Dr. Abdus Sattar Shah was a British government official employee, he worked as some type of doctor, he seems to have been a student of the famous Syed Abdul Latif. By 1907, he was living in Qadian and tending to Mirza Mubarak Ahmad. He was chosen to give his infant daughter in marriage for MGA’s dying son, Mirza Mubarak Ahmad. They were married per some weird desi custom wherein marrying off a dying kid might somehow save his life. He sided with the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s and remained loyal to the Mirza family after 1914. In the 1917-1921 era, he agreed to marry off the same daughter (who had already married Mirza Mubarak Ahmad) to the Khalifa. She was very young, barely 10-11 years old. She is the famous mother of Mirza Tahir Ahmad, she was affectionately called Umme-Tahir by her inner circle and outer circle of Ahmadi’s. Syeda Maryam was dead by 1944, her cause of death is unknown, she was roughly 37. A great-grand-daughter of Dr. Abdus Sattar Shah is Fauzia Faizi, she recently gave an interview wherein she exposed the level of incest and rape that existed in the household of Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad. Fauzia Faizi is the niece of Mirza Tahir Ahmad, her mom’s female cousin is married to Mirza Tahir Ahmad. Fauzia Faizi is also a second or third cousin of Mirza Masroor Ahmad’s wife (Subuhee or Amatul Sabooh).
The 7th wife of the Khalifa, Mehr Appa was a grand-daughter of Dr. Abdus Sattar Shah.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________The children of Dr. Syed Abdus Sattar Shah, he had 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls
1—Syed Wali-Ullah Shah, he married a woman was half turkish and half Syrian (the grandfather of Fauzia Faizi), Fauzia Faizi’s mother was Seema, his eldest daughter, he had 7 children in total.
2—Syeda Maryam (married to the 4th Khalifa, Mirza Tahir Ahmad)(died 1944)(Fauzia Faizi’s mom’s first cousin was Mirza Tahir Ahmad)
3—Hafiz Syed Mahmood Ullah
———————Grandson–Syed Dawood Muzaffer married the sister of Mirza Tahir Ahmad
4— Dr Syed Habibullah Shah Sahib
5—Syed Aziz Ahmad (father of Mehr Appa, who married the Khalifa in 1944)
The Khalifa, Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad see’s Maryam walking in Qadian, he soon asks to marry her (1917)
Maryam was barely 10 years old, the Khalifa saw her walking in Qadian and seems to have fell in love. He married her officially 4 years later in 1921 (see Fazl e Omar, page 215). We think she was 14 at the time that she was taken home by the Khalifa.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________She seems to be the same age as Amtul Hai
Syeda Maryam became the 3rd wife of the Khalifa. We are not sure if she was given a separate house or not. Amtul Hai must have been close by, we are also unclear on her living arrangements. Amtul Hai was roughly 17-18 in this era. In Fazl-e-Omar we are told that Syeda Maryam famously didn’t get along with both of her husbands wives. The Khalifa left British-India for the UK in 1924, while he was gone, both of his young wives seem to have written letters begging for help, they claimed that the Khalifa was raping their daughters and etc.
Amtul Hai dies mysteriously in 1924, after the Khalifa returns from London
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Syeda Maryam dies in 1944, Mirza Tahir Ahmad is 17 years old
The cause of death is not officially given. Nor are the details given. A few weeks after she died, the Khalifa married another woman, thus bringing his current wife count to 4. WIFE #7
Bushra Begum aka Mehar Appa, married on 24 July 1944, daughter of Syed Aziz Ahmad Shah
______________________________________________________________________________________________Random Stories from Ahmadiyya literature
MGA told Dr. Syed Abdus Sattar Shah about a revelation (roughly after 1902)
“”Dr. Sayyed ‘Abdus-Sattar Shah narrates that the Promised Messiahas said:
Very close to this Minaret, two angels appeared before me [in a vision]. They had with them two sweet loaves of bread. They gave those loaves to me, saying: One is for you and the other is for your followers.””1274 [Siratul-Mahdi, part 3, Riwayat no. 885, p. 263]
1274 note—Note by Hadrat Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Shamsra: This dream is published under About 1874, page 23, where one angel and a nan is mentioned; and word dervishes is used instead of followers. If it is the same dream, there may be some lapse in the memory of the narrator. Or it may be a different vision. [Allah knows best.]
(((See 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah, page 1063)))
Dr. Syed Abdus Sattar Shah gets beat up for the cause of Ahmadiyya, but converts someone in the process
In this book, compiled by Ahmadi’s, it is written how Dr. Shah argued with a Non-Ahmadi Muslim, until his head was busted open. The person who busted his head open feared that he was going to get arrested and given 20+ years in jail. That person then converted to Ahmadiyya and NO crime was ever reported. Its a fishy story.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________From (Ashab e Ahmad by Malik Salahuddin. Nazir-Taleem-o-Tarbiyat, Secretary-Bahishti-Maqbara-Anjuman-Ahmadiyyah-Qadian, Vol-1 page 60). Ashab e Ahmad is quoted herein quite a bit.
Mirza Mubarak, the son of MGAQ was born in 1899. He was suffering from a fatal disease since his birth. Dr. Khalifa Rashiduddin and Dr. Syed Abdul Sattar Shah were his physicians.
One day somebody watched a dream that Marriage ceremony of Mubarak Ahmad has taken place. The dream expert was consulted who told that the dream indicates of the death of Mubarak Ahmad. However Somebody advised that Mubarak may be married to a girl to avoid the death.
In those days Dr. Abdul Sattar Shah and his family were staying in Qadian. MGAQ asked Mrs. Abdul Sattar Shah to marry their 2 years old girl Maryam to Mubarak. Although Dr. Abdul Sattar Shah knew that Mubarak is suffering from a dangerous disease, yet he agreed to the proposal due to his affection with his Peer. However this superstitious move did not work and eventually Mubarak Ahmad died at the tender age of 9 years. This gave a blow to the superstitions of Mirza Qadiani .
A pic of Dr. Abdul Sattar Shah
The scan work from (Ashab e Ahmad Vol-1 page 60)
______________________________________________________________________________________________Seertul Mahdi, Quotation no. 910
“””Daughter of Doctor syed Abdul sattar shah sahb (zainub begum remain) with Mirza qadyani for three months and provided services of fan And Other services etc in midnight and was very happy over providing services to Mirza qadyani during nights. It is quoted by mirza qadyani that from Ishaaa till fajar she use to provide so much services that even he feel ashamed over it( services).”””””
Links and related Essays
Hadrat Doctor ‘Abdus Sattar Shah Sahib, Compiled by Ahmad Tahir Mirza, p. 63, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyyah, Pakistan
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