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
29 May 1887: The Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, wrote a long letter to his trusted friend, Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira, in which he shared some future projects and sought his opinion. Huzooras used to ask for the viewpoints of his companions on certain issues. In this letter, Huzooras was considering generating budgets for printing books.
29 May 1898: The Promised Messiahas received reports about the activities of some of his followers and Huzooras did not find the standard of their worships and traits etc. up to the standard he desired. In response, the Promised Messiahas wrote and published a lengthy announcement, which was, in essence, the summary of the Ten Conditions of Bai‘at and the contents of Our Teaching.
30 May 1884: The fiasco of Munshi Inder Man of Muradabad has been shared in this column many times. On this date, the Promised Messiahas published a letter along with a detailed notification containing the complete history and courageous steps taken by the Promised Messiahas in defence of Islam against all opponents.
30 May 1887: The Promised Messiahas informed Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira, through a letter, the interpretation to a dream seen by Munshi Rustam Ali Sahibra. Besides this, Huzooras asked him to purchase and send ghee worth 5 rupees because in Qadian, owing to the special and extra consumption of ghee in Ramadan, the supply of ghee was limited.
31 May 1887: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra and commended his arguments that he had presented during a debate with a Christian priest. Huzooras stated that Islamic teachings are deeply rooted in nature and logic. God says in the Holy Quran: “Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom.” Further, it has enjoined its followers to reply with tenderness. The postcard did not carry a date on it, but the stamp of the post office of Qadian cited this date.
31 May 1890: The Promised Messiahas informed Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira about the condition of his health after receiving treatment in Lahore. Huzooras wrote in this postcard that his illness was fading away day by day, but he was still severely weak due to the illness.
31 May 1890: The Promised Messiahas sent a written message to Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira, asking him to come to Qadian for at least two months. Huzooras shared the intensity of his malady and that hope for his recovery was beginning to fade, so much so that even news of his demise was beginning to spread. Huzooras added that a huge influx of letters was piling up daily, owing to his illness.
31 May 1896: The Promised Messiahas wrote to Hazrat Mian Abdullahra of Sanaur that he came to know from the letter of Hazrat Munshi Ghulam Qadir that he was with him. Huzooras sent a detailed vernacular prescription and reaffirmed Mian Abdullah Sahibra to make extra effort in the treatment of Munshi Ghulam Qadir Sahib.
31 May 1904: On this date, the Promised Messiahas was in Gurdaspur and Maulvi Ilahi Bakhsh Sahib visited him, who came all the way from Banaras (modern day Varanasi). Before a huge gathering, Huzooras delivered a powerful speech, covering many subjects. He also shared that he once read in a newspaper that a deputy inspector cleaned his nails with a pencil that caused swelling and infection in his hand, so much so that the doctor suggested amputating his hand. He thought it was something minor and this resulted in his death. Likewise, Huzooras once sharpened a pencil with his nail. When Huzooras went for a walk the next day and thought of the deputy inspector, it was too late and by that time, Huzoor’sas hand had been infected. The Promised Messiahas prayed immediately and received a revelation. When he looked again, his hand was completely healed; there was no swelling or pain. In short, with God Almighty’s blessings, no pain or difficulty remains. However, it is essential that man brings about a change in himself.
2 June 1883: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Mir Abbas Ali Sahib of Ludhiana and commented on the report he sent of his journey towards Jalandhar. In this letter, Huzooras condemned the views and activities of naturalists and told Mir Sahib about the ultimate success of men of God. Moreover, the Promised Messiahas advised him to recite Durood (salutations upon the Holy Prophetsa) regularly and to consider it dearer than the Philosopher’s Stone.
2 June 1898: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to his companion, Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra, informing him that he had received the sent amount of one hundred rupees. Additionally, the Promised Messiahas expressed his desire to hear the result of some matters that Hazrat Seith Sahibra had asked Huzooras to pray for.
3 June 1888: The Promised Messiahas informed his companion, Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira that he was still in Batala and would be back in Qadian after five or six days. Huzooras shared that the health of his ailing son, Bashir Ahmad had shown little improvement.
3 June 1890: The Promised Messiahas wrote to Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira and asked him whether he could come to Qadian for the next two months for assistance in correspondence of letters.
4 June 1885: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Mir Abbas Ali Sahib of Ludhiana. In it, Huzooras lauded his contemporary spiritual experiences. Huzooras shared his upcoming travel plans to Delhi and details about a prevailing illness in India.
4 June 1886: The Promised Messiahas informed his follower, Hazrat Pir Siraj-ul-Haq Numanira that he had received 25 rupees sent by Pir Sahibra. It seems that Huzooras had a habit of appreciating even the smallest of contributions from his beloved followers. Hazrat Pir Sahibra had a following of thousands, but he found solace and contentment in serving the Messiahas, while offering Chanda.
4 June 1888: The Promised Messiahas replied to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira and said that he had not received the mentioned rice paddy consignment, which Munshi Sahibra had sent. Huzooras also wrote that he was still in Batala and would be back in Qadian before Eid-ul-Fitr.
4 June 1895: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira. In it, Huzooras informed him that his book, Nur-ul-Quran had been printed and yet another very comprehensive book was being written. This letter exemplifies the Promised Messiah’sas mission to serve Islam.
4 June 1907: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of his beloved companion, Hazrat Khan Sahib Abdul Majid Khanra, District Magistrate of Kapurthala. Huzooras wrote that he had prayed after every letter that he received from Majid Khan Sahib. He said that, God willing, more prayers would be made afterwards.