In Burney’s famous work on the Ahmadi’s, he mentioned how an ex-Ahmadi, Dr. Maulvi Aziz ur Rehman, who was the imam of the Lahori-Ahmadi Berlin mosque from 1931-1936 was cast in a movie in Germany called, “A Woman of No Importance”, which was published in 1936. He played the role of a servant who served whiskey to his master. Burney even posted pictures. Dr. Mirza Aziz-ur-Rahman did his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the Islamia College, Lahore and his M.Sc at the Aligarh University. Afterwards, he completed his Ph.D at the Berlin University.

Mirza Aziz-ur-Rahman relieved the imam before him (Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah), Aziz-ur-Rahman carried on the activities of the Mission. Reports sent by him in Urdu appeared regularly in the weekly organ of the Central Anjuman, Paigham-i Sulh. Dr. Aziz-ur-Rahman was a highly qualified talented young man of our Jama‘at. He was the son of Hazrat Mirza Hakim Khuda Bakhsh, a learned disciple of the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. Hazrat Khuda Bakhsh is well-known for his extremely comprehensive research work, Asl-i Musaffah in two volumes, which contain details about the advent of the Promised Messiah and the prophecies and signs foretold about the last age, in the light of the Holy Quran and the Tradition of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, planned to send a delegation to Syria and Palestine to investigate the events which followed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Hakim Khuda Bakhsh was selected as the leader of that delegation. In July 1932, the German Muslim Society held a reception in honour of Dr. Mirza Aziz-ur-Rahman who obtained doctorate from the Berlin University.

In March 1937, Dr. Mirza Aziz-ur-Rahman, who had completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Berlin University, started preparations to return to his homeland. He delivered an extremely scholarly lecture on “The Future of Islam in Europe” in a meeting. On the 23rd March, the German Muslim Society held a farewell party in his honour, at which Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, Dr. Devor Stunt, Mr. Abud Ibrahim Iraqi and Professor Tara Chand Roy Dehlavi greatly appreciated his learned contributions and services to the Berlin Mission.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1937 April

He arrives in British-India just in-time, his father passes away.  


Mirza Aziz-ur-Rahman dies of appendicitis.

The pics

Links and Related Essays

The history of the Lahori and Qadiani Ahmadi’s by Dr. Gerdien Jonker, Ph.D–Research Scholar Germany


Muslim Encounters with Nazism and the Holocaust: The Ahmadi of Berlin and Jewish Convert to Islam Hugo Marcus


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