10-16 January


10 January 1928: Talim-ul-Islam High School’s newly constructed building was inaugurated in Lagos, Nigeria.

10 January 1943: Majlis Ansarullah established departments to further enhance its work. Sheikh Abdul Rahim Sharma Sahib was appointed as the office clerk.

10 January 1946: Mr A M Saeed Sahib passed away. He is considered as one of the pioneering members of the Jamaat in Madras region of South India.

10 January 1948: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud, may Allah be pleased with him, delivered another speech in Lahore during the series of lectures about Pakistan. In it, Huzoorra examined the future of the country with regard to its naval and political stability.

10 January 1950: Hazrat Sahibzada Muhammad Akram Khanra was martyred in Charsada, near Peshawar.

10 January 1958: Hazrat Haji Abu Bakr Yousafra of Jeddah passed away. He visited the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, on 15 September 1907 in Qadian, when the Promised Messiahas gave him 10 copies of his book Istifta and 10 copies of his commentary of Surah al-Fatiha to distribute among the scholars of Mecca and Jeddah. This noble companion later became the father-in-law of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra when Huzoorra married his daughter, commonly known in the Jamaat as Umm-e-Wasim.

10 January 1962: Morarji Desai, Finance Minister of India was visiting Batala where a Jamaat delegation gave him Jamaat literature. He would later become the fourth prime minister of India.

11 January 1909: Hazrat Chaudhary Rustam Alira passed away. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.

11 January 1935: The Jamaat was on scarce budgets and Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra expressed the need for sixteen bicycles to aid in a survey project around Qadian. The survey was to improve future tabligh activities. Jamaat members responded with passion and a very large number of bicycles were donated.

11 January 1937: The Ahmadiyya School in Tabora, Africa was established.

11 January 1937: Hazrat Sheikh Nawabuddinra passed away. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.

11 January 1948: Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Zafarulla Khanra, Foreign Minister of Pakistan was about to leave for New York to take part in United Nations (UN) discussions about the Kashmir issue. Hazrat Muslehe-Maudra prepared and sent a letter for him, entailing important points about the matter under discussion. Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra helped Chaudhry Sahibra by providing references and books about the topic.

12 January 1913: Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra, returned to Qadian after Hajj. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira travelled a relatively long distance to welcome home the young Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra.

12 January 1929: Hazrat Baba Hidayatullahra passed away at the age of 104. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas and renowned for his poetry in Punjabi.

12 January 1929: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra started his tour of Lahore, which came to an end on 18 January.

12 January 1945: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra reviewed the ongoing political situation of the Indian subcontinent during his Friday Sermon. Huzoorra expressed that India and the UK should engage in negotiations and must start a mutual reconciliation process. The London mission rendered this advice of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra into English and circulated it widely.

12 January 1948: A lady, who was given the new Islamic name of Mahmuda, became the first person to enter the Jamaat from Switzerland.

12 January 1948: Qadian was besieged and undoubtedly, for the dwellers, life was under constant fear and left many psychological and physical effects, yet the Darvesh were filled with faith and steadfastness. On this date, the Darvesh set up a literary group to promote public speaking, education and academic endeavors like poetry and prose. The group was named Bazm-e-Darveshan.

12 January 1954: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra departed for Lahore where he stayed until 17 January.

13 January 1941: The Sultan of Zanzibar was conveyed the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat.

13 January 1941: Madrasa Ahmadiyya in Kumasi, Ghana was inaugurated.

13 January 1950: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra gave the responsibility of Tahrik-e-Jadid’s second Daftar (the second 10 years) to Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya.

13 January 1954: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra went to Lahore where a court of enquiry was established to look into disturbances in the Punjab, Pakistan caused by agitations against the Jamaat. On this date, Huzoor’sra statement was recorded, which was completed by 15 January.

14 January 1913: A reception was arranged for the safe return of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra from his Hajj journey. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira graced this gathering and delivered a speech. Huzoorra also instructed to offer Salat-ul-Hajja, which was performed in Qadian.

14 January 1929: Sir Geoffrey Fitzhervey de Montmorency, Governor of Punjab met with Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.

14 January 1934: Al Hakam was re-launched with a new editor, Sheikh Mahmud Ahmad Irfani Sahib.

14 January 1946: A group of 11 missionaries departed from Qadian on 18 December 1945 and arrived at Liverpool Harbour on this date. The journey had taken almost three weeks.

14 January 1955: Hazrat Doctor Faiz Ali Sabirra passed away. He did Bai‘at in 1900 and had assisted Munshi Muhammad Afzalra to launch and establish the newspaper Al Badr in the early days of the Jamaat.

14 January 1956: Jamia-tul-Mubashireen held a reception to honour Muhammad Sharif Sahib, a missionary sent to the Middle East. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra graced the event with his presence and delivered a speech.

15 January 1933: Hazrat Muslehe-Maudra went to his newly constructed residence, Dar-ul-Hamd in Qadian.

15 January 1934: The 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake was one of the worst earthquakes in the history of Nepal and Bihar, India. This 8.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on this date at 2:28pm and caused widespread damage in northern Bihar and Nepal. Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra wrote an article about this sad calamity, highlighting the scores of prophecies about heavenly signs in favour of the Promised Messiah’sas claims. The Jamaat took part in humanitarian efforts conducted after the earthquake.

15 January 1945: Khalisa College Amritsar held an event where Jamaat missionaries attended and delivered speeches.

15 January 1954: Hazrat Muslehe-Maudra addressed the local Jamaat in Ratan Bagh, Lahore and told them to focus on the planning and construction of a new and large mosque in the city.

15 January 1956: Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra recorded a message using an audio recorder upon the request of Chaudhry Anwar Ahmad Kahlon Sahib, Amir of Dhaka Jamaat.

16 January 1935: A devout Ahmadi, Sheikh Ahmad Furqani Sahib was martyred in Iraq.

16 January 1935: Hazrat Malik Altaf Khanra passed away. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.

16 January 1936: Haji Ahmad Khan Ayaz, a missionary, departed Qadian for Hungary.

16 January 1949: Mr Sakhi Mang was martyred in Kashmir.

16 January 1962: Fazl-e-Umar College was established in Mauritius.

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