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Mirza Ghulam Ahmad vs. Maulvi Karam Din–Court Case 1903–1905, references from the 2009 edition of Tadhkirah and some other sources

Intro
MGA lost one court case against him in his career.  It is the case of MGA vs. Karam ud Din.  I have collected some bits and pieces of info here.   In January 1903, on behalf of Moulvi Karam Deen of Bheen District Jhelum, and Moulvi Faqeer Mohammad, Editor of Sirajul Akhbaar Jhelum, Hadhrat Sheikh Yaqoob Ali Editor of Al Hakam and Hadhrat Hakeem Fazal-ud-Deen of Bhera who were being sued in connection with a booklet, ‘Saif Chishtian’ by Peer Mehar Ali who was custodian of the Goalrah Shrine.  On Oct-16th, 1903, MGA left Qadian for Gurdaspur (see NOV/DEC-1903—ROR).  MGA and Hakeem Fazal Din lost this case in 1904 (exact date unknown), and were about to be thrown in jail, however, they made bail (700 rupees) and were released.  About a year later, they won on appeal in early 1905.  It was a Judge european Judge named Mr. Hurry, he was the sessions judge of Amritsar.

Related Essay’s and links
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=Karam

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=above+the+law

https://www.alislam.org/library/books/The-Afghan-Martyrs-by-B.A.Rafiq.pdf

https://books.google.com/books?id=zU0TAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA126&lpg=RA1-PA126&dq=Mr.+Hurry+sessions+judge+amritsar&source=bl&ots=b-HwffLt3K&sig=ibucVQ6ZbEaZNeWMfet-uQ6LYSU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwia2ben_dndAhVwIDQIHSTZDe0Q6AEwBHoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Mr.%20Hurry%20sessions%20judge%20amritsar&f=false

The Criminal Law Journal of India: A Monthly Legal Publication …, Volume 2


Some important references
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)

Pages 570-572
December 6, 1902
(A) Last night I was in such a state that if I had not received Divine revelation, I would have been proved right in thinking that my last moment had arrived. While I was in this condition, I was overtaken by sleep and saw in my dream that I was in a cul-de-sac and three buffaloes (636)
were coming towards me. When one of them approached me I beat it away and the same happened with the second one. Then the third advanced towards me. I felt that it was so
strong that there was no way of deliverance from it. While this was passing through my mind, Allah the Almighty so ordained that it turned away. Taking advantage of this I slipped through brushing against it and began to run. I was thinking that it would be running after me but I did not look back. Then the following Prayer was inspired by Allah the Almighty in a dream upon my heart:

637–Arabic O my Lord everything serves You. So O my Lord, protect me and help me and have mercy on me. [Publishers]

638--al-Hakam, vol. 6, December 10, 1902, p. 10, reports that the Promised Messiahas said:
This prayer is an amulet and protection… I will henceforth make this supplication regularly in my Prayers, and you should also do it.

He also said:

The greatest matter in it, which teaches the True Unity—that is, assures that Allah the Glorious alone can cause any harm or impart any benefit—is that it teaches us that [O Allah] everything is in Your service, and no harmful thing can cause any damage without Your will and permission.

It was conveyed to me that this is the great name of God and that whoever supplicates in these terms would be delivered from every affliction. [al-Badr, vol. 1, no. 7, December 12, 1902, p. 54 and al-Hakam, vol. 6, no. 44, December 10, 1902, p. 10].

(B) Of the Signs shown in my favour is one in which God, the All-Knowing and the Wise, informed me about a mean person and his great calumny against me and apprised me through His revelation that this man would attack me in order to humiliate me, but would himself become my target in the end. Allah the Almighty conveyed this to me in the course of three dreams. He disclosed to me in a dream that this enemy of mine would engage three helpers in my opposition to achieve success in his proceedings to dishonour me and to put me to trouble. I was shown in a dream that I was hauled into court like a prisoner but I was shown that I would be delivered in the end, though after an interval. I was also given the good news that the affliction would be reverted upon this lying mean enemy of mine himself.…. Then I began to wait for the developments as indicated in the prophecy. After the passing of a year, all this happened at the instance of Karam Din. (That is, he brought unjustified criminal charges against me).639 [Haqiqatul-Wahi, p. 215, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, p. 225].   

639—This Sign was originally published by the Promised Messiahas in Mawahib-ur Rahman in Arabic and Persian. Later, in Haqiqatul-Wahi, he published the same in Urdu. Our English rendering is based upon the Urdu citation in Haqiqatul-Wahi. [Munawar Ahmed Saeed]
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 582

January 13, 1903
655—-[Arabic] I shall humiliate him who designs to humiliate you. I shall help him who designs to help you. You have a high standing in My Presence. I have chosen you for Myself and your secret is My secret. You are with Me and I am with you and your secret is My
secret. When you are angry, I am angry and when you love, I also   love. You are to me like My Unity and My Uniqueness. So the time has come when you should be helped and be known among people. Allah praises you from His Throne. Allah praises you and is walking towards you. You have a high standing in My Presence. I have chosen you for Myself and your secret is My secret. You have a standing with Me of which the people have no knowledge. O My
Ahmad, you are My purpose and are with Me. You are with Me and I am with you. Your secret is My secret. When you are angry, I am angry and everyone you love, I love. You have a high standing in My Presence. I have chosen you for Myself. [Publishers].

[Notebook of the Revelations of the Promised Messiahas, p. 1]

He has given me good news and said:

656—[Arabic] I shall not leave a trace of anything which might be designed to humiliate you. [Publishers]

and He said:

657—[Arabic] Allah will safeguard you Himself and He is the Most Gracious Friend. [Publishers]

[Mawahibur-Rahman, p. 17, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 19, p. 235]
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 583-584

January 15, 1903
While in Lahore I received, repeatedly, the revelation: That is [Arabic] I shall show you My blessings from every side.658 [al-Hakam, vol. 7, no. 4, January 31, 1903, p. 15 and al-Badr, vol. 2, no. 1–2, January 23–30, 1903, p. 9].

658-–This prophecy was fulfilled in this wise* that when I approached Jhelum about ten thousand people came to see me. The road was choked with people in all sorts of humble attitudes as if they wanted to prostrate themselves. Then there was such a multitude of people around the District Courts that the Magistrates were greatly surprised. Eleven hundred men and two hundred women made the bai‘at and joined the Jama‘at. Karam Din’s complaint against me was dismissed. Many people made offerings and presented gifts out of good will and humility. Thus we returned to Qadian enriched in every way with God’s blessings and God fulfilled the prophecy very clearly. [Haqiqatul-Wahi, p. 252, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, p. 264].
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 585
January 21, 1903
I saw in my dream that Karam Din had been given some sentence and this was followed by the revelation:

662—[Arabic] That was because they disobeyed and used to transgress. [Publishers]

[Notebook of the Revelations of the Promised Messiahas, p. 2]
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 587
January 24, 1903
(A) Today, in a vision, I was shown the following:

663—[Arabic] A detailed account of that which Allah did in this war after I had published the prophecy among people. [Publishers]

Thereafter my mind moved towards the reception of revelation and I was repeating these very words. This indicates that the prophecy made about the case beforehand would now be fulfilled in detail. [al-Badr, vol. 2, no. 1–2, January 23–30, 1903, p. 7 and al-Badr, vol. 2, no. 5, February 20, 1903, p. 36 and al-Hakam, vol. 7, no. 4, January 31, 1903, p. 15]

(B) I saw in my dream as if I was about to publish an article on the final result of Karam Din’s case against me and I wished to give it this heading:

664–[Arabic] The details of that which Allah did in this war after we had published the prophecy among people. They have drawn away from the water of life, then grind them down a fine grinding. [Publishers]

[Notebook of the Revelations of the Promised Messiahas, p. 3]
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 617
June 29, 1903
I was pondering deeply about the result of the cases which have been filed against me by Karam Din and which some members of my Jama‘at [Community] have filed against him. In this condition, I received the revelation:

714—[Arabic] Verily, Allah is with those who are righteous and those who do good. In this there are Signs for questioners. [Publishers]

I was made to understand that of the two sides God will be with those and will bestow help and victory upon those, who are righteous—that is to say, who do not tell lies, do not wrong anyone, do not calumniate anyone, do not persecute people by cheating, deceiving, and dishonest dealing, and eschew every vice and adhere to truth and justice. And fearing God, they treat His servants with sympathy, goodwill and goodness, and are true wellwishers of mankind. They are not inspired by beastliness, wrongdoing and evil, and are ever ready to behave virtuously towards everyone. The final decision will be in their favour. At that time those who ask: ‘which of the two sides is in the right’ will be shown not one Sign but many Signs. [al-Badr, vol. 2, no. 24, July 3, 1903, p. 189 and al-Hakam, vol. 7, no. 24, June 30, 1903, p. 11].

Also found in the ROR (English of July 1903)See page 288
http://www.aaiil.org/text/articles/reviewofreligions/1903/reviewreligionsenglish190307.pdf
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 625

August 18, 1903
[al-Badr, vol. 2, no. 32, August 28, 1903, p. 253 and al-Hakam, vol. 7, no. 31, August 24, 1903, p. 6] Translation: (A) [Arabic] [I shall honour you in a goodly way.] (B) [Arabic] I shall honour you
in a way that will cause people to wonder. (C) [Arabic] The heavens and the earth were closed-up like a bundle and We opened them out, that is, the earth as well as the heavens demonstrated their full powers. (D) [Arabic]

Tell them: It is Allah Who has revealed these words; and then leave them occupied with their
sport. (E) That is [Arabic] They will ask you about your status—what is your honour and
status.731 Say: It is God Who has granted me this status; and then leave them indulging in
idle sport. (F) [Arabic] [No incongruity can you see in the creation of the Gracious One.]
[Haqiqatul-Wahi, pp. 90, 107, 70, 265–266, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, pp. 93, 110, 73, 277–278]

On one occasion when I was in Gurdaspur in connection with a criminal case (that had been instituted against me by Karam Din of Jehlam), I received the revelation: [They will ask you
concerning your status.]… Thereafter when we appeared in court, the other side’s lawyer asked me the same question: Is your rank and status as you have described it in Tiryaqul-Qulub? I answered: Yes, by Allah’s grace that is my status; Allah has Himself bestowed it upon me.
In this manner the revelation which had come to me in the morning was fulfilled about the time of ‘Asr. [Haqiqatul-Wahi, pp. 265–266, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, pp. 277–278]
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 631

September 23, 1903
al-Badr reports that the Promised Messiah[as] narrated the following dream upon rising in the morning:

I had taken up a pen to write. I observed that its point was broken. Thereupon I said: Put on to it one of the nibs that had been sent by Muhammad Afdal. While those nibs were being looked for, I woke up….

If someone would take the time out from worldly occupations and stay with me, he would witness a running river of prophecies being fulfilled like the one of yesterday concerning a pen.740[al-Badr, vol. 2, no. 37, October 2, 1903, p. 390].

740— al-Badr reports that:

After 10 a.m. the case brought by Karam Din against the Promised Messiahas and Hakim Fadl Din was brought up. Khwajah Sahib presented a request on behalf of Hakim Fadl Din that the charges made by Maulavi Karam Din are the same for the investigation of which I have brought a case against Karam Din. Therefore the present case should be postponed till the earlier cases are decided. The lawyers on both side entered into a debate on this issue and the court decided to
postpone the decision to the following day. In the evening the Promised Messiahas received the revelation: [Persian] Be glad and happy. On the 24th the case brought by Sheikh Ya‘qub ‘Ali Editor al- Hakam against Maulavi Karam Din and the Editor of Sirajul-Akhbar of Jehlum was to be heard. But since the testimony of the plaintiff was not available, the case was postponed to October 21, 1903. Since the court had not yet rendered a decision of the discussion of the previous day, Khwajah Sahib wanted to bring up additional legal points. After hearing him, the court decided after 1 p.m. that the plea for postponement be turned down. Thus the words of God, which He
conveyed to His apostle on the 22nd in the evening and which he had narrated on the morning of the 23rd were fulfilled. [al-Badr, vol. 2, no. 37, October 2, 1903, p. 390].
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 632

September 23, 1903
741–
[Persian] Be glad and happy. [Publishers]

[al-Badr, vol. 2, no. 37, October 2, 1903, p. 390]

Note by Hadrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Shamsra: This revelation was received during the court case of Karam Din.
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 670-671

May 1904
(A)805—
[Arabic] We made the iron soft for you. [Persian] We do not approve of any other meaning. [Publishers]

[al-Badr, vol. 3, no. 29, August 1, 1904, p. 4 and al-Hakam, vol. 8, no. 17, May 24, 1904, p. 2]

(B) In the case brought against me by Maulavi Karam Din at Gurdaspur, Karam Din insisted that the word la’im meant bastard and that the word kazzab meant one who always tells lies. The court of first instance accepted his contention. In those days I received the revelation:

806—[Persian] We do not approve of any other meaning. [Publishers]

I understood this as indicating that the interpretation of the first court would not be upheld on appeal; and so it happened. The Divisional Judge rejected all the arguments advanced on behalf of Karam Din and held that la’im and kazzab were appropriate for Karam Din, who was
deserving of even stronger words.[Haqiqatul-Wahi, p. 380, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, p. 394].
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 671

May 1904
807—-[Arabic] We shall put awe in their hearts. [Publishers]

[al-Badr, vol. 3, no. 29, August 1, 1904, p. 4 and al-Hakam, vol. 8, no. 16, May 17, 1904, p. 2]

Footnote—Note by Hadrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Shamsra: This revelation was received on the return from Gurdaspur where the Promised Messiahas had gone in connection with the case of Karam Din. (See al-Hakam, May 24, 1904, p. 2).
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 677-678

1904
A Maulavi named Karam Din filed some criminal charges against me in Gurdaspur and the maulavis opposed to me appeared as witnesses in the court of Atma Ram, the Extra Assistant Commissioner…. Atma Ram did not pay full attention to the merits and made up his mind to sentence me to imprisonment. Thereupon God conveyed to me that Atma Ram would be afflicted with the deaths of his children. I communicated this vision to the members of my
Jama‘at825. It so happened that within 20 or 25 days he lost two sons. In the end, though he had laid the foundation in his judgment of sentencing me to imprisonment, God held him back from that design, yet he imposed upon me a fine of 700 rupees. I was then honourably acquitted on appeal by the Divisional Judge. But Karam Din’s conviction and sentence were maintained. My fine was remitted but Atma Ram’s sons did not come back…. According to the Divine prophecy which had been published already in my book Mawahibur-Rahman, I was acquitted, my fine was refunded, and the issuing officer’s [Atma Ram’s] order was set aside and he was rebuked for issuing an improper order. But Karam Din (as I had already published in Mawahibur- Rahman) was convicted and punished and the judgment of the court confirmed his being a liar. [Haqiqatul-Wahi, pp. 121–122, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, pp. 124–125].

825—Note by Maulana Abdul Latif Bahawalpuri: Qadi Muhammad Yusuf, Amir Jama‘at Ahmadiyyah, Frontier Province writes in his book Sawanih Zuhur-e-Ahmad Ma‘ud:

The Promised Messiahas saw in a dream that a lion has taken away both sons of Atma Ram. At the same time as the Promised Messiahas narrated this dream, Atma Ram received a telegram that his son is suffering from plague. Two sons of his died one after the other with plague. [Zuhur-e-Ahmad Mau‘ud, pp. 51–52].  

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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 1048

Sheikh Khair-ud-Din 1261 narrated that: When the case of Karam Din was pending before Chandu Lal Magistrate, the Promised Messiahas said: I do not see Chandu Lal1262 occupying the Magistrate’s chair.[al-Hakam, vol, no. 38, no. 25, July 14, 1935, p. 4 and Register Riwayat-e-Sahabah, vol. 9, pp. 58–59]

1261–Note by Hadrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Shamsra: He was from Ludhiana and was a cobbler by profession. He used to make shoes for the Promised Messiahas. He stated that he stayed with the Promised Messiahas in Gurdaspur during Karam Din’s trial.

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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 1049

October 7, 1904
Chaudhry Muhammad ‘Ali Khan Ashraf Head Master Bairam Pur narrated that:

The Promised Messiahas said at the time of ‘Asr Prayer one day before judgment was to be delivered in the case of Karam Din… that he had seen in his dream that he was returning home riding a white horse and his wife said (something like): We have suffered a loss (probably of money). The Promised Messiahas said to her: That does not matter as I have returned safe.

The Promised Messiahas interpreted the dream that the Magistrate (who was a bigoted Arya, and was bent upon giving the decision against the Promised Messiah) would sentence him to a fine, but nothing more. However, on appeal he would be acquitted and would thus be made
secure against the mischief of the Magistrate. That is exactly what happened the next day; he was sentenced to a fine, which was immediately paid … and on appeal [he was acquitted and] the fine was remitted.[al-Hakam, vol. 38, no. 3, January 28, 1935, p. 4].
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 1050

October 8, 1904
Shukar Ilahi of Nabi Pur District Gurdaspur narrates that: On the (day) on which judgment in the case of Karam Din was to be announced… the Promised Messiahas was walking… under the trees at the time of ‘Asr.… He stopped suddenly from walking and said something to Maulavi Sahib [Nur-ud-Din]. At that time the case was called and when we returned to the shed, the Promised Messiahas said to Maulavi Sahib [Nur-ud-Din]: I have seen in a vision that
my handkerchief had fallen in a pool of water but was recovered. He interpreted this as meaning that he would be sentenced to a fine which would be remitted. And that is what happened.[Register Riwayat-e-Sahabah, vol. 3, p. 114]
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Taken from Tadhkirah (2009 online edition)
Page 1050-1051

October 10, 1904
Miyan Allah Yar Contractor of Batala narrates through Maulavi Ghulam Nabi Misri that:
At the end of the case in Gurdaspur, when the Promised Messiahas was about to leave for Batala for the return journey to Qadian, he received a vision or a revelation:

[Urdu] The route via Batala is dangerous.

The Promised Messiahas asked for the carriages to be brought, and three of them were brought. (He changed his route and commenced the journey.) He explained the reason for the change of route. In the meantime a rath (bullock chariot) had been sent from Qadian to Batala to meet him. Instead of the Promised Messiahas some of his companions including Sheikh Ya‘qub ‘Ali, travelled in it. When they arrived at the canal bridge, they found that some of the opponents from Massanian and Batala were pretending to hold a meeting. They had conspired to waylay the Promised Messiahas at the bridge and throw him into the canal. ….When the chariot approached the bridge it was surrounded by the crowd of opponents… and there was
a skirmish… but when they discovered that the Promised Messiahas was not in the chariot, they apologised for the assault. [Register Riwayat-e-Sahabah, vol. 10, pp. 280–281].
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Taken from Hidden Treasures–https://www.alislam.org/library/book/hidden-treasures-of-islam/

Pages 343–346
Summary written by Syed Hasanat Ahmad (2010)

The publication of the book had an instant impact. It published a prophecy of the Promised Messiahas about Maulavi Karam Din. The book was published on January 15, 1903, by special efforts of the press workers in Qadian and carried the news that Maulavi Karam Din would attempt to involve the Promised Messiahas in criminal cases and the Promised Messiahas was divinely informed that he would be honourably acquitted from these cases. The publication had to be completed before that date as Maulavi Karam Din had already moved the Extra Assistant Commissioner of Jhelum to issue warrant of arrest of the Promised Messiahas under Section 500, 501 and 502 of the Criminal Procedure Code and the date of hearing was fixed on January 17, 1903. The issuance of warrant of arrest provided yet another occasion to opponents to raise an uproar against the Promised Messiahas and they were clamouring a severe punishment for him. The trip from Qadian to Jhelum became historic in several ways. Giving details of the journey in a later publication (Haqiqatul-Wahi), the

Promised Messiahas said:

When I was on my way to Jhelum in connection with a case filed by Maulavi Karam Din, I had a revelation: “I (God) will shower blessings upon you from all directions.” I related the revelation to the people of my Jama‘at and this revelation came true in this manner that, when I reached Jhelum, about ten thousand people came to see me and most of them had lined up on the roads. Such a crowd had assembled in the court that it had amazed the authorities. About
eleven hundred people came to me for bai‘at and about two hundred of them were women. The case filed by Maulavi Karam Din was dismissed and a large number of people made offerings in cash and kinds to show their regard and respect for me. And this was how I was showered with the Divine blessings and returned to Qadian victoriously. (Haqiqatul-Wahi, p. 252, Sign No. 101, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, pp. 263-264).
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Taken from Hidden Treasures--https://www.alislam.org/library/book/hidden-treasures-of-islam/

Page 126
Summary written by Syed Hasanat Ahmad (2010)

Padre ‘Imad-ud-Din, a native convert from Islam, was a paid servant of the Christians for a long time. He had already made himself notorious by his rabid and scurrilous attacks upon the Holy Founder of Islam. His books Tarikh-e-Muhammadi and Hidayatul-Muslimin had inflicted deep wounds upon religious susceptibilities of the Muslims. Even the Ra’i Hind and Prakash of Amritsar had protested against his bitter attacks. Another Hindu paper, Aftab-e- Punjab had
also condemned his writings. Muslims exposed this paid preacher of Christians in a book entitled ‘Uqubatud Dallin. Even the organ of the American Mission, Shamsul Akhbar of Lucknow had admitted the abusive nature of Padre ‘Imad-ud-Din and his colleagues Maulavi
Karam Din, Nizamud Din, Ilahi Bakhsh, Hamidullah Khan, etc., who were called Maulavis and learned men to deceive the public. The Promised Messiahas offered five thousand rupees as a reward if they could jointly produce a book like the one entitled Nurul-Haqq (Life of
Ahmad by A.R. Dardra, edition of 2008, pp. 412-413).
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Life of Ahmad by A.R. Dardra, edition of 2008, page 564.
Footnote 135

Ahmadas had felt the need of a press at Qadian as early as 1892. An Ishtihar was issued and a fund was opened for this purpose; but, it appears satisfactory arrangements could not be made at that time. Sh. Nur Ahmadra brought his press, Riyad-e-Hind, from Amritsar and A’ina Kamalat-e-Islam was then printed at Qadian. After that Hakim Fadal Dinra started a press at
Qadian in 1895. It was named Diya’ul Islam. This press produced Ahmad’sas publications at cost price (Ahmad’sas statement in Karam Din’s case, Section 420. I.P.C. dated. 19.8.1903). It was for this reason that Ahmadas produced, on 15.8.1898 a detailed account of this press in the income tax case. (See statement of Hakim Fadl Din in Karam Din’s case on 20.7.1903).
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Nubuwwat & Khilafat
(Prophethood & its Successorship), Four Speeches Delivered on June 10, 1966 Under the Chairmanship of Hadrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih III (may Allah shower His mercy upon him) at Masjid Mubarak Rabwah, Pakistan.—-https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Nubuwwat-and-Khilafat.pdf

Pages 17-18

Statements Under Oath of Maulavi Muhammad ‘Ali in the Court

14) a. In the presence of Promised Messiahas, Maulavi Muhammad ‘Ali appeared as a witness on May 13, 1904. On being questioned by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din he said:

Anyone who denies the truthfulness of a Prophet is a great liar. Mirza Sahib has claimed to be a Nabi. His followers believe him to be true in this claim and his opponents consider him false. The Holy Prophetsa is true according to Muslims and false according to the Christians.

b. On June 16, 1904, in the presence of the Promised Messiahas, in response to the critique made by Maulavi Karam Din, Maulavi Muhammad ‘Ali said:

Mirza Sahib makes a claim of nubuwwat in his writings. The purport of his claim is that, “I am a Nabi but I have brought no new shari‘ah.” According to the Holy Qur’an anyone who treats such a true claimant as a liar is a great liar. (Court Proceedings, p. 362).

16) In the case of Maulavi Karam Din of Bhaiñ [District Jehlum], acting as attorneys, Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din and Maulavi Muhammad ‘Ali, submitted the following statement under the signature of the Promised Messiahas:

There is another view of the matter according to Mohamedan theology. One who belies a person claiming to be a Prophet is a kadhdhab [great liar] and this has been admitted by prosecution evidence. Now the complainant knew perfectly well that the first accused claimed that position and, notwithstanding that, he belied the accused. Consequently in religious terminology the complainant was a kadhdhab. (Proceedings Gurdaspur Court, p. 194).

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Taken from Hidden Treasureshttps://www.alislam.org/library/book/hidden-treasures-of-islam/

Page 314-315
Summary written by Syed Hasanat Ahmad (2010)

Explaining the use of relevant quotes from other authorities, the Promised Messiahas stated that these quotes do not constitute plagiarism, otherwise everyone will be exposed to this charge. It so happened that Mian Shahabuddin and Maulavi Karam Din in their correspondence with the Promised Messiahas mentioned that most of the material appearing in Saif-e-Chishtiya’i written by Pir Mehar ‘Ali Shah is copied word by word from the notes of Maulavi Muhammad Hasan Faidi and these notes were written by him on the margins of the books I‘jazul-Masih and Shamse Bazighah and these books carrying marginal notes were bought. This is how the devious Pir was exposed who made the allegations that the Promised Messiahas had plagiarized whereas the same charge recoiled on him.

The Promised Messiahas also replied to criticism that Pir Mehar ‘Ali Shah made in his book, Saif-e-Chishtiya’i about the merit of the I‘jazul-Masih. The Promised Messiahas also established that the revelation made to him were revelation of high order. The Pir also made an allegation that the Promised Messiahas had been plagiarizing from Maqamat-e-Hariri but what actually transpired was that Pir Mehar ‘Ali Shah had himself plagiarized from the notes of Maulavi
Muhammad Hasan Faidi which the Maulavi had written marginally on the I‘jazul-Masih and Shamse Bazighah by Hadrat Maulavi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi. This information was given by Mian Shahabuddin and Maulavi Karam Din in their letters to the Promised Messiahas. This whole correspondence has also been published in this book.
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Lecture Ludhiana, pages 31-32

“””Then another case was filed against me in the court of Mr. Dowie, and was followed by yet another concerning income tax. By the grace of God, my innocence was established in all of them. Then came Karam Din’s case in which every effort was made against me and it was
assumed that the case would sound the death knell of this Jama‘at. Indeed, had the Jama‘at not been from God and had He not sustained and strengthened it, it would no doubt have been wiped out. People from one end of the country to the other lent their support to Karam Din. He
was aided and abetted in every way, so much so that some of the prosecution witnesses, despite their claim to beingreligious divines, testified to what was totally false. They went to the extent of alleging that despite being an adulterer, a transgressor and a libertine, I dared claim to be righteous. The case dragged on for a long time. During this period a number of heavenly signs appeared. At long last, the judgement was announced by the magistrate, who happened to be a Hindu, imposing a fine of five hundred rupees on me. But God had already informed me:

“The Superior Court acquits.”

Therefore, when the appeal was filed in the court of the Divisional Judge, he, in his God-given shrewdness, at once got to the bottom of the case and noted in the judgement that whatever I had written about Karam Din was absolutely correct and I had full right to do so. The judgement he passed has since been published. In the end, he acquitted me of the charge and ordered the refund of the fine. He also censured the trial court for letting the case linger so long.
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Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s poetry vs. Karam Din
See Durr-e-Sameen.  https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Durr-e-Sameen-English-Translation.pdf.  Pages 86 and 94

Page 86
Is it not strange that while you are His beloved,
The entire affairs are being carried out to my favour?
Then not only this that it has happened once, I see the bounties of God at each step.
Look at that man from Bheen whose named Karam Din,
Who even sacrificed his sleep for the sake of conflict,
For whose help there was fervour among the people and
Whose weaknesses were hidden by every enemy of truth,
Whose friend was every aggressor and strayed person,
For whose help came the Muslim clerics, (210)

Page 94
What a strange thingHe helps a disbeliever
That God Who was supposed to befriend the believers.
In your eyes, even Karam Din was one of the pious ones
Who aggressively attacked mefor no reason.
I was not without supportGod’s help was with me
God’s revelation repeatedly gave glad tiding of victory.
But he did not see mehis eyes were closed
Then, after retribution, he decked himself with eye salve.
In the offices123, his name still remains as a liar
Now he can’t erase this name until the Day of Counting. (130)
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From the Review of Religions–Jan 1903, (english version)

http://www.reviewofreligions.org/wp-content/pdf-downloads/RR190301.pdf#page=39

MGA gives lots of revelations claiming that his enemies will be defeated.  MGA also claimed to have seen Gabriel for the first time ever.
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From the Review of Religions–Jan 1905, (english version)

http://www.reviewofreligions.org/wp-content/pdf-downloads/RR190501.pdf#page=39

End of Cases vs. MGA

see pages 39-40

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Mirza Ghulam Ahmad lost his court case vs. Karam din 1904, but won on appeal

Intro
17 August 1903: The Promised Messiahas embarked on his journey towards Gurdaspur, after saying Zuhr and Asr prayers in congregation. The purpose behind this was to attend the hearing of a lawsuit filed by Karam Din. Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra was also part of the entourage. Hazrat Ahmadas made a night-stay in Batala in an inn situated near the railway station. Dusk and night prayers were offered there in congregation.

20 August 1903: The Promised Messiahas arrived back in Qadian from Gurdaspur from the aforementioned journey.

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad only lost one court case in his entire life. This was the case of 1903–1905.  It was in terms of defamation. In 1899, MGA was ordered to never call anyone Kazzab or Kafir ever again.  Well, it seems that MGA was accused of exactly that in 1903 by Karam–ud-Din.  Further, this was the first case wherein the judge was not a European, the judge was Hindu, and he even refused to give MGA a chair to sit on (see Mahmud Ahmad, “Hazrat Ahmad”, 1998 edition, online, see pages 46-51).  In fact, in 1904, MGA was found guilty and was supposed to be taken into custody, however, his bail was paid and MGA was released.  MGA’s legal team then fought the case on appeal, wherein the case went before a European judge, who promptly vindicated MGA (see RoR, pages 39-40, Jan-1905 edition, online).

Related Essays
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/08/17/khwaja-kamal-ud-din-prevents-hazrat-mirza-sahib-from-being-jailed-1904/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/12/mirza-ghulam-ahmad-vs-maulvi-karam-din-court-case-1903-1905-references-from-the-2009-edition-of-tadhkirah-and-some-other-sources/

Muhammad Ali’s testimony
Interestingly enough, Muhammad Ali was called to the stand to testify about MGA and his book, Tiryaq ul Qulub, Muhammad Ali and MGA said on oath that MGA’s beliefs hadnt changed since the writing of TQ.  Which was an obvious lie, since we all know he claimed prophethood in 1901….and thus his entire claim changed.

The reference from Haqiqatul way wherein MGA mentions this case
“Sign no. 118.  I was staying in Gurdaspur in connection with a criminal case (brought against me by Karam Din of Jhelum).  I received a revelation: “You will be questioned about your rank and dignity.  Say.  Allah has bestowed this rank on me; and leave them in their sport”.  I related this revelation to my companions who were not less than forty in number including Maulvi Muhammad Ali and Khwaja Kamalu-ud-Din.  Later, we went into the court where the counsel for the complainant asked the same question.  “is your rank and dignity the same as has been written in Tiryaq-ul-Qulub?  I replied: “Yes; it is so by the grace of Allah”.  (Haqiqat al-Wahy, pp. 265-266).  (also see Muhammad Ali, “Heresy in Islam”, online 1995 english edition).

Lecture Ludhiana also mentions the Karam Din Case
See pages 31-32

SOME INTERESTING REFERENCES
http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Tadhkirah.pdf.

629/970

In my dream I said to Maulvi Muhammad Ali (Urdu): You were also righteous and meant well, come and sit down with us (Badr Vol. III, No. 29, Aug. 1, 1904, p. 4).

624-625/970

(a) Revelation (Arabic): We have softened for you, the iron (Persian): We do not approve of any other meaning (AlHakam, Vol. VIII, No. 17, May 24, 1904, p. 2).

“””(b) In the case brought against me by Karam Din at Gurdaspur, Karam Din insisted that the word laeen meant bastard and that the word kazzab meant one who always tells lies. The court of first instance accepted his contention. In those days I received the revelation (Persian): We do not approve of the other meaning; which I understood as indicating that the interpretation of the first court would not be upheld on appeal; and so it happened. The Divisional Judge rejected all the arguments advanced on behalf of Karam Din and held that laeen and kazzab were appropriate for Karam Din, who was deserving of even worse.”” (Haqeegat-ul-Wahi p. 380).

630-631/970

“”In Karam Din’s case against me Atma Ram, Magistrate, did not pay full attention to the merits and made up his mind to sentence me to imprisonment. Thereupon God conveyed to me that
Atma Ram would be afflicted with the deaths of his children. I communicated this vision to the members of my Movement and it so happened that within 20 or 25 days he lost two sons. In the end, though he had laid the foundation in his judgment of sentencing me to imprisonment, God held him back from that design, yet he imposed upon me a fine of 700 rupees. I was then honorably acquitted on appeal by the Divisional Judge. But Karam Din’s conviction and sentence were maintained. My fine was remitted but Atma Ram’s sons did not come back. According to the Divine prophecy which had been published already in my book Mawahibur Rahman, I was acquitted, my fine was refunded, Atma Ram’s order was set aside and the Appellate Court rebuked him for an improper order, but Karam Din was convicted and punished and the judgment of the court confirmed his being a liar”” (Haqeeqatul-Wahi pp. 121-122).

Zafrullah Khan’s comments

This is from Zafrullah Khan’s book about his mother

26/117

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/MyMother.pdf

“””Some time thereafter he(HIS FATHER) was summoned to appear as a defence witness in the court of a Magistrate at Gudaspur in a criminal case in which Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of the Ahmadiyyah Movement, was being tried for defamation of one Maulvi
Karam Deen, one of his bitter and virulent opponents. This afforded him an opportunity of meeting the illustrious personage and he was much impressed with his gracious personality and his very high spirituality. He was now studying the Movement earnestly, had become a regular subscriber to the weekly Al-Hakam and started attending the daily lesson of the Holy Quran given by Maulvi Abdul Karim, an eminent disciple and devoted companion of the Promised Messiah. He had at no time been opposed to the Movement, but he possessed a deliberate temperament and made up his mind after careful and deep reflection.””

Links and related Essays
https://www.alislam.org/library/books/The-Afghan-Martyrs-by-B.A.Rafiq.pdf

What is Saif-e-Chishtiyai (The Chishtia Sword), by Pir Mehr Ali Shah (1902)

Intro
This book is part of the controversy between MGA and Pir Mehr Ali Shah.  This book played a major role in MGA’s famous court case of 1904 vs. Maulvi Karam Din.

Ahmadiyya sources on Saif-e-Chishtiyai
https://www.alislam.org/r.php?q=Saif-e-Chishtiyai+%28The+Chishtia+Sword%29%2C

Links and related essays
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/18/hazrat-pir-meher-ali-shahs-fight-against-mirza-ghulam-ahmad/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=Karam

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad called the killing of Maulvi Abdul Latif as greater then that of Imam Hussain

Intro
The conversion of Syed Abdul Latif to Ahmadiyya and his subsequent state killing is a strange subject.  Syed Abdul Latif was supposed to go to Mecca for Hajj, for that the government of Afghanistan had given him lots of money and 6 months of vacation time.  However, somehow,
Syed Abdul Latif went to Qadian and lived in the company of MGA for 6 months.  This is very strange, it is possible that he was working directly for the British government.  He even came into contact with an Arab who was also visiting Qadian.  Towards the end of 1902, MGA was summoned to Jhelum in connection with the Karam Din defamation case.  Syed Abdul Latif traveled with MGA to Jhelum to assist MGA in his court case.  Syed Abdul Latif was put to death by the Afghan government on July 14th, 1903.  Syed Abdul Latif was imprisoned for 4 months (See RoR-english, Nov/Dec 1903 edition) .  Which means that he left Qadian roughly March 1903.

The reference
MALFOOZAT Volume 3 page 496 and Volume 4 page 364

“”Sahibzada Abdul Latif left behind good example, if examined carefully his incident is greater than the incident of Hazrat Imam Hussian a.s. because Imam Hussain a.s. Was neither imprisoned nor chained it was only a war where Imam Hussain had an army and if His men were killed, the army of Imam Hussain killed the soldiers of other side as well. Contrary to that Molvi Abdul Latif sb was imprisoned with chained hands and feet. There was no chance of escape for him. The martyrdom of Molvi Abdul Latif is such a great martyrdom that it has no other example in 13 centuries of Islamic history””.

Scans


See also the English-ROR, page 407 1903

Related Essays
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/03/11/syed-abdul-latif-accompanied-mga-to-jhelum-in-january-of-1903/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/03/11/mirza-ghulam-ahmad-terrible-arabic-pronunciation-and-syed-abdul-lateef/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=Karam

https://www.alislam.org/library/books/The-Afghan-Martyrs-by-B.A.Rafiq.pdf

https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1154&context=afghanuno

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“The Promised Messiah” by Mirza Mubarak Ahmad (1968)



Intro

My team and I have found a rare book on Ahmadiyya.  Its called “The Promised Messiah” by Mirza Mubarak Ahmad, who was one of the oldest sons of Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad.  Not to be confused with other Mirza Mubarak Ahmad, who would have been his uncle, instead he died in 1907.  This book came from a speech that Mirza Mubarak Ahmad delivered as an address on 22nd October 1968 to the 19th Annual gathering of Indonesian Ahmadis at Jakarta.  He also wrote “Our Foreign Missions” (1958) which explains the spread of Ahmadiyya in the world.

The link to the book
https://archive.org/stream/ThePromisedMessiahByMirzaMubarakAhmad/The%20Promised%20Messiah%20by%20Mirza%20Mubarak%20Ahmad_djvu.txt

The book

Born in 1835 in Qadian (India), Hazrat Mirza Ghulam 
Ahmad remained devoted to the study of the Holy Quran, 
and to a life of prayer and exertion. Finding Islam 
the target of foul attacks from all directions, the for- 
tunes of Muslims at a low ebb, faith yielding to 
doubt and religion only skin-deep, he undertook a 
vindication and exposition of Islam, first in his epoch- 
making Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya, issued in four volumes. 
Islam, he said, was a living faith, by following which man 
could establish contact with his Maker and enter into 
communion with Him. The teachings contained in the Holy 
Quran and the Law promulgated by Islam were designed 
to raise man to moral, intellectual and spiritual perfection. 
He announced that God had appointed him the Messiah 
mentioned in the prophecies of the Bible and the Holy 
Quran. In 1889 he began to enrol for his Movement now 
established in centres and mosques for the preaching of 
Islam all over the world. His 80 books were written 
mostly in Urdu, but some in Arabic and Persian. After 
his death in 1908 he was succeeded by Hazrat Maulawi 
Nuruddin, his first Khalifa. On the death of Hazrat 
Maulawi Nuruddin in 1914, he was succeeded by his 
second Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud 
Ahmad, who was also his promised son. Hazrat Mirza 
Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad died in 1965 and was 
succeeded by Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, a grandson of 
the founder. 



THE PROMISED 
MESSIAH 



MIRZA MUBARAK AHMAD 



THE PROMISED 
MESSIAH 



MIRZA MUBARAK AHMAD 






A brief study of the personality and character of Hazrat 
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of the Ahmadiyya Move- 
ment in Islam, delivered as an address on 22nd October 1968 
to the 19th Annual gathering of Indonesian Ahmadis at 
Djakarta. 



PUBLISHED BY KENT PUBLICATIONS 
Printed in England by Lonsdale & Bartholomew Printing Limited 



MIRZA MUBARAK AHMAD 



Grandson of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised 
Messiah and Mahdi (peace be on him), Mirza Mubarak 
Ahmad was born in May 1914, nearly two months after his 
father, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, the late Head 
of the Ahmadiyya Movement, was elected as the Second 
Successor of the Promised Messiah. 

On completing his studies in Arabic and graduation from 
the Punjab University, Mirza Mubarak Ahmad dedicated his 
life to the service of Islam and at present directs the affairs 
of the Tahrik-i-Jadid, Anjuman Ahmadiyya (Pakistan) of 
which he is the Chief Director. In that capacity he controls 
the Movement's various Missions outside the Indo-Pak 
sub-continent and in this connection has visited most of the 
European countries, the U.S.A., Middle East, Hong Kong, 
Thailand, Japan, Philippines, some countries of West Africa 
and Malaysia as well as Indonesia. 



Dear Brethren, 

Today I would like to speak on some aspects of the 
character of the Promised Messiah, the Founder of the 
Ahmadiyya Movement, peace and blessings of Allah be on 
him. Although I have not the honour and good fortune of 
being a Companion of the Promised Messiah, peace be on 
him, having been born several years after his demise, yet 
I have the honour of being related to him both spiritually and 
physically and my heart prostrates itself before my Lord for 
this great favour. I am a son of his illustrious Companion 
and Promised Son and Successor, the late Hazrat Mirza 
Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (Allah be pleased with him), 
whom God declared to be His image in respect of his moral 
and spiritual excellences and of his piety and righteousness. 

Thus, though I have not seen the Promised Messiah, yet 
I have the good fortune of having seen the one who was his 
image in virtue and piety, and, in that sense I may say, I have 
seen him. However, as I am not a Companion myself, I shall 
base all my statements entirely on the reports of the Com- 
panions of the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. 

At the very outset I shall quote his illustrious Companion 
Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ismail (Allah be pleased with him), 
who had also the honour of being his brother-in-law. 
Describing his physical figure and features, he says: 

"Ahmadis are, by the Grace of Allah, to be found all 
over the world. But there is a world of difference between 
the Ahmadis who have seen Ahmad, and those who have not 
seen him. The bliss of having seen him and enjoyed his 
company still pervades the hearts of those who had seen 
him. There is a great deal of difference between a picture 
and its original; but the difference is perceived only by one 
who has seen the original. Instead of trying to give a 
detailed account of his physical figure and features, I may 
describe him in a single phrase: He was an excellent example 
of manly grace. 

"This description will, however, remain incomplete if I do not 
add that this manly grace was accompanied by a spiritual 
lustre and effulgence. Indeed he was sent to illustrate 
the beauties of Islam, but Allah blessed him with physical 
grace also, which attracted the hearts of those who saw him. 

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"He was fair of complexion. His figure was well pro- 
portioned. No shock, grief, trial or tribulation could turn 
him pale. His blessed face ever shone like a piece of pure 
gold. A cheerful smile always played on it. Those who saw 
him used to say: If this person were a liar, and were himself 
conscious of his being a liar, how could he have this cheerful- 
ness and these signs of bliss, victory and tranquillity on his 
face? These outward signs of piety and righteousness can 
not reflect an evil inward. Likewise, the light of faith can not 
radiate from the face of an impostor. 

'There never was any sign of perplexity or grief on his 
face; the visitor always found a smile and cheerfulness 
playing on it. His eyes habitually remained half-closed. 
There was always an expression of keen insight, farsighted- 
ness and intelligence on his forehead. His bearing and dress 
betrayed no kind of formality. After his Prototype, the Holy 
Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, he had, 
indeed, some regard for his appearance, but absorption in 
or too much attention to it was alien to his dignified bearing. 

"Having described his external and physical grace, T would 
now mention some incidents regarding his internal excel- 
lences. First and foremost, was his love of Allah. That is 
the strongest link between the Creator and His creatures. 
Reflection on the marvellous manner how this Divine love 
started in his life, produces a state of ecstasy in every one 
that possesses a feeling heart. It was in his youth, when 
the desire for worldly progress and material comfort and 
prosperity is the strongest in man's mind, that one day his 
father sent a message to him, through a landholder of the 
locality, to the effect that, being on friendly terms with a 
high government official, he might be able to persuade him 
to give his son a good job if the latter would like it. On this, 
he, at once, said : 'Please tell my father that I am thankful 
to him for his love and affection for me, but he need not worry 
about any job for me, for I have already secured the job 
I liked.' " (Siratul Mahdi). 

His father always worried how this child of his would fare 
after his death. But the God of Islam is a very Faithful and 
Appreciating Lord. Just before his father breathed his last, 
God consoled him with the mighty revelation : 

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"Is not Allah sufficient for His servant?" (Tazkirah). 

The Promised Messiah, peace be on him, often used to say 
that this message came to him with such glory and majesty 
that it settled firmly in his heart like a steel nail hammered 
into a block of wood, and that from that moment on Allah 
took care of him in a way that has no parallel in the care 
of a father, relative or friend. He often said that after this 
Revelation, he received so many favours from Allah that it is 
not possible to count them — (Kitabul Bariyya). 

Dilating on an aspect of this Divine care and guardianship, 
at one place, he says with a feeling of extreme gratitude: 



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"There was a time when the crumbs fallen from the tables 
of others constituted my food, but today, by the Grace of 
Allah, whole families are being entertained at my table." 

One landholder of the locality, perhaps the same through 
whom his father had sent him the message regarding employ- 
ment, has said that once a high official or estate-holder said 
to his father, "I have heard that you have a younger son, too, 
but I have never seen him". On this his father said, with 
a smile, "Indeed, I have a younger son, but he is like a newly 
married bride who is seldom seen. If you want to see him, 
you may find him in some corner of the mosque, for he 
remains mostly in the mosque, and takes no interest in 
worldly affairs." 

What a wonderful phenomenon ! The Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, renounces the world for the sake of Allah, 
and Allah starts showering spiritual and temporal favours 

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upon him. In fact, Allah placed the good things of both the 
worlds at his feet, but for him, in comparison with Divine Love 
and nearness to Him, nothing else had any significance at all. 
Supplicating Allah, in one of his Persian poems, he says: 

"O Thou, to Whom my soul, my heart and every particle 
of mine are dedicated, open wide to me, out of Thy Mercy 
and Grace, all the gates of Divine Realisation. The philo- 
sopher who seeks to know Thee through his intellect and 
reasoning, is devoid of intellect and reasoning, for the secret 
way that leads to Thee is far above reasoning and intellect. 
None of these has gained any awareness of Thy sacred Pre- 
cincts, whoever has gained such awareness has gained it 
through Thy Boundless Grace. Indeed, Thou dost bestow 
both the worlds upon the Lovers of Thy Refulgent Counten- 
ance, but in the eyes of Thy servants and lovers, the two 
worlds together are as nothing". (Chashma-i-Masihi). 

At another place he says : 

"In both the worlds, Thou alone art the Object of my 
love, and that which I ask of Thee is but Thyself". (Barahin 
Ahmadiyya). 

When the time of his departure from this world drew 
near, he received frequent revelations regarding the approach 
of his demise. But as he had perfect love for Allah, and had 
so strong a faith in the Hereafter, as if he were an eye-witness 
to it, he continued despite these repeated revelations calmly 
and devotedly absorbed in the Service of Faith, as though 
nothing made any difference to him at all. Indeed, he stepped 
up his activities more than ever, realising that he was soon 
going to meet His Beloved, and should, therefore, pluck as 
many flowers as possible, to place at His Holy Feet. (Silsila 
Ahmadiyya). 

At one place, the Promised Messiah makes mention of 
Divine Love in a way, as if he were talking with Allah, 
intoxicated with the holy wine of Divine Love. He says : 

"I can not count the signs I have seen, but the world 
has not seen them. My Lord, I know Thee, Thou alone art 
my God. My soul rejoices at the mention of Thy Name, 
even as a small child rejoices at the sight of its mother. 
But most people do not recognize me, nor have they accepted 
me." (Tiryaqul Quloob). 

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At another place, citing Allah as witness, he says: 

"Behold, my soul is flying towards Thee, in perfect trust 
in Thee, even as a bird flies towards its nest. So I seek Signs 
of Thy Majesty and Power, not for myself, but that people 
may know Thee and accept Thy holy Way." (Zamima 
Tiryaqul-Quloob) . 

In one of his Persian Poems, published in the "Haqiqatul- 
Mahdi", he says : 

"By virtue of the relationship I have cultivated with Thee 
and in the name of the sapling of love that I have planted 
deep in my heart, I call upon Thee, Who art my Shelter, my 
Support and my Citadel, to come forth and clear me of the 
charges levelled against me. 

"Illumine my face with the light of the fire that Thou hast 
kindled in my heart whereby hast Thou utterly consumed 
and destroyed all save Thyself and convert the darkness of 
my night into day." 

Allah, the Most Exalted, recognized and appreciated his 
love for Him in a manner befitting His Infinite Mercy and 
matchless attribute of Appreciation. He was greeted with 
the revelation : 



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"I esteem thee as I esteem My Unity and My Singleness. 
I esteem thee as My son. I am with thee, O son of the 
Messenger of Allah." 

That is, Allah says : O Messiah of the Muslim Dispensation, 
thou art the bearer of the standard of My Unity, and art the 
restorer of its blessings, so I esteem thee as I esteem My 
Unity and Singleness. The followers of the Messiah of the 
Mosaic Dispensation falsely call him the "Begotten son of 
God." So My Majesty and My Self-Esteem demand that 
I should love thee as dearly as a son, so that it may become 
manifest to the world that even a disciple of Muhammad, 
peace and blessings of Allah be on him, can be raised to the 

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Spiritual dignity of the son of God. Further, thou art 
engrossed, day and night, in the service of the Faith of My 
Chosen Prophet, Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah 
be on him, and art selflessly devoted to him in love and thus 
thou art as a spiritual son to him also. So, in thy capacity 
as his spiritual Son, I bestow My Eternal Love on thee and 
bless thee with My Eternal Companionship. 

The Promised Messiah, too, had a proper estimation of 
Allah's love for him, His being with him and His jealous 
regard for him. In 1904 a criminal complaint was preferred 
against him by one Maulvi Karam Din. The Hindu magis- 
trate trying the case harboured an evil design against him 
out of bigotry, and had made up his mind to send him to 
gaol. At the time when he was informed of the Magistrate's 
design, he was indisposed and was lying in bed. As soon as 
he heard of this design he got up, and said majestically: 
"Let him lay his hand on the Lion of God, and see the 
consequences." The design was miraculously frustrated and 
the Magistrate suffered humiliation. 

Sisters and brothers, I have given you a very brief and 
inadequate account of the Promised Messiah's love for God, 
and God's love for the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. 
Now, it is up to you to sow this seed of love in your hearts, 
and to nourish it with the water of Divine love. 

Next to his love for God, came his love for His Prophet. 
In this case also, the Promised Messiah's love is unparalleled. 
He describes it in a couplet: 

"Next to my love of God, I am intoxicated with the love of 
Muhammad. If this be infidelity, by God I am a confirmed 
infidel." 

Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (Allah be pleased with him), 
who was the second among the Divinely promised children 
of the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, and occupied 
a lofty position in the service and the training and instruction 
of the Community, has said : 

"This humble one is a son of the Promised Messiah, and 
this is a great blessing, for which I do not have adequate 
words to express my gratitude to God, nay, I do not even 
have an idea of what would be adequate gratitude. However, 
I shall, one day, die and appear before God. Bearing this 

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in mind, and citing God as my witness Who is ever with me, 
and is seeing me, I affirm that I have never seen on any 
occasion when on the mere mention of the Holy Prophet, peace 
and blessings of Allah be on him, tears did not well up in the 
eyes of the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. His heart and 
mind, nay, every particle of his body, was filled with the 
love of his Master, Muhammad, the Leader of the Universe 
and the Pride of creation," 

Once the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was strolling 
alone in the small Mosque, called Masjid Mubarak, which 
was a part of his house, and was reciting something in a very 
low tone while tears coursed down his cheeks. At that time, 
one of his disciples chanced to come in and heard him 
reciting the following couplet, which was composed and 
recited soon after the demise of the Holy Prophet, peace 
and blessings of Allah be on him, by his Companion, Hassan 
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sightless. After thee let any die who may so will, I was 
fearful of thy death alone." 

It is well known that the Promised Messiah, peace be on 
him, experienced every type of distress and was the victim of 
cruel and sustained persecution at the hands of his opponents, 
he suffered numerous tragic bereavements in the deaths of 
his children, relatives, friends and devoted disciples, yet his 
eyes never betrayed the emotions of his heart. But, while 
reciting, in seclusion, a couplet relating to the demise of his 
beloved Master, the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of 
Allah be on him, the tragic event having taken place thirteen 
centuries earlier, his eyes overflowed with tears. 

I would fervently entreat my brethren who have not yet 
recognized the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, and have 
not yet joined his Community to assist his Divine Mission, 

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to reflect, in a spirit of earnest seeking after God and 
righteousness, over this one single point: 

Can one, who, thirteen centuries after the demise of his 
Master, is as sorely grieved and distressed at his loss as one 
is at a sudden calamity, throw off lightly the yoke of loyalty 
and servitude to him? Man has, now and then, to bear dire 
calamities and shocks. Parents are bereaved of their children, 
and children of their parents; husbands are bereaved of their 
wives, and wives of their husbands. Time, however, gradually 
heals the wounds and injuries so inflicted. But consider how 
deep and intense the love of that heart must be, the anguish 
of which proceeding from the loss of its beloved thirteen 
centuries earlier, would not be assuaged by the passage of 

time. 

Hazrat Nawab Mubaraka Begum, the eldest daughter of 
the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, and one of his 
Divinely promised children, who is blessed with great 
intellectual capacity and discernment and whose reports 
carry great weight, narrates that once the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, was indisposed, and was lying on a cot in his 
chamber. Hazrat Ammajan (the consort of the Promised 
Messiah, known in the Jamaat as Ummul-Muminin) and 
Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawab Sahib (Ammajan's father) were in 
his company. The talk turned on Hajj (Pilgrimage) to 
Mecca. Hazrat Mir Sahib suggested that as the journey to 
the Hedjaz had become much easier than of yore, the 
possibility of performing the Pilgrimage should be considered. 
At the thought of visiting the Sacred Shrines of Mecca and 
Medina the Promised Messiah's eyes began to run with 
tears ; while wiping them off he observed : 

'This is my heart's desire; but I doubt whether I could 
endure the sight of the Sacred Tomb of the Holy Prophet, 
peace and blessings of Allah be on him." 

(This incident has been published in the booklet: Traditions 
Reported by Hazrat Mubaraka Begum. I have, however, 
heard it directly from her.) 

It is due to this intense love for the Holy Prophet, peace and 
blessings of Allah be on him, that every poem or piece of 
prose, written in his praise by the Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him, is, as it were, an ocean of love, containing 

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innumerable pearls and jewels. Here is an English rendering 
of some of the verses from one of his Persian poems : 

"A wonderful light illumines the soul of Muhammad; of 
rare beauty are the rubies to be discovered in the spiritual 
mines of Muhammad. 

"If thou seekest proof of the truth of Muhammad, fall in 
love with him : for Muhammad is the clearest proof of the 
truth of Muhammad. 

"In the pursuit of his path, were I to be slaughtered or 
burnt to death, I would not turn away from the door of 
Muhammad. 

"Thou hast illumined my soul with love, O soul of Mu- 
hammad, my soul yearns to lay itself down for thee." 

(Aina-i-Kamalat-i-Islam .) 

Likewise, in an Arabic poem, addressing the Holy Prophet, 
peace and blessings of Allah be on him, he says : 

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"Look upon me with compassion and tenderness, my 
Master, I am the meanest of thy servants. 

"Beloved, thy love has penetrated my soul, my mind and 
my heart. Not for a moment, not for a second, is my mind 
free of the remembrance of thy countenance, O garden of my 
delight. My body is eager to fly towards thee, would that I 
possessed the power of flight." 

(Aina-i-Kamalat-i-Islam.) 

Sincere love naturally manifests itself through sacrifice and 
jealous regard for the beloved. A true lover is always jealous 
for his beloved, and is ever ready to sacrifice himself for his 
sake. The Promised Messiah, peace be on him, had a very 
jealous regard for his Master and Teacher, Muhammad, 
peace and blessings of Allah be on him. Referring to the 
false and outrageous accusations of Christian missionaries 
against the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be 
on him, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, says: 

"Christian missionaries have fabricated innumerable false 
charges against our Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah 
be on him. Nothing has lacerated my heart so grievously 
as the mockery and ridicule these people have heaped upon 
our Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him. 
Their cutting remarks against the best of men, have severely 
wounded my heart. God is my witness that if all my children, 
children's children, friends, colleagues and helpers were 
slaughtered before my eyes, my limbs were torn apart, the 
pupils of my eyes were plucked out, all my designs were 
frustrated, and I was deprived of every pleasure and comfort, 
the agony imposed upon me by these vile attacks on the Holy 
Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, would still 
far transcend the pain and suffering entailed by the miseries 
I have enumerated. So, Lord in Heaven, I implore Thee, 
cast a look of mercy and compassion on me, and deliver me 
from this grievous trial." (Aina-i-Kamalat-i-Islam.) 

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Once the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was waiting 
for a train outside the Lahore railway station when Pandit 
Lekhram, who perished later in fulfilment of a prophecy of 
the Promised Messiah, happening to pass near and learning 
of the presence of the Promised Messiah, approached to pay 
his formal respects to him. The Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him, was preparing for the Prayer Service. Pandit 
Lekhram greeted him with Salam. But the Promised 
Messiah did not respond as if he had not noticed him. 
Pandit Lekhram then approached the Promised Messiah 
from another side, and offered Salam, again. The Promised 
Messiah remained silent. When Pandit Lekhram had left, 
some one said to the Promised Messiah : Sir, Lekhram came 
and offered Salam to you. The Promised Messiah observed : 
"He reviles my Master and tenders Salam to me." That was 
the reaction of one who was courtesy and mercy personified 
for people of all classes and creeds, who treated people of 
all nationalities and communities with the utmost kindness 
and sympathy. But where the honour of his beloved Master 
was involved, he was uncompromising. 

Another incident, which illustrates the same trait of his 
character, took place on the occasion of a religious conference 
held in Lahore. The Arya Samaj arranged an inter-religious 
conference in Lahore. The organisers of the Conference 
requested the Promised Messiah also to prepare a paper to 
be read at this Conference, and assured him that there 
would be no speeches at the Conference which might offend 
the susceptibilities of any section. The Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, prepared a paper, and made it over to one 
of his distinguished disciples, Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin 
Sahib, who later became his First Successor, to read it at 
the Conference. Accompanied by some other Companions 
of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Maulvi Sahib attended the 
Conference. An Arya lecturer, in violation of the under- 
taking that nothing would be said at the Conference that 
might hurt the religious sentiments of others, adopted a very 
disrespectful attitude towards, and made vile attacks on, 
the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him. 
When this fact was reported to the Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him, he expressed great displeasure at the continued 

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presence at the Conference of Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin and 
the other Ahmadis who had accompanied him during the 
offensive speech. He repeated with great vehemence: 

"Why did you continue in a meeting in which our Holy 
Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, was being 
reviled? Why did you not leave the meeting at once? How 
did your sense of veneration for the Holy Prophet and your 
sense of self-respect allow you to sit silent, and listen to 
scurrilous remarks on your Beloved Master?" 

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"When the Signs of Allah are rejected and mocked at, do 
not continue to sit with them until they take up some other 
topic. 4.141." (Seeratul-Mahdi.) 

Can any other example of such sensitive love and jealous 
regard for the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah 
be on him, be presented in this age? The whole life of the 
Promised Messiah, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, 
and every small and great incident of his life testify to his 
overpowering regard and love for the Holy Prophet, peace 
and blessings of Allah be on him. 

Having described his love for Allah and His Prophet, I 
would now like to relate some incidents of his sublime morals 
and noble conduct chosen at random. It is, indeed, beyond 
my capacity to encompass all the different aspects of his 
character; nor is it possible for me, within the limited time 
at my disposal, to shed full light even on some particular 
phase of his character. I shall describe a few incidents, by 
way of illustration only, so that, those who belong to his 
Jamaat may strive to follow his noble example, and those 

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who have not yet joined his Jamaat, may consider whether 
or not they are incurring the displeasure of God by rejecting 
him. 

The Holy Prophet, the Leader of mankind, the Seal of 
Prophets, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, has been 
described by Allah as one possessing the Most Sublime 
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"Surely, thou dost possess the Most Excellent Morals. 
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That is to say, the teaching brought by him, and his 
character, are both perfect. So it follows that his Messiah, 
who was his Perfect Counterpart, and was imbued with his 
character, and was lost in his love, reflected the moral 
excellences that his Master and Prototype presented to the 
world. Hence, I shall relate a few incidents that illustrate 
his sublime moral qualities. 

First, I should like to present a piece of his own writing 
that represents his noble sentiments. He says in his book 
"Arbaeen" : 

"I would like to make it known to all Muslims, Christians, 
Hindus and Aryas that I have no enemy in the world. I love 
mankind as dearly as an affectionate mother loves her 
children, nay, even more. I am the enemy of false beliefs 
and doctrines only, which undermine truth. To be inspired 
by sympathy towards my fellow beings is my duty. To hate 
falsehood, 'shirk' (setting up equals to Allah), injustice and 
wrong-doing, and all sorts of malpractices and misbehaviours, 
is my principle." 

The Holy Prophet has exhorted Muslims to reflect and 
illustrate Divine Attributes : 

"Imbue yourselves with Divine Attributes." 
Thus, the Promised Messiah's statement, "I love mankind 
as dearly as an affectionate mother loves her children, nay, 
even more," was only the reflection of the Divine Attribute 

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of "Rahmaniyyat" (Graciousness) in him. It is a fact that 
every moment of his life was devoted to the service of 
mankind, and hundreds of incidents of his life testify to 

this truth. 

One of his Companions, Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim 
(Allah be pleased with him), who was very close to him, and 
lived in a part of his very house, and was much loved by him, 
has related that during the days when Plague was rampant 
in the Punjab, and innumerable people were daily falling 
victims to that dreaded epidemic, he once heard the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, praying in seclusion, and was 
struck with wonder at what he heard. He says: 

"There was so much pathos and anguish in his voice that 
it melted the heart of one who heard it. He was crying and 
weeping at the Divine Threshold like a woman in travail. 
When I paid heed to what he was saying, I heard him 
praying for God's creatures to be saved from the scourge of 
the Plague, repeating, Tf these people are destroyed by 
Plague, who will worship Thee?' Just ponder, this prayer 
was being offered to save the people from punishment that 
constituted a cogent proof of his truth, and was in fulfilment 
of a Divine Prophecy the non-fulfilment of which might make 
the truth of his claim to Messiahship dubious in the sight of 
those who lacked proper understanding and insight. But 
the heart that was imbued with, and reflected Divine 
Attributes, was restless in concern for God's creatures, and 
was fervently and pathetically supplicating its Lord : 'Lord, 
Thou art Merciful and Compassionate; deliver Thy creatures 
from this calamity, and open some other way for their 
guidance.' " 

Pandit Lekhram was one of the leaders of the Arya 
Community, and was a bitter enemy of Islam. When his 
vilification of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of 
Allah be on him, transgressed all limits, despite repeated 
warnings he would not desist, the Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him, challenged him to a Prayer Duel, and in conse- 
quence prophesied that Lekhram would perish by the hand 
of a mysterious assassin, and Lekhram perished in fulfilment 
of this Prophecy. But, while, on the one hand, the Promised 
Messiah was naturally happy at the fulfilment of a Divine 

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Sign in favour of Islam, on the other, he was distressed at the 
death of Lekhram. He wrote: "I am experiencing a curious 
mixture of feelings. I am glad and also distressed at the same 
time. I am thinking that if Lekhram had turned to God, 
and had abstained at least from using vile language against 
the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, 
I would have prayed for him, and I believe that even if he 
had been cut into pieces, he would have survived." (Siraj 
Munir.) 

In the matter of friendship and loyalty, too, he had no 
peer. His beloved companion, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib 
has reported that one day the Promised Messiah said : 

"It is part of my nature that if one makes friends with me, 
I have so much regard for this tie of friendship that whatever 
he may, later, turn out to be, I can not cut asunder from 
him. Of course, if he himself cuts asunder, I am helpless. 
Should I find a friend of mine lying drunk in the market place, 
I would, without any fear of what people might say, carry him 
home and tend him. 

"The tie of friendship is a very precious one, it should 
not be broken off lightly. If something very unbecoming 
or untoward proceeds from a friend, it should be overlooked 
and borne with fortitude." ("Sirat Masih Mauood," by 
Maulvi Abdul Karim.) 

There was, in Qadian, a gentleman named Budhamal. He 
was a bigoted Arya, and was one of the foremost in opposi- 
tion to the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. When, in 
fulfilment of a Prophecy of the Holy Prophet, peace and 
blessings of Allah be on him, the Promised Messiah laid the 
foundation of a Tower at the big Mosque of Qadian, the 
Hindus of Qadian petitioned the Deputy Commissioner of 
Gurdaspur to stop the erection of the Tower, on the plea 
that it would destroy the privacy of their homes. It was a 
paltry excuse, first because it is not possible to distinguish 
any one from the top of a high tower, and secondly, supposing 
that there was any risk of such exposure, it would affect all 
women, including Ahmadi women. However, the Deputy 
Commissioner, in accordance with the normal procedure, 
sent this complaint of the Hindus to the Magistrate of the 
Circle for investigation and report. The Magistrate came to 

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Qadian, met the Promised Messiah, and inquired about the 
construction of the Tower. The Promised Messiah, peace be 
on him, explained to the Magistrate that the tower was not 
going to be used for any display or for sight-seeing, its 
purpose was purely religious, namely, to fulfil a Prophecy 
of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on 
him, and to make the Call to Prayer so that it could be heard 
at a long distance. He added that it would be fitted with 
strong lights, also. The Magistrate said that the Hindu 
gentlemen, who were sitting there with him, complained that 
it would destroy the privacy of their homes. The Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, said: "Their complaint is not 
based on any sound ground. It proceeds merely from their 
hostile attitude towards me, for there is no question of any 
disturbance of privacy." Pointing to Lala Budhamal, he 
added, "Here is Lala Budhamal, ask him if there ever was 
an opportunity of my helping or doing a favour to him and 
his friends and I failed to do so. Ask him further, if he and 
his friends had any opportunity of doing me harm, and they 
did not take advantage of it against me." Hafiz Raushan 
Ali Sahib, who was a great scholar and divine of the Ahmad- 
iyya Movement, has stated: "Hearing this, Lala Budhamal 
was so embarrassed that he uttered not a single word and 
dared not even to lift his eyes to face the Promised Messiah." 
(Siratul-Mahdi.) 

Towards his friends and companions, the Promised 
Messiah, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, was pardon 
and kindness personified. Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim 
Sahib has written in "Sirat Masih Mauood" : 

"When the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was 
writing his Book 'Aina-i-Kamalat-i-Islam', he handed over 
two sheets of the manuscript he had written to Maulvi 
Nuruddin Sahib (later his First Successor, Allah be pleased 
with him) to deliver them to me for me to translate them into 
Persian. The subject matter of these sheets had special 
significance in the eyes of the Promised Messiah himself. 
It so happened that the sheets were mislaid by Maulvi Sahib. 
As the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, sent me the por- 
tion of the manuscript he wrote every day, to be translated 
into Persian, and as I had not received that day's material in 

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time, I was naturally concerned over the delay. So I said 
to Maulvi Nooruddin Sahib, I have not received today any 
material from Hazrat (Promised Messiah) for translation; 
the press man is waiting for material, it is getting late. 
I cannot account for this unusual delay.' As soon as he 
heard these words from me, Maulvi Sahib turned pale. He 
searched for the sheets but he could not find them, so he 
was extremely worried. When it was reported to the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, he came out of his room, cheerful 
and smiling, as usual, and far from exhibiting any uneasiness 
he excused himself, saying: The loss of the material caused 
undue worry and anxiety to Maulvi Sahib. I much regret 
the trouble occasioned to him. As for myself, I believe firmly 
that Allah will, by His Grace, grant me capacity to write 
even better than I had written in those two sheets.' " 

Hospitality and honouring one's guests constitute essential 
traits of high moral character. The Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, set a splendid example in this respect also. 
Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad, Allah be pleased with him, 

says: 

"Seth Ghulam Nabi reported to me that once he came to 
Qadian to see the Promised Messiah, peace and blessings of 
Allah be on him. It was winter, and it was wet. He reached 
Qadian in the evening. After supper he went to bed. Late 
at night someone knocked at the door. When he opened the 
door, he found the Promised Messiah, peace and blessings 
of Allah be on him, standing at the door, with a glass of 
hot milk in one hand and a lantern in the other. Seth Sahib 
says he was flurried to see the Promised Messiah, who, 
however, very affectionately said, 'Somebody sent me some 
milk, and it occurred to me that you might be in the habit 
of drinking milk at night, so I have brought it for you. 
Please drink it.' At this, Seth Sahib's eyes welled up with tears 
of gratitude. 

Glory be to God! What sublime behaviour! How much 
pleasure this Chosen Messiah of God used to find in serving 
and entertaining even his humble servants, and how much 
trouble he took on their behalf! (Siratul-Mahdi.) 

Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib, Allah be pleased with 
him, writes in "Sirat Masih Mauood": 

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"Once in summer, the family of the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, went to Ludhiana. I went into the house of 
the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, to see him. It was a 
newly-built room, and it was cool there. I lay down on a cot 
for a little while, and fell asleep. The Promised Messiah was, 
at that time, strolling and writing as was his habit. When I 
woke up, to my great surprise, I found the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, sitting on the floor, by my cot. I was 
startled to see him, and stood up out of respect. The Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, very affectionately said, 'Maulvi 
Sahib, why have you stood up?' I said, 'While Hazrat is 
sitting on the floor, how can I lie on the cot!' Smiling, he 
said, 'Keep lying down. I was only keeping watch, and 
trying to stop the children from making noise, so that your 
sleep should not be disturbed.' " God be praised, what a 
wonderful demonstration of kindness and affection! 

Once the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was 
sitting in his room; some guests also were sitting with him. 
In the meantime, someone knocked at the door. One of the 
guests moved to open the door. The Promised Messiah got 
up at once and said, "Wait a bit. I will open the door; you 
are a guest, and the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of 
Allah be on him, exhorted us to honour our guests." 

(Siratul-Mahdi; Parti.) 

Munshi Zafar Ahmad of Kapurthala relates : 

"Once the Promised Messiah, peace and blessings of 
Allah be on him, was sitting on the roof of the Mubarak 
Mosque, Qadian, waiting to have his meal there with some 
guests. One very poor Ahmadi friend, Mian Nizam Din 
Sahib of Ludhiana, wearing ragged clothes, was also sitting 
there, at a short distance. In the meantime, some respectable 
guests came and sat near the Promised Messiah, peace and 
blessings of Allah be on him. To make room for each of them 
Mian Nizam Din had to move further back, till he reached 
the place where shoes were kept. When the meal was 
brought, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, who had 
observed the whole scene, took a plate of curry and called 
Mian Nizam Din to eat with him in his chamber, adjacent 
to the Mosque. At that Mian Nizam Din's joy knew no 
bounds, and those who had sat near the Promised Messiah, 

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peace be on him, pushing Mian Nizam Din farther away, 
were duly mortified." 

Another incident, illustrating his regard for human 
sentiment, humility and honouring of guests, is also related 
by Hazrat Munshi Zafar Ahmad Sahib of Kapurthala. 
Hearing of the claim of the Promised Messiah, peace be on 
him, two non-Ahmadi gentlemen from the distant region of 
Manipur, Assam, came to Qadian to see him. When they 
reached the Guest House at Qadian, they asked some 
employees working in the Kitchen to unload their luggage 
and set down cots for them. But the employees did not pay 
attention to what they said, and took up some other job 
that needed their attention. The guests, who were fatigued 
by the long and arduous journey, were chagrined and set 

rout for the return journey to Batala at once. When the 
Promised Messiah, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, 
learnt of the incident, he set out at once, just as he was, in 
pursuit of the guests. Some of his disciples also accompanied 
him. Hazrat Munshi Zafar Ahmad says that he was also 
of the company. The Promised Messiah followed them so 
speedily that he overtook them near the bridge over the 
canal, about two miles and a half from Qadian, and impor- 
tuned them very affectionately, with profuse apologies, to 
return to Qadian. On their agreeing to do so, he accompanied 
them back to Qadian. On reaching the Guest House, he 
was proceeding to unload their luggage, when some servants 
came forward and did the needful. The Promised Messiah 
sat by them and talked with them affectionately, enquiring 
about their requirements of food. He continued with them 
till the meal was served. The following day, when they were 
■ about to leave, he sent for some milk and presented the same 
to them very affectionately. To see them off, he accompanied 
them up to the canal bridge and returned only after they 
had taken their seats in the vehicle that was to transport 
them. (Ashab Ahmad, Vol. IV.) 
Informality 

The Promised Messiah's life was free from all ceremony 
or formality. In accord with the practice of the Holy Prophet, 
peace and blessings of Allah be on him, he permitted no 
discrimination in favour of himself. People of all ranks and 

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classes sat together with him like the members of a family. 
He would sit down at any place while others of the company 
equally informally occupied places considered as carrying 
distinction. On many occasions, he sat at the foot of a cot 
while others sat at its head; sometimes he sat on a bare cot 
while his disciples sat on a covered one; sometimes he occu- 
pied a lower seat while a disciple occupied a higher one. 

This absence of ceremony or formality did not import any 
disrespect on the part of his disciples or others in the com- 
pany. Indeed, every heart was full of love, respect and 
reverence for him. (Siratul-Mahdi, Silsila Ahmadiyya and 
Shamail by Shaikh Yakub Ali Irfani.) 
Behaviour towards Opponents 

Sheikh Yakub Ali Irfani has related that once Lala 
Sharampat, who belonged to the Arya Community, and was 
very hostile to the Promised Messiah, peace and blessings of 
Allah be on him, fell seriously ill with a malignant abscess 
in his stomach, and was much worried, despairing of life. 
When the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, came to 
know of his illness, he would often go to Lala Sharampat' s 
lowly dwelling to inquire after his health. Lala Sharampat 
was so eaten up with anxiety that when the Promised 
Messiah visited him, he, despite his hostility towards Islam, 
would humbly solicit his prayers. The Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, always sought to comfort him and also 
prayed for him. He continued to visit him and pray for him 
till he recovered completely. (Shamail Hazrat Masih 
Mauood by Irfani Sahib.) 

The same affectionate treatment was accorded to another 
Arya of Qadian, named Lala Malawa Mai, who, while still 
a youth, used to visit the Promised Messiah, although 
entertaining extreme religious and communal prejudice. 
Several times the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, asked 
him to bear public witness to Divine signs to which he was 
an eye witness. But he always evaded doing so. It so hap- 
pened that Malawa Mai began to suffer from tuberculosis 
and his condition became hopeless. In that situation he 
came to the Promised Messiah, peace and blessings of Allah 
be on him, described his miserable plight, wept bitterly and 
humbly besought him to pray for his recovery. This shows 

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how deeply Lala Malawa Mai had been impressed with the 
Promised Messiah's piety. The Promised Messiah took pity 
on him and prayed earnestly for his recovery. His prayers 
were answered in the following Arabic revelation: 

"O fire, cool down for this youth, and turn into a means 
of protection and security for him." 

Soon Lala Malawa Mai recovered from his terrible 
affliction which was considered fatal in those days. He lived 
to be a hundred years, surviving the Promised Messiah by 
many years. (Related by Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir 
Ahmad, Allah be pleased with him.) 

Dr. Henry Martin Clark, a Christian Missionary of 
Amritsar, instituted an entirely false prosecution for incite- 
ment to murder against the Promised Messiah, peace be on 
him. God manifested, in a most extraordinary way, the 
Promised Messiah's innocence, and he was honourably 
discharged. The Christian missionaries had been assisted 
and encouraged in their nefarious design by some Arya and 
non-Ahmadi Muslim antagonists of the Promised Messiah. 
When the order was pronounced, Captain (later Colonel) 
Douglas, the District Magistrate, addressing him, said: 
"Should you desire to prosecute Dr. Clark for preferring 
this false charge against you, I am ready to sanction his 
prosecution." The Promised Messiah, peace be on him, 
responded with: "I have no desire to prosecute anyone. My 
case is pending in heaven." 

(Sirat Masih-Mauood by Irfani Sahib.) 

Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi, leader of the Ahl-i- 
Hadith Sect of Islam was well known. In his early life, he 
was a friend and classmate of the Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him, but after the latter's claim of being the Messiah, 
he turned hostile to him, so much so, that he declared the 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him, to be a Kafir (dis- 
believer) "Dajjal" (Anti-Christ) and "Zal" (Misguided), and 
raised a storm of opposition against him throughout the 
country. In the prosecution launched by Dr. Henry Martin 
Clark, the Maulvi appeared as a witness against the Promised 

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Messiah, peace be on him. In order to discredit his evidence, 
the Promised Messiah's lawyer, Maulvi Fazl Din, who was a 
non-Ahmadi gentleman, asked Maulvi Muhammad Hussain 
Batalvi a derogatory question concerning his descent or 
family. The Promised Messiah stopped him from doing so, 
saying emphatically: "I will not permit any such question 
to be put to the witness." Later, Maulvi Fazl Din, always 
mentioned this incident with an expression of surprise and 
observed: "Mirza Sahib is a wonderful person; an opponent 
attacks his honour, puts his life in jeopardy, and in return 
he stops his lawyer from asking his opponent such questions 
as might discredit his evidence." (Siratul-Mahdi, Vol. I.) 

The Promised Messiah, peace be on him, has said: 
''Regarding sympathy for mankind, my view is that until one 
prays for one's enemy, one's heart is not purified. Hazrat Umar, 
Allah be pleased with him, became a Muslim because the Holy 
Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, used to pray 
for him frequently. Thank God, I have no enemy for whom I 
have not prayed several times; and I exhort you also to follow 
me and pray for your enemies. O ye who claim to be my 
disciples, be a community regarding whom, it has been said: 






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'They are a people whose companions and those who come 
in contact with them, do not remain in a wretched or 
unhappy condition, uninfluenced by their piety and deprived 
of their sympathy." 

How beautifully Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmad, 
Allah be pleased with him, writes : 

"The Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was mercy 
personified. He was a mercy for his relatives; he was a mercy 
for his friends, he was a mercy for his enemies; he was a 
mercy for his neighbours; he was a mercy for his servants; 
he was a mercy for those in need; and he was a mercy for 
people in general; there is no class of people to whom he did 
not show mercy and affection. 1 would say, he was a mercy 
for Islam, for the service and propagation of which he 
dedicated every moment of his life, and laid it down in a 
spirit of extreme self-denial." 

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Trust in Allah 

Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib, Allah be pleased with 
him, wrote in a letter that, in a discourse on reliance upon 
Allah, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, observed : 

"I have a strange condition of my mind. Just as, when it is 
close and hot, people expect rain with confidence, similarly, 
when I find my purse empty, I have firm faith that by Allah's 
grace, it will be replenished; and so it happens." Then, 
calling Allah to witness, he said: "I cannot describe the joy 
and pleasure I feel, and the trust in God I have, at the time 
when my purse becomes empty. My happiness and tran- 
quillity, at that time, is greater than it is when my purse is 
full." (Alhakam.) 

Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmad says: 

"Our reverend brother, Abdur Rahman of Qadian, who 
was an early and a sincere Companion of the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, and accepting Islam at his hand, 
renouncing Hinduism, reported to me that when the 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him, went to Lahore, for 
the last time, he had plenty of revelations regarding the 
approach of his death." Brother Abdur Rahman says: 
"During those days I perceived a special kind of ecstatic sign 
and radiance on his face. In those days, he used to go out 
for a drive in a hired phaeton. His consort and some of his 
children also used to accompany him. In the evening 
preceding the morning on which he passed away, he, as 
usual, went for a drive. When he got into the phaeton, he 
said to me, 'Mian Abdur Rahman, tell the phaeton driver, 
and make it quite clear to him, that, at this time, I have only 
one rupee with me. So he should drive us only within that 
limit.' " Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmad says that 
the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, passed away from 
this world exactly in the same financial and material condition 
in which his Master, the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace 
and blessings of Allah be on him, expired. 
Supplication and Prayer 

Explaining the philosophy of prayer and supplication, the 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him, says: 

"What a Powerful, Self- subsisting and All-Sustaining God 
is He Whom we have found ! The truth is that nothing is 

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impossible for Him, save that which is contrary to His Book 
and Promise. So, when you supplicate, be not like those 
ignorant worshippers of nature who think that everything is 
determined by the law of nature, and who have themselves 
invented some laws of nature. They are cast away and 
rejected. Their supplications are in vain. When you stand 
up for prayer, you must believe firmly that your God has 
power and authority over everything, then your prayer will 
be accepted, and you will see those miraculous signs of His 
Power which I have seen. God is a Precious Treasure, 
appreciate Him because He can help you at every step. 
Follow not those who depend entirely on worldly means. 
You should, in all your affairs — temporal and spiritual — 
ask strength and capacity from God. May God open your 
eyes, so that, you may realize that your God is the central 
support of all your means and devices. If the support fails, 
can the roof hold? Blessed is he who realizes this truth, 
and perished is he who has not realized this truth." (Kishti 
Nooh.) 

Likewise, he says : 

"God has blessed prayer with great power. He has 
repeatedly informed me that whatever is achieved shall be 
achieved by means of prayer. Our only weapon is prayer. 
I have no other weapon save this. God makes manifest 
whatever I ask of Him in secret." (Zikri-Habib by Hazrat 
Mufti Mohammad Sadiq.) 

I should now relate some instances of acceptance of his 
prayer. There was a small but sincere Jamaat in the State 
of Kapurthala. The members of the Jamaat had intense 
love for the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. Once the 
non-Ahmadi Muslim opponents of the State sought to take 
possession of the Ahmadiyya Mosque of Kapurthala and to 
oust the Ahmadis from it. Eventually, the matter was 
brought into court. The Ahmadi brethren of Kapurthala 
were greatly perturbed, and repeatedly entreated the 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him, to help with his prayers. 
One day, when requested to pray, the Promised Messiah, 
impressed with the sincerity as well as the perplexity of the 
brethren, assured them: "Be not anxious. If I am righteous 
in my claim, you will get the mosque." But the attitude of the 

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judge was openly hostile. He had announced publicly: 
"You have invented a new religion, so you shall have to 
build a new mosque too, and I will decide accordingly." 
He had not yet written his judgment; he intended to write 
it in the courtroom. While preparing to go to court, he 
directed his servant to help him on with his shoes. The 
servant was about to do so when the judge suffered a heart 
attack and expired within a few moments. The new judge 
who took his place studied the record of the case carefully, 
found that the Ahmadis were in the right, decreed the case 
in their favour, and awarded the mosque to them. (Siratul- 
Mahdi and Ashab Ahmad.) 

A boy, Abdul Karim by name, came to Qadian from 
Hyderabad, South India, for religious education. He was a 
good and gentle lad, and his mother was a widow. By 
chance he was bitten by a mad dog and was sent to the 
special Institute at Kasauli for treatment. Having taken the 
complete course of treatment there, he returned to Qadian. 
He seemed quite well, but after some time, he developed 
symptoms of hydrophobia. The Promised Messiah prayed 
for him, and, at the same time, directed the Headmaster of 
the school at which he was a student, to write to the doctor 
at Kasauli, stating Abdul Karim's condition, and asking for 
advice. In reply, the doctor telegraphed, "Sorry nothing 
can now be done for Abdul Karim as he has developed 
symptoms of phobia." On being told this, the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, observed: "They have no remedy 
for it, but God has." He continued to pray fervently for the 
boy's recovery. As a result of his prayers the boy, by Allah's 
grace, made a complete recovery and lived to a good old age. 
Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Admad writes: 
"I recall an extraordinary instance of the acceptance of 
the prayer of the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. One 
Ahmadi friend, Munshi Ataullah Patwari, reported it to me. 
He says: 'I was quite indifferent to and ignorant of religion; 
nay, I used to mock at religious matters. I drank liquor, 
and accepted bribes. When some Ahmadi friends, living in 
my locality preached their faith to me, I used to mock at 
them too. One day an Ahmadi friend pressed me hard with 
his preaching. I retorted: "I am going to write to your 

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Mirza Sahib, asking him to pray for the achievement of an 
objective of mine. If the objective is achieved, I will believe 
that he is true in his claim." I then wrote to him as follows: 
"You claim to be the Promised Messiah and Friend of God. 
The prayers of the Friends of God are accepted. I have now 
three wives. Twelve years have passed since my last marriage, 
but I have no issue by any of them. I desire to have a 
handsome, promising and auspicious son, and that too by 
my first wife. Please pray for the fulfilment of this desire of 
mine." In reply, Hazrat Maulvi Adbul Karirn Sahib wrote 
to me on behalf of the Promised Messiah, peace and blessings 
of Allah be on him, in these words: "Hazrat informs you 
that prayer has been offered for you, and that God will 
bless you with a handsome, promising child by your first 
wife as desired by you; but there is one condition, you must 
turn to God like Zacharia." Munshi Ata Muhammad says : 
"I thereupon sincerely repented and turned to God, in 
compliance with this precept. Seeing this change in me, 
people began to say: 'What a charm has been practised 
upon this devil, he has given up all evil ways in a trice.' 

" Tour or fiwQ months after this, my first wife developed 
symptoms of pregnancy and I started saying to people, 
"You will soon see I shall have a son, and he will be hand- 
some and promising." At last, one night my wife gave birth 
to the promised child. I, at once, went to Qadian, several 
other people also accompanied me; and we took initiation 
at the hands of the Promised Messiah, peace be on him." ' 

There are numerous cases of such miraculous healing 
effected through the prayers of the Promised Messiah, some 
of which he has mentioned in his book, Haqiqatul Wahi. 
Miracles Wrought through Spiritual Power 

Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Sharif Ahmad Sahib, Allah be 
pleased with him, relates : 

"Mian Abdullah Sahib Sanori, a very sincere Companion 
and one of the earliest disciples of the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, reported to me that the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, invited some friends to dinner, but just 
when the meal was going to be served, the number of guests 
increased unexpectedly, and the Mubarak Mosque was filled 
with guests. At this, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, 

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sent word to his consort, asking her to send more food, as 
there were more guests than had been expected. Hazrat 
Ammajan (Consort of the Promised Messiah), being per- 
plexed, called him in, and explained : 'There is only a small 
quantity of food, as food was prepared only for a limited 
number of guests invited by you. What can be done now ?' 
The Promised Messiah said very placidly, 'Have no worry; 
bring the cooking pot to me.' When the pot was brought 
to him, he covered it with a handkerchief, and then passed 
his finger under the handkerchief over the cooked rice and 
went out, directing, 'Now serve the food, God will bless 
it.' Mian Abdullah says that the food sufficed for all, and 
every one had eaten his fill, and there was still some left 
over." (Siratul-Mahdi, Part I.) 

Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmad Sahib writes that 
he related this interesting report of Mian Abdullah to Hazrat 
Ammajan. She said that, through the benediction of the 
Promised Messiah, such incidents were quite frequent. By 
way of illustration, she mentioned one more such incident. 
On one occasion she prepared a little Pilau (rice cooked with 
meat) for the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. It was 
just enough for him only. But on that day Nawab Muham- 
mad Ali Khan, who lived in the adjacent house, came to 
see the Promised Messiah and his wife and children also 
came with him. The Promised Messiah told Ammajan to 
serve food to them also. She said the quantity of pilau was 
very small because she had prepared it for him only. On 
this, the Promised Messiah came to the cooking pot and blew 
over it, and said to her, "Now serve the food in the name of 
Allah". Hazrat Ammajan says that the rice was so extra- 
ordinarily blessed that the entire family of Nawab Sahib 
partook of it, and some of it was sent to the family of Maulvi 
Nooruddin Sahib, too, and some other people also were 
given a portion of it. As it soon became known as "Blessed 
Rice", many people came to have a share of it, and everyone 
was given a share. By the Grace of Allah, it proved sufficient 
for them all. (Siratul-Mahdi, Tradition No. 144.) 
Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmad says: 
"Musammat Amtullah Bibi of Khost, Afghanistan, 
reported to me that when she came to Qadian with her 

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father, she was of tender age, and suffered from a bad eye 
trouble so seriously that sometimes, on account of extreme 
pain caused by inflammation, she could not even open her 
eyes. She had undergone much treatment, but to no effect. 
The trouble continued to increase. One day, when her 
mother tried to apply medicine to her eyes, she became 
frightened, and ran away, saying, 'I shall have my eyes 
blown into by Hazrat' With great difficulty she went to the 
Promised Messiah, and said, weeping, 'I have severe trouble 
in my eyes, and I am agitated by severe pain caused by 
inflammation. I can not even open my eyes, please blow 
into my eyes.' Seeing that my eyes were swollen and I was 
in an agony of pain, he moistened his finger with his saliva, 
paused for a while (he was, perhaps, praying) and then 
very gently and affectionately passed his finger gently over 
my eyes. Then placing his hand on my head said: 'Go, 
my child, now, by the Grace of Allah, you will never have 
this trouble again.' Since then I have never had sore and 
inflamed eyes, although I am now an old woman of seventy." 
She was only ten years old when the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, blew into her eyes and passed over them 
his finger moistened with his saliva. In other words, for 
sixty years, the spiritual amulet of the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, did what no medicine had been able to 
achieve. 
Majestic Sense of Dignity 

Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmad Sahib writes that 
the predominant features of the life and character of the 
Promised Messiah were "Jamali", that is to say, characterised 
by love, affection, gentleness, forbearance and kindness, yet 
where the question of veneration and respect for the faith 
were involved, the "Jalali" (majestic) aspect of his character 
shone forth like the bright rays of the sun. 

Let me cite two examples of the manifestation of his sense 
of respect for the faith and of his majestic sense of dignity. 
Hazrat Munshi Zafar Ahmad relates that, when Maulvi 
Karam Din of Bhin was prosecuting the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, for libel, the Hindu magistrate prolonged 
the hearing of the case, and put the Promised Messiah to 
great inconvenience by frequently postponing the hearing 

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of the case for short intervals. It was rumoured that he 
wanted to avenge the murder of Pandit Lekhram, for which 
he considered the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was 
responsible. One day, in open court, referring to the 
Promised Messiah's revelation: 

(I will certainly humiliate him who seeks to humiliate 
thee), he asked the Promised Messiah whether he had 
received any revelation to the effect that God would humiliate 
the person who sought to humiliate him. The Promised 
Messiah said confidently, and in a very dignified manner, 
"Yes, these are the words of God revealed to me. God has 
assured me that whoever will seek to humiliate me, shall 
himself be humiliated." The magistrate said, "Suppose, I 
were to humiliate you, what will then happen?" Again, 
with the same confidence and dignity, the Promised Messiah 
observed, "Whoever he may be, he shall be humiliated." 
To over-awe the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, the 
Magistrate repeated his question, two or three times, and 
every time, the Promised Messiah replied majestically in the 
same words : "Whoever he might be, he would be humiliated." 
The Magistrate then held his peace. (Ashab Ahmad.) 

The second incident of that nature also pertains to the 
same milieu. One day the Magistrate, Mr. Chandu Lai, held 
court in the open. During the course of the proceedings, 
the Magistrate asked the Promised Messiah, peace be on 
him, in a jesting tone whether he claimed to be able to show 
Divine signs. The Promised Messiah replied, "Yes, God 
shows signs at my hands." Having answered the question, 
the Promised Messiah was silent for a while, as if praying to 
God and entreating His succour, and then said with great 
dignity and full confidence, "I can show you any sign you 
like." The Magistrate was greatly struck by this reply, and 
did not pursue the matter any further. Those within hearing 
were also deeply impressed. (Ashab Ahmad.) 
Extraordinary Divine Help and Protection 

I shall now relate some instances of extraordinary Divine 
help and protection being extended to him. 

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An Arya raised an objection against Islam to the effect 
that the Quran mentions an event contrary to natural law 
when it says that when Abraham (peace be on him) was 
thrown into the fire, it became cool under Divine Command. 
In reply to this objection, Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin, who 
later became the First Successor of the Promised Messiah, 
explained that "fire" in that context did not mean fire 
produced by combustion, but signified the fire of enmity 
and hostility. When the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, 
heard of this explanation, he said very majestically that 
Maulvi Sahib should not have had recourse to such an 
explanation. No one can encompass and comprehend all 
the laws of nature made by God. So it was no wonder, at all, 
if God made the fire cool for His Beloved Servant, Abraham. 
He then said: "Hazrat Abraham is not living today. I am 
here to represent him in this age, by God's Command. If 
some enemy of mine throws me into the fire, it shall, by 
God's Grace, become cool for me also. But it is not my 
business to exhibit feats like a juggler, for instance, to make 
a fire myself and then throw myself into it, and thus try my 
God. To try God is contrary to the Majesty of God and to the 
dignity of the Divinely-sent Ones and entirely against the 
Way of the Prophets. If, however, an enemy, out of hostility, 
throws me into the fire, the fire shall, surely, become cool 
for me, and God will save me from its harmful effects." 
(Siratul-Mahdi, Traditions 139 and 147.) 

Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin Sahib, the First Successor, 
Allah be pleased with him, relates: "During the course of a 
discussion, a tradition of the Holy Prophet was mentioned 
and an arrogant opponent demanded the reference from 
the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, forthwith, thinking 
that the Promised Messiah would not be able to furnish it 
forthwith and would thus be publicly embarrassed. But the 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him, did not worry at all. 
He sent for a copy of the Sahih Bukhari and when it was 
brought he held it in his hand, and started turning over its 
pages very rapidly. Reaching a certain page, he exclaimed: 
'Here is the reference.' Those present were astonished to 
have seen that he had been turning over the pages without 
even scanning them carefully, and had yet found the reference. 

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Later, someone asked him how it was that he went on turning 
over the pages without reading them, and, at last, stopping 
at a certain page, said, 'Here is the reference/ The Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, explained, 'When I was turning 
over the pages, holding the book in my hand, the pages 
appeared to be quite blank, nothing seemed to be written 
on them, till I found a page on which something was written, 
and I then firmly believed that, by God's grace and succour, 
that was the reference I needed, and without any hesitation 
I put forward that reference before the opponent. It was 
the same reference the opponent had demanded.' " (Siratul- 
Mahdi II, Tradition 306.) 

Notwithstanding numberless instances of extraordinary 
Divine help and protection being extended to the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, he was always ready to offer 
every sacrifice in the cause of Allah. I shall mention here only 
one such instance. Hazrat Maulvi Adbul Karim Sahib reports : 
"The day the Superintendent of Police came to Qadian, 
unexpectedly, to search the Promised Messiah's house in 
connection with the assassination of Pandit Lekhram, 
Hazrat Meer Nasir Nawab Sahib (an illustrious Companion 
and father-in-law of the Promised Messiah) was very much 
disturbed on learning of it. He hastened to the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, in great perplexity. Overpowered 
by emotion, he, with great difficulty, managed to utter: 
'The Police Superintendent is coming with a warrant of arrest 
and handcuffs.' The Promised Messiah, peace be on him, 
was at that time busy writing his book Nurul-Quran. 
Raising his head, he said with a smile: 'Meer Sahib, people 
wear gold and silver bracelets on their wrists for ornament. 
I shall be happy to wear iron bracelets on my wrists in the 
cause of Allah.' Then, pausing a little, he added : 'But it 
shall not be so. The Divine Kingdom has its own designs. 
God will not permit such retribution of the Successors of His 
Chosen Ones.' " (Alhakm, Vol. Ill, p. 24.) 

Now I shall relate two instances of the Promised Messiah's 
spiritual charm and influence. Hazrat Maulvi Sarwar Shah 
Sahib relates : 

"Once someone from Mardan came to Qadian to get 
himself treated by Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin Sahib, whose 

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great reputation as a physician had reached him. This 
person was a bitter enemy of the Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him. For his place of residence at Qadian, he rented 
a house away from the Ahmadiyya Quarter. When, by the 
Grace of Allah, he was restored to health, and was ready to 
return home, an Ahmadi friend of his suggested to him that 
he should at least visit our mosque. He agreed, but on 
condition that he should be shown round the Mosque at 
a time when the Promised Messiah was not there. He was, 
therefore, taken to the Mubarak Mosque when it was not 
the time for Prayer, and there was no one in the Mosque. 
But it so happened, that, as soon as he entered the Mosque, 
the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, happened to open 
the door of his house which opened into the Mosque and 
entered the Mosque for some purpose. The visitor glanced 
at the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, and as soon as 
he saw the luminous appearance of the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, he was fascinated and losing all self-control, 
flung himself down at the feet of the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, and forthwith begged to be initiated into 
the Movement. (Siratul-Mahdi, Part I, Tradition 73.) 

Hazrat Munshi Zafar Ahmad relates that, having taken 
initiation at the hands of the Promised Messiah, peace be 
on him, at Ludhiana, he stayed on there for some time. 
One Sufi (mystic) asked some questions of the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, and then enquired: "Can you 
make one see the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah 
be on him)?" The Promised Messiah said, in reply, 'There 
are some conditions for seeing him", and then turning to 
Hazrat Munshi Sahib, added, "Or he whom Allah blesses 
with His Grace may see him." Hazrat Munshi Sahib says 
that the same night he beheld the Holy Prophet, peace and 
blessings of Allah be on him, in a dream, and thereafter he 
saw the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on 
him, several times in his dreams. (Ashab Ahmad, Vol. IV, 

p. 92.) 

In the time of every Prophet, Divine light and blessings 
descend in such profusion that the phenomenon may be 
compared to a heavy downpour. The same was the case with 
the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. He was Divinely 

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appointed and the Divine light was bestowed upon him in 
a special measure possessing a special quality. It descended 
upon those, too, who lived with and near him, or were 
associated with him. Each received this light, according to 
his or her own spiritual calibre and capacity. The incident 
first mentioned testifies to this truth. 

In this context, I shall mention three or four Companions 
of the Promised Messiah who came from different classes 
and sections of society. The truth is that, in accordance with 
a saying of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah 
be on him, they were, as it were, heavenly stars, in accordance 
with their own respective capacities. In respect of firmness 
of faith, spirit of sacrifice and obedience they were imbued 
with the characteristics of the Companions of the Holy 
Prophet and served as models for future generations. As 
Jesus truly said, a tree is known by its fruits. Thus, the 
Promised Messiah's Companions, constitute proofs of his 
truth. First of all, I shall make mention of Hazrat Maulvi 
Nuruddin Sahib who, later, became the First Successor of 
the Promised Messiah and whom the latter extolled in his 
Persian verses. Regarding him, Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza 
Bashir Ahmad writes : 

"When the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, started 
initiating people into the Movement, Hazrat Maulvi 
Nuruddin was the first to make the covenant of initiation. 
After his initiation he became even more devoted to the 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him, and after his demise 
he became his First Successor. The standard of his obedience 
and submission was so high and perfect that, concerning 
him, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, wrote, at one 
place, 'He obeys me, even as the pulses obey the beatings 
of the heart.' " (Aini-i-Kamalat-i-Islam, p. 556.) 

Once the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, who was in 
Delhi, sent a telegram to Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin at Qadian, 
asking him to join him in Delhi. The scribe, on his own, 
worded the telegram as, "Come to Delhi without delay." 
When Hazrat Maulvi Sahib received the telegram, he was 
busy with his patients in his dispensary. He stood up, at 
once, and left for the carriage stand, without going home 
or furnishing himself with the expenses for and other 

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requirements of the journey. When someone asked him how 
he was going to undertake a long journey without any 
provision or means for the journey, he said: 'The Imam 
(Spiritual Leader) has called me, directing me: "Come 
without delay", hence it is not permissible for me to delay 
my departure by a single moment. So I am leaving for Delhi 
in whatever condition I am." But God justified his trust in 
Him in an extraordinary manner. All the requirements of 
his journey were supplied, on the way, without any difficulty, 
through unexpected sources, and he presented himself before 
his Imam without any delay the following morning. 

There was a simple villager, Baba Karim Bakhsh by name. 
He was not much educated, but like most Ahmadis he was 
wholly devoted to the Promised Messiah, peace and blessings 
of Allah be on him. On one occasion the Promised Messiah 
was delivering an address in the Mubarak Mosque. Those 
who came late were standing in rows at the back and agghis 
caused a congestion the Promised Messiah, peace b# on 
him, directed everyone to sit down. Baba Karim Bakhsh 
was proceeding to the Mosque by the lane leading to the 
Mosque. As soon as he heard this direction of the Imam, 
he sat down on his feet and started creeping towards the 
Mosque in that position. Later he explained that when he 
heard the direction to sit down, he thought that if he died 
while walking to the Mosque what answer would he make 
to God if He were to take him to task for disobeying the 
direction of the Messiah?" (Siratul-Mahdi, Tradition 741.) 

There was another Companion, Mian Abdul. Aziz, a 
village Patwari (Keeper of Land Records). He was one of the 
early Companions of the Promised Messiah, peace be on 
him. He related an incident to Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza 
Bashir Ahmad, as follows: 

"On one occasion, the Promised Messiah, peace be on 
him, had gone to Gurdaspur in connection with a law suit. 
He was ill at that time— suffering from severe dysentery, 
and had frequent motions. I stayed by him and supplied 
him with water for ablutions whenever he needed it. But 
he repeatedly said, 'Mian Abdul Aziz, please go to bed; 
I shall wake you up if necessary.' But I kept awake the whole 
night, lest I should fall asleep, and he should call me, and 

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I should fail to hear him, and it should cause him trouble. 
In the morning, while sitting among his friends, he said in 
a happy mood, 'What a great blessing of God is upon me! 
Jesus, at a time of trial, repeatedly exhorted his disciples to 
keep awake and pray, yet they fell asleep (Matthew, 26: 
39-46), whereas I, suffering only from an illness, asked 
Munshi Abdul Aziz, again and again, to go to sleep, but he 
kept awake the whole night for my sake and did not for a 
moment sleep'." (Siratul-Mahdi, Tradition 701.) 

Let me mention the instance of another Companion, 
Munshi Muhammad Rura, who was deeply devoted to the 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him. 

Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad Sahib writes : 

"In 1915 or 1916", Mr. H. A. Walter, Secretary, Young 
Men's Christian Association, came to Qadian. He wanted 
to write and publish a book on the Ahmadiyya Movement. 
He ^expressed his desire to meet some devoted Companion 
of ill Promised Messiah, peace be on him. So he was 
introduced to Munshi Muhammad Rura, in the Mubarak 
Mosque. At that time Munshi Sahib was sitting in the 
Mosque, waiting for the Prayer Service. Having been 
formally introduced, Mr. Walter asked Munshi Sahib: 
'How long were you in contact with Mirza Sahib? What 
proof df his truth appealed to you most, and what feature 
of his character impressed you more than others ?' Munshi 
Sahib said very simply : 'I knew Mirza Sahib even before he 
claimed to be the Messiah. I have never seen such a holy 
arid luminous countenance. For me his luminous appearance 
and majnfetic personality constituted the greatest proof of 
his truth. We were always eager to see his radiant face.' 
Saying this, Hazrat Munshi Sahib began to sob, overwhelmed 
with emotion at the recollection of the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, even as a child sobs bitterly on being 
separated from its mother. Mr. Walter was so much im- 
pressed with this simple incident that he made mention of it 
in his book 'Ahmadiyya Movement', concluding with the 
following words : 

'We may calf Mirza Sahib deluded, but we can never call 
one who has created such a deep impression upon his 
| disciples, an impostor.' 

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"I recollect another incident pertaining to Munshi Rura 
Sahib, related by Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih II, Allah be 
pleased with him. He has stated that one day someone 
knocked at the door of the Mubarak Mosque that opens 
into the house of the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. 
At this, he came out, and found Munshi Rura Khan standing 
at the door with a purse in his hand. Seeing Hazrat Khalifatul 
Masih II, Munshi Sahib broke down and sobbed bitterly. 
At last when he could control himself he handed over the 
purse to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II, and said: 'I had an 
ardent desire to present some gold coins to the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, in his lifetime. But, partly due 
to poverty, and partly due to the fact that whatever I saved 
I hastened to present it to the Promised Messiah, peace be 
on him, this desire of mine was not fulfilled. Now I have 
brought these few gold coins thinking that, even if I failed to 
present any such gift to the Promised Messiah himself, peace 
be on him, I should, at least, present it now to his son.' 

This small incident is also an eloquent testimony of the 
deep love and affection that the Companions of the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, entertained for him. 

I should like to mention here two incidents reported to 
me direct by Hazrat Mubaraka Begum, the eldest daughter 
of the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. She said to me: 

"One day, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was 
lying in his hujra (closet) which was to the west of the 
Bait-ud-Doa (Prayer Room). There was no one by him at 
that time. I entered the closet and started massaging him. 
Suddenly, I felt his body shiver, as if an electric current was 
passing through him. His eyes were closed, and there were 
big drops of sweat, like pearls, on his forehead. Then he 
opened his eyes and wrote something on a piece of paper, 
and said to me, 'Call Meer Sahib', i.e. Hazrat Meer Nasir 
Nawab who was, at that time, in another room. When 
Hazrat Meer Sahib came, the Promised Messiah, handed 
over the paper to him, and said, 'Read this, it has just been 
revealed to me.' The words of the revelation were: 'Progress 
and success shall be accompanied by mighty Signs'." 

Every one of you sitting here, is a proof of the truth of 
this revelation. Besides countless other Signs we see daily, 

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every individual that joins the Movement constitutes a proof 
of the truth of this Revelation. 

Hazrat Mubaraka Begum further reports : 

"In 1907 or in early 1908, the Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him, was preparing for some journey. To me also he 
said, 'Offer two Rakats of "Nan"' (supererogatory Prayer) 
and offer "Doa-i-Istikhara"*, and inform me if you see 
some dream. I did as instructed by him, and, at night I saw 
a dream that Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin was sitting in a part 
of the Mubarak Mosque, and was reading a book of some- 
what large size, holding it in his hand, and announced: 
'These are the prophecies of the Promised Messiah, peace be 
on him, concerning me, and I am Abu Bakr.' In this dream, 
I also saw Hazrat Ammajan (Promised Messiah's consort) 
distributing meat, sitting in the yard, downstairs'. Hazrat 
Mubaraka Begum adds, 'At that time I did not understand 
the meaning of this dream. But when the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, heard this dream from me, he said "Don't 
relate this dream to your mother.' " 

In this dream, while, on the one hand, there was a hint 
of the approaching demise of the Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him, who himself had been receiving during the last 
two or three years of his life, frequent revelations presaging 
his demise, on the other hand, there was an indication of the 
establishment of Khilafat, and that Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin 
Sahib would be his First Successor. 

I shall now speak of the knowledge bestowed upon the 
Promis*e<i ; 'Messiah, peace be on him, by Divine grace. The 
Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, had 
prophesied that in the time of the Promised Messiah religious 
wars would come to an end and Islam would triumph 
through reason, persuasion and argument. In accordance 
with this prophecy, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, 
championed the cause of Islam with the Pen. God accepted 
this noble endeavour of his and bestowed upon him the 
itle of "Sultanul-Qalam" (Master of the Pen). 

11 the writings of the Promised Messiah, peace be on 

* A supplication that, if a particular undertaking is good and 
auspicious within Allah's knowledge, He may ordain, facilitate and 
bless it, otherwise, He may cause it to be abandoned. 

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him, his lectures and discourses, possess a special spiritual 
quality which attracts and impresses the mind and are proof 
of his being the recipient of Divine help and succour. Here 
I shall speak only of one writing and one speech, written and 
spoken with the help of special Divine grace. The first of 
these is "The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam". It 
was written for the Religious Conference held at Lahore 
in the last days of December 1894, in which the repre- 
sentatives of all religions were invited to read papers written 
in the light of the teachings of their respective faiths on 
topics formulated by the Conveners of the Conference. 
Detailed accounts of this Conference were published in the 
Press and were set forth in the Report of the Conveners of 
the Conference and in the later writings of the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him. I give here a summary of the 
report of Hazrat Bhai Abdur Rahman, one of the early 
Companions of the Promised Messiah, peace be on him. 

In the latter half of the year 1894, a Sadhu Swami Shogan 
Chandar came to Qadian, and told the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, that he was in search of Truth. The 
Promised Messiah said to him that the very purpose of his 
own advent was to settle differences between religions and 
to show mankind the way that leads to the True God. So 
if the Swami could arrange a conference in Lahore, in which 
the representatives of all religions might set forth the 
excellences of their respective faiths, and thereby help people 
to find the way to God, it would be an act of great merit 
and a great service to mankind, and would help people 
recognise Signs of their true Lord and Master. Being 
impressed by the suggestion of the Promised Messiah, the 
Swami went to Lahore, met leaders of different religions, 
and succeeded in arranging a Conference. It was proposed 
that representatives of all religions should be invited to read 
papers on the Existence and Attributes of God and on the 
Principles of their respective faiths, concerning five points 
propounded by the Conveners of the Conference. The 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him, wrote an exhaustive 
paper dealing with those five points, and, several days before 
the Conference, published a handbill in which he proclaimed : 

"God has revealed to me that: 



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"1. My paper shall be upheld and shall prevail over all 
other papers that may be read in the Conference. 

"2. This paper will be a means of the manifestation of the 
Greatness of God, and, as a result of its advocacy of the teach- 
ings of Islam, all other religions will pale before it like the 
Jewish tribes of Khaibar, and their banners will be lowered. 

"3. With the publication of this paper, Quranic Truth 
shall prevail, and the light of Islam shall spread till it com- 
pletes its circle of diffusion." (Ishtihar, December 21, 1898.) 

This All- World Religious Conference was held in Lahore 
on December 26, 27, 28 and 29. In it the representatives of 
Islam, Christianity, Hinduism (both Sanatan Dharm and 
Arya Samaj), Sikhism, Brahmo Samaj, Free Thinkers, 
Theosophical Society and other faiths presented their respect- 
ive beliefs and doctrines. The Promised Messiah's paper 
was^read by his devoted Companion, Maulvi Abdul Karim 
of Sialkot. Bhai Abdur Rahman says: "While the paper 
was being read, I heard Hindus, Sikhs, Aryas and Christians, 
saying spontaneously, 'Subhanallah, Subhanallah P (Glory 
be to Allah! Glory be to Allah!). The audience, which 
consisted of thousands of people, was sitting motionless, 
like lifeless statues, listening with rapt attention. It would 
have been no wonder if birds had alighted and perched on 
their heads without being noticed. The paper seemed to have 
gripped all hearts; no sound, not even that of breathing, 
was audible except the sonorous tones of the reader of the 
paper. Would that I had the ability to describe even one 
tenth Of whafcl saw and heard at that time ! There was not 
a single heart that did not feel the joy and pleasure of the 
hour. There was not a single tongue that did not acknowledge 
and praise the beauty and excellence of the paper. 

I saw and heard many Hindus and Sikhs embracing 
Muslims, and saying: "If this is the teaching of the Quran, 
and if this is Islam, as described by Mirza Sahib, we shall be 
constrained to accept Islam tomorrow, if not today." 
(Ashab Ahmad.) 

Munshi Jalaluddin, who made a fair copy of the paper 
to be read in the Conference, says that the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, once said : "I had said a prayer over every 
line of this. paper," 

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The paper was published in book form and has been 
translated into English and some other languages. I appeal 
to Ahmadi brothers, living in different parts of the world, to 
take a special interest in its wide circulation, because it 
carries with it the special grace and blessings of Allah. I 
would also appeal to them to translate it into their own 
languages and circulate it far and wide in their respective 
countries so that Quranic Truth may prevail and the light of 
Islam spread into all corners of the earth. . 

I now turn to the speech — a sermon of the Promised 
Messiah. In 1900, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, 
delivered a sermon in Arabic, known and published as 
"Khutba-i-Ilhamia" (The Revealed Sermon). As its name 
indicates the sermon was Divinely inspired. Let me quote 
Bhai Abdur Rahman again : 

"On the day of Eidul-Azha, the Promised Messiah, peace 
be on him, announced that God had commanded him to 
deliver the sermon in Arabic that day, and that He had 
granted him the capacity to do so. The Eid Prayer was led 
by Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib. After the Prayer, the 
Promised Messiah, peace be on him, delivered a short sermon 
in Urdu in which he enjoined amity, unity and fraternal 
love. He then asked Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddin and Hazrat 
Maulvi Abdul Karim to sit near him and directed : "Whatever 
I am going to say now is divinely inspired, so take it down 
carefully that it may be safeguarded, for, later, I myself 
may not be able to recall what I say now'." (Ashab-i- Ahmad, 
Vol. I, Tradition reported by Bhai Abdur Rahman.) 

Then he sat down in a chair, at the central door of the 
Aqsa Mosque, facing east, and started his speech in Arabic, 
the first sentence of which was : 





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"O servants of Allah, ponder over this Day which is the 
Day of Sacrifices, because Allah has invested it with numerous 
blessed mysteries for the wise." 

Hazrat Bhai Abdur Rahman says: "When the Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, took his seat on the chair and 
started the lecture, it seemed as if he had been transported 
to the other world. His eyes remained almost closed, and 
his blessed face appeared so luminous, as if Divine light, 
having enveloped it, had illuminated and made it lustrous. 
At that time, one could not gaze at his face. His forehead 
radiated bright rays of light that dazzled the eyes of those 
who looked at it. The blessed tongue that was in motion 
was,t>f course, his, but it seemed as though some external 
force/\\vas compelling it to move. To give a word-picture 
of his complete surrender to and his concentration on Allah, 
his reliance upon Him, his ecstatic condition, self-oblivion 
and absorption in the Divinity, is beyond human power." 

After he had finished speaking, the audience requested 
an Urdu translation of the speech. So, Hazrat Maulvi 
Abdul Karim gave an Urdu version of this eloquent, 
impressive and miraculous Arabic speech. (The speech is 
to be found in the first thirty-eight pages of the book, 
"Khutba-i-Ilhamia". In the course of the translation, at 
one place, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, under 
some Divine inspiration, rose from the chair and went into 
prostration. Along with him the audience also fell prostrate 
before their Heavenly Lord. (Ashab-i- Ahmad.) 

Regarding this miraculous speech, the Promised Messiah, 
peace be on him, says : 

"Subhanallah! (Glory be to Allah!) At that time a hidden 
fountain was gushing out. I do not know whether it was I 
who was speaking, or some angel was speaking through my 
tongue, for I knew that I had no share in this speech. Self- 
made sentences came out of my mouth, and every sentence 
was a sign for me. It is an Intellectual Miracle shown by 
■God, and none can present the like of it." (Haqiqatul Wahi, 

pp. 362-363.) 

This is a very brief account of the character of the Divinely 

^Commissioned Reformer of this age, whose whole life was 

ull of Divine signs, miracles, Divine help and blessings. 



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I shall now conclude my speech by quoting a comprehensive 
note about his character, recorded by Hazrat Meer Mu- 
hammad Ismail, Allah be pleased with him. Hazrat Meer 
Sahib writes: 

"The Promised Messiah, peace be on him, was endowed 
with perfect morals. He was extremely compassionate and 
merciful; he was charitable and hospitable; he was the 
bravest among men; he advanced like a lion to meet trials 
before which a man's heart would sink. Forgiveness, 
forbearance, generosity, honesty, integrity, humility, patience, 
thankfulness, self-sufficiency, modesty, chastity, diligence, 
contentment, faithfulness, informality, simplicity, kindness, 
respect and reverence for God, His Prophet and religious 
divines, fortitude, moderation, giving every one his due, 
fulfilment of promise, alertness, sympathy, propagation of 
faith, training and instructing, sociability, prudence, dignity, 
purity, liveliness and good humour, fidelity, self-respect, 
beneficence, respect for others, optimism, valour, resolution, 
jealous regard for a cause, cheerfulness, broadmindedness, 
self-control, sacrifice, punctuality and good use of time, 
management and administration, dissemination of learning 
and Divine knowledge, love of God and His Prophet, and 
perfect obedience to the Holy Prophet were the traits of his 
character. He had a magnetic charm and possessed a 
peculiar fascination. He inspired awe and had a blessed 
personality. He was affectionate, his words were impressive 
and effective, his prayers efficacious. His Companions sat 
by him, in a circle, like moths around a lamp, and their 
hearts were washed clean automatically. 

"In short, he presented to the world an example of 
character and conduct that was miraculous. He was a model 
of manly beauty and moral excellences. If he was the 
counterpart of any person, it was of the Holy Prophet, peace 
and blessings of Allah be on him, and of none else. I can 
cite examples and incidents illustrating every trait of his 
character mentioned here; there is not the least exaggeration 
in it. 

"I saw him first when I was a child of two years. Then 
I continued to see him till he disappeared from my sight, 
when I was a young man of twenty-seven. Citing Allah as 

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my Witness, I assert that I have never seen anyone better, 
more well-behaved, more pious, more righteous, more 
absorbed in love of God and the Prophet. He was a light 
that appeared in the world for humanity. He was a rain of 
mercy that was showered on the earth after a long spell of 
drought, and made the earth green and verdant." 

Finally, I supplicate our All-Merciful and All-Forgiving 
Lord: 

Heavenly Lord, I have, in accordance with my limited 
knowledge and power of understanding, related in this 
gathering some incidents of the holy life of Thy Promised 
Messiah, peace be on him, so that, his followers may walk 
in his footsteps, and be imbued with the character with which 
he desired to see his Community invested. 

Gracious Lord, through Thy sheer grace, convert us, in the 
trueisense of the term, into a holy Community of Thy Holy 
Messiah, and grant us the strength to pursue the path of 
Thy Pleasure. 

Let not, Lord, any design of our opponents, any trial or 
tribulation, any false notion of our dignity, any base desire, 
any spite or rancour, any conjecture based on defective or 
presumptive evidence, lead us astray from the right path. 
Lord, shower Thy grace upon us, for nothing can be achieved 
and accomplished without Thy grace. Amen. All praise 
belongs to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. 



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MIRZA MUBARAK AHMAD: grandson of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmac 
the Promised Messiah and Mahdi (peace be on him), Mirza Mubarak Ahmad wa 
born in May 1914, nearly two months after his father, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmu 
Ahmad, the late Head of the Ahmadiyya Movement, was elected as the Secou 
Successor of the Promised Messiah. 

On completing his studies in Arabic and graduation from the Punjab Universit) 
Mirza Mubarak Ahmad dedicated his life to the service of Islam and at presen 
directs the affairs of theJTahrik-i-Jadid, Anjuman Ahmadiyya (Pakistan) of whit 
he is the Chief Director. In that capacity he controls the Movement's variot 
Missions outside the Indo-Pak sub-continent and in this connection has visited mo^ 
of the European countries, the U.S.A., Middle East, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japai 
Philippines, some countries of West Africa and Malaysia as well as Indonesi, 

 

An old Ahmadiyya related website with lots of archived data

1974 Declaration by World Muslim League (Rabita al-Alam al-Islami)

Intro
In 1974, the World Muslim League met at Mecca, Arabia and told the world that Ahmadiyya was not to be trusted.  King Faisal was heavily involved, his murder as few years later was hailed by Ahmadi’s as a sign from their God.

The declaration

1974 Declaration by World Muslim League
(Rabita al-Alam al-Islami)

by
Mohammad Bashir

World Muslim League held its annual conference at Makkah Al-Mukaramma Saudi Arabia from 14th to 18th of Rabiul Awwal 1394 H (April 1974) in which 140 delegations of Muslim countries and organizations from all over the world participated. I (Mohammad Bashir) too was there in this Conference alongwith the other journalists from all over the world. The Conference unanimously adopted the following Resolution regarding Qadianism.

Qadianism or Ahmadiyyat: It is a subversive movement against Islam and the Muslim world, which falsely and decietfully claims to be an Islamic sect; who under the guise of Islam and for the sake of mundane interests contrives and plans to damage the very foundations of Islam. Its eminent deviations from the basic Islamic principles are as follows:

  1. Its founder claimed that he was a Prophet.
  2. They deliberately distort the meanings of the verses of the Holy Quran.
  3. They decalred that Jehad has been obolished.

Qadianism was originally fostered by the British imperialism. Hence it has been flourishing under her flag. This movement has completely been disloyal to and dishonest in affairs of the Muslim Ummah. Rather, it has been loyal to Imperialism and Zionism. It has deep associations and cooperation with the anti Islamic forces and teachings especially through the following nefarious methods:

    • Construction of mosques with the assistance of the anti Islamic forces wherin the misleading Qadiani thoughts are imparted to the people.
    • Opening of schools institutions and orphanages wherein the people are taught and trained as to how they can be more anti Islamic in their activities. They also published the corrupted versions of the Holy Quran in different local and international languages.

In order to combat these dangers, the Conference recommends the following measures:

    1. All the Muslim organization in the world must keep a vigilant eye on all the activities of Qadianisin their respective countries; to confine them all strictly to their schools, institutions and orphanages only. Moreover he Muslims of the world be shown the true picture of Qadianism and be briefed of their various tactics so that the Muslims of the world be saved from their designs .
    2. They must be declared non Muslims and ousted form the fold of Islam. And be barred to enter the Holy lands.
    3. There must be no dealings with the Qadianis. They must be coycotted socially , economically and culturally Nor they be married with or to Nor they be allowed to be buried in the Muslims graveyards. And they be treated like other non Muslims.
    4. All the Muslim countries must impose restrictions on the activities of the claimant of Prophethood Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani’s followers; must declare them a non Muslim minority must not etrust them them with any post of responsibility in any Muslim country.
    5. The alterations effected by them in the Holy Quran must be made public and the people be briefed of them and all these be prohibited for further publication.
    6. All such groups as are deviators from islam must be treated at par with the Qadianis.

View the original Arabic Text of this resolution

Links
http://alhafeez.org/rashid/rabita.html

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Who is Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg (1872-1936)? The eventual Lahori-Ahmadi


Intro

Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg is an important person in the history of Ahmadiyya, he seems to have converted to Ahmadiyya very early on, 1891-era, and was very close to MGA. Interestingly, Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan, the famous apostate from Ahmadiyya is mentioned as being in Lahore in 1891.  In fact, he was also at the same college as the Baig brothers, he eventually introduced them to Ahmadiyya.

The reference
The Hope Bulletin, May-2008 edition
http://www.aaiil.org/text/articles/hope/2008/hope200805_lastdaysmgamirzayaqubbeg.pdf

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The data
Life Sketch of Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg (1872-1936)

[Researched and written by Choudry Masud Akthar, Secretary, AAIIL, Hayward, California, USA.]

Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg was born in 1872 in Kalanaur, District Gurdaspur. His father, Mirza Niaz Beg, was a land owner in Kalanaur and a God-fearing, righteous person with a Sufistic bent of mind. He was Zilidar in the Canal Department.

After passing his High School Examination, Mirza Yaqub Beg joined Medical College in Lahore in 1890. His younger brother, Mirza Ayyub Beg, also came to Lahore in 1891 for college education. In Lahore, they were renting a house in Anarkali Bazaar. In 1891, when Mirza Yaqub Beg was a second year student in Medical College, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib came to Lahore. Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan, who was a third year student in Medical College, informed Mirza Yaqub Beg about the Promised Messiah’s visit to Lahore and both of them went to meet the Promised Messiah, who was staying at Mehboob Rayon’s house near Hira Mandi. The house had a large gate which was closed and a window was kept open for entry and exit through which both of them were let in.

Some persons were present in the courtyard where Mirza Yaqub Beg was introduced to Maulana Nuruddin Sahib. When Mirza Yaqub Beg extended his hands for a handshake, Maulana Sahib said, “Not here; like this,” and embraced him with love. Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg later wrote that with this embracing by the Maulana Sahib he felt a special type of feeling; his chest became cold and he felt as if an electric current had entered his body which filled his heart with special feelings of contentment and exhilaration which he had not experienced ever before in his life.

They then proceeded to the sitting room where the Promised Messiah was sitting and was talking to people in an informal manner. People were enquiring about various religious and spiritual matters and he was answering their queries. During this time, a person came in and hurled filthy abuses in the face of the Promised Messiah, who quietly listened to the abuses. When the person was finished, the Promised Messiah said, “My brother, utter some more.” On hearing these words the person felt ashamed and asked for forgiveness, saying he had not recognized him.

At that time among the visitors there was a well-educated Hindu gentleman. He said he had read the stories of forbearance and toleration of the Christ but had not seen anyone dyed in those colours. Then, pointing towards the Promised Messiah, he said, “This gentleman is the only one whom I find completely dyed on these colours and he will succeed in his mission for sure.” On seeing the countenance of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib and observing his demeanour, Mirza Yaqub Beg was fully convinced that he was truthful and could not be an impostor.

At sunset, the Promised Messiah went upstairs for offering Maghrib prayers and Dr. Abdul Karim Khan asked Mirza Yaqub Beg about returning home. Mirza Yaqub Beg said he would return only after taking the pledge of allegiance (Bai’at) at the hands of the Promised Messiah. Accordingly, a message was sent through Hamid Ali, the personal attendant of the Promised Messiah, and they were asked to go to the upper floor where the Promised Messiah administered Bai’at by repeating all the ten conditions of the Bai’at.

The next day, Mirza Yaqub Beg’s younger brother, Mirza Ayyub Beg, without informing him, went to see the Promised Messiah and took Bai’at on his very first visit. In those days, due to the severity of opposition to the Promised Messiah, taking pledge at his hands was generally not publicly announced. Therefore, both brothers kept this matter secret from each other and neither one of them knew that the other had taken Bai’at at the hands of the Promised Messiah. However, after some time it did not remain hidden as a change in day to day life of both brothers was noticed by the other. Prior to Bai’at, both of them did not attach much importance to the religious rites and were quite lax in the performance of prayers, fasting and other ordinances of the Shariah. After taking the Bai’at, not only did they start offering regular five times daily prayers but they also offered Tahajjud prayers. Mirza Yaqub Beg wrote that he felt a state of ecstasy and absorption in his prayers and experienced seeing true dreams which had a novel and fascinating condition. Until then, he had read only one or one and a half part (sipara) of the Qur’an. Now he started reading the Qur’an and Maulana Raheemullah Sahib, an Ahmadi with a Sufistic bent of mind who was Imam of a masjid near the water tank in the street where Sikhs lived, started coming daily to Mirza Yaqub Beg’s residence in Anarkali to give lessons in the recital of the Qur’an, and thus he had completely read the Qur’an by his second year of Medical College.

Mirza Yaqub Beg’s father, Mirza Niaz Beg, who was posted as Ziladar in Kukkar Hatta District, Multan, on seeing the disinclination of his sons towards performing their religious duties prior to taking Bai’at, used to say that instead of providing a school and college education it would have been better if he would had sent them to a madrassah for religious studies and he would have also loved them to look after their lands as agriculturists. Now, after the Bai’at when both sons went to stay with him to spend their summer vacations, he observed a change in their lives. They were regularly performing their five daily prayers and also the Tahajjud prayer and were crying to Allah during prayers and supplicating to Him with extreme humility and regularly reading the Qur’an. On seeing this change he was wonderstruck that this change had occurred. The sons had not apprised him of their Bai’at with the Promised Messiah.

About a year after taking the Bai’at, Mirza Yaqub Beg visited Qadian where he met the Promised Messiah, Maulvi Abdul Karim and other followers of the Promised Messiah. On seeing the spiritual atmosphere there, he thought that he should invite his father to join this spiritual brotherhood. Because of his father’s favours and love for him he wished to do this favour him, that he should convey to him the good news of the advent of the Promised Messiah and
extend an invitation to him to join the silsilah of the Promised Messiah. Accordingly, while in Qadian, he wrote a sixteen-page letter to his father and, before mailing it, he read it out to the Promised Messiah and the assembly of his followers who were sitting with him in the masjid. On hearing the letter, the Promised Messiah observed, “I wish my sons were like this.” On receiving the letter, Yaqub Beg’s father, who himself had once spent two years of his life as a hermit in the company of Sajjadah Nasheen of Rattar Chattar by completely abandoning the world and had returned home only at the death of his father, and fearing that Yaqub Beg too may become a hermit like him by quitting his studies, wrote back to him advising him not to be hasty in this matter. He informed him that he will come and meet Mirza Sahib and then will advise him about him. Since he himself had spent many years of his life in Tassawaf, therefore, he had the knowledge of recognizing the Sufia-e-Karam (saints). He could breathe the aroma of a saint and determine the spiritual state of that saint.

In reply to this, Mirza Yaqub Beg wrote an eighty-page letter to his father giving more details about the Promised Messiah and further assuring him that he should not worry about his academic career as he was more diligent in this matter than before and that his retentive memory had increased much and that he studied devotedly so much so that whatever he read once he could recite by heart. The time which other boys spent playing or idly talking, he spent in offering prayers and reading the Qur’an.

Dr. Yaqub Beg once wrote that the result of this change in his life’s routine after taking the Bai’at was in spite of the fact that he had joined Medical College after High School while other boys had come after spending two years (for FA, FSc) or four years (for BA, BSc). Even from his second year onward, that is, the last four years of Medical College, he used to pass the examination by standing first for all those years and as a result was earning a stipend for his studies. At the end he was made the House Surgeon, a post which was offered only to the student who was considered to be the best. When the Promised Messiah was busy in debates with Abdullah Atham in Amritsar, Mirza Yaqub Beg’s father came to Amritsar to see the Promised Messiah. In his first meeting he was convinced of the piety and spiritual attainments of the Promised Messiah and took Bai’at at his hands, and as a matter of honouring him, Maulana Nuruddin Sahib renewed his Bai’at by joining with him in taking the Bai’at afresh. Mirza Niaz Beg informed both his sons who were present in Amritsar that the scent of the Promised Messiah was so strong that it seemed that his whole body was nothing but fragrance.

Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg wrote that when he went to Qadian for the first time, in those days the number of guests used to be small. Maulvi Abdul Karim was very influenced by the views of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and used to ask a lot of questions to the Promised Messiah, therefore, much of the Promised Messiah’s time used to pass in answering those questions. This kind of debate was very useful in that it provided a chance for learning for those who were present at
those question and answer sessions. Ultimately, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib recognized the weakness of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s views and became an ardent believer in Allah and Unity of Allah.

Maulvi Sahib had very special compassion for Yaqub Beg and Ayyub Beg. During his visit Mirza Yaqub Beg saw in a dream that the Promised Messiah had made him and Maulvi Abdul Karim as brothers. When he told that dream to the Promised Messiah, he said, “From today both of you are brothers to each other.” This special relationship remained with them for life

During Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib’s last ailment, Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg was staying in Qadian for three months and was taking lessons in the Qur’an and Hadith from Maulana Nuruddin Sahib. He spent about two months treating Maulvi Abdul Karim. At times, when Maulvi Sahib’s disease got serious, Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg spent days and nights for weeks in his treatment without even getting a wink of sleep. Not even a most devoted son would have rendered this much service or shown so much concern for his father as was done by Mirza Yaqub Beg. Finally, when Maulvi
Abdul Karim Sahib passed away Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg and Maulvi Muhammad Ali Sahib were crying so bitterly and incessantly that the Promised Messiah had to remind them to be patient and submit to the Will of God.

When Mirza Yaqub Beg and his brother Ayyub Beg had taken the pledge at the hands of the Promised Messiah in 1891, they were the youngest members of the Promised Messiah’s followers and all the elders of the community used to show a special compassion towards them. If there was one day’s vacation in college they would go to Qadian by night train, spend the day there and return by the next night’s train to Lahore. Similarly, when Maulana Nuruddin Sahib went to Lahore from Jammu, the Beg brothers used to spend all available time in his company. They would reach where the Maulana was staying early in the morning. At times, when he was still asleep, and they would lay down by his side. He would explain to them the meanings of prayer and Surah-e-Fateha. Then they will offer morning prayers with him and remain in his company till the college starting time and return again after college. They would leave when he went to sleep. Maulana Nuruddin Sahib had developed a special compassionate liking for the Beg brothers. He had many friends in Lahore and used to stay at their homes but at times he would stay at the Beg brothers’ residence in Anarkali. If he was visiting Lahore for only a few hours, then he would visit them in college. Due to this special compassion he used to call them beta (son). Even during his Khilafat days he used to address Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg as beta (son) or at times bhai (brother). Similarly, the Promised Messiah used to treat both the brothers as his own sons. When Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg took his final Medical Examination the Promised Messiah received an ilham, “You have passed the examination.” The Promised Messiah has explained this ilham in Haqeeqat-al-Wahy in the words, “I had supplicated for Yaqub Beg. Since there is an affinity between him and I, therefore, Allah has addressed me, but in fact Yaqub Beg was meant thereby.”

The Promised Messiah would often summon Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg from Lahore for his own treatment, his wife’s and other members of his family. On one such occasion, when he was called to treat the Promised Messiah’s wife, and Dr Yaqub Beg was going downstairs in the new home after examining her, the Promised Messiah said, “Please pray for her health too because a brother’s prayer in favour of his sister is accepted. During the Promised Messiah’s last ailment, Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg was summoned to Ahmadiyya Buildings from his residence in Gumti Bazaar at 2:00 AM. When he arrived, the Promised Messiah said, “Please prescribe medicine for treatment and please also pray for my recovery,” and added, “in reality, the treatment is in the heavens.”

After passing his Medical Examination Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg went to Qadian. His job appointment letter was received there. On receipt of this letter he saw the Promised Messiah and said that he was about to embark on a new career in life and requested advice which may serve as a guide in his professional life. The Promised Messiah said, “In your profession, your relationship with your patients will be with their physical being and not their spirits or souls. Therefore, a person who spends his whole night in prayers and remembrance of God and one who uses abusive language about God day and night should be equal in receiving treatment for their physical diseases.” Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg remembered this advice of his spiritual mentor and guide for the whole of his life and wherever he worked as a doctor, worshippers of God – Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians – as well as atheists, all received the same treatment at his hands and all of them always reposed their confidence in him equally. He remained popular amongst all of them so much so that Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi, though an enemy of the Promised Messiah, was a great admirer of Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg and once he, along with a deputation of Ahle-Hadith, came to see Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg at his home in Lahore to specially thank him for medical treatment to his wife and himself. Once, Maulvi M.H. Batalvi came to know that Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg was going to Qadian. He received him at the Batala Railway Station and took him to his own home and treated him with sumptuous food and then saw him off the next morning, walking with him up to the road to Qadian. He said, “Whenever you visit Qadian, please stay at my home on your way; you have a right on this house because Mirza Sahib (the Promised Messiah) also used to stay at this house.”

Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg used to say that the great success which he achieved in the medical profession was the result of the Promised Messiah’s prayers and his being a member of the silsilah founded by the Promised Messiah. He was of the view that his exemplary moral character and piety, which was praised equally by friends and foes, was the result of keeping company with the Promised Messiah and the pious and righteous persons who had gathered around him. He used to say that all Ahmadis should manifest through their good moral character that special difference acceptance of Ahmadiyyat made in their personalities. Like the companions of the Holy Prophet (peace be on him), every Ahmadi, through his or her high moral character, should be a special exemplar and become a minaret of enlightenment for the sake of the service and dissemination of religion so that others may be attracted towards the path of guidance and people may be convinced of the truth of the Promised Messiah by seeing their truthful intentions, pious lives and righteousness.

Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg was a God-fearing person and often treated poor patients free of charge, and when the patient had no means to purchase medicines he would also pay for the medicine, including tests, and even for food. He was a hospitable person. His home used to remain full of guests at all times. People used to come from outside Lahore, stay at his home, enjoyed sumptuous meals and get medical treatment for their illnesses. He was one of the leading doctors of Lahore in his time.

During his college years, he used to donate one rupee per month to the Ahmadiyya Movement. After becoming a doctor he used to pay one hundred rupees per month as monthly chanda (subscription). He used to donate thousands of rupees on every special appeal for the projects of the Anjuman. For his piety and devotion and dedicated services to the cause of Ahmadiyyat, the Promised Messiah nominated him a member of the Majlise Motamaddeen of the Sadar Anjuman in 1905, a position which he held till the Split in 1914. In 1914, after the Split, he became one of the Five Founding Members of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam, Lahore. In the beginning, all the expenses of this Anjuman, which was being raised from scratch, were met by donations from Sheikh Rahmatullah Sahib, Dr. Syed Muhammad Hussain Sahib and Dr Mirza Yaqub Beg Sahib. He generously donated towards funding of the Anjuman’s projects, which, amongst others, included construction of the Anjuman’s office building, financing of the Woking Muslim Mission and construction of the Berlin Mosque, printing of the English translation of the Qur’an, opening of the Mission in Indonesia, printing of Paigham-e-Sulah (Urdu), The Light, Young Islam etc. and other literature on Islam, salaries of the missionaries, editors of the publications, office staff, school teachers, and much more. In addition to this, Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg used to make generous donations towards all Muslim causes. He used to make large donations to Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam, Lahore, which was formed for building schools and colleges for the education of Muslim children and youth. In addition to donating funds, Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg used to work as Honorary Medical Officer of Islamia College, Lahore where he used to provide medical services for a few hours daily for the treatment of students of Islamia College. This meant a sacrifice of time during which he could have made thousands of rupees a month.

In recognition of his services and lavish donations he was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam which was called the Council of Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam. In 1936, Maulvi Ahmad Ali, a Sunni Maulvi of Lahore who was running his own Anjuman under the name Anjuman Khaddamul Muslimeen, had become a member of the Council of Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam. He moved a resolution that Ahmadis should be removed from membership of that Anjuman and no Ahmadi should be allowed any employment in the Anjuman nor should any Ahmadi student be granted admission to any educational institution being run by the Anjuman Himayat-eIslam. Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg protested this resolution but to no avail. Maulvi Ahmad Ali got his object and the resolution was passed through majority vote. Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg was shocked and on returning from the meeting he suffered a stroke from which he did not recover. He passed away after two or three days. Inna Lilah-e-Wa Inna Ilaih Rajeo’on.

In his Wassiyat Nama (The Will) Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg donated to the Central Anjuman the two properties he had built and owned within the compound of the Ahmadiyya Buildings located at Brandreth Road, Lahore.

He left behind two sons: Mirza Daud Beg, who was at that time practicing homeopathy medicine in Turkey; and Mirza Abdur Rahman Beg, who was an Officer in the Railways and who, after retirement, settled in Austin, Texas, USA and was son-in-law of the late Hazrat Ameer, Dr. Saeed Ahmad Khan Sahib.

Dr Mirza Yaqub Beg had three daughters. One of them was the late Begum Razia Madad Ali, mother-in-law of the present Hazrat Ameer, Dr. Abdul Karim Saeed Pasha Sahib, and Dr. Zahid Aziz of the UK. She was a very active member of the Ahmadiyya Jama‘at, like her venerable father.

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Khwaja Kamal-Ud-Din Prevents MGA From Being Jailed (1904)

Intro
In 1904, MGA had lost his court case vs. Karam ud Din.  He was set to be thrown in jail and etc.  However, he was granted bail and Khwaja Kamaluddin had the money in his pocket and paid it immediately.

Related Essay’s
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/03/04/mirza-ghulam-ahmad-lost-his-court-case-vs-karam-uddin-1904-but-won-on-appeal/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/12/mirza-ghulam-ahmad-vs-maulvi-karam-din-court-case-1903-1905-references-from-the-2009-edition-of-tadhkirah-and-some-other-sources/

The storyline
There is yet another story that surrounds the life of Khwaja Kamaluddin sahib in connection with MGA that has seemed to be forgotten by all ahmadis (Q and L). I don’t have the time to write a perfect article on this event, which has blown me away. I feel that KK sahib loved MGA with all his heart and he proved it in 1904, the story will impress any reader, I am sure of that!

In 1904, MGA was stuck in a court case which involved Maulvi Karam Din. The story of the court case is quite famous. From my knowledge MGA only had two lawyers that served as his counsel, they were Muhammad Ali and Khwaja Kamaluddin.

The judge was an Arya Hindu, he wanted MGA to suffer one way or the other. This case dragged on with adjournment after adjournment, then, the case was transferred to another Arya Hindu judge who really disliked MGA. This judge would not allow MGA the use of a chair or even a drink of water, MGA was almost 70 years old, it was very hard for him to stand, let alone not have a drink of water. This Hindu judge had it out for MGA, he was bent on giving MGA some type of jail-time. These were the conditions that KK sahib and M. ali were given. It was very important for them to be steadfast and cognizant of the environment.

This Hindu judge had finally announced that he would give his judgement on a certain day, then he strategically changed it to a Saturday. He planned to give MGA a hefty fine which MGA would not be able to pay, MGA would be forced to spend the weekend in jail. Somehow, KK and M. ali discovered the plan of the hindu judge, I am not sure how they figured this out, maybe good lawyers are able to anticipate things of this nature?

On Saturday afternoon just before the court was to close the judge called MGA forward and gave the police orders not to allow anyone in the court room. But MGA’s lawyer (I’m not sure whether this was M. ali or KK) brushed past the police officer claiming that it was illegal for MGA to stand in front of the judge without counsel.

The lawyer (KK or m. ali) appeared just in the nick of time, the judge had ordered HMGA to pay a fine of 500 rupees, immediately the lawyer presented the money, thus saving HMGA from spending the weekend in jail.

[Note inserted by Zahid Aziz: The fine was 500 rupees for Hazrat Mirza sahib and 200 rupees for his co-defendant Hakim Fazl Din. By coincidence, before Khwaja Kamaluddin entered the court room, a former client who owed him 700 rupees handed him this money, which Khwaja sahib stuffed into his pocket in a hurry without thinking.]

I read this story in Ian Adamson’s book, “Ahmad the Guided One”. Ian Adamson did not mention the name of the lawyer who saved HMGA. There is not any other book that gives this story. I am not even sure where Ian got his data from, Ian doesn’t give any references whatsoever.

[Note inserted by Zahid Aziz: It is highly likely to be in some Urdu book of the Qadiani Jamaat. Please see my link above which shows the relevant pages about this event from Mujaddid-i Azam by Dr Basharat Ahmad.]

All praise belongs to Allah, I understand that, I surely do. Allah allowed KK to serve in this capacity. It was Allah’s will! I hope the reader doesnt get the impression that I am boasting about the accomplishments of a simple man.

The link is provided below: see pg. 306

www.alislam.org/library/books/guidedone/index.htm?page=306#top

Also see—At this link I have given the relevant pages from Mujaddid-i Azam by Dr Basharat Ahmad (v. 2, pages 975-980)

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