Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan
10 August 1897: The Promised Messiahas was in Batala for a court hearing at the court of Lt Col Montagu William Douglas CSI, CIE. Huzooras reached the courtroom around 8 o’clock. In the aftermath of humiliation in the field of argument and logic during Jang-e-Muqaddas, this abrupt accusation of attempted murder against the Promised Messiahas by missionary Henry Martyn Clarke gained sensation and hype in the press.
12 August 1901: The district judge delivered a judgment in favour of the Promised Messiahas in the famous lawsuit of the wall erected in Qadian by his cousins. The judge ordered the defendants to pay costs and damages to the plaintiff. Hazrat Musleh Maud, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra gives more details: “(In the case relating to the wall) the court had awarded us costs against our uncles, the defendants… When the time of the execution of the decree approached, the Promised Messiahas was in Gurdaspur. One evening, near Isha time, it was conveyed to him in a dream or by revelation that this was a heavy burden upon the defendants and that they [the defendant relatives] were being put to great trouble by it.” The Promised Messiahas said, “I will not be able to sleep during the night [because of this].” Hence, Huzooras directed that someone should be dispatched immediately to tell them that he had remitted the costs.
13 August 1887: The Promised Messiahas performed the aqiqa (thanksgiving celebration and sacrifice at the birth of a child) of his newborn son Bashir Awwal (the first Bashir) on this day.
14 August 1903: A Christian of Bannu by the name of Gul Muhammad came to Qadian and indulged in irreverent argumentation and discussions before returning with the same attitude. After he had left, the Promised Messiahas saw in a dream that Gul Muhammad was applying collyrium to his eyes. The Promised Messiahas said that this was an indication that he would be guided aright. Several years later, it was heard that he had reverted to Islam. In this regard Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiqra added that he had received a postcard from the widow of the well-known Dr Pennell of Bannu in which she stated that Gul Muhammad had left Christianity and had reverted to his original faith.
14 August 1907: On this day, the Promised Messiahas received an Urdu revelation: “Today the Holy Prophet, on whom be the peace and blessings of Allah, came to our house. Along came honour and security.”
14 August 1931: On the call of Hazrat Musleh Maudra, “Kashmir Day” was observed in the Indian subcontinent. The series of sincere and concrete efforts for the Kashmir cause by the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, under the guidance of its auspicious leadership, can never be omitted from the true historian’s work.
14 August 1947: The partition of the Indian subcontinent was announced by the British Raj with effect of the birth of two countries – Pakistan and India.
15 August 1898: The enemies of the Promised Messiahas were always thinking of new ways and means of vexing and injuring him. Once, they reported against him by wrongfully suggesting that he was not paying income tax to the government, in spite of the fact that he was liable to be assessed for it. While investigating this income tax case, Munshi Tajuddin Sahib Tehsildar, Pargana Batala, District Gurdaspur visited Qadian on this day. He recorded the account of the Promised Messiahas and some locals too. Later, the Promised Messiahas summed up this legal battle as a fresh sign.
16 August 1946: Hazrat Musleh Maudra raised the issue of independence of Indonesia in his Friday Sermon. The Muslims of this island’s state were living under Dutch mandate for centuries. Huzoorra emphasised their right of free will and asked others to support this noble cause. In a Divine prophecy, Al-Musleh al-Maud was mentioned as the one who would cause nations to come out of captivity.