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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

31 May 1914: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra Nikah with Hazrat Amatul Hayy Begum Sahiba was announced by Hazrat Syed Sarwar Shahra. She was the daughter of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira.

31 May 1929: The Ahmadiyya Jamaat’s organ Al Fazl published its Khatam-un-Nabiyyin number. This special issue was to provide material for Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi to be held across the subcontinent. This 73-page document contained a variety of articles written by a variety of people. 

31 May 1934: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered his lecture in Lahore YMCA on the Arabic language and its ranking among world languages. On the same day, Huzoorra attended a session of the All India Kashmir Committee.

31 May 1935: An earthquake occurred between 2:33am and 3:40am at Quetta, Balochistan, British India, now part of Pakistan. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.7 and between 30,000 and 60,000 people died from the impact. This ranked as the deadliest earthquake that hit South Asia until the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra warned the people of that time regarding these heavenly signs.

31 May 1950: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra laid the foundation stone of the following buildings in Rabwah: Talim-ul-Islam High School, Qasr-e-Khilafat, offices of Tahrik-e-Jadid, offices of Sadr Anjuman and offices of Lajna Imaillah.

1 June 1909: Maulvi Muhammad Ali Sahib started the translation of the Holy Quran in English. This whole project was conceived and all expenses were bore by Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya. Yet sadly, after the split, he deemed it to be his own brainchild and got it published under his name.

1 June 1920: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra penned his wise words on the then contemporary topic of World War I. Huzoorra discussed the treaty of the Ottoman Empire and future behavior of the Muslim ummah.

1 June 1920: Dr Abdul Hakeem from Patiala passed away. He once entered the fold of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, but unfortunately ended up in a miserable state due to his false beliefs, which he started promoting against the Imam of the age.

1 June 1934: The Ahmadiyya Press in Nairobi, Kenya began publishing books on this date.

1 June 1957: Tashheez-ul-Azhan began its publication as an organ of Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya Markaziya in Pakistan. Previously, it was a rich research journal on oriental and religious topics and was founded by Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra in Qadian.

2 June 1934: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered his lecture in Lahore about the need of religion for humankind.

2 June 1948: After the partition, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed that books from Qadian’s Library should be shifted to Chiniot as soon as possible. Upon this, the concerned officials transferred this treasure to Chiniot before mid-June.

3 June 1946: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra went to the site of the Precision Manufacturing Company in Qadian. Huzoorra laid the foundation stone and led silent prayer. It was a project of his younger brother, Hazrat Mirza Sharif Ahmadra.

3 June 1947: Hazrat Syed Sarwar Shahra passed away. He was an esteemed companion of the Promised Messiahas who served as the principal of Jamia Ahmadiyya and mufti of the Jamaat.

4 June 1944: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra presided over the formal inaugural ceremony of Talim-ul-Islam College in Qadian. Only two days earlier, on 2 June, the Punjab University informed Jamaat officials via telegraph that the government had permitted the setting up of the college. The first year of the college enrolled 80 students. In his opening speech, Huzoorra announced the establishment of Fazle-Umar Research Institute and its supervision was given to Chaudhry Abdul Ahad Sahib.

4 June 1949: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra went on his Sindh tour. During so, he went to Kunri, Mahmud Abad state. On 7 June, he went to Muhammad Abad state. On 8 June, he went to Nur Nagr and blessed this newly built locality and gave it the new name of Sadiq Abad and prayed for its future. On 9 June, Huzoorra delivered his Friday Sermon from Muhammad Abad state. On 13 June, he travelled to Kanjeki and Nasir Abad. On 22 June, he reached Quetta.

4 June 1955: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was in Europe and some glimpses of his activities recorded are as follows: On this day, Huzoorra inspected the mission house of Zurich. On 5 June, Huzoorra gave a speech in English in Zurich. On 8 June, Huzoor’s interview was televised by a Swiss television channel in English. On the same day, a Yugoslavian man entered the fold of Ahmadiyyat. On 10 June, Huzoorra went to Switzerland’s southern city of Lugano via car.  On 11 June, Huzoorra reached Italy’s port city of Venice. On 14 June, Huzoorra landed in Austria. On 15 June, Huzoorra was in Nuremberg, Germany. On 17 June, Huzoorra was in The Hague. His stay in the Netherlands is reported between 19 to 24 June.  On 25 June, Huzoorra was in Hamburg, where a famous journalist conducted his interview for his newspaper. On 26June, an orientalist performed initiation at the hand of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra; he was given the name of Zubair. Huzoorra addressed a reception in English. During this, he extended his heartfelt desire to build a mosque in Germany. On 27 June, Huzoorra received some government officials. Later that day, Huzoorra attended a gathering arranged by locals and spoke in English for half an hour. Many newspapers covered the above-mentioned events. On 29 June, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra arrive at the Netherlands.

5 June 1929: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was in Kashmir and his stay here lasted until 30 September. During the sojourn, he invited the locals to uplift their moral, intellectual and spiritual levels in order to excel in the future.

5 June 1931: Upon the completion of 40 years since the publication of the Promised Messiah’sas book Fath-e-Islam, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra emphasised that every member of the Jamaat should become regular in his Tahajud prayer and strive in the propagation of Islam’s message.

5 June 1951: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra inaugurated a college in Rabwah for girls. It was named Jamia Nusrat Rabwah. This institution started its services under the supervision of Huzoor’s wife Syeda Umm-e-Mateen Sahiba. The college’s first principal was Farkhanda Akhtar Sahiba. This college was set up in a personal mansion of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra with 16 students.

6 June 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra completed writing his book, Ahmadiyyat, for the Wembley Conference in England. Huzoorra started writing this on 24 May. On 2 July, its English rendering was finished, which was mailed to the organisers in England. Later, Huzoorra himself prepared a summary of this material, which was completed by 9 July.

6 June 1935: Hazrat Maulana Abdur Rahim Dard launched The Muslim Times from London when he was a missionary there.

6 June 1965: The Jamaat published the Holy Quran’s first five parts with its translation in Luganda language.

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