Abdul Mannan Omar the youngest son of Maulvi Noorudin, his maternal grandfather was Sufi Ahmad Jan of Ludhiana, he passed away at midnight on 28 July 2006, Innalillah wa inna aleyhei raji’oon. He was born on 19 April 1910. He was very highly educated and authored a dictionary and concordance to The Holy Quran as well as many volumes of commentaries on books of Ahadith. He was excommunicated from the Ahmadiyya Nizam – E – Jamaat in the late 1950s for conspiring to depose the Khilafat. The second Khalifa discussed this in detail in his famous speech Khilafat – E – Haqqa Islamiyya.
Thereafter he attended the Sunni mosque in Delaware – America where he was staying with his daughter at the time of his demise (and where his son Hibbatul Mannan lives) and where his funeral was held on 4 August 2006 before the burial which took place in Pakistan. The funeral service (obviously) did not mention the name of his revered father or of Ahmadiyyat. It is said that in his last hours his house echoed with the recording of the recitation of The Holy Quran and that he passed away during the recital of the final verse of Surah Ya Sin. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and raise his spiritual status worthy to that of his father.
He seems to have been mentioned in the Al-Fazl of August 22nd, 1956 in a strange way. Azizah Begum was the wife of a Qadiani missionary, name Muhammad Siddiq, who was sent to Sierra Leone in the 1940’s. Azizah was the daughter of late Mehboob Ali of Malerkotla (he seems to have been murdered by Sikhs in September of 1947). Munawwar Shah son of Fazal shah who was employed at the guns shop of Mirza Sharif Ahmad in the year 1950-51. He reported this story to Azizah Begum.
On December 27th, 1956 after his forced eviction from Rabwah on orders of the Khalifa, marhoom Abdul Manan Omar sahib (son Maulana Noor ud Din sahib) was employed as editor of Encyclopedia of Islam (Urdu), published by Punjab University, Lahore. In this capacity he worked there 18 years.
Abdul Mannan was ex-communicated by the Khalifa
When Mian Mannan Omar Sahib was in the USA to deliver a seminar at Havard University, in his absence an unfortunate incident happened when his wife Amatur Rahman Sahiba was alone with three young kids. In the night a man named Mohamnmad Ali Cycle Wala jumped the wall of Mian Mannan Umar Sahib’s house and started dancing bare naked. He was certainly sent by the Goondas of Ammore-Aama upon the instructions by their So-Called Mausleh Maud the Head Goonda of Rabwah. Mian Mannan Omar Sahib narrated this incident to many Ahmadies including myself.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________After he was ex-communicated
Once Mian Mannan Omar Sahib visited Rabwah after the expulsion from Jamaat to attend the Funeral of Mirza Shareef Ahmed. The Goondas of Ammore-Aami were instructed by Mirza Mahmud Ahmed to beat and ultimately kill Mian Mannan Omar Sahib when get chance. Mian Mannan Umar Sahib after after attending Janaza Prayer went to see his NIECE Amatul Rashid daughter of Mirza Mahmud Ahmed. These gundas of Ammore-Aama were chasing him. They thought that Mian Mannan Was going to spend a night in the house of Amatul Rashid but Mian Sahib left Rawah in the night which the goondas did not know. In the middle of the night thinking that Mian Mannan Omar was in the house of Amatul Rashid. These goondas jumped the wall of the house of Amatul Rashid and found a person they thought was Mian Mannan Omar. They started beating him with Hockies and Bats. The man kept on saying that he was not Mannan Omar but they continued beating that person. Amatul Rasheed came to rescue and appealed that she is the daughter of Musleh Maud and this man you are beating in not my uncle Mian Mannan Omar but some one else. This is how that innocent person who was staying in the house of Amatul Rasheed was spared. These Goondas even attacked the houses of the Mirza Khandaan. Amtul Rashid is still alive and lives in USA. She can be contacted and let her deny on Oath that this incident never happened.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ In 1964-65, he helped the Lahori-Ahmadi’s write vs. MGA
Interestingly in Urdu section of said book in introduction Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui sahib’s “Truth Triumphs” he 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.”””
_______________________________________________________________________________________________He represented the Lahori-Ahmadis to the NA of 1974
Oddly enough, it seems that after leaving the Qadiani branch of Ahmadis, he joined the Lahori-branch. This is ironic. He was only 4 years old when the split occurred, however, he grew up in the household Mirza Basheeruddin Mahmud Ahmad, who was the Khalifa at the time, Mahmud Ahmad had married a daughter of Nooruddin in 1914, just a few weeks after becoming Khalifa (see Walter). Nonetheless, he believed in Prophets after MGA, as a member of the Qadiani-branch, as soon as he switched sides, he seems to have changed his belief.
He is seen in this photograph standing beside the grave of the first American Muslim, Alexander Russell Webb.
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