28 September – 4 October

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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

28 September 1905: The Promised Messiahas received two guests; one was from Turkey while the other was Jewish. He was asked some questions in Arabic.

28 September 1960: Hazrat Babu Muhammad Afzal Sahib, who entered the fold of Ahmadiyyat in 1903, passed away on this day. 

29 September 1891: The Promised Messiahas reached Delhi and stayed in a two-storey building of Nawab Luharo situated in Mahalla Ballimaran. 

30 September 1895: The Promised Messiahas undertook a journey towards Dera Baba Nanak. The sole purpose was to personally witness the famous cloak of Hazrat Baba Nanak. It was Monday, and this 10-member entourage completed this approximately 50-mile journey via yakkas [horse-pulled carriages]. Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ismailra sat next to the Promised Messiahas.

One point to note is that a very close member of the community fell prey to temptation due to this trip and could not recover till his death. He considered that the Promised Messiah, should not personally go for this journey. This caused his faith to stumble and depart from true guidance. 

30 September 1970: Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IIIrh arrived back in Rabwah from Abbottabad. 

30 September 1983: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh laid the foundation stone of the first ever Ahmadiyya mosque in Australia. Huzoorrh delivered a speech afterwards in English. Companion of the Promised Messiahas, Hazrat Maulvi Muhammad Hussainra especially attended this historic event. 

 

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2 October 1957: Hazrat Musleh Maudra prepared a short commentary of the Holy Quran titled Tafsir-e-Saghir. On this day, its composing and proofreading project was completed. Hazrat Munshi Abdul Haqra, companion of the Promised Messiahas, had the honour of writing the Arabic text of the Quran, while its Urdu translation and footnotes were written by Qureshi Muhammad Ismail Sahib. This team to assist Hazrat Musleh Maudra in this Tafsir-e-Saghir project stayed in Nakhla – a small town in District Khoshab, Punjab. Hazrat Musleh Maudra would shift his residence and offices to this hilly area when mercury levels rose in Rabwah. Huzoorra was in Nakhla since 23 September, and on this day, he travelled back to Rabwah. 

3 October 1956: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ceylon published the Sinhala translation of The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam, a concise book and masterpiece by the Promised Messiahas

3 October 1971: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh inaugurated the building of Khilafat Library Rabwah. This rich library in a rather small town extinguishes the thirst of knowledge of not only the locals, but is even considered a replete with source of oriental and religious studies. 

4 October 1899: The Promised Messiahas wrote, “I received another revelation on 4 October 4 1899…:

قیصر ہند كى طرف سے شكریہ

‘Thanks from the Emperor of India.’ This is very surprising for I am a person living a secluded life and disinclined towards rendering any service which might be acceptable and indeed consider myself as dead before my death. Then what occasion can there be for thanking me? Such revelations are symbolic until God Himself makes their meaning manifest.”

4 October 1957: Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh arrived back in Pakistan from England. During his stay there, he learned the language and broadened his understanding of an advanced, fast-paced nation that would soon spread its influence around the world. Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh went to study in London under the instructions of Hazrat Musleh Maudra.

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