In June of 1948, the Ahmadiyya Movement was given the opportunity to have a separate army regiment. It was called the Furqan Force and was formed in June of 1948. At the same time, the Ahmadiyya Khalifa was negotiating a steal of a deal for the rights to a piece of land now called Rabwah. In those days the Ahmadiyya Movement had lots of political power and was using it to spread its tentacles in the newly formed Pakistan. The unit fought for Pakistan against India in the First Kashmir War of 1948. The Battalion was placed at the disposal of the Commander in Chief of the Pakistan Army on 10th July 1948. Some of the Army Officers in this Ahmadi unit were Major Waqiuz-Zaman, Major Hamidullah and Capt. Nehmatullah Sharif. A year earlier, in 1947, the Ahmadiyya Movement presented a list of 199 Ahmadi officers who were serving in the British military. The British Government even opened a pilot training school at Qadian in the early 1940’s. In those days, if someone was an Ahmadi, their entry into the military was expedited, since Ahmadi’s were the most trusted group of Indian’s by the British. In fact, it is rumored that Zia ul Haq even did bait at the hand of the Khalifa in 1941. As early as 1941, there was an Ahmady only company which fought on the Burma front, Bashir Ahmad Orchard met them and eventually joined Ahmadiyya since he saw how favorable the British viewed them. In the same year (1948), an Ahmadi, Ghulam Nabi Gilkar was appointed as President for Azad Kashmir by the Khalifa himself, and via the order of the British government. Even in Africa, in the Gambia, the first head of state was an Ahmadi.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Bashir Ahmad Rafiq tells us
“””In 1948 when I was a Matriculation student in Chiniot, the Headmaster once directed all students in the 9th and the 10th classes to assemble in the hall. He said that Hadhrat Syed Wali ul Allah Shah, a high-ranking office bearer of the Jamaat, would address us. His address was indeed full of fervor and enthusiasm. He explained in detail the importance of Jihad and said that at the request of the Pakistan Government the Jamaat Ahmadiyya had established a voluntary Battalion to serve at the Kashmir Front. He said that Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad had been appointed as the Commander. Further, he said that it was Hadhrat Khalifa tul Masih II’s wish that some students from the High School should volunteer and join the force.”””
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Who is Bashir Ahmad Rafiq?
He is a famous Ahmadi imam. He worked out of the UK mostly and is famous in Ahmadiyya history. He wrote many books and even left behind a blog and website. When he was 14 years old, he volunteered and fought with the Furqan Force in Kashmir. He writes about getting training in grenades and rifles. He says that he heard speeches everyday about Jihad and its importance.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Bashir Ahmad Rafiq did 3 months in the trenches of Kashmir
He describes his story as grueling experience wherein he lived in a full war zone. Due to the absence of cleanliness and sanitation, boils and pimples appeared all over his body, he was relieved of his duties and was sent for medical review. 3 months later, he was discharged from the Furqan Force, he then resumed his schooling.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________The Khalifa appoints his son, Mirza Mubarak Ahmad as in-charge of this Ahmadi platoon
Under the command of Mirza Mubarak Ahmad, a platoon of 45 Ahmadi’s, eventually moved to MirajKay to fight on the Jammu front. A newspaper, the “Lahore” seems to have requested the Khalifa, it needs to be further investigated. An organizing committee under Mirza Nasir Ahmad, he then recruited Ahmadis to join. By June of 1948, the Furqan Force was ready for training. A retired British-India-era Ahmadi colonel, Sardar Muhammad Hayat Qaisarani took charge of the batallion and was stationed at Sarai Alamgir near Jhelum. Mirza Mubarak Ahmad was the commander. The Furqan Forced camped near Zubair and the commanding officer was called “Alam Kabob”, (a name revealed to MGA for the future Musleh Maud). Other Ahmadi’s officers from the old British India were Major Waqi-uz-Zaman, Major Hameed Ahmad Kaleem, Major Abdul Hamid, Major Abdullah Mahar and Captain Naimatullah Sharif. (See “Ahmadiyya, British-Jewish Connections”, pages 290-292).
_____________________________________________________________________________________________9 Ahmadi’s were killed during the Kashmir War
See the Weekly, “Lahore”, Lahore 31 March, 1975, also Tarikh-i-Ahmadyat, vol. 6, P. 267
_____________________________________________________________________________________________While the war was going on, the Khalifa was making moves behind the scenes
The Khalifa seems to have been giving orders from Lahore, since he hadn’t moved to Rabwah yet.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________The Khalifa authorizes Violent Jihad
_____________________________________________________________________________________________MGA abrogated Jihad, but his sons re-authorized it
Ahmadi’s aren’t made to follow MGA, they follow their current Khalifa. This is yet another point of contention. After 1900, MGA abrogated Jihad (see Nuzhat Haneef), and Jihad of any kind of sword or martial Jihad, it was all banned, the only thing that remained was spiritual Jihad. After this era, 1900-1902, MGA and his team never clarified this position.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________A quote from Arbaeen, wherein MGA abrogates jihad in 1900
[Marginal note:] Allaah Almighty has gradually decreased jihaad, that is, the severity of wars/fighting. In the time of Hadrat Moosaa [Moses] the severity was so much that even accepting faith could not save [one] from being killed and even infant children were murdered/killed. Then in the time of our Prophet, the blessings of Allaah and peace be on him, the killing of children and the old and women was forbidden and then for certain nations, their being saved from punishment was accepted merely by the payment of ‘jizyah’ [a tax levied on non-Muslims for exemption from military duty] in lieu of faith. And then in the time of Maseeh Mau
ood the command for jihaad was entirely abolished.
[RK, v. 17, p. 443; marginal note; Arbaeen Number 4]
______________________________________________________________________________________________The famous Ahmadi Generals
The first ever Ahmadi General was General Nazir Ahmad (1947), he was mentioned in the famous list of 199 Ahmadi officers that was presented to the boundary commission in 1947. Colonel Mirza Daud Ahmad was also mentioned in the list, he is a grandson of MGA. After him came General Abdul Ali Malik and General Akhtar Hussain Malik (these 2 are brothers), Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry, Major General Iftikhar Janjua, Major General Ijaz Amjad, Brigadier General Ijaz Ahmad Khan, Brigadier General Waqiuz Zaman, the Lahori-Ahmadi Major General Abdul Saeed Khan, and we are still adding to the list. There were also those were super trusted by the colonist back in 1947, they were Major Malik Habib-ullah (who died at the age of a 100) (from Dhulmial), Captain Nizam ud Din (he was the father of Brigadier General Mohammad Iqbal Khan) and Captain Umar Hayat (father of Commander Yousaf), Major-General Nasir Ahmad Chaudhry is another. In terms of Medical Doctors, Dr. Major Shah Nawaz, Commander Dr. Abdul Latif (ww-2 era) were some of the first. During Zia’s era, Lt-Gen Mahmood-ul-Hassan and his protege Major General Dr. Mahmood ul Hassan Noori who was probably the last Qadiani to make it to the rank of General.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Famous Ahmadi officer’s who almost made General
Major Syed Maqbool Ahmad was a colleague of Zia and one of the founders of ISI.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Nasir Ahmad Faruqi (a Lahori-Ahmadi)
He was the principal secretary for Ayub Khan from 1959 to 1969 as well as Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan for the 1965 election, which was totally rigged. The elections in Pakistan were under his control in 1970 also.
______________________________________________________________________________________________Links and Related Essays
Did General Muhammad Zia ul Haq join Ahmadiyya in the 1940’s?
Per Ahmadiyya sources, in July of 1947, there were 199 Ahmadi officers serving in the British-military
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The Furqan Battallion: The historical role of Ahmadiyya community as Pakistan army’s Jihadist proxy in Kashmir
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