6-12 December

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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

6 December 1939: Mr Mankovi Astro passed away at the age of 70. He established the Jamaat in Eastern Java. This devout and active member granted his land to the Jamaat, where a local mosque was constructed.

6 December 1946: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra called for Ahmadi doctors to provide aid for the victims of the Bihar Riots. Upon this call, a delegation comprising of two doctors was sent to the badly affected areas of the conflict.

6 December 1954: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra inaugurated the newly constructed building of Talim-ul-Islam College Rabwah.

6 December 1960: King Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia was presented with a copy of the Holy Quran by Jamaat representatives.

6 December 1963: Hazrat Syeda Aziza Begum passed away. She was the noble wife of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra and commonly known as Umm-e-Waseem. She was the daughter of Hazrat Seith Abu Bakr Yousaf Jamal Sahib a devout and affluent merchant from Jeddah.

7 December 1917: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra exhorted the young members of the Jamaat to come forward and devote their lives for the cause of Islam. Upon this call, 63 earnest young men stepped forward rendering their services for this cause.

7 December 1931: Hazrat Mullah Muhammad Meerura passed away.

7 December 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a second lecture at a full session in Lahore on the topic of Pakistan’s future. The chairman was Sir Malik Feroz Khan Noon Sahib. During this discourse, Huzoorra discussed the future of the newly formed Pakistan with regard to agriculture, livestock and minerals etc. Huzoorra also advised how to develop and improve the areas under discussion.

7 December 1948: Manzoor Ahmad Ojalvi Sahib was martyred in Kashmir.

7 December 1948: The construction of temporary buildings in Rabwah was initiated. Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiqra laid the foundation stone of one such building consisting of seven large rooms on this date.

7 December 1955: Hazrat Maulana Abdur Rahim Dardra passed away after rendering great services for the Jamaat and nation alike. He was a missionary, writer, political activist for the Pakistan Movement and also served as the Imam of the historic Fazl Mosque in London.

7 December 1957: Hazrat Seith Ismail Adamra from Bombay passed away. He accepted Islam Ahmadiyyat in 1896 and was a companion of the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him.

8 December 1927: Upon the announcement of the proposed arrival of the Simon Commission to India (a group of seven British Members of Parliament under the chairmanship of Sir John Simon), Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra penned a book, Musalmano kay liye imtihan ka Waqt (A test for the Muslims). Huzoorra, in the book, raised some serious question about the whole political episode and the commission. Some people in India were outraged and insulted that the Simon Commission, which was to determine the future of India, did not include a single Indian member.

8 December 1948: Hazrat Qazi Azizuddinra of Faizullah Chak passed away. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.

8 December 1960: Maulana Muhammad Ismail Munir Sahib arrived at the shores of Mauritius to spread the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat.

9 December 1944: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra addressed young members of the Jamaat belonging to the North Western Frontier region of the subcontinent and urged them to devote their lives in serving religion. 

9 December 1949: The Jamaat in Indonesia held its first ever three-day Jalsa Salana in Jakarta.

9 December 1955: The Mubarak Mosque, the first purpose-built mosque in the Netherlands was opened by Hazrat Sir Muhammad Zafarulla Khanra on this date. This mosque, with three minarets and a capacity of 500 worshippers, was designed by Frits Beck and was completed with funds collected from Lajna Imaillah. On 3 June 2006, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the Mubarak Mosque to commemorate the building’s 50th anniversary. The first missionary in the Netherlands was Hafiz Qudratullah Sahib who arrived in 1947.

9 December 1957: Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Tahir Ahmad’srh wedding reception was arranged on this date. On 11 December, another gathering was held as his Walima.

10 December 1924: Hazrat Syeda Amtul Hayy Begumra passed away. This noble lady was the daughter of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I, may Allah be pleased with him, and was also the beloved wife of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.

10 December 1935: Hazrat Imamuddinra passed away, who was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.

10 December 1938: Hazrat Pir Shamsuddinra passed away at the age of 100. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.

10 December 1947: Upon the instructions of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, Talim-ul-Islam College commenced functioning in Lahore and new admissions were also announced.

10 December 1949: Hazrat Munshi Muhammad Ismailra of Sialkot passed away. He accepted the message of the Promised Messiahas in 1900.

10 December 1949: Jamia-tul-Mubashireen was established in Rabwah to train young imams within the Jamaat.

10 December 1953: Hazrat Hakim Muhammad Abdul Samadra of Delhi passed away. He joined Islam Ahmadiyyat in 1905.

10 December 1956: A delegation of Jamaat members presented Jamaat literature to the first premier of the People’s Republic of China, Zhou Enlai, while he was touring India.

11 December 1936: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed members of the Jamaat to fervently pray and seek forgiveness from God Almighty. Huzoorra guided Ahmadis to repent thoroughly during his discourse on this day, 25 Ramadan.

11 December 1936: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra invited Maulvi Muhammad Ali Sahib, of the Paighamis, for a debate about the prophethood of the Promised Messiahas. Maulvi Sahib avoided the chance to settle the dispute.

11 December 1953: The young Dr Abdus Salam was offered to become a lecturer at Cambridge University, England. He accepted the offer and is counted among the earliest people from Pakistan to teach at this esteemed position. He began as a professor of mathematics in 1954. On this date, he arrived at Cambridge University to start his new career.

12 December 1911: On this date, in order to appease Bengali sentiments, Bengal was reunited by Lord Hardinge. This was in response to the Swadeshi movement’s riots in protest against the policy and the growing belief among Hindus that east Bengal would have its own courts and policies. Years prior to this development, the Promised Messiahas vouchsafed and publicised this in a prophecy.

12 December 1942: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra shared a dream in which he was shown the future land of migration from Qadian. Huzoorra declared that one day, the Jamaat might have to leave Qadian and settle permanently in a new Markaz, which would be surrounded by hills.

12 December 1948: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a lecture about the status of Islam in the contemporary world and its future. This event was arranged in Maynard Hall, Law College, Lahore by the Ahmadiyya Intercollegiate Association. The session was presided by Justice Sheikh Abdur Rahman, who would go on to become the chief justice of Pakistan.

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