“””The khitām of a group of people, the khātim of them, or the khātam of them, is the last of them, according to al-Lihyani. And Muhammad is khātim of the prophets. At-Tahdhib (of al-Azhari): Khātim and khātam are among the names of the Prophet. And in the Qur’an: “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and khātim of the prophets,” that is, the last of them. And: It was also recited as khātam. And the saying of al-‘Ajjaj, “Blessed to the prophets is this khātim,” is based on the well-known recitation, with a kasrah (khātim). And also among his names is al-‘āqib, and its meaning is “last of the prophets.” Ibn Manẓūr (1883) [Written 1290]. لسان العرب / Lisān al-‘Arab (in Arabic). 15. Būlāq, Miṣr [Bulaq, Egypt]: al-Maṭba‘ah al-Mīrīyah. p. 55. وخِتامُ القَوْم وخاتِمُهُم وخاتَمُهُم آخرُهم عن اللحياني ومحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم خاتِم الأنبياء عليه وعليهم الصلاة والسلام التهذيب والخاتِم والخاتَم من أسماء النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وفي التنزيل العزيز ما كان محمد أبا أحد من رجالكم ولكن رسول الله وخاتِمَ النبيين أي آخرهم قال وقد قرئ وخاتَمَ وقول العجاج مُبارَكٍ للأنبياء خاتِمِ إنما حمله على القراءة المشهورة فكسر ومن أسمائه العاقب أيضا ومعناه آخر الأنبيا
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Rough english translation
On authority of rasool Bibi, that a Lady came while she was wearing gold ornaments and sat on the bed on which Mirza and his wife was sitting. The Other “young-ladies” started laughing and said that if they had Gold rings and ornaments, they could have also sit on his bed . The wife of Mirza related that the Girls had such a conversation. MGA (on getting knowledge of this scenario) laughed and called those ladies to sit on his bed.
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His preaching was very unsuccessful, his son even admitted as much, both in Scotland and Guyana. He seems to have been specifically used as the token English-Ahmadi and was marketed as such. He also claimed to be a recipient of divine revelations and true dreams.
He fought in WW-2 in France, was evacuated from Dunkirk, and was commissioned as an officer for British-India as he fought on the Burma front. By age 24, he was a drunkard, heavy gambler and heavy smoker. He most likely indulged in prostitutes like most British officers as well. In 1945 through Sergeant Abdul Rehman Sahib Dehlvi he was introduced to Ahmadiyya.
Orchard tells us that he visited Qadian during the final stages of the official Burma campaign. By April, the Japanese had been totally beaten in Burma, a few months later, atom bombs were dropped. During his trip to Qadian, he met the Khalifa and saw Qadian in full detail. He then returned to his unit and defeated the Japanese and returned to England on April 21st, 1946.
While in England, he visits the famous Ahmadiyya Fazl Mosque, and meets Jalal ud Din Shams and inquires what it would take to become an Ahmadi murrabi. He is then accepted by the Khalifa and prepares to spend the rest of his life as an Ahmadi missionary.
May 1st, 1947
Orchard arrives in Qadian and is greeted by the Khalifa and given a warm reception. He was given an ahmadi woman and was married.
This event has been described by Maulana Shams:
After his release from the army, when he arrived in England, he stayed for two days only at Bristol with his relatives and so, on the third day, he was at the mosque in London. During his conversation with me he expressed his willingness to live at the mosque and become a Muslim missionary. I explained to him the responsibilities of a missionary and the required qualifications for missionary work. Eventually I promised him to see to his case sympathetically for missionary work and would write to him this matter. He was a little bit upset from my reluctance in accepting his offer readily. After a few days he, however, dedicated his life for the service of Islam unconditionally like other waqifeen. I sent his application to Hazrat Amir-ul-Momineen, with my opinion that he might be a useful missionary. I asked him to come and stay with us and to begin the study of Islam. Hazrat Amir-ul-Momineen graciously accepted his Waqf and Mr. Orchard began to work with other missionaries.
Review Of Religions, June 1947
1966–1983 He returned to Glasgow, Scotland. Even though he was a paid-employee of the Mirza family, he was allowed to sell stamps and thus make money for his own welfare as well as other random expenses. His wife and kids lived in the mission house in Glasgow. Thus, Ahmadiyya INC saved money.
1983, he leaves Scotland for England
He moved to South England and continued working as a missionary, first in Oxford and later to London.
He is on the editorial board of the Review of Religions, see the May 1984 edition. He remained as its editor until at least December of 1990. He doesn’t seem to be very good at giving speeches or leading prayers, the Ahmadiyya jamaat thus uses Orchard in an area wherein he might be of service, editing the english language. Most of his writings are general in nature, he doesn’t have the capacity or knowledge to write about in-depth islamic topics. Its unclear if he edited the Moslem Sunrise, it doesn’t seem so, however, he did have some of his essays published in it.
He performs Hajj. A collection of his writings are transferred
He accompanied MGA to Hoshiarpur. MGA occupied the upper story of the Taweila and entrusted different duties to his three companions. M. Abdullah Sanauri was to prepare food for MGA and serve it. Sh. Hamid Ali had to do the house work and also attend to visitors. Fateh Khan was required to do the shopping.
He accompanied MGA as they visited Dera Baba Nanak (see Dard).
He is not mentioned in the famous list of 313 Ahmadi’s, he seems to have quit Ahmadiyya in this era. He seems to have traveled to Africa with his brother, Zain ul Abideen. He seems to have returned to Qadian in 1898.
He accompanies MGA on his journey’s to Delhi, Amritsar and etc.
He is mentioned by name in Haqiqatul Wahy 7 times.
MGA writes a letter, see Maktubat e Ahmad vol-4 page No. 234, letter #90
My dear brother Dr. Khalifa Rashiduddin,
Assalamo alaikum wrwb
Currently at home, the Mother of Mahmoud (NJ) desires (in her heart) that Mahmoud’s Nikah may be held now and the girl be sent to Qadian for few days stay with us. Then she may return home and be sent back after she gets adult. In this way bilateral relationship, love and affection would further increase. As far I considered the issue, I do not see anything wrong with this proposal as this would give both parties the happiness of relieving of obligation of Nikah.
Many elites in Delhi marry their children before they reach the adult age and then celebrate their traditions after the children get adult. Therefore, if agreed, we may be inform of a date when Mahmoud to reach to you for nikah and we may arrange cloths and jewelry for the girl.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
He wrote an article on 24 May 1908, two days before the death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, which was published in the Ahmadiyya newspaper Badr shortly after Hazrat Mirza’s death in its issue dated 11 June 1908 on the front page and page 2. Go here to view scanned images of the entire article from Badr.
Maulvi Noorudin, in his capacity as Khalifa made Dr. Rasheed ud Din as the head manager of the new Nur Hospital in Qadian.
He was an attending Doctor to the Khalifa in this time frame (See Truth About the Split, 1922, online english edition). It so happened that looking in the issues of the Urdu edition of the Review of Religions, I found that every issue contains at the end accounts of the income and expenditure of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya for the previous month. Looking at some issues prior to the Split, I noticed that the accounts are signed off by the muhasib (accountant or auditor) whose name is given as Khalifa Rashid-udDin. This gentleman was father-in-law of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, and after the Split he was in the Qadiani Jamaat. So here we find a prominent Qadiani keeping an eye on the accounts of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya even long before the Split!
The April 1914 issue does not present the accounts for March 1914, but the May 1914 issue (under control of the Qadiani Jamaat) presents accounts for both March 1914 and April 1914. I have extracted pages 193-194 and 195-196 of that issue showing these accounts for March and April. See this link.
The monthly accounts carry several headings such as education, the poor, school, propagation of Islam, etc. Under these headings there is a figure for the total of funds carried forward from the previous month (sabiqa baqaya), and then, after income and expenditure, the remaining total for the current month (baqaya).
In the end of March accounts I have marked in red all the baqaya entries, which areeight in all. In the end of April accounts I have marked in red all the eight sabiqa baqaya entries, i.e. the totals carried forward from end of March accounts to end of April accounts.
As far as I can see, each of these totals as it was at the end of March 1914, when Maulana Muhammad Ali was in Qadian, is exactly the same as the corresponding “carried forward” total at the end of April, by which time Maulana Muhammad Ali had left Qadian and these funds were in the hands of the Qadiani Jamaat!
This, if I am right, is absolute and positive proof, coming from a Qadiani Jamaat publication, that all the funds of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya remained with the Qadiani Jamaat after Maulana Muhammad Ali left Qadian, and he took nothing.
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Per Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifa Rasheed ud Din sided with the Qadiani’s, see “Truth About the Split”.
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It is said, from Lahori-Ahmadi’s that I know, that he eventually left the Qadiani Jamaat and moved to Lahore and re-started his medical practice. He did not turn against QK2, as his daughter was married to him, but became inactive in Qadiani Jamaat. He did not join Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.
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Intro This is the 3rd edition (1961) of a speech that was given by the son of the Khalifa, Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad. The first two editions are 1958 and 1959, it is unclear why there was a need for new editions so quickly, it seems like an editing job. Mirza Mubarak Ahmad was the secretary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Foreign Missions. This book was a speech that he gave at the 1957 Jalsa-Rabwah.
The copy and paste job “”””The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam mourns the death of one of its illustrious sons, Dr Munawwar Ahmad, who passed away in Rabwah, Pakistan on the 19th September, 1990, at the age of seventy-two. He was the grandson of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Holy Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement. He was also the third son of Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, second successor of the Promised messiah, and his spouse Umme Nasir.
Dr Munawwar Ahmad was born in Qadian, India, on the 1st of February, 1918. In 1940 he married Mahmooda Begum, daughter of Nawab Muhammad Ali. He studied medicine at the King Edward Medical College, Lahore and had the distinction of being the first doctor in the family of the Promised Messiah. After graduation he was medical demonstrator at Glansay Medical College, Amritsar, and from 1945-1947 he worked at the Nur Hospital, Qadian. Later, after the partition of the Indian sub-continent, he played a large part in building the Fazl-e-Omer Hospital in Rabwah, Pakistan, and was its chief medical officer from 1955-1983. Now the post is held by his son, Dr. Mubashar Ahmad.
Dr Munawwar Ahmad was particularly concerned for the medical care of the poor and he organised a system for providing them with free treatment and medicine at the hospital. He always prayed for his patients and considered that trusting in medicine alone was tantamount to the setting up of an equal with God. He was the personal physician to both the second and third successors of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad and Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad respectively. In 1955 He accompanied Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad to Europe where he went for treatment following a dastardly attack on his life when he received a deep and dangerous stab wound in the neck.
As I have mentioned he was a very prayerful person and was regular in attending congregational prayers in the mosque. He did not allow climatic and weather conditions to prevent him from going to the mosque. He would offer long prayers with full and earnest attention. He was also very loyal, respectful and obedient to the Khalifa of the time.
In addition to his medical duties which required much of his time and attention, he was also engaged in other activities of the Community. He was the Vice-President of the Central Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Association which attended to the spiritual and all round training of the male members of the Community between the ages of fifteen and forty. He held this office from 1950-1956. Later he became the Vice-President of the Central Ansarullah Association which attends to similar needs for male members over the age of forty. He also served on various other committees.
I first had the pleasure of meeting him in one of the narrow thoroughfares of Qadian during one of my early visits to that holy place either in 1945 or 1946. At that time I was unaware who he was nor do I remember what words may have passed between us. What I do remember, however, was the bright and smiling countenance with which he greeted me and which was always a permanent feature in his appearance. The last time I met him was at his home in Rabwah, Pakistan, when my wife and I paid him a surprise visit during our short ten day stay there in 1989. He welcomed us in a most gracious, cheerful and amiable manner. He was suffering from several ailments which he nobly concealed under cover of his pleasant and happy demeanour.
Dr Munawwar Ahmad has progeny of four sons and one daughter, Amatul Hayee, who is married to Dr Hamidullah Khan of Batley, Yorkshire, U.K. In addition he has been blessed with fourteen grand children. May God bless and elevate his soul in paradise. Amin. “”””
In 1961, he diagnosed his father and had attended to him once he was stabbed
In 1954, the Khalifa was stabbed, his son attended to him and later on told the world:
“””Nervous prostrations like the loss of memory, and emotional outbursts (like at the mention of holy names, places and events), are more or less prevalent. Some days the symptoms dwindle, but again they intensify : and so the trouble goes on. Because of remaining in prostrate position, there is tension followed by numbness in the leg muscles. All the possible efforts to make his holiness walk a litter, have failed all along…..”
Diagnosis by Mirza Munawar Ahmad (son of Mahmud Ahmad).
Seems like Nazi and Ahmadiyya idiology are so closely alligned that these two Nazi Gentlemen were attracted by the Ahmadiyya sect.
The Ahmadiyya sect gave them VIP treatment including pakistani wives in order to lock them into the sect and both were used as missionaries in the US and Germany in order to lure in further white converts. But despite their prominent status in the Ahmadiyya sect and efforts by teh Ahmadiyya leadership, few years into the Ahmadiyya sec, both left the sect and that’s why you don’t hear anything about them from Ahmadiyya sources.
Rashid Ahmad is the first Ahmadi to discuss Mr. Kunze and his abandoning of Ahmadiyya
It should be important to note, the Ahmadiyya jamaat has purposely suppressed the majority of the data on Mr. Kunze. Rashid Ahmad also asserts that he was the first missionary from American and sent to America, not Mr. Kunze.
Mr. Kunze was a NAZI The Argus Magazine, May 2nd, 1955 tells us: “””Once a Nazi tank captain with Rommel’s Africa Corps, Abdush Shakoor Kunze now leads a peaceful band of Muslims. He was captured in the desert campaign, and, af (cr repatriation, accepted Islam and trained as a missionary in Pakistan. He married a Muslim girl, and they have a three-year-old daughter, Muraraka (pictured above).”””
As soon as Mr. Kunze arrived in Rabwah, he was given an Ahmadi girl
These details are obscure, however, by the time he got to the USA in 1955, he already had a daughter. In aug of 1950, the nikkah was announced, as Kunze went on tour with the Khalifa. As soon as Kunze returned from tour, he was married to his young Pakistani girl, Rashid Ahmad was married next. While they were on tour with the Khalifa, Mr. Kunze seems to have almost died while he contracted malaria.
Kunze didn’t complete the Jamia program
Rashid Ahmad seems to tell on everyone, he tells us that none of the non-pakistani-ahmadi-imams in training passed Jamia, yet, they were allowed to be employees/murrabis nevertheless.
Mr. Kunze was made the imam of the Chicago mosque. Later, he was transferred to Milwaukee.
Kunze is mentioned in 2015, “A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 1: White American Muslims Before 1975” Book by Patrick D. Bowen
See pages 302-303, Rashid Ahmad is also mentioned.