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
6 November 1905: The Promised Messiahas delivered a lecture in Ludhiana, which started at 8:30 in the morning. Huzooras continued his speech until 11am.
7 November 1902: The Promised Messiahas was occupied with writing his book Ijaz-e-Ahmadi (The Miracle of Ahmad), which was due to be published a few days later. This book is in Arabic and Urdu and contains details of contemporary nature.
8 November 1905: The Promised Messiahas travelled on this day from Ludhiana to Amritsar. He stayed in this city for two days and chose to reside in the same house in which he spent time when he was in this city for Jang-e-Muqaddas (The Holy War – a debate between Hazrat Ahmadas and Henry Martyn Clark) in 1893.
8 November 1906: Previously, Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra wrote to the Promised Messiahas requesting for prayers as he was facing some difficulties. On this day, the Promised Messiahas replied to the letter in comforting words and reminded him to show patience in such difficult times. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 301)
9 November 1883: The Promised Messiahas wrote to Mir Abbas Ali Sahib in which he stated the importance of praying to God and seeking humility and to pray to God to rid oneself from evil malices. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 1, p. 581)
9 November 1897: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahmanra in which he stated that he was praying for him to the ever-Merciful God. The Promised Messiahas further advised that one must have firm trust in God. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 354)
9 November 1905: Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi, peace be upon him, was in Amritsar and delivered a lecture here. For this purpose, a lecture hall of Advocate Rai Kunahya Lal was booked. The lecture began at 8am, but opponents of the Promised Messiahas began to disrupt this blessed event with their uncivilised behaviour. He started his journey towards Batala soon afterwards. Hazrat Ahmadas himself narrates, “I saw a sugar cane in my dream, the general interpretation of which is some mischief or disturbance. This was accompanied by the revelation:
اِنِّیْ مَعَ الرَّسُوْلِ اَقُوْمُ
“[I shall stand with My Messenger].”
Al Hakam added, “This dream and revelation was narrated by him before the lecture. The lecture was delivered in full in half an hour. The shortأsighted opponents and troublemakers tried to create such disturbance that they imagined that they had succeeded in their evil design.”
9 November 1906: The Promised Messiahas received a letter from Hazrat Syed Nasir Shahra in which he requested for prayers. The Promised Messiahas, on this day, replied to the letter in which he stated that he would pray for him. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 3, p. 332)
10 November 1889: The Promised Messiahas reached Qadian from Ludhiana.
10 November 1905: The Promised Messiahas started his journey towards Qadian from Batala at 8am and reached his destination at around 12pm.
11 November 1893: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira in which he stated that the book, Hamamatul Bushra, and the tafsir of Surah al-Fatihah was in the process of being printed. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 595)
11 November 1898: On this day, the Promised Messiahas replied to a letter of Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khanra in which he stated that he was praying for his son and further prayed that he lived a long, blessed life. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 236)
11 November 1898: The Promised Messiahas wrote a letter in which he expressed his sadness for Hazrat Haji Seith Allah Rakha Abdur Rahman’sra current state and prayed that Allah may help him and ease his hardships. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 379)
12 November 1894: On this day, the Promised Messiahas wrote a letter to Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira in which he stated that he was praying for him in Tahajud prayers. Hazrat Mian Abdullah Sanaurira later said that due to these prayers of the Promised Messiahas, he witnessed the acceptance of prayer. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 3, p. 218)
12 November 1899: A small but prestigious gathering was arranged in Qadian on this day in connection to the departure of a research delegation. A proposed party of learned companions was to travel to the Middle East to collect newly found evidence and properly record and fortify the already available facts regarding the historic escape journey of Jesusas from his home-town towards Kashmir. This assembly was named “The Farewell Jalsa”. During the very days in which the Promised Messiahas was writing his book, Jesus in India, it came to light that certain relics of the Messiahas of Nazareth had been found in Nasibain (situated in the Arab country of Iraq), which furnished evidence of the Messiah’s journey and corroborated the fact that he settled in Kashmir. The Promised Messiahas deemed it advisable to dispatch a commission or delegation to personally investigate and examine these relics and the state of affairs and then for the delegation to return to Qadian from the route on which the Messiahas journeyed to Kashmir. In order to see off this delegation and bid them farewell, an event was arranged by the name of Jalsa Al-Wida (The Farewell Gathering). Due to certain compelling circumstances, the dispatch of this delegation was postponed. The event, nonetheless, was held on 12-14 November 1899 with great excitement and celebration. An address was delivered by the Promised Messiahas on this occasion. (Malfuzat [English], Vol. 2, p. 50)
12 November 1893: A single page agreement was signed on this day, which gave birth to the famous Durand Line (border between Afghanistan and Pakistan). This accord was reached between Sir Mortimer Durand, a British diplomat and civil servant of the British Raj and Abdur Rahman Khan, the Afghan Amir, to fix the limit of their respective spheres of influence and improve diplomatic relations and trade. The Afghan side was represented by Hazrat Sahibzada Abdul Latifra (who later did Bai‘at of Hazrat Ahmadas and was martyred in Kabul) with others dignitaries. The original 1893 agreement was written in English, with translated copies in Dari.