She then says, “I saw myself in a dream standing in a large field in a foreign country completely empty handed. At that moment, I saw a person dressed in white at a distance, and I heard a voice saying that all of my requirements would be fulfilled through this person.” She further says, “After seeing the letter [of the proposal], I saw Osman Sahib in a dream, dressed in white and standing beside me whilst I was laying down. When I was shown a picture of Osman Sahib later on, I realised that this is that very person, whom I saw in the dream. As a result of this, I accepted this proposal. We were engaged for four years.”
She writes that her passport was not being issued and the circumstances were very difficult in China due to the political and Cultural Revolution, it was very difficult for her to leave. She further says, “Osman Sahib saw in a dream that when Mao Zedong passes away, his wife will join him.” At that time, Mao Zedong, who was the chairman of [the communist party of] China, was healthy and well, living a comfortable life. Nevertheless, upon this she said, “The wait seemed resource to be forever and his death was uncertain. At which, Chini Sahib decided to write a letter to Mao Zedong. Chini Sahib says, ‘I was on my way to post the letter, when I received the news of the demise of Mao Zedong.’”
We went via train, which had separate compartments for men and women, and we decided to reunite with each other at our desired destination once everyone had disembarked from the train
Chini Sahib’s wife then writes, “A few days following Mao Zedong’s demise, I received my passport. I took my passport and went to my father’s house. When I arrived there, it rained heavily through the night. It rained so profusely that as a result of the great flood of water, some of the ground began to erode. A non-Ahmadi neighbour said to me, ‘You ought to have come earlier so this drought would have come to an end.’”
Nonetheless, she says, “After a week, I left China. I did not have much with me. I had two sets of clothes, which were given to me by Osman Sahib’s younger brother, and apart from this, I had a few cubes of soy sauce. I reached Karachi on mad Mukhtar Sahib led our Nikah [marriage ceremony] and he was personally appointed as my Wali [guardian]. On the third day, we had to go to the Chinese embassy. However, prior to this [reaching the destination], as I was new and as everyone on my carriage had left the train, I also disembarked believing it to be the last station. When the train moved again, I realised [that this was not the last stop]. However, at that time it was difficult to board the train due to the crowd of people. I was extremely worried. However, a police officer saw my distress and he called the railway police. They then sent me to the Chinese embassy.”
Prior to this, there was a severe drought
She says, “I was wearing a veil and a coat. The people at the embassy could not believe that I was Chinese, as how could a Chinese woman wear a burqa. They took a Chinese magazine and asked me to read it aloud. A taxi was then organised for my transportation”. Nonetheless, it is a lengthy story. Somehow, she arrived at her destination. The taxi driver enquired during the journey as to the destination and eventually took her there. He was also astonished that he had never seen a young woman lost in this manner, only to be found again. She further says, “This was the beginning of our life together”.