For the third episode in the series, observe the following quote:
“…And just as it happened at the time of Noah that a period of calm was granted after many people had been killed, the same shall happen now…that is… calamities shall recede.” (Divine Manifestations, Page 8 )
This is yet another false prophecy as there have been many calamities since the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Some major incidents have been listed below:
1918 – 1920 – The Avian Flu
It is often referred to as the Spanish flu which took place in 1918, 10 years after the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. It was an influenza pandemic that spread to nearly every part of the world. It is estimated that anywhere from 20 to 100 million people were killed worldwide, or the approximate equivalent of one third of the population of Europe, more than double the number killed in World War I.
1960 – ‘El Tor’ Cholera
El Tor is a causative agent of cholera which spread through Asia in 1963 and then into the Middle East, Africa and Europe. From North Africa it spread into Italy by 1973.
1981 – HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
This deadly disease could lead to AIDS which is a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. No cure has been found to eliminate this disease. The HIV infection in humans is now regarded as pandemic. As of January 2006, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since it was first recognised on December 1st, 1981.
1931 – Flood – China
It is generally considered the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded, and almost certainly the deadliest of the 20th century and in China. The human casualties are estimated from lows of 400,000 to highs of 3.7 million to 4 million.
1970 – Bhola Cyclone – Bangladesh
This was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and India’s West Bengal on November 12th, 1970. It was the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded, and one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern times. Up to 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm.
1974 – Smallpox – India
This is regarded as one of the worst smallpox epidemics of 20th century.
1976 – Tangshan Earthquake – China
This disaster took place on July 28th, 1976 and is believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll. The number of deaths are said to be around 240,000 to 255,000. A further 164,000 people were recorded as being severely injured.
2002 – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) – China
This was a respiratory disease in humans which is caused by the SARS corona virus. There were 8,096 known infected cases and 774 deaths (a case-fatality rate of 9.6%).
2004 – Tsunami – Indonesia
It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, killing more than 225,000 people.
2010 – Floods – Pakistan
We are still feeling this presently and I am sure I do not need to remind people about the devastating effect this has had on the people of Pakistan.
2001 – Cholera – Nigeria
An outbreak of cholera in northern Nigeria led to the loss of up to 400 lives.
2003 – Plague – Algeria
An outbreak of plague occurred in the region of Oran, Algeria, from June to July 2003. Algeria had not reported this disease for 50 years.
2007 – Ebola – Congo
Prior to this, the last major Ebola outbreak struck in Kikwit in 1995, killing 245 people.
1985 – Volcanic Eruption – Colombia
The eruption in Nevado Del Ruizel killed up to 23,000 people.
2000 – Dengue Fever – Various
During the summer of 2000, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua underwent outbreaks of dengue fever that also included cases of DHF and deaths.
1952 – Poliomyelitis – U.S.A.
In the United States, the 1952 polio epidemic became the worst outbreak in the nation’s history. Of nearly 58,000 cases reported that year 3,145 died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis. In 1977 there were 254,000 persons living in the United States who had been paralysed by polio.
2009 – Swine Flu – Mexico
Mexican officials stated that since March 2009, there have been over 1300 reported cases and put the death toll at 83.
1908 – Earthquake – Italy
The Messina earthquake took up to 200,000 lives on December 28th, 1908 in Sicily and southern Italy.
1918 – Typhus – Russia
Typhus is any of several similar diseases caused by Rickettsiae which is an obligate parasite and cannot survive for long outside living cells. Typhus should not be confused with typhoid fever which is a completely different disease. During World War I typhus caused more than three million deaths in Russia out of 20–30 million cases.
1972 – Smallpox – Yugoslavia
The outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia was the last major outbreak of smallpox in Europe. The epidemic was efficiently and ruthlessly contained by enforced quarantine and mass vaccination. The 1982 film Variola Vera is based on the event.
2003 – Heat Wave – Western Europe
The 2003 European heat wave was one of the hottest summers on record in Europe, especially in France. The heat wave led to health crises in several countries and combined with drought to create a crop shortfall in Southern Europe. More than 52,000 Europeans died as a result of the heat wave.
Evidently, his claim that a period of calm would materialise after the plague and it would resemble the period of calm after the flood in the time of Hazrat Nuh (AS) was clearly false. Many calamities emerged after the plague and barely 100 years have passed since Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
May Allah (SWT) guide the Ahmadis back to Islam. All praise is due to Allah (SWT).