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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

3 July 1886: On this date, the Promised Messiahas sent a reply to a letter from Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira, elaborating the philosophy of istighfar. Huzooras instructed this devout companion to never discontinue the habit of seeking forgiveness from Allah because this blessed conduct of seeking forgiveness would initially safeguard a person from the wrath of God and finally, the seeker would get rid of sins.

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Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira

3 July 1896: The Promised Messiahas shared updates of two of his followers with Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira in a letter. Hazrat Ahmadas informed him that Hazrat Maulvi Nuruddinra had travelled to Malerkotla as Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra had been calling him there for quite some time. Huzooras also commented on the proposed journey of Hazrat Hamid Alira towards Africa as this personal steward of Huzooras developed an indomitable craving of travelling owing to his personal and financial status. Huzooras did not like his idea of travelling at the time. Later on, Hazrat Hamid Alira could not gather his desired success and eventually, he failed to fully settle himself there and had to return to Qadian in the blessed company of the Messiahas. This letter did not carry any date on it, although the stamp from Qadian put it under this date.

4 July 1898: The Promised Messiahas graciously accepted one of the suggestions of Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra through a letter on this date. This letter tells us that Nawab Sahibra sought permission for leaving for a journey, which was granted by Huzooras with prayers.

6 July 1892: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira on this date. Hazrat Ahmadas opened the letter with praising the selfless contributions of this earnest follower and praying aplenty for him for prosperity in both worlds. Huzooras also updated him about the causes of delay in installing the printing press in Qadian as the daughter of Mian Nur Muhammad Sahib, proprietor of the press, had passed away and afterwards, he had to finalise and sign the agreement on costs and rates in Qadian and then seek permission from the deputy commissioner of District Gurdaspur for shifting of his press machinery to Qadian.

6 July 1894: The Promised Messiahas informed Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira that 50 rupees were received and he prayed for his reward on this contribution. Huzooras also added that he was extremely occupied due to many undertakings in those days.

6 July 1903: Mirza Imam Din departed this world on this day. He was the brother of Mirza Nizam Din and cousin of the Promised Messiahas. Both brothers, on account of their irreligious temperaments and their worldly ways, were bitterly opposed to the Promised Messiahas. In fact, they were enemies of Islam itself. But once, a son of the Promised Messiahas, due to lack of understanding in childhood, referred to this above mentioned neighbour and relative in an improper way. The Promised Messiahas stopped him instantly and explained that he was, after all, his uncle.

6 July 1905: The Promised Messiahas dispatched a thorough letter for Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra, which carried the basic teachings and gems about importance of patience, its examples from the history of prophets, trust in Allah, basic attributes of a true believer and acceptance of prayers etc.

7 July 1886: The Promised Messiahas shared his happiness upon developments in the job pursuit of Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra. This letter adds to our knowledge that Hazrat Hakim Sahib’sra resignation was not accepted as earlier wished by Hazrat Ahmadas. Huzooras also predicted the promotion of Hazrat Hakim Sahibra in some coming stage.

7 July 1892: The Promised Messiahas wrote to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira that he had shared with Hazrat Maulvi Muhammad Ehsanra that he had been giving ten rupees monthly in Chanda; Huzooras prayed that Allah would reward him for this contribution. Hazrat Ahmadas also wrote that he would dispatch copies of his book Nishan-e-Asmani.

7 July 1897: In reply to a letter from Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra, Huzooras said that he was experiencing kidney pains and a heavy cough for some days. Huzooras advised Hazrat Haji Sahibra to plan his proposed journey towards Qadian in particular months as Huzooras cited the routine of temperatures and common conditions of certain months of the year.

7 July 1897: The Promised Messiahas sent a letter to Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra detailing the construction of a portion of his house in Qadian and expenditures in various sections, for example, the cost of bricks and payment to masons, woodmen and laborers.

7 July 1900: The Promised Messiahas issued a thorough announcement regarding his view of Jihad, addressing the viceroy of India. Huzooras opened it with a personal introduction and his claims of being reformer as Messiah and Mahdi. In this appendix of Risala Jihad, Huzooras spoke about his noble and educated following in India. After putting forward the logical and balanced teachings of Islam regarding other religions, Hazrat Ahmadas also drew the attention of the viceroy of India towards the inappropriate activities and provocative and disturbing publications of Christian priests in the Indian subcontinent. This divinely guided announcement proved to be a call of the time and still stands as a key work on Jihad.

7 July 1902: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra explaining a key philosophy of life. Huzooras guided this devout follower that God Almighty was always there to settle every broken thing, hence unparallel trust in Him was needed to enjoy His blessings.

9 July 1883: The elder brother of the Promised Messiahas, Mirza Ghulam Qadir Sahib passed away on this day at 7pm at the age of 55. In 1868, Mirza Ghulam Qadir Sahib became seriously ill. The Promised Messiahas had earlier seen a dream in which he saw that his brother would die, so he prayed to God for his recovery. His prayer was accepted and it was revealed to him that his brother would recover, as he did. Mirza Ghulam Qadir Sahib left behind no child and his wife, Hurmat Bibi later entered the fold of the Jamaat as foretold to the Promised Messiahas.

9 July 1889: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra. Huzooras expounded on the blessings of love for the Holy Quran and maintained that this accord with the word of God and sayings of the Holy Prophetsa of Islam were source of all blessings. Hazrat Ahmadas also opened his heart to share his love and longing for Hazrat Maulvi Sahibra, hence this letter provides many glimpses of the unmatched status of Hazrat Maulvi Sahibra among the followers of Hazrat Ahmadas.

9 July 1906: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Abdul Majeed Khanra, who had asked Hazrat Ahmadas for prayers. Huzooras assured him that he was already praying for him and would do so in future too.

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