The Great Reformer (Vol. 2) [‘Mujaddid-e-Azam’]

Biography of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian

by Dr. Basharat Ahmad

Translated by Akram Ahmad

Chapter 56: Other Miscellaneous Events of 1906

Publication of the Magazine Tashhiz-Al-Azhan:

From March 1, 1906, a monthly Urdu magazine titled Tashhiz-Al-Azhan started publication with Hazrat Mirza’s eldest son, Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, as its editor.

Publication of the Magazine Talim-ul-Islam:

From July, 1906, the Madrassah Talim-ul-Islam (Institute for Islamic Education) started publishing its own Urdu monthly magazine titled Talim-ul-Islam.

Marriage of Mirza Bashir Ahmad:

Mirza Bashir Ahmad, the second son of Hazrat Mirza from his second wife, was betrothed to the daughter of Maulana Ghulam Hasan Khan, sub-registrar Peshawar, and the nikah (legal marriage) had been solemnized in September 1902 though the rukhsati (the departure of the bride from her parent’s home to live with her husband) had not taken place.

On May 10, 1906, a marriage party, comprising of Mirza Bashir Ahmad, the groom, Mir Nasir Nawab, Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, Maulvi Sarwar Shah, Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, and others, left for Peshawar for the final ceremonies to bring the bride home. The marriage party returned to Qadian on May 16, 1906.

Nikah of Mirza Sharif Ahmad:

On November 15, 1906, the nikah of Hazrat Mirza’s third son from his second wife, Mirza Sharif Ahmad, was solemnized with Zainab Begum, the daughter of Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan of Malerkotla. The nikah ceremony was held in Dar-ul-Barakaat, a courtyard atop the new guesthouse. Maulana Nur-ud-Din performed the nikah service. Hazrat Mirza graced the occasion.