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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

His travels

Some of the important travels of Hadhrat Ahamd (AS) are Ludhiana 1884, Delhi 1884, Hoshiarpur 1886, Patiala 1888, Ludhiana 1889, Aligarh 1889, Amritsar 1891, Dehli 1891, Lahore 1892, Sialkot 1892, Kapurthala 1892, Sialkot 1904, & Lahore 1908.

His Last Journey

On April 27th, 1908 Hudhoor (AS) traveled with his family to Lahore. He delivered many speeches, met many dignitaries belonging to different faiths. Being a Prince of Peace he composed a treatise "Payghame Sulah" (A Message of Reconciliation) on May 25th outlining his proposals to bring Hindus & Muslims together. He exhorted both communities to sign a peace treaty and start enjoying the fruits of peace.

A banquet was arranged on May 17th for the dignitaries of Lahore and on the insistence of the guests, he spoke for two hours outlining his claims, teachings and refutations of objection raised against him.

All the while he was constantly receiving revelations regarding his imminent demise. On May 20th, he received his last revelation (Arabic):

Ar-Raheelo Suma ar-Raheelo wal-Mauto Qareebun
Time for departure, again time for departure, death is fast approaching.

Hudhoor (AS) fell ill around 11 p.m. on May 25th. Despite the best medical care provided to him, his condition did not stabilize. On May 26th at 10:30am he breathed his last and met his dearly loved Creator.

Inna lillahe wa inna elahe rajeoon
We are from Allah and indeed to Him we return.

The last words on his blessed lips were (Urdu):

Allah, meray piyaray Allah
Lord, my dear Lord

At the time of his death, he was 74 years of age according to solar calendar, and 76 according to lunar calendar.

Although Hudhoor (AS) had been receiving revelations for some time concerning his death and which had intensified during the last days of his life, members of the Jamaat were shattered and bewildered because of his death after such a short illness. Muslim as well as non-Muslim leaders were equally saddened and expressed their sympathies while professing his sterling qualities.

Newspapers called him a conquering general of Islam, the mighty fighter of Islam, pious, righteous and divine like old prophets of Israel. However there were some small-minded adversaries of the Jamaat who did not hesitate to show their enmity on this occasion. They organized a demonstration to spite the Ahmadis at the house where he had passed away. They hurled insults, and their behavior was obnoxious but Ahmadis endured this with utmost patience.