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1 April 1901: The Promised Messiahas was adamant in propagating the message of Islam to the Western world. To attain this grand goal, alongside other schemes he desired to publish a magazine. To manage the magazine, he formed an association. This was Anjuman-Isha‘at-e-Islam (Society for the Propagation of Islam). It held its first meeting this day. The meeting named  the title of the magazine; “The Review of Religions”, which is published even today. Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddin sahibra was appointed President of the Anjuman

3 April 1898: The Promised Messiahas and his companions faced every possible form of adversity. For example, a rumour about his demise was intentionally spread among people and a fake obituary was circulated. The main perpetrator behind this mischievous and criminal act was Maulvi Muhammad Baksh Jafaar Zatali, student of Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi. To soothe the distraught Ahmadis, the Urdu newspaper Al Hakam brought out a special issue on this day. 

3 April 1902: The Promised Messiahas mentioned in his letter to Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rehman sahib that the plague was claiming around twenty thousand lives weekly. 

3 April 1987: Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IVrt, after receiving divine guidance, announced the Waqf-e-Nau scheme. He called on Ahmadi parents to devote the lives of their children for the cause of Ahmadiyyat, the true Islam. Members of this scheme were awarded with the famous statement, “You have been born for a great purpose at a singular moment in time”. 

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4 April 1905: In accordance with divine prophecy vouchsafed to the Promised Messiahas, a strong earthquake jolted the Indian Subcontinent. Today’s Indian state Himachal Pradesh city, Kangra, and its surrounding areas came under massive destruction.

4 April 1906: An opponent of the Promised Messiahas, Chirag Din of Jammu died, according to prophecy. This opponent fell prey to the plague with his two sons. 

4 April 1908: The Promised Messiahas saw a vision in circa 1865 about Hazrat Guru Baba Nanak. He started painstaking research to prove his piety. After thirty years of research he published his monograph “Sat-Bachan”. His dedication was such that, only weeks before his sad demise, he came to know that a copy of the Quran is also there among relics of Hazrat Guru Baba Nanak in District Ferozpur of East Punjab. To confirm and further investigate this vital clue, he sent a delegation on this day. 

4 April 1979: Ahmadis in Pakistan faced brutal political enmity in 1974 under the regime of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Bhutto was hanged in Rawalpindi on this day under the regime of his successor, General Zia-ul-Haq. 

6 April 1894: The heavenly sign of the solar eclipse was shown in favour of the Promised Messiahas. It was 27 Ramadan 1311 AH. The Promised Messiahas himself came out and observed the sky. A special prayer was offered in Masjid Mubarak Qadian on this occasion. This glorious sign manifested by God to prove the truthfulness of His servant, the Promised Messiahas compelled many fortunate people to enter the fold of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat.  

7 April 1907: An adversary of the Promised Messiahas, Munshi Ilahi Baksh who was an accountant, perished on this day. Earlier, this unfortunate person was among the closest companions of the Promised Messiahas, but his inner darkness led him to his bitter end.

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