Compiled by Tariq Hayat
15 November 1879: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddin’sra research about the first chapter of the Holy Quran was published under title of Fasl-ul-Khitab fi Mas‘alat-e-Fatihatil-Kitab.
15 November 1906: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra announced the Nikah between Hazrat Mirza Sharif Ahmadra and Hazrat Bu Zainabra.
15 November 1909: Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh was born to Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Musleh-e-Maudra.
15 November 1918: Hazrat Syed Hamid Shahra of Sialkot, a devout companion of the Promised Messiahas, passed away.
15 November 1939: Ahmad Abad Kathiawar consisted of a small Jamaat. The founding member of this group was given two choices, either to be part of a religious debate or to repent. Upon receiving the news of this dire situation, the Markaz in Qadian appointed Qureshi Muhammad Nazir Fazil Sahib to travel to this place. He arrived there on 12 November and on this date, he was brutally stabbed with a dagger in his abdomen in front of a crowd, even before the proceedings of the debate. This valiant missionary gathered his energy and rushed to the nearby police station before his collapse. He was later shifted to a hospital, where his condition remained critical. Eventually, he was discharged and resumed his missionary duties once again.
15 November 1957: The first edition of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra Urdu translation and short commentary of the Holy Quran, Tafsir-e-Saghir was published. Muhammad Abdullah Sahib had the honour of binding it in book form. On the second day of Jalsa Salana, workers and other team members of this blessed project were awarded prizes by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.
16 November 1942: Hazrat Maulvi Muhammaduddin Sahib was sent to Africa to perform tabligh. On this date, he departed Qadian for this distant land. It is known that he boarded a ship from Mumbai, but this ship was unfortunately destroyed, most likely by a torpedo. The entire crew and all those on board drowned, earning this devout missionary the status of a martyr in a unique manner, while travelling to perform his duties.
16 November 1947: After the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the final planned convoy reached Lahore from Qadian, and with its arrival, a major part of the Ahmadi population of Qadian was safely shifted to Pakistan. Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh was part of this huge convoy. With this, a new era of Darveshes started and the main administration was appointed back in Qadian as Mirza Zafar Ahmad Sahib was appointed Nazir-e-Ala and Maulana Abdur Rahman Jutt Sahib as the Local Amir. Around 313 members of the Jamaat were appointed to remain in Qadian to defend it from intruders. Amongst them were 11 companions of the Promised Messiahas. These distinguished men took an oath to defend Qadian till their last breaths and, in this manner, would serve the Jamaat.
16 November 1959: Switzerland Jamaat published a new edition of the Holy Quran’s German translation.
16 November 1959: Egyptian journalist, Syed Muhammad Odeh and Dr Fouzi Hasan Khalil arrived in Rabwah to visit this Markaz of the Jamaat.
17 November 1935: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra graciously spent some time with students of Jamia Ahmadiyya and Madrasa Ahmadiyya and spoke to them about the highest standards expected of them.
18 November 1910: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira was riding his horse to reach a certain area of Qadian when suddenly, his horse panicked and Huzoorra fell, suffering severe injuries especially to the head. It is narrated that the Promised Messiahas was shown this incident in 1903 through a vision. During his treatment, Huzoorra assigned a young Sahibzada Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra to lead congregational prayers in the central mosque during his absence.
18 November 1913: A baby boy was born in the house of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira. This was his fifth son and was given the name of Abdullah. Unfortunately, this son died in infancy on 9 June 1914.
18 November 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra touched the shores of Mumbai, during the course of his journey back to India after his successful tour of Europe.
18 November 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra prepared and dispatched four separate delegations toward the areas of Punjab and the frontier region with the mission to detect and solve the communal, social and financial problems of Ahmadi immigrants. These envoys laboured a lot and travelled from place to place for almost a month to accomplish their assigned duties.
18 November 1951: The Jamaat arranged a series of Jalsas to highlight the holy life and character of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, throughout Pakistan. Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra addressed the Jalsa held in Rabwah. Reports emerged that opponents of the Jamaat in Multan and Faisalabad tried to oppose this noble gathering and attempted to thwart and disturb the proceedings.
18 November 1955: Ansar and Khuddam held their separate Ijtemas, though the opening session was jointly held, and was graced by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra with his presence, who also delivered a speech. There were more than 800 Khuddam in attendance from 42 majalis, with 10 foreign countries being represented. The Ansar’s expenditure was 575 rupees.
19 November 1937: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra called the attention of the Jamaat members and officials to record the narrations and memories of the companions of the Promised Messiahas. Hence, under this project, a large number of traditions were recorded in written form in large registers.
20 November 1908: Some manuscripts of the Promised Messiah’sas books were printed in book form, for example, Masih Hindustan Mein (Jesus in India), Najm-ul-Huda and Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya Part 5.
20 November 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra departed Mumbai and proceeded towards Agra via train.
20 November 1934: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra graced a ceremony held in connection with the opening of a new hostel of Jamia Ahmadiyya in Qadian.
20 November 1962: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra departed for Lahore. This trip took around a week to complete.
20 November 1962: The foundation stone of Talim-ul-Islam College in Ghatialian, Sialkot was laid.
21 November 1924: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra reached Agra and visited the Taj Mahal.
21 November 1947: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra guided members of the Jamaat about the Quran and its philosophy and underlined the importance of leading one’s life according to its teachings. This depicts his love for the Holy Quran – while the rest of the country was fixated on the consequences of the partition, Huzoorra was spreading the light of the Quran. During his other sermons, Huzoorra advised that the Jamaat should not let their desire for returning to Qadian hinder any future progress.
21 November 1949: Indian authorities put a stop to the circulation of the Jamaat’s newspaper, Al Fazl. To fill this void, the Jamaat introduced another newspaper, Al Rahmat from Lahore for the purpose of information and guidance to Ahmadis residing in India. This paper remained in circulation until 7 May 1951 under the editorship of Roshan Din Tanvir Sahib. For its first issue, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra penned a thought-provoking article.