In the year of 1905, two and a half years before Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) passed away, he (as) wrote the book “The Will”, also known as Al-Wasiyyat. In this book, he (as) published his revelations regarding his death.
On 9th April 1905, Allah the Almighty revealed:
قَرُبَ أجَلُكَ الْمُقَدَّرُ
‘Your determined term of life is nearing its end’ (The Will, Page 1)
Allah the Almighty also told him that his appointed time has come and very few days remain.
On 24th April 1905, Allah revealed:
تمام حوادث اور عجائبات قدرت دکھلانے کے بعد تیرا حادثہ ہو گا
‘Your event will be after all other events and the showing of natural wonders’ (Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya, Part 5, Page 115)
It is record in Review of Religions that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) stated:
“A few days ago, I saw in my dream that someone had given me some water in a new earthen vessel. Only two or three mouthfuls of water were remaining in it but the water was clear and pure. This was followed by the revelation:
Water of Life
He (as) passed away exactly two and a half years later.
On the 20th of February 1907, he (as) received the revelation:
“A sad news has been received from Lahore”
“His body has been brought wrapped in a shroud”
Then in December 1907, Allah Revealed:
Persian : Tread Joyfully that your time has arrived near. Urdu :An event on the 27th. Allah is the best and Most enduring”
After Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) passed away, this sad news reached Lahore on exactly the 27th of May 1908. He (as) was then wrapped in a coffin and brought to Lahore.
On March 7th, 1907 Allah showed the Messiah (as) that a funeral was coming.
These prophecies show us that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) was prophesizing his death and his opponents were aware of it.
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) published ‘Al-Wassiyyat” and has also published his vision which showed that he had only two to three years of life remaining. Seven months after this, an apostate named Abdul Hakeem wrote on July 1906:
“Mirza is a transgressor, liar and shameless. The evil one will be destroyed against the truthful one, and the appointed time given for this is three years” (Kana wa Dajjal, Page 50, Risalatul Masihud Dajjal wa Takmilah Page 43)
To this, Hazrat Mirza Ghulamm Ahmad (as) published an announcement on the 16th of August 1906 titled May Allah protect the truthful one. In this, he published the following:
Those accepted by God carry with them incidents and Signs of such acceptance. They are known as the Princes of Peace. No one can overcome them. The drawn sword of angels is in front of you,1a but you have not recognized nor seen nor appreciated the needs of time. O my God, do create a distinction between the truthful and the liar. You recognize every reformer and truthful one.] (Haqiqatul Wahi, Page 505-506)
Abdul Hakeem was a liar and an apostate who was unable to stick to his word. In response to this, he said:
“Allah delayed the punishment of his mischief and disobedience which was to be fulfilled on the 11th of July 1909 to ten months and eleven days and revealed to me on the 1st of July 1907 that Mirza would be punished by death and cast into the hellfire” (Risalah Ilanul Haq wa Itmamul Hujjah wa Takmilah Page 6)
In reply to this, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) wrote on the 5th of November:
“Say to your enemy that Allah will Punish you. As for you, I would increase your age, that is, the statement of your enemy who says that only 14 months of your life remain after July 1907, or those enemies who make such prophecies. I would cause them all to be false and extend your lifetime, so that it becomes known that I am God and everything is under my influence” (Majmua-e-Ishtiharat, Volume 3, 10th November 1907)
In this prophecy, Allah the Almighty Says that He would cause them to be false and increase his (as)’s age. The words I will increase your age shows that the date of the demise of the Messiah (as) according to his own revelation was 1st of September 1908 but to prove the enemy false, he (as) extended it. So Allah increase his age to prove the prophecy of the enemy false.
However, what happened was that the 13 months prophecy was abrogated. The doctor originally said he (as) would die on the 1st of September but then he said that he now got a revelation on the 16th of February that Hazur (as) would die on the 4th of August 1908.
To this, Hazrat Ahmad (as) responded with a prophecy. He (as) stated:
“I would remain safe from his evil” (Chashma-e-Marifat, Page 322)
After this, Abdul Hakim wrote:
“The Promised Messiah’s boldness and conspiracy did not lesson, the apostasy and disbelief of the Mirzais escalated continuously, the details of which can be found by studying the book the One Eyed Dajjal. Once I cursed him praying Oh Allah Destroy this wrongdoer. Oh God destroy this tormentor swiftly. For this reason, the appointed time of 1st of August was cancelled” (Ilanul Haqq wa Itmamul Hujjah page 9)
Then in a letter from May 8th 1908, he wrote:
“Mirza would suffer a deadly disease and die on the 4th of August 1908. A very influential woman from his followers will also die” (Paisa-e-Akhbar, May 1908, Ahle Hadith 15th May 1908)
He now set a specific date of August 4th 1904. Now there was no longer a need of increasing the age of the Promised Messiah (as) because the opponent now made a specific prophecy. He (as) passed away on the 26th of May 1908 and remained safe from Abdul Hakim’s mischief. Abdul Hakim was proven false and the revelations of the Messiah were proved true. His funeral was brought from Lahore to Qadian and he was buried in the heavenly graveyard.
Even the opponents of Ahmadiyyat were forced to accept this. Maulvi Sanaullah Amritsari stated:
“Alas! We write these lines with the greatest regrets and a painful heart. But what else can we do when we must admit the truth? We were indeed, concerned, when we saw that Mirza had published his Will in which he stated that it had been revealed to him that his life was going to end very soon and some people will feel relieved that a certain person has departed from this world. We did not want this to happen so soon, hoping that God Almighty would leave him to flounder in his transgression. But, we expected this to happen soon, as had been announced by Dr Abdul Hakeem of Patiala. The doctor had stated “My revelation concering Mirza of Qadian, which may kindly be published, is that 1)The Mirza will die on the 21st day of Saavan, 1965 (4thAugust, 1908) of a fatal disease. 2) A distinguished woman of the family of Mirza shall also die [Weekly Ahle Hadees :15.4.1908] However we cannot refrain from saying what is true. Had the doctor STOPPED at what he had stated before, that is, his predition of Mirza’s death within fourteen months and not fixed a specific date as he has done then those objections could have never been raised as are being raised today by the Paisa Akhbar of the 27th, wherein it is stated that had the prophecy been left as “upto the 21st of Saavan” and not altered to “on the 21st of Saavan” it would have, indeed, been wonderful. But alas, his revelation that Mirza will die on the 21st of Saavan, that is the 4th of August, has been published in the Ahle Hadees issue of 15thMay, 1908. We wish that he would have left his earlier revelations unaltered, without giving a specific date. Then there could have been no excuse” (Ahle Hadees, 12th June 1908)
When Abdul Hakim altered his prophecies, the responses of the Messiah (as) also changed. The purpose here was to distinguish the truth from falsehood. Abdul Hakim died in 1919 from a lung disease and was humiliated.
Regarding this incident, Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (ra) states:
This is a prophecy in response to ‘Abdul-Hakim Khan (apostate) who had made a prophecy about the Promised Messiah (as). This is how it was fulfilled. Allah the Almighty kept extending the life of the Promised Messiah (as) until the time that ‘Abdul-Hakim himself withdrew his prophecies in which he had prophesied the demise of the Promised Messiah(as) within a certain period. But when he specified a date for his prophecy, Allah the Almighty falsified him in another way. The details are the following: He published a prophecy on July 12, 1906 that:
Mirza is perverse, liar and deceitful. He will perish in the presence of the truthful. The period has been revealed as three years. (Kana Dajjal, p. 50)
In response to this, the Promised Messiah(as) was taught the following prayer in revelation:
رَبِّ فَرِّقْ بين صادق وكاذب
[Arabic] O Allah, discriminate between the truthful and the liar.
Then he [‘Abdul-Hakim] wrote on July 1, 1907:
In response to his impertinence and disobedience, God has reduced the three year limit—which was to be completed on July 11, 1909—by ten months and eleven days. He revealed to me on July 1, 1907 that Mirza would die and cast into hell within fourteen months from today. [I‘ilanul-Haqq wa Itmamul-Hujjah wa Takmilah by the apostate mentioned above, p. 6]
In response, the Promised Messiah (as) published his revelation in the Announcement of November 5, 1907:
میں تیری عمر کو بھی بڑھا دوں گا
[Urdu] I will lengthen your days also. [Majmu‘a-e-Ishtiharat, vol. 3, p. 591 and al-Hakam, November 10, 1907, page 7]
Thereafter the said apostate announced on February 16: Mirza would die before Sawan] 21, 1965 [Bikrami] [corresponding to August 4, 1908]. [I‘ilanul-Haqq wa Itmamul-Hujjah wa Takmilah, p. 26]
The Promised Messiah (as) stated in response: In response to his prophecy, Allah the Almighty has conveyed to me that he himself would be cast into torment and Allah will annihilate him and I shall remain secure from his mischief. [Chashma-e-Ma‘rifat, p. 322, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 23, p. 337]
Then the said apostate announced through a letter dated May 8, 1908 in the newspapers: Mirza would fall prey to a fatal illness and would die on Sawan 21, 1965 [Bikrami] [August 4, 1908]. [Paisa Akhbar, May 15, 1908 and Ahl-e-Hadith, May 15, 1908]
The Promised Messiah (as) wrote in response: Allah the Almighty will manifest who is the truthful. [Badr vol. 7, no. 19–20, May 24, 1908, p. 7]
Allah the Almighty so ordained that the apostate himself cancelled his three earlier prophecies. Thus Allah the Almighty falsified his last prophecy, because the Promised Messiah (as) passed away, not on August 4, 1908, but on May 26, 1908.
صدق الله ورسوله وكان أمر الله مفعولا
[Allah and his Messenger spoke the truth and Allah’s decree was bound to be fulfilled.]
The prophecies of the apostate were reverted upon him. He had claimed a revelation on October 30, 1906 the ‘Mirza has died of lungs disease’. But he himself succumbed to lungs disease. He prophesied that; ‘Mirza’s foundation will be uprooted’ and had stated about himself; ‘You will succeed’. [I‘ilanul-Haqq, p. 7], but he himself was so uprooted that he went into total oblivion. But Allah the Almighty has blessed the mission of the Promised Messiah (as) so much his devotees are found today in every part of the world
فالحمد لله على ذلك
[All praise is due to Allah for all of this]. (Tadhkirah, Page 1008-1009)