In roughly 1938-1939, the Ahmadiyya Khalifa urged Ahmadi’s to join the police or military of the British. The British had declared War on Germany on 9-3-1939. In the Al-Fazl of 9-13-1939 (see the scan in the below), the Khalifa said:

“The Ahmadi’s of the Punjab had a special responsibility to fulfil, he said, because they were comparatively in majority in the Punjab. Secondly, the Punjab provides manpower to the British military and Ahmadiyyat had reached those families who offered themselves for recruitment. Moreover, the Punjab is the center of of Ahmadiyyat and all its religious centers are there. The Jamaat would prepare itself for any eventuality. Ahmadi’s should join Territorial Force which is established by the government to maintain law and order in the country. Punjab Regiment Territorial Force 11/15 had an Ahmadiyya Company since it’s establishment.” (see Bashir Ahmad, “Ahmadiyya, British and Jewish Connections, page 219).

Per the Al-Fazl, the Foreign Affairs Department of Qadiani organized the recruitment of Ahmadi’s from all parts of India into Territorial Force and registered their names in the Territorial Force without any further loss of time. They indicated their nationalilty as “Ahmadi” on their recruitment forms with a view to maintain their separate identity. (see Bashir Ahmad, “Ahmadiyya, British and Jewish Connections, page 220).

1941, The 15/15 Punjab Regiment
This regiment had 4 companies:

1—The Punjabi Musalmans
4—Ahmadi’s (see Bashir Ahmad, “Ahmadiyya, British and Jewish Connections, page 219).  

Ahmadi’s refused to join the Musalman company
Very obviously, Ahmadi’s wanted their own company and they got it. Mirza Sharif Ahmad was a made a captain and his son (Mirza Daud Ahmad) was made a Colonel for the Khyber Agency. Chaudhry Abdullah Khan was made an honorary lieutenant, he was MGA’s son-in-law. We even see that Zia ul Haq joined Qadianiyyat in late 1941, he may have joined this exact unit. Many Ahmadi’s who seem to have become Generals in the Pakistani military started here, some of their names are, General Abdul Ali Malik and General Akhtar Hussain Malik (these 2 are brothers), Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry, Major General Iftikhar Janjua, Major General Nazir Ahmad,  Brigadier General Ijaz Ahmad Khan, 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.

Jalal ud Din Shams’ testimony about Ahmadi’s in the British military
Jalal ud Dim Shams claims that there were 15,000 Ahmadi soldiers, 200-300 of commissioned and non-commissioned officers, who served in WW-2. See “Present to H.M. the King Emperor on the New Year Day (1946).  (see Bashir Ahmad, “Ahmadiyya, British and Jewish Connections, page 220).  

The 15th Punjab Regiment
The 15th Punjab Regiment was formed in 1922 by the amalgamation of the 25th26th27th28th and 29th Punjabis. All five battalions were raised during the upheaval of the Indian Mutiny in 1857 by John Lawrence in the Punjab. The 27th Punjabis served in China during the Second Opium War in 1860-62, while the 26th and 29th Punjabis participated in the Bhutan War of 1864-66. All battalions saw service on the North West Frontier of India and took part in the Second Afghan War of 1878-80, while the 26th and 27th Punjabis also served in the Third Anglo-Burmese War of 1885-87. In 1901, the 27th Punjabis were dispatched to British Somaliland to suppress the resistance movement led by the Somali religious leader Abdullah Hassan of the Dervish State.[1][2]


Al-Fazl of 9-13-1939
Alfazl 13 sept

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  1. Jump up to:a b c d e Rizvi, Brig SHA. (1984). Veteran Campaigners – A History of the Punjab Regiment 1759-1981. Lahore: Wajidalis.
  2. Jump up to:a b c d e Gaylor, John (1991). Sons of John Company: The Indian and Pakistan Armies 1903–91. Stroud: Spellmount.
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  6. ^ Rodger, Alexander. (2003). Battle Honours of the British Empire and Commonwealth Land Forces 1662-1991. Ramsbury: The Crowood Press.

Further reading

  • Shearer, Lt Col JE. (1937). A History of the 1st Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment, 1857-1937. Aldershot: Gale & Polden.
  • Stoney, Lt PS. (1924). A History of the 26th Punjabis, 1857-1923. Aldershot: Gale & Polden.
  • A Short History of the 4th Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment (28th Punjabis).
  • Rizvi, Brig SHA. (1984). Veteran Campaigners – A History of the Punjab Regiment 1759-1981. Lahore: Wajidalis.
  • Cardew, Lt FG. (1903). A Sketch of the Services of the Bengal Native Army to the Year 1895. Calcutta: Military Department.
  • Gaylor, John (1991). Sons of John Company: The Indian and Pakistan Armies 1903–91. Stroud: Spellmount. ISBN 978-0-946771-98-1.
  • Barthorp, Michael; Burn, Jeffrey (1979). Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914. London: Osprey. ISBN 0-85045-307-0.
  • Sumner, Ian (2001). The Indian Army 1914-1947. London: Osprey. ISBN 1-84176-196-6.
  • Roy, Kaushik (2012). The Army in British India: From Colonial Warfare to Total War 1857-1947. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Freemantle, Frederick Llewellyn Major General (2000). Fred’s Foibles. London and Delhi: Lancer Publishers.
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger