A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam|
Reformer of the Age
In March 1885 he published 20,000 copies of a flyer in which he invited adversaries of Islam to visit him in order to witness heavenly signs in support of the truthfulness of Islam. In the flyer that was printed in English & Urdu he made the grand announcement that Allah has appointed him Mujaddid - Reformer of the Age - in order to prove the superiority of the Holy Quran and truthfulness of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS). The flyer was widely distributed in the country, and even mailed to all the eminent religious leaders, writers, and leading intellectuals of Asia, Europe, and the US.
The sign of Red Drops
During the month of Ramadhan in 1885 the Promised Messiah (AS) was one day resting in his bed. His companion Hadhrat Maulvi Abdullah Sinauri (RA) was sitting on the edge of the bed messaging his feet. Hadhrat Maulvi sahib noticed that at one point Promised Messiah's body trembled for a moment. Then Maulvi sahib noticed a few red drops that appeared on the ankle of the Promised Messiah (AS) as well as on his clothes. This was a heavenly sign that occurred on 27th day of Ramadhan, July 10th 1885.