8-14 November

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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan

8 November 1931: The Jamaat arranged a worldwide series of Jalsas with the aim of highlighting the holy life and character of the Prophet of Islam, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. On this date, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud, may Allah be pleased with him, addressed such a Jalsa in Lahore.

8 November 1933: The Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, was shown, in writing, a dream in the early hours of 3 May 1905:

آہ نادر شاہ کہاں گیا۔

(Alas; where has Nadir Shah disappeared?)

This prophecy was fulfilled when in 1929, by the decree of Allah the Almighty, Amir Amanullah Khan, King of Afghanistan, was deposed by Habibullah Khan, commonly known as Bacha Saqa. The Afghans called Nadir Khan, who was then in France, for assistance. Nadir Khan came and Bacha Saqa was arrested and killed by him.

Nadir Khan ascended the throne of Afghanistan. He dropped his traditional and national title of Khan and was called “Nadir Shah”. Later, on this date, a man named Abdul-Khaliq killed Nadir Shah in a large crowd in broad day light. The untimely and sudden death of Nadir Shah prompted many Afghans and others in the world to say, “Alas, where has Nadir Shah disappeared?”

8 November 1939: An eminent Turkish pilot, Saifuddin Bay visited Qadian. He was accompanied by Dr Muhammad Salim Bay, who was attached to the Turkish Army then. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra received these honourable guests and they had a chance to enjoy his blessed company.

8 November 1965: Owing to an assassination attempt and his restless and tiresome struggle for the Jamaat and nation, over the years, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra health continued a prolonged process of slow decline. On this date, at 2:20am, he passed away in Rabwah, Pakistan. On the same day, after Isha prayer, the electoral college held its proceedings and announced the election of Hazrat Hafiz Mirza Nasir Ahmad, may Allah have mercy on his soul, as Khalifatul Masih III. Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh led the funeral prayer the very next day at around 4:30pm, which was attended by thousands of members of the Jamaat. 

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh made a short speech, which was followed by the funeral prayer. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was buried in Bahishti Maqbara in Rabwah next to his mother, Hazrat Nusrat Jehan Begumra.

9 November 1936: Hazrat Haji Abdul Azizra, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away.

9 November 1939: Hazrat Baba Shabrat Alira, a companion of the Promised Messiahas from Bhaghalpur, passed away.

10 November 1931: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra attended a session of the Kashmir Committee to devise planning for the cause of Kashmir.

10 November 1936: Hazrat Baba Allah Ditara, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away.

10 November 1940: Hazrat Maulvi Fakharuddinra, a companion who pledged his obedience to the Promised Messiahas in 1898, passed away.

10 November 1953: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent a cordial message expressing sorrow and grief upon the demise of King Abdulaziz bin Saud, who passed away the day before on 9 November. He was the monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia.

11 November 1915: Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Hayy, son of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira, passed away.

11 November 1949: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra visited Sargodha, a city located to the north-west of Rabwah and at a distance of around 50 kilometres, upon the invitation of Malik Sahib Khan Noon, retired Deputy Commissioner. After delivering the Friday Sermon and leading Jumuah prayer, Huzoorra proceeded towards the Company Bagh to address a large crowd gathered to listen to him. Huzoor’sra two-hour long talk was listened to carefully.

12 November 1918: The whole of British India celebrated the horrific end of World War I. Qadian also participated in these celebrations. The Jamaat was worried due to the widespread carnage and inhumane acts committed during the war. To mark the event, the youth in Qadian arranged sports competitions. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra always thought of something meaningful and constructive, even when all others were busy in mere worldly euphoria. Huzoorra drew the attention of people towards the welfare of the orphans that the War produced. Huzoorra graciously bestowed a heavy donation of 5,000 rupees for the fund dedicated for the education and wellbeing of these children of Muslim combatants.

12 November 1931: Muslims living in Kashmir have a long history of suppression and persecution, with many chapters. On this date, the Maharaja of Kashmir announced that from now on, Muslims living in Kashmir would also enjoy basic human rights.

12 November 1936: The High Court gave its verdict in favour of Ahmadis regarding a dispute of a mosque located in Koocha Chabuk Sawaran in Lahore.

13 November 1917: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra travelled to Delhi to to assist the Muslims who were facing great difficulties in those days. Huzoorra also summoned some noteworthy members of the Jamaat to the capital. On 15 November, a delegation comprising of selected members of the Jamaat called on Mr Edwin Samuel Montago, who was serving as Secretary of State of India. Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Zafarulla Khanra presented him with an address on behalf of the delegation. The same evening, Mr Montago had an audience with Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra. On 26 November, Huzoorra returned to Qadian.

13 November 1925: In the aftermath of French bombardment of Damascus, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra strongly condemned this barbaric crime and also backed the idea of Syrian independence from the French mandate.

13 November 1947: Before the Partition of British India, the Jamaat was successfully running 18 educational institutes, half a dozen of them were established in Qadian itself. After the horrific episodes of migration and relocation of families, Huzoorra instructed to restart these schools and colleges as the summer vacations were over. Upon this, Jamia and Madrassa Ahmadiyya’s teaching staff was shifted from Qadian to Lahore by 10 November. Both faculties were operational by 13 November in Lahore. But the shortage of accommodation and other factors compelled the organisers to search for a new place. Eventually, these training hubs were relocated in Chiniot and then, after two months, in Ahmad Nagar. Here, in the new location, they were merged as one institution and Maulana Abul Ata Sahib was appointed its head.

13 November 1947: Hazrat Maulvi Sher Alira passed away. He was a prominent scholar with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the English language, yet surprisingly, he was known for a very simple and humble personality. He had the honour of translating the Holy Quran into English and was a devout companion of the Promised Messiahas.

13 November 1948: France witnessed a unique gathering convened in a public hall, which was presided over by a professor of Paris University. Jamaat missionary, Malik Ata-ur-Rahman Sahib spoke at this event and introduced the message of Jamaat.

14 November 1912: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira called the members of Jamaat to divert a part of their financial sacrifices to the fund established for the wounded soldiers of the Italo-Turkish War.

14 November 1923: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra spoke to the audience gathered in Bradlaugh Hall, Lahore to listen to his words about national security and communal harmony.

14 November 1928: The rail track connecting Qadian to the rest of India was nearing its completion. On this historic occasion, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra engaged members of the Jamaat to remain loyal to God and ask His mercy time and again.

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