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Bashir Ahmad Misri, Murdered Multani were Correct about Mirza Mahmud in 1937 – Viceroy Papers

Please accept my apologies for the long title. The events of 1937 in Qadian went all the way to the Governor of the Punjab and the Governor-General (Viceroy) of India. Recently released documents by the Indian government show that:

  • Abdur Rahman Masri and Fakhruddin Multani did accuse Mirza Mahmud of moral turpitude of a sexual nature
  • Mirza Mahmud had no response but to incite violence against them up to the point that the Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur was thinking about charging him.
  • Incitement led directly to the murder of Fakhruddin Multani
  • Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur had to threaten Mirza Mahmud in order to get his tone down and renounce violence
  • Masri and Multani were guarded by police and authorities advised them to leave Qadian for their own safety
  • Section 144 (unlawful assembly) was imposed in Qadian for many days and mass prosecution under section 107 (incitement, same charge that was brought against Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) was contemplated

See this page from the original.  Other pages and complete description is at Fakhruddin Multani’s page, and Masri’s account.

Bashir Ahmad Misri’s Mubahila with Mirza Tahir Ahmad

Taken from: http://ahmedi.org/eng-articles/misrimubahila.html

1st January 1989
Al Hafiz B.A. Masri
7 Hurst Road East Molesey Surrey KT8 9AQ England
To Mr. Tahir Ahmad Mirza Amir Jamaat Ahmadiyya 16-18 Gressenhall Road London SW18 5QL England

1.Your secretary Mr. Rashid Ahmad Chaudhry, has sent me a letter (undated) by Recorded Delivery daring me on your behalf to accept your challenge of Mubahilla which you gave to the opponents of Qadianism on the 10th June 1988. This letter, along with a copy your challenge reached me on the 5th of August 1988.

2. It gives me great pleasure to accept your challenge and to avail myself of this opportunity to expose the pious fraud of Qadianism once and for all.

3. Mubahilla is a sort of ordeal by prayer in which two parties beseach Allah to establish the truth or falsity of matter under dispute. Since Mubahilla is a grave matter of utmost solemnity, it is expedient that we should settle its articles and convenants directly between the two of us instead of negotiating through our secretaries to avoid any possibility of ambiguity or incertitude in the final result of it.

4. On page 4 of your challenge you have conceded that those who accept your challenge are free to single out any one clause out of the articles you have listed. I therefore choose to accept the articles which you have written on page 2 in these words: “The second aspect of this Mubahilla concerns the utterly false accusations and the mischieveous propaganda against the Ahmadiyya community.”

5. Since my accusations are about matters of moral turpitude and sexual promiscuity of a nature which is not generally thought fit to be mentioned to ears polite, it needs to be explained as to why I feel justified and morally obliged in making these immodest accusations as issue for this ‘Mubahila’.

6. Normally no individual has a right to sit in judgement on another individual. However when a person assume a position of trust and moral responsibility he becomes personalized as an institution and forfeits his prerogative as an individual. In any civilized society, Doctors of Medicine, School Teachers, Office Bearers of Destitute Homes and Orphanges, the functionaries of all such institutions become open to moral and ethical censorship, in addition to Statutory Law. One of the reasons why religious charlatans and impostors remain unconstrained from the exploition of simple and gullible people is that the Governments of Secular States do not feel inclined to interfere in matters spiritual. It is left to society at large to regulate the affairs of their respective religious institutions and establishments.

7. My second justification is that your Qadiani clique started violating the civilized norms of sexual ethics not as individuals but as an institution in the name of Islam. Stop calling yourselves as Muslims, give yourselves any appellation as a new religion and Muslims will gladly leave you alone.

8. My accusations are not against the generality of the Qadiani community. There are many among them who believe in the Qadiani doctrines honestly and sincerely, albeit mistakenly. We do not start kicking against the people of other faiths on the grounds of doctrinal differences. It is only when their lifestyle becomes a menace to the ethical fabric of a society that people put their foot down. If there are degenerates in this world who are willing to sacrifice the honour and chastity of their womenfolk and young boys out of devotion to the religious thugs, good luck to them. However the moot point of contention arises when unsuspecting and innocent victims fall prey to such deceits. In that situation you feel justified in shouting from the roof-tops: Snake in the grass!

9. It is with this sence of moral responsibility and genuine solicitude that I accept your challenge of Mubahilla to establish whether the following accusations are true or false. MY CLAIM THAT THEY ARE TRUE IS BASED ON MY PERSONAL KNOLEDGE GAINED DURING MY LIFE IN QADIAN WHERE I WAS BORN AND BROUGHT UP UNTIL 1937, WHEN I DENOUNCED QADIANISM. THE OATH OF MUBAHILA

10. You shall declare on oath, in the words laid down below, that the under-mentioned statements made by me are false to the best of your knowledge; and I shall declare oath in the same words that they are true to the best of my knowledge:

11. “I Mirza Tahir Ahmad (Son of Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmoud Ahmad s/o Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement), the present Amir of the Qadiani section of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, declare it on oath in the name of Allah that to the best of my knowledge, the under-mentioned statements made by Al-Hafiz B-A Masri, s/o Sheikh Abdul Rahman Masri, are false and that I have no knowledge to the effect that they are true. I pray and beseech Allah that in case I am perjuring myself by willingly uttering this false evidence while on oath, I may be cursed by Allah and die within one year from the date of uttering and signing of this oath in the presence of six witnesses, three of whom shall be selected by me and three shall be selected by the said Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri.”
Signed by: six witnesses Signed by Mirza Tahir Ahmad .

12.”I, Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri (s/o Sheikh Abdul Rahman Masri), declare it on oath the name of Allah that, to the best of my knowledge, the under-mentioned statements made by me are true. I further declare it on oath in the name of Allah that Mirza Tahir Ahmad, the present Amir of the Qadiani section of the Ahmiadiyya Jamaat knows that they are true. I pray and beseech Allah that in case I am perjuring myself by wilfully uttering this false evidence while on oath, I may be cursed by Allah and die within one year from the date of uttering and signing of this oath in the presence of six witnesses three of whom shall be selected by the said Mirza Tahir Ahmad.”
Signed by: Six Witnesses Signed by Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri. THE ADJURATIONS OF MUBAHILA

13. I, Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri, give this evidence on oath in the name of Allah that: Your father, Mirza Basheer ud-din Mahmoud Ahmad (the eldest of the three sons of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad who was the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, the Second Khalifa of the Qadiani section of the Ahmadiyya Jama’at) was a debaucher, fornicator, adulterer and incestuous i.e. guilty of habitual sexual intercourse even with women of near kin who are declared by not only the Islamic Shari’ah but also by all scriptural religions as inviolable (Haram). Your paternal uncle, Mirza Basheer Ahmad ( the second of the three sons of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) was a homosexual with a great sexual propensity for young boys. Your paternal uncle, Mirza Shareef Ahmad (the third of the three sons of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) was a homosexual with a great propensity for your boys. Your elder brother, Mirza Nasir (s/o Mirza Basheer- ud-Din Mahamoud Ahmad, grandson of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and the third Khalifa) was a fornicator and homosexual. Your maternal grand-uncle, Mir Muhammad Ishaque (brother of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s wife) held an oligarchial and celebrated position in the Qadiani community and was honoured with the title of Muhaddith, i.e. authority on Hadith (Sunnah and Tradition). He was a homosexual. As the man-in-charge of the orphanage in Qadian, the young orphan boys were helplessly at the mercy of his perversions.

14. I could go on listing many more names of people who held very high positions in the Qadiani Establishment, using their prestige and power to gratify their sensuous and perverted desires free of moral censure. However the real reason for writing these sordid details, even though it is an obscene subject, is to refute your assertion that the accusations are utterly false” and a “mischievous propaganda” against the “Ahmadies” while you know fully well that they are true.

15. As it is, I have confined the list of people in the above accusation to the Mirza family only in order not to confiuse the issue and thus to leave any loop-hole in it for to wriggle out of this Mubahila. Even within the Mirza family, I have left out many names of the second and the third generations for the same reason. The main reason for not including women of this family in this list is out of comassion. Although some of them have played a very active and willing role in this abomination and fraud, I consider them by and large as being the victims rather than the cluprits. Most of them had no choice and deserve pity.

16. The circumscription of the period of Mubahila to one year is meant to achieve definitive verdict of Allah. Leaving it open to generalities and to an unspecified period as you have done in your challenge, would leave the outcome of the Mubahila inconclusive. However, I am open to suggestions by you for any alteration in the span of time.

17. In case you try to seek shelter under the plea that you cannot vouch under oath for the good or bad moral conduct of those who are dead, I would point out that you have already agreed in principle to do so, on page 8 of your challenge in these words: “Since the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement is no longer in this world and it is neccessary that there should be a party to represent him, I and the Ahmadiyya community declare it with all our hearts and without any scruples that we accept this challenge of Mubahilla on his dehalf.”

18. If you are prepared to accept the challenge of Mubahilla on behalf of your dead grandfather, there is no earthly reason why you should not be able to accept a similar Mubahilla on behalf of your dead father, dead uncles and dead brother.

19. Apart from this the moot point at issue on which I am accepting your challenge of Mubahilla is not that you should represent your ancestors mentioned in paragraph 13. Your are being put on oath to vouch for yourself whether or not it is within your knowledge that your ancestors named in that paragraph were morally depraved and sexual debauchees. The reson why it has become necessary to drag these obscenities into the open is to prove that you as the head of a so-called religious denomination, know all these facts to be true and yet you are hypocritically misleading your followers and others and perpetuating the fraud of Qadianism in the name of Islam.

20. I hope you will appreciate that, by accepting your challenge of Mubahillah. I am giving you a unique chance of proving once and for all that my accusations are false. What you have to do is simply to declare on oath, in the words prescribed above in paragraph 11, that you have no knowledge that my above-stated accusations in paragraph 13 are true. I assertively insist that you know without a shadow of doubt that my accusations are true, so much so that on my part I am prepared unhesitatingly to stake not only my cerdibility but my life as well on it. More than that I am prepared to lay myself open to the eternal curse of Allah on myself, in case I am wrong or uttering a falsehood.

21. Mr Tahir Ahmad! Let us take our case to the Court of Allah, the Supreme Judge of the Universe and leave it to him to adjudge between us.
Signed: B.A. Masri. Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri.
P.S. Since there are millions of Muslims who do not know Urdu,I would request you to do all your correspondence on this subject in English, which can be translated later into Urde, Arabic and other languages.
B.A. Masri.
BY REGISTERED POST To Mr. Tahir Ahmad Mirza Amir Jama’at Ahmadiyya 16-18 Gressenhall Road London SW18 5QL England.

A REMINDER It is noted that you have neglected to respond to my letter, accepting your challenge of Mubahilla. This was mailed to you by registered post on the 18th August 1988, and two months later there is still no reply from you. In case I do not receive a reply from you within two weeks, I shall have to make it known to the Muslim world that your challenge of Mubahilah was nothing more than a cheap con game and a confidence trick at which you people have become quite adept.
I would like to make this point clear that, until the oath of Mubahila has been pronounced and Allah’s Judgement has been invoked solemnly by both the parties, the Mubahilah does not become operative. I have to request you, in your own interest, not to try to have me killed, as your predecessors used to do when cornered in similar circumstances. Otherwise the consequences for you and your minions would be extremely disastrous.
The whole Muslim world has come to know what kind of people you are. They are getting fed up with your Qadiani fraud in the name of Islam and are not prepared to put up with it any longer. I am still hoping against hope that you would tell me when and how you would like both of us take the oath of Mubahila.

Signed: Al Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri.

 

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and Satanic Inspirations?

Intro
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad seems to have been silent on the famous incident of the “satanic verses”, which constitute Chapter 53, verses 19-26 (see Tafsir Ibn Kathir).  MGA seems to have never commented on this entire incident, which is strange since Sir William Muir brought them to the table for discussion as he worked in British India, most of his works on Islam were published from 1858-1890.  Nevertheless, MGA and his team were totally silent on these verses and thus avoided the entire conflict up til 1917 and after the split.

The Satanic Verses incident, known as qissat al-gharaniq (Story of the Cranes), is the name given to the occasion on which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad is said to have mistaken the words of “satanic suggestion” for divine revelation.[1] Narratives involving the alleged verses (or verse) can be read in, among other places, the biographies of Muhammad by al-WāqidīIbn Sa’d (who was a scribe of Waqidi) and Ibn Ishaq (as reconstructed by Alfred Guillaume),[2] as well as the tafsir of al-Tabarī.

The majority of Muslim scholars have rejected the historicity of the incident on the basis of the theological doctrine of ‘isma (prophetic infallibility i.e., divine protection of Muhammad from mistakes) and their weak isnads (chains of transmission).[1][3][4] Orientalist scholars on the other hand have largely accepted the historicity, citing the implausibility of early Muslim biographers “fabricating a story so unflattering about their prophet” as one of various reasons.[5][6]

The first use of the expression ‘Satanic Verses’ is attributed to Sir William Muir (1858)

What did MGA write about Satanic inspirations? 
From 1880 to Nov. 1901, MGA did not claim prophethood, he only claimed to be a metaphorical prophet.  He claimed to be a muhadas, a mujadid, and the messiah and Mahdi.  However, these titles opened up MGA to making mistakes in his revelations and etc.  In fact, when MGA’s son Bashir-1 died (1888), MGA claimed to have made an error in interpretation, he called this normal, he blamed all the prophets before him and accused them of making huge mistakes in interpreting revelations and etc.

MGA commented on Satanic inspirations of prophets in 1898, not the satanic verses specifically
See “The need for the Imam” pages, 27-30 :

“””””Let it be remembered that the soothsayers who were found in large numbers in Arabia before the advent of the Holy Prophetsa, frequently experienced satanic inspirations, on the basis of which they sometimes made prophecies. Curiously enough, some of their prophecies turned out to be true. Islamic literature is replete with such stories. Anyone, therefore, who
denies satanic inspiration, denies all the teachings of the Prophetsas as well as the very institution of Prophethood. It is recorded in the Bible that once four hundred prophets experienced a satanic inspiration and prophesied the victory of a king, having been fooled
by a lying spirit.  But the king was killed in disgrace in the same battle, and his army suffered a great defeat.  But there was one Prophet who had received a revelation through Gabriel, and had predicted beforehand that the king would be killed, dogs would eat his corpse and it would be a great defeat. This prophecy came to pass, but the prediction of four hundred prophets turned out to be wrong.

Now, when satanic inspirations are so frequent, one will naturally doubt the credibility of all revelations. No revelation would seem to be reliable in view of the possibility that it might be of satanic origin. More so, when the same thing happened to a great Prophet like Jesusas.  This seriously undermines the credibility of the recipients of revelation. Is revelation then a kind of ordeal?  The answer to this question is that this is no occasion to lose heart, for it is the Divine Law that in this world everything valuable and precious is accompanied by adulterations. Look! there are pearls that are recovered from rivers and then there are cheap pearls which people
make artificially and sell. Now the trade of genuine pearls cannot be stopped just because there are imitation pearls also, for the jewellers whom God Almighty has endowed with insight, recognize at a single glance the genuine pearl from the fake one. Hence, the jeweller of the pearls of revelation is the Imam of the age. By keeping his company, a person can readily distinguish between the real and the artificial. O mystics! O victims of this alchemy! tread this path with care and remember that true revelation, which is purely from God Almighty, is accompanied by the following signs: 1. It is experienced in a state when the fire of anguish
melts a man’s heart and it flows towards God Almighty like limpid water. “””””

What bible verses was MGA referring to?
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%2022%3A6-23&version=NIV&fbclid=IwAR3Lii9oUkVBUom_jr0KtE5udNv3aqLQ2SkCx_SufPwZupFg_3H64-5Orqw

Why was MGA accusing prophets of having satanic inspirations and lying?
MGA was trying to make a parallel, in Judaism, prophets were so many that thousands were living at one time, and included prophets of false gods like Baal. Think of the like ‘sadhu’ people. Most of them were sycophants to the king and were like fortune-tellers. Hence the saying that ‘ulama of my ummah will be like prophets of Israel.  MGA was calling himself as a similar prophet.  However, in 1898, MGA hadn’t claimed prophethood as of yet, that was 3 years later.

Tafsir ibn Kathir on 53:19-26
Tafsir Ibn Kathir rejects the story of the satanic inspirations, and that these verses were later on changed.

Muhammad Ali in 1917
As we all know, this famous english commentary of the Quran was published by the Lahori-Ahmadi’s.  Muhammad Ali totally rejected the work from Tabari and Wakidi on this topic, thus he avoided the entire controversy, this seems to be the first Ahmadi response on this topic ever.

Links and related Essays

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Satanic_Verses

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Muir

http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1692&Itemid=109

http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1691&Itemid=109

https://www.alislam.org/library/books/TheNeedForTheImam.pdf

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The Mirza family see’s Independent and working women as a curse

Intro
This entire entry is taken from a REDDIT FORUM.

The full entry

A belated Happy International Women’s Day to everyone!

A few years ago when I still considered myself to be an Ahmadi Muslim (albeit one who was struggling with certain aspects of my faith) I remember listening to a speech that Mirza Masroor Ahmad was giving to the Lajna. It may have been at a jalsa or an ijtema, I can’t remember now which, but what I do remember very clearly is that he was quite negative about women who worked, particularly because of the impact that he felt it had on the tarbeeyat of children. I knew many women who were present that day who were highly educated and very successful in their careers. Some of these women were also doing a great job alongside their husbands of raising wonderful children. I wondered if this speech had made them secretly feel upset or at the very least a little bit uneasy. I never found out how they felt because I knew that if Huzoor had said something it could not be questioned in any way.

The dichotomy between the Jamat’s internal and external messaging on women having careers is something that I have felt strongly about for a long time. I grew up in a family in which thankfully female education and employment was encouraged and in some ways it was comforting to see the Jamat slowly beginning to espouse the same sort of attitude (to outsiders at least). They were proud to proclaim that their women weren’t stereotypical oppressed Muslim women (“we have female doctors, lawyers, teachers etc”) and they would put working women before external non Ahmadi guests to try to reinforce this image.

On the other hand I would sit in lajna meetings which were closed to outsiders and hear women (such as my local sadr lajna) say things like – “Women have a right to get an education but they should only get a basic one which will help them with teaching their children. In the end our primary role is to cook, clean and look after children” or “Our rishta nata problems are caused by girls being over educated and working, if it weren’t for that they would be less fussy and would get married quickly” or “Women should only use their education to serve the Jamat, not to have ‘worldly’ jobs”. The basic premise was always that education was acceptable, but too much education and any sort of ambition to make use that education outside the narrow confines of the Jamat was overstepping the mark. I can’t begin to describe how disheartened these sorts of comments made me feel. At times like this I felt like all my hard work, education and achievements amounted to nothing.

Although it bothered me a great deal I never really felt comfortable writing about this because I didn’t have any references for the speech that Mirza Masroor Ahmad had given and I knew that the things that had been said to me could simply be put down to “cultural attitudes” and not religion.

In fact these very same sentiments can be found in a book by Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad. In Anwar Ul Uloom, he laments the trend that he observes of women seeking employment and describes it as a curse of western culture. Below is a translated excerpt as well as a link to the screenshot of the Urdu text.

”Many girls are studying just for earning and employment, although the work of a woman is not employment. This trend of employment of women is one reminiscence from the cursed reminiscences of Western culture. Islam has placed the responsibility of providing income on men. Thus, rather than spending their time in some other way, righteous women should spend their time in the protection and guardianship of men, and in the absence of men when they  are out earning a living, they should, with the help of Allah Almighty, safeguard those  trusts  that  have  been  entrusted to them, as in, they should turn their attention to matters of homemaking, train the children, keep the morals of the home and neighborhood right, etc.”

(Anwarul ‘Ulum, vol. 13, p. 94; Meri Sarah, p.23) https://imgur.com/a/JSoRDb7 https://www.alislam.org/urdu/au/AU13-8.pdf

We live in a time now where female participation in the workforce is valued and its benefits are generally accepted. We don’t think that women are deficient in intelligence, in fact we accept that they are as capable as men and we encourage them to make use of their skills and abilities in order to seek personal fulfilment. We don’t believe that women should be subjected to physical disciplining by men, in fact we believe that women should have financial independence so that they are able to walk away from violence and abuse and take control of their own lives if necessary. We are accepting of all sorts of drivers and motivations for working, whether it is done out of necessity or simply a desire to contribute to the household income and improve the family’s standard of living. We are also increasingly recognising the importance of work life balance/ flexibility for parents in the workplace and encouraging men to take on a greater role in household and childcare responsibilities. In this last respect things are by no means perfect but mainstream society recognises that whilst we have come a long way there is still more that needs to be done and it is working on this (without suggesting that the solution is to exclude women from the workplace and confine them to their homes).

I am happy to acknowledge that there is some semblance of a progressive attitude in the Ahmadiyya Jamat. At the awards ceremonies during jalsa salanas there are indeed many Ahmadi woman who are excelling in their fields and their achievements are celebrated. I hope things continue to head in that direction and that female empowerment is something that the Ahmadiyya Jamat genuinely supports rather than something which lip service is paid to for the sake of appealing to outsiders. The idea that it is all for show might seem very cynical but when the Khalifa is clearly so opposed to women working, is it really wrong to question whether the Jamat is genuinely supportive of it?

I feel that it is important to highlight the fact that there are contradictions in the Jamat’s narrative. Personally I found these contradictions impossible to ignore and I am still curious to know how Ahmadi women do this. It does concern me that people who hold regressive attitudes have the backing of the Khalifas and this could be used at any point to impose traditional gender roles with even more vigour and curtail the ability of Ahmadi women to work. My guess is that most Ahmadis aren’t aware that Khalifa II has described the phenomenon of women working as a ‘western curse’ and even if they were made aware of it, as with many other unsavoury aspects of Islam/Ahmadiyyat they would either deny it or invent flimsy justifications for why such things were said. Despite that for those who are willing to reflect on this with honesty I wanted to put my thoughts on this out there.

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The origins of the deceptive Ahmadiyya tabligh tactics

Intro
Most Ahmadi’s are urged to do tabligh and are brainwashed to live this type of lifestyle.  About 10% of Ahmadi’s become fanatical in this regard.  We have the story of an Ahmadi, Abdul Hameed, who was the nephew of an Ahmadi mullah, Maulvi Burhan-uddin and was sent to Dr. Clarke as an undercover-Ahmadi-assassin (Summer of 1897).  Ahmadiyya sources tell us that this Abdul Hameed eventually became an Ahmadi, which proves that he was an Ahmadi all along and was simply carrying out the orders of MGA.  Just before Abdul Hameed, Lekh Ram was brutally murdered and an Ahmadi doctor (MIrza Yacub Baig) watched him die on his emergency room table at the Mayo Hospital.

Nevertheless, we have a story from Seeratul Mahdi, wherein MGA directed Ahmadi’s to pretend to be Non-Ahmadi’s and thus create a show and scene at a certain village, the plan eventually backfired.  The story is posted.

Seeratul Mahdi Vol-3 page 803-804

“””Mirza Bashir Ahmed writes : “Dr. Mir Muhammad Ismail stated to him that in 1897-98, a few Ahmadi’s from a village near Qadian, came to attend Jalsa Salana and related that some non -ahmadis of their village were very arrogant and do not listen to Ahmadi’s and also do not believe in Hazrat Masih Moud (MGAQ) rather they call him with bad names.

One blind Hafiz namely Muhammad Hussain resident of Dunga district Gujarat, hit upon a plan with them whereby he said he would visit their village and pose himself to be a non ahmadi and would challenge the ahmadis of that village. He would have a fake and preplanned debate with them and he would then loose the debate in the end. In this way non ahmadis would get convinced and would come to their side.

After a couple of days, the blind Hafiz reached the village, stayed at a Muslim Mosjid and threw a challenge of debate to ahmadi /Qadianis of that village.

As per plan, ahmadis came forward and started to debate. After some time the Blind Hafiz, who was actually a disguised Qadiani himself, surrendered and said to muslims that the argument of ahmadis is so strong that he can not continue the debate anymore. However, Muslims got suspicious of him and came to believe that this is a fake debate and that Blind Hafiz was playing trick with them so they start beating the blind Hafiz for his deception. Blind Hafiz had to take refuge in the house of one of the Qadianis of the village to save his life.

The issue came to the knowledge of MGAQ who felt sad to know of this and said they may not be doing like this in future.””””

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/12/30/who-is-abdul-hameed/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/12/17/lekh-rams-murder-the-details-aryasamaj-lekhram/

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In 1935, the Ahmadiyya Khalifa lashed out at Jamia students and even called them pigs

Intro
The 1930’s were a rough time for the Ahmadiyya Khalifa Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad.
In 1935, the Khalifa was in court for some serious allegations.  Just a year earlier (1934), the Khalifa had a huge beef with the famous Allama Iqbal and other Muslim leaders in the Punjab.  The Ahmadiyya beef with the Ahrar was at its height in this era also.  What we present in the below is from Khutbatay Mahmoud pages 36 & Page 37 (1935), the Khalifa is lashing out in true “village-desi-style”, he admonishes them in this customary fashion.  This was from the first few batches of Ahmadiyya clerics.  We are not sure who were the students at this point.  The Khalifa was also accused of raping young boys in this era.  Interestingly enough, in the early 1950’s, the same Khalifa made some American people into Murrabi’s even though they failed the topic of Arabic at the Jamia in Rabwah.  In urdu, the Ahmadiyya Khalifa had the audacity to say:  “Jaise Gande Cheethre ko ghar se phaink dete hain”, meaning if any Ahmadi refuses to join Majlis Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya they should thrown away like a dirty thing that is always thrown out of a house.  There are many more references where he ordered “not to even say Salam” to anyone who questions ahmadiyyat.  Just think if he was so harsh against those who only declined to be a member of Khudame ahmadiya, how harsh would he be against those who questioned ahmadiyya.  We have added an additional reference from 1946 at the very end.  The only Ahmadi mullah that we can think of who may have been present in 1946 is Bashir Ahmad Orchard.  

Summary of these scans
The Khalifa was cursing his own students from “Jamia Ahmadiyya” in 1935 of for not having knowledge of the world and do not read newspapers to know the International Scenarios and

—“just want to do tableegh”
—-and compared them to “Pigs that just wanted to do work”
—-“they just want to do tableegh” but
—-“do not know how to do work”
—- “without brains and without comparative analysis ”
—–“from all four sides of the corners their brains are closed”
—–He says He has not seen them “proactive ” and
—-“they just remember a few arguments like the “death of jesus” and “few ayahs of prophet-hood “.
—He says that this is the reason that  “Jammat has not progressed.  He says such students are being prepared by jamia”

Urdu Transliteration
—-“Jaise Gande Cheethre ko ghar se phaink dete hain”

Scans

1946, Kutbatay Mahmoud Page 580 
“””” There is no pain of Islam in your heart, if there was a pain of Islam in your heart, it would not be your condition, after three years, your eye get open, and (one use to ) say that ” there is no attention to our area. Your condition is as if a soldier was coming from the war, and it was very early in the way, he heard (some one) called out to him, listen to us,He (soldier) have to cover a lot of distance, and he sees that two persons are lying down . On the Ber (indian plum ) is on the chest of one person , so he says to the Soldier , ” Put this ber in my mouth. The soldier gets very angry to hear (that request) that you have ruined my so much time for the work of this useless thing (which you could had done easily ) . Why is it so that you can’t put a ber with your chest even in the face on your mouth ?

After listening to this, the other person says, ” Sir, what do you talk to him, he is so cheap, that yesterday all night a dog was licking my mouth, but he was not so much to be able to get up to this dog and run the dog away by saying him “hussshhhh”.”””

The scan from the 1946 reference


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Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and the Splitting of the Moon incident of Muhammad

Intro
MGA copied Sir Syed’s entire playbook when it came to denying miracles and the unlimited abilities of Allah.  It was Sir Syed who first wrote that Esa (as) was dead and never returning, he also wrote that the concept of the “Mahdi” was totally false and nothing more than Muslims exaggerating about their greatness.  Ahmadi’s are known to waffle on this subject and many more.  Normally, Ahmadi’s reject all miracles and give them a “rational-explanation”, totally downgrading their status as miracles.  MGA had the famous incident of the red drops appearing out of thin air, this was boasted by MGA as a total miracle with divine help.  However, this was in the 1886 era and MGA hadn’t totally rejected miracles as of yet.  In fact, in 1886, in MGA’s book, “Surma chashma Arya”, MGA defended the physicality of the splitting of the moon by saying that all the laws of Allah are unknown, this was another written debate that MGA had, the very first argument made by the hindus was the falsity of the splitting of the moon argument, MGA defended the common Muslim position, which was that it was a physical miracle, he did the same in terms of the miraculous Birth of Jesus also, he also defended the fire-incident that was related about Abraham, MGA also called that a physical miracle.  MGA waited til 1891, then, he rejected the physicality of the Miraaj, and many other miracles that were divinely ordained.  In terms of the splitting of the moon, it comes from the Quran, Chapter 54:1-2.  It is also mentioned in many Sahih hadiths.  In 1892, in Ainah Kamalate Islam, MGA again concurred that Muhammad (saw) did in fact pray for miracles and had many, the splitting of the moon is mentioned, however, at this juncture, MGA and his team didn’t go into detail, they also mentioned how Muhammad (saw) was able to feed many and hydrate many from a simple cup or bucket (see the reference in the below).  It seems that MGA was publicly lying, he rejected all miracles, however, in 1892, he was paying lip service, just like he did on the topic of prophethood.  In Malfuzat, Volume-1, MGA is recorded 4-5 times confirming that the splitting of the moon and other miracles were physical, just not understood by humans yet, MGA even admonished people who counter-argued that this miracle was simply a type of Lunar Eclipse (see page 137). After MGA died, in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya Volume-5, MGA’s team of writers dismissed the physicality of the splitting of the moon and called it a type of lunar eclipse.

1886, Surmah Chasma Aryah
In this book of MGA, he discusses the splitting of the moon, see pages 14-17.  For a better reference, see the ROR of February 2006:

“”””We wish to point out that the miracle of the splitting of the moon is not an event that the Muslims put forth as proof of the truth of Islam and as a principal argument in support of the truth of the Holy Qur’an. Out of thousands of internal and external miracles and signs, this was also a natural sign which is supported by historical proof. If overlooking clear proofs we are to suppose that this miracle has not been established, and if we are to interpret the relevant verse of the Holy Quran as the Christians or the followers of nature, or those who repudiate external events interpret it it would do no harm to Islam.  The truth is that the Word of God has wholly relieved the Muslims of the need of relying upon other miracles. It is not only a miracle in itself, but on account of its blessings and lights, it produces m i r a c l e s .

The Holy Qur’an comprises in itself such perfect qualities that it is in no need of extraordinary
miracles. The presence of external miracles adds nothing to it and their absence would disclose no defect in it. The beauty of the Qur’an is not decked out with the ornaments of external miracles. It comprises in itself thousands of strange and wonderful miracles
which can be witnessed by the people of every age. It is not necessary to refer only to the past.
The Qur’an is such a beautiful beloved that everything derives ornamentation from it and it is not dependent upon anything else for its own ornamentation.

Those who object to the miracle of the splitting of the moon have only one instrument to make, and even that a broken one, that the splitting of the moon is contrary to the law of nature. The
followers of the law of nature contend that it is obvious that so far as a man can find by the
exercise of his reason there is nothing apart from nature in the law of nature, that is to say, the
observation of the universe indicates that everything material and non-material by which we are
surrounded is part of a wonderful system for its existence and continuance and for its eff e c t .
This system is inherent in everything and never departs from anything. Whatever nature has designed will happen without fail in the same way.

We accept all that, but does it prove that Divine methods are their law are limited to that which
is our observation and experience no more? To believe that Divine Power is unlimited is of the
essence of the Divine system; it ensures that the door of intellectual progress should always remain open. Then what a mistake it is to put forward the proposition that whatever is beyond our understanding or observation is outside the law of nature! When we confess that the laws of nature are unending and unlimited, it should be our attitude that we should not reject every new thing because it is beyond our reason. We should assess the matter on its proof or lack of proof. If it is proved we should enter it in the list of the laws of nature, and if it is not proved we should confine ourselves to affirming that it is not proved. We would not be entitled to say that it is outside the law of nature. To hold anything as being beyond the law of nature, it is necessary that we should encompass all Divine laws which are eternal as within a circle and our intellect should fully comprehend all that God’s Power has revealed from the beginning up to now and that He will reveal through Eternity….

We believe that the Powers ofGod Almighty are unlimited, then it would be madness to hope to
encompass all His Powers. For if they can be confined within the measure of our observation, then how would they be unlimited and unending? In such case, we are not only confronted with the difficulty that our finite and incomplete experience should comprehend all the Powers of the
Eternal God, but there would arise a much greater difficulty that by limiting His Powers He Himself would also be limited and we would be affirming that we have discovered all the reality of God Almighty and that we have arrived at its depth and bottom.  Such an assumption would be
disrespectful and destructive of faith and would amount to a total denial of God. (Surmah Chashm Arya, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 2, pp. 60-65).  

1886
Surmah Chashma Arya is nothing more than the written debate that MGA had with Murlinder at his own house in Qadian with some Hindus.  The Hindus attacked the miracle of the splitting of the moon and MGA defended the orthodox Islamic position.  MGA never changed this belief until he died.  After MGA died, it was downgraded as a lunar eclipse of sorts (see BA5).

1890
“””Let it be known that the miracles of Prophets are of two kinds: (1) Those that are purely heavenly phenomena, in which human design and reason play no part, such as the miracle of the splitting of the moon, a miracle of our lord and master, the Holy Prophetsa. God manifested this miracle through His infinite power to manifest the majesty of His true and perfect Prophetsa. (2) Miracles of wisdom. These are manifested with the help of the extraordinary wisdom that only comes from Divine revelation. An example of this is the miracle of Solomon referred to in the verse

A palace paved smooth with slabs of glass.—Al-Naml, 27:45

which was witnessed by Queen Sheba and she was consequently blessed with faith.”””
[Izala-e-Auham, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, pp. 253-254, footnote](See Also Essence of Islam, Vol. 5, page 32).  

1891-1892
In MGA’s book, “Three Questions by a Christian and their Answers”, he again confirms that the splitting of the moon which was referred to in 54: 1-3, really happened, MGA even refers his readers to his book, Surma Chashma Arya (See pages 30-34).

 

1892, MGA comments on the miracle of the splitting of the moon
“”””When a person arrives at this exalted stage of meeting with God, he sometimes performs acts which appear to be beyond human power and have the colour of Divine Power. For instance, during the battle of Badr, the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] threw a handful of gravel at the opposing force not accompanied by any prayer, but with his own spiritual power, which affected the opposing force in such an extraordinary manner that everyone’s eyes were struck by the gravel and they were rendered sightless and began to run around in confusion and helplessness. This miracle is referred to in the verse:

al-Anfal, 8:18

When you threw the handful of pebbles, it was not you who did throw, but it was Allah Who threw;

Meaning that it was Divine Power that was working behind the scene and it did that which was not within human power. 

In the same way, another miracle of the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] which was the splitting of the moon, was displayed by Divine Power. It was not accompanied by any prayer as it happened merely by his pointing at the moon with his finger which was filled with Divine power. There are many other miracles which the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] worked purely with his power and which were not accompanied by any prayer. On many occasions, he multiplied water so much by dipping his fingers into a cup of water that the whole host and their camels and horses drank of it and yet the original quantity of the water was not diminished. On many occasions, by putting his hand upon three or four loaves of bread, he satisfied the hunger of thousands. On some occasions, he blessed a small quantity of milk with his lips and a company of people drank from it and were filled. On some
occasions, by adding his saliva into a well of brackish water, he rendered it sweet. On some occasions, he healed severely wounded people of their injuries by placing his hands upon them. On some occasions, he replaced the eyeballs of people which had fallen out in consequence of some injury received in battle and healed them with the blessings of his hand. In this way, he did many other things by his personal power behind which worked Divine Power.

If the Brahmus and the philosophers and the followers of nature of today refuse to accept these miracles, they are to be excused for they cannot recognize the station at which a human being is endowed with Divine power by way of reflection. If they laugh at these things they are also to be excused for they have not progressed beyond their childish condition and have not reached any degree of spiritual maturity. Their condition is far from perfect and they are happy that they should die in that imperfect condition.

But one pities the Christians, who having heard of some similar, but of a lower degree of, events in the life of Jesus, put them forward as an argument in support of the divinity of Jesus and allege that the reviving of the dead by Jesus and the healing of paralytics and lepers by him was by his own power and not by any prayer, and that this is proof that he was truly the son of God and even God himself. It is a pity that they are unaware that if a human being could become God by performing such exploits then our lord and master, the Holy Prophet
[peace and blessings of Allah be on him] was much more entitled to such divinity for he performed mightier miracles than were displayed by Jesus. Not only did the Holy Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be on him] work these extraordinary miracles himself, but left a legacy of a long series of them among his followers till the Day of Judgement, which has been in evidence always in all ages and will continue to be in evidence till the end of the world. The impress of Divine power which has been experienced by holy souls among the Muslims is difficult to match from among other people. Then what folly is it to believe in someone as God or as the son of God, on account of these extraordinary events. If a man can become God by performing such exploits, there would be no end to the number of gods!”””
[A’ina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 5, pp. 65-67] 
(via Essence of Islam, Vol. 1, pages 274-276)

 

1891-1899, Malfuzat, vol. 1, p. 72, Via Essence of Islam, Vol. 5, page 28
Remember, Malfuzat wasn’t published until the 1960’s.  This seems to be from a portion of the book which represents 1891-1899.

“””The truth of the matter is that God Almighty does not do anything against the laws of nature. What He does is that He creates the causes, whether we know of them or not, and these are always present. Hence, miracles, such as splitting of the moon and

Turn cold, O Fire, and be a source of peace.—Al-Anbiya’, 21:70. (This verse refers to the miracle whereby the fire became cold when Abrahamas was thrown into it.)

are also no exceptions. Rather, they too resulted from some very subtle and hidden means,
and were based on true and factual science. Shortsighted people and those who are enamoured of dark philosophy cannot comprehend these things.””””

1904, in Maulvi Noorudin’s famous self biography entitled, Nur ud Din
On page 146 of this book, as quoted and translated by Zafrullah Khan, Noorudin wrote that he never believed that the fire mentioned in 21:70 was simply the fire of opposition.  However, MGA seems to have disagreed and still believed it to be a physical phenomenon.

Oct. 1908, Braheen e Ahmadiyya vol. 5 (BA5)
In BA5, MGA and his team of writers calls the splitting of the moon as a type of lunar eclipse (see pages 106-107).  Thus, after MGA died, the editing work began.

1917, Muhammad Ali denies the physicality of the splitting of the moon
In Muhammad Ali’s famous 1917 edition of this Commentary on the Quran, he opines that this event was really a lunar eclipse of sorts, thus copying the answer from BA5.

1920, Mirza Bashir Ahmad’s biography on the life of Muhammad
In this era, Mirza Bashir Ahmad seems to have been co-editing the ROR.  In the Urdu version of the ROR, he began writing a biography of Muhammad under the title, ‘Our Master”.  When he reached the topic of the splitting of the moon, he totally rejected the physicality of it and claimed it simply appeared as such to those Muslims and non-Muslims who saw it (see page 233-237).  This book was translated into english via the English ROR of 2010 and then published as a book.

The 5-volume commentary of the Quran
The Qadiani branch claims that it was only meant to appear as split, it was never physically split (see page 2523).

Muhammad Ali and the Lahori branch denied the physicality of the splitting of the moon in 1917
In Muhammad Ali’s famous commentary of 1917, he totally denied the physicality of the splitting of the moon (see 54:1-3).

Zamakhshari
Al-Zamakhshari, a commentator of the Qur’an, acknowledged the splitting of the moon as one of Muhammad’s miracles. But he also suggested that the splitting might take place only on the day of judgment.[4]

Ibn Kathir

The classical commentator Ibn Kathir provides a list of the early traditions mentioning the incident: A tradition transmitted on the authority of Anas bin Malik states that Muhammad split the moon after the pagan Meccans asked for a miracle. Another tradition from Malik transmitted through other chains of narrations, mentions that the mount Nur was visible between the two parts of the moon (Mount Nur is located in Hijaz. Muslims believe that Muhammad received his first revelations from God in a cave on this mountain, Cave Hira’). A tradition narrated on the authority of Jubayr ibn Mut’im with a single chain of transmission says that the two parts of the moon stood on two mountains. This tradition further states that the Meccan responded by saying “Muhammad has taken us by his magic… If he was able to take us by magic, he will not be able to do so with all people.” Traditions transmitted on the authority of Ibn Abbas briefly mention the incident and do not provide much details.[2] Traditions transmitted on the authority of Abdullah bin Masud describe the incident as follows:[2][11]

We were along with God’s Messenger at Mina, that moon was split up into two. One of its parts was behind the mountain and the other one was on this side of the mountain. God’s Messenger said to us: Bear witness to this 039:6725

The narrative was used by some later Muslims to convince others of the prophethood of Muhammad. Annemarie Schimmel for example quotes the following from Muslim scholar Qadi Iyad who worked in the 12th century:[6]

It has not been said of any people on the earth that the moon was observed that night such that it could be stated that it was not split. Even if this had been reported from many different places, so that one would have to exclude the possibility that all agreed upon a lie, yet, we would not accept this as proof to the contrary, for the moon is not seen in the same way by different people… An eclipse is visible in one country but not in the other one; in one place it is total, in the other one only partial.

 

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“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq: Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in the United States of America”

Intro
This entire entry was taken from the Ahmadiyya website.  It is about the life and times of Mufti Muhammad Sadiq.

The data

“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq: Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in the United States of America”

 

By Dhost Muhammad Shahid, Historian of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

 

 

Khalifatul Masih II, the second successor to the Promised Mes­siah, said:

“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq sahib is also a very loyal devotee who has ren­dered innumerable services to Ahmadiyyat. He was very dear to the Promised Messiah and was consid­ered among the elect servants of Allah. God Almighty also blessed him with the op­portunity to propagate Islam during this period.” (Al-Fazl, July 24, 1924)

Family

 

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq was a highly noble and godly personality in Ahmadiyyat. He was a descendent of Uthman, son of Affan, the third successor of the Holy Prophet. His ancestors migrated from Arabia to Iran and then reached Punjab [India] during the reign of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi and settled in Multan and Pakpatan and served as qazis (judges) under the then Government. During the reformation reign of Aurangzeb, a religious scholar of his family was appointed mufti (scholar) in the ancient city of Bhera in Northern Punjab and consequently the family came to settle there.

His father, Mufti Inayatullah, had passed away before Mirza Ghulam Ahmad pro­claimed to be the Promised Messiah. His mother, Faiz Bibi, joined Ahmadiyyat between 1896 and 1897. After her bai’at (initiation) when she was returning to Bhera from Qadian, the Promised Messiah walked up to the tonga (cart) stand to bid farewell to Mufti Muhammad Sadiq and his respected mother. The Promised Messiah had ordered some food for their journey but it was brought unpacked. The Promised Messiah tore-up a yard of cloth from his turban and gave them the food wrapped in it.

Birth, Early Education, and Bai’at

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq was bom on January 11, 1872, at Bhera in Mufti Mohallah. After completing his matriculation (Entrance Examination) in his hometown, he was appointed as an English teacher in Jammu High School in 1890 with some assistance from Maulana Nooruddin Bhervi. He visited Qadian for the first time at the end of the same year and was initiated at the sacred hand of the Promised Messiah on January 31, 1891. Dr. Sadiq himself writes:

“I joined service in Jammu High School in 1890 after completing my Entrance Examination. Another teacher, my namesake (the late Maulvi Fazil Muhammad Sadiq), and I were living in the same house. It was at a time when the Promised Messiah’s book Fath Islam (Victory of Islam) reached Jammu (or probably its pages were sent to Maulvi Nooruddin for proofreading). My friend and I read it together. The book contained in it a de­tailed account of the death of Masih-i-Nasri (Jesus of Nazareth) and the first pronouncement of the claim of [Mirza Ghulam Ahmad] to be the Promised Messiah. I wrote down some questions and for­warded those to the Promised Messiah. Hadhrat Maulvi Abdul Kareem sahib, who was in Jammu during those days, in­formed me verbally that a book is being published shortly and will also have an­swers to all those questions.

I came to Qadian during winter va­cation of December 1890. I travelled alone on horse carriage from Batala and paid twelve anas in fare. I had an in­troductory letter from Hadhrat Maulvi Nooruddin which was presented to the Promised Messiah on my arrival. Hadhur came out of his house and, told me that [Mauvi Abdul Karim] had written well about me and asked if I had taken my meals. His Holiness then re­turned to his house after a short while. There was one other guest before me (the late Syed Fazal Shah) and Hafiz Shiekh Hamid was there to look after the guests. The Round Room (Gol Kamra) served as the guest house and was not surrounded by three walls at that time. Syed Fazal Shah and I slept in that room at night. At prayer time, His Holiness came to Masjid Mubarak, known also as “Small Mosque.” Hadhur’s face looked bright. He was wearing a white turban, his beard was dyed with henna and he was hold­ing a walking stick in hand.

Next morning, when Hadhur came out of his living quarters, all three of us (Syed Fazal Shah, Hafiz Hamid Ali and myself) went out for a walk with His Holiness in the open through the growing crops towards the east side of the village. During this first walk, I asked Hadhur how can one be protected from a sinful living? Hadhur said that one should always remember one’s death. When man forgets that he has to die one day he becomes intoxicated with high hopes about the future and begins to dream that he would do this and he would do that. He becomes lax and fearless to commit sins.

Syed Fazal Shah asked what is meant by the saying that the Promised Messiah would appear at a time when the sun will rise from the West. Hadhur said that it is a Law of Nature that the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West and this can’t be changed. It sim­ply means that the people in the West will begin accepting Islam. We have heard that some English in Liverpool have joined Islam.

Although I can recall only these two exchanges during this walk yet there was some special force attracting me towards Hadhur to accept the truth of his claim and offer myself for bai’at. His face looked so holy: His claim could not be false.

On the second or third day I told Hafiz Hamid Ali that I would like to be initiated. Those days all Bai’ats were conducted individually. I followed Hadhur into a separate room with a charpai (cot) in it. I sat next to Hadhur on this charpai (cot) and His Holiness held my right hand in his right hand and asked me to affirm the ten conditions of bai’at. Each condition was not sepa­rately repeated. Hadhur only referred to them as the Ten Conditions.

Love and Devotion for the Promised Messiah in His Youth

Sadiq stayed in Jammu for five years. He started teaching Mathematics in Islamia High School at Lahore in August-September 1895, before joining the Office of Accountant General as a clerk, where he worked till 1901.

During his stay in Jammu, Mufti Sahib had been preparing to take B.A. Degree Examination in English, Arabic and Hebrew but after his Bai’at, he was so enamored with love and became so dedi­cated to the Promised Messiah that he spent all his school vacations at Qadian. While he was em­ployed in Lahore, he was visiting Qadian almost every Sunday to see the Promised Messiah. He meticulously noted Hadhur’s sayings and shared with others at Lahore and with friends abroad which enlightened their hearts and increased their faith manifold. Mufti Sadiq writes:

“It became my routine to carefully note down all the sacred sayings of the Promised Messiah from the day of my Bai’at. These collected notes were then sent to kind friends in Kashmir, Kapoor Thala, Anbala, Lahore, Sialkot, Africa and London to nourish their faith and to attain my requital. Friends at Lahore used to gather around me for spiritual nourishment when they heard that I had returned from our Imam in Darul-Amaan (i.e., Qadian). Thirsty souls were satiated with the pure and wholesome spiritual water which further increased their thirst and longing for our Beloved.

Maulana Abdul Karim of Sialkot in January 1900, wrote the fol­lowing, citing the noble example of Mufti Sadiq’s devotion:

“I see Mufti Muhammad Sadiq here on every day he has leave from work. He, like an eagle, is ready to pounce upon any spare moment to snatch it away from the powerful worldly forces to be in the company of his beloved Master.

O my dear brother, may Allah be­stow upon you steadfastness and bless your efforts and make you a worthy model for others in our Community. His Holiness has also said “Mufti Sadiq Sahib is the only one given to us from La­hore”. Mufti Sahib is a young man with meager income and has other responsibilities. If he is not a perfect picture of devotion then how can it be that like mad he has broken all chains to reach Batala not caring whether it is day or night, summer or winter, rain or storm, and sometimes arriving here at Qadian on foot in the middle of the night. The Jama’at should learn a lesson from the character of this young devotee.”

Services During the Blessed Life of the Promised Messiah

Sadiq was fortunate to serve Is­lam in several ways during the times of the Prom­ised Messiah:

  1. Bishop George Alfred Lefroy gave a public lecture in Lahore on “Living Messenger and Innocent Prophet” (Zinda Rasool aur Masoom Nabi) on May 18, 1900. The public was given the opportunity to ask questions after the speech. Dr. Sadiq stood up and ren­dered the Bishop speechless.

  1. The Arch Bishop of Lahore arranged another public lecture on May 25 to avenge his prior defeat. The Promised Messiah wrote an article at the request of Mufti Sadiq that was read by him with great enthusi­asm to the audience after Bishop’s lecture. The city of Lahore became alive with the slogans of “Allahu Akbar” (God is the Greateset) by Muslims. The Bishop was overwhelmed and said: “My addressees are for other Muslims only. You are an Ahmadi and I will not talk to you.”

  1. At the time when the book Minanur-Rahman (Bounties of the Gracious God) was being composed by the Promised Messiah, Dr. Sadiq was directed to learn Hebrew. He learnt enough Hebrew from a Jewish scholar at Lahore to prepare a list of words for Hadhur to provide proof that Hebrew also had its origin in the Arabic language.

Dr. Sadiq also researched the Hebrew Bible to identify the prophecies related to the advent of the Holy Prophet of Islam and the Promised Messiah and some of those are recorded in He­brew on pages 111 and 138 of Tohfa-i-Golarhviyya (A Gift for Golarhviyya). He also used to copy-write the text of Hebrew extracts (as included in His Holiness’ booklet Ar’baeen IV, Page 8, related to the prophecy of false Prophets).

  1. Mufti Sadiq was deeply committed to spread­ing the truth right from the beginning. He
    started propagation of Islam in 1900 through letter writing to famous personalities of the
    time in England, America, Japan, etc., includ­ing Mr. James L. Rogers (California), A.
    George Baker (Philadelphia), Mr. Alexander Webb (America), Russian reformer Count Tolstoy, Mr. Piggot of London. The Urdu translation of his letters to the Congress of European Free Thinkers (held in Italy 1904) is included in his book Zikr-i-Habeeb. He continued his ‘Jehad’ with pen all the rest of his life.

  1. Mufti Sadiq wrote all the pamphlets on behalf of Jama’at Ahmadiyya, Lahore, in 1900 to provide true facts about Peer Mehr Ali Shah of Golarha. His booklet entitled “The Actual Facts” is a memorable publication of this pe­riod.

Migration to Qadian: Headmaster of Taleem-ul-Islam High School, and Editor, Al-Badr

Mufti Sadiq migrated to Qadian, July, 1901 to settle permanently near his Spiritual Master, the Promised Messiah. He served as Secondmaster in the beginning but became Head­master of Taleem-ul-lslarn High School in 1903. He was appointed Manager and Superintendent and Professor of Logic when the college was opened on May 24, 1903.

After their migration to Qadian, for one year Mufti Sadiq and his family were provided meals of Langar Khana as directed by the Promised Messiah. Mufti Sadiq’s request to cook his own meals was turned down several times. After one year he wrote again:

“I would like to reduce my burden on the Langar Khana and receive re­quital from God Almighty.”

His Holiness, in response to this request, wrote:

“Permission is now granted as you have been insisting on this again and again although you would not have re­ceived less requital if you were eating from Langar Khana.”

Mufti Sadiq became very ill in 1904. His re­spected mother was in Qadian and asked Hadhur to pray for his recovery. Hadhur said:

“We always pray for him. You think you love Sadiq because he is your son. The fact is that we love him more than his mother.” [Sadiq recovered from his illness.]

He was appointed the Editor of Al-Badr in 1905 and the following announcement which ap­peared in Al-Badr was written by His Holiness himself:

In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. We praise Him and call down blessings on His Noble Messenger. Announcement: I am pleased to write these few lines to state that Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Bhervi is now appointed the Edi­tor of Al-Badr in place of the late Munshi Muhammad Afzal. Munshi sahib passed away according to the Laws of God Almighty and we are ever thankful to Him for His blessings and the re­wards. He has provided the newspaper with good substitute. He is a well known member of our Jama’at and is a pious and able young man and we cannot find words to describe all his qualities. I feel that with blessings and mercy from Allah, it is a good fortune for this news­paper to get such an able and pious editor. May Allah bless his work and make good his performance. Ameen, thumma ameen.

Khaksar,

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

23 Moharramul-Haraam, 1323 Hijri

March 30, 1905, A.D.

Mufti Sadiq continued as Editor of Al-Badr till 1915. Al-Badr like Al-Hakam is a historical chronicle of the early History of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam and its splendid services can never be forgotten. These newspapers were re­garded as two hands of the Promised Messiah. Mufti Sadiq was included as a member in the deputation dispatched by the Promised Messiah in 1908 to Guru Harsehai in District Ferozepur to investigate the existence of a pothy (a small book) which was said to have been used by Guru Baba Nanak Ji (commonly regarded as the Founder of Sikhism). The members of deputation discovered that the “pothy” was [actually] the Holy Qur’an in miniature used by Hadhrat Baba Nanak. Mufti Sadiq presented the complete report to His Holiness which is also included in Hadhur’s book Chashma-i-Ma’refat (The Foun­tain of Knowledge, page 337).

Mufti Sadiq had the added responsibility of handling all correspondence for His Holiness after the death of Maulana Abdul Karim in 1905. Just before his passing, Hadhur wrote the following note on April 12, 1908, to Mufti Sadiq, summoning him to come to Lahore from Qadian:

“Please come for a week to answer all these large number of letters. I would also like to see you. It is urgent.”

This was the last letter His Holiness wrote to Mufti Sadiq from Ahmadiyya Buildings, Lahore. Mufti Sadiq arrived immediately and set up a temporary office of Al-Badr in Lahore and stayed there till Hadhur’s departure from this world.

Mufti Sadiq was described as “sincere friend,” “truly affectionate” and “a noble member of Ahmadiyya Jama’at” for his utmost love, dedica­tion and enthusiasm for service. His Holiness in a poster dated October 22, 1899, wrote:

“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq is one of the sincere friends in my Jama’at. Like his name he is Truly Affectionate.”

It was narrated by Maulana Sher Ali that: “Hadhur had great affection for all his khuddam but I had the feeling that Hadhur had a special affection for Mufti Sadiq. Whenever he mentioned Mufti Sadiq, Hadhur would say ‘Our Mufti Sahib.’”

Important Services Rendered During the First Khilafat

Mufti Sadiq besides his editorial re­sponsibility of Al-Badr undertook travel through­out India to propagate Ahmadiyyat, the True Islam, during the Khilafat of Maulana Nooruddin Bhervi, Khalifatul Massih I. He visited many Ahmadiyya chapters in the Punjab in addition to his travels to Alighar, Muzaf-far Nagar, Meeratth, Kanpur, Ottawa, Lukhnow, Shah Jahan Pur, Jamal Pur, Mungher, Suran Gharh, Bhagal Pur, Benaras, Chirhya Kot, Shah Abad, Agra, Lukhnow, and states of Kapoorthala and Jammu. He also made every effort to establish Ahmadiyya Press on firm footing and make it stronger. (Details are a public record published in Al-Badr and Al-Fazl).

Some Important Services Rendered During Second Khilafat

In the reign of Second Khilafat, he rendered religious services in many ways. During the first three years, he was actively involved in Jihad through speeches. He delivered deeply thoughtful and full of guidance lectures to audience in big cities like Benaras, Calcutta, Songhra, Dacca, Hy­derabad Deccan, Madras, Dehli and Lahore.

Departure for England

Mufti Sadiq left for England on March 10, 1917 as a missionary. He remained involved in the propagation of Islam during his voyage. He reached London on April 17, 1917, and joined Qazi Muhammad Abdullah who was already active in spreading the message of Islam. Mufti Sadiq spent about two and a half years in England and published many tracts during his stay. He preached the message of Islam to important personalities including King George V and the Queen of England, Secretary of State, Lord Montego, the British Prime Minister, Lord Mayor of London, and Prince Yori Hito Hakashi Foshi of Japan. Mufti Sadiq delivered public speeches in Hyde Park, Central Hall, Mission House, and in various churches in London. He was awarded honorary degrees and diplomas for his contribution to religious knowledge.

He debated with Christian Preachers and planned to convey the message of the Holy Quran in churches in every possible way. About one hun­dred noble souls entered the True Islam. Mufti Sadiq wrote the following letter from England which was read at Qadian’s Annual Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention:

“The objective for which I was dis­patched lo England by our Imam, Khalifatul-Masih II, is being achieved during the last two and a half years with the joint efforts of my dear brother Qazi Abdullah. Almost one hundred individuals have accepted Islam and the flag of Ahmadiyyat is now hoisted in the center of London, Lectures were deliv­ered in and around London, thousands of pamphlets and booklets have been distributed, debates were held and the opponents were challenged and the message of Islam has reached the kings, and the rich and the poor of England. Many reports have been published by the newspapers with our pictures. All of this has happened because of Allah’s grace and help in spite of the difficulties created by the World War. Our hope is Allah and our success in the future is in Allah’s hand. When I was directed by Khalifatul Masih II, in Qadian, to travel to England, I spent the night be­fore departure in reciting la haula wa la quwwata ilia billah (there is no protec­tion and there is no power but of Allah). This prayer is the most appropriate summary of our efforts and success in England.”

Mission in the United States of America

When Mufti Sadiq was in England, the Leader of the Faithful, Khalifatul Masih II, directed him to establish the first Ahmadiyya mis­sion in America. Mufti Sadiq sailed from England on January 26, 1920, and reached Philadelphia in the second week of February. The immigration department blocked his entry into the U.S.A. on the grounds that he was not allowed to preach the message of God. He faced the whole situation with great courage and patience and filed an appeal to the Department of Justice in Washington for entry. He also informed Khalifatul Masih who prophe­sied that “America cannot and will not stop our entry into the country to establish our mission.”

Mufti Sadiq’s appeal was granted. He had started preaching on the coast even before he was granted entry into the country. The newspapers, including the Public Religions, had already begun to publish reports on Ahmadiyya Muslim beliefs, and objective and purpose of tabligh(preaching) in Islam.

After nearly two months Mufti Sadiq came lo New York. He rented a room but was given a no­tice by the landlady to vacate it because of some instigation by some Christian preachers. He found another place and continued “Jihad Akbar,” the greatest Jihad of preaching, with all the vigor and dedication, the message of Islam for three and half years, the period of his stay in America. The Ah­madiyya Muslim Mission was established on strong footings and he soon started the Muslim Sunrise, the voice of true Islam. The first issue was published in July 1921, and 3,000 copies were printed and distributed free from 74 Victor Ave­nue, Highland Park, Mich., U.S.A. This issue had the full size picture of Khalifatul Masih II and his message for local Ahmadi Muslims. The first House of Allah for Prayer was estab­lished in Detroit. A dedicated and sincere Jama’at began to emerge in response to Mufti Sadiq’s prayers and efforts. He wrote:

“I prayed for three things when I left England for America: a sincere Jama’at of Ahmadi Muslims, construction of a Mosque and starting a new Journal. In spite of all the difficulties, God Al­mighty has answered my prayers and gave me a sincere Jama’at during the first year, ‘The Muslim Sunrise’ was started in the second year and a Mosque and a house was constructed during the third year.”

In one of his reports from America, Mufti Sadiq wrote:

“I am not worried about facing big opposition because God is with me and I am supported by the prayers of Khalifatul Masih and pious and noble mem­bers of our community. Almost every night I meet with the Promised Messiah or Khalifatul Masih I, or Hadhrat Fazl-i-Umar (second caliph): My days are spent with strangers but my nights are with my own.”

Chicago and Highland Park were established as the centers of his preaching efforts during 1920-21. One day, he was passing through a street in Chi­cago when a small girl with great joy pointed to her mother: “Look, Mother, Jesus Christ has come.” Mufti Sadiq, when interviewed by the par­ents of the little girl, said: “I am a mere servant of the Promised Messiah, not a Christ.”

Every Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Mufti Sadiq had a regular general meetings scheduled to deliver lectures on specific subjects and then an­swered questions from the audience. He was also invited by different societies and churches to talk about the True Islam. Reports of these educational lectures were being published in the press all over the country in America. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature Degree by Jefferson University of Chicago for his contribution to education and services to human welfare. He was also elected as a member of The Press Congress of The World.

In a public lecture on February 15, 1921, Mufti Sahib challenged the Christian World to follow the noble example of love and religious tolerance set by the Holy Prophet of Islam who had allowed the Chris­tian deputation from Najran to conduct their relig­ious services inside his Mosque. Are the Christians so tolerant to let me say my Prayer in their Church? The Christian clergy absolutely refused to allow this. This news was well covered by the na­tional press reporters.

Mufti Sadiq gave a talk on Islam to a gathering of respectable citizens al the invitation of a French Bishop. Someone in the audience commented “we used to send missionaries to India, now India has sent one to America.” “India does not need mis­sionaries nor can they be effective there in the presence of a Reformer chosen by God Almighty Himself,” Mufti Sadiq replied.

An American lady wrote to Mufti Sahib that in a dream she saw herself being guided by a pious man from India. Mufti Sahib sent her some photo­graphs. She identified the picture of the Promised Messiah as her noble guide.

Return to Qadian Darul Aman

Hadhrat Mufti Sadiq after successfully complet­ing his mission in America left for Qadian on Sep­tember 18, 1923, and arrived in Darul Aman on December 4, 1923 in the afternoon. He was received by Khalifatul Masih II along with a large number of people who greeted him with re­sounding welcome words of ahlan wa sahlan wa marhaba and mubarakbad in this sacred city of Qadian.

After Maghrib Prayer, Hadur led the congre­gation in a long silent prayer to thank our Almighty God. A brief but very moving address was then delivered by Mufti Sadiq with Hadhur’s permis­sion:

“I could never imagine that I would be able to deliver the Message of Islam in Western countries in my old age and survive with all my human weaknesses. Long journeys and difficult living con­ditions did not affect my health adversely and certain plans to kill me also failed with Allah’s help and protection. My success is a miracle; it is a miracle of Mahmood’s prayers.”

Exemplary Services Rendered for Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya

Mufti Sadiq was appointed as Secretary of Anjuman Ahmadiyya after his return from Amer­ica. He very ably discharged his responsibilities. Khalifatul Masih II ap­pointed Mirza Bashir Ahmad and Mufti Sadiq local Deputy Ameers at the time of his departure to Europe in 1924. Hadur said:

“Mufti Muhammad Sadiq is an old devotee who has rendered many services to Ahmadiyya Movement. He was considered a very close and affec­tionate khadim of the Promised Mes­siah; he was blessed by Allah with an opportunity to spread the message of True Islam in the life time of the Promised Messiah, too.”

Different departments were joined together with Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya (central executive body of the Community) in 1926 and Mufti Sadiq served as Head of Foreign Affairs, and later as Head of General Affairs, sometimes supervising both divisions. He also continued to pursue writing and public speaking.

He visited Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1927. A Christian priest had challenged the Muslims in Colombo for a debate and Muslims asked Khalifatul Masih II for help. Mufti Sadiq was dispatched for the purpose. He received a joyous welcome from the Muslims in Colombo but the Padre had fled the area before his arrival. His lectures were arranged in the local town hall and colleges and widely covered by the newspapers “The Daily Ceylon” and “The Daily News.” The Ceylonese were greatly impressed by his spiritual person guided by Allah’s light. He also visited Candi to deliver more lectures on Is­lam.

Mufti Sadiq returned to Qadian on November 6, 1927, after completing his mission in Ceylon. He then visited several cities in India (including Kinanoor Cant., Paingadi, Calicut, Bengalore, Calcutta, Brahman Barhya, Dacca, Rangpur) at the direction of Khalifatul Masih II for Tabligh purposes. During 1928, he visited Ka­rachi and Calcutta. He travelled to Sri Lanka once again to introduce the teachings of True Islam.

Mufti Sadiq visited Kashmir in 1934 and with hard work and diligence collected historical information about the grave of Prophet Jesus. He published one of his educational masterpieces under the title, “Tehqiq-i-Jadeed Muta’allaq Qabr-i-Masih” (Modern Research About the Grave of Masih). He became Private Secretary to Khalifatul Masih II in 1935.

He conducted the Nikah ceremony of Khalifatul Masih II with Syedah Maryam Siddiqa on September 30, 1935, and delivered a faith-inspiring address at the time. He retired himself from the day-to-day duties of Sadr Anjuman in 1937 because of ill health but continued to render religious services as usual.

Addresses at Jalsa Salana

Mufti Sadiq was a bright star of the sacred stage of the Annual Convention. He effectively expressed his true sentiment of dedication and stirred the empathy of the listeners. He used to speak at length on his favorite subject “Zikr-i-Habeeb” (Remembering the Beloved Promised Messiah), a very popular and well liked title. His lustrous delivery always created a living link between the listeners and the time and days of the Promised Messiah and Mahdi warming the hearts and drowning the eyes in tears.

Death

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Bhervi, may Allah be pleased with him, passed away on January 13, 1957. Khalifatul Masih II led the Namaz-i-Janaza (Funeral Prayer) of this devotee of the Promised Messiah. He was buried in Bahishti Maqbara, Rabwah, Pakistan,

Tributes of Approbation

Mirza Bashir Ahmad, the son of the Promised Messiah, wrote about Mufti Sadiq at the time of his passing:

Iman (Faith) is of two kinds: First is the Iman that stems from the brain and acceptance is based upon intellec­tual and logical arguments. Second is the Iman that flows from the depth of the heart and is born of love and devo­tion. The latter is considered superior to the former. However, the best Iman is the one which has its roots both in the heart and mind drawing sustenance and strength both from the love and devo­tion of the heart and logic and reason.”

“Hadhrat Mufti sahib had attained this highest kind of faith. He remained in the vanguard of Jihad Akbar with other companions of the Promised Messiah all his life. People were naturally attracted towards the magnetic personality of the Re­former of the age through Mufti Sadiq’s intellectual arguments and the conviction of heart. Zikr-i-Habeeb was his favorite subject and he had a special talent in presenting small incidents from the life of the Promised Messiah in a most effective way that was the joy of Annual Convention participants.”

Spiritual Status of Hadhrat Mufti Sadiq

Hadhrat Mufti Sadiq is ranked very high among those companions of the Promised Messiah who were naturally inclined towards Allah from their very childhood. He witnessed many signs of accep­tance of prayer of the Promised Messiah in his life. His life was a sign itself. The Promised Messiah writes:

“I see a remarkable change in thou­sands of my followers and consider them far superior in faith to those who followed Moses in his lifetime. Their faces reflect the light of faith of the companions of the Holy Prophet. It would be very unusual for my companions not to achieve spiritual heights. I know it is a miracle that my Jama’at excels in piety and spiritual progress.”

Now the Messiah of the time has appeared in the world.

It is an Eid (Celebration) Day which God has dawned for us.

Blessed is he who believes right now, for he joins the ‘Sahaba’ when he joins me,

And drinks of the same wine that was served to them.

So, Holy is He Who brings disgrace to my enemies.

(From a poem of the Promised Messiah, published in 1901).

Article adapted from Al Nahl’s Vol. 7, No. 3, a quarterly publication of Majlis Ansarullah, USA.

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Who is Mirza Ahmad Baig Hoshiarpuri?

Intro
Mirza Ahmad Baig (also spelled Beg) from Hoshiarpur was the father of the famous Muhammadi Begum, she was his eldest daughter(see Dard pages 175-176), he died on 9-30-1892.  He was married to the elder sister of Mirza Imam ud Din, Mirza Nizam ud Din and Mirza Kamal ud Din, her name was Umar un Nissa (possibly in 1874).  Their father was Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din, this was Mirza Ahmad Baig’s father-in-law.  Umar-un-Nissa and Ahmad Baig had 4 children, 2 daughters, Inayat Begum and Mahmooda Begum and 2 sons, Mirza Mahmud Baig (See Haqiqatul Wahy, online english edition, page 697)and Muhammad Baig.  Ahmadiyya sources claim that they all eventually converted to Ahmadiyya (see Dard page 336 and See Haqiqatul Wahy, online english edition, page 697 ).  The Mirza family at Qadian and the Baig family at Hoshiarpur knew each other very well, in fact, MGA’s sister (Murad Bibi) was married to Mirza Ahmad Baig’s elder brother, Mirza Muhammad Baig in roughly the 1840’s, she died and had no children.  Mirza Ahmad Baig’s sister was also married to another cousin of MGA, Mirza Ghulam Hussain, the son of Mirza Ghulam Haidar, who was the brother of Mirza Ghulam Murtaza and Mirza Ghulam Muhi ud Din.  In the below, we will give a chronological explanation of MGA’s interactions with Mirza Ahmad Baig, his brother-in-law.  Finally, it is rumored that Mirza Ahmad Baig was a follower of Nawab ud din Ramdasi, as was Mirza Sultan Muhammad and Muhammadi Begum.

Mirza Ahmad Baig’s siblings
—-Elder brother—Mirza Muhammad Baig who was married to MGA’s only sister (Murad Bibi).  They had no children at all.  Mirza Ahmad Baig had wanted MGA to sign over the property to him in 1888.  It is unclear whether MGA’s sister was still alive in 1888.

—-Sister–Imam Bibi, she was married to MGA’s first cousin, Mirza Ghulam Hussain in the 1850-60’s era.  He was missing from roughly 1863 to 1888.

—-Sister—Hurmat Bibi, she was married to Mirza Ali Sher Baig from Iqbal Ganj, Ludhiana.  They had a daughter that was married to MGA’s son (Mirza Fazl Ahmad) in roughly the early part of the 1880’s.  Mirza Ali Sher Baig was thus MGA’s brother-in-law from his first marriage.  Mirza Ali Sher Baig was MGA’s first wife’s (also named Hurmat Bibi) elder brother.

January 1886
In 1888 MGA claims that he mentioned a prophecy to Mirza Ahmad Baig a few years back (See Dard, page 172).  However, this is lie.  MGA was on good relations with Mirza Ahmad Baig until his father died and court cases were issued between the Mirza family in terms of land disbursement wherein MGA lost (1884).

Feb, 20th 1886
MGA publishes his famous announcement vs. Lekh Ram and about the Promised Son.  By 1888, MGA was connecting his proposed marriage with Muhammadi Begum to this prophecy also.  

June 8th, 1886
MGA writes letters to Noorudin wherein he claims that his God is ordering him to marry again for a 3rd time, and to thus have 3 wives.  These were published after MGA died , hence, they are tampered with.

June 20th, 1886
MGA writes another letter to Nooruddin wherein he says that he is afraid that he is commanded by his God to marry a 3rd time, and this is unavoidable (See Dard pages 173-174) .

February of 1888
Ahmadiyya sources tell us that in roughly February of 1888, Mirza Ahmad Baig seems to have came to Qadian and asked MGA to make a deal.  The issue was that Mirza Ahmad Baig’s sister (Imam Bibi) had been married to MGA’s cousin: Mirza Ghulam Hussain.  Mirza Ghulam Hussain had went missing for roughly 25 years (1863 to 1888).  He had lots of land in his and his wife’s possession, his wife possessed it for 25 years, however, per the rules of the Mirza family (Not Islam), if a person died with no children his land would revert to other family members.  However, this is unislamic, we are unsure where this tradition came from, however, the Mirza family was always playing this land-grabbing game.  Mirza Ahmad Baig and his sister (Imam Bibi) knew that when Imam Bibi would die, the land would revert to MGA at 50% (+Mirza Sultan Ahmad) and 50% to his cousins (see Nuzul ul Masih, via the 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah, pages 190-191) .  MGA knew that Mirza Ahmad Baig was desperate for concessions.  MGA then asked for his daughter in exchange for signing over the property to Mirza Ahmad Baig’s sister.

May 10th, 1888
The maternal uncles of Muhammadi Begum, Mirza Nizam-ud-Din and Mirza Imam-ud-Din, and also others of their party, not only publicized this matter verbally but also had Hazrat Mirza’s letters printed in newspapers to ensure the widest publicity.  Thus, the Nur Afshan published a letter from MGA to Ahmad Baig (See Dard, page 172).

June 1888
The Arya Patrika, Lahore, page 5 also covered the story (See Dard, page 172).

July 10th, 1888
In his Ishtihar he declared that if she was not married to MGA her father would die within three years of her marriage to anyone else, and her husband would die within 30 months and that other calamities would also overtake the family. This was to be a sign for MGA’s cousins and relations, who dared to flout the authority of the Supreme Being (See Dard, page 330).

July 15th, 1888
MGA publishes another announcement about his cousins and their upcoming deaths.

August 1888
By August of 1888, the entire Mirza family was against MGA and his marriage proposal for his niece.  The list includes all family members of MGA, which includes both of his sons, and all of his cousins (see Mujadid e Azim, online abridged version, pages 228-268, specifically page 253).

Aug 1888 to July 1890
2 years of total silence on this topic.

July 17th, 1890
MGA wrote a letter to Mirza Ahmad Baig offering him condolence at the death of his son, Mahmud (See Dard, page 331).

April 7th, 1892
Muhammedi Begum was married to Sultan Muhammad (see Dard, page 334).

September 30, 1892
Mirza Ahmad Baig dies (See the 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah, page 188).

February 1893
Ainah Kamalat-e-Islam is published which contains MGA’s prophecy about Mirza Ahmad Baig and Muhammadi Begum.  

The winter of 1893
MGA and his team of writers mentions the death of Mirza Ahmad Baig as a sign of MGA’s truth.  See “Shahada-tul Quran”, in english as “Testimony of the Quran”, see here a link to the english translation by the Lahori-Ahmadi’s.

“””(1) Mirza Ahmad Baig of Hoshiarpur should die within the limit of three years; (2) then his son-in-law, the husband of his elder daughter, should die within two and a half years; (3) Mirza Ahmad Baig should not die before the day of his daughter’s wedding; (4) the daughter too must not die before she is married, and then widowed, and then married a second time; (5) my humble self too should not die till all these events take place; (6) and then she should be married to myself. Obviously these events are not in human control. [Note 6]”””””

1897
In Anjam-e-Athim, MGA mentions his prophecy vs. his cousins and other close relations.

1902
Ahmadiyya newspapers report on 18 August 1902: Mirza Ahsan Baig formally requested to be part of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. He was the grandson of Mirza Ahmad Baig, son-in-law of Mirza Ahmad Baig and brother-in-law of Muhammadi Begum.  He was married to one of the younger sisters of Muhammadi Begum.

Oct-1902
“””About eighteen years ago, I had an opportunity to visit Maulavi Muhammad Husain Batalavi, Editor of Isha‘atus- Sunnah at his house. He asked me whether I had received any revelation lately and I mentioned to him the revelation, which I had already mentioned several times to my friends:

[Arabic] A virgin and a widow.

I interpreted this to him and to all others to mean that: God has intended to bring two women to me in marriage—the first time a virgin and the second time a widow. The first part of the revelation, relating to a virgin, has been fulfilled By Allah’s grace, I have four sons from that wife. I await fulfilment of the part about the widow. “””[Tiryaqul-Qulub, p. 34, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 15, p. 201](See Also, the 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah, pages 50-51).

1907
In “Haqiqatul Wahy”, MGA mentions Mirza Ahmad Baig on pages, 219-220, 231, 233, 237, 238, 280, 492, 493, 576, 577, 696, 697, 710, 714, 715.  MGA basically says that even though Muhammadi Begum was still alive and married with children, the prophecy was conditional and thus fulfilled.

June-July 1908, Nooruddin comments on the failed prophecy of Muhammadi Begum
“””Now, I would like to remind all the Muslims who have had and still have faith in the Noble Qur’an that since those addressed in it include also their offsprings, successors and those like them, then, can this prophecy not include the daughter, of Ahmad Beg, or the daughter of that daughter ? Does your law of inheritance not apply the regulations regarding daughters to their daughters ? And are the offsprings of the Mirza not his agnates ? I had often told dear Mian Mahmood (Mian Bashiruddin Mahmood, a son of the Mirza and the second head of the Qadiani movement after Hakim Nuruddin. ) that even if the Mirza were to die and this girl did hot enter into his wedlock, my adoration of him would remain unshaken.”””” (Review of Religions, Vol. VII, no. 726, June and July, 1908, p. 279 (cited from Qadiani Mazhab).

October 1908
Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya Vol. 5 is published.  MGA mentions Ahmad Baig on pages, 254, 255, 494, 495.

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