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From Childhood, I have been interested in religion. I always had a great desire to frequent the company of, and learn from religious scholars. If a scholar was giving a lecture in our neighborhood I was always present. My family were Hanafis but my temperament was such, that I was not only deeply attracted to religion, but also possessed a great desire to investigate religious matters.

I join the Ahl-i-Hadith
Among my acquaintances were those of the Ahl-i_Hadith. The result of my investigations was that I joined the Ahl-i-Hadith. I could not understand, with the existence of the Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhummad), how one could give preference to the utterance of any scholar. At this time the Ahl-i-Hadith was called ‘Wahabbi’ and were beaten up and evicted from mosques. Our family was at that time residing in the town of Sialkot and we stayed in the Saddar Market. I was however studying at the Scotch Mission High School. On becoming an Ahl-i-Hadith follower, I immediately started clasping my hands on my chest and saying ‘Ameen’ audibly when praying in the congregational prayers at the Saddar Mosque. The Mosque’s Imam (Prayer Leader), the Late Maulvi Mubarik Ali, did not object or say anything as he was a scholar and very knowledgeable. But others in the mosque got agitated; there was a lot of screaming and shouting and dire threats were uttered. Finally the matter was reported to the elder of my family, that is to my grandfather. He was quite annoyed with me. I did not argue with him, but started attending the Friday congregational prayers at the Ahl-i-Hadith Mosque of the town. The Late Maulvi Abdul Karim lead the prayers, and with great freedom I raised my hands and said ‘Ameen’ in an audible manner (as is the practice of the Ahl-i-Hadith).

Debates with Father Youngson
I have stated that I used to study in the Scotch Mission High School. Among my classmates were the late Maulvi Qaimuddin and the Late Dr Sir Muhummad Iqbal. The same Dr. Iqbal who is the famous poet and philosopher. Father Youngson was our Principal and was a very sensible and intelligent priest. Maulvi Qaimuddin and Dr. Iqbal would spend hours in debate and argument with Father Youngson on religious matters, but on the matter of the Messiah (Jesus Christ ) being still bodily alive in Heaven and thus possessing an unrivaled excellence, they would be unable to answer or debate satisfactorily. One occasion in particular stands out: Father Youngson quoted the Quranic verse ‘ O Jesus I will take you (Mawafitika) and raise you (rafaaka) to me’, as an argument in favour of the relative excellence of Jesus Christ. Dr. Iqbal, perhaps out of long-standing irritation, responded that this verse was not from the Quran. This was a clear victory for Father Youngson: The verse was present in the Quran. We Muslims felt very discomfited. My heart was saddened and sometimes , God forgive me, I even felt annoyed with God., that by bodily raising Christ to the heavens he had provided Christians an argument by which to humiliate Muslims. The daily criticisms of Islam by the Christian Fathers resulted in my having doubts about the veracity of Islam and many a time I thought that I should leave Islam. Arya Samaj was a new popular movement . Hindu boys used to praise the movement with great pride. I frequently thought, why not become an Arya. But the love of Islam which had been with me since childhood did not allow this. The scholars of Islam, whom we relied on and had great respect for, however provided no satisfactory explanations.

Perusal of the book Fatah Islam
This was around 1891. I was still feeling unsettled and agitated. One day, I was lying in bed in the verandah, when my grandfather handed me a book and said ‘Look at this fourteenth Century wonder:- A man, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, has claimed to be a similitude of the Messiah, and has published this book. I took the book which was ‘Fatah Islam’ (the victory of Islam) and started reading it. Immediately the style of writing and the manner of the book captivated me. As I continued reading, I felt as if the words of the book were directly entering into my heart and soul. When I read the arguments and proofs that Jesus Christ had died a natural death, I could not contain myself and jumped up. I read the whole book in one sitting and flatly told my grandfather that this man is truthful in his claims. On this he stated that ‘you are yet a child and had not seen our religious scholars. I hear they are preparing a universal proclamation of heresy against this man’. But the truth of the book had affected me. I was not willing to give up a belief in the natural death of Christ. This was a precious answer to my questions: The same verse "When God Said O Jesus I will cause you to die (mutawffika) and exalt you in my presence (rafaka) which had always troubled me now had beautifully become a source of healing to my heart. The situation in these days in Sialkot was that at every gathering or meeting of people, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was discussed , but generally people were opposed to him.

A Dream
I had a dream, around this period, which in its nature was quite strange. In my dream I saw a very tall minaret in which the Holy Prophet Muhummad was present. I was eagerly climbing the stairs of the minaret, to visit the Holy Prophet. On my lips was the following verse:

Some say ‘glory to me’ , some say ‘ I am the truth’
sing your singing, this is a place of reflection

I woke up from the dream at this point. At that time I did not understand the meaning of this dream. But now I think that being asked to reflect on ‘glory to me’ and ‘I am the truth’ indicated the matter of burooz (manifestation of blessing). And the presence of the Holy Prophet indicated the coming of his burooz.

The arrival of Hazrat Mirza to Sialkot
After some days the town was abuzz with the news that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the claimant of Messiahhood was arriving in Sialkot. Recently had listened to the lectures of Maulvi Nuruddin, Hafiz Abdul Manan and Maulan Nazir Hussain who had also made short stays in Sialkot. On the arrival of Hazrat Mirza Sahib, I also went to town. He was staying at the house of the Late Hakim Hissam ud Din. The street to the house was full of people. As I and a friend squeezed our way through the crowd, I saw Hazrat Mirza Sahib walk from one house to the next house. In this short time I was impressed with the holiness and enlightenment on Hazrat Mirza Sahib face, and immediately I felt that this cannot be the face of a liar; this is the face of a truthful man. Hazrat Mirza Sahib lead the Asar (mid afternoon) prayers in Hakim Hisamuddin’s mosque, and I along with others prayed behind him. After the prayers he sat in the doorway of the mosque. A large number of people were present in the mosque and various questions on religious matters were asked of Hazrat Mirza Sahib. His answers were so satisfactory that one’s faith was renewed. Sitting near me was Maulvi Abdul Karim, the leader of the Ahl-i-Hadith mosque. He had pledged allegiance to Hazrat Mirza. He said to me, look do you see the light in Hazrat Mirza Sahibs’ face. I confirmed that I did. In the evening we returned home, but I had been deeply affected, so I returned the next day. Hazrat Mirza Sahib was giving a commentary the opening chapter of the Quran. Today of course every Ahmadi child knows this particular explanation but at that time we were hearing it for the first time. The truths and knowledge exposited gave us a new perspective on Islam and the lectures of other scholars that I heard before this seemed shallow in comparison. Doctor Iqbal was at that time sitting on the wall of the mosque and was full of praise for this exposition of the Quran. Hazrat Mirza Sahib stayed a few days in Sialkot and then returned to Qadian. A lot of people joined his movement and pledged allegiance to him. Among them was Maulvi Mubarik Ali, the prayer leader of our Saddar Mosque. A lot of people in Saddar raised a hue and cry over this.

The speech of Maulvi Muhummad Hussain Batalvi
Maulvi Muhummad Hussain Batalvi arrived in town. He was a leading scholar of Ahl-i-Hadith in Punjab and in those days he was famed for his knowledge and excellence. His mission was to oppose Hazrat Mirza Sahib. As I was an Ahl-i-Hadith follower, I had a special regard for Maulvi Hussain. I met him at a dinner at Saddar and then I heard his lecture at Saddar’s mosque. The lecture was disjointed and not at all enjoyable. Maulvi Hussain just quoted from Azala Auham, and by taking the passages out of context and juxtaposing various passages together he gave a completely wrong impression to the audience. For instance he communicated to us that Mirza Sahib had said that ‘ I will shortly descend upon Qadian’ was a verse from the Quran.. He also said that Mirza Sahib upholds that the quranic verse ‘Good news of a messenger after me whose name is Ahmad’, was fulfilled in his own person and not in the person of the Holy Prophet Muhummad. Another example: Mirza Sahib says that the Quran is full of abuses and that four hundred prophets lied, etc. etc. In short this is the way he aroused our feelings against Hazrat Mirza Sahib. We did not know that such a reputed scholar was standing in a mosque and uttering lies, and by misquoting passages was doing a grave injustice to Hazrat Mirza Sahib. I was led astray by my belief in the honesty of Maulvi Hussain, and thus lost the distinction of being one of the early followers of Hazrat Mirza Sahib. So after polluting the atmosphere of Sialkot, Maulvi Hussain left. With him also went the spiritual peace I had found. Sialkot’s Ahl-i-Hadith Mosque had become fragmented and the Wahabbis mosque almost desolate. A large portion of the Ahl-i-Hadith had become Ahmadi and had shifted to Hakim Hisamuddin’s Mosque. The few who were left shifted to a old Mughal Mosque. Maulvi Muhummad Ibrahim, at that time was a young man, and he was made imam of the Mosque. In the beginning I also went to say my prayers in that mosque. The lectures of Maulvi Ibrahim were however in the old useless style, and compared poorly to the excellent lectures of Maulvi Abdul Karim. One lecture was more than enough to put me off, so I stopped going there.

I meet a Sufi
Around this time I chanced to meet a Sufi of the Chishtiya Sabriya order. Despite being of the Ahl-i-Hadith school of thought, I had always been interested in sufism. The time I spent with this Sufi served to deepen my interest. I learnt from him all the litanies and liturgies practiced in the Chishtiya Sabriya Order. He once inquired as to my purpose in following these practices. I replied that I wished to become a wali (friend of God / saint). He stated that I was the first person who had ever desired to learn this from him. Generally people recited litanies with the purpose of attaining some worldly advantage. To cut a long story short, the constant recitation of the word "Allah", resulted in my heart frequently being activated. A state of Ecstasy was regularly experienced and my constant purpose of life became to visualize the word "Allah". One day I met an atheist who stated that my entire experience was just a product of my imagination. This objection resulted in my seriously doubting the validity of my experience. I went to my Sufi guide for an answer. He however only replied, that a Sufi keeps away from debate or discussion. I said that in this world one cannot avoid encountering people with differing opinions. What answer then, would one this give to this objection. He only replied, that I should continue reciting the Litanies. My faith had however been shaken so I was unable to carry out his advice. I tried but my heart was no longer in it. In those days Hypnotism had become a new fad. My reading of books on this subject resulted in the loss of whatever little faith I still had. I was deeply agitated and the world appeared to be a very unhappy place.

I read the book Braheen Ahmaddiya
In the cantonment area of Sialkot, Maulvi Jalaluddin, used to give lectures at the seminary. He was an armyman and had become an Ahmadi. He was known to be very pious man One day I went to visit him: He was inside washing up. On the bed outside, Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s famous book Braheen Ahmadiya lay open. I began reading it. The book acted as a soothing balm for the burning of my soul. The arguments for proving that the Quran had been revealed by God were so powerful and convincing, that as I continued reading the book I felt as if veils had been lifted from my eyes and my faith being revived . In short, that day I once again felt that I was a Muslim. I was convinced, that leaving aside whether one understood the personal claims of Hazrat Mirza Sahib or not , that if one wanted to obtain certainty in the truth of Islam, the only way was through reading his books. This conviction grew further, when in Lahore I heard the famous Lecture of Hazrat Mirza Sahib, at the occasion of the Debate of Religions, which was later published in a book titled "Teaching of Islam". Maulvi Abdul Karim read the lecture with great power and force. The Lecture dealt with matters most high and spiritual. The exposition of sublime truths and spiritual knowledge astonished the listening public. The conditions of the Muslims was such that they could not contain themselves and were jumping up from their seats. As regards myself, I felt as if belief and comprehension of the truth and greatness of Islam, was becoming one with my soul.

My Departure to and employment in Africa
On graduating from Medical College, I went to East Africa. There I spent a lot of time with the Late Dr. Rahmat Ali, who was a very pious Ahmadi. I also had the opportunity and time to study Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s books. My faith in his veracity grew stronger. However, the religious scholars opposition to Hazrat Mirza and their proclamation that he was an heretic still troubled me and prevented me from becoming an Ahmadi. On returning from Africa, I was assigned to Zafarwal District of Sialkot, which was affected by plague. I read a lot of Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s literature, regarding criticism of other religions and about his l claim to be the promised Messiah. The books Aina Kamalat Islam and Ayyam us Sullah particularly made a deep impression on me. Around this time, a Ahl-i-Hadith cleric became the prayer leader of the mosque at a nearby village of Bhattian. This resulted in an altercation between the Hanafis and Ahl-i-Hadith. The local Police Superintendent was a rigid Hanafi . He registered a case against the Ahl-i-Hadith and arrested the cleric along with all his followers. When, I heard of this event, the Ahl-i-Hadith in me was aroused. I managed to contact the Deputy Commissioner of Sialkot, and thus got those poor fellows released. They were very thankful to me and I continued to meet and visit them.

The Ahl-i-Hadith’s Cleric’s annoyance
When this cleric realized the influence of Ahmaddiyat on me he gave me Pir Mahar Ali’s book Saif-i-Chishtii and another book which was apparently titled Shams-ul-Budaya. I read these books, especially the arguments given in favor of the contention that Christ was still bodily alive in heaven. On comparison with the arguments given for the natural death of Christ, these arguments appeared to me to be weak. I flatly told the cleric, that the books that he had given me, had only served to increase my belief in the veracity of Hazrat Mirza Sahib. The cleric was very annoyed, and from that day onward stopped meeting or visiting me.

My investigations regarding Hazrat Mirza Sahib
I was transferred to Shakargarh which was also affected by plague. At a nearby village of Pathans, an officer Munawwar Khan had been suspended for not assisting in the efforts against the plague. As I got to know him, he requested that I intercede for his reinstatement. He said ‘prior to this, whenever I was in any difficulty I would ask the Mirza of Qadian to pray on my behalf, and then by the grace of God my problem would be solved, but now Mirza Sahib had claimed to be Jesus Christ the son of God’. ‘Our Scholars have proclaimed him a heretic and therefore I no longer go there’. I asked whether he personally knew Mirza Sahib. He replied: "Yes, I know him from Childhood.   He is a very good, non-worldly man who spends much time in prayer and worship of God . His prayers are answered by God; I have personally experienced this. There is no doubt that that he is a great saint.  However you know that saints may stumble. It appears that at some stage in the spiritual path Mirza Sahib like Mansur slipped or went astray." His speech particularly affected me. I had the opportunity to frequently to go on official duty to various areas of Gurdaspur District . I met Sheikh Noor Ahmad, a Chief of Batala and various other people who were not Ahmadis and were acquainted with Mirza Sahib since childhood. Their replies to my inquiries regarding Mirza Sahib, convinced me that he was a straightforward and saintly person. I was already satisfied with regards to his claim to be Messiah but I was still apprehensive about pledging allegiance to him, for opposition to Ahmaddiyat was extremely bitter.

The Illness of Mian Mumtaz Ahmad
My son Mumtaz Ahmad was at that time two years old. I was situated in Shakargarh on public duty, while my family was residing in Amritsar. Mumtaz Ahmad contracted typhoid fever of a particular dangerous strain. His temperature would not go below 105 Fahrenheit and sometimes rose higher and the signs and symptoms of typhoid fever became fully apparent. The best Doctors of Amritsar were in agreement that, if the boy survived so long, the best one could hope for was that the fever would reduce after three to four weeks. I had taken one week’s leave from work. The child was mentally unconscious and thus lay like a corpse. There appeared no hope that he would survive this illness. On the 11th day of the illness my leave expired. The pulse of the boy had become irregular and there was no change in his fever or unconscious condition. I was extremely worried and decided not to return to duty. The elders in my family counseled me not to take such a foolish step and what is destined to happen will take place, and I should not risk my employment. By chance, somebody had lent us Hazrat Mirza Sahibs book Barkat-i-dua ( The blessings of prayer). My wife had also read it. She said to me: "The way back to Shakargarh is via Gurdaspur. On the way is the town of Batala. From there you can go to Qadian and ask Hazrat Mirza Sahib to pray (for the child). It is possible that God may answer. Mirza Sahib in his book has written with great force:"

(Persian verse omitted).

My first time in Qadian
On hearing these words from my wife, I immediately prepared to depart. As I was unfamiliar with the environs of Qadian, I requested an Ahmadi friend to accompany me. We caught the ten p.m. train from Amritsar. At midnight we reached Batala. Hired a horse carriage to take us to Qadian. The road was extremely bad. We reached Qadian at two in the morning after a jolting and bruising ride. The night was extremely dark and nothing was visible. There were no sign of lanterns in Qadian. It was the winter season so the doors of the houses were closed. There was no sign of any human being,. I t started thinking as to what Mirza Sahib would be doing at this time? Would he be sleeping or be offering the voluntary night prayer. Anyway, I felt a desire to know what he was doing at this time. My friend led the way and I followed behind. In the darkness we could not make out anything. Unknowingly my friend pressed against a door of Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s house which opened with a jolt. Hazrat Mirza Sahib was offering the voluntary night prayers. He immediately interrupted his prayers and after inquiring as to our purpose, he directed us to go upstairs to the Mosque ( Mubarik Mosque). On arriving upstairs we found ourselves in a small mosque. There was an room adjoining the mosque, named the room of reflection. The mosque was filled by people offering the voluntary night prayer with great humbleness and devotion. In the room, we found the late Hazrat Khwaja Kamaluddin sleeping on a bed. He awoke on our arrival and asked us to lie down on the bed. I, thinking of the inconvenience to him refused, but he said that he would be now offering the voluntary prayers. So I lay down, and Khwaja Sahib performed his ablutions and was soon engrossed in prayer. As people were praying with such humbleness and with overflowing tears, I was feeling ashamed of my not offering voluntary prayers .But I was very tired so I fell asleep. At four A.M. the call was given for the morning prayers. Somebody woke me up and offered me water for performing ablutions. I had just performed my ablutions and offered the individual prayers (sunnat), when the Late Maulvi Abdul Karim arrived. I was delighted to see him as he was the former Imam of our Ahl-i-Hadith Mosque at Sialkot. He also met me with great warmth. He said to me " At Last you have come; yes God did bring you". After this I mentioned to him that ‘my son is very ill; please pray for him’. He stated that I should follow the example of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), who was tested by the fire. As God made the fire cold for Abraham (peace be upon him) so God could transform the fire that burnt within me to coolness and peace. I was much reassured by his small speech.

I meet Hazrat Mirza Sahib
In this interim Hazrat Mirza Sahib entered the mosque. I felt as if an embodiment of light was standing in front of me. Maulvi Abdul Karim caught me by the arm and introduced me to Hazrat Mirza Sahib, and I pray that God makes me worthy of the words with which he introduced me, and that I die a good man. He said "Huzoor, I present in your service another righteous soul". Hazrat Mirza Sahib shook my hands with great warmth: Some people had spread the rumor that Mirza Sahib suffers from juzam and that his hands were covered by rash. Therefore I closely examined his hands. In comparison my own sinful hands, it appeared to me as if his hands seemed to be bathed in light. Maulvi Abdul Karim only introduced me in the words mentioned above, and in my opinion there are no better words to introduce somebody to a Messiah appointed by God. I therefore filled in the remaining details about myself. We than offered the congregational prayers. I was standing shoulder to shoulder with Hazrat Mirza Sahib and Maulvi Abdul Karim was leading the prayers. I had prayed behind Maulvi Abdul Karim many times in Sialkot, but I had never before experienced the splendor with which he recited the Quran at Qadian. His recitation had become very beautiful and now also possessed a great degree of power to affect hearts. I listened to the Quran being recited and I trembled,. It is my belief this change was the effect of the blessing of Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s company, for I had long heard his recitation of the Quran. It had not possessed this beauty, nor this capacity to affect.

The meeting and its consequence
After the congregational prayers Hazrat Mirza Sahib went inside. Khalifa Rashiduddin had already asked me whether I would like to meet Hazrat Mirza Sahib in the mosque or privately. I desired to meet him in private. Shortly thereafter, Hazrat Mirza Sahib invited us inside. We entered a room in which some children were sleeping. Hazrat Mirza, was sitting on a rough rope bed, which was unadorned by any mattress. On our arrival, he slipped towards the foot of the bed and invited me to sit towards the (more comfortable) head of the bed. Out of respect, I refused the preferred seat, but he caught me by the hand and sat me down near the bedpost. He himself remained at the foot and the rest sat in between. I asked him for some liturgy, by which the heart could be purified. He said "Just recite these daily obligatory prayers carefully and concentrate on the meaning of the words recited. I was quite moved by his answer. The reason being that, I had practiced liturgies quite a bit and I had not found the result of this practice any good. The only effect was that my heart got weakened and my ability to face the world was atrophied. Furthermore, the method taught by the Prophet Muhummad (peace be upon him) to his companion, for the purification of their hearts, was the offering of these daily prayers. So, the method preferred by Hazrat Mirza Sahib, for purification of one’s heart, was the way of the Prophet, i.e. the daily prayers. From this I could deduce the closeness with which he followed the path of the Prophet and that he was not in favor of any liturgy that would be in the nature of an innovation., Hazrat Mirza spoke some more words on purification of one’s heart. In fact, it would be better to state that a spiritual Doctor, after correctly diagnosing the disease, was administering the cure. The answers to my weakness of my heart, and my various qualms, made me feel as if my heart was open in front of him and he was looking at it and curing it of its maladies. He said that "a sinful person is like a criminal for whose arrest a warrant has been issued, so at every step he is afraid, and all the time he is thinking ‘now I will be caught, now I will be caught’": ‘ Similarly the peace of heart of those connected to God, cannot be experienced by a sinner’. These words caused me to tremble. I had heard plenty of sermons, but in these simple words, there was such power, that communicated directly to my heart.

I pledge Allegiance
In connection with the above, Hazrat Mirza Sahib stated that one should be ready to depart for the next world just as a long waiting traveler eagerly awaits a passage home. This words affected me so much that the world appeared quite unimportant. The talk ended on the topic of the natural death of Christ which was the wont of Hazrat Mirza Sahib. Hazrat Mirza had a great desire to wipe out the false doctrine of the living Christ, so that his lectures would frequently turn to this topic. I was so engrossed in the talk, that I my boy’s illness had slipped my mind and indeed I was totally unmindful of any worldly matter. In the future, after I had pledged allegiance to Hazrat Mirza Sahib, I also always experienced this condition in the presence of Hazrat Mirza Sahib. I would meet him and I would forget the world. I would feel too ashamed to ask him to pray about any matter of the world, even to the extent as to feeling hesitant to request his prayers when any close friends or relatives was ill. I would think that to ask such a great man for any worldly matter means that I don’t properly recognize his worth. Anyway when Hazrat Mirza Sahib ended his talk saying, ‘to dispel any doubts or objections, you can write to us or visit Qadian again for this purpose’ , the frailty of life loomed before me. I thought that so much of my life had already passed searching for truth and deprived of the blessing of Ahmaddiyat. There is no certainty in life and I might die, without ever attaining to knowledge. I said ‘Huzoor take my pledge of allegiance, for how long will I go on stumbling on like this. Hazrat Sahib took my pledge and prayed for me.

The effect of Hazrat Mirza Sahib’s prayer
When I was about to take my leave, I mentioned about my son’s illness and requested Hazrat Mirza Sahib to pray with special concentration. He immediately raised his hands (for prayer) and prayed for a long time. After he had finished praying he gave me permission to depart. From there, I went to Hazrat Maulana Nuruddin’s house. I knew him from my days of wahabbiat. He also gave a short talk about prayer. On leaving Maulvi Nuruddin’s house I departed straight for Gurdaspur. At the railway station, I met my Officer who was an English Doctor. I said to him that my child is very sick, could you extend my leave. He asked me for the present to go to Shakargarh but when he would return from Pathankot in two days time he would grant me additional leave. I immediately went to Shakargarh. On the third day I received a letter that the temperature had subsided and the child was completely well. As I had already applied for leave, I went to Amritsar. I learnt that on the morning I had requested Hazrat Mirza Sahib to pray the condition of the child was very precarious. By nightfall a state of gloom pervaded over the house. Twelve days had elapsed since the onset of the fever. When the temperature of the Child was taken that night it was found to be normal. The elders of the family said that the thermometer must not have been placed properly. However after taking the temperature of the child many times and finding it normal, the Doctor treating the child was informed. He was a highly capable Doctor. On being informed he said, "have you gone crazy: This type of intense Typhoid fever never subsides in twelve days. And definitiely not suddenly. This is all because you didn’t place the thermometer correctly." He came himself; took the child’s temperature again and again, measured the pulse rate and was astonished. He said "this is some special blessing of God; I cannot comprehend this; I have never come across such a case; a child in such a bad and wasted state and then the sudden appearance of good health is a miracle of a Messiah that a dead person has been brought to life." And truly it was the grace of God and a miracle of a Messiah. How truly does Hazrat Mirza Sahib state;

(Persian verse omited)

The Grace of God
By the grace of God, that despite intense opposition, gradually my entire family, friends and close relations became Ahmadi. This is indeed a great grace from God: Whenever, I met Hazrat Mirza Sahib, and saw his light filled face, my heart would fill with thankfulness, at my good fortune and the grace of God, for I had met and pledged allegiance to the man that many great saints before had so desired to meet. This was indeed a great kindness of God.

Praise to be Allah the Sustainer of all Worlds.