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In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful

MAJLIS ATFAL-UL-AHMADIYYA, USA


TALEEM WORKBOOK

LEVEL 3

Table of Contents
Monthly Teaching Guide for Level 3 Workbook Pg. 2

The Holy Quran


Chapters 106-110 Pgs. 3-5

Hadith: #5-9 Pgs. 6-7

Prayers: #5-9 Pgs. 8-9

Religious Knowledge
Section 7.1: Life of the Promised Messiah (as) Pgs. 9-16
Section 7.2: Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) Pgs. 16-17
Section 7.3: Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) Pgs. 18-21
Section 7.4: Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih III (reh) Pgs. 22-23
Section 7.5: Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh) Pgs. 24-26

Interesting Stories of Allah’s Prophets


Hadhrat Ismail (as), Hadhrat Yusuf (as), Hadhrat Musa (as) Pgs. 26-29

Study Guide for Level 3 Test Pgs. 30-34

• It is suggested that Atfal work on this Workbook after passing the Level 1
and Level 2 Workbooks.
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MONTHLY TEACHING GUIDE FOR LEVEL 3 WORKBOOK

FOR MAYAR-E-SAGHIR (7-12)

Mem. Mem. Mem. Promised Interesting Study


Of Holy Of Of Messiah Stories of Guide
Quran Hadith Prayers and his Allah’s Questions
w/Trans. w/Trans. w/Trans. Khulafa Prophets
1st Chapter 110 #5 #5 7.1, 7.2 Hadhrat Do the
Month Ismaeel (as) appropriate
questions for
each month.
2nd Chapter 109 #6 #6 7.3-7.4 Hadhrat Yusuf
Month (as)
3rd 7.5 Hadhrat Musa
Month (as)
4th ADMINIST. LEVEL THREE TEST LOCALLY
Month

MONTHLY TEACHING GUIDE FOR LEVEL 3 WORKBOOK

FOR MAYAR-E-KABIR (13-15)

Mem. Mem. Mem. Promised Interesting Study


Of Holy Of Of Messiah Stories of Guide
Quran Hadith Prayers and his Allah’s Questions
w/Trans. w/Trans. w/Trans. Khulafa Prophets
1st Chapter 108 #7 #7 7.1-7.2 Hadhrat Do the
Month Ismaeel (as) appropriate
questions for
each month.
2nd Chapter 107 #8 #8 7.3-7.4 Hadhrat Yusuf
Month (as)
3rd Chapter 106 #9 #9 7.5 Hadhrat Musa
Month (as)
4th ADMINIST. LEVEL THREE TEST LOCALLY
Month
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Mayar-e-Saghir: learn Chapters 109-110 w/Trans. For the Level 3 Test


Mayar-e-Kabir: learn Chapters 106-108 w/Trans. For the Level 3 Test

Chapter 106: Al-Quraish


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Chapter 107: Al-Ma`un

Chapter 108: Al-Kauthar


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Chapter 109: Al-Kafirun

Chapter 110: Al-Nasr


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Hadith (these Hadith have been taken from Basics of Religious Education, 4th ed. By Sheikh Abdul Hadi)

Mayar-e-Saghir: learn #5-6 w/Trans. For the Level 3 Test


Mayar-e-Kabir: learn #7-9 w/Trans. For the Level 3 Test

5. Love for the Holy Prophet (saw)

Laa yu’minu ahadu-kum hattaa akoona ahabba ilai-hi min-waalidi-hee wa waladi-hee


wannaasi ajma’een.

None of you can be a true believer unless he loves me more than his parents, children,
and all the people combined

6. Kindness to Younger Ones and Respect for Elders

Mallam yarham sagheera-naa wa lam ya’rif haqqa kabeeri-naa fa laisa minnaa

He who is not kind to our younger ones and does not recognize the right of our elders is
not from among us.

7. Importance of Motives

Innamal a’maalu binniyyaati

Deeds are judged by motives.


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8. Learning and Teaching of the Holy Qur’an

Khairu-kum man ta’allamal Qur’aana wa ‘allamahoo

The best among you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.

9. Seeking of Knowledge

Talabul ‘ilmi fareezatun ‘alaa kulli Muslimin-wa Muslimatin

Acquisition of knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim man and woman.


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Prayers (these prayers have been taken from Basics of Religious Education. 4th ed. By Sheikh Abdul Hadi)

Mayar-e-Saghir: learn #5-6 w/Trans. For the Level 3 Test


Mayar-e-Kabir: learn #7-9 w/Trans. For the Level 3 Test.

5. For a Righteous End of Life (please only learn the 2nd Arabic line)

Rabba-naa afrigh ‘alainaa sabran-wa tawaffa-naa


Muslimeen.

[7:127] Our Lord, pour forth upon us steadfastness


and cause us to die resigned unto Thee.

6. For Mercy and Forgiveness

Wa Qur-rabbighfir warham wa anta khairur-


raahimeen.

[23:119] And say My Lord, forgive and have mercy,


and Thou art the Best of those who show mercy.

7. To Avert Punishment of Hell

Rabba-nasrif ‘annaa ‘adhaaba jahannama inna


‘adhaaba-Haa kaana gha-raama

[25:66] 'Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of


Hell; for the punishment thereof is a most
vehement torment.

8. In Favour of Our Spouses and Children

Rabba-naa habla-naa min azwaa-jinaa wa


dhurriyya-Tinaa qurrata a’yunin-waj-‘alnaa lil-
muttaqeena imaamaa.

[25:75] Our Lord, grant us of our wives and


children the delight of our eyes, and make us a
model for the righteous.
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9. Getting into a Vehicle

Bismi-llahi majray-haa wa mursaa-haa, inna


rabbee la-Ghafoorur-raheem

[11:42] In the name of Allah, be its course and its


mooring. My Lord is assuredly Most Forgiving,
Merciful.

The Promised Messiah (as) & His Successors

PLEASE NOTE:
1. (SAW) = Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam, which means May peace and blessings of Allah
be upon him. Say this after you say or hear the Holy Prophet’s (saw) name or title.

2. (AS) = Alaihis Salam, which means Peace be upon him. Say this after you say the name
or title of any other prophet. For example, the Promised Messiah (as).

3. (RA) = Raziatallah Anho(a), which means May Allah be pleased with him (her). Say this
after you say the name or title of any companion of a prophet. For example, Hadhrat Abu
Hurairah (ra) or Hadhrat Maulana Nooruddin (ra).

4. (REH) = Rehmahullah, which means May Allah have mercy on him. Say this after you
say the name of a Khalifa who was not a companion of the prophet. For example,
Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh)

5. (ABA) = Ayadahullahota’ala Benasrehil Aziz, which means May Allah strengthen his
hands. Say this after you say the name of the present Khalifa. For example, Hadhrat
Khalifatul Masih Khaamis (ayadahullahota’ala benasrehil aziz)

Mayar-e-Saghir & Mayar-e-Kabir: learn this information for the Level 3 Test.
Use this info. To complete the study guide at the end of the workbook.

7.1 LIFE OF THE PROMISED MESSIAH (as)

Mirza Hadi Baig (the ancestor of the Promised Messiah (as)) selected an
unpopulated area, seventy miles northeast of Lahore, for settling down with his
clan. He founded the town which he named Islampur. With the passage of time,
the name Islampur went through a series of changes and came to be called
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Islampur Qadi Maajhi, then simply Qadi Maajhi, and then Qadi, and finally it
became known as Qadian.

Mirza Ghulam Murtaza was the father, and Chiraagh Bibi was the mother of the
Promised Messiah (as). The Promised Messiah (as) was born on February 13,
1835 C.E. He was born with a twin sister (who did not survive). His twin birth
fulfilled a prophecy recorded in Islamic literature for centuries that Mahdi
Mau' ood (the Promised Reformer) will be born as a twin.

The Promised Messiah (as), as a child, was not fond of romping around aimlessly
and did not take part in the mischief of his playmates. His basic education was
given to him at home by three different tutors.

His first marriage, at the age of fifteen years, was arranged with his first maternal
cousin, Hurmat Bibi. Two sons, Mirza Sultan Ahmad and Mirza Fazl Ahmad,
were born as a result of this marriage. Mirza Fazl Ahmad died in the prime of his
youth, but Hadrat Mirza Sultan Ahmad lived long enough to eventually become an
Ahmadi at the hands of the Second Successor to the Promised Messiah (as).

The Promised Messiah (as) cherished his privacy and spent most of his time in
prayers or immersed in the study of the Holy Qur'an. His father was quite
conscious of his son's great preoccupation with religion. He would normally
remark to his friends, regarding his son, saying:

"This son of mine is a “Maseetar” (In Punjabi: One who spends most of his time
in a mosque, saying prayers). He doesn't seek any employment nor is he interested
in earning for himself. . ."

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad had to work for the government (1864 to 1868) to respect
the wishes of his father, but he had no inclination towards a worldly career, and
considered the short period of his employment to be a "prison sentence".

In 1868, at Batala, he refused to debate Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi. He


was not interested in seeking fame and preferred to win the approval and pleasure
of Allah rather than submit to the pressure of people. They wanted him to get
involved in that debate against Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi (who held the
correct view that the Holy Qur'an has the top priority, and the sayings of the Holy
Prophet (saw), or Hadith, have 2nd priority).
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God was very pleased with this righteous conduct and the following revelation
from God, which was the Promised Messiah’s (as) first revelation, came to the
Promised Messiah (as), that night: “God is very pleased with this act of yours,
and He will bless you in great measure - so much so that even Kings will seek
blessings from your clothing.”

His father passed away in 1876. The same day, he received a revelation in which
God Almighty told him of his father's death. In this condition of grief, he thought
for a while that the financial resources associated with his father would come to an
end and perhaps the days of poverty and pain would now prevail. Immediately, he
received another revelation from God: “Alaisallaahu bikaafin abdahoo”: “Is
Allah not sufficient for His servant?” This gave him a feeling of mental relief as
it became clear that now God will take care of all his needs.

In 1877, a Christian advocate, Ralia-ram, sued the Promised Messiah (as) in a


court of law. The pretext of this case was that the Promised Messiah (as) had
unknowingly placed a letter inside a parcel that he had mailed. He did not know
that it was against the law to place a letter inside a parcel.

Although the lawyers advised the Promised Messiah (as) to tell a lie and state that
he had not put the letter inside the packet, he remained firm and told the truth. It
was the blessing of God and the strength of truth that the Promised Messiah (as)
was acquitted of this charge. God had already shown him, in a vision, that Ralia-
ram had conspired to get him involved in this case and God foretold him that he
will remain unharmed.

Baraheen-e-Ahmadiyya (which means "The Ahmadiyya Arguments") is a


remarkable and scholarly book whose first two volumes were published in 1880
C.E., volume 3 was published in 1882 C.E. and volume 4 in 1884 C.E.

The purpose of this great book was to repel the attacks on Islam by various
religious movements (which included Christianity, and two new movements, Arya-
Samaj and Brahmu-Samaj), and to defend Islam with convincing arguments.

This great book showed the expert defense of Islam by the Promised Messiah (as),
and proved the superiority of the Holy Qur'an over other scriptures. He
demonstrated the truth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), and explained the
need for revelation from God to continue for humanity. His arguments proved an
effective weapon to defeat the enemies of Islam.
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In 1882, the Promised Messiah (as) saw the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) in a
vision and received the revelation from God that he was appointed Mujaddid or a
Reformer. In 1884, he married Hadhrat Nusrat Jehan (ra).

In 1886, under divine guidance, the Promised Messiah (as) went to Hoshiarpur
and spent 40 days and nights in a continuous state of worship. On February 20,
1886, after the conclusion of the 40 day period, he issued a public statement which
included several prophecies. One of those prophecies concerned the birth of a
Promised Reformer. God foretold that a handsome and spiritually purified son
will be born to the Promised Messiah (as) who will be a sign of God's mercy.

According to the divine promise, on the 12th of January 1889, the prophecy
regarding the birth of a Promised Reformer was fulfilled, when Hadhrat Mirza
Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra) was born.

The second wife of the Promised Messiah (as), Hadhrat Sayyedah Nusrat Jehan
Begum (ra) bore ten children. Five of those children survived and had long
lives; their names are:

1. Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) – Hadhrat Muslih-Mau'ood


and the second successor of the Promised Messiah (as).

2. Hadhrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (ra)

3. Hadhrat Mirza Shareef Ahmad (ra)

4. Hadhrat Sayyidah Nawab Mubarkah Begum (ra)

5. Hadhrat Sayyidah Nawab Amatul Hafeez (ra)

The first initiation ceremony took place at the house of Hadhrat Soofi Munshi
Ahmad Jan at Ludhiana on March 23, 1889. The first person to be initiated into
Ahmadiyyat was Hadhrat Maulana Nuruddin (ra).

The Promised Messiah (as) made a public announcement, in 1891, that he had
been divinely appointed as the Promised Messiah and that Jesus Christ (as), who
had died as a prophet and as a human being, will not reappear physically.

Under divine direction, the Promised Messiah (as) established the institution of an
Annual Conference (Jalsa Salana) in Qadian in 1891. He selected 27th, 28th
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and 29th of December of every year to be the period in which this Annual
Conference takes place. The first Jalsa Salana took place in Qadian in the Aqsa
Mosque; seventy-five people attended.

One of the prophecies of the Holy Prophet of Islam (saw) about the coming of
Imam Mahdi was that during the month of Ramadan, a Lunar Eclipse will take
place on the first night among the three possible nights (13th, 14th and 15th); and
a Solar Eclipse will take place on the middle day among the three possible days
(27th, 28th and 29th).

These grand heavenly signs were fulfilled in 1894 in the Eastern hemisphere and in
1895 in the Western hemisphere. In 1895 the Promised Messiah (as) proclaimed to
the world that Jesus Christ was buried in the city of Sirinagar in Kashmir, India,
at the location called Khaniyar. In 1899, he gave an historical account of the life
and times of Jesus Christ (as) in his book called Jesus in India.

In December 1896, the convention of Great Religions took place from the 26th to
the 28th in the hall of Islamia College, Lahore, and was proposed by some Hindu
notables who had invited the Promised Messiah (as) and the leaders of several
other religions to lecture on the qualities of their own religious faith. These
lectures, which were to be read out, were prepared in response to a questionnaire
consisting of five questions, which was circulated among all the speakers of this
convention a few days before the convention took place.

When Hadhrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti (ra) started to read the essay
written by the Promised Messiah (as), the audience showed their excitement and
appreciation of this essay by loud cheers. It was on the unanimous demand of the
audience, who wanted to ensure that the essay of the Promised Messiah (as) is read
out completely, the convention had to be extended another day.

A famous Arya leader Pundit Lekhram, who was notorious for using abusive
language against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), was killed by an unknown
assassin in 1897. His death came about in complete accord with the prophecy of
the Promised Messiah (as), which he published in 1893. In this prophecy, God
had revealed to the Promised Messiah (as) that the death of Pandit Lekhram
was to occur, as a punishment due to his abusive language against the Holy
Prophet of Islam, on the day after Eid-ul-Ad-hiya within a six year term starting
from the date of February 20, 1893.
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In 1898, the Promised Messiah (as) publicized his prophecy through a public
advertisement stating that plague was going to spread in Punjab. The prophecy was
based on one of his visions.

One must remember that at that time, plague was nowhere reported in Punjab.
Therefore, the opponents of the Promised Messiah (as) ridiculed him and laughed
at this prophecy. But in the next winter the cities of Jallandhar and Hoshiarpur fell
victim to plague and this epidemic started to claim victims in other areas as well.

In 1902, the Khutbah Ilhaamiah, or Reveled Sermon, was revealed to the


Promised Messiah (as) by God, and according to divine direction, the Promised
Messiah (as) gave this sermon in the Aqsa Mosque, in Arabic language. It was
divine revelation which gave him this extraordinary power to speak in Arabic.

When people started dying of plague, the Promised Messiah (as) invited them to
turn to God. However, his opponents increased in their ridicule and laughing at this
prophecy. Then God revealed His displeasure and in 1902, plague had become
such an epidemic that people were dying in the streets like dogs.

The Promised Messiah (as) wrote a book in 1902, while the plague was raging.
This book was entitled Kashtee Nooh or 'Noah's Ark.' The Promised Messiah
declared in this book that, according to revelation from God, it is not necessary
for a true Ahmadi to get himself innoculated, as a preventive measure against
the plague. The revelation said: “I will protect all those who are in your house.”

The Promised Messiah (as) explained that this Divine promise included not only
those who are within the physical boundary of his house, but also all those who
were the true believers in Ahmadiyyat.

Hadhrat Sahibzada Abdul Latif (ra) was a prominent member of the court of the
Ruler of Kabul in Afghanistan. He was stoned to death in a very barbaric manner,
in 1903, at the instigation of fanatic religious leaders, simply because he had
accepted Ahmadiyyat. The Promised Messiah (as) gave a detailed account of this
violent act, in his book Tadhkira-tush-Shadatain.

On the very next day, after this incidence took place, a terrible epidemic of cholera
broke out in Kabul, and not only several of those people died who were responsible
for this stoning to death, but thousands of citizens of Kabul also died of cholera.
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World War I, which had not yet begun, was shown to the Promised Messiah (as),
in the form of a great earthquake in 1905. During this war the mighty King of
Russia (Czar) met a miserable fate, as prophecized by the Promised Messiah (as).

Towards the end of 1905, repeated revelations from God came to the Promised
Messiah (as) that informed him of his approaching death. He, therefore, wrote a
booklet, Al-Wasiyyat (The Will), to advise the Jama'at. The scheme of Bahishti
Maqbarah (Heavenly Graveyard) was also laid out in this booklet.

An American, Dr. Alexander Dowie, claimed to be a prophet of God in the latter


part of 1899 or in early 1900. He soon became famous throughout the United
States. The Promised Messiah (as) invited him for a Prayer Duel twice - once in
1902 and then in 1903. These invitations were publicized by the U.S. newspapers
as well. Dr.Dowie reacted by calling the Promised Messiah (as) by the abusive
name of "the silly Muhammadan Messiah" (God forbid!) and said:

“. . . do you think that I will stoop so low as to accept the challenges thrown at me
from people who are as insignificant as flies or mosquitoes. If I decide to kill them,
I will need to simply stamp them under my boot.”

The Promised Messiah (as) prayed for Allah's decision to come and punish the
arrogant and abusive Dr. Dowie. In 1905, he had a sudden attack of paralysis while
he was addressing an audience. His followers revolted against him and removed
him from his position under charges of misconduct and other irregularities.

Dr. Dowie's end came when he died in 1907 in a state of humiliation. His
humiliating end was prophesied two weeks before his death, by the Promised
Messiah (as), in a statement entitled "Prophecy about a New Sign". The Promised
Messiah (as) declared Dr. Dowie's miserable death to be a clear sign of the truth of
the Holy Prophet (saw) of Islam. The U.S. newspapers also acknowledged the
fact that the prophecy of the Promised Messiah carne true.

In response to a suggestion by some people that he should give a public lecture, the
Promised Messiah (as) gave his approval and set about to write an essay, entitled,
Paigham-e-Sulah, i.e., 'A Message of Reconciliation'. Its objective was to bring
about peace between the Hindus and the Muslims of India. During the writing of
this essay, on May 20, 1908, another revelation from God came to the Promised
Messiah (as): “Departure, again a departure. The Death is very close now.”
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But he continued to work, completed his manuscript, and handed it over for
publication on the afternoon of May 25, 1908. The same evening, after
performing his Maghrib and Ishaa prayers, the Promised Messiah (as) went to bed
at his usual time. He became seriously ill, and frequently, he fell unconscious
during the night. Early in the morning, he asked, 'Is it prayer time?' Someone
beside his bed replied, 'Yes Huzur, it is'. He started praying, but fell unconscious in
the middle of his prayer. When he recovered a little, he repeated the same question,
'Is it prayer time?' Later that morning, our beloved Imam, the Promised Messiah
(as), passed away on May 26, 1908.

7.2 HADHRAT KHALIFATUL MASIH I (ra)


Period of Khilafat: May 27, 1908 to March 13, 1914

Hadhrat Maulana Nooruddin (ra) was the first successor of the Promised
Messiah (as). He learned the Holy Qur'an from his mother, and received his
general education from public schools in Lahore and Rawalpindi. At the age of 25,
he traveled to the cities of Mecca and Medina. There, he studied Hadith and
performed Hajj. Throughout his journey, he would meet renowned teachers and
saints to further his learning. Then, he himself matured into a learned scholar of
Qur'anic studies, languages and natural medicine.

On his return from Arabia, he established a school of Qur'anic studies, and started
a clinic that offered treatment in natural medicine. His main objective was to serve
his countrymen and spread the Qur'anic teachings.

God had given him a miraculous healing power and his prayers were abundantly
accepted. People from remote corners of India started visiting him for treatment.
When the Maharajah of Kashmir heard of his fame, Maulana Nooruddin (ra) was
appointed as his court physician. On first seeing the Promised Messiah (as),
Maulana Nooruddin (ra) recognized the truth which he personified and became his
most devoted companion. Later, on March 23, 1889, Maulana Nooruddin (ra)
was the first person to take Bai'at.

Soon after his first visit to Qadian, he offered to leave his job and settle in Qadian,
but the Promised Messiah (as) did not accept his request at that time. Therefore, he
stayed in Kashmir up to 1892, when the new Ruler of Kashmir terminated his job.
He now returned to Bhera and started the construction of a large clinic. In 1893,
the construction of his clinic was near completion. He went to Qadian on a short
visit. But when the time came for him to take leave, the Promised Messiah (as)
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asked him to forget about his hometown and make Qadian his permanent home. So
he stayed and from that moment on, he never even thought of returning to
Bhera. Such was his complete submission to the Promised Messiah (as).

He established a clinic in Qadian and started giving free treatment to the poor. He
taught the Holy Qur'an and Ahadith to the children of the Promised Messiah (as)
and to hundreds of other students.

After the sad demise of the Promised Messiah (as), he was elected as first Khalifa.
On that occasion, nearly 1,200 members of the Jama'at took Bai'at at his hands.
The first and foremost task performed by him was the consolidation of the system
of Khilafat. Some of the important events of his Khilafat are as follows:

• In 1908, Baitul Maal, or the Treasury, was set up. In 1909, Huzur (ra)
founded Madrasa Ahmadiyya, a school of religious education. In 1910, he
laid the foundation stone of Masjid Noor.

• In 1912, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) laid the foundation stone of


Ta'leemul Islam High School. In 1913, the newspaper Al-Fadl was
published for the first time. In the same month, the first foreign mission
was established in England.

On the 13th of March, 1914, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra) passed away, while he
was saying his prayer. The next day, Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood
Ahmad (ra) was elected Khalifatul Masih II and led the Janaza prayer of Hadhrat
Maulana Nuruddin (ra). He was buried in the Bahishti Maqbarah, by the side of
his beloved Imam, the Promised Messiah (as).
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7.3 HADHRAT KHALIFATUL MASIH II (ra)


Period of Khilafat: March 14, 1914 to November 8, 1965

Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra) was the second successor
of the Promised Messiah (as). The Promised Messiah (as) received a Divine sign
for the truth of Islam as a result of his forty days of prayer at Hoshiarpur (in India).
God Almighty told him that a pure son and a Promised Reformer (Muslih
Mau'ood) would be born to him. He published this prophecy regarding Muslih
Mau'ood on February 20, 1886.

In accordance with this divine prophecy, the Promised Son was born to the
Promised Messiah (as) on January 12, 1889 at Qadian. He was named
Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad. The prophecy about Muslih Mau' ood had also
specified some special qualities of the promised son. For instance, it was foretold
that he would be extremely intelligent and highly learned. His fame will spread
to the ends of the earth and nations would be blessed through him.

He got his primary education in a school of Qadian and then in the Ta'leemul Islam
School. He could not do well in his studies due to his persistent ill health. His
academic career came to an end in 1905, when he failed in the Matriculation
(Grade 10) examination. About two years before this, in 1903, he had married
Sayyidah Mahmooda Begum Sahiba (Hadhrat Umm-e-Nasir (ra)).

He started learning the translation of the Holy Qur'an and the Ahadith from
Hadhrat Maulana Nooruddin (ra). Moreover, he began his independent study of
religion, history, literature and various other subjects. He developed into a great
scholar and had mastery over many subjects.

Thus, the following prophecy of the Promised Messiah (as) regarding Muslih
Mau'ood was clearly fulfilled in his person: “. . . He will be extremely intelligent
and understanding and will be meek of heart and will be filled with secular
and spiritual knowledge.”

He received his first divine revelation in 1905, when he was only sixteen years old:
“I will place those who follow you above those who disbelieve until the day of
Resurrection.” In 1907, an angel taught him the commentary of Surah Fatihah, the
first chapter of the Holy Qur'an. From then onward, he was gifted with an unusual
knowledge of the commentary of the Holy Qur'an.
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When the Promised Messiah (as) passed away, Hadhrat Muslih Mau'ood (ra) was
only 19 years old. On this critical occasion, he stood by the body of his deceased
father and made the following pledge: “Even if all the people should abandon
you (the Promised Messiah), I will stand alone against the whole world, not
caring for any opposition or enmity.” In September 1912, he performed the
pilgrimage to Mecca. In 1913, he started the publication of the newspaper Al-Fadl.

On March 14, 1914, the day after the death of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih I (ra),
Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra) was unanimously elected
as Khalifatul Masih II, when he was only 25 years old. About 2,000 Ahmadis
present at that occasion took Bai'at at his hands.

There was a small but influential group of opponents within the community who
did not take the Bai'at. At first, they tried their best to put an end to the system of
Khilafat. Then, after failing, they decided to leave Qadian and moved to Lahore.
They were certain that the young Khalifa would not survive without their support,
and the system of Khilafat would collapse by itself. Their expectations, however,
turned out to be completely wrong. The followers of the young Khalifatul Masih
grew rapidly, whereas his opponents were reduced to an insignificant group.

Under the great leadership of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra), the Ahmadiyya
community progressed by leaps and bounds. His 52-year long period of Khilafat
was full of unusually great achievements and landmarks. Some of his
achievements are given:

• In 1922, the Majlis Shoora was established for the first time, as a permanent
advisory body to the Khalifa.

• In 1924, he attended the Wembley Conference in England, where his article


“Ahmadiyyat - The True Islam” was read out. In 1928, he inaugurated
Jaami'ah Ahmadiyya, an elite institution for training Muslim missionaries.

• In 1930, his elder brother, Hadhrat Mirza Sultan Ahmad (ra) took Bai'at at
his hands and became the fourth Ahmadi son of the Promised Messiah (as).
Thus, the part of the prophecy regarding Muslih Mau'ood, “he will convert
three into four,” was fulfilled.

• He wrote a large number of books, including ten volumes of the


Tafseer-e-Kabeer, the detailed commentary of the Holy Qur'an.
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• Many new Ahmadiyya missions were opened in a number of foreign


countries such as: Ceylon and Mauritius (1915), U.S.A (1920), West African
countries (1921), Indonesia (1925) and Palestine (1928). The Fazl Mosque,
London was founded in 1924 by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II himself.

• To intensify the missionary work in foreign countries, a new scheme named


Tahrik-e-Jadid was initiated, in 1934, which was based on observing
nineteen principles or demands. Under this scheme, the Ahmadis were urged
to lead a simple life and to make more sacrifices of their time and money
for the cause of Islam. Also, they were advised to earn more and to
ensure higher education for their children.

• As the community was growing rapidly, it was divided into different age
groups to ensure better training of all Jama 'at members: Lajna Amaa'illah
for ladies above the age of fifteen. Majlis Nasiratul Ahmadiyya for girls
aged seven to fifteen. Majlis Ansarullah for men above the age of forty.
Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya for men between the ages of sixteen and
forty. (established in 1938). Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya for boys seven to
fifteen years of age (established in 1940).

• In 1957, Huzur (ra) announced the Waqf-e-Jadid scheme to expand


missionary work and educate and impart religious training to rural
population inside Pakistan.

In 1944, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) claimed for the first time that he was the
'Promised Son' as mentioned in the prophecy regarding Muslih Mau'ood.

In August, 1947, when Pakistan came into being, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II
(ra) along with the Jama'at members moved from Qadian to Pakistan. Some
313 Ahmadis, called Darveshaan stayed behind to take care of Qadian.
In Pakistan, in 1948, Huzur (ra) laid the foundation of Jama'at's new center at
Rabwah, a waste and barren piece of land, which has wonderfully transformed
into a model town with all its religious, educational and social institutions. In
addition, in Rabwah is the headquarters of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim
Jama'at, and the official residence of the Khalifatul Masih, called Qasre-
Khilafat. The Arabic word Rabwah means 'an elevated land'.

In 1954, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) survived an attempt on his life, but he
was seriously wounded in his neck. This happened in Masjid Mubarak, Rabwah, at
the time of Asr prayer. As soon as he got up to leave after the Prayer, an enemy of
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Ahmadiyyat, who had come to the mosque with an intention to kill him, moved
forward and stabbed Huzur in the side of his neck from behind. It was a deep
wound but God saved the life of Huzur. Later on, he had to go to Europe, in 1955,
for medical treatment.

In Europe, Huzur remained very busy with the inspection of foreign missions, and
the duties of his office, and thus recovered only partially. He came back to Rabwah
in 1955. Now, he was again fully occupied with the heavy duties of his office. In
addition, he completed writing the Tafseer-e-Sagheer, the short commentary of
the Holy Qur'an, in 1957.

As a result of his extremely heavy work load and the after-effects of the deep
wound in his neck, his health condition gradually worsened over a period of seven
years. On November 8, 1965 Hadhrat Muslih Mau'ood, Khalifatul Masih II (ra),
passed away, at the age of seventy-seven.

The next day, his Janaza prayer was led by Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh), the
newly elected Khalifatul Masih III (reh). He was buried in the Bahishti Maqbarah
by the side of his mother, Hadhrat Sayyidah Nusrat Jahan Begum (ra.)
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7.4 HADHRAT KHALIFATUL MASIH III (reh)


Period of Khilafat: November 9, 1965 to June 9, 1982

Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh), the third Khalifa of the Promised Messiah
(as), was born in 1909. His father, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra), was told by
Allah that He would be given a son: “who will be 'Nasir' or Helper of Religion”

Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh) became Hafiz at the age of thirteen, when he
completed the memorization of the Holy Qur'an. In 1929, he obtained the degree of
Maulvi Faadil (Religious Scholar) from Punjab University. In 1934, he graduated
from Government College, Lahore. He married in 1934. One month later, he left
Qadian for England for higher studies. In 1938, he came back to Qadian after
obtaining his Masters degree from Oxford University.

Soon after his return from higher studies, Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh) started
serving the Jama’at, first as a professor, and then, from 1939 to 1944, as Principal
of Jaami'ah Ahmadiyya Qadian. From 1944 to 1965 (i.e. up to his election as
Khalifa), he served as Principal of Ta'leemul Islam College in Rabwah.

He also served as Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya from 1939 to 1949.


From the year 1949, when Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) himself took hold of
Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya as its president, Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh)
acted as Naib Sadr up to 1954. The same year, he was appointed Sadr Majlis
Ansarullah. In 1955, he was appointed Sadr of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya
(main administrative body of the Jama'at), by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra).

On November 8, 1965, when Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) passed away in


Rabwah, Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh) was elected Khalifatul Masih III by the
Majlis Intikhab Khilafat (Electoral College for the Election of Khalifa), which
had been established by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra). Following the election,
some five thousand Ahmadis, who were then present, performed the Bai'at at his
hands. Some of the salient features of his 17 year Khilafat are given below:

• He established the Fazl-e-Umar Foundation, in 1965, in memory of


Hadhrat Fadl-e-Umar, Khalifatul Masih II (ra). Under this scheme, a
modern library, named Fazl-e-Umar Library, was also established in
Rabwah.
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• After his visit (in 1970) to seven countries of West Africa, the 'Nusrat
Jehan Scheme' was announced by Huzur. It was named after Hadhrat
Sayyidah Nusrat Jehan (ra), the wife of the Promised Messiah (as).
Under this scheme, Huzur appealed to raise funds to organize a large group
of volunteer teachers and doctors for the establishment of a number of
hospitals and schools in West Africa, purely for the service of humanity.

• Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih III (reh) announced the scheme of Waqf-e-Aarzi


in 1966, under which Ahmadi Muslims should spend at least two weeks of
their time at a designated place, at their own expense, to teach the Holy
Qur'an and give religious training to the local Ahmadis.

• He inaugurated the Khilafat Library, in Rabwah, in 1971 and Masjid Al-


Aqsaa, Rabwah in 1972. Also, he laid the foundation stone of Masjid
Basharat, in Spain, in 1980. There, he announced the golden Islamic motto-
“Love for all, Hatred for None.”

In 1974, severe violence broke out against Ahmadis throughout Pakistan. It was
backed by the Pakistan government headed by prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
During this critical period, the Ahmadis, under the able guidance of Hadhrat
Khalifatul Masih III (reh), faced all hardships with great patience, endurance and
prayers. In 1974, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed an amendment to the
Constitution, which declared the Ahmadis in Pakistan to be non-Muslims.

This was undoubtedly an act of grave defiance in the sight of Allah. Consequently,
prime-minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto met with a humiliating end when he was later
removed from office, imprisoned, and then hanged in 1979.

Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih III (reh) passed away on June 9, 1982. On June 10,
1982, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (reh), the newly elected Khalifatul Masih IV,
led his Janazah prayer in Rabwah with nearly 100,000 participants. He was buried
in Bahishti Maqbarah, in Rabwah.
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7.5 HADHRAT KHALIFATUL MASIH IV (reh)


Period of Khilafat: November 10, 1982 to April 2003

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV (reh), was born in Qadian on
December 18, 1928. He was the son of Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood
Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih II (ra) and Hadhrat Maryam Begum (ra.)

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (reh) obtained his high school education in 1944 at
Ta'leemu1 Islam High School, Qadian, and then his higher secondary education
from Government College Lahore.

In 1953, he obtained the degree Shahid (Religious Scholar) from Jaami'ah


Ahmadiyya, Rabwah. In 1955, he accompanied his father, Hadhrat Muslih Mau'
ood (ra), on a visit to England. He obtained higher education in the School of
Oriental Studies at London University.

In 1958, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) appointed him Nazim Irshad of Waqf-e-
Jadeed. He served as Naib Sadr, Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya from 1960 to
1966. In 1961, he was also appointed a member of the Iftaa Committee (Islamic
Jurisprudence Committee)

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (reh) served as Sadr Majlis Khuddamul


Ahmadiyya from 1966 to 1969. In 1970, he was appointed Director of Fazle-
Umar foundation.

In 1974, he was a member of the Jama'at's delegation, headed by Hadhrat


Khalifatul Masih III (reh), to the National Assembly of Pakistan, to present and
prove the truth of Jama'at's beliefs. Also, his dynamic leadership as Sadr Majlis
Ansarullah (1979 to 1982) gave a new life to the Majlis.

After the sad demise of Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih III (reh),
Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (reh) was elected Khalifatul Masih IV on June 10,
1982 at Rabwah.

Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh) launched many blessed schemes:

• Waqf-e-Jadid Extension - In 1985, the scheme of Waqfe-Jadid was extended


to all the countries of the world.
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• In 1983, Huzur (reh) launched a very important scheme Dawat-Ilallah,


meaning 'Calling to the path of Allah'. Under this grand scheme, every
Ahmadi should start preaching to his friends and to all those with whom he
has some acquaintance. In his various sermons, he explained very effective
ways of successful preaching.

• On April 3, 1987, Huzur (reh) announced a grand scheme named Waqf-e-


Nau Scheme, under which Ahmadi families were urged to dedicate their
children born before March 23, 1989, which marked the end of the first
century of the existence of Ahmadiyyat. In 1989, Huzur (reh) extended the
period of the scheme from two to four years.

• On July 28, 1993, during the 28th Jalsa Salana of Jama'at Ahmadiyya, U.K.,
a unique historic event took place, when 204,308 new Ahmadi Muslims
took Bai'at at the hands of Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (reh) through
live satellite transmission. This Bai'at tradition has continued with the
number of new Ahmadis increasing each year.

• Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh) was the first Khalifa to visit the largest
Islamic country, Indonesia. His visit lasted for about 3 weeks in 2000.

In the face of grand new schemes launched by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh),
the government of Pakistan and its orthodox Islamic clergy mounted another wave
of violence, persecution and severe restrictions against the Ahmadis, which
culminated in Ordinance 20 on April 26, 1984. As it became increasingly
difficult to safeguard the institution of Khilafat in Pakistan in view of the new
restrictions, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh) migrated to England on April 29-
30, 1984. This migration opened a new era in the history of the Jama'at.

Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh) challenged President Zia ul Haq of Pakistan and
his supporters to a Mubahila (prayer contest). This meant that by offering prayers
for God's judgment, God would inflict His sign of wrath on the liars. Huzur (reh)
also said that God would do so even if the Mubahila was not formally accepted by
General Zia ul Haq. As a result of this Mubahila, on August 17, 1988, President
Zia ul Haq and many of his associates were killed in a mysterious air crash.

In December 1991, Huzur (reh) undertook the historic trip to Qadian, India to
attend the 100th Annual Conference (Jalsa Salana). It was undoubtedly a great
historic event because, since 1947, this was the first occasion that a Successor to
the Promised Messiah (as) visited Qadian. Hadhrat Syeda Asifa Begum Sahiba,
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wife of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh) and grand-daughter of the Promised


Messiah (as), despite her illness, accompanied Huzur (reh) on his trip to Qadian.
She passed away on April 3, 1992 in London.

On August 21, 1992, the blessed system of Muslim Television Ahmadiyya


(MTA) was organized. In 1992, Huzur (reh) inaugurated the Baitul Islam
Mosque (Toronto, Canada), the largest mosque in North America, by leading the
Friday Prayer. For the first time in history, a Friday Sermon was transmitted
live to all continents of the world. In 1994, Huzur (reh) inaugurated the Baitur
Rahman Mosque in Washington D.C. And, on April 1, 1996, a 24-hour
worldwide MTA service was started.

Interesting Stories of Allah’s Prophets (this info. has been adopted from Religious
Knowledge Workbook, Compiled by Lajna Imaillah, USA)

Hadhrat Ismaeel (Ishmael) (as)

Hadhrat Ismaeel (as) was the son of Hadhrat Ibrahim (as) and Hadhrat
Hajirah. When he was an infant, Allah told his father to leave him and his mother
alone in the desert with a little food and water. Hadhrat Ibrahim (as) trusted
Allah and obeyed Him. After the food and water ran out, Hadhrat Hajrah had
nothing to feed her son and nothing to satisfy his thirst. Hadhrat Hajrah became
very restless. She started running in search of water, back and forth between the
hills of Safa and Marwa. She ran between these hills seven times. While Hadhrat
Ismaeel (as) was crying, he was hitting his heel on the ground and a spring of water
started gushing out of the ground. Hadhrat Hajrah was amazed to see this favor of
Allah upon her and her son. She thanked Allah because He did not let her and her
husband's sacrifice go waste. The location where this incident occurred is Mecca
today. After the spring of fresh water was created there by Allah, many people
started to live around the spring. This spring of pure water was named Zam-Zam.

Hadhrat Ibrahim (as) used to visit Hadhrat Hajrah and Hadhrat Ismaeel (as) in
Mecca. For a long time, he had a recurring dream in which he would see himself
sacrificing Hadhrat Ismaeel (as). He described the dream to his son. Like his
father, Hadhrat Ismaeel (as) was also very obedient to Allah. He said to his father
to do as Allah had shown him in the dream. He assured his father that he would
be a patient son. Hadhrat Ibrahim (as) blindfolded himself and attempted to
sacrifice his son. Before he could bring the knife close to his son, Allah told him
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that he had already acted upon the dream when he showed the willingness to
sacrifice his son. At that time, Hadhrat Ibrahim (as) sacrificed a lamb for the sake
of Allah. In remembrance of the great sacrifices of Hadhrat Ibrahim (as), Muslims
sacrifice animals every year at Eid-ul-Azha. They distribute some of the meat to
the poor and keep the rest for themselves, their friends, and close relatives.

Upon receiving revelations from Allah, Hadhrat Ibrahim (as), with the help of his
son, dug up the old remains of Ka'aba, which was initially built by Hadhrat Adam
(as). The father and the son rebuilt the Ka'aba. Hadhrat Ismaeel (as) is mentioned
in the Holy Bible as Ishmael.

Hadhrat Yusuf (Joseph) (as)

Hadhrat Yusuf (as) was a son of Hadhrat Yaqub (as). He was a grandson of
Hadhrat Ishaaq (as) and a great grandson of Hadhrat Ibrahim (as). He had eleven
brothers. His father loved him more than all his brothers because of his good
qualities. His brothers became jealous of him. They started planning to get rid of
him. One day, he saw in a dream that eleven stars, the sun, and the moon were
kneeling before him. He told his father about this dream. Hadhrat Yaqub (as)
interpreted the dream as a sign from Allah that Hadhrat Yusuf (as) was the chosen
one. He advised Hadhrat Yusuf (as) not to tell his brothers about this dream so they
would not feel bad. Hadhrat Yusuf (as) followed his father's advice because he did
not want to hurt his brothers' feelings. Meanwhile, his brothers were still making a
plan to hurt him. They tricked him and threw him in a well. Then, they went to
their father and told him that some wolves had eaten Yusuf. They presented his
shirt full of blood as evidence of their story, but Hadhrat Yaqub (as) did not
believe them. He knew that Hadhrat Yusuf (as) was the chosen one, and Allah
could not have wasted him.

Hadhrat Yusuf (as) tried to climb up the well, but he could not. So, he started
praying for Allah's help. A little while later, someone threw a bucket in the well to
get some water out. Hadhrat Yusuf (as) held onto the bucket and when it was
pulled out, he came out of the well along with it. The person who pulled him out
was an Egyptian. His people took Hadhrat Yusuf (as) as a slave.

Hadhrat Yusuf (as) served as a slave for a wealthy Egyptian family. One day, the
lady of the house falsely accused him and sent him to jail. He was a wise man. He
was given a special gift from Allah, which he could use to interpret dreams. His
interpretations were always right. He became quite famous. Once, he interpreted a
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dream for the King of Egypt. As a reward for his service, the king released him
from prison and made him in-charge of the country's food storage. Some time after
that, people of Palestine started coming to Egypt to buy food because they had no
food back home. One day, Hadhrat Yusuf (as) saw his brothers amongst the people
who had come to buy food. Hadhrat Yusuf (as) met his father, and the whole
family was united again. He is mentioned in the Holy Bible as Joseph.

Hadhrat Musa (Moses) (as)

The pharaoh was a king of Egypt, who called himself god. He had made the
Israelites his slaves. Once, he saw in a dream that an Israeli boy had taken over his
kingdom. He became very upset and issued an order to kill all newborn Israeli
boys. Hadhrat Musa (as) was a newborn boy, and his mother did not want him to
die. Allah told his mother to put Hadhrat Musa (as) in a basket and let him go in
the Nile River. His mother followed Allah's instructions and had his sister follow
the basket that contained Hadhrat Musa (as). Finally, the basket floated near the
king's palace, where his wife was sitting outside. She saw the basket with the baby
and decided to keep the baby and raise him as her son. Hadhrat Musa's (as) sister
saw the queen adopting the baby and told her mother about it. Baby Musa grew
up as the Prince of Egypt. Meanwhile, the king still had all of the Israelites
enslaved who worked very hard, but were not compensated fairly for their labor.
They had been enslaved for so long that they did not even remember how to fight
for their own rights. Hadhrat Musa (as) was very compassionate and did not like
injustice. When he found out that he was an Israelite, he felt very bad for the
condition of his people and left the palace.

He went to Mount Sinai. He believed in the oneness of God. At Mount Sinai, he


received a revelation from Allah. Allah appointed him to be a prophet in order to
save his people from the cruel rule of the pharaoh. He went back to his people and
told the pharaoh to free all the slaves. The pharaoh did not listen to Hadhrat Musa
(as), in fact, he made fun of him for his beliefs. In order to convince the pharaoh
that there was only one God, Hadhrat Musa (as) prayed to Allah. With Allah's
blessings, he was able to show the following miracles to prove that Allah was
the Most Powerful and that He was with him:

• When the pharaoh asked his magicians to show their power, they deceived
people in thinking that their ropes transformed into snakes. Hadhrat Musa
(as) threw his staff on the ground, and Allah allowed people to see that the
magicians' ropes were not snakes. Also, Hadhrat Musa's (as) staff started to
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appear as a big snake. All of the pharaoh's magicians became frightened.


However, the pharaoh dismissed this miracle by saying it was just magic. He
still did not believe in Allah and did not let the Israelites go free.

• Once, when the pharaoh and his people were making fun of Hadhrat Musa
(as) and his God, Hadhrat Musa (as) hit his staff on the water, which
immediately turned red. It appeared like the river had become bloody. It was
indeed a sign from Allah that demonstrated His power. Still, the pharaoh and
his people refused to accept the truth.

• Afterwards, there were several punishments from Allah upon the pharaoh
and other Egyptians. Allah sent many bugs and diseases towards them. The
pharaoh's own son died with one of the diseases. This made the pharaoh
furious, and he ordered Hadhrat Musa (as) to take his people out of Egypt.

Hadhrat Musa (as) and all of the Israelites set out towards the river. Allah lowered
the water of the river so the people could walk through and cross the river. All of
the people were able to walk through and get away from slavery. When the
Israelites were almost out of the water, the pharaoh and his people came charging
after them on their horses. As soon as they tried to go through the river, the
water became high and they drowned.

Allah revealed His teachings to Hadhrat Musa (as) in the form of the Ten
Commandments. These were ten basic principles of life that explained how Allah
wanted people to live their lives. Hadhrat Musa (as) is mentioned in the Holy Bible
as Moses.
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Study Guide for Level 3 Test


Answers found in Level 3 Atfal Workbook
Please also read the Friday Sermons of Hadhrat Khalifat-ul-Masih V (aba) in the Atfal
Section (Grouped under Friday Sermons for Level 3 Workbook) of www.mkausa.org. The
study guide below has some questions on these Friday Sermons. All Taleem Info. Can be
found by going to www.mkausa.org and has been emailed to each Qaid and Nazim Atfal.

MAYAR-E-SAGHIR (AGE 7-12): #1-30


MAYAR-E-KABIR (AGE 13-15): #1-69

1. The Promised Messiah (as) was given his basic education: a) at home by tutors b) at home
by his parents c) at a school in Qadian d) he didn’t receive any formal education.

2. Name the son of the Promised Messiah (as) who eventually became an Ahmadi at the hand of
the second Khalifa.

3. Lekhram was killed because: a) he used bad language against the Promised Messiah (as)
b) he cursed Islam c) he used bad language against the Holy Prophet (saw)
d) he used bad language against the Holy Quran

4. Please name the father and mother of Hadhrat Ismaeel (as).

5. a) Who founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at?


b) Give the month, day, and year when the Jama’at was founded?
c) In which city was the Ahmadiyya community founded?
d) Who was the first person to accept Ahmadiyyat after the Promised Messiah (as)?

6. What did Hadhrat Ismaeel (as) and Hadhrat Ibrahim (as) rebuild?

7. The first Khalifa (after Promised Messiah (as)) gave free treatment to: a) rich b)poor c)a
and b d) no one

8. Dr. Dowie had a sudden attack of ____________________ while addressing an audience.

9. In which year was Tahrik-e-Jadid started?

10. What was one of previous names for the city of Qadian?

11. Which man tried suing the Promised Messiah (as) in the Post Office Case?

12. What connection did Hadhrat Maulana Nuruddin (ra) have with the Maharajah of Kashmir?

13. Why did Hadhrat Musleh Ma’ood (ra) not do well in his studies?

14. At age 18, who taught Hadhrat Musleh-Ma’ood (ra) the commentary of Surah Fatiha?
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15. How old was Hadhrat Musleh-Ma’ood (ra) when he became Khalifa?

16. Which city became the Jama’at’s new center in Pakistan?

17. The Promised Messiah (as) was born on _______(month) ______(day), _______(year).

18. What was the first revelation the Promised Messiah (as) received?

19. Name the father and mother of the Promised Messiah (as).

20. What was the revelation the Promised Messiah (as) received after his father passed away?

21. Please name the father of Hadhrat Yusuf (as).

22. Where was Hadhrat Yusuf (as) thrown into by his brothers?

23. Who picked up Baby Moses when he was floating in the river and raised him as a son?

24. What were the teachings of Allah that were revealed to Hadhrat Musa (as) called?

25. (From Friday Sermon of March 2, 2007) What was the reward of a man who saw a branch in a
pathway and removed it?

26. (From Friday Sermon of March 2, 2007) What did a thirsty man do that Allah forgave the man’s
past sins?

27. (From Friday Sermon of April 13, 2007) Prayer and financial giving made __________________
is a source of increase in faith and attainment of the love of God whereas these acts done
__________________ inspire others to follow suit and thus draw Allah’s grace.

28. (From Friday Sermon of April 13, 2007) What 2 aspects should each Ahmadi, who has accepted
the Promised Messiah (as) and considers himself to be a part of the community of true believers,
pay utmost attention to?

29. (From Friday Sermon of May 4, 2007) In which city did Hadhrat Sahibzada Mirza Waseem
Ahmad Sahib pass away in?

30. (From Friday Sermon of May 4, 2007) Who was the father and grandfather of Hadhrat Sahibzada
Mirza Waseem Ahmad Sahib?

***MAYAR-E-SAGHIR ORAL EXAM WILL ASK YOU:


#1. Chapters 109-110 of Holy Quran WITH TRANSLATION.
#2. Hadith (#5-6) from Workbook #3 WITH TRANSLATION.
#3. Prayers (#5-6) from Workbook #3 WITH TRANSLATION.
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***MAYAR-E-KABIR ORAL EXAM WILL ASK YOU:


#1. Chapters 106-108 of the Holy Quran with TRANSLATION.
#2. Hadith #7-9 from Workbook #3 with TRANSLATION.
#3. Prayers #7-9 from Workbook #3 with TRANSLATION.

# 31-69 FOR MAYAR-E-KABIR (AGES 13-15) ONLY


(#1-30 WERE ALSO FOR MAYAR-E-KABIR)

31. On what month, day, and year was Hadhrat Muslih-Ma’ood (ra) born?

32. a) In which book did the Promised Messiah (as) talk about Bahishti Maqbara?
b) What does “Bahishti Maqbara” mean?

33. Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh) became a ___________________ at age 13.

34. Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (reh) received his Masters Degree from
____________________ University.

35. What part of Africa was the Nusrat Jehan scheme used for?
a) North Africa b) South Africa c) East Africa d) West Africa

36. Name the city where Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (reh) was born.

37. What delegation was Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (reh) a part of in 1974?

38. Name the month, day, and year when Waqf-e-Nau was founded and who founded this
scheme.

39. In which month and year did Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh) migrate to England?

40. What was Zia-ul-Haq traveling in when he died?

41. In which year did the MTA transmission start?

42. What is the name of the largest mosque in North America?

43. In ________ (a year), Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (reh) inaugurated the


____________________ mosque in Washington D.C.

44. Name the largest Islamic country.

45. Name three important events in the khilafat of Hadhrat Maulana Nuruddin (ra).

46. What 2 cities did Hadhrat Maulana Nuruddin (ra) go to to study Hadith and perform Hajj?

47. a)In which country was Sahibzada Abdul Latif Shaheed martyred?
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b)How was Sahibzada Sahib martyred?


c)In which book does the Promised Messiah (as) talk about this martyrdom?
d)What disease broke out in Kabul after Sahibzada Sahib was martyred?

48. The Khutbah Ilhaamiah was revealed in _______________________(language).

49. a) In which year did the Conference of Great Religions take place?
b) In which city did this conference take place?
c) Who read out the essay of the Promised Messiah (as) at this conference?
d) How many questions did the Promised Messiah (as) respond to in his essay?

50. The Lunar eclipse took place on the _______(1st, 2nd, or 3rd: pick one) night among the three
possible nights, which was the ________(12th, 13th, 14th, or 15th, 16th)of the month of Ramadan.
The Solar eclipse took place on the ____(1st, 2nd, or 3rd)day among the three possible days, which
was the____ (26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th, 30th) of the month of Ramadan.

51. What was the first book of the Promised Messiah (as)?

52. Who was the Promised Messiah’s (as) second wife?

53. On _______(month) _____(day), ________(year) the Promised Messiah (as) received the
prophecy of Muslih-Mau’ood (ra) after spending ____ (a number) days and nights in worship at
________________.(a city)

54. In what year was Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (a.s.) appointed as the Promised Messiah?

55. The first Jalsa Salana took place on __________(month) _____________(days),


_________________________(year) in __________________(name of city) and
____________( a number) Ahmadis attended.

56. Name the five khalifas of the Promised Messiah (as) in correct order and the number of
years they were Khalifa (except the fifth Khalifa):
NAME #OF YEARS
(i)____________________________________________________
(ii)____________________________________________________
(iii)____________________________________________________
(iv)____________________________________________________
(v)_____________________________________________________

57. a)What age boys are included in Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya?


b) In what year was Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya established?
c) Who established Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya?

58. Which scheme was started to train the people of rural areas inside Pakistan and in what year
was it started?
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59. Who announced the golden Islamic motto: “Love for All, Hatred for None.”?

60. During the inauguration of which mosque was the first time that a Friday Sermon was
transmitted live to all continents of the world?

61. What did the book, Kashtee Nooh or ‘Noah’s Ark’, say about Ahmadis and the plague?

62. Name six achievements of the 2nd Khalifa of the Promised Messiah (as).

63. What is the name of the spring that gushed forth when Hadhrat Ismaeel’s (as) heels were
hitting the ground?

64. What was the special gift from Allah that Hadhrat Yusuf (as) had?

65. Name 1 miracle that Hadhrat Musa (as) showed.

66. What does the word “Mubahila” mean?

67. (From Friday Sermon of March 2, 2007) According to a Hadith of the Holy Prophet (saw), ‘One
who is not merciful is not ______________________________.’

68. (From Friday Sermon of April 13, 2007) What are the 2 fundamental and distinguished signs of
those who increase their faith and rely on Allah alone?

69. (From Friday Sermon of May 4, 2007) What position was Hadhrat Sahibzada Mirza Waseem
Ahmad Sahib appointed to in 1977?