Per Ahmadiyya newspapers, the famous Hassan Musa Khan converted to Ahmadiyya in 1903 via a letter. This seems to be a lie, it was also reported in the ROR of 1922 that Hassan Musa Khan was an “honorary missionary” of the Ahmadiyya Movement. Ahmadiyya sources also claim that in 1906, Hassan Musa Khan signed up for Wasiyyat in March-1906. They also claim that his brothers were Ahmadi, named Hassan Musa Khan and Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, however, this seems to be a lie. Hassan Musa Khan helped Muslims build mosques all throughout Australia and is famous for writing historical accounts of Islam in Australia. Thus, we are sure that the Ahmadiyya Movement was lying about him and his connections with Ahmadiyya.

It seems that Australia was not friendly to the Ahmadiyya Movement and didn’t allow them to send a missionary until the late 1970’s. The Ahmadiyya jamaat seems to have been established in 1983 (see mosques around the world). The Khalifa, Mirza Tahir Ahmad visited in 1983 and 1989. By 1989-1990, the Australian government allotted the Ahmadiyya Movement 50 asylum visa’s per year.

The 5th Khalifa visited in 2006 and 2013. By 2020, there are about 3 Ahmadiyya places of worship and a 4th planned. We thus estimate that there are roughly 1000 Ahmadi’s in all of Australia, men, women and children. They all seem to be Pakistani immigrants from the past 40 years.
Ahmadiyya Missionaries working in the country?

In 1985, Mirza Tahir Ahmad sent his employee Shakeel Ahmad Munir (1985-1991) to be the Amir and missionnary-in-charge. He is replaced in 1991 with Maulana Mahmood Ahmad, who seems to be Indonesian. Masood Ahmad Shahid and Qamar Dawood Khokar arrived in 1996 and begin working as murrabi’s. Maulana Mahmood Ahmad stayed until at least 2008. 

In 2022, we know that Inam ul Haq Kausar is working in the country, he is the Amir and missionary in-charge, he was in the USA as a murrabi for many years and seems to have been sent to Australia as a punishment for his son’s leaving Ahmadiyya (Zia ul Haq Kausar and Sunny Kausar).

Charles Francis Sievwright’s meeting with the Promised Messiah – Part I

Badr, in its 29 October 1903 issue

The Ahmadiyya Movement alleges that Charles Francis Sievwright came to Qadian and met MGA. They claim that he changed his name to Muhammad Abdul Haqq. His arrival in Qadian is recorded in the third volume of Malfuzat under the title “Answers to the questions of an Australian new Muslim convert”. He was present in Qadian on 22 October 1903 and stayed for two days.


Ahmadiyya sources allege, that In 1906, while living in New Zealand, Charles Francis Sievwright accepted Ahmadiyyat. He later moved to the United States, where he passed away in Los Angeles.

In Tarikh Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Australia (1903-1965), on page 21, Hazrat Muhammad Abdul Haqq’s conversion to Islam and his visit to India, as a representative of the British and Indian Empire League, is mentioned. It is also written that he spent time in the province of North Queensland and wrote a novel that remained unpublished during his lifetime.

Memories of  Muhammad Abdul Haqq’s visit to Qadian and his meeting with the Promised Messiah are given in The Moslem Sunrise, October 1922:

“This meeting with Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian in the year 1903 was a wonderful proof of the truths of Islam […] On the 22nd October 1903, I was at Qadian and received the hospitality of the entire community […] Nothing astonished me more, among all the extraordinary incidents during my missionary travels than the finding of myself in that sacred place and face to face with its Messiah.” (The Moslem Sunrise, 1922, p. 144).

In the Aug-Sep-1918 edition of the ROR, Chaudhry Fateh Muhammad Sial claims that Hassan Musa Khan visited Qadian with his family.

The ROR of Oct-1916 reports that Hassan Musa Khan is an honorary missionary and doing good work. It also reports that he is writing his famous book, “The Aghan’s in Australia”.

The ROR of June-1917 reports that Hosan Musa Khan is an honorary missionary and doing good work. The ROR has a typo, it wrote “Austria” instead of “Australia”. 

The ROR of Aug-1917 reports that Maulvie Hasan Musa Khan has been joined in Australia by another Ahmadi, who will help him. 

The ROR of Oct-Nov-1917 reports that Hassan Musa Khan is an honorary worker of the Ahmadiyya Movement.

The Jan-1918 edition of the ROR reports that M.H. Musa Khan has established himself at “Little Gilbert St., Adelaide, South Australia. The ROR called him “our missionary” and even claims that he has converted people to Ahmadiyya. They also report that he has essay’s published in a Sydney paper, “The Truth”, wherein he argues that MGA predicted the defeat of the Ottoman Empire aka Turkey.

The Feb-1918 edition of the ROR reports M.H. Musa Khan is working as a correspondent of the Ahmadiyya Movement.

In the Aug-Sep-1918 edition of the ROR, Chaudhry Fateh Muhammad Sial wrote an article entitled, “Ahmad in Australian Papers”. Sayyal claims that there are 12 Ahmadi’s in Australia, of which 6 are white people (this is a lie). Sayyal names 2 other Ahmadi’s, Mr. Abdullah and Ali Bahudar Khan. The ROR then presents the article on MGA which was published in an Australian newspaper, “The Truth”, the article is entitled, “Ahmad, the Prophet”. They claim that MGA predicted the fall of the Tsar of Russia among other things. The death of Dowie is also presented as a sign of MGA. A book of the 2nd Khalifa was published by “The Telegram” newspaper, which is out of Brisbane, the book is, “Mighty Signs of the Living God” (written in 1917).

The ROR of Nov-Dec-1918 reports Hassan Musa Khan is doing marketing for the Ahmadiyya Movement.

The Jan-Feb-1919 edition of the ROR reports that Hasan Musa Khan wrote a letter of condolence for the son of Sir Henry Galway. He was representing the Afghans of Australia and the Ahmadiyya Movement. 

The Aug-Sep-1919 edition of the ROR reports that Hassan Musa Khan is sad that Muslim’s won’t let him in their mosque, see he has connections to Ahmadiyya. He calls Muslims as “non-Ahmady-Muslims”. 

The ROR reports that Sufi Muhammad Hassan Musa Khan who is working as a missionary of sorts is working in Australia and has even started a newspaper, “The Moslem Sunshine”, this was also reported in the Moslem Sunrise. He is also in the ROR of March-April-May 1922.

Hassan Musa Khan

Per Ahmadiyya sources, Sufi Muhammad Hassan Musa Khan was an ahmadi missionary working in the country. See also Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 5, p. 100.

Hassan Musa Khan dies. Its unclear whether he is an ahmadi or not. He seems to have died and was buried by Sunni Muslims of Perth, Australia.

Mirza Tahir Ahmad delivered a Friday Sermon in Australia on 9-30-1983. There doesn’t seem to be a Ahmadiyya mosque. The land for a mosque at Marsden Park (Sydney) was purchased in 1983. Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV laid the foundation stone on 30 September on his first visit to Australia in 1983. The first ever Jalsa Salana was also held.

The first missionary, Mr. Shakil Ahmad Munir and his wife, Mrs. Naima Munir, came to Australia on 5 July 1985. He is the Amir and missionary in-charge. He also started the Al-Huda magazine.

The Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Australia was registered as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia Inc. on 7 September 1987.

The Khalifa, Mirza Tahir Ahmad, seems to have visited Australia again. Shakil Ahmad Munir was still the Amir and missionary in-charge. The first Ahmadiyya place of worship is opened in July of 1989, its called, “Baitul Huda Mosque”, Sydney, Australia.

The Australian government allotted the Ahmadiyya Movement 50 asylum visa’s per year.

Maulana Mahmood Ahmad arrived in Australia and begins working as the Missionary-in-charge
and Amir. Maulana Shakil Ahmad Munir is relieved. 

Australia is mentioned in the famous book, “Mosques Around the World”.

Another Ahmadi murrabi, Masood Ahmad Shahid arrives and begins working as a missionary. Qamar Dawood  Khokar also arrives and is also a missionary.

The 5th Khalifa, Mirza Masroor Ahmad visits.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosques Around The World – A Pictorical Presentation. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; Khilafat Centenary Edition. 2008. ISBN 978-1882494514).

The history of Ahmadiyya in Australia is listed in the above book. 

Khilafat Centenary Hall – Sydney, Australia

On 18 October 2013, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad officially opened the ‘Khilafat Centenary Hall’, built next to the Baitul Huda Mosque in Sydney.

Ahmadiyya Centre – Melbourne Australia

Leisureland Fair was an amusement park which operated on this site from 1984 to 1992. It is now a housing estate with the only reference to it being a street named after it. The amusement park was situated on a large plot of land with a steam train which would take passengers from the carpark to the park itself. The park consisted of a large number of attractions including a custom built steel roller coaster, log flume, waterslides, mini golf, a function centre and various other rides. The only remaining part of Leisureland Fair is the former Function Centre, otherwise known as “The Castle”. This was renovated into a Community Centre and Place of Worship by the Ahmadiyya Movement. The Ahmadiyya Centre Melbourne was officially opened by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih the 5th on his blessed Asia Pacific tour 2013. He led the Friday prayers and Friday sermon on the opening of this Centre on 11 October 2013.

Former Leisureland Fair (2010). When this operated from 1984 to 1992, a steam train would take passengers from the carpark to the park.

Baitul Masroor – Brisbane Australia

On 23 October 2013, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered the keynote address at a Special Reception held to mark the forthcoming opening of the Masroor Mosque in Brisbane. Various non-Ahmadi dignitaries and guests, including Members of Parliament and Queensland’s Commissioner of Police, attended the event.


In December 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged the community’s contribution to Australia.[2] Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia national spokesman Aziz Omer said, “We are loyal to Australia and we want our kids to be loyal to Australia”, with association members delivering 500,000 Loyalty to Homeland leaflets. Australia Day celebrations at the mosque includes a flag-raising ceremony, the singing of the national anthem and a barbecue.[3]


By 2020, there also seems to be an Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque in Victoria, also known as Bait-Ul-Salam, serves as a community center and is located in suburb Langwarrin. 

Mahmood Mosque – Beverley, Australia

The Veneto Club in Beverley will be sold and converted into a mosque.

Links and Related Essay’s

Mirza Tahir Ahmad visited Fiji in 1983, Singapore, Australia and Sri Lanka also,_Sydney

Historie Ahmadiyya in Australia Archived 2008-07-19 at the Wayback Machine

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