Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Pakistan
27 April: In 1908, the Promised Messiahas departed on his final journey, to Lahore. From Qadian, the entourage reached Batala, but due to the unavailability of Reserved Rail Carriage, they had to spend the night in Batala.
28 April: In 1888, the Promised Messiahas wrote a reply to the letter of Maulvi Imamuddin Sahib of Montgomery (present-day Sahiwal) rebutting his view concerning heavenly books. This Maulvi Sahib was of the notion that heavenly books still needed to be practiced, even after the revelation of Holy Quran.
28 April: A much-loved companion of the Promised Messaihas, Hazrat Mirza Ayub Baigra succumbed to his prolonged ailment and passed away in 1900.
29 April: In 1889, the Promised Messiahas permitted Hazrat Maulvi Abul Kher Abdullah Sahib to, on his behalf, accept written Bai‘ats (pledges of obedience) from those wishing to join the fold of Ahmadiyyat.
29 April: In 1904, the Promised Messiahas received the revelation:
“Korea Khatarnak Halat Mein Hei; Mashriqi Taqat”
[Korea is in dangerous situation. Eastern Power]
The Editor of Al Hakam (Urdu) wrote, “When the war started between Japan and Russia, and Japan had not yet achieved any significant victory, the Promised Messiahas received the above-mentioned revelation. Many members of our Jamaat, especially those who live in Qadian, know about this revelation. Regretfully I failed to publish this earlier. I am recording it now because I feel that this new Eastern Power has a special relevance to the Ahmadiyya Jamaat.”
Maulana Abdul Latif Bahawalpuri wrote, “Before the war between Russia and Japan, Korea was under the control of Russia. This war was concluded with a peace treaty on May 27-28 1905. The first clause in the treaty was that Japan would have complete sovereignty over Korea. Thus, with the victory of the Eastern Power (Japan) and defeat of Korea, this prophecy of the Promised Messiahas was clearly fulfilled. It should be noted that the prophecies have multiple fulfillments.”
29 April: In 1908, the Promised Messiahas reached Lahore from Batala. He stayed in the Ahmadiyya Buildings, where he had numerous meetings and continuous engagements in the days to come.
29 April: Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IVrt migrated from Pakistan to London in 1984.
2 May: In 1898, it was Eid in Qadian. Eid Prayer was offered in eastern part, in a plain under a banyan tree. In his sermon, the Promised Messiahas clearly foretold the bubonic plague.
2 May: Ghulam Yasin visited Qadian in 1905. He was the elder brother of prominent scholar and politician Abul Kalam Azad.
2 May: In Lahore, the Promised Messiahas received Shahzada Sultan Ibrahim and Muhammad Ali Ja‘fri, Vice Principal Islamia College, Lahore. It is worth mentioning here that the former was among the heirs of Ahmad Shah Abdali.
3 May: In 1918, Hazrat Musleh Maud’sra ailment turned critical and on medical grounds, doctors asked him to travel to Bombay (present day Indian port city Mumbai).
3 May: In the early hours in 1905, the Promised Messiahas was shown in writing in a dream:
“Aah, Nader Shah Kahan Gaya”
[Alas; where has Nader Shah disappeared]
On this, Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra wrote, “This prophecy was fulfilled when in 1929, by the decree of Allah the Almighty, Amir Amanullah Khan, King of Afghanistan, was deposed by Habibullah Khan, commonly known as Bacha Saqa. The Afghans called Nader Khan, who was then in France, for assistance. Nader Khan came, and Bacha Saqa was arrested and killed by him. Nader Khan ascended the throne of Afghanistan. He dropped his traditional and national title of Khan and was called ‘Nader Shah.’ Later, on 8 November 1933 a man named Abdul-Khaliq killed Nader Shah in a large crowd in broad day light. The untimely and sudden death of Nader Shah prompted many Afghans and others in the world to say: ‘Alas, where has Nader Shah disappeared.’”