He was born in 1853, and was the eldest surviving son, and legal successor, to the estate of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Despite the fact that the father disinherited him in the 1880s as a reprisal for non-cooperation in the father’s quest to marry Muhammadi Begum, the book The Punjab Chiefs show him as the inheritor of the Qadian estate.

Roughly 1850–MGA was an embarrassment

Roughly 1860—-Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was not allowed to raise his sons

The 1863-4 pension incident, Mirza Sultan Ahmad was roughly 10 years old

Roughly 1884, Mirza Sultan Ahmad was testing for the post of tahsildar
“””I remember that about three months ago my son wrote to me that he had appeared in the competitive examination for the post of tahsildar and he asked me to pray that he might be successful and emphasized his request with great humility and earnestness. Rather than being sympathetic, I reacted angrily upon reading the letter because of his great concern and anxiety about a worldly matter. Immediately after reading it, I destroyed the letter with great dislike and aversion, being reluctant to make a supplication in respect of a worldly affair to my Lord. As soon as I destroyed the letter, I received the revelation :

[Urdu] Will be successful.

This wonderful revelation was also communicated to several people and in fact he succeeded in the examination. [Allah be praised for this].

[Letter dated May 11, 1884, addressed to Navvab ‘Ali Muhammad Khan of Jhajjar and al-Hakam, vol. 3, no. 34 dated September 23, 1899, pp. 1, 2.] {{See also, 2009 online version of Tadhkirah, page 150-151}}

Dard tells us that Mirza Sultan Ahmad wrote articles in defense of Islam and had them published by a newspaper, the Mushur-e-Muhammadi
See Dard, page 57.  Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s essays were published in these editions, Manshur-eMuhammadi (Vol. 3, No. 23; Vol. 5, No. 1; Vol. 5, No. 4; Vol. 5, No. 13; Vol. 6, Nos. 2 &. 30).


Mirza Sultan Ahmad eventually married his cousin, the daughter of Imam ud Din, Dard doesn’t give the year.  The year is important since if it was before the Muhammadi Begum Saga or after, it makes a big difference

Dard’s comments, see page 704:

“””Sultan Ahmad’s first wife has died and his present wife is the daughter of Imam Din, and his sister is Sultan Ahmad’s aunt. It is this aunt of Sultan Ahmad,who is Imam Din’s sister, that stops our people in conspiracy with Imam Din. I have also heard her with my own ears. Imam Din’s sister has said within my own hearing; “These people are the enemies of my brothers, Imam Din and Nizam Din. I am allied to my brothers, I do not want them to take water from this well, stop them.” I have heard her say so many times. Sultan Ahmad is against me. One reason for this is that he was adopted as a son by Mirza Ghulam Qadir and thus made a sharer of half of my property. It is therefore to his interest that he keeps with his aunt. The Ishtihar which the
defendant exhibits, dated May 2nd, 1891, is mine.”””

Mirza Sultan Ahmad was the family representative to the British Govt.  

In 1904, Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s only sibling, Mirza Fazl Ahmad, died

Mirza Sultan Ahmad had 2 sons
One was Mirza Aziz Ahmad and the other was Mirza Rashid Ahmad.  Mirza Rashid Ahmad was married to Amtul Salam Sahiba, They had a daughter that was eventually married Mirza Tahir Ahmad.  Her name was Asifa Begum (m. 1957–1992), they were married on the 5th of December, before Mirza Tahir Ahmad left for the UK, she was married to Mirza Tahir Ahmad for 35 years.  They had 4 daughters, Shaukat Jehan, Faiza, Yasmin Rehman Mona, Atiatul Mujib Tooba and one daughter who died in infancy.  Asifa Begum died of pancreatic cancer on April 3rd,1992.  

Mirza Tahir Ahmad and Asifa Begum’s daughters
Sahibzadi Shaukat Jehan Begum (wife of Sahibzada Mirza Safeer Ahmad Sahib)
Sahibzadi Faiza Luqman (wife of Sahibzada Mirza Luqman Ahmad Sahib)
Sahibzadi Yasmin Rehman Mona (wife of Karim Khan Sahib)
Sahibzadi Atttiyal Habib Tooba (wife of Sultan Malik Sahib)

1906, Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s son joins Ahmadiyya, and MGA calls his grandmother a prostitute

It is interesting to note the Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s son, Aziz Ahmad, seems to have become ahmadi in Feb 1906.   As per Ahmadiyya records…then they quickly fabricated up a dream of MGA to this effect:

“””The said dream has been published with a symbolic interpretation. He said clearly that he had seen ‘Aziz Ahmad son of Mirza Sultan Ahmad. (al-Hakam, March 10, 1906 page 1)”””

Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s son, Mirza Aziz Ahmad

His career
Mirza Sultan had a very successful career as a senior government administrator, rising to be Deputy Commissioner during the British Raj. The record of how he managed riots in the Punjab in the absence of the British administrator is quite flattering.  In 1916, he is recorded as being Additional District Magistrate in Lahore (Paigham Sulh, 23 January, 1916, a Lahori periodical).

In addition to his career, he was also considered a distinguished literary figure in Lahore and is mentioned in several journals of the area.

He tried his best to stay at a distance from the religion founded by his father, and was never a member of his organisation, which was headed by his younger brother, Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, during the 1920s.

In the 1916 article mentioned above, he categorically and eloquently wrote:

“All the prophets gave good news of the coming of our Prophet, and our Prophet gave the good news of hundreds among his own followers who arose in Islam as abdal, aqtab, auliya [saints] and mujaddids [reformers]. … Prophethood was ended and spiritual benefits were made general in another form.”

At his deathbed 1931, when he was not in full control of his faculties, his wife was manipulated by the leadership of the Qadiani Ahmadiyya into signing an affidavit that Mirza Sultan Ahmad had been initiated into the Qadiani organisation on his deathbed.  It would be highly unbecoming of an established well-grounded person like him to have had a deathbed conversion.


Also see here: http://ahmediorg.yuku.com/topic/3613/Did-Mirza-Sultan-Ahmad-join-Ahmadiyyat#.WHlMe1MrIdU

See here: http://wiki.qern.org/mirza-ghulam-ahmad/biography/family-and-progeny/mirza-sultan-ahmad