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History of Plague And The Character of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

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History of Plague And The Character of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

The bubonic plague that hit India in 1990’s started in central China in mid 19th century.


It stayed in central China for several decades before it spread to the eastern parts of China in later part of 19th century. From eastern China, it spread through ships to the coastal areas of many countries. China lost more than 12.5 million persons to this plague.

In India, the plague first hit the port cities of Bombay, Calcutta, and Karachi. Pune, a city near Bombay was also badly hit. Later, the plague spread to inner parts of India also.


Drastic measures were taken by the Government to contain and control the spread of bubonic plague. Punjab Government order dated 12th February 1897 describes some such drastic measures. To label this order as routine health warning by an Ahmadi was a gross dishonesty. Let us see what the order says and if it is a routine health warning:


The 12th February 1897.

No. 146.- Notification.- In exercise of the powers conferred by the Notification of the Government of India No. 302, dated 4th February 1897, the Hon’able the Lieutenant-Governor, being satisfied that the Punjab is threatened with an outbreak of a dangerous epidemic, namely bubonic plague, and that the ordinary provisions of the law are insufficient for the purpose of preventing such outbreak, is pleased to prescribe the following Regulations for the inspection of persons traveling by railway and the segregation of persons suspected of being infected with bubonic plague, and for other matters ……



Now let us look at Mirza Ghulam Ahmad prophesies, predictions and claims.

The plague will come to Punjab (Prophesy made in 1898).

It has been shown above that the Government of Punjab knew of the imminent arrival of plague in February 1897 and had issued special emergency orders to cope with that. Mirza Sahib’s prophesy was a deceptive attempt to impress those who were not aware of the Governments prediction.

The plague is sent by Allah in support of Mirza Sahib’s Prophet-hood.

False. Bubonic plague was an ever recurring epidemic that killed millions of human beings over a period of centuries. The Third Pandemic Plague, that hit Punjab during Mirza Sahib’s time started in China in mid 19th century when Mirza Sahib had not even claimed to be a prophet. Could Allah have started punishing millions of human beings even before launching His new prophet? Very unlikely from Allah of Quran but which God did Mirza Sahib believe in?

The Plague was especially sent by Allah to punish the people of Punjab for rejection of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

Why is Punjab is facing the onslaught of Plague? For us one of the reason is that God has established a Movement here, and the first people to deny were these and these people gave Fatwa of kufr.” (Malfoozaat vol.3 p.419)

False. While people of Punjab did suffer, the devastating effects of plague were hundreds of times more in China and much of it happened even before Mirza Sahib launched his prophet-hood claims. Even in India, the areas of Bombay and Calcutta suffered more badly than Punjab.

Plague will not go away until the prophet-hood of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is effectively established;

The revelation of God that descended on me ….. that God has decided that He will never remove this punishment of Plague unless people remove those thoughts that are there in their hearts that is unless they do not accept the one who is appointed by God and His Prophet, till then plague will not be removed. (Dafe-al-Bala publication date April 1902, RK vol.18 p.225-226)

False. No significant effect on resistance to the false claims of Mirza Sahib took place and there was no significant conversion to his faith. The plague subsided without establishing Mirza Sahib’s prophet-hood. Can Allah’s plans ever fail so miserably?

Quadian will be a safe heaven and Mirza Sahib’s house will be completely immune from plague.

Evidence has been shown that even in Mirza Sahib’s own home people were infected and were ruthlessly thrown out by Mirza Sahib from his alleged safe heaven.



In this small booklet, Dafi-ul-Bala, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad has provided enough evidence to declare him a liar and a thoroughly evil person, without referring to any other evidence.

Besides drastic failure of his prophesies, let us examine his character in the light of his claims.

He claims to be a Messiah (a savior) and then wants Allah to kill people indiscriminately to establish his false prophet-hood.

He claims to be a Maseel of Essa Bin Mariyam. Essa (AS) had a reputation of a great healer. Mirza brings death and suffering. And when he finds two of his servants being infected with the disease, he kicks them out of his alleged NOAH’s ARK.

He claims to be the brooze and zill of Holy Prophet Mohammad (saw). The Holy Prophet (saw) is known as REHMAT-UL-LIL-AALIMEEN (a blessing for the mankind). Mirza proves him to be a LAANAT-UL-AALIMEEN ( a curse for the mankind) by praying for plague and when plague arrives, praying for more death and suffering.

History of Plague And The Character of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
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