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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

27 July 1896: The Promised Messiah’sas prophecy about Abdullah Atham was fulfilled on this day, when this Muslim-born Christian missionary departed this world in Firozpur. He was a representative of the Christian camp against the Promised Messiahas at Amratsar during the famous debate, Jang-e-Muqaddas, in 1893. 

28 July 1940: Hazrat Miyan Me‘rajuddin Sahib Umarra passed away. He was amongst the progeny of native families of Lahore City. He contributed to the Ahmadiyya literature with books like Sadaqat-e-Maryamiya, Urdu translation of The Crucifixion, by An Eye Witness (Waqia Saleeb key Chashm Deed Halaat) and Almanac of 125 Years (1873-1907). He also had the honour of getting permission from the Promised Messiahas to re-print Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya from his printing press Al Badr. He added a short biography of the Promised Messiahas with it in 1906. Last but not least, he purchased the Ahmadiyya newspaper Badr when its owner and editor, Babu Muhammad Afzal Sahib passed away, hence, this newspaper continued serving the Jamaat under him until 1913.

29 July 1897: The Promised Messiahas asked his followers to engage in financial sacrifices for the extension project of Masjid Mubarak compound in Qadian.

29 July 1903: The Promised Messiahas was told in an Arabic revelation, “The mention of your forefathers will be cut off, and, after you, the chain of descendants will be counted from you.”

30 July 1944: During the meeting of the All India Muslim League in Lahore, a member, Maulvi Abdul Hamid Badayuni tabled a motion that a resolution should be adopted that Ahmadis are axed from the membership of the Muslim League, because they are, according to Muslim clerics, out of the fold of Islam. However, Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah dismissed this motion. 

30 July 1955: Hazrat Musleh Maudra led the Eid-ul-Azha prayer at the Fazl Mosque in London. The number of gatherers touched the 500-mark, from Ahmadis and non-Ahmadis too. After the assembly, renowned Irish writer and novelist, Mr Desmond Shaw, had the honour of having audience with Hazrat Musleh Maudra and asked some questions regarding contemporary global issues. 

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31 July 1955: Khawaja Hasan Nizami passed away. He was a sufi and marathon essayist of the Indian subcontinent and it is claimed that he wrote scores of books. He was an open admirer of the personality and services of Hazrat Musleh Maudra and the Ahmadiyya Jamaat for Islam and the Muslim Community.

July 1946: A prominent Ahmadi, Sharif Dosta Sahib was martyred in Albania along with his family members. This sad news reached Hazrat Musleh Maudra and he announced him as the first European Ahmadi Shaheed. Huzoorra also encouraged the Jamaat to always remain ready to embrace every hardship for the cause of Islam.

August 1885: In Qadian, a Hindu businessman from the main bazar wrote to the Promised Messiahas demanding a sign in favour of the living religion, Islam. This development led to a splendid and shining sign, when Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra was born in 1889 and claimed to be Musleh Maud in 1944. 

August 1891: The Promised Messiahas was in Ludhiana, and religious debates were on the rise in the aftermath of his claim to be the Messiah. In those days, Huzooras penned and published his book Izala-e-Auham for the removal of prevailing suspicions. He was very worried for the masses and admonished time and again to the religious leaders to ponder over his claims and to not rush to refute as reversal from a denial was a difficult thing in the existing religious world.

1 August 1899: A famous Hindu monk arrived at Qadian. As a result of the Islamic teachings of hospitality, he was provided the opportunity to meet and talk with the Promised Messiahas. Editor of Al Hakam (Urdu) added a note before publishing his diary of the event, mentioning that it was at dusk, and the prevailing darkness disturbed his otherwise usual command over paper and pen. 

1 August 1907: The Promised Messiahas was conveyed these words in an Arabic and Urdu revelation: “Lord, make me triumph over the other. My victory. I shall come to you suddenly with My hosts.”

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