Chapter 1
Pir Mehr Ali Golarwi Flees From Hazrat Mirza’s Challenge 1
Shams-ul-Hidaya 1
Maulana Nur-ud-Din’s love of knowledge 2
Refusal to participate in a contest of supplications 4
Hazrat Mirza’s invitational proclamation 5
Pir Golarwi’s reply 8
Reply to Pir Golarwi’s proclamation 9
Attempts to deceive the public 10
Proclamation offering a prize of one thousand rupees 11
Pir Golarwi in Lahore 12
Pir Golarwi persists in his silence 14
Incendiary behavior of Pir Golarwi’s disciples 16
Final reply to Pir Golarwi’s objection 17
Decampment of Pir Golarwi 18

Chapter 2
Ijaz-ul-Masih (The Miracles of the Messiah) 20
Rationale for writing of Ijaz-ul-Masih 20
The publication of Ijaz-ul-Masih 22
The fulfillment of the prophecy (regarding the Endowment of an Honor) 24
Hazrat Mirza wrote the commentary in extremely difficult circumstances 25
Hazrat Mirza’s knowledge of Arabic was also a miraculous sign 27
Proclamation regarding Ijaz-ul-Masih 29
The combining of prayers 30

Chapter 3
Publication of Al-Huda (The Guidance) and the Challenge
to the Editor of Al-Minar 34
The Al-Minar proclamation 34
The publication of Al-Huda (The Guidance) 35
Editor’s failure to accept the challenge is a testimonial to Hazrat Mirza’s mastery of Arabic 36

Chapter 4
Writing of Tuhfa Golarwiyya (A Gift for Golarwi) 37
Reasons for publication 37
The testimony of Pir Kothay Walay 38
The testimony of a German researcher that Jesus did not die on the Cross 39
The belief of Christians that this is the era of the second advent of the Messiah 39
The second advent of the Messiah in fact means the advent of a person with his likeness 39

Chapter 5
The Publication of Arbain 41
Publication of Arbain 41
Arbain Number One 41
Arbain Number Two 43
Arbain Number Three, and Arbain Number Four 45
Announcement of a prize 47
Removal of a doubt 48
Supplement to Arbain Number Three and Arbain Number Four 49

Chapter 6
The Population Census of 1901, and the Naming of the
Organization as the Muslim Ahmadiyya Sect 57
Vital for an organization to have a name 57
Reason for giving the Organization a name 59
Muslims first, Ahmadis thereafter 60
The need for adopting the name Ahmadi 61
Hazrat Mirza was himself a Muslim of the Ahmadiyya sect 62

Chapter 7
Foundation of theAhmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam (Ahmadiyya Organization for the Propagation of Islam) and the Magazine The Review of Religions 65
An Important Suggestion 65

Chapter 8
The Announcement Titled Al-Sulh-Khair (Reconciliation is Better) 67
The Al-Sulh-Khair Announcement 67
Samples of the clerics’ invective 70
Hazrat Mirza wrote about the clerics only in self-defense 73
Verdict of Prophet Muhammad 74
The Al-Sulh-Khair pronouncement did not have any effect 75

Chapter 9
The Plague Epidemic of 1901, and Associated Hazrat Mirza’s Announcements 76
An announcement titled: Plague 76
Arabic announcement titled: Plague 76

Chapter 10
Desire to Produce Intellectuals in the Organization, and The Mufid-ul-Akhyar (Useful Virtuous People) Proclamation 78

Chapter 11
A Subtle Point Regarding Images and Tasavvur-e-Sheikh 79
Prohibition of photography 82

Chapter 12
The Aik Ghalati Ka Izala (Correction of an Error) Pamphlet 84
Reason for publication 84
Careful study of previous books and writings 85
The way of attaining Metaphorical Prophethood has also been shown in Aik Ghalati Ka Izala pamphlet 90
Some excerpts from Aik Ghalati Ka Izala 92
Maulana Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi’s elucidation of Aik Ghalati Ka Izala Pamphlet 97
There is no claim of prophethood in Aik Ghalati Ka Izala pamphlet 100
The concept of manifested prophethood is an established one among the Sufis. 100
Wrong conclusion drawn from Aik Ghalati Ka Izala by those who exaggerate his status 101
Sworn oath of seventy Ahmadis that Hazrat Mirza did not alter his claim in the year 1901 105
Hazrat Mirza’s own affirmation that his writings prior to 1901 did not stand rescinded 109
Hazrat Mirza’s beliefs as expressed in Tuhfa Golarwiyya 112
Hazrat Mirza’s belief regarding the finality of prophethood was based on a revelation 117

Chapter 13
A Subtle Observation Regarding the Unity of Creation 118

Chapter 14
Mr. Dickson, a British Traveler, visits Qadian 120

Chapter 15
Bashir Ahmad, Sharif Ahmad, and Mubaraka Begum Finish the First Reading of the Quran 122

Chapter 16
Debut of the Magazine The Review of Religions 123
Debut of the Magazine 123
Some selected articles appearing in The Review of Religions 124
The scholarship and English eloquence of The Review of Religions acknowledged 126
Influence of the Magazine 127
A proposal by Maulvi Inshallah Khan, Editor of Newspaper Watan 129
Hazrat Mirza’s address to the Ahmadiyya Organization regarding The Review of Religions 132

Chapter 17
Fundraising for the Free Public Kitchen 135
Reminder regarding monthly donations 135

Chapter 18
The Publication of Daafe-ul-Bala (Repeller of the Calamity) 136
Protection accorded to residents of Hazrat Mirza’s house 137
Two extraordinary facts 138
Illness of Maulvi Muhammad Ali 139
Illness of Mir Ishaaq 139
Protection of Hazrat Mirza from the plague 141
Every true follower of Hazrat Mirza was inside the house 141

Chapter 19
Kishti-e-Nuh – Noah’s Ark 143
Heavenly vaccination 143
A sign of mercy 143
Hazrat Mirza’s teachings 145
Living Prophet of the age 146
An exhortation to seek nearness to Allah 147
Biblical and Quranic prayers compared 148
Success of the heavenly vaccination 148
Failure of the earthly vaccination 149
Never rejoice at the death of an enemy 150

Chapter 20
Chiragh-ud-Din and His Demise 151
Chiragh-ud-Din’s Claim of being a Messenger 151
Chiragh-ud-Din recants 152
Subsequent excommunication of Chiragh-ud-Din 152

Chapter 21
The Strength of Hazrat Mirza’s Religious Convictions 154

Chapter 22
The Publication of Nuzul-ul-Masih (The Descent of the Messiah) 156
Response to the slanderous attacks of the newspaper Paisa Akhbar 156
Refutation of Ali Hairi 157
Reply to the Book Saif-e-Chishtiyyai 157
Absurd criticisms by Pir Golarwi 158
Reply to the charge of plagiarism 158
Reply to the charge that Hazrat Mirza’s revelations were unreliable 160
Two recent signs 161
Delay in the publication of Nuzul-ul-Masih 166

Chapter 23
The Death of Dr. John Alexander Dowie, A Claimant of Prophethood 168
Dowie’s claim to prophethood 168
Dr. Dowie challenged to a prayer duel (mubahalah) and the prophecy of his death 169
Comments of American newspapers on this challenge 171
Reiteration of the prayer duel invitation and prophecy of Dowie’s death 173
Dowie gives a verbal reply 174
The death of Dowie 174
The destruction of Zion 176

Chapter 24
Mr. Pigott’s Claim of Divinity, and the Prophecy of his Destruction 177
Mr. Pigott’s claim of Divinity 177
Resolve to invite Mr. Pigott to the truth 177
Prophecy regarding Pigott 178
Mr. Pigott disappears after being exposed 178

Chapter 25
The Marriages of Hazrat Mirza’s Sons 182
Nikah of Mian Bashir Ahmad 182
Nikah and marriage of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad 182

Chapter 26
The issuance of the newspaper Al-Badar 183

Chapter 27
The Publication of Tuhfa-e-Ghaznaviyya (A Gift for the Ghaznavis) 184
Disputatious nature of the Ghaznavis 184
Maulvi Abdul Haq Ghaznavi’s proclamation 186
Publication of the book Tuhfa-e-Ghaznaviyya 186

Chapter 28
The Publication of Tuhfa-tun-Nadwa (A Gift for the Association) 188
Nadwat-ul-Ulama 188
Hafiz Muhammad Yusuf’s announcement 189
The writing of Tuhfa-tun-Nadwa 189
A new discovery regarding the death of Messiah, Son of Mary 191
Preaching to the Nadwat-ul-Ulama 191
No response from Nadwat-ul-Ulama 193

Chapter 29
Tiryaq-ul-Qulub (An Antidote for the Hearts) 195
The special sign of the Living Prophet 195
The heavenly signs that were manifested at the hands of Hazrat Mirza 198
The matter of disbelief and Islam 199
The filial relationship with a prophet or an appointee of God is spiritual rather than physical 201

Chapter 30
Ijaz-e-Ahmadi (Miracle of the Ahmadi) 205
The Mudh Debate 205
Travel to Batala to give evidence 206
Publication of Ijaz-e-Ahmadi 207
Invitation to Maulvi Sanaullah to scrutinize the prophecies 207
Reply to the second issue – an invitation for a mubahalah (prayer duel) 208
Reply to the third issue – an invitation to compete in writing Arabic composition 208
Opposition flees from a confrontation 212
The death of Qazi Zafar-ud-Din 212
Decampment of Maulvi Sanaullah 212
Arrival of Maulvi Sanaullah in Qadian 213
The fine distinction between a debate and the investigation of truth 216

Chapter 31
Prophet Muhammad was the Fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecy Regarding Paraclete and the Quranic Prophecy of Ahmad 219
Paraclete and Ahmad are synonymous 219
Hazrat Mirza declared Prophet Muhammad as the fulfillment of Ahmad 220
Excerpts from Hazrat Mirza’s writings 220

Chapter 32
Hazrat Mirza’s Review of the Debate between Maulvi Abdullah Chakralvi and Maulvi Muhammad Husain Batalvi 224
Maulvi Abdullah Chakralvi 224
Review of the debate between Maulvi Chakralvi and Maulvi
Batalvi 225

Chapter 33
Journey to Jhelum for a Lawsuit, and the Writing of Mawahib-ur-Rahman (Gifts of the Beneficent) 232
Background for writing the book Mawahib-ur-Rahman 233
Faith and reliance on means 234
Writing of the book Mawahib-ur-Rahman 235
A prophecy regarding the Karam-ud-Din litigation 236
Publication of Mawahib-ur-Rahman 237
Travel to Jhelum 237
The Jhelum lawsuit 239
Fulfillment of the prophecy 240
Pledges taken in large numbers 240
Return from Jhelum 241
Maulvi Karam-ud-Din’s revision petition dismissed 241

Chapter 34
Nasim-e-Dawat (The Breeze of Invitation) 242
The rationale for writing the book 242
The three principles of religious conversion 244
Hazrat Mirza’s reply to Arya criticism of Islam made during the public meeting in Qadian 246
Offensive behavior of the Arya Samajists of Qadian 248

Chapter 35
Sanatan Dharam (Orthodox Hinduism) 249
The reason for writing the book Sanatan Dharam 249

Chapter 36
Two Insightful Events 251
The birth of Ummatun Naseer, and the revelation Ghasiq-Allah 251
Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan’s son regains health 252

Chapter 37
Construction of Bait-ud-Dua (House of Prayer) 255

Chapter 38
Visionary Testimony of Hazrat Faqir Mian Mahmud 256

Chapter 39
Tazkirat-ul-Shahadatain (An Account of Two Martyrdoms) and the Martyrdom of Sahibzada Abdul Latif 259
The book Tazkirat-ul-Shahadatain 259
Sahibzada Abdul Latif 259
Sahibzada Abdul Latif departs from Qadian 262
Martyrdom of Sahibzada Abdul Latif 263
Remaining events regarding Sahibzada Abdul Latif 270
Martyrdom of Mian Abdur Rahman 272
The slaughtering of two goats – Fulfillment of a prophecy 272
Alamaat-ul-Muqarrabin (Distinctive Signs of the Godly) – The last part of Tazkirat-ul-Shahadatain 273
An important and noteworthy affair 273
Prophecy regarding the advancement of Islam and the Ahmadiyya Movement 273
Prophecy regarding the demise of the Hindu Arya Samaj Sect 273

Chapter 40
The Publication of Sirat-ul-Abdal (The Character of Saints) 276
Sirat-ul-Abdal 276

Chapter 41
Litigation with Maulvi Karam-ud-Din in Gurdaspur 277
Three counter-lawsuits against Maulvi Karam-ud-Din 278
Maulvi Karam-ud-Din’s suits against Hazrat Mirza and Hakim Fazal-ud-Din 279
Application for the transfer of the lawsuits 280
Suit 1: Complaint of committing fraud filed against Maulvi Karam-ud-Din 280
Pir Golarwi’s plagiarism is proved 282
Suit 2: Theft of the book Nuzul-ul-Masih 282
Suit 3 and 4 282
Vexatious behavior of opponents 282
Hazrat Mirza’s calmness of temperament 283
Prophecy regarding the outcome of the suit 284
Request for transfer of suit rejected 285
Hazrat Mirza’s illness 285
Indictment 289
Chandu Lal demoted 290
Suit in Lala Atma Ram’s court 291
Hazrat Mirza takes up residence in Gurdaspur 291
Second cross-examination of witnesses, and Maulvi Sanaullah’s strange testimony 292
Attempts at mediation between the parties 293
Charge sheet is maintained 298
The Judgment 298
Return to Qadian 301
Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din’s services and sacrifices 302
Appeal in the Session Court is accepted 304

Chapter 42
The Journey to Lahore, and the Lahore Lecture 306
Sermons on a variety of subjects 306
The Lahore Lecture 307

Chapter 43
The Journey to Sialkot, and the Sialkot Lecture 309
Background to the Sialkot trip 309
Maulvi Abdul Karim in Sialkot 309
Firmness of resolve 309
An example of steadfastness 310
Journey to Sialkot 311
Arrival in Sialkot 311
Lodging 312
Hospitality 312
Speech following the Friday prayer 313
Hazrat Mirza’s illness 313
Preparation for the Sialkot lecture 314
Machinations of the opponents 315
Departure for the lecture venue 315
The lecture venue 316
Lecture on Islam 317
Claim of being the Like of Krishna 321
People take the pledge in large numbers 322
Return to Qadian 323
Conversation with Rev. Scott at the Wazirabad Railway Station 323

Chapter 44
The change of Al-Badar’s name to Badar 326

Chapter 45
A Prophecy Fulfilled — The Great Earthquake; A Prophecy Made — World War I; and The writing of Tajalliyat-e-Elahiya (Manifestations of the Divine) 327
The prophecies of Hazrat Mirza regarding this Earthquake 327
Sorrow over the nation’s lack of concern 328
The Great Earthquake 329
Hazrat Mirza’s conduct during this earthquake 332
An Announcement titled Al-Dawat (The Invitation) 333
An Announcement titled Al-Anzar (The Warning) and the prophecy regarding a severe earthquake. 333
Atheistic mindset of the newspaper Paisa Akhbar, and refutation of its opinion. 335
An announcement titled Al-Nida Min Wahiy Al-Sama (Prophecy of a Great Earthquake, the Second Time, By Revelation from God) 336
Announcement titled: News of the Earthquake, the Third Time 337
Announcement titled: An Important Request to the Government 337
The reason why Hazrat Mirza took up residence in the Garden 339
Eyewitness account of a traveler 340
Spring Came Again, And God’s Word Was Again Fulfilled (The Earthquake Of February 28, 1906) 341
An announcement titled: Prophecy Regarding Earthquake 342
A poetic prophecy regarding the earthquake 343
Tajalliyat-e-Elahiya (Manifestations of the Divine) 344
The prophecy regarding the earthquake was ultimately fulfilled in the form of the First World War 345

Chapter 46
Barahin Ahmadiyya (Proofs of the Truth of Islam) Volume V 350
The fifth volume of Barahin Ahmadiyya 351
Discussion on miracles 351

Chapter 47
Hazrat Mirza’s Heartfelt Concern for the Service of Islam 353

Chapter 48
The Demise of Maulvi Abdul Karim 355
Illness of Maulvi Abdul Karim 355
The effect of prayers 355
The gracious conduct of Hazrat Mirza during Maulvi Abdul Karim’s illness 357
Treatment and medication 358
Supplications 360
Hazrat Mirza’s encouragement of the Ahmadiyya Organization’s members 361
Hazrat Mirza’s message 361
Maulvi Abdul Karim’s demise 361
Divine revelations regarding Maulvi Abdul Karim’s demise 362
Weeping of the Recessed Arch in the mosque 363
The five unique blessings of Qadian 364
Contentment with fate 364
The funeral 365
Burial 365
Excessive grieving barred 366
Two Supporting Beams break 366
The demise of Maulvi Burhanuddin of Jhelum 367

Chapter 49
The Announcement Titled Tabligh-ul-Haq (Propagation of the Truth) 368
The results 371

Chapter 50
The Journey To Delhi 372
Departure from Qadian 372
Arrival in Delhi 373
Visiting some graves 373
Khwaja Baaqi Billah 373
Jamia Mosque Of Delhi 374
A Sufi person 374
Maulana Nur-ud-Din asked to come to Delhi 375
Maulana Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi’s letter to Maulvi
Muhammad Bashir 375
Conversation with a cleric regarding the need to believe in Hazrat Mirza’s claims 375
This is not the time for Jihad with the sword 376
People worthy of meeting 377
Why the organization was named Ahmadiyyah? 378
Hazrat Shah Waliullah 379
The Holy Prophet was the essence of every excellence 380
Visit to the tomb of Hazrat Qutab-ud-Din 381
The fame-seeking penchant of Mirza Herat 382
Maulana Nur-ud-Din’s sermon after the Friday prayer 383
Meeting with the proprietor of the Newspaper Morning Post 384
Cowardly conduct of Maulvi Abdul Majeed 384
The general conduct of the Delhi citizenry 385
Hope for the city of Delhi 385
How Islam was spread in India 385
Samaa 386
Musical Instruments 387
Mysterious affairs 387
Talisman 388

Chapter 51
Sojourn in Ludhiana 389
Announcements by Saadullah Ludhianvi 389
Hazrat Mirza’s lecture in Ludhiana 390

Chapter 52
Stay in Amritsar 394
Lecture in Amritsar 394
Arrival in Qadian 396
Exemplary admonition 396

Chapter 53
Al-Wasiyyat (The Will) 398
Revelations regarding demise 398
The writing of Al-Wasiyyat (The Will) 399
Promise of The Second Manifestation. 400
Directive to work together 401
The members of the Organization are exhorted to piety and purity 402
Bahishti Maqbara (Heavenly Graveyard) 402
Supplement to Al-Wasiyyat 404
The Anjuman (Association) designated as the successor to the Khalifa appointed by God 405
No single individual was given authority over the Anjuman 407
Hazrat Mirza never conceived of an individual as his successor 408
Central Anjuman (Association) Ahmadiyya, Qadian 409
Bequests arrive in large numbers 410
Hazrat Mirza’s selflessness 411
Operation of the Anjuman during Hazrat Mirza’s lifetime 412
A case study of the Anjuman’s authority – Extension of the Mubarak Mosque 412
Removal of certain misconceptions regarding the Heavenly Graveyard 413
Reply to the First Objection 414
Reply to the Second Objection 418
Two Questions 420
Original Urdu Document and Typed reproduction. 760

Chapter 54
Chashma-e-Masihi (The Messianic Brook) 422
Reasons for writing Chashma-e-Masihi (The Messianic Brook) 422
Subject matter of the book 423

Chapter 55
Reverend Ahmad Masih Flees Prayer-Duel (Mubahalah) 425
Rev. Ahmad Masih debates Maulvi Abdul Majeed 425
Rev. Ahmad Masih debates Mir Qasim Ali 426
Request for a prayer-duel is accepted 426
Prayer-duel with Rev. Ahmad Masih is accepted 428
Rev. Ahmad Masih flees 429

Chapter 56
Other Miscellaneous Events of 1906 430
Publication of the magazine Tashhiz-Al-Azhan 430
Publication of the magazine Talim-ul-Islam 430
Marriage of Mirza Bashir Ahmad 430
Nikah of Mirza Sharif Ahmad 430

Chapter 57
Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan Renounces Connection With the Ahmadiyya Organization 431
A discussion of dreams and revelations 431
Eavesdropping (Istiraq Sama) 433
Reasons for Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan’s repudiation 433
Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan expelled from the Ahmadiyya
Organization 435
Written correspondence with Maulana Nur-ud-Din 436
Articles and lectures against Hazrat Mirza 436
May God be with the Truthful 437
Explanation of the revelation 438
The criteria judge Hazrat Mirza as righteous and Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan as a falsifier 439
Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan’s prophecy was not a prophecy at all 440

Chapter 58
Haqiqat-ul-Wahy (The Reality of Revelation) 444
Reasons for writing the book Haqiqat-ul-Wahy 444
Three stages regarding the classification of dreams and revelations 446
Fourth chapter 451
Distinguishing features of revelations and prophecies of saints 452
Special signs of revelations from God 452
Presented his own revelations and prophecies as an example 453
Refutation of Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan’s misleading beliefs 453
Replies to objections 456
Al-Istifta or Advice on a point of religious law. 456
An announcement to the attention of Islamic Scholars. 457
An announcement to the attention of the Arya Samajists 458
Dawat-e-Haq — an announcement to the attention of the
Christian people and clergy 459

Chapter 59
A Chakralvi Traveler Flees From a Prayer-Duel 461
The Arrival of Baba Chattu and the Traveler of Baghdad in Qadian 461
Meeting with Maulvi Nur-ud-Din 461
Meeting with Hazrat Mirza 462
Hazrat Mirza’s letter regarding the prayer-duel 463
Decampment from the prayer-duel 464

Chapter 60
The Death of Maulvi Sheikh Saadullah 465
A sign regarding the publication of the word abtar 467
Another prophecy regarding the son of Saadullah 468

Chapter 61
The Arya Samaj Hindus of Qadian and Us 469
The Arya Samaj start the publication of their newspaper Shubh Chantak 469
The foul invective of an Arya, and Hazrat Mirza’s speech 469
False statements by the Arya newspaper 472
Publication of Qadian Ke Arya Aur Hum
(The Aryas of Qadian and Us) 472
Sharmpat invited to testify 473
Mallawa Mal invited to testify 474
The Aryas of Qadian warned 474
Mallawa Mal and Sharmpat Rai flee from taking oath 475
The annihilation of the foul-tongued Aryas of Qadian 476

Chapter 62
Maulvi Sanaullah of Amritsar evades Mubahalah (Prayer Duel) on Four Occasions 477
Some background regarding Maulvi Sanaullah 477
Every righteous person has been opposed 477
What were the real issues needing resolution 478
Conditions for holding a mubahalah 480
Announcement of the mubahalah 481
The flight of Maulvi Sanaullah and that of other opposing clerics 481
The decampment of Maulvi Sanaullah on a second occasion 482
The most essential condition of the mubahalah 483
Details of the third time Maulvi Sanaullah evades a mubahalah 484
Maulvi Sanaullah’s reply 487
Permission from Allah for participating in mubahalah 489
Publication of the mubahalah prayer 491
Maulvi Sanaullah evades the mubahalah 498
Maulvi Sanaullah’s response 500
An example of this episode 504
Hazrat Mirza also considered this as a closed matter 505
Maulvi Sanaullah flees a fourth time 507
Four excuses by Maulvi Sanaullah 509
A one sided malediction made by a God’s appointee need not be accepted 509
Only Two Methods of mubahalah are evidenced by the Holy Quran 510
Did Hazrat Mirza ever maledict against any person unilaterally 514

Chapter 63
Certain Other Notable Events of the Year 1907 516
An important advice for the Organization 516
Travel to Batala 516
Mubarak Ahmad’s illness 517
Nikah of Mubarak Ahmad 517
Demise of Mubarak Ahmad 518
Strike by the enemy 519
Display of consummate patience 520
An announcement titled Review 523
Birth of a boy who would be Mubarak Ahmad’s surrogate 524
Hazrat Mirza accorded preference to Islamic Law (Shariah) over his revelation 525
The last Annual Gathering 526
Nikah of Mubaraka Begum 526

Chapter 64
Chashma Marifat (The Fountain of Wisdom) 528
Motivation for the book 528
Inter-faith meeting hosted by the Arya Samaj Hindus 528
Day One 529
Day Two 529
Hazrat Mirza’s speech 529
Day three, and the invective of the Arya Samajists 531
Hazrat Mirza deeply grieved by this action of
Arya Samaj 533
The book Chashma Marifat 533
Conclusive argument against the Sikhs 538
Contest for the acceptance of prayers 538

Chapter 65
Financial Commissioner of Punjab Visits Qadian 540
Land purchased for school 540
Financial Commissioner of Punjab visits Qadian 540
Hazrat Mirza’s simplicity and self-effacement 541
Hazrat Mirza did not lead prayers himself 543
Friday Congregational Prayer 543

Chapter 66
The Lahore Visit, and Fulfillment of Revelation “Sorrow of Migration” 545
Journey to Lahore 545
Stay in Lahore 545
Hospitality 546
Friday Prayers 546
Visits by truth-seekers 546
Meeting with Barrister Mian Fazal-e-Husain 546
Damage caused by sectarianism 547
We do not call anyone as an unbeliever who recites the Kalimah 547
Explanation of his claim 548
Meeting with Professor Clement Wragge 548
Quran Dars (Quran explanation classes) 549
Conduct of the opponents 549
Acceptance of pledges 550
Preaching to the gentry and dignitaries of Lahore 550
Hazrat Mirza sheds light on his claims 551
Letter to the editor of the newspaper Akhbar-e-Aam 553
Paigham-e-Sulh (Message of Peace) 554
Hindu women desire to see Hazrat Mirza 554
Hazrat Mirza’s speech on May 25, 1908 555
Hazrat Mirza’s final speech 555
Evening Outing 556
Revelations regarding demise 556

Chapter 67
The Demise of Hazrat Mirza 558
Hazrat Mirza’s illness 558
Fulfillment of the prophecy regarding the two sheets of
yellow cloth 559
The fatal illness 559
Hazrat Mirza’s demise 560
The excellent display of patience by Hazrat Mirza’s wife 561
The excellent display of patience by his disciples 561
Funeral and burial 561
The depraved actions of certain inveterate enemies 562
Body taken to Qadian 563
Burial 563
Hazrat Mirza’s age 564

Chapter 68
Paigham-e-Sulh (Message of Peace) 566
Uncommon steadfastness of the Ahmadis 566
Objective of Paigham-e-Sulh 566
Hazrat Mirza’s method of writing an article 567
Announcement of the lecture 568
Message of Peace delivered 568
The subject of the lecture 568
Suggestion at the end of the lecture 574
The Hindus did not accept this message of peace 574

Chapter 69
Eulogies in Contemporary Newspapers on Hazrat Mirza’s demise 576
[1] Opinion of Maulvi Abdullah al-Imadi 576
[2] Opinion of the newspaper Wakeel 580
[3] Opinion of the newspaper Sadiq-al-Akhbar 581
[4] Opinion of the newspaper Al-Bashir 581
[5] Opinion of Aligarh Institute Gazette 582
[6] Opinion of Municipal Gazette 582
[7] Opinion of the newspaper Zamindar 582
[8] Opinion of Curzon Gazette 583
[9] Opinion of the newspaper Tahzib-un-Niswan 584
[10] Views of Chaudhry Afzal Haq, President of the
Organization Jamiat-e-Ahrar 585
Views Expressed in some Non-Muslim newspapers 586
[1] Views of the Pioneer 586
[2] View of the Newspaper Amrita Bazar Patrika 588
[3] Letter from a respected Hindu 588
The View of Shams-ul-Ulema, Maulana Mir Hasan 588

Chapter 70
The Beliefs of Hazrat Mirza in His Own Words 589
Dispute, following Hazrat Mirza’s demise, regarding his beliefs 589
Hazrat Mirza’s beliefs 590

Chapter 71
Physical Features 595
Signs of spirituality and piety upon Hazrat Mirza’s countenance 595
Disdain of mesmerism 597
Appearance 599
Physique and height 600
Complexion 600
Hair 600
Beard 601
Mustache 601
Countenance 601
Forehead 602

Chapter 72
Hazrat Mirza’s Attire 603
The cleanliness and simplicity of Hazrat Mirza’s attire 603
Turban 604
Socks 604
Handkerchief 604
Watch 605
Dislike of Western attire 605
Winter clothing 606
Scent 607
Keys 607
Shoes 607
Hazrat Mirza came fully attired to the Mosque 608
Hazrat Mirza’s office. 608
Walking stick 608

Chapter 73
Diet 609
Food consumption 609
Dining with guests 609
Style of eating 610
Hazrat Mirza’s diet 610
Absurd objection against Hazrat Mirza’s diet by opponents 612
Everyone makes special arrangements for guests 612
Companions of the Holy Prophet could not vie with the simplicity of the Prophet’s meals 612
Prophet Muhammad had no disinclination for fine food, and good clothes 613
Allah has permitted the eating of pure foods 613
Saving the precious life of a pious person is God’s directive 614
Objection against Prophet Muhammad’s diet as well 616
Islam is obedience to Allah, and Islam does not prescribe monastic asceticism 616
A saint’s words and actions are in accordance with God’s commandments 617
Islam provides a pathway to salvation by complete devotion 617
Hazrat Syed Abdul Qadir Gilani’s fine garments 618
Hazrat Mirza’s state of mental absorption, and detraction from food and clothing 619
Betel leaf and hookah 621
Washing hands after meals 621

Chapter 74
Love of Simplicity was in Hazrat Mirza’s Nature 622
Hazrat Mirza loved simplicity 622
Simplicity of his house 622

Chapter 75
Hazrat Mirza’s Enamoring Way of Life and Superb Morals 625
Hazrat Mirza’s intrinsic nature 625
The best of you is the best to his family 625
Kind treatment of his wife 625
Performed household chores 629
Participation in family leisure activities and using them as teachable moments 630
Subscribed to Islamic laws of purdah (privacy) 630
Trusted his wife 631
Trusted the household servants 631
Trusted his friends 632
Hazrat Mirza’s modesty and lowered gaze 633
Hazrat Mirza’s extraordinary inner peace, tolerance and courage 634
Exemplary tolerance and forbearance with wife 637
Tolerance and patience during illnesses 638
Patience and tolerance with children 639
Patience and tolerance in dealing with domestic help 640
Overlooking and forgiveness of faults 641
Kind conduct towards village women and provision of medical help 642
Hazrat Mirza’s wife was his devotee and disciple 643
Exhorted disciples to treat wives and relatives kindly 644
Directions to be kind to children 645
Solicitous of God’s pleasure in the rearing of children. 646
An exemplary incident of raising children virtuously 647

Chapter 76
Excellent Conduct in Social Dealings 649
Hazrat Mirza – An excellent exemplar of Islamic equality who despised fame and egotism 649
Hospitality and humbleness 652
Respect for his disciples 658
Tolerant of others’ shortcomings 659
Tolerance of shortcomings extended to strangers as well 660
Display of great civility during walks 660
Despised pretense and affectation 661
Conversational etiquette in assembly 661
The nature of Hazrat Mirza’s gatherings 662
Encouragement of friends 663
Solidarity with friends 665
Could not bear to hurt anyone 667
Loyalty to friends 667
Invites friends to visit Qadian 668
Forbearance and kindness towards petitioners 669
Hospitality 672
A Sikh guest’s narrative 676
Generosity and kindness 678
Cheerfulness and levity among friends 681
Conduct towards enemies 684
Strength of spirit, and reliance on Allah in confronting enemies 689
Honesty and trustworthiness 690
Kindness to animals 690
Dislike of calling on people of position and power 691

Chapter 77
Religious Magnanimity and Tolerance 692
Religious tolerance and magnanimity 692
Producing a firm faith in Allah was his real mission 693
Abandonment of squabbles on minor points and focus on striving in the way of Allah 694
Never attached much importance to disputed opinions in religious jurisprudence 695
Never attached much importance to differences in opinion regarding Quran commentary 695
Love of truth was Hazrat Mirza’s insignia 703

Chapter 78
Love of God 704
Consumed in Allah’s love from childhood 704
Hazrat Mirza had reached the status of ihsaan 705
Supplication during prayer 706
The profound devotion of his disciples in prayers 707
Remembrance of God in addition to daily prayers 708
Belief in a Living God 709
Living faith in revelations from Allah 715
Exhortations to supplication and piety 716
The spirit of sacrifice 718
Sincerity and loyalty 720

Chapter 79
Love of Prophet Muhammad 727
The signs of love 727
[1] First Sign: Being colored in the color of the beloved 727
[2] Second Sign: Frequently referring to the qualities of Prophet Muhammad 728
Praise of Prophet Muhammad based upon factual events. 729
Produced highly cogent literature on the truthfulness of Prophet Muhammad 730
[A] Prophet Muhammad combined all the excellent qualities
of previous prophets 731
[B] Prophet Muhammad is the Seal of Prophets, and [C] is the Living Prophet. 733
The Effect of Hazrat Mirza’s love for Prophet Muhammad upon his disciples 737
[3] Third Sign: Sanctity of Prophet Muhammad’s honor dear to Hazrat Mirza 737
Steadfastness in the love of the Prophet 740
[4] Fourth Sign: Sacrifice 741
[5] Fifth Sign: A godly person never ceases supplicating for his beloved 742
Effect of Prophet’s love when in solitude 744

Chapter 80
Love of the Quran 746
Quran was a vital part of Hazrat Mirza’s Life 746
The Quran was dearer to him than his own children 746
His invocation was the Quran 747
Love of the Quran 747
Obedience to the Quran 752
Arguments in support of the Quran’s veracity 752
Established the greatness of the Quran in confrontations with opponents 753
Proved the Quran to be a book of knowledge and wisdom 754
Solved the religious problems of the Muslims through the Quran 754
Remedy of the temporal problems of Muslims also in the Quran 755
Gave currency to waging Jihad with the Quran 755
United the Muslims through Jihad with the Quran 755
Laid the foundation for promoting study of the Quran among the Muslim public 756
Gave rules for interpreting the Quran – Judgment on decisive vs allegorical verses, and abrogation 757
Translation and dissemination of the Quran among non-Muslims 757
A question for fair-minded people 758
The goal of his life 759

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