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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

21 July 1916: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a Friday Sermon on the acceptance of prayers. Huzoorra continued this vast topic in his next Friday Sermon.

21 July 1938: While studying in England, Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh departed for Egypt. He reached his destination on 28 July.

21 July 1957: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a historic address on the eve of Jalsa Salana 1956 about Khilafat and contemporary conspiracies with the aim to spread false information about this divine institution for the Muslim Ummah. On this date, a written exam was conducted about the points raised in the above-mentioned speech. Records show that 2,746 men and women took part in this important assessment. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra distributed prizes amongst the highest performers.

22 July 1924: As the ship Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra had boarded en route to Europe approached the port of Aden, on this date Huzoorra composed a heart touching message addressing Jamaat members.

22 July 1927: Disturbances and prevailing unrest due to the wide circulation of unwarranted articles and defaming publications against Islam and its Holy Foundersa have been discussed previously in this series. On this date, the Muslims of India held peaceful processions on the call of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra to record their anger and displeasure upon the court verdict about Syed Dilawar Shah. This produced a unique example of national and mutual unity amongst the Muslims of that era. Moreover, a memorandum was prepared with the aim of conveying the sentiments of citizens to concerned authorities. Amazingly, this written petition bore signatures of nearly half a million Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.

22 July 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was engaged in a journey towards Lahore where, under Sir Cyril Redcliff, a commission’s proceedings were underway for the demarcation of boundaries between two would-be countries i.e. India and Pakistan. Earlier, Huzoorra was receiving regular briefings about the unfolding events of the partition and now, in Lahore, he himself watched the session.

Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra showed great concern about this entire episode and his vision and foresight had prompted him to arrange precautionary measures on large scale for this upcoming, unprecedented and frightening situation for millions of Muslims. Huzoorra remained in Lahore until the end of July.

23 July 1933: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra called the attention of members of the Jamaat that for learning the Urdu language, deriving benefit from the books written by the Promised Messiahas was best and most efficient mode.

23 July 1936: A weekly paper commenced its publication and circulation from Nairobi, Kenya under the supervision of Malik Ahmad Hussain Sahib.

23 July 1938: Two Christian missionaries from Spain and Belgium reached Qadian and had the honour of having audience with Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.

24 July 1910: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira journeyed towards the city of Multan so he could record his witness in a law case in a government court. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira appointed Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra as the amir in his absence from Qadian. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira arrived back in Qadian on 26 July.

24 July 1953: Hazrat Sheikh Nayaz Muhammad passed away. He was a police inspector in Gujranwala. He accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1907. He was the son of the very police officer who conducted the search of the Promised Messiah’sas house in Qadian after the murder of Pandit Lekh Ram.

24 July 1959: Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Indonesia conducted its 10th Jalsa Salana, attended by 1,250 men and women.

25 July 1912: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira laid the foundation stone of a new building for Talim-ul-Islam High School in Qadian.

25 July 1913: Hazrat Chaudhry Fateh Muhammad Sayalra reached England. He was appointed and sent there as a missionary by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira.

25 July 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was an ardent lover of the Holy Founder of Islam, his Master, Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be on him. On this day, while traveling to Europe, when his ship approached the coast near Mecca, Huzoorra ascertained that his ship was cruising directly towards Baitullah in Mecca. Upon this blessed occasion, Huzoorra offered two rak‘at [units of prayer] of voluntary prayer in congregation with his entourage. During this time, Huzoorra remained engaged in fervent prayers.

25 July 1947: The Redcliff Line has been mentioned earlier; on this date, the Ahmadiyya Jamaat’s views were presented before the members of the boundary commission by Sheikh Bashir Ahmad Sahib. 25 to 31 July was fixed by the commission for the Muslim League to record their case.

25 July 1956: The Ahmadiyya Khilafat has been targeted by opponents since the first day, but on every occasion, the world witnesses God’s hand working to help and protect Khilafat and the Khalifatul Masih. In 1956, a similar conspiracy was hatched with the help of a man named Allah Rakha and his team. On this date, Al Fazl published a strong and resilient message of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra to counter this plot. A series of messages by Huzoorra would be published in Al Fazl in the days to come (28, 30 and 31 July).

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