100 Years Ago… – News from Ahmadiyya missions around the world

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Al Fazl, 13 September 1919

Letter from the UK

Qazi [Muhammad Abdullah] Sahib is residing at the coastal area [of south England]. His condition has improved somewhat, but he still remains weak. Occasionally, he carries out tabligh as well and delivered a successful lecture in Hastings. He travelled to London for two days in order to meet us and then returned.

Mufti Sahib is suffering from trachoma and a mild cough. He has been fully engaged in political work. A portrait of Mufti Sahib and the current situation of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya has been published in various newspapers of London. Gradually, we are understanding the dynamics here and are now working more effectively.

Recently, an Arab embraced Ahmadiyyat whose name is Abdullah Hassan. An Egyptian who was conveyed the message of Islam by Chaudhry Sahib embraced Ahmadiyyat; his name is Hassan Gauhar.

An Indian Muslim who has been residing here for quite some time now has entered into Ahmadiyyat, the true Islam, through my tabligh. His name is Ali Muhammad and he is a factory worker in London. His request of Bai‘at has been sent in this mail to be presented before Hazrat Khalifatul Masih, may Allah be his helper.

Friday prayer was led by Chaudhry Sahib, who delivered a compelling sermon in English. An Ahmadi English lady also was part of the prayer. We are meeting new converts. Two to three new converts visit every day. When we reached the house on our last visit, a new convert lady opened the door for us. She lives with her husband in the same house. Mr Wilson (Saeed) was also around, who had come there from Leicester for a few days and continued to offer prayers with us.

Abdul Rahim Nayyar, London. 13 August 1919

Request for prayer from London

My eyes continue to suffer from trachoma, however, I had to carry on as I had political work and then, owing to the arrival of new missionaries, I needed to show and help them understand the work [here]. But as the pain has increased now, it seems necessary to abstain from reading and writing and opt for proper medical treatment. Members of the Jamaat are requested to pray.

In the meantime, I shall neither be able to write replies to the letters of noble friends, nor reports for the newspaper. However, Master Abdul Rahim Nayyar Sahib will continue to write reports and keep informing members of the Jamaat about my condition through newspapers and letters, Insha-Allah.

Muhammad Sadiq, London. 13 August 1919

Appointment of amir and qazi for Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Firozpur

According to the new administrative structure, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II, upon the request of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Firozpur, has appointed Khan Munshi Farzand Ali Sahib as the Amir and respected Mirza Nasir Ali Sahib (lawyer) as the Qazi (judge).

Sher Ali, Nazir-e-Ala

A priest embraced Ahmadiyyat

Alhamdolillah, today, a priest by the name of Khairuddin, who used to preach Christianity in Chak 36 South Branch and Doongi Chak 105 South Branch, Sargodha region and who was recently appointed as a compounder in Hospital Sillanwali, has entered into the fold of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. His request for Bai‘at has been sent today to be presented before Hazrat Khalifatul Masih.

Manzur Ahmad Manzur Bhervi, Sillanwali

Announcement for Ahmadis of Sindh

This is to inform those Ahmadis who are living in Sindh that several of our Ahmadi brothers have established Anjuman Ahmadiyya in Rohri, district Sukkur and by the special grace of God Almighty, this Anjuman is progressing in its works by the day.

There will be a lot of members in Sindh who are not known to us and their whereabouts is also unknown. Therefore, kindly visit to meet in person or send your address to the secretary of Anjuman Ahmadiyya Rohri. Letters should be addressed in the following manner:

To, Babu Akbar Ali Sahib (Inspector of Works in Railway), Station Rohri, District Sukkur, Villa 5.

Publisher: Mir Ghulam Haider Khan (religious scholar), state of Khairpur Mir, Sindh

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