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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

Migration to Qadian

His employment with the state of Jammu and Kashmir ended in 1892 after fifteen years. The reason for termination of this employment was his devotion to Islam. After the death of Maharajah Ranbir Singh, his successor Maharajah Partap Singh and some of his courtiers carried a grudge against him. He was dismissed from his court appointment, so he returned to his ancestral home in Bhera. Here he decided to open an extensive hospital and even started the construction of a massive structure.

In 1893 while the hospital building was under construction he went to Lahore to procure building materials. There he thought of visiting Hadhrat Ahmad (AS) in Qadian. One day the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, said to him “Now you are not tied down because of your employment, why don't you stay a bit longer in Qadian?” Hadhrat Maulana agreed to stay for another few days. After a week Promised Messiah (AS) said to him “You are alone why don't you bring your wife over.” Accordingly his wife arrived in Qadian. Then one day Hadhrat Ahmad (AS) said to him “ you are fond of books, why don't you bring your library over?” The books were brought over. Sometime later Hadhrat Ahmad (AS) said to him “you should forget about returning to your hometown”. Hadhrat Maulana used to says:

"Thereafter I forgot my hometown in such a manner that I never even dreamt of it. "
After his immigration to Qadian, he was advised to start a medical clinic either in Lahore or in Amritsar but he chose to stay near his holy master. He busied himself in the service of Islam day and night. He was ever ready to fulfill every wish of his dearly loved master whom he held in highest esteem.

At that time his daily routine included giving commentary on the Noble Quran and the Hadith, attending to patients, giving lessons in theology & medicine to his pupils, leading the Prayer services (Salat), proof reading books of the Promised Messiah (AS) or look-up references. In 1896 he was asked to preside over the second day sitting of the historic Conference of Great Religions that took place in Lahore from December 26th to 29th.

When Taleem al-Islam School started functioning in 1898 he taught Arabic there. Upon establishment of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya, Hadhrat Ahmad (AS) appointed him its president. He was always conscious of helping the poor and the needy.

A brief commentary by him on chapter 103 (Sura al-Asar) of the Holy Quran was recorded on a phonograph in 1902 as directed by the Promised Messiah (AS).

In short his life, time, property, and energies were wholly dedicated in the service of Islam. From dawn to dusk he would work for the good of Islam. Initially he was staying in one of Hadhrat Ahmad's residences, but later on moved into a clay house that was built in the same neighborhood. The money he earned by treating patients was largely donated to the Jamaat or used for looking after the orphans, the destitute, and the poor. An old age home Dar al-Shai-yookh and an orphanage Dar al-Yotama were established in Qadian under his directive.

He was so generous that a number of students received expenses for education from him. Also he paid expenses for many people who went for pilgrimage.