Message to Queen Victoria
In 1897 the Promised Messiah(as) penned a pamphlet addressed to Queen Victoria of England (1819-1901) on the occasion of her sixty years on the throne. It was titled Tohfae Qaisiriyyah (Gift to the Queen). Two years later in 1899 he wrote another pamphlet entitled Sitare Qaisiriyyah (The Star of the Queen). Both pamphlets contained brilliant exposition of Islamic teachings. He also invited her to enter into the fold of Islam.
On January 3rd, 1898 the Promised Messiah(as) inaugurated the first Ahmadiyya School that he named Taleem al-Islam School. Hazrat Shaikh Yaqoob Ali Irfani(ra) was appointed its first principal. Explaining the purpose of this institution Huzoor(as) said that Ahmadi children should receive religious instruction as well as secular. He stated that when these children grow up they should become true Ahmadi Muslims and serve Islam to the best of their ability. The school is still operating in Qadian.