Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan
12 October 1905: One of the Promised Messiah’sas closest companions, beloved disciple and an ever-ready helping-hand, Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkotira was laid to rest on this day before noon in Qadian. He passed away a day before and the burial was done as amanat (interim burial).
13 October 1905: The Promised Messiahas received some guests from Gujarat. Among them was Mr D Neel, headmaster at Mission School. The guests had an opportunity to ask some questions.
13 October 1946: Three Ahmadi missionaries arrived in post-war Zurich, Switzerland to spread the message of Islam – Chaudhry Abdul Latif Sahib, Sheikh Nasir Ahmad Sahib and Maulvi Ghulam Ahmad Bashir Sahib. They established the Ahmadiyya Mission there.
14 October 1946: Hazrat Musleh Maudra delivered a speech in Delhi before his return to Qadian. This turned out to be his last speech in Delhi, the political and cultural hub of India, because soon after this, the disturbances in the partition of India started surfacing and he could not visit this city again.
14 October 1947: On this day, 4 Ahmadis were martyrdom in Qadian – Mirza Ahmad Shafi Sahib, Fiaz Muhammad Sahib, Zahra Bibi Sahiba and a little girl around 4 years of age.
14 October 1994: Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IVrh inaugurated the Baitur Rahman Mosque (House of the Gracious) on this day. This mosque is located in Silver Spring, Maryland in the United States. An estimated 5,000 Ahmadis and guests from across the United States attended the historic opening ceremony.
15 October 1946: Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Shams arrived back in Qadian after 10 years. He was appointed in the England Mission and spent this whole decade away from his family whilst propagating Islam and serving the cause of Muslims at all possible levels. He arrived in the company of Syed Munir al-Hisni Sahib, president of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Damascus.
15 October 1979: Dr Abdus Salam Sahib, famous Pakistani theoretical physicist, shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. He was the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize (after Anwar Sadat of Egypt). The announcement for his Nobel Prize was made on this day.
17-18 October 1942: Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya held its 4th annual Ijtema in Qadian. For the first time, tents were erected for Khuddam and Atfal. During the railway journey towards Qadian, an Ahmadi Khadim from Lahore, Mirza Saeed Ahmad Sahib, son of Mirza Sharif Ahmad Sahib, put his life in great danger and risk to safeguard the flag of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya. Hazrat Musleh Maudra lauded his exemplary sacrifice and guided the Khuddam to act with a similar passion in future, if the need arose to safeguard sacred symbols.
18 October 1946: Under Divine guidance, Hazrat Musleh Maudra initiated the scheme of Tahrik-e-Jadid in 1934. On this day, this organisation got registered with the relevant government department and got its complete title, “Tahrik-e-Jadid Anjuman Ahmadiyya”.