Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan
19 April 1935: The central Shura of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat commenced and lasted for three days. On this occasion, opponents tried to provoke the event by forcefully occupying the public alleyway and unnecessarily turning it into their place of worship. The miscreants also delivered hateful speeches.
19 April 1946: The formal inauguration of Fazle-Umar Research Institute took place in Qadian.
19 April 1946: Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Mansoor Ahmad departed from Qadian for his journey to the United Kingdom. The main aim and focus of this journey was to enhance his knowledge in technical and industrial fields for the manufacturing company that was installed in Qadian. He returned in October the same year.
20 April 1932: Qadian witnessed a unique gathering of Companionsra of the Promised Messiahas. In this blessed event, about 300 Companionsra present in Qadian took part and shared faith-inspiring anecdotes related to their divine master and beloved Imamas.
20 April 1944: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra visited the shrines of Hazrat Khawaja Mir Dardrh and Hazrat Shah Valiyullah Dehlvirh. The very next day, Huzoorra returned to Qadian.
20 April 1945: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was very passionate in his resolutions, even when worldly means and resources were lacking. On this day, he announced that there should be a spacious library in Qadian with all necessary books from all over the world. Huzoorra also hinted the need of a medical school in the town.
20 April 1952: During the night of 20 April, Hazrat Amma Jan, Syeda Nusrat Jehan Begum Sahibara passed away in Rabwah at the age of 86. On 22 April, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra led the funeral prayer. In the early hours, she was buried in Bahishti Maqbarah, Rabwah. She was clothed with a blessed garment of the Promised Messiahas.
21 April 1941: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra began his month-long journey of Sindh.
21 April 1942: Hazrat Mir Qasim Alira passed away on this day at the age of 70. He entered the fold of the Jamaat in July 1902. He had the honour of publishing the announcements written by the Promised Messiahas in book-form under title Tabligh-e-Risalat. He also authored more than 30 books and issued many newspapers and journals for the propagation of Islam Ahmadiyyat.
21 April 1949: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was vouchsafed this Urdu verse in a revelation:
جاتے ہوئے حضور كى تقدیر نے جناب
پاؤں كے نیچے سے مِرے پانى بہادیا
(Passing by me, my beloved, your decree made water flow from where I stood [reference to Hazrat Ishmaelas])
Accordingly, a source of sweet and fresh drinkable water was traced in the early days of Rabwah. A tube well was installed afterwards, which proved to be the long-awaited possibility for a settlement and living in this newly planned town.
21 April 1960: Former President of Egypt Mr Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was in New Delhi during his tour. A delegation of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat had the opportunity to meet him and present him literature of Jamaat.
22 April 1937: Haji Ahmad Khan Ayaz Sahib established the Ahmadiyya Mission in Warsaw, Poland.
22 April 1958: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra travelled to Nakhla, Khushab District to avoid the heat of Punjab. Huzoorra stayed there for a week.
23 April 1910: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira inaugurated Masjid Nur, Qadian with the Asr prayer.
23 April 1910: Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra was very much concerned for the wellbeing of the Jamaat’s youth. On this day, he started a tarbiyati class for students, while he himself was a young man at that time.
23 April 1933: Mr MA Jinnah arrived at the Fazl Mosque to attend an event organised by the then Imam of Fazl Mosque, Hazrat Maulana Abdur Rahim Dardra. He delivered his famous speech praising “the eloquent persuasion” of the imam to restart his political struggle for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.
23 April 1943: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was not in favour of a mixed education system and emphasised the observance of purda. On this date, Huzoorra also foretold the Western decline in a prophetic manner.
24 April 1941: On this day, the first ever sports event of Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya Youth Association for boys between the ages of 7 and 15) was held in Qadian. The competitions of mushahida muaina (observation) and paigham rasani (Chinese whispers) were conducted.
24 April 1942: Famous scholar and renowned author of Muslims, Syed Sulaiman Nadwi appealed to the government of the time to appoint a Sheikh-ul-Islam (title for a leader of Muslims) with wages for the reformation of the sad condition of the Muslims. This idea was strongly opposed in this date’s Al Fazl newspaper.
24 April 1944: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed members of the Jamaat to focus on producing Huffaz (those who commit the Holy Quran to memory).
24 April 1932: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra placed the foundation stone of his residence Darul-Hamd in the neighbourhood of Darul-Anwar, Qadian. Several other notable personalities began to build homes in the same neighbourhood following this.
24 April 1932: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra inaugurated new offices of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya.