Intro In 1936, the 2nd Khalifa wined and dined at the Killarney Hotel, Karachi. This building does not exist any more as it was demolished to clear the site for the construction of the Karachi Sheraton Hotel. It was his first visit to Karachi, which he reached on 16 February 1936 (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat Karachi, Vol. 1, p. 63). Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Karachi organised a reception in Huzoor’s honour, at the Killarney Hotel on 17 February. The event was attended by many local Muslims, Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs and Christians, and various dignitaries, including the then Mayor of Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) Qazi Khuda Bakhsh, Additional Judicial Commissioner Mr Haveliwala, Mr DP Dastur, former Mayor of KMC Mr Tikamdas Wadhumal, Dr Saeed, Mr and Mrs Hatim A Alvi, Mr Hatim Tyabji barrister-at-law, Mr Muhammad Aslam barrister-at-law, famous entrepreneur Seth Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, honourary magistrate Sirdar Pratap Singh Sethi, president of the local Mahasabha Dr Hingorani, president of the local Arya Samaj Mr Ram Sahai, editor of the Daily Gazette Mr David, and editor of The Sind Observer.
We have found yet another reference which proves our point. Maktubat was published after MGA died, it is unclear as to who ordered for its publishing. We have reproduced a letter from Vol-4, which was published in roughly 1915. This letter gives us additional insight on the medicines that MGA was taking. It should also be noted that in the Al-Hakam newspaper advertisements for scottish emulsion are in every single edition.
MAKTUBAT E AHMAD VOL-4 PAGE-248 and 249
My dear brother Dr. Khalifa Rasheeduddin sb,
Assalamo Alaikum wrwb,
Rs.29/- as sent, has been received and has been distributed as desired. As advised by you, I have stopped taking “Arq e Kafoor” (Camphor extract) and started using Coco Wine and Scottish Emulsion instead. However, it is surprising to note that once I used this, next night I felt great distress at night. I felt myself very hot and wished to remove all my cloths out of body heat. I don,t know why I was feeling so hot when it was so cold and peoples were using warm clothes. I felt my pulse rate was also high. I thought i must drink that old arq e Kafoor. Then I drank it along with Arq e Khajoor. It restored my health condition and soon I got well. Rest is Ok.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
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Mirza was a fraud who made religion and the ignorance of the people a tool to churn money. He was sexually impotent and used this wine to help his sexual performance. He in association with Hakim Nooruddin had also developed a concoction known as ‘Zadjam e Ishq‘ which had 50% opium weight by weight in it apart from Silajit and burnt pearls. Continue reading “Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and Plommers wine shop”→