100 Years Ago… – Memorable mosque in Jalandhar Cantonment from time of the Promised Messiah

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Last Updated on 1st April 2022

Al Fazl, 23 March 1922

Mehar Muhammad Khan, Former Assistant Editor Al Fazl
Map of the Saddar Bazaar mosque in Jalandhar wherein the Promised Messiahas stayed in 1893 or 1894

One day, during the stay in Jalandhar Cantonment, I was very happy to know that there was a mosque in Saddar Bazaar in which the Promised Messiah, on whom be peace, once stayed and offered prayers. 

In order to get more details and information in this regard, we went to a friend whose name is Mian Ji Abdur Rahman Sahib. He teaches young boys in Saddar Bazaar. When enquired, he said: 

“It was in the summer season of 1893 or 1894 that Hazrat Mirza Sahib[as] visited [the mosque] in the afternoon. There were 10 to 12 other men with him as well. He rested in this mosque for a while and then offered prayer. Thereafter, he met a man, Sikandar Bakhsh (a watchmaker), and then returned to Jalandhar.”

Mian Ji Abdur Rahman Sahib said: 

“I was the imam of this mosque in those days and I used to teach boys in it, so I got the opportunity to get niaz [a blessed gift] from Hazrat Mirza Sahib[as]. On that day, Hazrat Mirza Sahib[as] had a bandage on his elbow because of a pustule. I requested him for permission to prepare a poultice [for his wound]. He gave me permission and I made a poultice, applied it to the elbow of Hazrat Sahib[as] and bandaged it.”

The said friend, who considers himself one of the older servants of the Promised Messiahas and believes that great blessings showered upon him by the blessed prayers of the Promised Messiahas, related this brief narration about the mosque.

We offered Asr prayer in congregation in this mosque with the sole intention that the Promised Messiah, on whom be peace, had placed his blessed feet in this mosque. Although its present shape is not the same as that described by Mian [Ji Abdur Rahman] Sahib at the time of the visit of the Promised Messiahas, in order to make it easier and more convenient for the interested friends to locate it, its current layout and full address are being given below:

This mosque [pictured] is located in Saddar Bazaar, Mohalla No. 12, Jalandhar Cantonment, and is known as Kashmirion Wali Masjid

(Translated by Al Hakam from the original Urdu in the 23 March 1922 issue of Al Fazl)

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