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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

Founding of Madrassa

In 1905 two distinguished scholars of our Community passed away, i.e. Hadhrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Siyalkoti (RA), and Hadhrat Maulvi Burhan al-Din Jehlumi (RA). After pondering over the matter the Promised Messiah (AS) decided that it was vital to produce a new generation of Islamic scholars in order to replace the old ones. In consultation with members of the Community, it was decided to start a theology department within Taleem al-Islam High School. Thus was laid the foundation of Madrassa Ahmadiyya.

Earthquake of Kangra

The same year the Promised Messiah (AS) received the following revelation (Arabic).
I have been shown that the country might be ruined by Divine chastisement. Neither permanent residences, nor temporary ones will afford security, both will be afflicted. (Tadhkira, page 302)
On the early morning of April 4th, 1905 there was an earthquake at Kangra, a town located 14 km from the military cantonment of Dharmsala in the Punjab. In a matter of seconds it demolished many houses and caused large-scale devastation in Kanagra itself as well as in the neighboring towns of Dalhousie and Bakloh.

It was an earthshaking event, causing lot of death and destruction. About 20,000 people lost their lives. Exactly as foretold by the prophecy many temporary residences like military barracks, hotels, and holidays-resorts as well as permanent residences like temples, houses, hospitals were reduced to rubble. It is noteworthy that the earthquake killed not a single Ahmadi family living in the affected towns.