6-12 September

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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

6 September 1915: Hazrat Qazi Muhammad Abdullah Bhatti departed for England with the aim of serving the mission there.

6 September 1928: Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Musleh-e-Maudra graciously hosted the attendees of a month long dars-ul-Quran in Dar-ul-Masih, Qadian and food was served to them.

6 September 1934: Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh departed for his journey towards England to pursue higher studies in Oxford. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra penned a thirty-page set of guidelines and instructions. Hazrat Nawab Mubaraka Begumra wrote a heart-touching poem, full of prayers, which opened with verse:

جاتے ہو مِری جان خدا حافظ وناصر

اللہ نگہبان خدا حافظ و ناصر

His sea voyage ended on 22 September when he reached his destination.

6 September 1934: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed office-bearers of the Jamaat’s central organisations to receive their visitors with courtesy and try their utmost to precede others in paying salutation of Salam.

6 September 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra addressed a press conference. In the conference, Huzoorra suggested required solutions to the problems the government was facing with reference to the influx of immigrants from East Punjab.

7 September 1924: Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Muhammad Zafarulla Khanra read out a message of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra in the presence of press representatives and other dignitaries in London.

7 September 1927: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra spoke in the second session of the Hindu-Muslim Unity Conference. Prior to this, Huzoorra had already delivered his address on 30 August. In his speech during the second session, Huzoorra presented 20 important suggestions in connection to the theme of the event. The governor of Punjab also met Huzoorra.

7 September 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra summoned a special and emergency session of Majlis-e-Shura, which was held in Ratan Bagh, Lahore and attended by 150 delegates. Huzoorra spoke for around five hours. Huzoorra spoke on the scheme of the new Markaz in Pakistan and estimated a figure of half a million rupees for this project and that it should be collected from members of the Jamaat.

7 September 1948: Hazrat Maulana Abdur Rahim Nayyarra passed away. He pledged allegiance to the Promised Messiahas in 1901 and served the Jamaat in various capacities; he was a teacher in Qadian and pioneer missionary to Africa and Europe.

8 September 1919: Hazrat Hafiz Hamid Alira passed away. He was a personal steward of the Promised Messiahas. Hazrat Ahmadas described him as a pious, religious and faithful person.

8 September 1928: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered his dars-ul-Quran in Masjid Aqsa from morning till noon, which concluded the month-long series of duroos [singular: dars]. At the end, Huzoorra led the gathering in silent prayer and distributed prizes amongst those who showed exemplary results in an examination taken on the dars.

8 September 1947: Following the instructions of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, on this date, Sheikh Muhammad Ismail Pani Pati Sahib brought to Lahore the print of the Holy Quran’s English translation from Qadian. This material was sent to Kashmir Art Press for binding and was ready for distribution in the early days of 1948.

8 September 1953: Hazrat Saleha Begumra, noble wife of Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ishaaqra, passed away. She was among the 13 founding members of the Lajna Imaillah auxiliary.

9 September 1913: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira composed some verses in Punjabi containing prayers.

9 September 1920: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was in Dharamshala and a humble jubilation ceremony was arranged in connection to good news from England that the missionary there, Hazrat Chaudhry Fateh Muhammad Siyalra had purchased a piece of land where a mosque could be built.

9 September 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra spoke in English at an event organised by the East and West Union in London.

9 September 1955: Dr Abdus Salam Sahib gave a lecture at District Board Hall, Jhang.

10 September 1941: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was in Dalhousie when an unfortunate incident happened in his residence; some local police officers behaved in a discourteous manner towards him. This was a conspiracy that was woven to trap and malign some members of the Jamaat. Huzoorra dealt with it untiringly till the end. After months of investigation and enquiries, the home secretary of the Punjab government himself had to submit a written apology to Huzoorra on 27 April 1942, which concluded their fiasco.

11 September 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra called on the secretary of religious and ethics department in the League of Nations and a topic of mutual interest – world peace – was discussed in detail.

11 September 1927: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a 3-hour long address in Shimla, which was so enlightening and informative that people showed great interest and offered their full attention. This session was presided over by Khan Zulfiqar Ali Khan Sahib. During Huzoor’sra stay in Shimla, he called on Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Qaid-e-Azam.

11 September 1947: The partition’s unrest started jolting the outskirts of Qadian. People thronged to Qadian in order to find respite from the ongoing turmoil. The number of displaced people grew rapidly and reached 50,000, who would soon be provided with shelter and food. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra asked for 200 trucks to transport women and children. This carefully planned rescue mission took almost two months to normalise the plight of the agonised migrants. The biggest caravan comprised of 72 trucks and travelled on 12 October. The early preparation, bravery and discipline of Ahmadi organisers was extensively admired by British Army officers, who were on duty to escort these convoys. It is reported that once the news of a caravan’s departure from Qadian was conveyed to Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra in Lahore, he would give alms regularly and recited the Quran till their safe arrival in Pakistan.

12 September 1931: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra attended a two-day session of the Kashmir Committee held in Sialkot.

12 September 1959: The Noor Mosque in Frankfurt, Germany was inaugurated by Hazrat Sir Muhammad Zafarulla Khanra. This was the Jamaat’s second mosque in Germany and the fourth in Europe.

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