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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

November 1898: Some elders from Qadian attended the marriage ceremony of Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra in Malerkotla. To name a few, Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra, Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkotira and Maulvi Ahsan Amrohi Sahibra participated in it. It is reported that the Nikah was announced by Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra.

November 1909: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra commenced practicing essay writing in the English language. Hazrat Maulvi Sher Alira would supervise and recheck this material until August 1911.

November 1913: A group of people within the Jamaat stationed in Lahore who unfortunately could not recognise the true stature of Khilafat, started preparing and circulating some tracts anonymously. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira expressed his disgust at the state of affairs. Huzoorra instructed the group of Ansarullah to prepare a rebuttal to the points raised by the opponents. The first reprisal was published on 23 November.

November 1916: The biography of the Promised Messiahas, Sirat Masih-e-Maud, written by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra was published.

November 1917: A professor from Liberia requested the Markaz in Qadian to be provided with literature of the Jamaat. Hence, the message reached this part of the world.

November 1923: The Jamaat organised a sports event under the title of Ahmadiyya Tournament. Through this body, sports events and competitions were conducted. This convening body was headed by Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra and he was assisted by Maulana Abdur Rahim Dardra in the execution of these healthy opportunities for youth in Qadian.

November 1930: The prudence and enlightenment of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra had no match. Even about political matters, his intelligence was taken seriously by all camps. Huzoorra commented on the Indian Statutory Commission’s Report, which is commonly referred to as the Simon Commission. Huzoor’sra wise words were rendered in English and sent to England to be circulated among the representatives of the Round Table Conference. This conference was attended by Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Zafarulla Khanra too.

November 1931: Members of the Jamaat residing in Palestine had their personal information registered as Ahmadi in census returns.

November 1934: An Ahmadiyya printing press was installed in Kababir, in the neighbourhood of Haifa. It was the first ever printing facility in the Arab world by the Jamaat.

November 1936: Readers of the weekly Al Hakam are aware of the name of Sheikh Amri Ubaidi Sahib, who was mentioned in This Week in History a few weeks ago. During this month, he entered the fold of Jamaat.

November 1947: Nusrat Girls’ primary and high schools recommenced their functioning in Lahore after the frightening episode of partition and migration from Qadian. This provides us with an example of the Jamaat’s zeal for the education of women.

November 1955: The central Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya purchased a new folding boat for its humanitarian and rescue operations. Funding for this noble cause was graciously provided by the Washington chapter.

November 1955: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent a special message for the members of Jamaat living in Madras (Chennai) and South India, upon the request of Muhammad Karimullah, editor of the weekly Azad Naujawan.

November 1958: Malik Aziz Ahmad Sahib completed the Indonesian translation of the Holy Quran.

1 November 1932: Hazrat Maulvi Muhammad Ibrahim Baqapurira was appointed as the first local preacher in Qadian by the Jamaat.

1 November 1951: Hazrat Mian Muhammaduddin Balanira passed away in Qadian, while serving as a Darvesh there. He entered the fold of the Jamaat in 1894.

2 November 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra started the next phase of his journey back home to Qadian as he boarded his ship from Venice, in the north eastern end of Italy.

2 November 1931: Hazrat Syed Iradat Hussain Orenvira passed away.

2 November 1935: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra placed the foundation stone of a building block, which was meant to serve as a new guest house.

3 November 1905: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra delivered a heart-touching speech in Delhi, in the presence of the Promised Messiahas.

3 November 1963: Usman Ghani Sahib was martyred in the eastern part of Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

4 November 1942: The first person from Syria to enter the fold of the Jamaat, Muniruddin al-Hasni Sahib, entered the divine institution of Al-Wasiyyat.

5 November 1905: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra delivered a lecture in Ludhiana on this date.

5 November 1926: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra formally established the organisation of Ansarullah.

5 November 1943: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, owing to constant poor health and remaining occupied in other duties, declared for members of the Jamaat that he must not be insisted to participate in their wedding receptions.

5 November 1944: The Sindh Government ordered the confiscation of the book, Satyarth Prakash’s chapter 14, which contained the personal views of Dayanand Saraswati about Islam and the Quran. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra shed light on this whole episode during the course of his question and answer session held on 21 November.

5 November 1954: The central body of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya organised its 14th annual Ijtema, which was blessed by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra on both the inaugural and concluding sessions with his presence.

5 November 1959: Acharya Vinoba Bhave visited Qadian on this date. He initiated the Bhoodan Movement or Land Gift Movement. This was a voluntary land reform movement in India, which attempted to persuade wealthy landowners to voluntarily give a percentage of their land to those with no land.

6 November 1932: The Jamaat arranged a worldwide series of Jalsas to highlight the highest standards from the life of the Holy Prophetsa of Islam.

6 November 1947: Talim-ul-Islam High School was shifted to Chiniot from Qadian. Initially, it was relocated in the Malik Bhagwandas building by the allotment officials.

7 November 1912: Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra entered the holy land of the Ka‘bah, Mecca, on this date during his Hajj journey.

7 November 1932: Hazrat Jalaluddin Shams Sahib started presenting his statement during a court case in Bahawalpur. This pragmatic piece about the matter discussed during the trial was later published under the title of Muqaddama Bahawalpur.

7 November 1948: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra addressed a press conference in Rabwah, which was attended by prominent journalists and correspondents of leading national Urdu and English newspapers. They had travelled all the way from Lahore to attend this important briefing about the undergoing establishment of Rabwah.

7 November 1948: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra re-established the committee responsible for issuing edicts and named it Majlis Ifta, which initially had six members.

7 November 1954: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra appointed Hazrat Hafiz Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh as president of Majlis Ansarullah. On the final day of this Ijtema of Khuddam, a special reception was arranged in connection with his shift from Khuddam to Ansar. This Ijtema was attended by 1,300 Khuddam. The Khuddam organ, the monthly Khalid, issued a pictorial magazine. A reserve fund was established during this Ijtema that would be used for relief projects by Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya.

7 November 1965: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra had been suffering ill health for some time and on this date, his ailment entered into an extremely worrying and critical phase.

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