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Last Updated on 22nd February 2021

In this, the third year of Al Hakam, we will present a selection of incidents from the blessed life of the Promised Messiahas with some more details

19 February 1891: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra, in which he stated that Maulvi Muhammad Hussain had sent a letter to him openly declaring his opposition. 

The Promised Messiahas, whilst mentioning a dream he saw pertaining to Maulavi Muhammad Hussain, said that whilst looking into some of his old papers, he found a paper in which he had made a note. It was dated 5 January 1888. Huzooras added that the subject matter was that he had seen in a dream that Maulvi Muhammad Hussain had opposed him in a certain matter and had published a statement and given it a sub-moral title alluding to the Promised Messiahas. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 106)

19 February 1905: After an interval of almost seven months, the Promised Messiahas continued with his custom of blessing his Companionsra with his company between the Maghrib and Isha prayers. (Malfuzat, Vol. 4, p. 235)

20 February 1886: On this date, the Promised Messiahas published an ishtihar (announcement) titled Risala Siraj-e-Munir Mushtamil bar Nishanhaey Rabb-e-Qadir.

He stated that he desired to present various prophecies that had not yet been fulfilled, for those who rejected the Holy Prophetsa and denied the truthfulness of Islam. Hazrat Ahmadas said that the first prophecy, which related to his own self, was written on 20 February 1886. Huzooras then penned the prophecy about the Musleh-e-Maud. (Majmua-e-Ishtiharat, Vol. 1, pp. 121-127)

A group photo of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi with his Companionsra. A young Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra is seated on Huzoor’sas right

20 February 1889: The Promised Messiahas supplicated to Allah the Almighty to ascertain the time during which torment would be afflicted upon Lekhram. It was disclosed to Huzooras that within six years, from this date, this man would be afflicted with great torment on account of his maligning the Holy Prophetsa. (Tadhkirah [English], p. 297)

20 February 1901: The Promised Messiahas published an announcement comprising of three pages, saying that by the grace of God, a miracle was displayed by God Almighty. The interpretation of the Holy Quran in front of opponents was mentioned as a miracle. (Majmua-e-Ishtiharat, Vol. 3, p. 176)

20 February 1907: The Urdu book of the Promised MessiahasQadian ke Arya aur Hum (The Arya of Qadian and us) was published on this date by the Magazine Press, Qadian. The Promised Messiahas was prompted to write this book on account of the vicious and provocative disturbances of the Arya Samajists of Qadian on the occasion of Jalsa Salana 1906. The Promised Messiahas, in this book, mentioned a number of heavenly signs of which the Arya Samajists of Qadian had witnessed but they intentionally denied.

Qadian ke Arya aur Hum, first edition

20 February 1908: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Siddiqa Begumra, wife of Hazrat Qureshi Muhammad UsmanraMaktubat-e-Ahmad (Vol. 5, p. 288) has it that three letters were written by Huzooras to this fortunate lady, which form part of the literature of the Promised Messiahas. Hazrat Ahmadas wrote that God had filled her heart with the truth and Allah had saved her from calamities. 

21 February 1884: On this date, the Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Mir Abbas Ali Sahib of Ludhiana, in which he answered an allegation against his revelations raised by some maulvis and also explained his revelations.

يَا‭ ‬آدَمُ‭ ‬اسْكُنْ‭ ‬أَنْتَ‭ ‬وَ‭ ‬زَوْجُكَ‭ ‬الْجَنَّةَ

يَا‭ ‬مَرْيَمُ‭ ‬اسْكُنْ‭ ‬أَنْتَ‭ ‬وَ‭ ‬زَوْجُكَ‭ ‬الْجَنَّةَ

يَا‭ ‬اَحْمَدُ‭ ‬اسْكُنْ‭ ‬أَنْتَ‭ ‬وَ‭ ‬زَوْجُكَ‭ ‬الْجَنَّةَ

نَفَخْتُ‭ ‬فِيْكَ‭ ‬مِنْ‭ ‬لَّدُنِّي‭ ‬رُوْحَ‭ ‬الصِّدْقِ

“O Adam, dwell you and your companion in Jannah; O Maryam [Mary], dwell you and your companion in Jannah; O Ahmad dwell you and your companion in Jannah [that is, into attaining the means of true salvation]. I have breathed into you the spirit of righteousness from Myself.” 

In explaining this revelations, the Promised Messiahas says: 

“Mary here does nor refer to Mary, Mother of Jesus, nor does Adam refer to Adam, the progenitor, nor does Ahmad refer to Hazrat Khatamul-Anbiya [Seal of the Prophets], may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. Similarly, in these revelations the names Musa [Moses], Isa [Jesus] and Dawud [David] have been mentioned, but these names do not refer to those Prophets; rather, my humble self is indicated in all these instances [referring to another revelation]. Since Mary here does not connote a feminine but a masculine, the use of the masculine gender is appropriate; hence, the phrase يَا‭ ‬مَرْيَمُ‭ ‬اسْكُنْ should be used. 

“The word zauj [companion] refers to companions and close associates, not the zauj [in the sense of spouse]. In the lexicon, the word is applied in both situations. The word jannah is sometimes used in my revelations about Paradise in the Hereafter and sometimes it refers to joy, victory, tranquillity and solace in this world.” (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 1, p. 599)

21 February 1899: The book of the Promised MessiahasHaqiqatul Mahdi (The True Nature of the Mahdi) was published. As far as the language of this book is concerned, Urdu, Persian and Arabic are all used.  

21 February 1899: On this date, the Promised Messiahas published an ishtihar (announcement) titled Government-e-Aaliya ke Sachay Khair Khwah ke Pehchanney Keliye Eik Khula Khula Tariq-e-Azmaish. In the announcement, Huzooras stated that he had come to know that, for many years, Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi had always tried to make untrue and utterly false reports to the government and authorities against him with the hope that they would grow distrustful of Huzooras.

Hazrat Ahmadas added that he deemed it appropriate there should be a trial in relation to him and Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi, through which the government could differentiate the well-wisher from the ill-wisher. 

Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi, thwarted in all his attempts to demean Hazrat Ahmadas, started a campaign of vilification against the Promised Messiahas. To incite the government against him, he indulged even to the extent of fabricating lies and claiming that Hazrat Ahmadas was – God forbid – a rebel and more dangerous than the blood-thirsty Mahdi of Sudan. (Majmua-e-Ishtiharat, Vol. 2, pp. 529-531)

22 February 1887: The Promised Messiahas wrote to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira that in those days, Hindus were creating a lot of hue and cry in his opposition. 

Huzooras then asked about the case of Sheikh Mehr Ali Sahib as to whether the hearing was cancelled or the case was presented before the fixed date. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 491)

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Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira

22 February 1887: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter he received from Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra, in which he stated that he read his letter attentively many times. Hazrat Ahmadas added that Allah the Almighty is All-Powerful and saves man from great troubles. However, Huzooras said, one should be patient because everything happens at its prescribed time. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 27)

22 February 1888: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra, saying that if his [Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra] second nikah was arranged, it would be a great source of blessings and Allah the Almighty would grant pious progeny as well. Huzooras stated that fortunate is he who is granted a pious and loving wife as, through this, it brings stability to attaining righteousness and purity. The Promised Messiahas added that this is why almost all prophets desired a noble and pious wife. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, pp. 59-60)

Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddin, Khalifatul Masih Ira

22 February 1890: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira, in which he stated that he had been in Ludhiana for the past 17 days and had intended to stay there until 4 March 1890. Huzooras added that it would be very good if he could come and visit for a day. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 3, p. 206)

23 February 1891: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi, in which he stated that as the preparation and composition of his book, Izala-e-Auham, was incomplete, he did not deem it appropriate to show him the book. Huzooras added that it would be published in 20-25 days. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 1, pp. 315-316)

23 February 1901: On this date, Ijaz-ul-Masih (Miracles of the Messiah), a book of the Promised Messiahas, was published by Zia-ul-Islam Press, Qadian. It is a remarkable work in Arabic by the Promised Messiahas, which was prompted by the devious tricks of Pir Meher Ali Shah. This masterpiece was penned by the Promised Messiahas in a very short period of time. 

Ijaz-ul-Masih, first edition

24 February 1887: Alexander Russell Webb sent a letter to the Promised Messiahas. This American writer, publisher and the United States Consul to the Philippines (considered by historians to be the earliest prominent Anglo-American Muslim convert) sent his first letter to the Promised Messiahas from America on 17 December 1886. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 1, p. 306)

Alexander Russell Webb

24 February 1890: On this date, the Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira, reminding him that one must repeatedly seek forgiveness and always recite istighfar for life is full of uncertainties. Huzooras said that he should regularly inform him of his wellbeing. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 571)

24 February 1898: The Promised Messiahas sent a report to Lieutenant Governor Nawab Bahadur, which contained details regarding the condition of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya and some basic information about its founder. At the end of this 16-page announcement, there was a list of 317 respected members of the Jamaat. (Majmua-e-Ishtiharat, Vol. 2, pp. 396)

25 February 1903: On this date, the Promised Messiahas received the revelation:

زن‭ ‬باد‭ ‬آں‭ ‬فرزندكه‭ ‬چنيں‭ ‬پدرے‭ ‬بگذرو‭ ‬او‭ ‬ملول‭ ‬نيست

“That son were better a daughter whose father should die and he should not be sad.” (Tadhkirah [English], p. 598)

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