In 1893, Henry Martyn Clark penned an open letter challenging the Muslims of Jandiala to a decisive debate. The Muslims of Jandiala reached out to various scholars and muslim socities to respond yet none came forward. When the challenge was brought to the attention of the Promised Messiahas and he was petitioned to represent the Muslims, he happily agreed and dispatched his disciples to Henry Martyn Clark to agree upon the conditions of the debate. (Read More)
The Church Missionary Intelligencer of the Church Missionary Society reporting on the debate states none appeared from the Muslims to defend Islam but the Promised Messiah (as). ‘They addressed themselves to various Societies for the Aid of Islam, and bestirred themselves to find a champion, but none appeared……when, to their intense relief, they found a defender in a certain Mirza Ghulam Ahmed of Qadian.