A glimpse into the rich history of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat
22 September 1895:
The Promised Messiahas endeavoured his utmost to revamp the style and class of religious debates being conducted in the Indian subcontinent. On this day, he drafted a meticulous announcement on the abovementioned topic. This was printed by Zia-ul-Islam Press in Qadian, carrying the supporting signatures of hundreds of honourable Muslim persons of influence. (Majmu‘ah-e-Ishtiharat , Vol. 2, pp. 17-40)
22 September 1946:
On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra embarked on a journey to Delhi, where he granted audiences to prominent Indian leaders, including Jinnah and Gandhi. Huzoorra also wrote to the then Viceroy of India, giving him valuable guidance in regard to the ongoing political and religious conflict within the country.
For more details, see “The deadlock over Interim Government and Constituent Assembly for India: Its background and Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad’s guidance”, Al Hakam, 15 July 2022, Issue 226, pp. 17-20.
23 September 1924:
On this day, Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Zafrulla Khanra read out the article written by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra at The Conference on Some Living Religions within the British Empire. Remembering this day, Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Zafrulla Khanra writes:
“When the time came to read the address, the Imam leaned toward me to say in a most affectionate manner, ‘Do not worry, I will continue to pray for you.’ Every seat in the hall was taken. A large number had to stand. The entire address was heard in silence.” (Tehdis-e-Nemat, pp. 212-213)
24 September 1973:
On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh returned from his visit to Europe. Sahibzada Mirza Mansoor Ahmad (father of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa) who served as Nazir-e-Ala and Amir-e-Muqami in Rabwah, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar Sahib Amir of Karachi Jamaat, Major Shamim Ahmed Sahib, Sultan Mahmood Anwar Sahib who served as a missionary of Karachi, and Chaudhry Zahoor Ahmad Sahib, arrived at the airport to welcome Huzoorrh.
As soon as Huzoorrh arrived, Sahibzada Mirza Mansoor Ahmad stepped forward and had the honour of meeting and embracing Huzoorrh. After that, the others welcomed Huzoorrh. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 29, pp. 199-201)
24 September 2014:
On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the National Parliament of Ireland, the Oireachtas, at Leinster House in Dublin. More than 20 parliamentarians welcomed Huzooraa to Ireland. Following his meeting with the parliamentarians, Huzooraa was escorted to the galleries of both the Lower and the Upper Houses of Parliament, where he observed the parliamentary proceedings. (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Visits Irish National Parliament”, www.pressahmadiyya.com)
25 September 1927:
On this day, during his visit to Shimla, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra granted an audience to the aggrieved local Muslims, at Kingsley, Shimla. This joint session of Ahmadi and non-Ahmadi Muslims was held to establish the Jami‘at-ul-Ikhwan, the idea of which was proposed by Huzoorra himself during his lecture on 11 September. Huzoorra delivered a short address during this session as well.
For more details, see “Communal harmony, Unity Conference, and Muslim rights: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’s 1927 visit to Shimla”, Al Hakam, 24 February 2023, Issue 258, pp. 13-16.
25 September 1983:
On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh laid the foundation of the Rizwan Mosque in Fiji. (Silsila Ahmadiyya, Vol. 4, p. 826)
26 September 1924:
On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered an address at the Dutch Hall in London. The lecture was delivered at the request of the Conservative Party, entitled Hindustan ke Halaat-e-Haazira aur Ittihad Peda Karne ke Zarai – The Current Situation in India and Means of Establishing Unity. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 4, p. 454)
26 September 2013:
On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the keynote address at a reception held in his honour at the Oriental Mandarin Hotel in Singapore. The event was attended by more than 100 non-Ahmadi dignitaries and guests, including Mr Lee Koon Choy, a founding member of the ruling People’s Action Party. During his keynote address, Huzooraa explained the basis for a just economy, the need for equity between nations, the reasons behind the misrepresentation of Islam, and his concerns about the increasing risk of a Third World War. (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community delivers Historic Address in Singapore”, www.pressahmadiyya.com)
27 September 1937:
On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra laid the foundation stone of a guest house in Qadian, which began to serve guests after it was completed the following year. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 7, p. 352)
27 September 2013:
During his Friday Sermon on this day, delivered from the Taha Mosque in Singapore, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that he was thankful to Allah the Almighty that He once again enabled him to meet with the Ahmadis there. Huzooraa said that it was difficult for him to visit Malaysia and Indonesia due to the persecution of Ahmadis. Therefore, Singapore was a place where he could meet with the Indonesian and Malaysian Ahmadis.
28 September 1905:
On this day, the Promised Messiahas received two guests; one from Turkey and a Jewish individual. He was asked some questions in Arabic, and he too gave the answers in Arabic. The editor of Al Hakam, Hazrat Sheikh Yaqub Ali Irfanira reproduced this interesting conversation in the newspaper in Urdu. During this detailed discussion, Hazrat Ahmadas removed many misunderstandings. (Malfuzat , Vol. 4, pp. 446-451)
28 September 2013:
On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa held an audience with more than 20 Indonesian guests representing various media outlets, educational institutions, and think tanks at the Taha Mosque in Singapore. During the 70-minute question and answer session, Huzooraa explained the true teachings of Islam and clarified various misconceptions concerning the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. (“True Khilafat compatible with Democracy – Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat”, www.pressahmadiyya.com)