Nasir Ahmad Faruqi was the son-in-law of the famous Lahori-Ahmadi, Maulvi Muhammad Ali. He was son of Dr. Basharat Ahmad, a medical officer in government service and a prominent scholar and writer of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement, who wrote the most comprehensive biography of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad entitled Mujaddid-i Azam. He was born in 1901 and died in 1991. He wrote the famous biography on the life of Maulvi Muhammad Ali entitled, “Mujahid-i-Kabir”, in english as “A Mighty Striving”. His brother (Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqi) wrote extensively vs. the Mirza family aka the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s. He worked closely with the British government, like many other Ahmadi’s. This was the era when many Ahmadi’s were chosen by the British government to carry out their wishes.

He is born.

He was educated at Govt. College Lahore he joined the elite Indian Civil Service in 1931 and served in the Bombay Presidency and Sindh. First as the Senior District Officer at Surat and Nasik, then as under-secretary Govt. of Bombay and Govt. of India, then as Collector of ThanaBombay and Karachi and finally as the Official Secretary to the Governor of Sind.


Mr Naseer Ahmad Faruqui published the following incident in full in Paigham Sulh in 1982.  In the Urdu life story, published 1962, Mr Faruqui had only summarised it, perhaps because Sir Francis Mudie was still alive.

“””In 1946 I was Deputy Commissioner of Karachi. The Governor of the Sindh was Sir Francis Mudie, one of the few British who, being fully aware of the machinations of the Hindus, was a great sympathiser of the Muslims and supporter of the Pakistan cause. As I had previously served as his secretary, he used to tell me his inner feelings, especially as he found me to agree with his views. Even after I became Deputy Commissioner of Karachi he used to have discussions with me in favour of the creation of Pakistan. His support of the Muslims being no secret, the Hindu press used to refer to his name sarcastically, from his initials F.M., as “Fateh Muhammad”, and send telegrams against him to the Viceroy Lord Wavell and the Secretary of State for India Lord Pethick-Lawrence. But Sir Francis Mudie, instead of being overawed or intimidated, was undeterred and used to fight these complaints.

A British cabinet mission came to India in 1946, headed by  Lord Pethick-Lawrence, to discuss the question of Indian independence, and on their way from London to New Delhi they stayed in Karachi for one night as guests of the Governor of the Sindh. The following morning it was my official duty, as District Magistrate, to be present at Karachi airport for their departure. After they left, the Governor beckoned me to accompany him in his car. As soon as the car moved off, he said to me: “Faruqui, they are not going to give us Pakistan”. This appeared to be the final, irrevocable decision of the British government. Naturally, I was filled with sadness and gloom, but due to the confidential nature of this news I could not mention it to anyone. Prayer to God was needed, but I myself was far from having closeness to the Almighty. Maulana Muhammad Ali was in Dalhousie at the time, and I knew full well how much his prayers were accepted by God. The matter being confidential, I wrote to him only these lines:

“The cabinet mission stayed the night in Karachi and proceeded to New Delhi: ‘What the eye can see, cannot be brought to the lips; I am in bewilderment as to what the world will become’.  Sir, please pray specially for the future and welfare of the Muslims.”

The Hazrat Amir replied by return post as follows:

“I am always praying for the welfare and the religious and worldly success of the Muslims. But on receiving your letter I was praying specially during the night when I heard the voice: Pakistan Zindabad. Although there appears to be despondency everywhere, it seems that it has been decided in heaven that Pakistan will come into being. I will continue to pray to God in this matter.”

I became satisfied upon hearing this prophecy but my tranquillity soon vanished when the cabinet mission proposed a kind of united India and the Muslim League accepted it and joined the future government to be headed by Nehru. Not only did the dream of Pakistan appeared to come to an end with that, but I became uncertain about the fulfilment of Hazrat Amir’s prophecy. However, events changed their course when that plan failed because of the obstacles placed by the Congress party. At last  Pakistan came into existence the following year, and towns and cities echoed with the chant Pakistan Zindabad, fulfilling the Divine revelation received by that man of faith.””””

He moves to Pakistan. He continues in the service of the Government of Pakistan after the independence of Pakistan in 1947 serving as the Secretary to both the Governments of Sindh and West Punjab and finishing his distinguished career as Principal Secretary to the President.[3]  He subsequently served as Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.[4]

) Later, as Chief Secretary to the government of Pakistan (East & West), he played an important role in the transfer of the capital from Karachi to Islamabad.

In the mid-1960s
Mr. Faruqui was made the first chairman of the Capital Development Authority, the local government body for Islamabad. He also held the posts of Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to President Ayub Khan, retiring as Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.[5]

Mr. Faruqui is also known for his association with the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement. He has numerous article and publications to his credit.[6] He was also highly regarded for his scholarly lectures on the Qur’an[7]

Prominent Publications by Naseer Ahmad Faruqui:

  • Ahmadiyyat in the Service of Islam[8]
  • Ahmadiyyat vs. Qadianiyyat[9]
  • Islam and Christianity[10]


When the Lahori-Ahmadi’s revived old plans to render this commentary into other languages, such as Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese and Japanese, Mr. Faruqui undertook the burdensome duty of checking the work of each translator to ensure that the meaning of the original Arabic was conveyed accurately. A translator would go to Lahore from North America and spend several weeks with Mr. Faruqui reading the translation back into English. Our elder would then judge whether the correct significance was being conveyed to the readers of the other language (Spanish, French, etc.) Some of these translations have already been published, while others are reaching completion.

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.

He was the Vice-President of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Lahore, he passed on Friday, 6 December 1991 at the age of 86. He held the highest position in the civil service of Pakistan.

Links and Related Essays

  1.  The District Officer in India by Roland Hunt and John Harrison. Solar Press, London 1980, ISBN 0-85967-660-9
  2. ^ The District Officer in India by Roland Hunt and John Harrison. Solar Press, London 1980, ISBN 0-85967-660-9
  3. ^ The District Officer in India by Roland Hunt and John Harrison. Solar Press, London 1980, ISBN 0-85967-660-9
  4. ^ A Glowing Star of the Ahmadiyya Galaxy Has Set The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement For The Propagation of Islam
  5. ^ A Glowing Star of the Ahmadiyya Galaxy Has Set The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement For The Propagation of Islam
  6. ^ Books: on Islam and the Ahmadiyya Movement The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement For The Propagation of Islam
  7. ^ Audio Recordings of Dars by Naseer Ahmad Faruqi
  8. ^ [1] Ahmadiyyat in the Service of Islam
  9. ^ [2] Ahmadiyyat vs. Qadianiyyat
  10. ^ [3] Islam and Christianity