This Week in History: 23-29 June


A glimpse into the rich history of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering the keynote address titled The Path to Peace – Just Relations between Nations, at Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

23 June 1921: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent a delegation of Ahmadis to present an address to the Viceroy of India, Lord Reading. The address touched on the issue of Turkey and advocated the autonomy of the Hedjaz and the greater interests of the Muslims. (“Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad’sra services to the Muslim cause: Guidance for Turkey, peace in the Arab world and the Kashmir Movement”, Al Hakam, 19 February 2021, Issue 153, pp. 41-44)

23 June 1930: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra wrote an article and gave valuable guidance to the British government and Indian Muslims in relation to the Simon Commission and the proposal of the Round Table Conference. (“The Simon Commission, First Round Table Conference and Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad’sra valuable guidance”, Al Hakam, 26 November 2021, Issue 193, pp. 16-17)

24 June 1966: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh began delivering a series of sermons on the topic of the divine blessings of the Holy Quran from 24 June to 16 September 1966. This series was published under the title Qurani Anwaar (Divine Light of the Quran). (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 23, p. 456)

24 June 2000: On this day, during his tour of Indonesia, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh addressed an international seminar at the Gadjah Mada University. (Silsila Ahmadiyya, Part 4, p. 903)

25 June 1904: On this day, Hazrat Nawab Amatul Hafeez Begumra was born in the blessed house of the Promised Messiahas. Huzooras wrote:

“Today, 25 June 1904, which is a Saturday, the night that comes after Friday, 10 Rabi‘ al-Thani 1322 AH and 10 Harh 1956 [Bikrami], a girl was born to me and was named Amatul Hafeez.” (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 2, p. 348)

25 June 2008: On this day, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada held a Khilafat Centenary event in which Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered an address in front of about 800 distinguished guests. In his address, Huzooraa spoke about the history of Islam and the true essence of Islamic teachings. (Al Fazl International, 22 August 2008, p. 10)

26 June 1942: During World War II, the Middle East was under severe pressure and there was a big threat to the sacred land of the Hedjaz. At that critical juncture, in his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra called on the Muslim World to pray and make the utmost efforts to protect the sanctity of those sacred places. (“Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad’sra services to the Muslim cause: Guidance for Turkey, peace in the Arab world and the Kashmir Movement”, Al Hakam, 19 February 2021, Issue 153, pp. 41-44)

26 June 1970: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh called on Ahmadis to devote their lives under the Nusrat Jehan Scheme, and stated that there was a need for 30 doctors and 80 teachers at least. For more details, “Nusrat Jehan Scheme: Khilafat’s impetus for ‘Africa to Leap Forward’ – A glimpse into the early years (1970-1982)”, Al Hakam, 27 May 2022, Issue 219, pp. 16-18)

27 June 1905: On this day, Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Noor-ud-Deenra celebrated the completion of the first reading of the Holy Quran by his son, Abdul Hayy Sahib. Under the guidance of the Promised Messiahas, he also arranged food for people. On this occasion, Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmadra wrote a poem, and a special issue of Al Hakam was also published. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 3, p. 167)

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Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Noor-ud-Deenra with his son, Abdul Hayy Sahib

27 June 1925: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent Hazrat Syed Zain-ul-Abidin Waliullah Shahra and Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Shamsra to Syria to establish the Ahmadiyya Mission there. They reached their destination on 27 July. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 4, p. 523)

27 June 2012: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was welcomed to Capitol Hill in Washington DC, where he delivered a keynote address titled The Path to Peace – Just Relations between Nations to an audience comprised of members of the United States Congress, including Nancy Pelosi, the then Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives. (“Khalifatul Masih makes historic address at Capitol Hill”,

29 June 1931: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra arranged a gathering for extended family members in connection with the completion of the first reading of the Holy Quran by seven of his children. Huzoorra also wrote a poem for this occasion paying gratitude to Allah. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 5, p. 285)

29 June 1938: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra sent his son, Mirza Mubarak Ahmad Sahib, to Egypt so he could acquire knowledge of Arabic and excel in his experience of agriculture in the land of Egypt. On this occasion, Huzoorra wrote down and highlighted some important matters and gave some advice to Mirza Mubarak Ahmad Sahib, which has been recorded on pages 485 to 490 of the seventh volume of Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat.

Among many other important matters, Huzoorra mentioned the importance of offering prayer at its prescribed time and in congregation.

29 June 1955: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra arrived in the Netherlands. It was his second European tour, the first being in 1924 to deliver a lecture at the Wembley Conference on Living Religions. One of the purposes this time was to seek medical treatment. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 16, p. 535)

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