5-11 February


5 February 1891: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Maulvi Muhammad Hussain of Batala in which he stated that he saw in a vision that he was writing the following words on his arm: 

میں اکیلا ہوں، اور خدا میرے ساتھ ہے

“I am alone and God is with me.”

Immediately thereafter, he received the following revelation: 

اِنَّ‭ ‬مَعِىَ‭ ‬رَبِّىْ‭ ‬سَیَھْدِیْنِ

“My Lord is with me; He will direct me aright” (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 1, p. 311)

5 February 1891: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra in which he expressed his happiness upon receiving his letter. Huzooras prayed for him and stated that he was not feeling well and that for a long time, he had to offer prayers while sitting. Huzooras said that a friend’s prayer is often accepted and requested Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra to pray for him. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 101)

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Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddin, Khalifatul Masih Ira

5 February 1898: The Promised Messiahas used to advise his Jamaat regarding administrative matters on a regular basis. An announcement was published on this day, in which it was notified that from that point onwards, contributions towards Madrasa Ahmadiyya should be sent directly to Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra so that the expenses for the Madrasa remained separate from other expenses. News about the publication of Kitab-ul-Bariyya was conveyed to members of the Jamaat in the same announcement. (Majmua-e-Ishtiharat, Vol. 2, p. 389)

5 February 1899: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Khalifa Rashiduddinra in which he stated that he would pray for him. Huzooras further stated that the appearance for the criminal case was now fixed for 14 February 1899 and added that it seemed as though the magistrate was not well disposed towards him.

Hazrat Dr Khalifa Rasheeduddin ra
Hazrat Khalifa Rashiduddinra

Hazrat Ahmadas, whilst narrating his dream, stated, “On Friday night, I saw in a dream that by virtue of my supplication, a stone or a piece of wood was turned into a buffalo. Perceiving a great sign had appeared, I fell into prostration and glorified Allah in a loud voice repeating:

رَبِّى‭ ‬اَلاَعلىٰ‭ ‬رَبِّى‭ ‬الاعلىٰ

“[My Lord is High, my Lord is High.] I imagined that the interpretation was that the piece of wood or stone represented the harsh, hypocritical magistrate and his turning into a buffalo through my supplication might be an indication that it had been turned into something useful from which milk might be expected. 

“If my interpretation is correct, then there is strong hope that the case will take a good turn in my favour. The interpretation of falling into prostration in a dream is given as victory over an enemy. There are other revelations also with the same indications. It is possible this dream might be manifested on some other occasion. In any case, it is good for us whatever its application may be.” (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 4, p. 212)

5 February 1899: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira in which he stated that the date for the criminal case had been now fixed for 14 February 1899 and it had been ordered that a clerk from the English office would present the translation of the prophecies regarding Atham and Lekhram. Huzooras then narrated a dream he saw on Friday night. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 633)

5 February 1906: In fulfillment of a divine vision seen by the Promised Messiahas a day earlier, the nikah of Hazrat Syed Mir Muhammad Ishaqra, son of Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawabra was announced with Saliha Khatun Sahibara, daughter of Hazrat Pir Manzur Muhammadra in Masjid Aqsa, Qadian on the day of Eid-ul-Adha. The nikah was attended by many people in Qadian. Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra composed a poem on this occasion, which was full of prayers. The couple was blessed with seven children. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 2, p. 447)

Mir Ishaq Sahib
Hazrat Syed Mir Muhammad Ishaqra

6 February 1898: The Promised Messiahas saw in a dream that the angels of God were planting black-coloured saplings at different sites of Punjab. Huzooras published an announcement comprising of four pages, which was printed from Gulzar Muhammadi Press, Kashmir Bazar, Lahore. The Promised Messiahas had such compassion for the creation of God, thinking day and night for their salvation, that he wrote this phrase in the announcement before the main title:

“Every person to whom this announcement reaches should convey it to others and make an effort towards its circulation.” (Majmua-e-Ishtiharat, Vol. 2, p. 390)

7 February 1887: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Syed Muhammad Askarira in which he stated that he had prayed for him a lot and was pleased with his sincerity. Hazrat Ahmadas said that he had been very busy due to writing his book, Siraj-e-Munir, and added that his life was dedicated for the revival of Islam. The Promised Messiahas further said that until one sets the world aside, faith could not be protected. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 3, p. 153)

7 February 1889: On this date, the Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira in which he stated that he was praying for him and there was nothing better than prayer.

Hazrat Ahmadas, alluding to his frail health, stated that at times, it proved difficult to even respond to letters. Huzooras said that if his health permitted, he would go to Ludhiana in the coming days and would stay there for one month. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 556)

8 February 1887: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira in which he stated that he should visit him. Huzooras added that inheritors of the garden of bliss are those God-fearing people who have accepted the hardships of this world.(Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 3, p. 198)

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Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira

9 February 1878: The passion of the Promised Messiahas for serving Islam can easily be observed in his well-researched articles containing the refutation of the Arya Samaj’s allegations. These articles were published from 9 February to 9 March, in the Safir-e-Hind newspaper. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 1, p. 153)

9 February 1883: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Mir Abbas Ali Sahib of Ludhiana in which he expressed his appreciation for his efforts towards the service of religion.

Huzooras stated that the time was approaching where the light of the Holy Prophet, Muhammadsa would manifest itself to the blind people of this era. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 1, p.  513)

9 February 1885: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira instructing him to get 2,000 copies of the English translation of an important announcement and to bring them from Lahore to Qadian immediately. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 3, p.  195)

9 February 1891: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra in which he stated that he had received an ishtihar (announcement) from Mian Abdul Haq Sahib Ghazanvi mentioning his (Mian Abdul Haq) revelations that suggested the Promised Messiahas was hell-bound and would be thrown into hell, God forbid. 

Huzooras said that it seemed he had distributed many copies of the ishtihar in Amritsar. Hazrat Ahmadas added that it appeared as though the ishtihar was from Maulvi Abdul Jabbar Sahib, but he had published it in his student’s name and requested for a mubahala (prayer duel) as well. 

The Promised Messiahas further said that Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalwi had also sent a letter and asked whether he (Hazrat Ahmadas) had claimed to be the Promised Messiah. To this, Huzooras replied in the affirmative. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, pp. 102-103)

10 February 1900: During the ongoing war in South Africa, English forces were in great difficulty against the local Boer commandos. Owing to the circumstances, the Promised Messiahas, on this date, issued an appeal for funds to help the orphans, widows and wounded of the war and 500 rupees were immediately collected and sent to the chief secretary to the Punjab Government and later, the lieutenant governor thanked the Promised Messiahas for this donation on behalf of the government. (Life of Ahmad by AR Dardra [2008 edition], pp. 720-721)

10 February 1900: On this date, the Promised Messiahas published an ishtihar, titled, An Important Announcement for This Jamaat in which he stated that as Muslims of India were the recipients of many favours of the British government, Muslims should show their gratitude towards this kind government. Huzooras stated that he had delivered a speech on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in which he enumerated the favours of the British government and prayed for the British victory in the Transvaal War. (Majmua Ishtiharat, Vol. 3, pp. 1-2)

10 February 1907: On this date, the Promised Messiahas received a letter sent by a manager of a gurukula (traditional Hindu educational institute) in Gujranwala. Malfuzat, volume 5 (p. 145) indicates that on behalf of the Promised Messiahas, Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiqra sent a reply to this letter on 17 February, in which there was an exchange of views regarding the schedule of a prearranged lecture that was to be delivered by Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya.

10 February 1908: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Mian Abdul Majeed Khanra saying that he had been unwell for almost 20 days and was suffering from a severe cough. Hazrat Ahmadas said, alluding to his frail health, that he was unable to fully focus on prayers and added that at times, it proved difficult to respond to letters. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 3, p. 79)

11 February 1886:  The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira in which he stated that he had not intended to go to Jalandhar and that this news was false. Huzooras added that he was not sure how long he would remain in Hoshiarpur and said that these matters were in the hands of Allah. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 470)

Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira

11 February 1891: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Maulvi Abdul Jabbar Ghazanvi, in which he stated that he had received an ishtihar from a person named Abdul Haq challenging Huzooras for a mubahala (prayer duel). The Promised Messiahas added that as he was unaware whether this person was a follower of a group or of a certain leader, he (Huzooras) wrote this letter, addressing Maulvi Abdul Jabbar Ghazanvi, with the thought that the person who had sent the ishtihar was from his (Maulvi Abdul Jabbar Ghazanvi’s) Jamaat. 

Huzooras further wrote that he had no objection over the mubahala and added that it was true that he had claimed to be the Latter-Day Messiah whose coming was foretold. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 1, pp. 424-428)

11 February 1905: Maulvi Ahmad Saeed Ansari Sahib, a relative of Hazrat Pir Siraj-ul-Haq Numanira, arrived in Qadian and had the honour of meeting the Promised Messiahas. (Malfuzat, Vol. 4, pp. 229-230)

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