5-11 July

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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

5 July 1906: On this day, the first ever applications for Wasiyyat were received from Ahmadis in Afghanistan, who wished to be part of this divine scheme to offer substantial sacrifices. These fortunate Ahmadis were Nemat Bibi Sahiba, daughter of Syed Ahmad Sahib and Khayal Bibi Sahiba, mother of Syed Ahmad Nur from Kabul.

5 July 1932: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra presided over a session of All India Kashmir Committee, held in Lahore. This committee was formed by the prominent Muslim leaders soon after communal tensions sprang forth from the Kashmir riots of 1931. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was invited to join the committee by Allama Muhammad Iqbal who, at that time, held the Ahmadiyya Jamaat and its leadership in high esteem. Subsequently, Huzoorra became the president of the committee upon the invitation and persuasion of Muslim political leaders of that time. This provided the Jamaat with an opportunity to display its ability to get involved in a major crisis and to lead the Muslim population.

6 July 1948: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was invited by a sincere Ahmadi to visit Hanna Lake. This lake is located in the Urak Valley near Quetta, Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan. It is surrounded by mountains. Huzoorra enjoyed this scenic natural beauty with his family members.

7 July 1915: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra went to Lahore.

Hazrat Mirza Sharif Ahmadra

8 July 1935: Hazrat Mirza Sharif Ahmadra was attacked by an opponent. Mischievous activities by the Ahrar group were on the rise and the situation was turning tense and gruesome even in Qadian during those days. It was around 6 o’clock in the evening when he left his office on bicycle for his residence that a local attacked him with a long and sharp club three times. Hazrat Mirza Sharif Ahmadra courageously blocked this sudden assault with sharp reflexes. This physical attack was condemned by everyone.

9 July 1932: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra set out for Dalhousie and remained there till 14 July. From Dalhousie, he went to Shimla, where he stayed till 18 July. On 20 July, Huzoorra embarked again on his journey towards Dalhousie. Huzoorra remained extremely occupied and travelled in those days for the welfare of Muslims.

9 July 1957: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra hinted a new scheme during his Eid-ul-Adha sermon, which he later elaborated and formally announced during his Jalsa Salana speech on 27 December. This blessed project was called Tehrik-e-Waqf-e-Jadid (The New Dedication). The primary objective of this project was to look after the spiritual upbringing of Jamaat members living in rural communities. The secondary objective was to bring the message of Islam to the Hindu population of the country.

9 July 1957: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra special message was published in a special issue of Azad Nau Jawan on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha. This weekly newspaper was being published in those days from Madras.

9 July 1962: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra went to Nakhla for the last time in his life. Huzoorra stayed there till 26 September.

10 July 1913: The official magazine of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam Lahore commenced its publication under the title of Paigham-e-Sulh. This magazine represented the voice of those who were opponents of Khilafat – the Paighami group. It was for this reason that once Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira referred to it as Paigham-e-Jang.

10 July 1931: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra asked members of the Jamaat to adopt the style of writing of the Promised Messiahas.

11 July 1915: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered his speech in Lahore for the general public on the message of the Messiah.

11 July 1957: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra travelled to Murree and stayed there until 27 July.

11 July 1957: Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III passed away on this day in Geneva Switzerland at the age of 79. He was the 48th Imam of the Ismaili group in Shias. He was one of the founders and first president of the All-India Muslim League. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent his condolences to the bereaved family and followers.

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