There were a few Ahmadi’s who served as doctors for the British during WW-2. Commander Dr. Abdul Latif is one of them (in fact, these 2 are brother-in-laws). He initially served as the member of the Academic Staff of the Agriculture College, Lyallpur from 1934 to 1942. He served with distinction in the Royal Indian Navy (1942-1946) during World War II and was decorated with four War Medals After the cessation of hostilities he rejoined the Agriculture College and served as Associate Professor (1947-1950), Professor of Entomology and Head of Entomological Research (1950-1959). The other one was Major Dr. M. Shah Nawaz Khan (1899–1977), he was the pioneer Ahmadi Muslim medical missionary to West Africa. The highly qualified and experienced Doctor Khan, graduated in medicine in 1923 from the Punjab University, India (now Pakistan). The Movement for Independence of Kashmir and Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya.
He is sent as a medical missionary to Uganda and Kenya, basically East Africa.
In 1931, the Ahmadiyya Khalifa sent a medical delegation to Jammu for a detailed assessment of the situation of the wounded and the indignant Kashmiri Muslims at the Civil Hospital Mirpur and the Civil Hospital Jhelum under the leadership of Dr. Mohammad Shah Nawaz sahib. (Tareekh-e-Ahmadiyyat Vol. 5, Page 524)
He was in the British-Army from 1943 to 1955 as a commissioned officer during World War II. He also served on the Burma Front with the West and East African Forces and accompanied the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan in 1946. Dr. Shah Nawaz for his selfless courage and devotion in helping the victims of nuclear holocaust in 1946 he was awarded a sword by the Emperor of Japan. After serving for months tirelessly, on leaving those devastated people of that unfortunate land there were very poignant, emotional and touching scenes of heartfelt gratitude.
In 1947, he joined the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy from where he retired in 1955 as a Major. After his retirement from Pakistan Army Medical Corps in his mid 50’s, he again offered his services to the second caliph which were accepted and he started preparing to leave for Sierra Leone on the first medical mission being sent by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Dr. Khan was awarded a very warm sendoff with garlands and prayers at the railway station in Rabwah, Pakistan before leaving for Karachi by train for an onward journey to Africa.
The Truth wrote under the caption ; “Ahmadiyya Medical Mission”: Ahmadiyya Medical Mission in Nigeria and Ghana will soon be opened in the next two months. Major Dr. Shah Nawaz, the first Ahmadiyya Missionary for West African Ahmadiyya Mission has arrived in Lagos by air from Pakistan. …. He is 61 and has devoted his life for the service of the cause of Islam. On his arrival at the airport, he said that the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Pakistan had decided to place all its resources at the disposal of the newly emergent nations of Africa, especially the medical services.(3)
“Mission plans hospitals” reported the Daily Graphic from Accra, Ghana on October 14, 1960. It states: ” Dr. Shah Nawaz Khan the first Ahmadiyyah medical missionary for West African Ahmadiyyah missions has arrived in Accra by air from Lagos to explore the avenues for medical missionary work in Ghana. After a week’s visit, Dr. Khan will go to Freetown where he will take charge of the first Ahmadiyyah Mission hospital in West Africa. Dr. Khan told reporters at the airport that the mission will soon open hospitals in Ghana and Nigeria.” (4)
On his arrival in Sierra Leone in October 1960, the newspaper captioned “Ahmadiyyas to open hospital at Bo” wrote: “The Pioneer Medical Missioner for West African Ahmadiyya Mission who arrived in Freetown this week by air from Accra has said that the mission will open hospitals here. Dr. S. Khan said that it was more than a quarter of a century since the Ahmadiyya Missions had been healing the spiritually sick but the time was now ripe to open mission hospitals for the physically sick as well. It is thus intended to supplement the efforts of Ahmadiyya missions which were previously directed towards the educational, moral and spiritual uplift with their social advancement and physical improvement as well.
He met His Majesty the King Hussain of Jordan in April 1971 while his son Air Commodore (R) Rashid A. Bhatti, a recipient of “TOP GUN AWARD” (1961) from United States Air Force (USAF) Advance Fighter Flying Academy, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, was deployed in Jordon as member of the Pakistan Air Force contingent.
Other high ranking Ahmadi officer’s
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.
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