26 October – 1 November



26 October 1905: The Promised Messiahas was in Delhi, and on this day he visited the shrines of Muslim saints buried in this historic city. Huzooras offered prayers at the tombs of saints including Hazrat Khawaja Mir Dard Sahibrh and Hazrat Shah Waliullah Sahibrh.

27 October 1889: The Promised Messiahas was in Ludhiana, in the house of Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawab Sahibra

27 October 1904: The Promised Messiahas embarked on his journey towards the city of Sialkot. The entourage commenced its journey from Qadian at 4am. The Promised Messiahas covered half the distance seated in a palki (palanquin) and the other half of the journey, towards Batala, on foot. He reached Batala by 8am. From Batala Railway Station, a second-class rail-carriage was reserved for the travelling party. Hazrat Ahmadas reached his destination of Sialkot by 6pm.

28 October 1904: The Promised Messiahas was in Sialkot. He delivered a speech after offering Jumua prayer in Hasamuddin Mosque, Sialkot. 

28 October 1906: The Promised Messiahas received some guests from Lahore; one was Miyan Muhammad Chattu Sahib and another was Syed Muhammad Yusuf Sahib, a tourist from Baghdad. 

29 October 1904: The Promised Messiahas was in Sialkot and his health was reportedly poor on this day. 

29 October 1905: On this day, the Promised Messiahas, during his stay in Delhi, visited the shrines of the Sufi Muslim saint, Hazrat Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliyarh and Amir Khusrow Dehlvi, a Sufi musician, poet and scholar. He also had a audience with Khawaja Hasan Nizami on this day. 

29 October 1905: One exemplary incident of the highest standard of obedience shown by Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra is reported in the books of history, when he acted without the delay of a single moment. It is reported that he was busy examining his patients in his clinic in Qadian, when a telegram reached him asking him to arrive at Delhi without any delay. He left everything on the spot and began his journey, literally dragging his shoes half worn and tying his turban as he moved. He didn’t even check whether he had money in his pocket for travel expenses. On this day, he reached Delhi. 

30 October 1955: Sufi Mutiur-Rahman Bengali Sahib passed away on this day. He was an Ahmadi missionary in the USA who also served as editor for The Review of Religions. He penned a scholarly book called The Tomb of Jesus.

31 October 1902: The weekly newspaper Al Badr started its publication from Qadian. Earlier, it had brought out its sample issue under the title of Al Qadian, which the Promised Messiahas renamed. 



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The first issue of Al Badr


31 October 1904: The Promised Messiahas was in Sialkot, occupied in writing his lecture that was to be delivered in the days to come. 

1 November 1905: Whilst in Delhi, the Promised Messiah’s daily schedule shows that he visited the shrines of Muslim saints buried there. His presence in the city was felt so much so that Mirza Hairat Dehlvi’s famous newspaper, Curzon Gazette, published unethical news articles against the Promised Messiahas, with intentions to misguide the masses.

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