He was an Indian Ahmadi Muslim astronomer. Alladin received in 1963 a PhD at the University of Chicago. He was among the famous 100 Astronomers of the world and served as the educational advisor to former President APJ Abdul Kalam of India. He wrote many books, penned hundreds of articles and published more than 50 research papers. He then went as a professor at the Osmania University in Hyderabad, where he was Director of the Center of Advanced Study in Astronomy.  In 1998, he finally wrote about Ahmadiyya and picked the topic of the eclipses.  He was the president of Sadar Anjuman Ahmadiyya, the highest body of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat in India under the Khalifatul Masih V Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad for 4 years. He was referred as Ulul Albab by Mirza Masroor Ahmad which means one of those gifted with understanding.
His father?

His father was an Ahmadi named Seth Abdullah Allahdin (or spelled Alladin). Abdullah Alladin wrote “The Claims and Teachings of Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi” published as a second edition in 1917, from Secunderabad, India, which is central India. This proves that Ahmadiyya had spread to deep South Central India by 1917. The title of this book also lists how there is an Ahmadiyya Jamaat book depot in Ceylon (slave island), which is modern day Sri Lanka. His father devoted a large part of his wealth to the Mirza family (see page 53), he seems to have converted to Ahmadiyya in the 1910’s. In 1922, he wrote a translation of the Quran in english, a sort of translation with hadith, however, he only picked certain verses of the Quran.  His PDF version of the same book, republished in 1918 can be downloaded here. The Imam Of the Age by Seth Abdullah Allah Din (1918). In this book, he even quotes MGA’s letter of Takfir to Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan. A 1916 version of the same book can be found here: Claims and Teachings of Ahmad (1916).  

His father was mentioned in the ROR of 1919

“”””Among honorary workers, the name of Seith Abdullah Allah Din of Sikandrabad deserves special mention. He is filled with great zeal for the propagation of the truth taught by the Ahmadiyya Community and has spent thousands of rupees in publishing and distributing Ahmadiyya literature. He has only recently succeeded in winning over a learned Imam of Sikandrabad whom he now wishes to employ as an Ahmadi preacher and has asked him to prepare himself for that purpose. It is gratifying to learn that many a seeker after truth has benefited by the literature published by our brother and Ahmadi preachers are making the best use of his publications. They are mostly English and Gujrati translations of the writings of the Promised Messiah.”””

The ROR of Oct-Nov 1922 mentions how the son of Seth Allah Din is in the UK. 

Khan Bahadur Seth Ahmad Aladin of Hayderabad Deccan writes:

“Respected Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad Sahib has been specially kind and benevolent towards me. His practical life, broadmindedness and unwavering faith in Allah has always impressed me.” (Al-Hakam, Jubilee No., 1931).

In 1990, he wrote an essay about the life of MGA in the ROR.

He seems to have written another article in the ROR of 1998, wherein he argued that the double eclipses in ramadhan in 1894 for MGA was miraculous, since it was visible in Qadian, India.

His daughter, Dr. Nusrat Sharif, gives an interview on the Review of Religions website.

Links and Related Essays

The Advent of the Promised Messiah as Vindicated by the Signs of the Lunar and Solar Eclipses

Reaching for the Stars: Interview with Senior Scientist at Pfizer Dr. Nusrat Sharif

Click to access Odyssey-of-Sacrifice.pdf

Ali Rizvi mentions the lies of Qasim Rashid in his book, in terms of Takfir from Ahmadis to Muslims

100 Years Ago… – Ahmadiyya Mission News


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