Compiled by Tariq Hayat, Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat
3 January 1930: Renowned Muslim leader, Maulana Shaukat Ali visited Qadian on this date. He had led the Khilafat Movement that was initiated in response to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. He also was the elder brother of the renowned political leader, Mohammad Ali Jauhar.
3 January 1935: Hazrat Pir Siraj-ul-Haq Numanira of Sarsawa, India passed away at the age of 80.
He was a well known spiritual leader with a large following, before accepting the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him.
He recorded the life of the Promised Messiahas in his book, Tazkira-tul-Mahdi.
3 January 1938: Al-Syed Abdul Hameed Khursheed arrived in Qadian where he stayed for a month and a half. He was thought to be the first person from Egypt to enter the Jamaat.
3 January 1939: Hazrat Mian Muhammad Saeed Saadira passed away. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.
3 January 1941: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed the Companions of the Promised Messiahas to enhance their efforts of spreading the message of the Promised Messiahas, using every method available.
3 January 1956: The Jamaat’s mission in Liberia was established. The first person who entered the Jamaat was Ismael Malik Sahib.
4 January 1931: Upon the sad demise of Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra expressed his condolences. This person was an Indian Muslim independence leader, activist, scholar, journalist and a poet. He was also among the leading figures of the Khilafat Movement.
4 January 1934: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra started the Salikeen initiative, with the aim to further strengthen the spiritual and moral standards of Jamaat members. This move was limited for the next three years, where the individuals involved were asked to remain adherent to five basic instructions.
4 January 1952: The Jamaat’s internal set up was modified to further strengthen it. With the new changes, the whole of Punjab province was given under the leadership of a provincial amir. Mirza Abdul Haque Sahib was assigned this responsibility.
4 January 1952: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra directed the central administrative Jamaat offices to draw up a list of projects in detail that needed to be completed during the year. He also instructed that the projects should be completed within their given timeframe.
4 January 1961: Hazrat Bhai Abdur Rahman Qadianira passed away during his rail journey to Karachi.
He was buried in Bahishti Maqbara, Qadian on 7 January.
He was a noble companion of the Promised Messiahas.
4 January 1962: The Jamaat in Ghana convened its 37th Jalsa Salana, which was attended by around 28,000 people.
5 January 1937: Mr Abdul Munaam visited Qadian, who was representing the Sultan of Muscat.
5 January 1944: During the night between 5 and 6 January, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was shown in a vision that he was the person mentioned in the Promised Messiah’sas announcement of 20 February 1886 that spoke of a promised son. At the time, Huzoorra was staying in Lahore at Sheikh Bashir Ahmad Sahib’s residence located on 13 Temple Road.
5 January 1945: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed that every Ahmadi family must ensure that at least one person from their family devotes their life to serve the Jamaat.
5 January 1956: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra travelled to Lahore and stayed there until 8 January.
6 January 1942: Hazrat Chaudhary Hakim Alira of Chak Paniar Sargodha passed away. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.
6 January 1945: Hazrat Hafiz Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh, principal of Talim-ul-Islam College was elected as member of the academic counsel of Punjab University for 1945-46. The principals of concerned intermediate colleges elected him unanimously.
7 January 1910: Hazrat Mir Qasim Ali launched his paper Al Haque from Delhi. This paper started rendering its services from Qadian under the new title of Al Farooq by 1915.
7 January 1920: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra announced the collection of Chanda for the London Mosque. Ahmadis showed great zeal towards the appeal and by 10 June, 78,500 rupees were collected in cash.
7 January 1922: Hazrat Maulvi Muhammad Din Sahib departed for America to spread the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat.
7 January 1938: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a Friday Sermon from Masjid Aqsa in Qadian, which was relayed through loudspeakers. On the occasion, Huzoorra also predicted that a day would come when a dars of the Holy Quran and Hadith would be delivered from Qadian and simultaneously listened to across the world. The loudspeaker that was used on this date was donated by a devout member of the Jamaat from the North Western Frontier (NWF) region of the subcontinent, Khan Muhammad Khan Sahib.
7 January 1939: Hazrat Chaudhry Muhammad Hayatra passed away. He was a companion of the Promised Messiahas.
7 January 1944: Loudspeakers were installed on Minaratul-Masih and were used to spread the message of the Promised Messiahas for the first time.
7 January 1952: The Ifta Committee (of jurisprudence) was established once again. It had initially been constituted in 1943. Malik Saif-ur-Rahman Sahib was appointed as the president and the secretary was Jalaluddin Shams Sahib. 15 other members of the committee were also announced.
7 January 1955: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra graciously attended the reception held in honour of Maulana Abdul Wahid Sahib, missionary in Indonesia.
7 January 1962: The Jamaat in Mauritius convened its Jalsa Salana.
8 January 1932: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra initiated a remarkable scheme for the propagation of Islam Ahmadiyyat and added that every year, there should be a large number of people entering the Jamaat, worldwide. But, Huzoorra stressed that to attain this higher standard, Jamaat members must end their own internal rifts, divisions and misconceptions about each other.
8 January 1937: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra predicted the looming world war during his Friday Sermon and stressed the need for fervent prayers.
8 January 1939: A religious conference was convened in the Fazl Mosque, London under the presidency of Sir Feroz Khan Noon. Jalaluddin Shams Sahib represented the Jamaat.
8 January 1951: Hazrat Pir Iftikhar Ahmadra of Ludhiana passed away. He was the son of Hazrat Sufi Ahmad Jan Sahibrh. He entered the Jamaat on 9 July 1891. His father was well known as recognising the Promised Messiahas as the reformer of the age and someone who Allah had sent. However, Hazrat Sufi Sahibrh passed away before the Promised Messiahas announced that he had been commissioned by Allah. In this manner, Hazrat Sufi Sahibrh recognised the truthfulness of the Promised Messiahas long before anyone else.
8 January 1962: An Ahmadiyya high school was established in British Guiana.