The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is pleased to announce that today, 20th February 2013, marks the 127th anniversary of a famous prophecy made by its Founder, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian who was the Promised Messiah(as).
On 20 February 1886, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed to have received a divine revelation informing him that an exceptionally gifted and pious son would be born to him. This prophecy came to be known as the prophecy of ‘Musleh Maud’, meaning the ‘Promised Son’. In fulfilment of this grand prophecy, on 12 January 1889, his son, Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad was born.
In 1914 the ‘Promised Son’ was elected as the Second Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and his period of spiritual leadership lasted for more than 50 years until his demise in 1965.
Hadhrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad proved to be a leader of infinite wisdom, courage and piety. His Khilafat was laden with countless achievements as he spread the true and peaceful message of Islam to the corners of the world.
Throughout his life, the Second Khalifa extolled peace, love, tolerance and mutual understanding as the cornerstones of Islamic teachings and he proved this through his magnificent commentaries of the Holy Qur’an.
Speaking about the Promised Son, the current Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has said:
“The Second Khalifa’s 52 year Khilafat is a clear testimony to the fulfilment of the Musleh Maud prophecy.
His speeches and writings were full of the pain he felt in his heart for the establishment of Islam and for the true status and character of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw) to be established in the world.
If we look at the characteristics defined in the prophecy, it becomes apparent that they were all fulfilled in the life of Hadhrat Musleh Maud.”
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad further stated:
“We do not celebrate the date of birth of the Second Khalifa, rather we celebrate the fulfilment of the Promised Messiah’s prophecy vouchsafed to him on 20 February 1886. The fulfilment of this prophecy is a testimony to the veracity and truth of the Promised Messiah(as).”
To mark the occasion of the 127th anniversary of the ‘Musleh Maud’ prophecy, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat will be holding events throughout the world in which the life of its Second Khalifa will be remembered and celebrated.
Ahmadi Muslims will also offer thanks to God Almighty for the fulfilment of the prophecy which was a major sign of the truth of the Promised Messiah(as).