26 April – 2 May

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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

26 April 1931: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a lecture in the town hall of Mansoori on Hindu-Muslim Unity while he was on his journey of north India.

27 April 1914: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra began darses of Sahih Bukhari. His predecessor, Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddin, Khalifatul Masih Ira used to deliver darses of Bukhari – the most authentic compilation of the Hadith – along with darses on the Holy Quran regularly. 

27 April 1938: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra embarked on his journey towards Sindh where he stayed till the end of next month. 

29 April 1946: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra directed members of the Jamaat to learn the basic teachings of the Holy Quran and enhance their focus on producing more Huffaz (those who memorise the Holy Quran by heart).

30 April 1931: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra went to Dehradun, nowadays the interim capital of Uttarakhand, a state in India. 

30 April 1955: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra had been suffering poor health due to a knife attack in Masjid Mubarak, Rabwah. Owing to the impact this fatal attempt on his life had on Huzoor’sra health, doctors asked him to travel to Europe to get complete medical care. On this day, Huzoor’sra entourage left from Karachi for Damascus, the first leg of the months-long journey. 

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1 May 1926: Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ishaqra was famous for his general welfare projects as was his respected father Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawabra. On this day, Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ishaqra established a care centre for orphans and needy people in the Jamaat. It was named Darul-Shayookh.

2 May 1930: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra wrote a detailed letter to the Viceroy of India Mr Irwin and presented him the basic seven options to move forward with the prevailing law and order situation in those chaotic times. 

2 May 1938: Hafiz Bashir Ahmad Jalandhari Sahib passed away in Darul-Rahmat Qadian while doing Waqar-e-Amal (voluntary labour for the benefit of society). This made him the first shaheed (martyr) for the sake of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya.

2 May 1944: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra introduced a scheme to prepare a rebuttal to the book Satyarth Prakash. Scholars of the Jamaat worked accordingly, and well before February the following year, a reply to the allegations raised in the eight chapters of this book were prepared.

2 May 1965: Renowned British Historian, Dr Peter Hardy of SOAS University of London and author of The Muslims of British India arrived at Rabwah. He enjoyed meeting with Sahibzada Mirza Tahir Ahmad Sahibrh and Mir Mahmood Ahmad Nasir Sahib, aside from spending time in the newly developed town of Pakistan. Dr Hardy distinctly remembered Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh due to his long prayers at the university. Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh had spent a few years in London as a young student. 

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