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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

2 August 1913: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I’sra son, Abdul Hayy Sahib’s wedding ceremony took place. Regarding his son’s residence, Huzoorra instructed the construction workers that it should be built facing Baitullah in Mecca. Huzoorra wished that his progeny should always remain punctual and regular in their prayers and worship.

2 August 1952: An organisation based in Baltimore, USA planned to celebrate 6 August as Peace Day. Its secretary requested Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra to make special prayers on this day. Huzoorra instructed his Jamaat to observe this specific day as Peace Day and inculcate the importance of peace through sermons. Moreover, Huzoorra had Surah al-Fatihah translated into English and sent to the above-mentioned organisation’s management.

3 August 1917: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent a delegation of Ahmadi missionaries and devotees to Mumbai. This team spent more than two months discharging their assigned duties there and remained occupied in discussions with people of different faiths.

3 August 1963: Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Karachi established its library, which was inaugurated by Niaz Fatehpuri Sahib.

4 August 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra reached Damascus, en route to Europe. Huzoor’sra entourage chose a railway journey from Haifa to reach their unique destination, the city of Damascus, which is considered to be among the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. In one tradition of the Holy Prophetsa of Islam, the Imam Mahdi and this city’s name have been mentioned together. Huzoorra stayed in this city until 9 August. Local print media covered his activities in the city, which fulfilled the above-mentioned prophecy about the Promised Messiahas in one sense.

4 August 1934: Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad’srh wedding with Hazrat Syeda Mansura Begum took place. The entourage travelled to Malerkotla and returned back to Qadian on 6 August.

4 August 1934: Upon the instructions of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, a twice-weekly newspaper was launched from Srinagar called Islah. It was to spread the voice of the oppressed people of the valley and safeguard their due civil rights.

4 August 1955: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was in London. A delegation from Nigeria had an audience with him. Huzoorra graciously accepted their request and granted his stick to Nigeria Jamaat as a source of blessings.

5 August 1939: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra travelled to Dharamshala and Manali. He stayed there until 29 August.

5 August 1955: The editor of magazine Eastern World paid a visit and had an audience with Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra. On the same day, some students from Zanzibar, Africa had an opportunity to see Huzoorra and seek blessings from his company.

5 August 1956: A delegation of civil servants and government officials from Indonesia visited Rabwah.

5 August 1960: The Scandinavian Jamaat held its first ever Jalsa Salana, which continued for the following two days.

5 August 1961: Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Tanzania held its 3-day Jalsa Salana.

6 August 1945: Hazrat Hakim Fazlur-Rahman, missionary in Lagos, Africa laid the foundation stone of the Jamaat’s central mission house there.

6 August 1951: Maulana Muhammad Ismail Munir Sahib formally established the mission in Ceylon, present day Srilanka.

6 August 1955: Hazrat Amma Ji, Sughra Begum Sahibara passed away. She was the wife of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira. Her year of birth is estimated to be 1874.

7 August 1956: The Ahmadiyya mission in Sweden saw its first convert. He was given the new Islamic name of Saif-ul-Islam Mahmud.

8 August 1928: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra started his month-long series of dars-ul-Quran. During this, Huzoorra covered the commentary of Surah Yunus to Surah al-Kahf. In this way, Huzoorra completed almost 5 parts of the Holy Quran. These precious jewels were later printed in Tafsir-e-Kabir, volume 3 in 1940.

8 August 1934: Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad’srh walima reception was arranged in Qadian.

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