Intro
He was the father of Bashir Ahmad Misri, the Ahmadi who accused Basherruddin Mahmud Ahmad of sexual crimes and etc. Sheikh Abdur Rehman Misri, was a very devoted companion of Hazrat Masih Maud AS. He was converted to Islam from hinduism, specifically from the Aryas. Mirza Masroor Ahmad mentioned a brief account of the life of Shaikh Abdur Rehman Misri here. He was a very learned scholar of Ahmadiyya, a most trusted follower of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, the Khalifa Sani. He was the Head Master of Talim-ul-Islam High School in Qadian. Mirza Mahmud Ahmed used to appoint him qaim maqaam Amir-e-Maqami when he was away from Qadian. He accompanied the 2nd Khalifa in his travel to Europe in 1924.

In 2021, the al-Hakam online published an article and mentioned Sheikh Abdur Rehman Misri as a conspiracist.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________During the Khilafat of Maulana Noor Ud Din (1908–1914)

Shaikh Abdul Rehman Misri sahib went to Egypt (MISR) to attend AL-AZHAR UNIVERSITY. This is how Shaikh Abdul Rehman Misri sahib came be known as MISRI. When he returned from Egypt, Maulana Noor Ud Din sahib had already passed away and Movement was split in two groups.
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He sided with the Mirza family and remained in Qadian.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1916

He was sent by the Khalifa as a delegation to speak to Maulvi Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi about his decision to join the Lahori-Ahmadi’s.
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1917

He is working as the Principal of the Highschool at Qadian (Madrassa). Jalal ud Din Shams is one of this students.
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He travelled with the Khalifa to Lahore and further, the Khalifa was sick and was seeking treatment, the Khalifa was only 28-29 years old.
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1923

Shaikh Abdur Rahman Misri narrated traditions about MGA:

(Seeratul Mahdi Volume 1 page 196)
(183) Stated to me by Shaikh Abdurehman Misri that the day he had reached Qadian for the first time, Shaikh Rehmatullah Lahori had also arrived from Lahore on that day along with a Christian young man. Both of us were presented before Hazrat Sahib (MGAQ). Hazrat Sahib accepted my Baiyat but refused to accept the BAYIAT of that christian boy despite the fact he was recommended by Shaikh Rehamatullah who was a Big Shot in the jamaat and a blue eyed of Hazrat saib.

The Christian boy wrote to Hazrat Sahib for BAIYAT again but he refused and said we will do it on some other day. Then he wrote third time to hazrat sahib requesting him to fix a date for his Baiyat but Hazart sb refused it again. Hazrat sahib said your Baiyat will be accepted on Thursday and it was Monday on that day. The reply from Hazrat Sahib disappointed him and that man turned back to become Christian again. Subsequently, someone said Hazrat Sahib that young man became christian again, he said well i was expecting this from him that is why I had delayed it.

Scans

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1924

He accompanied the 2nd Khalifa in his travel to Europe in 1924.


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1929

He gave a speech at the 1929 Jalsa at Qadian.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Summer of 1937

His son, Hafiz Bashir Ahmad Misri tells him that the Khalifa is immoral and is running an underground pedophilia ring in Qadian. Sheikh Abdur Rahman Misri sahib accused Mirza Mahmood Ahmad sahib for sexually assaulting his young son, Hafiz Bashir Ahmad Misri, and requested him to either set up a Commission of Inquiry, or face a challenge of Mubahalah to clear his name.

August 1937
Fukhr ud Din Multani, Bashir Ahmad Misri and one other Ex-Ahmadi are attacked in broad daylight in Qadian. Multani ended up dying a few days later in the hospital. The witnesses refused to testify against the Ahmadi’s. Nevertheless, the Ahmadi was convicted of murder and thus executed by the British Government.

September 1937
Shaikh Abdur Rahman Misri asks for government-police and Muslim (the Ahrar’s) protection from the Mirza family while still living in Qadian. They seem to have moved to Lahore in late 1937. His father was hired as an Imam for the Lahori-Ahmadi’s.

Shaikh Abdur Rahman Misri wrote three letters to the Khalifa on 10, 14 and 23 June 1937. In the first letter, he maligned the character of the Khalifa. In the second and third, he demanded that the Khalifa resign from Khilafat on the ground that his character was not such, that he could be called Khalifatul Masih. The Khalifa published his response in the Al Fazl of 26 June 1937.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1938

After leaving Qadian, the Lahori-Ahmadis hired him as a Mullah and etc, he began reminding Qadiani-Ahmadis of his stature with MGA and his marriage, which MGA had arranged.

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1946

Per Lahori-Ahmadi sources, he was a teacher in the Lahori-Jamia-College. This was the Lahori-Ahmadi prepatory school for new imam’s.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1964

His son, Hafiz Bashir Ahmad Misri becomes the Imam of the Lahori-managed mosque of the Woking.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1965

He also helped Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqi write the famous Truth Triumphs book (1965), which exposed the Qadianis.

Interestingly in Urdu section of said book in introduction Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui sahib writes on page 5:

“””Here I want to thank Maulana Shaikh Abdur Rehman Misri sahib and Maulvi Abdul Mannan Omar sahib M.A. They read manuscript of this book and gave helpful advice, and made some corrections. May Allah SWT reward them.”””

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1968

His son, Hafiz Bashir Ahmad Misri snatches the Woking Mosque by force with the help of Sunni-Muslims and places it into the control of the local Muslim community, thus, destroying Lahori-Ahmadism all over the world.
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He dies as a Lahori-Ahmadi.

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2015

Taken from here: https://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2015-07-24.html#summary-tab

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, had previously received a revelation associated with Misri:

 

Do not kill Zainab.

– Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Al Badr 13 February 1908

The revelation has been explained as follows:

In early 1908 Mr Hafiz Ahmad sought marriage proposals for his two daughters Zainab and Kalsoom. There were a few proposals for Zainab and among those the Promised Messiahas [Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad] did not like a proposal from a Mr Misri, but as was his way he did not force the matter. It is during these days the Promised Messiah received the revelation: “Do not kill Zainab”. Mr Hafiz understood this revelation to mean that he should get his daughter married to Mr Misri assuming the revelation had overridden earlier advice of the Promised Messiah. He had his daughter married to Mr Misri. The revelation is dated 9 February whereas his daughter’s marriage took place on 17 February. The date of the marriage was chronicled as it took place with a couple of other marriages including that of Hazrat Nawab Mubaraka Begum. God had clearly forewarned about Zainab’s marriage, inferring that there would be trouble, but her father presumed it to mean the opposite. Proof exists that the Promised Messiah advised against this marriage because when Mr Misri later left the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community someone said the Promised Messiah had indeed advised against this marriage to him. The narrator said he did not like it when the marriage went ahead and submitted to the Promised Messiah that he was commissioned by God and God commands to listen to those commissioned by him but Mr Hafiz had not done so. The Promised Messiah replied that this was indeed so, but added that he did not interfere in such matters.

The second Caliph wrote that although he had no doubt about this tradition when it came before him but he thought of seeking a concrete proof. The very next day he received a letter in the post in which someone had written that when he was in Qadian he learned the holy Quran from Mr Hafiz Ahmad who once told him that the Promised Messiah had asked him to marry his daughter elsewhere but he misunderstood his revelation and thought his earlier advice was not correct and married his daughter to Mr Misri. He said Mr Misri was very harsh with his daughter and he felt it was a consequence of him not abiding by what the Promised Messiah had said. The second Caliph writes that he remembers Mr Misri beating up his father-in-law in the middle of town, following which [his predecessor] the first Caliph was very displeased with him and the second Caliph had pleaded with him to forgive Mr Misri.

Sheikh Abdul Rehman al-Misri is part of history of the community. He was an educated man who took the pledge of allegiance in the lifetime of the Promised Messiah. The Promised Messiah and Chaudhry Nasrullah Khan Sahib sponsored him to go to Egypt. It was owing to his trip to Egypt that he was given the title of ‘Misri’ (Misr being the Arabic name for Egypt). A time came that he highly opposed the second Caliph and said much against him and tried to create discord in the community. God protected the community against his ploys and some people were shown dreams exposing his ploys. He had so much respect and standing in the community that when he left someone wrote to the second Caliph from Africa that Mr Misri’s separation from the community was highly worrisome because if such important and significant people lost their faith what was to be said of the faith of ordinary people like the letter-writer. The second Caliph wrote back saying it was for God to decide who was important and significant and not for the letter-writer, adding that God had made Mr Misri lose his way which proved that the letter-writer was important and significant and not Mr Misri. After his disagreement and leaving the community, Mr Misri tried to show his importance by associating himself with the revelation but after the second Caliph exposed the reality behind it all, he complained why was his wife dragged into it all.

The second Caliph remarked at the tremendous prophecy ‘Do not kill Zainab’ and said Mr Misri himself drew attention to it at the latter stage. He said this was like Arabs cite a story about a man who took out a knife to slaughter a goat but then forgot about it. In their play his children push the knife in the dust on the ground. While he looked for the ‘lost’ knife the goat dragged its feet on the dust and exposed the knife. When someone causes their own ruination Arabs say he has exposed the knife like the goat did. Had he abided by what the Promised Messiah advised him his faith would not have been wasted. Believers should listen to those sent by God.

– Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Friday Sermon 24 July 2015 as summarised by alislam.org

 

Do not kill Zainab.

– Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Al Badr 13 February 1908

The revelation has been explained as follows:

In early 1908 Mr Hafiz Ahmad sought marriage proposals for his two daughters Zainab and Kalsoom. There were a few proposals for Zainab and among those the Promised Messiahas [Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad] did not like a proposal from a Mr Misri, but as was his way he did not force the matter. It is during these days the Promised Messiah received the revelation: “Do not kill Zainab”. Mr Hafiz understood this revelation to mean that he should get his daughter married to Mr Misri assuming the revelation had overridden earlier advice of the Promised Messiah. He had his daughter married to Mr Misri. The revelation is dated 9 February whereas his daughter’s marriage took place on 17 February. The date of the marriage was chronicled as it took place with a couple of other marriages including that of Hazrat Nawab Mubaraka Begum. God had clearly forewarned about Zainab’s marriage, inferring that there would be trouble, but her father presumed it to mean the opposite. Proof exists that the Promised Messiah advised against this marriage because when Mr Misri later left the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community someone said the Promised Messiah had indeed advised against this marriage to him. The narrator said he did not like it when the marriage went ahead and submitted to the Promised Messiah that he was commissioned by God and God commands to listen to those commissioned by him but Mr Hafiz had not done so. The Promised Messiah replied that this was indeed so, but added that he did not interfere in such matters.

The second Caliph wrote that although he had no doubt about this tradition when it came before him but he thought of seeking a concrete proof. The very next day he received a letter in the post in which someone had written that when he was in Qadian he learned the holy Quran from Mr Hafiz Ahmad who once told him that the Promised Messiah had asked him to marry his daughter elsewhere but he misunderstood his revelation and thought his earlier advice was not correct and married his daughter to Mr Misri. He said Mr Misri was very harsh with his daughter and he felt it was a consequence of him not abiding by what the Promised Messiah had said. The second Caliph writes that he remembers Mr Misri beating up his father-in-law in the middle of town, following which [his predecessor] the first Caliph was very displeased with him and the second Caliph had pleaded with him to forgive Mr Misri.

Sheikh Abdul Rehman al-Misri is part of history of the community. He was an educated man who took the pledge of allegiance in the lifetime of the Promised Messiah. The Promised Messiah and Chaudhry Nasrullah Khan Sahib sponsored him to go to Egypt. It was owing to his trip to Egypt that he was given the title of ‘Misri’ (Misr being the Arabic name for Egypt). A time came that he highly opposed the second Caliph and said much against him and tried to create discord in the community. God protected the community against his ploys and some people were shown dreams exposing his ploys. He had so much respect and standing in the community that when he left someone wrote to the second Caliph from Africa that Mr Misri’s separation from the community was highly worrisome because if such important and significant people lost their faith what was to be said of the faith of ordinary people like the letter-writer. The second Caliph wrote back saying it was for God to decide who was important and significant and not for the letter-writer, adding that God had made Mr Misri lose his way which proved that the letter-writer was important and significant and not Mr Misri. After his disagreement and leaving the community, Mr Misri tried to show his importance by associating himself with the revelation but after the second Caliph exposed the reality behind it all, he complained why was his wife dragged into it all.

The second Caliph remarked at the tremendous prophecy ‘Do not kill Zainab’ and said Mr Misri himself drew attention to it at the latter stage. He said this was like Arabs cite a story about a man who took out a knife to slaughter a goat but then forgot about it. In their play his children push the knife in the dust on the ground. While he looked for the ‘lost’ knife the goat dragged its feet on the dust and exposed the knife. When someone causes their own ruination Arabs say he has exposed the knife like the goat did. Had he abided by what the Promised Messiah advised him his faith would not have been wasted. Believers should listen to those sent by God.

– Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Friday Sermon 24 July 2015 as summarised by alislam.org

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Links and Related Essays

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Zahid Aziz vs. Bashir Ahmad Misri

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Mirza Masroor Ahmad mentioned Shaikh Abdur Rehman al-Misri on 24th July, 2015

Bashir Ahmad Misri’s Mubahila with Mirza Tahir Ahmad (1989)

Who is Bashir Ahmad Misri? (1914– )

Bashir Ahmad Misri and Ahmadiyya

The Ahmadiyya Annual Jalsa in Qadian of 1929

https://www.alhakam.org/conspiracies-against-the-jamaat-a-study-in-historical-patterns/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2021/12/19/al-hakam-publishes-as-article-on-conspiracies-against-ahmadiyya-i-e-responding-to-justicefornida/

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He wrote many books, they exist on the Lahori Website, see here:

Sheikh Abdur Rehman Misri: