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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

24 May 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra decided to travel to Europe upon the invitation of the Wembley Conference’s organisers. Huzoorra informed members of the Jamaat that the main focus of this sojourn would be to devise a proper scheme for the propagation of Islam in Western countries in the years to come.

24 May 1932: Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ishaqra read out his research paper in Lahore during a session arranged by Sanatam Dharam Hindus.

24 May 1935: From the early days of its establishment, members of the Jamaat patiently bore all hardships of opponents due to the constant prayers and guidance of their Imamra. On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a Friday Sermon and foretold that the enemies were about to be defeated and that he could see that their days were numbered. Time proved him to be correct and even adversaries confessed to this.

25 May 1941: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a speech about the situation prevailing in Iraq in those times due to the Second World War. Huzoor’sra detailed analysis was broadcast from Lahore radio station along with Delhi and Lucknow radio stations.

26 May 1906: A baby boy was born in the house of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Musleh-e-Maudra. He was named Mirza Naseer Ahmad, but unfortunately this grandson of the Promised Messiahas died in infancy. 

26 May 1908: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra led the funeral prayer of the Promised Messiahas in Lahore at noon. On the same day, in the evening, the rail-journey started from Lahore Station to shift Hazrat Ahmad’sas coffin to Qadian for burial.

26 May 1908: Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra made the famous resolution to fulfill the mission of his deceased father on this day. He said that even if no one helped him, he would alone sacrifice his entire being and every fibre of his body for his late father’s great cause.

26 May 1926: The publication of The Ahmadiyya Gazette started from Qadian which continued regularly for the next few years.

26 May 1960: Mr Tunku Abdul Rahman visited the Ahmadiyya mosque in The Hague and lauded the efforts of the Ahmadiyya mission. Mr Tunku Abdul Rahman is widely regarded, even by his critics, as Malaysia’s founding father, the architect of Malayan independence and the formation of Malaysia. As such, he is often referred to as the father of Malaysia. He served the nation in the capacity of prime minister from 1957 to 1963.

27 May 1908: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra was unanimously elected as the first Khalifa of the Promised Messiahas. He addressed the Ahmadis before accepting their Bai‘at. Afterwards, he led the funeral prayer of the Promised Messiahas and the burial proceedings were completed under his guidance. All Ahmadis entered into the Bai‘at and the Jamaat was again united under one hand to spread the message of Islam.

27 May 1935: The Hong Kong mission of the Jamaat saw the first of its fruits when a local Chinese gentleman entered the fold of Ahmadiyyat due to the efforts and prayers of Sufi Abdul Ghafoor Sahib, the missionary there.

28 May 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra received a Christian missionary Samuel Marines Zwemer who was visiting Qadian. During the meeting, he asked some questions, which were answered by Huzoorra.

28 May 1934: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra began his journey towards Lahore, which lasted until 7 June.

29 May 1942: Subedar Khush Hal Khan Sahib was martyred in Sawabi, a city in the north-western part of present day Pakistan.

29 May 1950: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra laid the foundation stone of his personal residence in newly-built Rabwah.

29 May 1951: Lala Malawamal Sahib died in Qadian on this day. He was a Hindu neighbour of the Promised Messiahas and used to spend his time in the company of the Promised Messiahas. He witnessed many heavenly signs, including some that were pertaining to him, and even travelled many times with Hazrat Ahmadas.

30 May 1931: An Afghan tourist had the blessed opportunity to meet Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra in Qadian.

30 May 1955: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra went to Geneva during his tour of Europe in which he acquired medical treatment as well as analysing the missionary activity of those countries.

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