13-19 December

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Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

13 December 1935: Hazrat Sheikh Abdur Rahmanra, a companion of the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, passed away. 

13 December 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud, may Allah be pleased with him, delivered a third consecutive lecture in Lahore about the future of Pakistan. This time, Huzoorra spoke about the potential and hidden treasures of the country, such as human resources.

13 December 1947: In Qadian, construction of a temporary wall around Bahishti Maqbara commenced. This was owing to the alarming rise in the number of attacks upon the sacred places in Qadian. The wall took a long time to complete due to a shortage of manpower.

13 December 1951: Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sierra Leone convened its third Jalsa Salana. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra graciously sent a special message to be read out before the gathering.

13 December 1952: A delegation representing the Jamaat called on the chief secretary and home secretary of Punjab.

13 December 1959: Hazrat Babu Faqir Alira, companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away. He served as the first ever station master of Qadian railway station.

14 December 1912: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I, may Allah be pleased with him, drew the attention of Jamaat scholars to prepare a new book for the interpretation of dreams in light of new topics that emerged as a result of technological advancements. Moreover, Huzoorra said that wealth gained after triumph over enemies could be used for spreading the message of religion. 

14 December 1936: In order to connect Qadian with other large cities, telephone lines were set up. On this date, the installation work was completed.

14 December 1944: Masjid Fazl, in Tabora, Tanzania, was inaugurated.

14 December 1945: Hazrat Mian Khuda Bakhshra, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away.

14 December 1959: A meeting was held at the Fazl Mosque in London, which was also attended by British intellectuals and academics.

14 December 1963: Two German tourists visited Qadian.

15 December 1926: Lajna Imaillah started publishing their magazine, Misbah. Its first editor was Qazi Zuhuruddin Akmal Sahib.

15 December 1929: A Dutch missionary and doctor, Mr Kremer visited Qadian. He also had an audience with Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra. Upon his return, he shared his pleasant experience of visiting Qadian and especially spending time in the company of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.

15 December 1952: Hazrat Munshi Karam Dinra passed away. He entered the Jamaat in 1897 and had the honour of writing copies of the books of the Promised Messiahas.

15 December 1953: Hazrat Sheikh Ghulam Hussainra, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away.

15 December 1963: Hazrat Maulvi Ghulam Rasul Rajekira, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away. He did Bai‘at in 1897 and spent his life serving the Jamaat as a successful missionary within the Indian subcontinent. He was renowned in the Jamaat for his piety and acceptance of prayers. Moreover, he was a poet, sufi and a skilled debater.

16 December 1916: English orientalist, David Samuel Margoliouth travelled from England and visited Qadian. He had the opportunity to meet Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra. The meeting with Huzoorra left a strong and lasting impression on him.

16 December 1952: Hazrat Syed Mahmudullah Shahra, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away. He served the Jamaat for a long time as the headmaster of Talim-ul-Islam High School. He strived very hard to grow and maintain high standards of education at the school.

16 December 1956: Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Indonesia held a tabligh conference in Jakarta, which was attended by almost 600 non-Ahmadi guests.

16 December 1961: Proceedings of the three-day Jalsa Salana in Qadian commenced with an attendance of 1,700. It is reported that Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh was also present at this Jalsa.

17 December 1943: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra travelled to Lahore for his wife, Hazrat Umm-e-Tahir’s treatment. She had been ill for some time. The stay lasted until 22 December.

17 December 1945: Hazrat Seith Sheikh Hasanra, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away. He did Bai‘at in 1899. He passed away during the course of his Hajj journey when he was visiting Medina. He was buried near the burial place of the third Khalifa, Hazrat Usman Ghanira.

17 December 1954: Jamaat Sierra Leone held a three-day Jalsa Salana. It was the 6th annual conference which was attended by 200 representatives from 43 local chapters. During this Jalsa, 45 Jamaat members pledged to carry out Waqf-e-Arzi (sacrificing time for a certain period to serve the Jamaat) for a month and a half.

17 December 1956: Hazrat Mehr Ghulam Hassanra, a companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away. He did Bai‘at in 1901.

18 December 1913: Owing to an article published in the newspaper Badr about Christianity, the newspaper was censored and ceased circulation.

18 December 1928: Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh was born in the house of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra and Syeda Maryam-un-Nisa Begumra, commonly known as Hazrat Umm-e-Tahir.

18 December 1938: Mirza Farhatullah Baig (1883-1937) visited Qadian. He was a renowned Urdu writer.

18 December 1945: For the first time in Qadian, a delegation of nine missionaries departed for Europe to spread the message of Islam. Two more missionaries joined this unique group as they commenced their journey.

19 December 1928: After the completion of the railway track that connected Qadian to Batala, the first ever train started operating towards Qadian. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra had already travelled to Amritsar with a large number of Jamaat members to witness this historic event. Huzoorra travelled back to Qadian on the new line. 

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