Last Updated on 9th November 2020
The three rings the Promised Messiahas had made that are still around today
Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra (1893-1963) wrote an article for the Al Fazl newspaper which was published in the 10 December 1945 issue.
When the Promised Messiahas passed away, he left behind three rings. The oldest was made in 1876, after the demise of his father; the ring with the inscription of the famous revelation “Alaisallahu Bikafin ‘Abdahu”, meaning, Is Allah not Sufficient for His Servant?
The second ring was the one that the Promised Messiahas probably had made in, or around, 1892. That ring bears the revelation (c.1884), “Udhkur Ne’mati-Allati An‘amtu ‘Alaika. Gharastu Laka Biyadi Rahmati Wa Qudrati”; meaning, Remember My bounty that I bestowed upon you. I have planted for you a tree of My mercy and My power with My Own hand.
The third ring was the one that a companion of the Promised Messiahas gifted him a few years before his demise, in around 1906. This had, according to Huzoor’s wish, the words “Maula Bus” [meaning, God is sufficient] engraved on it.
Hazrat Ummul Momineen [mother of the believers; a term used for the wife of the Promised Messiahas, Hazrat Nusrat Jehan Begum Sahibara], after the demise of the Promised Messiahas decided to distribute the three rings among us three brothers. It was suggested that the allocations be done through a draw. So Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra (who at the time was not Khalifa) wrote the text inscribed on all three rings on three pieces of paper. Then Hazrat Amma Jan [Hazrat Nusrat Jehan Begum Sahibara] picked up the papers; the one with “Alaisallahu Bikafin ‘Abdahu” went to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra; the one with “Udhkur Ne’mati…” came to me [Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmadra] and the one with “Maula Bus” went to Miyan Sharif Ahmad.
The images below show the pieces of paper where the text of the rings is written in the handwriting of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra but the names below the texts are in the handwriting of Hazrat Amma Janra. I am having the images of this text published in Al Fazl to be recorded as a blessed memory.