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100 Years Ago... - Tabligh Activities of Qazi Abdullah Sahib in England

Hazrat Qazi Muhammad Abdullah r.a.

 

Al Fazl, 5 November 1918

Respected Qazi Abdullah Sahib BA BT writes in a new letter: 

 

The Bai‘at forms of two persons from the town of Morpeth have been sent through Mufti Sahib. After this, the report is as follows: 

Prior to returning from there, the message of truth was conveyed to all in a public gathering under the presidency of Mr Robinson, an esteemed personage of the city. This gathering was extremely successful in its occurrence. Thereafter, I received the opportunity to perform tabligh, visiting the houses at invitation too, of the people or families to whom I was individually propagating the message of Islam. Visiting the residence of Mr Brank, he was enlightened of the circumstances of the Ahmadiyya Community. This individual has remained as a member of parliament. 

At the invitation of Mr Robinson, whom I had mentioned before, I remained in his house from 5 o’clock to 8 o’clock, and during this time, he was substantially acquainted regarding the circumstances of the Jamaat to an extent. I arrived from Morpeth to the town of Rothbury. I gained the opportunity to carry out tabligh to many people individually and to distribute literature. The station master of this area, who is an officer in the army as well, took me to his home to listen to further information regarding the circumstances of the Jamaat. The conversation throughout occurred in the form of a debate. The station master, his wife and his sister became convinced of the unity of God instead of trinity and accepted the Promised Messiahas  to be God’s prophet. Afterwards, accepting the prophethood of the Holy Prophetsa and of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas in this age, they signed the form [of initiation]. 

From Rothbury, I arrived at Hexham. However, stopping at a village named Cambo on the road for two hours, I conveyed to many the message of Islam.

On Saturday evening, there was a grand gathering in Hexham in which I was engaged in lectures, questions and answers from 8 o’clock to 10 o’clock. This left a very good impression on people. I remained in that area for three days. A respected individual who had arrived there from another city to spend time off for his leave and a person who resided there entered into the fold of those who attest to the truth, after tabligh. 

From the town of Hexham, I arrived at Blackpool, passing through Carlisle and Windermere. In this area, I gained much opportunity to convey the message of Islam to the masses. 

(Translated by Fateh Alam)

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