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
5 June 1879: Pandit Shiv Narayan Agnihotri was an active member and vigorous advocate of the Brahmo Samaj, a sect of Hinduism. After taking a life vow in his religious career, he acquired a new name of Shiv Satyanand Agnihotri. He was engaged in a series of correspondence about theology with the Promised Messiahas. On this date, one such letter was written by the Promised Messiahas addressing various doctrines. Later on, after relinquishing his previous views and believes, he formed Dev Samaj in February 1887. Hazrat Ahmad’sas strong and logical arguments shook Pandit Sahib and he had to forsake his previous advocacy of Brahmo Samaj and seek refuge in his new school of thought, Dev Dharam, which was more of a platform grounded on science for those who could not stand in front of Huzoor’sas rationale and cogent literature.
5 June 1885: Through a postcard, the Promised Messiahas informed Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira about the printing of the next part of one of his books.
5 June 1888: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira. Through this letter, Huzooras expressed that he was still in Batala and that funds for routine household expenses were very little.
6 June 1889: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra. In it, Huzooras urged him to visit Qadian with his family members because in this way, ladies of both families could spend some time together and this would benefit their religious knowledge too.
6 June 1890: The Promised Messiahas consoled his companion, Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira on the demise of his son. Huzooras comforted him by citing Islamic teachings in this regard. The wording of this letter depicts how much Huzooras loved his Companionsra and what the high standards are, which Huzooras loved for his followers to attain.
6 June 1891: The Promised Messiahas sent his written reply from Iqbal Ganj Ludhiana to Maulvi Muhammad Hussain of Batala, consisting of terms and conditions for a proposed religious debate. Every clause of this proposal strongly suggested that Huzooras did not want to miss the chance of exchanging views because through only this one-on-one debate could the general public easily find the truth.
6 June 1896: The Promised Messiahas conveyed to his companion Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra that he was not in favour of his journey to Japan, which was perhaps for business purposes. Huzooras said that recently, some of his beloved companions had made financial sacrifices and he was told by God Almighty in this regard that Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra was one of them.
6 June 1897: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra urging him to help find a suitable matrimonial match for Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra, who had braved the demise of five male newborns.
7 June 1897: When Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra had finished his first reading of the Holy Quran, the Promised Messiahas composed the well-known poem Mahmud ki Amin to celebrate the occasion. It was published on this day.
7 June 1898: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra assuring him that he would pray for him. Huzooras said that thus, he should not let his hopes down before every difficulty and enhance his trust because God has powers to manifest the most astonishing miracles.
8 June 1886: The Promised Messiahas wrote a detailed letter to Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra, sharing some very personal matters as both were trusted and credited friends.
8 June 1889: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira discussing the available printing facilities in Amritsar. This kind of letter and other narrations add to our knowledge the painstaking measures Huzooras had to take in order to get his books printed according to his desired standards.
9 June 1885: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter addressing Mir Abbas Ali Sahib of Ludhiana, educating him about the philosophy of this mundane life. Huzooras told him that God tests His servants with hardships, for whom He has destined immense rewards, so blessed are those who endure trials and tribulations of this worldly life because they would enjoy the copious bounties in Hereafter.
9 June 1885: On this date, the Promised Messiahas shared details of the fiasco of Munshi Indar Man of Muradabad with Hazrat Pir Siraj-ul-Haq Numanira through a letter.
9 June 1897: The Promised Messiahas praised the sacrifices of his companion, Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra through a postcard. Huzooras pointed out that he prayed for him regularly, so he must have trust in God as Allah would never forsake him. Huzooras also shared some initiatives of tabligh and their results shown in a dream by God Almighty. Huzooras put it briefly that despite every adversity, the final triumph was destined to happen in favour of his Jamaat.
9 June 1905: The Promised Messiahas received the following Arabic revelation:
انی ﻣﻌﻚ و ﻣﻊ اﻫﻠﻚ و ﻣﻊ کل ﻣﻦ اﺣﺒﻚ
“I am with you and with the members of your family and with all those who love you.”
10 June 1886: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira informing him that only 1,000 copies of the book Surma Chasham-e-Arya would be printed and God willing, any person who came across this book would buy it.
11 June 1894: The Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Pir Siraj-ul-Haq Numanira. In it, Huzooras cautioned him about disinformation being spread by his enemies. In those days, out of disappointment, the antagonists started spreading false news of repentance of Huzooras from his claim of being the Messiah. Huzooras said that instead, his opponents should repent from their belief in the life of Jesusas as there was nothing to support this absurd idea. In this letter, Huzooras shared his longing to see him because Pir Sahibra was not able to visit Qadian for quite some time. This letter tells us that Huzoor’sas book, Nishan-e-Asmani (A Heavenly Sign) was being printed in those days.
11 June 1896: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira assuring him that a copy of the letter written to Amir of Kabul would reach him in a day or two, as Huzooras had reminded Mian Manzoor Muhammad Sahib about this task. Moreover, this letter tells that Huzooras wished to visit Dalhousie with his family members and gathered information of expenses, accommodation and travel modes from Munshi Sahibra, but no historic record shows any journey of Huzooras with his family.
11 June 1899: The Promised Messiahas sent a letter to his companion, Hazrat Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra asking him to acquire more information about annual carnival of Yuz Asaf in Madras (present day Chennai). Prior to this, Huzooras was busy compiling his research about the escape journey of Jesus Christas towards India. This letter also exhibits Huzoor’sas unyielding, resolute trust in God and acceptance of his prayers.