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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

Attempt on his life

On March 10th, 1954 Hudhoor had a narrow escape. He was leading the Asr Prayer service in the Mubarak mosque in Rabwah when a misguided opponent attacked him from behind with a dagger. He was fatally wounded but was saved by a hair's breadth. God Almighty saved his life miraculously. He sustained a deep wound on the back of his neck that needed treatment for a long time. The assailant was apprehended, handed over to the police, put on trial, and imprisoned.

In 1955 Hudhoor suffered from severe mental fatigue and became extremely ill. He recovered after a while but it was decided in consultation with members of the Jamaat that he should travel to Europe for medical treatment. On March 23rd, 1955 he traveled to Europe with his family along with several prominent members of the Community.

Despite the fact that he was indisposed, he made use of every opportunity to spread the message of Islam during his stay in Europe. As per his directive a conference of all the missionaries stationed in Europe was called. During the course of the conference several proposals were considered to maximize the preaching activity. Hudhoor visited several mission houses and gave instructions for future projects. After consultation and due care provided by the expert European physicians, Hudhoor returned home on September 25th, 1955.