Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan
20 July 1891: The Promised Messiah’sas written debate with Maulvi Muhammad Hussain of Batala, commenced on this day in Ludhiana. It continued for the next ten days. It was later published in book form, under the title Al-Haq: Mubahisa Ludhiana from Sialkot. It was through Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti’sra efforts that it saw publication through his magazine Al-Haq Sialkot.
20 July 1950: Hazrat Baba Hasan Muhammadra passed away. He is buried in Bahishti Maqbara Rabwah. According to official documents, he was the first fortunate individual to enter the institution of Al-Wasiyyat.
21 July 1898: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan Sahibra and dispatched the “Ointment of Jesus” (also known as the Apostles’ Ointment).
22 July 1955: Hazrat Musleh Maudra was in London during his journey to Europe. On this day, he presided over the first ever International Conference of Ahmadiyya Missionaries. Attendees continued with group consultations under sub-committees for the next three days, in the mission house at 63 Melrose Road, London.
23 July 1898: The plague was claiming lives in most parts of the Indian subcontinent. This was a matchless heavenly sign shown in favour of the Promised Messiahas. But out of his sheer love and compassion for humankind, he announced on this day that everyone should repent to God and that a precautionary medicine had been prepared for plague patients. It was named “Tiryaq-i-Ilahi” (Divine cure), because the main ingredients of this medicine were inspired to Huzooras by God Almighty. This indigenous medicine cost 2500 rupees. Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra bore a major part and donated one premium and precious part of this medicine worth 2,000 rupees.
24 July 1944: Hazrat Musleh Maudra announced his nikah in Masjid Mubarak, Qadian with Syeda Bushra Begum Sahiba, daughter of Syed Azizullah Shah Sahib. She was the seventh and last wife to marry Hazrat Musleh Maudra, and was affectionately given the title of “Mehar Apa” (Compassionate Sister) by the Jamaat.
25 July 1898: Maulvi Muhammad Hussian of Batala, leveled some bitter allegations against the blessed and pure personality of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas in one issue of his magazine Isha‘at-us-Sunnah. When the courier reached, with this above-mentioned paper, the Promised Messiah, Huzooras wrote the following on top of it with his pen and returned it to him: “O my Lord, if this man is speaking the truth, then increase him in respect. And if he is an imposter, then have him caught.”
25 July 1931: Hazrat Musleh Maudra was elected President of the All India Kashmir Committee by almost all stakeholders of Muslim entities of the Indian subcontinent. It was to safeguard the basic rights of the Muslims of Kashmir.
25 July 1942: A bitter foe of the Promised Messiahas saw another episode of his humiliation. On 7 July 1941, Manzoor Hussein – son of a sworn enemy of the Promised Messiahas, Maulvi Karam Din of Bheen – killed a high-ranking police officer and fled the scene. Police detained Maulvi Sahib along with his wife. Police parties took them along from town to town in search of their, still at large, son. On this day, the court issued the auction orders for the property and belongings of Maulvi Sahib, to frighten him so that he may help authorities to locate his fugitive son. But every effort resulted in vain, and Manzoor Hussian was killed in police encounter in district Banu on 29 November that year.
26 July 1904: The Promised Messiahas was in Gurdaspur, and on this day, he received the following guests from Lahore: Miyan Hidayatullah Sahib (poet) and two clerks of Accountant General Office Lahore, one of whom was a Christian.
26 July 1940: Hazrat Musleh Maudra announced the establishment of Majlis Ansarullah, an auxiliary organisation of Ahmadi men aged above 40 years. He appointed Hazrat Maulvi Sher Alira its president. Huzoorra also announced some core amendments regarding the auxiliary organisation of Ahmadi youth. Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya was also announced on this day, an organisation of Ahmadi boys. Huzoorra made memberships of these organisations compulsory for Ahmadis of that age-range.
26-30 July 1947: Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Muhammad Zafarulla Khanra masterly presented the case of Muslims in front of the Boundary Commission on behalf of the Muslim League.