Intro
Also called Maulana Abul Ata Jalandhari (From Jalandhar, also spelled Jallundhari), he was born on April 14th, 1904 at a village called Kariha. His father was name Munshi Imam ud Din and he seems to have accepted MGA in 1902. In 1910, at age 6, his father dedicated him to Ahmadiyya, specifically as a gift to Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad (this was before he became Khalifa). They groomed him to defeat Maulvi Sanaullah. He was brought to Qadian in 1910 also. His real name was Allah Ditta, however, the Khalifa seems to have ordered it to be changed to Abul Ata.

He was certified as an Ahmadi-mullah in the late 1920’s and immediately sent to Kababir, Isreal to relieve Jalal ud Din Shams by 1931. He was given the title of “Khalid” by the 2nd Khalifa (aka Khalid bin Walid). While in the Arab world, he started the Ahmadi journal “Al-Bushra” (arabic only) and when he returned to British-India he started an urdu magazine entitled, “Al-Furqan”.

He is the father of the long time Ahmadiyya imam in London, Ata’ul Mujeeb Rashid who has served as Imam since 1983 at the very small Fazl mosque. It is unclear what Jamia school he passed from, nevertheless, he was sent out from Qadian to Israel in 1931, he returned to Qadian by 1936 and then opened the Ahmadiyya mosque in Srinagar in 1940. He seems to have become the Principal at the Ahmadiyya Jamia at Qadian by the mid-1940’s. When the 2nd Khalifa was paralyzed and unable to lead prayers (1957–1965), Abul Ata Jalandhari led the Friday prayers at Rabwah. He published his debate of 1933 in 1963. He died in 1977 at Rabwah.

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1904

He was born on April 14th, 1904 at a village called Kariha.
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1910

He moves to Qadian and lives with the Mirza family and attends the Ahmadiyya schools.
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1927

He begins working as a missionary at Qadian. 
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1931

He begins working in the Arab world. He worked in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.
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1933
Jan–March

He is working in Egypt and seems to have had a debate in Cairo, he got this published in ahmadiyya newspaper, the al-bushra, later on, it was converted into book form.
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1940

He was sent to Srinagar, Kashmir to open the only Ahmadiyya mosque there (1940). Upon his return he become Principal at Jamia-Qadian.
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1947

He migrates to Pakistan, most likely Lahore.
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1950–1957

He continues to work as a Principal at Jamia-Rabwah.
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1956

At the famous 1956 Jalsa, the Khalifa gives Maulana Abul Ata Jalandhari the title of “Khalid” (See page 10). 
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1957–1965

He led the Friday sermons at Rabwah in this era. He also wrote an essay in the Al-Fazl of 3-28-1957, wherein he claimed that the first bait ceremony in Ahmadiyya happened on March 23rd, 1889 (See page 10).
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1963

He publishes his debate in Cairo from the 1930’s.
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1974

He accompanies the Khalifa (Mirza Nasir Ahmad) to the famous NA hearings on Ahmadiyya in September.
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1977

He dies and is buried in Bahishti Maqbara in Rabwah.
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Click to access The-Cairo-Debate.pdf

Who is Maulana Sanaullah Amritsari (1868–1948)?

Mirza Nasir Ahmad discussed his father’s and uncle’s statements on Takfir in 1974 at the National Assembly hearings

The 1956 Jalsa Salana at Rabwah, Pakistan

Is there only one Ahmadiyya place of worship in Srinagar, Kashmir, India?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazl_Mosque,_London

Review of Religions, August of 1932, “Factors which contribute to the success of a new religion and their application to the Ahmadiyya Movement”


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