In the 1800’s a man who lived in a remote village of India made a claim of being the promised reformer of the latter days – the one all religions are awaiting. In the beginning, his followers were small in number – a house sufficed for their prayer services. Since then, the community he established has reached tens of millions of members worldwide. He had prophesized all of this a hundred years prior. In particular, he mentioned about the English and how they would accept his message.
He relates in his writings:
“I saw in a vision that I was standing on a pulpit in the city of London and was setting forth the truth of Islam in the English language, in a very well-reasoned address. Thereafter I caught several birds that were sitting upon small trees and were of white color and their bodies resembled the bodies of partridges.
I interpreted this vision as meaning that though I would not be able to travel to that country but that my writings will be published there and many righteous English people will accept the truth.” (Izala Auham pp. 515-516).
We see, almost a hundred years after his prophecy, that London has become the center of this community and hundreds of Englishmen have already embraced Ahmadiyyat – his community.