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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

14 June 1908: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddin, Khalifatul Masih Ira called the attention of Ahmadi scribes and invited them to come and reside in Qadian to expedite the process of printing of the Jamaat’s publications.

14 June 1956: Syed Kamal Yusuf Sahib and Chaudhry Abdul Latif Sahib reached Gothenburg, Sweden and established the Ahmadiyya Mission in Scandinavian countries. In those early days, this whole venture was supervised by the neighbouring Germany Jamaat.

15 June 1905: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira was severely ill health. Huzoorra felt that his condition was deteriorating so he wrote down his will. But God Almighty had revealed to the Promised Messiahas early on that Hazrat Maulvi Sahibra would recover and gain health, and thus it happened accordingly.

15 June 1912: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira travelled to Lahore and laid the foundation stone of the house of Sheikh Rahmatullah Sahibra. Sheikh Sahibra had been told by the Promised Messiahas that he would bless the house by laying its foundation stone, but destiny did not allow him. On this, the first successor of the Promised Messiahas did not desire for a single promise of his master to remain unfulfilled. Accordingly, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira bore patiently the hardships of travel and reached Lahore to lay the foundation stone. The following day, Huzoorra delivered a lecture too. Huzoorra returned to Qadian on 19 June. It is said that during this journey, Huzoorra gave speeches in Amritsar, Batala and Lahore.

15 June 1915: Hazrat Sufi Ghulam Muhammadra arrived at Port Louis to establish the Ahmadiyya Mission in Mauritius.

15 June 1918: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra arrived back in Qadian after his voyage of Mumbai.

15 June 1950: Maulana Fazl Ilahi Bashir Sahib constructed a mosque in East Africa. This experienced missionary remained posted in different areas of Africa and the Middle East.

15 June 1950: A ceasefire was agreed upon at the front line of Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Upon this, the group of Ahmadi volunteers, the Furqan Force, was disbanded. On 17 June, a special ceremony was arranged in Sarai Alamgir, and the message from the commander-in-chief was read out. Everyone concerned witnessed and lauded the efficiency and loyalty of the Ahmadi volunteers.

16 June 1937: A prominent Ahmadi figure in Qadian Hazrat Maulana Abdur Rahman Jutt was charged in court in a dispute related to the land of the graveyard in Qadian. The judge gave two options: four months imprisonment or a 100-rupee fine. Under the guidance of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, Jutt Sahib opted to go to jail and remained there until 9 July.

17 June 1928: On the instruction of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, events began internationally to commemorate a day  for sirat-un-Nabi – the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa. On this day, the first Sirat-un-Nabi Day took place in which speeches were delivered in over 1,000 locations. Aside from Muslims, people from all religious backgrounds took part. On 12 June, Al Fazl published 7,000 copies of its Khatam-un-Nabiyyin special issue, after which even more copies were required and had to be printed again. In the event held in Qadian, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a speech called Dunya ke Mohsin (The Benefactor of Mankind) which was soon published as a book.

17 June 1937: Professor of religious studies in USA, John Clark Archer arrived in Qadian on this day and met Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.

17 June 1943: An incident took place at Bhamari, a village 5 miles from Qadian. After a failed attempt to stop a Jamaat event there, bricks, sticks, daggers and swords were used against the Ahmadis after the event had finished, causing many injuries and leaving 50 Ahmadis wounded. The amir of the group of Ahmadis was Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ishaqra.

18 June 1913: Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra, with great efforts, launched a newspaper, which Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira named Al Fazl.

19 June 1942: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed men to keep beards, as was the practice of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.

19 June 1944: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a Friday Sermon on the importance of the Arabic language and its need in the current age.

20 June 1932: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra travelled to Rawalpindi and stayed there until 4 July. During this visit, Huzoorra received treatment for his eye condition from an ophthalmologist.

20 June 1943: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra departed on a journey to Dalhousie, leaving behind Hazrat Maulvi Sher Alira as amir-e-muqami (amir in his stead).

20 June 1955: Mian Afzal Hussain, former vice-chancellor of Punjab University distributed awards at Talim-ul-Islam College’s award distribution ceremony.

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