Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan
14 September 1907: To enjoy the blessed audience of the Promised Messiahas, renowned Indian politician and influential community leader, Sir Fazal Hussein paid a visit to Qadian. He was accompanied by his father, Miyan Hussein Bakhsh, ex-civil servant and magnate of Batala. Sir Fazl Hussein later founded the Unionist Party of Punjab and also reached the highest political rank for a native Indian: member of Viceroy’s Executive Council.
14 September 1907: The Promised Messiahas received a revelation:
لا علاج ولا يحفظ
(There will be no remedy, nor will he be safeguarded.) On this, a note by Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra adds: “This revelation is about Sahibzada Mubarak Ahmadra and was fulfilled after two days.”
15 September 1897: The Promised Messiahas expressed his desire to establish a middle school in Qadian for Ahmadi Youth to inculcate in them the basic knowledge of Islam and safeguard them from all worldly evils. He titled his printed announcement: Eik Zaruri Farz Ki Tabligh. This indicates his wish to spread knowledge in his followers.
16 September 1907: The Promised Messiah’s beloved son Mirza Mubarak Ahmad passed away, as foretold in several revelations.
16 September 1961: Pakistan established Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (also known as SUPARCO) on this day, with Dr Abdus Salam being its first administrator and director.
17 September 1891: The Promised Messiah’s daughter Ismat passed away.
17 September 1898: The judge in the income tax case against the Promised Messiahas revealed the verdict on this day. F T Dixon, collector of District Gurdaspur declared him not guilty.
18 September 1894: The Promised Messiahas received the following revelation:
(Stigma of migration.)
19 September 1885: On this day, which was 9 Dhul-Hijjah 1302 AH, Sufi Ahmad Jan Sahib read out a prayer in the field of Arafat, which was written by the Promised Messiahas. In the early days of this year, when Sufi Sahib was about to embark on Hajj, the Promised Messiahas wrote down a prayer and asked him to read it upon seeing the veil of Ka‘bah. The wording and gist of this prayer shows his steadfastness, righteousness and love for the revival of Islam.
19 September 1907: The Promised Messiahas wrote, recalling the aforementioned events of September 1907, “This has been a period of trials. For about twenty to twenty-five days, I have not been able to sleep. Last night, in a light slumber, I received the revelation:
خدا خوش هوگيا
“[God has been pleased.] This indicates that God is pleased that I have lived up to this trial…
“Thereafter, I went to sleep and, in my dream, I saw that I had a paper in my hand on which there were fifty or sixty lines of beautiful handwriting. I read the writing but the only phrase I remember out of it was:
يا عبدالله اني معك
[O servant of Allah, I am with you.] Reading these lines gave me as much joy as if I had seen God Himself.”
20 September 1886: The Promised Messiah’s book Surma Chasham Arya was published. This book contains the details of a debate held in Hoshiarpur and its aftermath between the Promised Messiahas and Lala Murli Dhar on 11 and 14 March 1886.
20 September 1886: The Promised Messiahas wrote a leaflet, giving details of his new challenge regarding the heavenly signs. He said that now everyone was invited to come and stay in Qadian for forty days instead of one year, and with the mercy of Allah, those who stay would experience Divine signs shown in his favour.
20 September 1898: Zia-ul-Islam Press, Qadian, printed and distributed 700 flyers regarding the books of the Promised Messiahas. It stated that from now on, any book without the signature and stamp of the Promised Messiahas would be considered a stolen one.