In this third year of Al Hakam, we will present a selection of incidents from the blessed life of the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, this time, with some more details
19 June 1887: The Promised Messiahas informed Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira through a post card that he was leaving for Ambala Cantonment, where his father-in-law, Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawabra was then staying. Hazrat Mir Sahibra had conveyed earlier to Huzooras that his wife’s health was not stable and on this delicate moment, Huzooras wished that his wife and their daughter, Hazrat Nusrat Jehan Begumra must be present in their company. Huzooras always displayed an excellent example in his compassionate behavior and warm dealing with his wife and in-laws.
20 June 1886: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra sharing some personal issues. In it, Huzooras also discussed the overwhelming effects of extra and fragile responsibilities, which fall upon one’s life owing to polygamy. Moreover, Huzooras commented in this letter on Hakim Sahib’s job security.
20 June 1890: Through a letter, the Promised Messiahas informed Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira that he was planning to spend some weeks in Ludhiana and his departure would be in a week or so. Hence, this devout companion could come and visit Huzooras there after completing his assigned duties.
20 June 1899: The Promised Messiahas shared his health conditions, particularly about his heart and low blood pressure, with Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra, in reply to a letter. Despite being severely ill, Huzooras guided Hazrat Nawab Sahibra in detail about the usage of a certain medicine he had acquired. This letter hints towards the depth of knowledge Huzooras had about human health and different cures.
20 June 1905: The Promised Messiahas received an Arabic revelation:
اَنْتَ مِنِّىْ بِمَنْزِلَةِ عَرْشِىْ۔ اَنْتَ مِنِّى بِمَنْزِلَةٍ لَا يَعْلَمُهَا الْخَلْقُ۔ صَلٰوةُ الْعَرْشِ اِلَى الْفَرْشِ۔ اَنْتَ مِنِّىْ وَ اَنَامِنْكَ۔
“You are to Me like My Throne. You have a standing with Me of which the people have no knowledge. Blessings from the Throne to the earth. You are from Me and I am from you.”
21 June 1883: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Mir Abbas Ali Sahib of Ludhiana. In it, Huzooras aptly responded to a misconception regarding the diet of Holy Prophetsa of Islam after sharing updates about the printing of the book, Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya. Moreover, Huzoor’sas comprehension of the Vedas is also evident from this letter, as Huzooras shared one of his revelations about the Vedas here too. At the end of the letter, Huzooras clearly instructed Mir Sahib that if he should come across any opposition regarding Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya and experience any antipathy for the writer of this book, under no circumstances should he refuse to display good morals.
21 June 1885: The Promised Messiahas wrote to Hazrat Pir Siraj-ul-Haq Numanira answering his question about fasting and journeying in the holy month of Ramadan.
21 June 1889: The Promised Messiahas, with regret, said that he would not be able to attend the wedding ceremony, which he was invited to by Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira. Huzooras cited many occupations and described the tight schedule of those days. Moreover, Huzooras mentioned the coming visit of Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddinra as he was planning to visit Ludhiana and Qadian from his workplace in Jammu Kashmir.
22 June 1885: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Mir Abbas Ali Sahib of Ludhiana. In this detailed letter, Huzooras examined the religion of Hinduism; its scriptures, beliefs and sects. This extended piece covered many misunderstandings of Pandit Dayanand, Dara Shikoh, Mirza Mazhar Jan-e-Janaan etc. regarding Vedas.
22 June 1891: The Promised Messiahas wrote to Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra and urged him towards the careful handling of Muhammad Baig Sahib, who was under treatment with Hazrat Hakim Sahibra. Huzooras also hinted to convey to Baig Sahib that after the full restoration of his health, he would help him in finding a suitable job.
22 June 1904: The Promised Messiahas received these revelations in Arabic:
“Make your friendship excellent. I shall soon make your matter easy. Never shall you attain to righteousness unless you spend out of that which you love.”
23 June 1897: On the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the Promised Messiahas issued a leaflet on 7 June asking his followers to reach Qadian. In response, 225 men gathered at Qadian from distant parts of India. Meetings were held and lectures were delivered in six languages – Urdu, Arabic, Persian, English, Punjabi and Pashto. The speakers included Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddinra, Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkotira, Hazrat Maulvi Burhanuddin Jhelmira and Maulvi Jamal Din of Syedwala (District Nankana Sahib). Prayers were offered and the poor people of the town were entertained. Streets, mosques and houses were all lit up on 22 June, while a congratulatory telegram was sent to Lord Elgin, the Viceroy, on 20 June. A beautifully bound copy of Hazrat Ahmad’sas book, Tohfa-e-Qaisariyyah [A Gift to the Queen] was sent to Queen Victoria through the Deputy Commissioner in commemoration of the auspicious occasion. Copies of the book were also sent to the viceroy and the lieutenant governor of the Punjab. These special celebrations continued till this date.
24 June 1885: The Promised Messiahas informed Mir Abbas Ali Sahib of Ludhiana about his ill health. Earlier, Mir Sahib had sent some questions asking for their answers from Huzooras relating to some spiritual topics.
24 June 1896: The Promised Messiahas informed Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira that a proposed trip towards Dalhousie was postponed owing to the illness of his youngest son, who remained critically ill due to dysentery and the situation of the child had not yet fully stabalised.
25 June 1890: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira informing him about his health and coming trip towards Ludhiana. Huzooras expressed his desire for Munshi Sahibra to come and see him there.
25 June 1892: The Promised Messiahas instructed his friend Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira that whenever he chose to avail his leave, he should find time to see Huzooras as they had not met in a long time. Munshi Sahibra belonged to a respectable family of Madar, Jalandhar. He joined the police and retired as a court inspector. He was well known for his honesty and integrity. He was one of the most devoted followers of Hazrat Ahmadas. On retirement, he came to Qadian where he breathed his last on 11 January 1909.
25 June 1897: The Promised Messiahas published the details of a matter that arose with the newspaper, Chaudhween Sadi. This 12-page long announcement carried almost all necessary points and God’s promises about the bright future of the Jamaat in the face of all adversities. This piece contained clear wording of a warning for every opponent.
25 June 1904: Hazrat Nawab Amatul Hafeez Begumra was born in the blessed house of the Promised Messiahas. Huzooras wrote:
“Today, 25 June 1904, which is a Saturday, the night that comes after Friday, 10 Rabi‘ al-Thani 1322 AH and 10 Harh 1956 [Bikrami], a girl was born to me and was named Amatul Hafeez. This is the girl about whom I had received the revelation:
واللہ مخرج ما کنتم تکتمون