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Most of Mir Nasir Nawab’s family were killed by British-Soldiers during the 1857 mutiny

Intro
Mir Nasir Nawab was the second father-in-law of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.  While MGA’s family was busy helping the British kill “Indian-mutineers”, the fate of Mir Nasir Nawab’s family was quite the opposite.  We have recently uncovered writings from Mir Nasir Nawab’s famous controversial biography, “Hyat-e-Nasir“, which was written by Yacub Ali Irfani (editor of the Al-Hakam magazine, which was the first Ahmadi newspaper), and published just a few years after Mir Nasir Nawab died.

The scans


Summary

On page 3&4 of the book HAYAT E NASIR Mir Nasir Nawab says:-
“A grave situation developed for muslims of India in mutiny of 1857 , English Army revolted against King of India and besieged Delhi (capital of India) Residents of Delhi were upset with this sudden attack. Anarchy prevailed all over no law and order existed in the city. Every body feared for life and wealth.

British artillery starts shelling the city. Heavy shelling continued day and night destroying many housed causing casualties. After a few days Delhi was occupied by Britishers. The Britishers unleashed an era of great atrocities, revenge and brutalities. Thousands of innocent Muslims were hanged to death,their families were displaced.

This humble self (Mir Nasir Nawab) had to flee from Delhi with family to stay at a Mansion near Qutab ki Lat some 11 km from Delhi. After few days when i was sitting in that Mansion suddenly Harson sahib a white Military Officer broke into house and killed all male members of the house with a gun shot. Those who survived were killed with swords. Many of our relatives were died. Then he ordered to leave the place which we did,we left behind dead bodies of our men without funeral. We reached Basti Nizamuddin in the dark of night where we kept crying for our dead.”

On the contrary Mirza in his book SITARA QAISARIYA at page 5& 6 makes flattery of British Queen in the following words:-
“O blessed Queen may God bless u with the salvation. Your ruling time is full of light. O Queen in your rule children play with snakes, Lion and goat drink water from same stream. your govt is full of justice . I pray for u from god to keep the umbrella of your government upon our heads for ever.Mirza says he has published more than 50000 books in support of queen”.

Mir Nasir Nawab wrote poetry vs. MGA, initially (1891), 2 years later, he accepted MGA’s claims

Intro
I have written detailed entries on Mir Nasir Nawab, feel free to read those.  In this entry, we have found some poetry that Mir Nasir Nawab wrote vs. MGA.  Enjoy..

The scans

A rough Summary
Mir Nasir Nawab was an enemy of Mirza & Party. During this period (1891–1893) He was so harsh towards Mirza that he compiled defamatory poetry against Him and sent it to Molana Muhammad Hussain Batalvi for publication in his magazine Ishaatussunnah. Mir Nasir declared Mgaq as the Muselima of the time.

See the Urdu poetry of Mir Nasir Nawab against MGAQ. I have attempted a raw translation for my english speaking friends as under:-

“””Listen to my submissions o muslims
There does not exist piety in the world.

Peoples are active in deception today
The world is full of this menace today.

Making Mureed is only for wealth today 
This is the wrath of Allah on world today

Every moment they are in search of riches.
To avail the opportunity of making money.

If a chance of earning comes to hand
All Grievances are removed at once.

All debts would be paid and settled
If money comes from Zakat and sadaqat,

No matter it is the money of orphans and widows
Or the wealth may belongs to prostitutes .

They would not bother to investigate the source
They are in deep sickness of wealth lust.

The advertisements of publishing books
The source they earn money from simple fellows

Receive money in advance for service of islam
money is eaten up without any service of islam

Whoever asks for his money back 
Is the biggest accursed

As if He paid money 
to buy defamation

He is right who ate up money
No harm reaches to his piety.

Badmash became most pious 
Yesterdays Muselima became ahmad

Essa of time became dajjal 
Has Spread his net every where

How to earn money 
All the time making plans

Swallow money as much as possible
Showing the world a new trick for this

They are rich themselves but accept zakat
Don,t have any connection with religion

Acquired knowledge to earn money
Eat wealth in place of food

Write and fill the book with self praise
Verses of Quraan are like their dreams

Break hundreds of promises
But do not stop tall claims. “””

 

Hyat-e-Nasir by Mir Nasir Nawab–the full pdf book

Intro
This book was written by Shaikh Yacub Ali Irfani, however, it was dictated to him by Mir Nasir Nawab, as he was in his retirement phase of life.  This book has many juicy details about the life of MGA.  Specifically, it told us that MGA screamed out that: “i have infected with cholera” just before his death.  https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=Hyat+e+nasir

Rich people didnt write books in those days, they dictated and had other people write and read for them
Just like MGA, Mir Nasir Nawab probably never wrote anything, just a few letters here and there.  Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad never wrote anything either, he had his fanatical followers do all the writing and then he ascribed his name to it.  His commentaries on the Quran are exactly that.

The full book
Hayat-e-Nasir

Some comments about this book
We need those people who are fluent in Urdu to begin reading this book and finding interesting and controversial stories, and then to post them in our discussion forum.

How MGA and Mir Nasir Nawab met from Seeratul Mahdi

This entire reference is taken from Sirat-ul-Mahdi, Vol. 2 through Dr. Basharat Ahmad’s famous biography on MGA, Mujadid-e-Azam or “the greatest reformer”, see page 180-183

“””Your grandfather (Mir Nasir Nawab) and your paternal uncle, Mr. Ghulam Qadir, became acquainted when your grandfather was working on the construction of the canal that passes a few miles

west of Qadian. As luck would have it, I fell ill and your uncle recommended his father, who was a skilled physician of Indian medicine, to Mir sahib for my treatment. Accordingly, I accompanied

your grandfather in a palanquin to Qadian. When we arrived there, your uncle had some company and was sitting with them on the ground floor, and your father (Hazrat Mirza) was reading the Quran by the window of a small room also on the ground floor.

 

Your paternal grandfather (Mirza Ghulam Murtaza) was in the upper story of the house. He examined my pulse, wrote out a prescription, and then chatted for the rest of the time with Mir sahib about his medical studies under the tutelage of Hakim Muhammad Sharif in Delhi. Your paternal grandfather had passed away by the time of my next visit to Qadian. This second visit happened to be on the day of his death anniversary, which was observed in accordance with

old traditions and a considerable quantity of food was sent to our house as well. During this visit, your uncle invited Mir sahib to move from Tatla, where we resided, to his house in Qadian. Tatla, he said, was not a comfortable village to live in and its dwellers were reputed troublemakers. Your uncle said that as he stayed most of the time in Gurdaspur and Ghulam Ahmad (Hazrat Mirza) rarely came inside the house, we would enjoy complete privacy. Mir Nasir Nawab sahib accepted his invitation and we took up residence in Qadian.

 

On his visits to Qadian, your uncle brought betel leaves for us and I would cook some good food and send it to him. Once I prepared some shami kabobs for him, but learned that he had already left for Gurdaspur. Since the kabobs were ready, I decided to send them to his younger brother. The maid who took the kabobs to your father came back and conveyed his sincere thanks. She reported that he ate the kabobs with great relish and did not even touch the food that had come for him from his own house. After that, I sent him some of my home-cooked food every two or three days, which he ate happily. However, when your aunt (the wife of Ghulam Qadir) learnt about the food I was sending your father, she was very upset because she disliked him intensely. As the running of the house was in her hands, she took every opportunity to inconvenience him, but he bore all the provocations with great patience. Although Mir sahib’s contact was mostly with your uncle, he did remark sometimes in the house that the younger brother of Mirza Ghulam Qadir is a very holy and pious person. After some time, we went on leave to Delhi.

 

By then, your mother was an adult and we began to worry about finding a suitable match for her. Mir sahib expressed this concern in a letter to your father and asked him to pray that we receive some marriage proposal for her from some pious person. In reply, your father expressed his own wish to marry her and wrote “As you are aware, I do have a wife and children, but for all practical purposes I am single.” Mir sahib did not even mention this letter to me for fear that I may take offence. During this period, we received several marriage proposals for your mother but I was not fully satisfied with any of them although some were from affluent persons who expressed great desire for this match. Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi, a good friend of your maternal grandfather, wrote several letters to him in support of your father’s proposal, in which he emphasized Mirza sahib’s piety and nobility. However, I was not fully satisfied with this proposal either; first, because of the age difference and second, because the people of Delhi looked down upon the Punjabis. One day, Mir sahib suggested that we accept the proposal of an individual from Ludhiana who, he said, was a very nice person and also very desirous of the match. I enquired about his caste etc., but found no inclination in my heart to accept the proposal and turned it down. Mir sahib was annoyed, and remarked: “The girl has turned eighteen. Are you going to keep her unmarried for the rest of her life?” I replied: “Compared to this proposal, Ghulam Ahmad is many times better.” Immediately, he took out a letter from his pocket and put it before me. “Well,” he said, “I have a letter here from Ghulam Ahmad too. We must now make a decision.” I then told him to write to Ghulam Ahmad to convey our acceptance of his proposal, and Mir sahib immediately took pen and ink and wrote the letter. Eight days later, your father

arrived in Delhi. He was accompanied by some Hindu and Muslim friends and one or two servants. Our friends and family were generally very unhappy with our decision to accept the proposal of a person advanced in age and a Punjabi on top of that. Some of them expressed their displeasure by not attending the wedding. However, we had made our decision. The marriage was solemnized and the bride left for her new home. Your father did not bring with him any jewelry or clothes for his bride but gave just two hundred and fifty rupees in cash. This gave our relatives a further opportunity to taunt us. “What kind of a marriage is this,” they said, “without any clothes or jewelry?” Our reply was that Mirza sahib did not have an intimate relationship with his family, that the women of his house were against him, and that he came in such a hurry that there was no time for him to get jewelry and clothes made. In short, our family chided and reproached us on this marriage.”””

Mir Nasir Nawab, the father-in-law of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

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Intro
Mir Nasir Nawab (born 1846, died September 1924) (see Dard page 132), was the father-in-law of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad circa 1884 and he was 6-7 years younger then MGA.  He worked for the British government in an official capacity.  He worked in the “irrigation department” and even worked in and around Qadian from 1866 -onward (see Dard, page 70)(also see Dr. Basharat Ahmad, Mujadid e azam, page 180, vol-1).  This is the famous father-in-law who told the world that MGA thought he had contracted Cholera as he gasped for air and eventually breathed his last.  It is also important to note that he didn’t accept MGA’s claims in 1891, however, after a few years, he eventually accepted them.  Its unclear whether his daughter (MGA’s 2nd wife) ever signed MGA’s bait form.

Mir Nasir Nawab met Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s father and worked with MGA’s brother
Sometime before 1883, Mirza Nasir Nawab worked on the canals in and around Qadian and eventually visited the house where MGA lived. He was a guest of Mirza Ghulam Qadir, MGA’s eldest brother.  He seems to have met the entire family at Qadian, even MGA’s father, as well as MGA’s sons, Mirza Sultan Ahmad and Mirza Fazl Ahmad.

Manshure-Muhammadi Newspaper of 10-25-1874 mentions Mirza Sultan Ahmad and Mir Nasir Nawab
Dard tells us:

“””The Manshur-e-Muhammadi Vol. 3, No. 24, dated 13 Ramadan, 1291, (25. 10. 1874) contains a note from Mirza Sultan Ahmad to the effect that through the efforts of Mir Nasir Nawab a Hindu of Sathyali, Bansi Dhar by name, who was secretary to the then canal contractor, had been converted to Islam and given the Muslim name of Abdul Haq.””””

Mir Nasir Nawab become a really close family friend, roughly 1877
Through the pages of Dard, (70-75) it is explained how Mir Nasir Nawab first met MGA and his wife and their entire family.  Mirza Nasir Nawab knew that MGA wasn’t taking care of his children and lived a life of comfort instead.  He seems to have seen giving his daughter away as a positive economic idea.  He gave his daughter in marriage and gained lots of land through his grandchildren and etc.

Mir Nasir Nawab asks MGA to marry his daughter
Dard tells us that Mir Nasir Nawab asked MGA to marry his daughter and MGA showed up to Delhi within a week (see Dard page 133).  Without any delay.  MGA was older then Mir Nasir Nawab, this was a very odd match, the underlying reason was most likely that MGA’s brother had died and lots of the family land had been given to MGA and his eldest son Mirza Sultan Ahmad, who was the family representative to the British Govt and he worked for the Govt.

MGA gets married in Nov-1884
The month wherein BA-vol-4 was published is unknown, Ahmadis will never tell, however, in November of 1884, MGA was married to Nusrat Jehan Begum (see Dard, page 133).   Mir Nasir Nawab seems to have disappeared from the scene for the next 6-7 years,  He shows up again in late-1891, MGA had already claimed to be Esa (as), and he visited Mir Nasir Nawab, who was working in Patiala at the time (see dard, page 299).

The account of Mir Nasir Nawab and the Mirza family from Seeratul-Mahdi by Mirza Bashir Ahmad

Feel free to read the entire story from Seeratul Mahdi here:

Mir Nasir Nawab opposed MGA in 1891, as MGA claimed to be the Messiah
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/10/24/mir-nasir-nawab-wrote-poetry-vs-mga-initially-1891-2-years-later-he-accepted-mgas-claims/

In 1891-1891 Mir Nasir Nawab wrote poetry vs. MGA
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/10/24/mir-nasir-nawab-wrote-poetry-vs-mga-initially-1891-2-years-later-he-accepted-mgas-claims/

At the Jalsa of 1892, Mir Nasir Nawab accepts MGA as the Promised Messiah
Dard tells us that Mir Nasir Nawab didn’t accept MGA or take his bait in 1889, nor did he accept his claims in 1891.  As he attended the Jalsa of 1892, in Qadian, he seems to have converted to Ahmadiyya and left Islam.  He had also been working with the famous Muhammad Hussain Batalvi in opposition to MGA for almost 2 years and seems to have abruptly changed his mind.  However, Mir Nasir Nawab worked with Batalvi for about 1-year in opposition to MGA and even wrote satirical poetry vs. MGA (see Dr. Basharat Ahmad, page 437, http://www.muslim.org/bookspdf/tgr1/tgr1.pdf)

September 1895, Mir Nasir Nawab accompanies MGA to see the Chola of Baba Nanak
By 1895, Mirza Nasir Nawab appears to be securely in the inner-circle of Ahmadiyya, Dard tells us that MGA and many others including Mir Nasir Nawab, travelled to see the clothing of Baba Nanak and etc.

1900-1901 and the case of the Wall
Dard tells us that Mir Nasir Nawab helped MGA in his case against his cousins.  He had helped in creating a site-plan for the property (see Dard, page 716).  He also seems to be a worker around Qadian in that era, Dard doesn’t tell us as to when he retired from Government service.

Other Ahmadi sources tell us that Mir Nasir Nawab retired from Govt. service and moved permanently to Qadian in roughly 1900-1901 (see video on alislam.org).  

MGA has a dream about Mir Nasir Nawab

1906—“”I saw in my dream that Mir Nasir Navvab had come carrying a fruit-bearing tree upon the palm of his hand and when he gave it to me, it became a large tree resembling a mulberry tree. It was very green and heavily laden with fruit and flowers. Its fruit was very sweet and, strangely enough, even its flowers were sweet. It was not an ordinary tree; it was a tree the like of which has never been seen in this world. I was eating its fruit and flowers when I woke up.  I consider that Mir Nasir Navvab means God the Helper, and the meaning of the dream is that God will help in a manner that will be extraordinary.”””

[Badr, vol. 2, no. 11, March 16, 1906, p. 2 and al-Hakam, vol. 10, no. 9, March 17, 1906, p. 1]

1907–Mir Nasir Nawab clashes with the Sadr Anjuman

1908—When MGA died…Noorudin reccomended Mir Nasir Nawab as Khalifa

1912—Mir Nasir Nawab accompanied Mirza Mahmud Ahmad for Hajj in 1912
Mahmud Ahmad tells us that in 1912, Mir Nasir Nawab met Mahmud Ahmad in Mecca as they both performed Hajj(See Truth about the Split, page 157).  Mahmud Ahmad claims that Mir Nasir Nawab was told by the Khalifa (noorudin) that it was OK to read prayers behind non-Ahmadi Imams whilst in Mecca, and all the Ahmadis did so.  However, Mahmud Ahmad only did it since it was ordered…he wasn’t sincere…hence, he re-did all of those fake prayers(See Mahmud Ahmad, truth about the split, page 157-160)

He died in Sept 1924
Per 12-7-16, Dard is the only source that gives us this data.  3 years later, his autobiography is published from Qadian, with the famous Ahmadi Scholar, Sheikh Yaqub Ali Irfani as the writer.  This is where the famous quote comes in wherein MGA seems to scream to his father-in-law that he has contracted Cholera…MGA died just a few hours later.

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad married off his daughter when she was 11-12 years old

Intro
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had 2 daughters that made it to adulthood and procreated further.  They are Mubarika Begum (born 1896, died on May 23rd, 1977) and Amtul Hafiz (born 25th January 1904, died ).  MGA was known to marry off his children before reaching the age of 12.  To our memory, none of MGA’s children made it past that age.  MGA was already receiving fake revelations to the effect that he should marry off his eldest daughter (Mubarika) to Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan, who was a rich aristocrat from the Malerkotla state.  Mubarika was only 12-13 when she married a man of 40 years.  Muhammad Ali Khan lived exclusively within MGA’s home every time he came to Qadian.  He built a separate house in Qadian after his marriage however.

MGA’s family married off his other daugther at age 11
MGA had already died in 1908.  His wife and other people must have arranged for the marriage of Amtul Hafiz (also spelled Amatul Hafeez) (the other daughter of MGA) to the other son of Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan (his son from a previous marriage), his name was Nawab Abdullah Khan.  The marriage was announced on June 7th, 1915 by Maulvi Ghulam Rasul Rajeki and announced in the Al-Hakam.  So far, we have tracked one of their daughters here: https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/21/who-is-mirza-khursheed-ahmad-another-paternal-great-grandson-of-mga/.

Amatul Hafeez and Nawab Abdullah Khan’s children
1—-Daughter—-Sahibzadi Qudsiyah Begum Sahiba, she was married to Mirza Majeed Ahmad, who was a first cousin, they  were marred in 1950.  Their eldest daughter is Nusrat Jehan who is the wife of Mirza Naseer Ahmad Tariq, grandson of Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad.  They have a son, Mirza Mahmood Ahmad, and another daughter named Durre Sameen, who is the daughter in law of Mir Mahmood Ahmad Sahib. Then there is another son named Mirza Ghulam Qadir Sahib Shaheed who was married to Amatun Nasir Sahiba, daughter of Mir Daud Sahib. He also has a fifth child, a daughter named Faiza Sahiba who is married to Syed Mudassar Ahmad Sahib, who is also a life-devotee.

They both seem to have moved to Malerkotla and lived there
At least up til 1947, it is unclear whether these 2 girls lived in Qadian or Malerkotla, they probably went back and forth quite a bit.

Links and related Essay’s
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/06/30/who-is-nawab-muhammad-ali-khan-a-chief-of-malerkotla-son-in-law-of-mirza-ghulam-ahmad/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/21/who-is-mirza-sharif-ahmad-the-son-of-mirza-ghulam-ahmad/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2016/12/08/mir-nasir-nawab-the-father-in-law-of-mirza-ghulam-ahmad/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=child+marriage

http://www.alhakam.org/1-7-june

http://www.alhakam.org/sahibzada-mirza-majeed-ahmad-sahib

https://www.alislam.org/library/book/brief-history-ahmadiyya-muslim/some-notable-personalities/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/12/03/mirza-nasir-ahmads-first-marriage-1934/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/11/30/mirza-nasir-ahmads-marriage-with-dr-tahira-in-1982-he-was-73-and-she-was-25/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/21/who-is-mirza-sharif-ahmad-the-son-of-mirza-ghulam-ahmad/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/21/who-is-mirza-khursheed-ahmad-another-paternal-great-grandson-of-mga/

 

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Who is Mirza Sharif Ahmad? The son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad



Intro

Mirza Sharif Ahmad was the youngest surviving son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.  His younger brother, Mirza Mubarak Ahmad died in 1907.  He doesn’t appear much in the history of Ahmadiyya.  He never wrote any books in support of Ahmadiyya nor he did ever deliver any speeches.  Furthermore, he doesn’t appear to have graduated from highschool and attended college either.  He doesn’t seem to have ever worked a job in his life.  He was born in 1895 (see Dard) and died on December 26, 1961.  He was the first of the 3 brothers to die after a lifetime together.  MGA claimed many revelations about Mirza Sharif Ahmad which seem to indicate that he would be a king or a Khalifa.  The editors of Ahmadiyya have made a point to make this connection ever since Mirza Masroor Ahmad was elected, since Mirza Masroor Ahmad’s grandfather is Mirza Sharif Ahmad.

1895
MGA claims that the birth of Mirza Sharif Ahmad was a divine sign and promise
“””As an answer to the nonsense of ‘Abdul-Haqq, God Almighty had vouchsafed to me a revelation, which was published in Anwarul-Islam, that He would bless me with a son. So all praise and gratitude be to Allah, that according to the prophecy a son was born to me on Dhi
Qa‘adah 27, 1312 AH, May 24, 1895 CE who was named Sharif Ahmad.””” [Last Title Page of Diya’ul-Haqq, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 9, p. 323].
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1901
At the age of 6, he seems to have completed the Quran

[Amin of Bashir Ahmad, Sharif Ahmad and Mubarakah Begum,
November 27, 1901, al-Hakam, vol. 5, no. 45, December 10, 1901, pp. 3–4]
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In 1903, Mirza Sharif Ahmad seems to have gotten plague, but survived
This story is a lie, since MGA talked about it 3-4 years after it happened

“””At a time when Qadian was afflicted with the plague my son Sharif Ahmad fell ill and appeared to be suffering from very high fever like typhoid. He lost consciousness and beat about his arms in that condition. I thought to myself that no one was immortal but if the boy died while plague was raging in Qadian, my enemies would call this fever the plague and would treat the holy revelation that had been vouchsafed to me as false:

Meaning that [Arabic] I shall safeguard from the plague all who dwell in this house.

This caused me indescribable distress. About midnight his condition deteriorated and I feared that it was not ordinary sickness but some other problem. I cannot describe the pain that I experienced from the thought that if, God forbid, the boy dies, the hard-hearted enemies would have much material to cover up the truth. In this condition I made my ablutions and stood up in Prayer and immediately I perceived that I had been put in a state of mind which is a manifest sign for the acceptance of prayer. I call God to witness, in whose hand is my life, that I had just completed about three rak‘at when I saw in a vision that the boy had recovered completely. Then the state of vision was over and I saw the boy sitting in full consciousness upon the char-pa’i [cot] and asked for water. I had completed the four rak‘at. I gave him water immediately and I put my hand on his body and found that there was no sign of temperature and his restlessness and unconsciousness had completely disappeared. He was completely healthy. I was thus bestowed fresh faith in the acceptance of prayer through witnessing this spectacle of Divine Power. [Haqiqatul-Wahi, pp. 84–85 footnote, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 22, pp. 87–88, footnote].
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15 November 1906, he marries the daughter of Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan
His wife is named Zainab.  They announced the nikah in 1906, however, the girl didn’t enter the house of Mirza Bashir Ahmad until 1909, the same time his sister, Mubarika Begum left Qadian for Malerkotla.  In this video, Ahmadis are telling us details of this marriage (at the 12:56 mark).  Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan married into MGA’s family almost exclusively.  Mirza Sharif Ahmad seems to have married a daughter of Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan from his first marriage.  His second marriage was to Mirza Sharif Ahmad’s sister, Mubarika Begum in 1908.  

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In 1907, after his brothers tragic death, Mirza Sharif Ahmad also falls sick and on his deathbed
See the 2009, online edition of Tadhkirah, pages 952-955, these revelations are claimed by Ahmadiyya sources as for Mirza Sharif Ahmad, however, in 1907, they weren’t.  It was the later editors who made this connection.

(1) [Arabic] Allah has granted him life contrary to expectation.

(2) [Arabic] Allah has appointed him as a leader contrary to expectation

(3) [Arabic] Do you not recognise the All-Powerful. (This revelation refers to his mother.)

(4) [Arabic] Your purpose will be achieved.

(5)  [Arabic] Allah is the Best Guardian and He is the Most Merciful of all who show mercy.

[Badr, vol. 6, no. 22, May 30, 1907, p. 4 and
al-Hakam, vol. 11, no. 19, May 31 1907, p. 3]
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See the 2009, online edition of Tadhkirah, page 911

January 3, 1907
The Promised Messiah[as] narrated the revelations and a dream received in the last few days:

(1)Translation: [Arabic] Soon I shall honour you in a wonderful manner and Allah has power over everything.

(2) Dream: In my dream I saw Sharif Ahmad, who was wearing a turban and there were two men standing near 
him. One of them pointing to Sharif Ahmad said:

[Urdu] Here comes the King.

The other one said:

[Urdu] He has yet to be Qadi.

The Promised Messiah[as] said: One meaning of Qadi is an arbitrator. Qadi is he who supports the truth and refutes falsehood.

[Badr, vol. 6, no. 1, 2, January 10, 1907, p. 3 and al-Hakam, vol. 11, no. 1, January 10, 1, 907, p. 1]

He is the father of Mirza Mansoor Ahmad
His full list of children is missing.  In fact, his wife is un-named also, as is his year of marriage.
Mirza Mansoor Ahmad is the father of the current Khalifa Mirza Masroor Ahmad.  Mirza Mansoor Ahmad was married to Nasira Begum, who was the eldest daughter of Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad.  Nasira Begum was born in roughly 1910.

He had a daughter named Amatul Wahid Beghum 
She was the wife of Mirza Khursheed Ahmad. She passed away on 10th April 2017.  She died at the age of 82.  (See Friday Sermon of Mirza Masroor Ahmad, dated, 4-14-2017).  She was also the maternal grand-daughter of Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan. She has been buried in Bahishti Maqbrah, Rabwah.

List of children
They had 5 children total, 3 boys and 2 girls.

Son—Mirza Mansoor Ahmad, the father of Mirza Masroor Ahmad (the current Ahmadi Khalifa)  
———————————————Grandson–Mirza Idrees Ahmad (deceased by 2018)
———————————————Grandson—the current Ahmadi Khalifa, Mirza Masroor Ahmad
———————————————Grandson–Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad
———————————————Granddaughter—Amatul Qudoos
———————————————Granddaughter–Amatul Raoof
Son–Mirza Zafar Ahmad
Son–Colonel Mirza Daud Ahmad
Daughter–Amtul Barees
Daughter–Amatul Wahid Begum–born 1935

1953
Apr 01 – Mirza Sharif Ahmad and Mirza Nasir Ahmad were arrested in Lahore during the riots. They were released on 28 May.

The Mirza Sharif Ahmad foundation
https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/mirza-sharif-ahmad-foundation

Links and related essay’s
https://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/printer-friendly-summary-2017-04-14.html

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/06/30/who-is-nawab-muhammad-ali-khan-a-chief-of-malerkotla-son-in-law-of-mirza-ghulam-ahmad/

http://www.thepersecution.org/facts/h51-60.html

https://www.alislam.org/v/1223.html

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/06/30/who-is-nawab-muhammad-ali-khan-a-chief-of-malerkotla-son-in-law-of-mirza-ghulam-ahmad/

 

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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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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 
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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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"Thou wert the pupil of my eye, which has now become 
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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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 
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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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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 

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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, 

 

Before Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad took a loan from a Hindu on interest

Intro
As we continue to dig into the life of MGA before Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya we see a pattern that has developed, i.e., that MGA was a good-for-nothing-lazy-punjabee-fraudster.  In this specific instance, we have found information which proves that MGA never had property valued at 10,000 rupees in 1879.  In fact, in those days, MGA’s brother was ruling the family dynasty, and MGA’s eldest son (Mirza Sultan Ahmad) had already been chosen to take over the family management of Qadian as soon as MGA’s brother died.  So…when MGA claimed that he would give a reward worth 10,000 rupees if anyone could refute his book, it was all hogwash.  It was all a lie.  In fact, Dard did cover up job and added the idea that MGA had property worth 10,000 in 1879 (see Life of Ahmad by Dard, page 91).  Most of this correspondance was recorded by MGA in his book Shahn-e-Haq (1887).

MGA was penniless in 1884
Even after getting money sent to him by many rich Muslims, by 1884, MGA was broke (see Dard, “Life of Ahmad”, page 134).  He had no money, he relied on his friends to send him money.  In Qadian however, MGA had no bills to pay, all he needed was money for food and transportation.

The income tax case of 1898 proves that MGA was broke in 1884
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/10/04/the-british-government-allowed-mirza-ghulam-ahmad-to-operate-tax_free/

Also see “Life of Ahmad”, Dard, page 595.  By 1898, MGA was claiming that his annual income was 7200 rupees, of which roughly 70% came from MGA’s followers.  MGA claimed to own some land, but not very much, he didn’t list his own house as property in the case, nor did he list any of his properties in Qadian.

Additional info
In Maktoobate Ahmadiyya page 36, Vol-5, Number 3 there is a letter that Mirza wrote to Munshi Rustam Ali on 9th May, 1887, that he wanted to set up a printing press at Qadian which will cost Rs. 1500/- So He shall be thankful, if loan of Rs.400. Is given to him. He says That he will arrange balance Rs. 800 or 900/. from some other place.
It proves that either Mirza was a penny less even in 1887 or he wanted to mint money from simple fellows.

Summary of the situation

When Mirza Qadiani published Ishtihar with challenge if somebody publishes satisfactory answers to his book Baraheen e Ahmadiayya he would pay a reward of Rs. 10,000/-, Pandit Lekhram said in his book Takzib e Baraheen e Ahmadiyya that announcement of cash reward of Rs10,000/- by Mirza Qadiani, was only a lie and deceit because Mirza Qadiani,s total moveable and immoveable property was not worth Rs.10,000/- at that time because all men and women Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs knew the state of insolvency and indebtedness of Mirza Qadiani.

This can also be judged from the fact that after marriage with Nusrat Jehan, Mirza remained a permanent guest of his father in law. Mir Nasir Nawab was a Draught man at Canal Irrigation Department. Wherever he was transferred and moved, he found Mirza there as an uninvited guest. Mirza spent many years at Ludhiana and Ambala Cantonment, breaking the breads at his fathers in law,s house.

In those days Mirza obtained a loan on interest from a Hindu Mahajin (a money lender) of Ambala Cantonment. After publishing and country vide sale of Baraheen e Ahmadiyya Mirza Qadiani got financially eased out a bit, he wrote two letters to this Hindu Mahajin to get his loan settled, calculate and receive the amount payable by him.

But unfortunately for him, his letters reached to the hands of Hindu Ariyas of Qadian. These ariyas, just to show the world that Mirza took loan on interest whereas usury is not allowed in Islam, published these two letters. Mirza Qadiani wrote these letters to Bishan Singh Ambalvi. The publication of these two letters, infuriated Mirza Qadiani.

Clarifying his position, in his Book Shahna e Haq page 37- 39, Mirza Qadiani writes:-

“ in this objection the factual position is only that I have wrote to a Hindu shopkeeper to settle my old accounts which was long pending and receive money and return the loan security. Although I don,t exactly remember the text yet I think somewhere i had requested him not to disclose that he has been called for the settlement of loan. So that our enemy may not do false propaganda. Yet Ariyas with few bad character peoples of Qadiani stole these letters which is a theft and a cognizable offence under the criminal laws. Actually these evil minded, tried to steal some money from the cash box of Bishan Singh in his absence and got hold of these two letters. After which these criminals in collusion with each others published these letters just for the defamation of us. Lala Bishan Singh being a gentle man did not bring the case to the court as these were business letters, publishing of which is a cognizable offence. So in my opinion a suit should be filed against this theft”.

(Quoted by Rafiq Dilawari in his book Raees e Qadian).

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