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23-29 November

Compiled by: Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

25 November 1886: The Promised Messiahas arrived back in Qadian from Ambala after staying there for more than two months.

25 November 1898: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra, which indicates that the Promised Messiahas had an injury on his hand and he was suffering from a fever that day.

25 November 1904: The Promised Messiahas received a revelation on this day:

غلام قادر آگئے۔ گھر نور اور بركت سے بھرگیا۔رَدَّ اللّٰہُ اِلَىَّ

([Urdu] Ghulam Qadir came and the house became filled with light and blessing. [Arabic] Allah sent him back to me.)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh said that the martyrdom of Mirza Ghulam Qadir Sahib, son of Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib, in Rabwah on 14 April 1999 fulfilled these Divine words. 

26 November 1945: Hazrat Musleh Maudra appointed Hazrat Maulana Nazir Ahmad Ali as missionary in-charge of West Africa. On this day, he embarked on his journey towards Africa with two other missionaries. Before their departure, Huzoorra said that a time would come when our graves would call out to Ahmadi youth calling them towards victories.

Maulana Nazir Ali Sahib passed away in Sierra Leone in 1955 serving the cause of Islam and was buried there.

 

 

27 November 1902: It was in November 1902 that a debate was held between Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi of Ahl-e-Hadith and Maulvi Abdullah Chakrhalvi of Ahl-e-Quran. Maulvi Abdullah of district Mianwali called himself a protagonist of Ahl-e-Quran and did not believe in the supremacy of Hadith, whereas Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi thought Hadith to be the judge on the teachings of the Holy Quran. Both clerics had taken up opposite views. The Promised Messiah’sas advent had taken place precisely for the purpose of demolishing such differences, therefore, the Promised Messiahas wrote a book on this day titled “Review bar Mubahisa Batalvi wa Chakrhalvi” (A Review of the Debate Between Batalavi and Chakrhalavi) as a review on the positions taken up by the contending parties. The Promised Messiahas wrote very lucidly and clearly on the subject. He indicated that as Muslims we have three clear directions (in order of significance): Quran, Sunnah and Hadith.

27 November 1942: Hazrat Musleh Maudra was suffering from gout for many weeks and this severe condition had literally rendered Huzoorra bedridden. On this day, he came to Masjid Aqsa in Qadian seated on a chair, which was carried by some of his followers, and announced the commencement of the new fiscal year of Tahrik-e-Jadid. He narrated to the audience how many army generals had been reported in history books to have commanded their forces while lying in palanquins, and in such a state had defeated their opponents.

28 November 1885: Masses in the Indian subcontinent experienced a rare show of meteor showers at night. The Promised Messiahas termed this practice of heavenly objects as a fresh Divine sign shown in his favor. Huzooras said: “On the night of 28 November 1885… there was such a display of meteor showers in the sky the like of which I have not witnessed before in my life, and so many thousands of flames were traversing the atmosphere in the skies that there is no other spectacle in the world which I can cite to describe it. I recall that at that time, the following revelation was vouchsafed to me repeatedly:

وَمَا رَمَیْتَ اِذْ رَمَیْتَ وَلٰكِنَّ اللّٰہَ رَمَى

(‘It was not you who let loose but it was Allah Who let loose.’)”

28 November 1893: The Promised Messiahas was in Ferozpur. It is reported that he stayed in this city for 25 days.

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