He was born on October 10, 1910 at Shujabad, District Multan, Pakistan), graduated with Honors in Arabic from the University of Punjab in 1931, and completed his religious studies and training as Missionary in 1933 at the Ahmadiyya Seminary, Qadian, India. Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad was a pioneering missionary to East Africa, as well as South Africa. In 1934, he landed in Mombasa, Kenya (it was British-Kenya at the time)(See Fisher). He seems to have never even traveled to the West Coast of Africa. He served as the missionary in-charge until 1962, he was recalled to Rabwah, which was not Qadian.
Per Ahmadiyya sources he is born.
Per Ahmadiyya sources he graduated from the University of the Punjab, he majored in Arabic.
In 2 short years, he is graduated as an Ahmadi mullah.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1934 to 1962
He served as Missionary-in-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim missions in East Africa, and established Ahmadiyya Muslim outreach centers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. During this period, Ahmadiyya mosques were constructed in several East African cities. He translated several Islamic religious books in Swahili; his most memorable achievement being the translation of the Holy Quran and commentary in that language.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1962 to 1979
He served in various administrative capacities at the Ahmadiyya Jamaat’s International Headquarters at Rabwah, Pakistan. His assignments included the offices of Nazir Islaho-Irshad, Secretary of Fazal-e-Umar Foundation and Secretary Hadiqatul Mubasherin.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1979 to 1983
He served as Amir and the Missionary-in-Charge of the United Kingdom Ahmadiyya Jamaat where he established eleven new Ahmadiyya Muslim Missions in various counties.
In November of 1983, he came to Washington, D.C. , as the Amir and Missionary-in- Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the United States and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1991.
He retires from his employment as an Ahmadi cleric. He helped build several new Mosques, Ahmadiyya Centers and other properties were added to the branches of Ahmadiyya Muslim communities in various cities.
He translated Riyadh-as-Salihin (a book of Ahadith) and The Words of Wisdom And Purification in Swahili.
Links and Related Essays
Stefan Reichmuth. “Education and the Growth of Religious Associations among Yoruba Muslims: The Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria”, Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. 26, Fasc. 4 (Nov., 1996). p 8.
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