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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

21 June 1908: The Promised Messiah’sas last written work, Paigham-e-Sulh (A Message of Peace), was read out for the representatives of different faiths in Punjab University Hall, Lahore by Khawaja Kamaluddin Sahib.

21 June 1913: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira announced the nikah of his son Abdul Hayy Sahib.

21 June 1920: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra established Muballighin Class and appointed Hazrat Hafiz Roshan Alira as its first teacher.

21 June 1928: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra set off on his journey to Dalhousie and stayed there until 5 August. Huzoorra appointed Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra as amir-e-muqami back at the headquarters (Qadian).

21 June 1931: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra article about the financial difficulties of farmers was read out in a conference of agriculturists held in Lyallpur, present-day Faisalabad.

21 June 1950: Hazrat Pir Manzur Muhammadra passed away. He had beautiful handwriting and had the privilege of writing with hand the first copy of many of the Promised Messiah’sas books. Hazrat Pir Sahibra introduced the unique system to teach children how to read the Quran – Qaida Yassarnal Quran.

22 June 1927: To poison the already tense atmosphere of the Indian subcontinent, a shameless member of the Arya Samaj, Rajpal, published a most scurrilous and disgraceful book concerning the Holy Prophetsa of Islam, called Rangila Rasul (The Flamboyant Prophet). A Hindu journal called Vartman of Amritsar also published an equally offensive article against the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra raised his voice against this and guided the masses at large and his Jamaat especially about how to react to this. The government prosecuted Rajpal for the offence. On this day, Rajpal was convicted and sentenced but was later acquitted by a high court judge, who took the view that the publication of the book did not fall within the scope of the relevant section of the Indian penal code. This entire case and a related contempt of court case against the Muslim press is worth studying. The services rendered by the Ahmadiyya Jamaat and Hazrat Chaudhry Zafarulla Khanra at the time are worth studying.

22 June 1948: Missionary in France, Malik Ataur-Rahman Sahib received official clearance and related documents from the concerned authorities to propagate the message of Islam in the country.

22 June 1957: Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Zafarulla Khanra inaugurated an Ahmadi mosque in Hamburg, Germany.

22 June 1964: The Promised Messiah’sas book Eik Ghalati ka Izala (A Misconception Removed) was confiscated on the orders of government officials of Pakistan. This ban was lifted on 16 August.

23 June 1929: Hazrat Hafiz Roshan Alira (right) passed away. He was a saintly individual and one of the stalwart scholars of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. He was famous for reciting the Holy Quran in a melodious voice. Two of his renowned students were Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Shams and Hazrat Maulana Abul Ata. He accompanied Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra in his journey to Europe in 1924.

23 June 1937: Hazrat Dr Syed Abdul Sattar Shahra passed away. He was the father of Hazrat Syeda Umm-e-Tahirra – wife of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra and mother of Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh.

23 June 1944: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed the young generation of the Jamaat to develop the habit of offering Tahajud prayers regularly.

25 June 1921: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra set out for his tour of Kashmir, which lasted a few months.

25 June 1956: At the start of the year, a small town was planned and developed near District Sarghoda’s town of Jaba. This settlement was named Nakhla. On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra arrived here for the first time to stay. However, this area was ransacked and looted in May/June 1974 by opponents during anti-Ahmadiyya riots.

26 June 1937: During the Khilafat of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, many conspiracies were hatched against the Jamaat. Some of these plots were so alarming that in all likelihood, the Jamaat could have been wiped off the face of the earth. Huzoorra overcame every obstacle with amazing courage. He foretold that every plot would fail. Every prediction made by Huzoorra came true. In 1937, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Misri, former principal of Madrasa Ahmadiyya started creating a rift in the community. He wrote vilifying letters and tried his utmost to create disorder within the Jamaat. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra wise reply was published in this day’s issue of Al Fazl along with the announcement of his expulsion from the Jamaat.

26 June 1942: With the expansion of war fronts, the flames and horrors of World War 2 started engulfing the Middle East, Egypt and other neighbouring areas. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra asked his followers to sincerely pray for the security and sanctity of sacred places located in the Muslim world.

26 June 1952: On this day, the famous Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm dedicated a column to Hasanein bin Makhlouf, a scholar of the country. This article contained many misleading ideas regarding the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. To defuse the impact, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra prepared an article under the title, Al-Youm. Moreover, Huzoorra issued a pamphlet for the Pakistani public in an attempt to save them from going astray.

26 June 1953: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra laid the foundation stone of an academic block and hostel building of Talim-ul-Islam College Rabwah. A brick from Dar-ul-Masih Qadian was used for this purpose.

27 June 1905: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra celebrated the completion of the first reading of the Holy Quran by his son Abdul Hayy Sahib. Under the guidance of the Promised Messiahas, he also arranged food for people.

27 June 1925: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent Hazrat Syed Zain-ul-Abidin Waliullah Shahra and Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Shamsra to Syria to establish the Ahmadiyya Mission there. They reached their destination on 27 July.

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