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The Doctor of the Ship said, ‘Jesus Christ and the Twelve Disciples’…….

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Peace be on you…The doctor of the ship, an Italian, happened to pass by and spontaneously uttered, ‘Jesus Christ and the twelve disciples’.... Ahmadiyya Muslim Second Khalifah of Promised Messiah (a.s.) had just finished the Prayer, which he led on the deck of the ship, between 1 st class and the 2 nd class. After the Prayer, he was sitting with his companions. The narrator, Dr. Hashmatullah Sahib, a companion of Holy Khalifah, said that he was surprised when he heard the words of the doctor of the ship because he said a true spiritual [metaphoric] thing.


It was 1924. The entourage was en route from India to attend a conference in the United Kingdom. The conference was a part of famous Wembley exhibition. The representatives of all major religions existing in the British Empire of that time were invited. These were Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Jain, Sikhism, Sufism, Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Confucianism etc.


Holy Khalifah started his long journey with prayers and blessings from his mother. From Qadian, India, he and companions traveled through train and followers kept meeting him at various railway stations. They reached Bombay to take the ship.


They stayed in Cairo for two days then went to Al Qudas. They visited the tombs of Prophets and prayed for the exaltation of their souls. They went to see holy sites. Holy Khalifah met many Arabs and discussed religion. Then he and companions went to Damascus. In his hotel, he led the Fajr Salaat. From there he saw a white minaret of a mosque near the hotel. The site reminded him a Saying of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be on him) which pointed that Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) would descend with two angels, near a white minaret. Coincidently, the Khalifah of Ahmadiyya Promised Messiah had led two companions at Salaat on that morning…..This visit created a stir in the newspaper. Scholars, editors and others poured in to meet the Holy Khalifah.


The next stop was Italy. Holy Khalifah and companions visited sites including exterior of Caves of Comapanions of Kahf. Representative of newspaper La Tribuna had a detailed interview with Holy Khalifah…. Holy Khalifah met the then Prime Minister of Italy, Mussolini…..The editor of a newspaper Il Giornale d'Italia interviewed Holy Khalifah.


The delegation reached London. Press gave news and photos. Motion-film about Holy Khalifah in London, was shown. Some British entered into Bai’at of holy Khalifah, i.e. they became Ahmadiyya Muslims. Holy Khalifa’s Meetings with various sections of educated people continued. One such meeting had 100 local guests. On 14 September 1924, holy Khalifah’s lecture about Islam was organized in a Church. The pastor welcomed him and he delivered an hour long address which was heard with deep attention.


The 23 September 1924 was the day when Holy Khalifah’s lecture was read by Sir Chaudhry Muhammad Zaffrulla Khan in Wembley conference of existing religions. This historic address was the soul of the conference. The content of the address captivated the listerners, it was read in majestic and commanding way. Divine support was visible for Holy Khalifah. The lecture can be read at
http://archive.org/stream/MN40208ucm...cmf_5_djvu.txt







Photos: alislam.org


On 25 September, a companion of holy Khalifah presented his lecture about Sufism which was written with his consultation. This lecture too was liked.


Meetings and lectures about true Islam continued in house and hotels. Everywhere people came with enthusiasm to hear the words of wisdom of Holy Khalifah. On one occasion, before a group photo session, Holy Khalifah asked that ladies should be given seats and men should stand. Guest ladies were thankful and they commented that they were given more honour here than the by the locals….. He visited the school of Oriental Studies.


On 19 Octobere 1924, holy Khalifah laid the foundation stone of Fazl Mosque London. Dignitaries from various countries participated in the ceremony. The inscription mentioned the prayer that may this place act like a spiritual sun to spread the rays of light of Islam in this country and other countries………By the grace of Allah, these prayerful words became prophecy, which continued to turn into reality all along. This reality further illumined when Fourth Ahmadiyya Khalifah migrated to U.K. in 1984. Fazl Mosque is playing major role in worldwide peaceful progress of true Islam in the era of current Fifth Ahmadiyya Khailfah. All praises to Allah the Exalted.

References:
=Friday sermon, 28 February 2014, by Fifth Ahmadiyya Khalifah (a.t.), alislam.org

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Updated 03-07-2014 at 02:28 AM by YALASH

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