life if you want dear, I mind it not; But knots of my purse, Oh, open them not!”””
We fully know his moveable and immovable assets and his indebtedness is not unknown to us. We throw his offer of monetary give and take into dust and make a present of those five hundred rupees back to him as betel-leaf chewing expenses from our side, on his on-coming new marriage* for which he says he has received a fresh revelation only recently”. (Nuskha-e-Khabte Ahmadiya, via Rais-e-Qadian, Vol. 1, P. 121).
(Punjab and the Raj, 1849–1947″, p. 72–73) Ian Talbot.
All prophecies vs. the Arya Samaaj and Lekh Ram had expired by 1891
After 1891, Lekh Ram was provoked so much by MGA that he wrote some controversial tracts about Islam and etc. At first, Lekh Ram had limited his attacks to the Ahmadi movement of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, but he increasingly attacked orthodox Muslims as well. His pamphlet, Risala-i-Jihad ya’ri Din-i-Muhammad ki Bunyad (A Treatise on waging holy war, or the foundation of the Muhammadan Religion) caused a considerable outcry, when it was published in 1892. Until his murder by a Muslim five years later, Lekh Ram continued to stir up animosity by his vituperative writings.”
In 1892, Lekh Ram’s life was in danger
From 1890-1893, a 3-year-period, MGA was silent on Lekh Ram. All of sudden in 1893, MGA predicted the death of Lekh Ram in 6 years. This is MGA and his team being dishonest yet again. The saga and Mubahilas with the Arya Samaaj and Lekh Ram had all expired, MGA and Lekh Ram were still alive. MGA admitted to making a prophecy about Lekh Ram in 1886, however, that is as far as he goes.
After Lekh Ram insulted Esa (As)…MGA copied his arguments
Firstly, in 1892, in Nishan Asmani, MGA insulted the name Esa:
“””I am extremely perplexed as to why these Ulema are vexed by the word ‘Isa. In Islamic literature,
even detestable things are named ‘Isa. For instance, in the book Burhan-e-Qati‘a, under the letter ‘‘Ain’, we read, that ‘Isa Dihqani is a metaphor for wine made from the grapes and ‘Isa Nau Maha is the bunch of grapes from which wine is made. Wine made from grapes is also called ‘Isa Nau Maha. Now, it is outrageous that these Ulema should name a wine ‘Isa and not hesitate to mention this in their books and consider it permissible that an abominable thing and a holy man should have the same appellation, while the person whom God Almighty, by His grace and power, names ‘Isaas, as opposed to the prevalent Dajjaliyyat, should be considered by them to be an infidel.””””(Nishan Asmani, online english edition, page 37).
The “Epistle of Jihad” by Lekh Ram was published in 1892. He wrote another book the same year wherein he attacked Christianity, i.e. Christian Mat Darpam.
“…while Christianity and Islam have a long history of disputations, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad not only used many of the arguments against Christianity as put forward by Dayanand Saraswati in the Satyarth Prakash…..”(From “Moral Languages from Colonial Punjab” by Bob Van Der Linden, Page 183)
In the referencing section of Chapter 5. Under reference number 19. Page 217
“””19 . He (Lekh Ram) published “Christian Mat Darpam” in the same year as “The Epistle of Jihad”. In it, Lekh ram argued that Christ was not sinless but, on the contrary a cruel illiterate drunkard, liar and thief who insulted his mother. In selections, 1897, Nur Afshan, 14 May p. 387.”””
In 1893, MGA publishes his older correspondence with Lekh Ram
“””like Munshi Inderman Muradabadi and Pandit Lekhram Peshawari, about whose destiny and fate something will be written in this booklet (i.e. Siraj Muneer) provided there is enough time and the timing is right . . . I do so with a heavy heart . . . and if someone does not like a prophecy about them to be printed in this booklet . . . entitled to send me a written and signed statement by March 1, 1886, or within two weeks of the publication of this booklet . . “ (Collection of Advertisements, vol 1, pp 99-100) Lekhram promptly replied with a postcard asking to publish whatever Mirza Ghulam Ahmad wanted to publish about him. (RK, Vol 5. p.250).”””
Lekh Ram is mentioned over 10 times in Barakatud Du’a.
The entire Lekh Ram murder story is fishy, an Ahmadi, Dr. Mirza Yacub Baig just so happened to be the doctor on-call and on-staff at the time that Lekh Ram arrived at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore. Lekh Ram was still alive and well, however, the Ahmadi doctor wasn’t able to save him, in fact, in jest, this Ahmadi doctor wrote to MGA soon after Lekh Ram died and told MGA that Lekh Ram was screaming, “Mirza sahib please save me”. Furthermore, even Syed Muhammad Hussain Batalvi was accusing MGA of arranging for the murder and gave many proofs which were also recorded in Kitab ul Barriyya. Dr. Clark soon had a person come to his Church and claim that MGA had also sent him for a murder. We all remember how Athim was almost murdered many times during MGA’s 15-month death prophecy.
Nevertheless, via Dard, we know that MGA’s house was searched (see pages 528-529), listen to this Qadiani murrabi explain it here also. This murrabi explains how Mir Nasir Nawab was tipped off that the police was coming and he immediately informed MGA, thus, they were able to hide the evidence of involvement in the murder. View my tiktok on this herein. Remember, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad re-issued the Lekh Ram prophecy, after it expired. It should also be noted that MGA pushed Lekh Ram to criticize Islam, and thus, in the 1920’s Rangila Rasul was published and a major attack against the personality of Muhammad (Saw) was started, and it was all MGA’s fault.
Letter of Pandit Lekhram to Mirza
On 24th June 1893, Pandit Lekhram wrote in his letter to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad:
“If writing a rebuttal of Braheen is ill-mannerism, then you are the first criminal, because according to Quran you had committed Kufr, you provoked us, because of which we wrote a reply. Had you not provoked us, then Permeshwar knows, that we had never thought of writings against religion of Islam. Thus if God forbid, divine punishment will descend then first its lightening will fall on your sitting room in Qadian. Then if self defense is a crime, then I too should be blamed.” (Weekly Satdharam Parcharak, Jallundher, dated 16th July 1897, mentioned in Raees-e-Qadian by Rafiq Dilawari p.133).
We have found a book which explains the life of Lekh Ram and the details of the Muslim who befriended him and eventually stabbed him to death, (see page 44). “Sur Bekuf Musafir or “Bahadur Lekh Ram” in english as “Brave Lekh Ram” is the title, this is a book of about 60 pages from the birth of Lekh ram to his death. The entire Lekh Ram murder story is fishy, an Ahmadi, Dr. Mirza Yacub Baig just to happened to be the doctor on-call and on-staff at the time that Lekh Ram arrived at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore. Lekh Ram was still alive and well, however, the Ahmadi doctor wasn’t able to save him, in fact, in jest, this Ahmadi doctor wrote to MGA soon after Lekh Ram died and told MGA that Lekh Ram was screaming, “Mirza sahib please save me”. Furthermore, even Syed Muhammad Hussain Batalvi was accusing MGA of arranging for the murder and gave many proofs which were also recorded in Kitab ul Barriyya. Dr. Clark soon had a person come to his Church and claim that MGA had also sent him for a murder. And we all remember how Athim was almost murdered many times during MGA’s 15-month death prophecy.
“Sur Bekuf Musafir or “Bahadur Lekh Ram” in english as “Brave Lekh Ram” is the title, this is a book of about 60 pages from the birth of Lekh ram to his death
(see page 44).
MGA starts a beef with the Arya Samaj of Qadian, and writes about it in “Nasim-e-Da‘wat”.
Nuzul ul Maseeh is published by the 1st Khalifa, Noorudin. In it, they add the note that Lekh Ram will die via a knife.
Mirza said: “and I Prophecised me too that he will be killed with a Knife whithin six years.”
His murder is mentioned in the ROR of June-1913.
The ROR of Aug-1917 has an essay by Maulvi Sher Ali entitled, “Ahmad’s Works, Part-2” wherein he mentions the murder of Lekh Ram as a sign for the truthfulness of MGA.
The story of Lekh Ram is given in the ROR of June-1933.
Dard’s report of missionary activity is published in the ROR of Nov-1933. He claims to have given a lecture at the Dorking Rotary Club. He talked about MGA’s prophecies like Dowie, Lekh Ram, the Great European War (doomsday earthquake), the destruction of the Czar dynasty (Russia). He also mentioned how Ahmadi’s are persecuted and killed in Afghanistan, Maulvi Abdul Latif and a few others. Dard also claims that M.M. Ahmad (B.A.) had recently came to London.
(Punjab and the Raj, 1849–1947″, p. 72–73) Ian Talbot
“Relations grew particularly bad between the Aryas and the Muslims. Serious violence broke out in 1897 when a leading Arya Samajist called Pandit Lekh Ram was assassinated. Lekh Ram’s greatest influence was in the north-west of Punjab. He had in fact joined the Peshawar Arya Samaj in 1880 and rose to prominence first as a missionary and then as editor of the Arya Gazette. At first he had limited his attacks to the Ahmadi movement of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, but he increasingly attacked orthodox Muslims as well. His pamphlet, Risala-i-Jihad ya’ri Din-i-Muhammad ki Bunyad (A Treatise on waging holy war, or the foundation of the Muhammadan Religion) caused a considerable outcry, when it was published in 1892. Until his murder by a Muslim five years later, Lekh Ram continued to stir up animosity by his vituperative writings.”
Some additional quotes
“Mirza Saheb had announced that any non-Muslim who would write a reply to Braheen Ahmadiyya would be rewarded with Rs. 10,000. Pandit Lekhram wrote a reply by the name of Takzeeb Braheen. However this rebuttal was a shameless collection of slanders and abuse and I believe that since the humans have been born, no anti-God had abused Prophets and other people close to God in such a manner that Pandit Lekhram had penned in his book…. If one looks with fairness then it will be obvious that it was Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Saheb who provoked the said Pandit against Islam and Prophets of Islam and forcing him into writing such slander.” (Raees-e-Qadian p.1332-133 by Rafiq Dilawari)
“If writing a rebuttal of Braheen is ill-mannerism, then you are the first criminal, because according to Quran you had committed Kufr, you provoked us, because of which we wrote a reply. Had you not provoked us, then Permeshwar knows, that we had never thought of writings against religion of Islam. Thus if God forbid, divine punishment will descend then first its lightening will fall on your sitting room in Qadian. Then if self defense is a crime, then I too should be blamed.” (Weekly Satdharam Parcharak, Jallundher, dated 16th July 1897, mentioned in Raees-e-Qadian by Rafiq Dilawari p.133)
“I saw your letter published by Murtazai Press Lahore. In this letter you have been instructed by God to write that anyone belonging to other religion, despite staying with you for one year, does not observe any heavenly sign and does not become Muslim after satisfying himself, then you will pay Rs. 200 per month as penalty or damages. Therefore to discover the heavenly sign I am prepared to some to you on the condition that at the rate of Rs 200 per month deposit Rs 2400 in Government bank for safe keeping, and give an undertaking that if am not satisfied and do not embrace Islam after one year of your guidance and heavenly sign and miracles, then that Rs. 2400 would be handed over to me, and for a period of one year that amount will remain deposited in the government bank, you will not be entitled to take that money back. I accept to be your student for one year.” (Letter to Mirza Ghulam dated 3rd April 1885, mentioned in Raees-e-Qadian by Rafiq Dilawari p.163)
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