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(Prophecy of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib of
Qadian) [India's Bid to Capture Lahore and the
Route of Her Forces Foretold Sixty Years
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Prediction Turned Out Wrong (Prophecy of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam
Ahmad Sahib of Qadian) [India's Bid to Capture Lahore
and the Route of Her Forces Foretold Sixty Years
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian one of whose visions forms the subject-matter of this pamphlet, claims to be more than a Mujaddid for the 14th century. He has often and anon refuted the false allegation imputed towards him of laying claim to prophethood. A few excerpts from his own writings may be produced here with benefit:
"I firmly believe that our Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is the last of the prophets. No prophet for this Ummat shall come after him, neither new nor old. No syllable or dot of the Holy Quran shall be abrogated. Certainly Muhaddaths will come who are spoken to by Allah and imbibe in them by way of Zil (Shadow) some characteristics of Nubuwwat-i-tammah (Perfect prophethood)" (Nishan-i-Asmani, p. 28)
As said, the perfect followers of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, are blessed with the granting of true visions and inspirations from the Divine Being. And so was this man foretold by God about the incidents in connection with the present Indian assault on Pakistan. This prophecy was related in the Ahmadiyya periodical Al-Hakam (dated: 30th April, 1905). Its fulfilment came 60 years after it had been published.
4th November 1965.
India's Bid to
Capture Lahore and the Rout of Her Forces Foretold Sixty
The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, in a Vision on April 29, 1905 was shown a glimpse of the events of the fateful September 6, 1965, winding up with a note of happy tidings:
"Shastri's Prediction turned out wrong"
The Vision goes on:
"God says I will quietly come with My armed forces at a time when no one will have the least inkling of the coming event. Most likely it will be in the small hours of the morning or after some part of the night or there-about."
It is now an open secret that only one day before making assault on the city of Lahore, the Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri made a prediction before his Assembly that he would be able to announce to them a good news within twenty-four hours.
It is also known that the Indian Defence Minister and Commander-in-Chief of their army had told their friends that same day, the September 5th 1965, that they would be having drinks in the Lahore Gymkhana the following day.
The frontal and repeated heavy assaults made on Lahore from three sides as well as the shelling of border villages nearby this area, were all certain evidences of the evil Indian design to take the provincial capital by the storm. But for 16 days of bitter and hardest struggle to capture the city of Lahore, the Indian forces ignominiously failed in their nefarious design. Moreover, these attacks and assaults were made all of a sudden and by surprise, without any formal declaration or ultimatum of war, contrary to all war ethics. The utter failure and foiling of this deliberate and determined Indian bid by the Pakistan Army is an amazing feat of performance, of heroism and valour. This story of the valiant fight put up by the Pakistan Army, small in size and comparatively scantily armed, is now being revealed during the "cease-fire" spell. However, before launching their offensive, the Indian war-lords headed by Mr. Shastri were so certain of the easy and rapid capture of Lahore that they had even supplied to the foreign news-agencies false reports of their victory and circulated the fictitious pictures of the entry of Indian Army in to the bazaars of Lahore. As the events turned out to be, the absolutely unexpected happened. Thus the awaited event of the announcement of a "good news" within twenty-four hours by Mr. Shastri to his Assembly proved to be wrong. How a much smaller Pakistani force, not so well-equipped and taken by surprise was not only able to resist a much larger, well-prepared and adequately-armed Indian Army so confident of their victory, is by itself surprising and strange a spectacle for the whole world.
What was shown in the vision to the Godly-Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, on the night of April 29th 1905, came actually to pass sixty years after in the early hours of the morning of September 6, 1965.
The clinching clues in the vision are:
"Shastri's prediction has proved to be wrong."
There is not the shadow of a doubt that what Mr. Shastri and his war-lords considered to be so certain to happen turned out to be wrong.
That the disaster would be marked by the rocking of the earth was witnessed by the citizens of Lahore and Sialkot and especially by the country-side villages of these borders through heavy shelling and aerial bombing.
One of the signs of this happening related in the above vision is its nature of suddenness, the people having been taken unaware. So it happened, India attacked Pakistan suddenly without giving any notice of war. No one in the world ever suspected India to wage war and attack Pakistan in such a treacherous way.
Even the time of its beginning has been so precisely foretold in the vision, i.e., it would be about dawn. And so it came about. The assault began at about 3 a.m. on the morning of September 6.
Modern man, in his little knowledge of the unbounded ocean of the secrets of life, may scoff at such spiritual phenomena as visions, clairvoyance, miracles and Divine intervention in human affairs. But the fact remains that these are the only windows through which man can have a glimpse of ultra-mundane realities, and establish some sort of firm contact with the Supreme Source of life.
Indeed the very institution of religion stands on these pillars. The prophets, sages and seers of all ages have testified to the existence of an ultra-mundane realm, these spiritual experiences being tele-communication waves, so to speak, from that realm, imprinted on the recipients' minds.
The Muslim Umma, throughout the centuries, was blessed with hundreds of such spiritual men who were the recipients of such communications from God. The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement claimed to be just such a one. Having drunk deep at the spiritual Fount of the Quran, and the Sunnah, he proclaimed, he had been blessed with the gift of communications from the Higher Realm about coming events, so that in this age of rank materialism, he should thereby bear personal witness to the existence of God and rehabilitate the fast dwindling values of Faith.
The Vision at the top:
"Shastri's prediction turned out to be wrong," shown to the Founder as long ago as April 29, 1905, and recorded there and then, had stood as a mystery all these sixty years, till on September 6, when Indian forces gate-crashed into our borders, the words sparkled with the true content of this big historical event in this subcontinent's destinies.
As events showed, this Indian onslaught had been so thoroughly planned as to give a knock-out blow to Pakistan. The full armed might of the Indian forces had been hurled into this mad venture in such massive bulk that they had little doubt that in one sweep they would capture Lahore, the heart of Pakistan. The Indian Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri was loudly applauded when he told Parliament that the attack against Pakistan had been launched and by the evening he would have for them the big news of the fall of Lahore.
The attack was launched at about 3 a.m., just the hour of early dawn, exactly the time described in the vision. It took Pakistan completely by surprise. There were no Pakistani forces to meet the foe. As shown in the vision, no one even had the least suspicion that India, regardless of all international laws, would stealthily cross into our borders. And the last link in the chain, the appearance of our forces on the scene, has been described in the vision as the coming of God Himself with His armed-forces.
And so indeed it turned to be. The deeds of valour which our Armed Forces performed were acclaimed by the foreign reporters as un-heard-of in the annals of warfare. The whole world stood amazed at their feats of dash and daring, defying death itself.
Those who had come to capture Lahore got the licking of their life. How a small army, one-fifth the size and strength of the enemy could inflict a crushing defeat on the invaders, no one could explain on any of the known laws of the science of war.
"A miracle has come to pass" this was the expression on everybody's lips. 'God Himself came to the succour of Pakistan" these were the words on the lips of the whole of the nation, men, women and children.