29 November – 5 December

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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

29 November 1933: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud, may Allah be pleased with him, blessed the inauguration ceremony arranged in connection to the establishment of another mahalla (locality) named Dar-ul-Sa‘ah in Qadian.

29 November 1940: Sanatan Dharam, an orthodox division within the Lahore chapter of Hindus, convened a religious conference, which was attended by Malik Abdur Rahman Khadim Sahib representing the Jamaat, who delivered a lecture.

29 November 1948: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed organisers assigned with the construction projects in the Markaz of Rabwah that they should ensure that 25,000 bricks were being prepared and uninterruptedly being supplied on a daily basis to the construction sites. On the same day, Huzoorra also visited a nearby settlement named Ahmad Nagar, where he addressed students of Jamia Ahmadiyya and Madrasa Ahmadiyya. Huzoorra also inaugurated a newly built mosque there.

30 November 1927: Hazrat Hurmat Bibi, famous by the name of Tai Sahiba – wife of the Promised Messiah’sas elder brother, Mirza Ghulam Qader Sahib –  passed away.

30 November 1943: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was seriously ill. He was suffering from severe kidney pains and poor heart condition, which deteriorated due to nausea and vomiting, causing a fever. He also experienced a cough and gout on 7 December.

30 November 1944: The Ansarullah pledge was repeated for the first time in a gathering of Majlis Ansarullah.

30 November 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a statement against the unsuitable conditions of reconciliation in the Kashmir case.

30 November 1959: The commentary of Surah al-Furqan to Surah al-Shu‘ara in Tafsir-e-Kabir, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra commentary of the Quran, was published.

30 November 1960: The section of Tafsir-e-Kabir from Surah al-Naml to Surah al-Ankabut was published.

December 1906: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddin’sra magazine Mubadi al-Sarf was published. It was republished the following year, with further additions by the name Mubadi al-Sarf wa al-Nahw.

December 1912: The prophecy of the Promised Messiahas regarding Turkey was fulfilled when Turkey was defeated in the Balkan Wars. The Promised Messiahas made this prophecy nine years prior.

December 1915: The commentary of the first part of the Holy Quran by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was published in Urdu and English, however Huzoor’sra name was not mentioned in it. This blessed work was funded by family members of the Promised Messiahas.

December 1915: Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Zafarulla Khanra advocated in the case of the Monghir mosque of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. The chief justice acknowledged the young Chaudhry Zafarulla Khan Sahib’sra extraordinary abilities.

December 1916: A permanent central library called “Sadiq Library” was established in Qadian.

December 1916: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra launched the scheme of women’s “Preaching Fund”.

December 1916: Minaratul-Masih in Qadian had been under construction from the time of the Promised Messiahas. During this month, a monumental stone was installed upon the completion of its construction.

December 1919: Upon the arrival of the Punjab governor in Lahore, addresses were presented by different sects. The Ahmadiyya Jamaat said in their address that the fall of the Turkish government was a tremor to the apparent glory of Islam.

December 1920: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra book, Tark-e-Mawalat aur Ahkam-e-Islam was published.

December 1920: The first part of Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad’sra masterpiece, Sirat Khatamun-Nabiyyin was published.

December 1921: The book of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, Aina-e-Sadaqat (The Truth About the Split) was published.

December 1922: Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad’s book, Tabligh-e-Hidayat was published.

December 1922: An English newspaper, The Sunrise began publication from Qadian. The editor was Maulvi Muhammaduddin Sahib. Publication continued until October 1950.

December 1926: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra wrote a letter to the Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin, containing some suggestions to reduce Hindu-Muslim tensions. This letter was published in Indian newspapers.

December 1930: A German tourist named Frederick arrived in Qadian. He remained in Qadian for two months. He shared very positive feedback, which was later published in The Review of Religions.

December 1931: An invitation was sent to Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra to attend a conference of Muslim scholars at Jerusalem. Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Shamsra attended the conference on the instruction of Huzoorra.

December 1932: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra established a permanent reserve fund and land was purchased in Sindh.

December 1935: A Vedic/Greek dispensary was established in Delhi with the funding of Tahrik-e-Jadid. The first nazim was Qureshi Mukhtar Ahmad Dehlvi Sahib.

December 1935: The very first edition of the collection of divine revelations, dream and visions vouchsafed to the Promised Messiahas (Tadhkira) was published.

December 1937: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra added an additional five demands to the 19 of Tahrik-e-Jadid.

December 1940: Hazrat Sheikh Ata Muhammad Sialkotira passed away. He was the elder brother of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

December 1948: An office was set up specifically to serve visitors of Qadian.

December 1949: The German government recognised the residential rights of Jamaat missionaries in Hamburg and arranged a house for their accommodation.

December 1952: A campaign to boycott Ahmadis was launched in Gujranwala, which was strongly condemned by the Ahl-e-Hadith spokesman of the weekly Al-I‘tisam. The Jamaat’s delegation also met the officials of Gujranwala on the instructions of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.

December 1954: The quarterly magazine Peace was issued by the Borneo Ahmadiyya Mission, which was published in English and native Malay. In 1959, the magazine ceased publication.

December 1957: The volume of Tafsir-e-Kabir consisting of Surah al-Hajj and Surah al-Nur was published.

December 1958: Saudi Prince Fahd al-Faisal was given literature by the Ahmadiyya Jamaat during his visit to the Netherlands.

December 1960: The second volume of the Holy Quran’s English commentary (Surah Maryam to Surah al-Jathiyah) was published.

December 1960: Degree classes were initiated at Jamia Nusrat, Rabwah.

December 1964: Seven new Jamaat schools were established in Ghana.

December 1964: The monthly Khalid published a special issue on the Second Khilafat.

1 December 1927: The first Arabic translation of Durr-e-Sameen was published.

1 December 1930: Hazrat Munshi Habib-ur-Rahman Kapurthalavira, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away.

1 December 1946: Hazrat Nawab Abbas Ahmad left for England to study on the instructions of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra. He returned on 31 August 1947.

1 December 1952: Prof Dr Kurt Tiltak, a renowned orientalist from Germany sent four questions about Ahmadiyyat to Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra in order to find answers.

1 December 1959: A gift of Ahmadiyya literature was presented to Mr Hammer Scholde, Secretary General of the United Nations in Liberia.

2 December 1910: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira appointed Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra, the Amir Majlis of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya, in his stead.

2 December 1912: On the request of Allama Iqbal, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira sent a list of Arabic literature.

2 December 1944: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra inaugurated the expanded portion of Masjid Mubarak in Qadian. With this extension, the mosque doubled in its capacity from the previous expansion of 1907. The expansion work was supervised by Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmadra.

2 December 1944: The first budget of Majlis Ansarullah was approved. It consisted of a 1,800-rupee income and expenses of 1,535 rupees.

2 December 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra began a series of beneficial lectures on Pakistan. The first five lectures took place at Maynard Hall College, Lahore. The first lecture took place on 2 December, entitled Pakistan’s Future in Defence, Agriculture and Industry. It was chaired by Justice Muhammad Munir Sahib.

2 December 1954: The central body of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya hosted a banquet in honour of Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra addressed the gathering.

2 December 1960: Ahmadiyya Mission Togo was established by Mirza Lutf-ur-Rahman Sahib.

3 December 1939: In compliance with the decision of Majlis-e-Shura, the Jamaat celebrated the first day of the “Worldwide Religious Leaders” and the general public was invited to these gatherings as well.

3 December 1943: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra set up a committee to look into various issues of jurisprudence. He appointed the following three members for it:

– Hazrat Maulana Syed Sarwar Shahra (Mufti of the Jamaat)

– Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ishaqra

– Hazrat Maulana Abul Ata

3 December 1955: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra participated in a dinner, arranged in honour of overseas missionaries.

3 December 1960: Hazrat Baba Sadaruddin Darveshra passed away.

3 December 1961: A new building of Jamia Ahmadiyya was inaugurated by Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmadra.

4 December 1951: Hazrat Master Muhammad Akbar of Dera Ghazi Khan passed away. He performed Bai‘at in 1904.

4 December 1955: Hazrat Syed Zain-ul-Abidin Waliullah Shahra was to soon depart for Damascus as a missionary. On this date, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered an address in his honour.

4 December 1955: The foundation stone of Bait-us-Salam was laid in Tanganyika, part of present-day Tanzania.

5 December 1953: The fifth two-day Jalsa Salana of the Sierra Leone Jamaat took place. 500 delegates from 41 regions participated in it. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent a message instructing all members to work unitedly and praying that God may be with them all.

5 December 1957: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra announced the nikah of Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh with Hazrat Syeda Asifa Begum Sahiba.

5 December 1957: Hazrat Sheikh Yaqub Ali Irfanira, Editor and Founder of Al Hakam passed away in India. He took Bai‘at in 1889. Throughout his lifetime, he was engaged in the jihad of the pen. Moreover, he wrote about 60 books.

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