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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

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Part I, An Overview
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a religious organization, international in its scope, with
branches in over 189 countries in Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Australasia, and
Europe. This is the most dynamic denomination of Islam in modern history, with worldwide
membership exceeding tens of millions.
The Ahmadiyya Community was established in 1889 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-
1908) in a small and remote village, Qadian, in the Punjab, India. He claimed to be the
expected reformer of the latter days, the Awaited One of the world community of religions
(The Mahdi and Messiah). The Community he started is an embodiment of the benevolent
message of Islam -- peace, universal brotherhood, and submission to the Will of God -- in its
pristine purity. Hadhrat Ahmad proclaimed Islam as the religion of man: "The religion of the
people of the right path" (98:6)
With this conviction, the Ahmadiyya Community, within a century, has reached the corners of the
Earth. Wherever the Community is established, it endeavors to exert a constructive
influence of Islam through social projects, educational institutes, health services, Islamic
publications and construction of mosques, despite being bitterly persecuted in some countries.
Ahmadi Muslims have earned the distinction of being a law-abiding, peaceful, persevering and
benevolent community.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam was created under divine guidance with the
objective to rejuvenate Islamic moral and spiritual values. It encourages interfaith dialogue,
and diligently defends Islam and tries to correct misunderstandings about Islam in the West. It
advocates peace, tolerance, love and understanding among followers of different faiths. It firmly
believes in and acts upon the Qur'anic teaching: "There is no compulsion in religion." (2:257)
It strongly rejects violence and terrorism in any form and for any reason.
The Community offers a clear presentation of Islamic wisdom, philosophy, morals and
spirituality as derived from the Holy Qur'an and the practice (Sunnah) of the Holy Prophet
of Islam, Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). Some Ahmadis', like late Sir
Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (who served as the first Foreign Minister of Pakistan; President of the
17th General Assembly of U.N.O.; President and Judge of the International Court of Justice, at
the Hague), and Dr. Abdus Salam (the Nobel Laureate in Physics in 1979), have also been
recognized by the world community for their outstanding services and achievements.
After the demise of its founder, the Ahmadiyya Community has been headed by his elected
successors -- Khalifas. The present Head of the Movement, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad,
was elected in 2003. His official title is Khalifatul Massih V.
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Part II, The Promised Messiah's Beliefs, (from his writings)
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Our faith
Allah the Almighty
Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)
The Holy Quran

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Our faith
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The five pillars of Islam constitute our Creed. The Revelation of God viz., the Quran
which we are commanded to hold firmly on, that indeed we hold firmly on. God be pleased
with Umar: Like him we have the words 'sufficient unto us is the Book of God'
constantly on our lips. In case of conflict and disagreement between the Hadith and the
Quran we follow Hazrat Ayesha (God be pleased with her) and choose the Quran,
especially in the historical texts treated by all schools as above abrogation. And we
believe that there is no deity, no one worthy of worship, but only Almighty Allah that
our Master Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (peace and blessings of God be upon him), is His
Rasul and Khatamal-Anbiya. And we believe that angels exist, that the resurrection of
bodies after death is true, that the Day of Reckoning is also true, that Djanna and Gehenna
are also true. We believe that every thing taught about these matters by the Holy
Quran and the Holy Prophet is true. We believe that he who seeks to subtract an iota
from this or to add an iota to this - the Shariah of Islam and also he who makes light
of the statutes and practices of Islam is devoid of belief, a denier of Islam. We
counsel our Jamaat to put true and sincere faith in the Holy Kalima, La Illaha Ill-Allah,
Muhammad al-Rasul-Allah, to live and die by it, also to believe in all prophets and in all
books, the truth of which is sanctioned by the Quran; to observe in letter and in spirit the
Fasts, Prayers, Zakat and Pilgrimage and all prescriptions and prohibitions laid down by
Almighty Allah and His Prophet. We counsel them in short that their belief should
include all beliefs and all rules of conduct agreed upon unanimously by early
Muslims, that is, all matters accepted as part of Islam by the consensus of Ahl-i-
Sunna. There is no option. And we hold heaven and earth as witness that this is our
creed and this is our faith.
(Ayyamal Sulh pg. 86-87)
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We are Musalmans. We believe in the One God without a partner and in the Kalima, La
Illah Ill-Allah. We believe in the Book of God, the Quran, in His Messenger Muhammad
(peace on him and God's blessings) the Khatam Al-Anbiya. We believe in angels, the
resurrection, hell and paradise. We observe the prescribed prayers and the fast. We turn to
the Qibla for prayers and forbid ourselves what is forbidden by God and His Prophet and
permit ourselves what is permitted. We add not a thing to the Sharia, nor subtract any
thing from it. The Sharia is above change. Whatever has come down to us from the
Holy Prophet (on whom peace and God's blessings), all that we accept, whether we
understand or not and whether we can unravel its secrets and real meaning or not. We are
believers with the Grace of God, and strict monotheist Muslims.
(Nur al-Haq I, pg. 5)

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Part III, Allah the Almighty


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I want to make it clear to Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Aryas, that I have no enemy.
I love all men as a merciful mother loves her children. Nay more. I am enemy only of
false beliefs, beliefs subversive of truth. To sympathise with all humans is my duty and
to preach against falsehood, disloyalty to God, tyranny, evil conduct, injustice, immorality is
my mission.
My motive for this height of sympathy is that I have discovered a gold mine, have had
access to an unlimited supply of precious stones. In the mine I have found a bright and
priceless jewel. So priceless that if I divide it between all of my fellow men, every one of
them will become richer than the richest among them in gold and silver. What is this jewel?
It is the true God. To reach Him is to know Him, to become really aware of Him, to have true
faith in Him, to be united with Him in true love. To receive true blessings from Him in return.
Having found such a priceless treasure it will be cruel on my part if I let not my fellow-men
know about it. Could I let them go hungry while I have plenty. No, it will not be so, while I
can help. My heart burns over their want and hunger. My soul becomes depressed over
their dark and straitened existence. I want to see their homes filled with riches divine. I
want to see them full with faith and truth. Full to capacity.
(Arbain No. 1, pg. 2-3)
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God is a lovely treasure. Hold Him dear. He is your Help at every step. You are as nothing
without Him. And nothing are your means and methods.
(Kishti-i-Nuh, pg. 20)
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God is One and Unique and Unpartnered, in one and all His perfect attributes. Without any
fault whatsoever.
He combines in His person al the most perfect attributes. He is the Manifestation of all Holy
Powers, the Originator of all creatures, the Spring of all Graces, the Lord of rewards and
punishments, the Disposer of all affairs. He is near though far, far though near. Above all
things and everything, yet there is nothing below Him. He is the most hidden than
everything yet there is nothing more evident than Him. He lives in His right, everything else
by Him. Himself self subsistent, everything else subsists by Him. Everything holds He,
nothing hold Him. Nothing came to create itself without Him. Nothing can now live by itself.
He encompasses everything, though we know not how it happens to be so. He is the
Essence of everything in heaven and earth. The essence of everything owes its brightness
to His Hand, is a shadow of His Being. The nourisher of all worlds is He.
(Lecture Lahore, pg. 5)

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Part IV, Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)


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What was this, do you know? This most wonderful thing which happened in the wilderness
of Arabia? Spiritually dead millions became alive again in a matter of days; those without
eyes began to see, those without speech began to speak the language of seers gifted with
divine knowledge. This was a revolution which no eye had seen before nor had an ear
heard of it before.
What was it, do you know? It was a miracle performed by the mighty prayers of a man who
had dedicated his life to God. Prayers offered in the dead of night. These prayers shook
the world. They wrought changes impossible for an unlettered person to bring about.
God! shower Thy blessings and send peace on this man! Bless not only him but also those
who come after him and follow him! Remove their fears, their sorrows, their anxieties. And
on this his Umma, shower Thy Bounties and Thy Blessings until the end of days.
(Barkat-al Dua pg. 10-11)
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Thousands and thousands of prayers and invocations of peace, mercies, and blessings, for
the Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustafa - on whom peace - through whom we found the
Living God.
(Nasim-i-Dawat, pg. 1)
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The true saviour whose offer of salvations (of the fruit of salvation, to be exact), is with us
today and will be with us until doomsday, is the one who appeared in the land of Hijaz. His
offer of salvation was for all mankind, of all times.
(Dafi al-Bala 'inside back cover')
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We know it clearly from the Holy Quran that every prophet is a member of the Umma - the
fold - of Muhammad (on whom be peace). Says the Holy Quran addressing the prophets:
You shall believe in him help him (3:82)
This means all prophets belong to the Umma - the fold - of the Holy Prophet (on whom be
peace).
(Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya V, appendix pg. 133)
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A man who exceeded all men in perfection, perfect as man and perfect as prophet, came
into the world, endowed with the most perfect of graces. Through the Quickening and
Gathering brought about by him came the First Resurrection. A dead world became
charged with life. Who is he? He is the blessed prophet, Khatam al-Anbiya, Imam al-Asfiya,
Khatam al-Mursalin, Fakhr al-Nabiyyin, Muhammad Mustafa (on whom be peace and
blessings of God).
Beloved God! Reward this beloved prophet with Mercies and Favours with which no man
from the beginning of time, has been rewarded by Thee. Had not this great prophet
appeared in the world, we would have known nothing of the truth of the lesser prophets like
Jonah, Job, Jesus son of Mary, Malachi, John, Zachariah, etc., etc. We would have had no
proof. True, they were accepted and approved and honoured and loved by God. But we
owe this to The Holy Prophet, that these other prophets came to be known as true prophets.
"God! Accept our prayers for him, send him peace, bless him and his progeny and all his
companions with Thy blessings."
(Itmam al-Hujja, pg. 28)
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In many places in the Holy Quran it is laid down - implicitly as well as explicitly - that the
Holy Prophet, on whom be peace and the blessings of God, is the most perfect
manifestation of Divinity; his speech is the speech of God, his advent the advent of God, his
coming the coming of God. We have the verse, 'Say, Truth has come and falsehood has
gone, and falsehood had to go'. Truth here means the three - God Almighty, the Holy Quran
and the Holy Prophet, on whom be peace and blessings of God.... You can see how God
Almighty associates the Holy Prophet's name with His Own and how the Holy Prophet's
advent becomes the advent of God. (peace on the Holy Prophet and God's blessings).
(Surma Chashm-i-Arya, pg. 229-38 foot note)
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I have always wondered and wondered how high must be the station of this Arabian Prophet
Muhammad! Thousands of blessings and prayers of peace for him! Impossible it is to
measure the height of his station. Impossible to have an idea of his purifying powers. Pity
therefore that his greatness goes unrecognized still. The conception of the One God had all
but disappeared from the face of this earth; the stalwart who established it again in human
hearts is he. He loved God to the utmost. And he loved and sympathised with mankind
equally, sacrificing his life for their sake. No wonder, God Who knew the secret of his heart
raised him above Prophets and above all men who had gone before him or were to come
after him. All his aspirations were fulfilled during his life.
(Haqiqat al-Wahy pg. 115-116)
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Only two lives are worthy of praise. One is the life of Our God, the Life Giver, the Life
Sustainer, the Source of Graces and Favours. The other life is the life which enriches and
favours and is God-like in its graces. This second kind of life - come, let me tell you - is the
life of our Holy Prophet (on whom be peace and blessings of God). Heavenly signs at all
times in history have borne witness to this life. They are here with us today.
And remember, he, whose life does not enrich other people's lives is dead, not living. I hold
God as witness when I declare - and to declare anything false in His Name is rank depravity
- that God has given me proof of enduring spiritual life - so full of beauty and power - of my
revered master, the Chief of us all, Muhammad, on whom be peace. The proof is that by
following in his footsteps and by devoting my love to him, I have seen heavenly sings
descend upon me and fill my heart with the light of certainty of faith.
(Tiryaq al-Qalub, pg. 6)
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Is there a prophet who lives still? Then he is our Holy Prophet (on whom be peace). Books
have been written by renowned authors on the Life of the Holy Prophet that he - our Holy
Prophet - continues to live is proved by mighty arguments. Arguments which have no equal
in any other prophet's life. Among the arguments is this, that a prophet who lives in one
whose blessings and graces continue for ever.
(Al Hakam 17 Feb., 1906, pg. 3)
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The life of Holy Prophet is a life of enduring worth. A mighty proof of this is that the graces
of the graces of the Holy Prophet, his spiritual influence, lives for ever. Those who walk in
his footsteps even today become quickened with life, - raised from their graves as it were.
They receive the gift of a new spiritual life.
(Aina Kamalat Islam pg. 221)

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Part V, The Holy Quran


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The title Khatam al-Nabiyyin used for the Holy Prophet (on whom be peace and blessings of
God) requires - the term in its own right requires - that the Book revealed to the Holy
Prophet (on whom be peace and blessings) should be Khatam al-Kutub, it should be a book
perfect in all dimensions. The Quran is full of such perfection.
(Malfoozat vol. 3, pg. 36)
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I was young and now I am old. There are people who would know and if they will, they will
bear witness that I have had no concern with worldly affairs. My interests have centered in
religion. Let me tell you that the Book called the Quran is most Holy, most full of spiritual
wisdom.... The blessings and benefits we expect from a true faith, this book has come at
last to confer on man. Through it man comes to inherit the Grace of God. Can it be that
having found such a light we should turn again to darkness, having had eyes should choose
to become blind again.
(Sanatan Dharam, pg. 67)
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Perfect and holy is the teachings of the Holy Quran which nourishes every branch of the
human tree. The Holy Quran does not stress only one side of it. It teaches compassion and
forgiveness when forgiveness is nearer wisdom. It prescribes punishment for the wrong-
doer but such as is appropriate to the moment and the occasion.
(Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya II, pg. 91-92)
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God is our witness, He Who knows the innermost secrets of our hearts, that I am ready to
accept the penalty of death, should any one be able to point to the slightest
weakness in the teachings of the Holy Quran, it may be as slight as a minute fraction of
a particle. Or should any one be able to point to an equally slight virtue of a book to which
he subscribes, a virtue contrary to the teachings of the Quran on the same point, yet
superior to it.
(Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya III, pg. 268 foot note 2)
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Of the great spiritual powers of the Holy Quran, one is that he who submits to it becomes
gifted with the power to work miracles and do deeds out of the ordinary run. In such
number, that the world will not think of contesting.
(Chashma-i-M'arifat, pg. 4)
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Even a dot of the Holy Quran does not run the risk of any damage or alteration at the hands
of collective assault of the ancestors and successors. It is such a strong, secure and solid
stone that its strike will split apart and any one who strikes against it, will be annihilated.
(Aina Kamalat-e-Islam Roohani Khazain Vol. 5, pg. 257 fn.)

Part VI, Life Sketch and Services of His Holiness Mirza Masroor
Ahmad Khalifatul Masih V
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Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib was born on 15th
September 1950 in Rabwah [since renamed, located about 90
miles south east of La Hore, ], Pakistan, the Ahmadiyya Muslim
Communitys headquarter. He is the son of Hadhrat Sahibzada
Mirza Mansoor Ahmad Sahib and his mothers name is Hadhrat
Sahibzadi Nasira Begum Sahiba. Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad
Sahib is also the great grandson of the Founder of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim community, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
of Qadian, the Promised Messiah , and the grandson of
Hadhrat Mirza Sharif Ahmad Sahib , the youngest son of the
Promised Messiah . Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib is
also the maternal grandson of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II .
Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib did his primary education at
Taleem-ul-Islam High School Rabwah, and obtained his BA from
About Khilafat Taleemul-Islam (TI) College Rabwah, Pakistan. In 1976 he earned
his Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the
Photo Gallery Agriculture University Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Special Message Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib got married on 31 st January
Summary 1977 to Syeda Amtul Sabooh (Begum Sahiba), the daughter of the
Late Begum Sahibzadi Amtul Hakeem and Mr Syed Daud Muzaffar
Dreams Foretelling The Shah. His walima feast was held two days after his marriage. He is
Fifth Khilafat the father of a daughter, Mrs Amtul Waris Fateh who is married to
Mr Fateh Ahmad Dahiri of Nawabshah and they have a young son
and a daughter. Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib also has
one son, Mr Mirza Waqas Ahmad, currently studying accountancy in
England.
At the young age of seventeen, Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib became a Moosi (that is to
say that he signed up for Wasiyyat or a will, under the plan initiated by the Promised Messiah ,
thus committing a portion, not less than one-tenth, of his lifetime earnings and any property to the
cause of Islam.) In 1977, he devoted his life (that is to say that he became a Waqf-i-Zindagi) for
Islam, and as directed by Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih III, Sahibzada Mirza Masroor
Ahmad Sahib, proceeded to Ghana under the Nusrat-Jahan Scheme. This social, educational and
economic development scheme supports a large number of hospitals and schools in West Africa.
Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib was the founding principal of the Ahmadiyya Secondary
School Salaga, a school in the northern region of Ghana, where he served for two years. This
school is progressing very well to this day. His success at this school made him the obvious choice
for the principal of the Ahmadiyya Secondary School at Essarkyir where he served for a further four
years. This school is in the central region of Ghana.
Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib was appointed as the manager of the Ahmadiyya
Agricultural Farm in Depali, in the northern region of Ghana, for 2 years. First experiments had
revealed that wheat could not grow in Ghana. But Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib
continued relentlessly. Another Ahmadi Muslim, Mr Qasim Ahmad, joined him in this series of
experiments. The efforts of this team of Ahmadi agriculturalists finally paid dividends. The first
successful experiment of planting, growing and nurturing wheat as an economic crop in Ghana was
exhibited at an international trade fair and the results were submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture of
Ghana. It stands as a great credit to his personal efforts in these experiments that successive
presidents of Ghana have commended the Ahmadiyya Muslim community for these highly
successful experiments which revolutionized the countrys economy and paved the way for self
sufficiency.
In 1985, Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib returned to Pakistan and on 17 th March 1985, he
was appointed as Wakilul Maal II, Department In-Charge of Financial Affairs II. On 18 th June 1994
he was appointed as Nazir Taleem (Director of Education).
On 10th December 1997, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV, appointed Sahibzada
Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib as Nazir Ala (chief executive director) of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya
Pakistan and local Amir.
Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahibs predecessor Nazir Ala was his father Sahibazada Mirza
Mansoor Ahmad Sahib. Recalling what a simple and devoted and pious person Sahibzada Mirza
Mansoor Ahmad Sahib was, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV stated with tears in his eyes that he had
observed that when he met him he was extremely happy. When he enquired about the source of his
happiness, Sahibzada Mirza Mansoor Ahmad Sahib said, Why should I not be happy: today the
Khalifa of the time is happy with my children and my family. In this sermon, he also paid warm
tribute to Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib. Till his election as Khalifa, Sahibzada Mirza
Masroor Ahmad Sahib remained the Nazir Ala and local Amir.
In administrative matters and a disciplined approach to work, he has no parallel. He has the unique
quality of getting down to the heart of the matter and dealing with it squarely. But these
characteristics were not acquired merely because of the foregoing but a thorough upbringing as set
out below. Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib served in many other capacities. As Nazir Ala,
he was also serving as Nazir Dhiyafat (Hospitality) and Nazir Ziraat (Agriculture). In August 1988 he
had been appointed as Sadr (President) Bahishti Maqbara and Majlis Karpardaz Masalaih Qabristan
(the executive committee managing the Bahishti Maqbarah and related matters).
From 1994 to 1997, he was Chairman Nasir Foundation. At the same time, Sahibzada Mirza
Masroor Ahmad Sahib was President of Tazaeen Rabwah Committee (committee for the
beautification of Rabwah). He expanded the Gulshan-e-Ahmad Nursery and his personal efforts led
to reforming Rabwah from its barren to its lush green image. Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad
Sahib also served as a member of Qadha (Jurisprudence) Board from 1988 to 1995.
In Central Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, an auxiliary body of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community
comprising men between 15 and 40 years of age, Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib was the
Muhtamim (Secretary) Sehat-e-Jismani (Physical Health) 1976-77, Muhtamim Tajneed (census and
membership records) 1984-85, from 1985-86 to 1988-89 Muhtamim Majalis Bairoon (Secretary
External Chapters), and in 1989-90 Naib Sadr (Vice President) Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Pakistan.
In Majlis Ansarullah Pakistan, an auxiliary organisation of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
comprising men over 40 years of age, Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib was the Qaid
Zahanat (intellectual) and Sehat-e-Jismani (Physical Health) in 1995, and Qaid Talim-ul-Quran
(Quranic Education) from 1995 to 1997.
In 1999, Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib had the additional honour of becoming a
prisoner in the name of Allah, in Rabwah, Pakistan, when he, along with Col. Ayaz Mahmood, a
general establishment officer, were arrested on a charge of blasphemy and maintenance of public
order respectively under the growing wave of persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan. The
son of Maulwi Manzoor Chinioti, a fanatic religious obscurantist in his own right, complained to the
local police that the above two officials were responsible for defacing the verses of the Holy Quran .
Maulvi M. Ilyas, the son of Maulwi Manzoor Chinioti, threatened the police with the un-Islamic
demand that he would start a fast in protest if no action was taken. The police immediately
registered cases against the two.
The above named eminent members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan were
arrested along with two others who went to the court to assist them in arranging bail-before-arrest .
Maulvi M. Ilyas the son of Maulwi Manzoor Chinioti MPA hatched this vile and contemptible scheme.
Maulwi Manzoor Chinioti MPA, himself, was the instigator and main driving force to change the
name of Rabwah town. They are all members of the Majlis Tahafaze Khatme Nabuwwat, an
organization that has sworn to destroy Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Mr Rafiq Tarar, the then
President of Pakistan and Raja Zafrul Haq the Minister for Religious Affairs, also belonged to the
advisory council of this organization.
When the defendants arrived at the Court of Sessions in Chiniot District to have their bails validated
(provisionally approved by the High Court), the Session Judge refused the bails and instead issued
arrest warrants. As a result, all four were arrested and sent to jail, before any investigation was
conducted as to the truthfulness of the complaints. This fabricated case was registered under PPC-
295B (defacing the verses of the Holy Quran), which could lead to life imprisonment. It is ominous
that these arrests took place soon after the promulgation of the controversial Anti-Terrorist Act
(amendment) Ordinance 1999. Newspapers in Pakistan covered the story widely in their 1 st May
editions.
Nawai Waqt Daily ( a prominent newspaper in Lahore) wrote:
Acting Head of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan has been arrested along with his
three colleagues. They are accused of having defaced the name of Chanab Nagar (formerly
Rabwah) which also contained Quranic verses. The Session Judge cancelled bail before-arrest
and issued warrants to arrest the accused. Mauvi Manzoor Chinioti, in his Friday Sermon, paid
tribute to the prosecuting advocate and the Session Judge for performing their duties. He promised
to send the Advocate on Umra (a religious visit to the sacred places in Saudi Arabia) on his own
expenses. (Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Government of Saudi Arabia has offered to invite
all police and court officials to perform Umra as guests of the Royal House as a reward for their
services to the cause of Islam.)
Daily Jurrat (a mass circulation newspaper of Lahore) wrote:
Highest members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim leadership arrested on the charge of defacing the
Quranic verses. On the complaint of Maulvi Ilyas Chinioti, four prominent members of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community were arrested under PPC295-B when the Session Judge cancelled
their bail-before-arrest. The accused include Mirza Masroor Ahmad, acting Head of Ahmadiyya
Muslim Community in Pakistan, Col. (retd) Ayaz Mahmood, General President of Rabwah branch,
Mohammad Akbar and a school teacher by the name of Mohammad Hussain. They had already
arranged their bail from the High Court, but the Session Judge cancelled that bail and issued arrest
warrants instead. This news spread like a wild fire in the city, but the Ahmadiyya leadership refused
to comment on this development. Generally, the public thinks that this is a case without any
foundation and a conspiracy to spread sectarian hatred.
Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib who had been charged with blasphemy was duly
imprisoned on 30th April but was released on 10th May 1999.
On 22nd April, 2003 at 11:40pm London Time , Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahibs election as
Khalifatul Masih V (Fifth Successor to the Promised Messiah) was announced by Mr Ataul
Mujeeb Rashed, Secretary Majlis Shura, as follows:
It is announced for the information of all members of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
that following the Maghrib (dusk) and Isha (night) prayers, the Majlis Intikhab Khilafat (the Electoral
College) established by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II, Musleh Maud (the Promised Reformer)
convened at the Fazl Mosque London today, Tuesday 22 nd April 2003, under the chairmanship of
Respected Chaudhry Hameed Ullah Sahib. Pursuant to the rules and regulations, each member
took an oath of allegiance to Khilafat-i-Ahmadiyya. After this, they elected the most respected
Sahibzada Mirza Masroor Ahmad as Khalifatul Masih V. The members of the Majlis
Intikhab Khilafat immediately had the honour of taking the pledge of initiation at the blessed hand of
Hadhrat Amirul Mominneen Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah assist him with His Mighty help and Allah
grant him a long life, and have also had the honour of meeting Hadhrat Amirul Momineen.
Alhamdolillah (All praise belongs to Allah). May Allah the Exalted in approval make this election
most blessed. Amin. Our Merciful and Gracious God! O our Noble and Loving Lord, we are grateful
to You that You have bestowed us with Your Grace and the Second Manifestation and have once
again changed our state of fear to that of peace. O our Possessor of Power and Authority and Self-
Subsisting and All-Sustaining God, we bear witness that once again Your Messiah and Mahdis
prophecy as stated in the journal Al-Wasiyyathas materialised with full glory and magnificence.'
All Praise belongs to Allah
Ataul Mujeeb Rashed
Secretary Majlis Shura
11.40 p.m. 22nd April 2003