100 Years Ago… – Professor of Aligarh College pledges allegiance to Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya

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Al Fazl, 15 July 1920

Bai‘at of Commander-in-Chief of Nabha State

Mr Khan Muhammad Ausaf Ali Khan, CIS, Commander-in-Chief of Nabha State, is a distinguished and educated member of the Afghan family of Malerkotla and holds an eminent post in the Nabha State.

Only by the grace and support of Allah the Almighty, he has entered the fold of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat by taking Bai‘at at the hand of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II[ra]. May Allah grant him perseverance and make him a source of guidance for other people. Amin!

An intelligent and efficient professor of Aligarh College requests Bai‘at

Qazi Muhammad Shafiq Sahib Farooqi Ahmadi MA, Professor of Economics at MAO College Aligarh wrote to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II[ra]:

“Each day, the prophecy:

اِذَا جَآءَ نَصۡرُ اللّٰہِ وَ الۡفَتۡحُ۔ وَ رَاَیۡتَ النَّاسَ یَدۡخُلُوۡنَ فِیۡ دِیۡنِ اللّٰہِ اَفۡوَاجًا

[‘When the help of Allah comes, and the victory, and thou seest men entering the religion of Allah in troops’ (Surah al-Nasr, Ch.110: V.2-3)], is fulfilled with much clarity.

“Today, the pledge of allegiance of a seeker of truth is being sent to Huzoorra. He had been wandering in the deserts of despair for a long time and was caught in the clutches of atheism. However today, by the grace and mercy of God, he is entering the realm of Ahmadiyyat to be irrigated by the real fountain of Islam.

“His name is Sharif Fayyaz Bahadur Khan Sahib. He received his education at Muir Central College, Allahabad. This year, he passed MSc examination in zoology from the same college. As he was one of the brightest students, he was accepted as a professor in the college faculty after passing the exam. Presently, he is doing honorary professorship at MAO College of Aligarh. He belongs to a very high and noble family. There is a true longing for Islam in his heart. Hopefully, he will prove to be a very useful follower of Islam.

“Along with this letter, Professor Sahib’s letter of Bai‘at is also being sent to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II[ra] and Huzoor is requested to pray for the resoluteness of his faith and the spiritual and religious progress of this new Ahmadi.

“Professor Sahib has promised to write a series of articles on ‘Why I became an Ahmadi’.

“Professor Sahib’s letter is as follows:

“‘I have carefully studied the conditions of Bai‘at and understood them well. I will always try to abide by them with the grace of God. I believe in Hazrat Mirza Sahib as the Promised Messiah and consider all his claims to be true.

“‘I hope you will accept my allegiance and pray for my perseverance.’

“Yours obediently, Fayyaz Bahadur Khan.”

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Maulvi Hafiz Abu Ubaidullah Ghulam Rasul Sahib of Wazirabad has returned to [Qadian] Darul Aman after carrying out tabligh in the region of Sharakpur, i.e. Shah Miskeen etc.

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