Notes and Comments: Revelations [of the Promised Messiah — Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian]

The Review of Religions (English), January 1903 Issue (Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 42)

On the 1st of January 1903 at 5.00 a.m. (it being the Eid day), the Promised Messiah [Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian] saw in a vision that he was dressed in magnificent robes and his face was shining. The Word of God then came upon him, saying,

یُبْدِیْ لَکَ الرَّحْمَانُ شَیْئًا۔ اَتٰٓی اَمْرُاللّٰہِ فَلَا تَسْتَعْجِلُوْہُ۔ بِشَارَۃٌ تَلَقَّاھَا لنَّبِیُّوْنَ۔

“The God of mercy shall manifest a sign to show thy truth. The command of God comes; then hasten it not. These are glad tidings given to the prophets of God.”

Before this, on the 25th of December 1902, Almighty God spoke to him the following words, meant to be spoken by him:

اِنِّیْ صَادِقٌ صَادِقٌ وَسَیَشْھَدُاللّٰہُ لِیْ۔

“Verily, I am true, I am true, and God shall soon bear witness to my truth.”

These prophetic revelations clearly foretell of some great heavenly sign which shall show the truth of the Promised Messiah and cause the people to accept and honour him. It shall be a sign from God that his enemies may be ashamed of calling him false and see his truth and acceptance.

On the 2nd of January 1903, the Word of God again came on the Promised Messiah:

جَآئَ نِیْ اٰئِلٌ وَّاخْتَارَ۔ وَاَدَارَ اِصْبَعَہ‘ وَاَشَارَ۔ یَعْصِمُکَ اللّٰہُ مِنَ الْعِدَا وَیَسْطُوْ بِکُلِّ مَنْ سَطَا۔ آئل جبرائیل ہے ، فرشتہ بشارت دینے والا۔

“An Aail came to me and he chose me and revolved his finger and pointed out: God shall protect thee from thy enemies and attack him who attacks thee. Aail is Gabriel, the angel who brings glad tidings from God.”