Shaikh Nur Ahmad also spelled, Shaikh Noor Ahmad was the owner of the Riad-e-Hind press in Amritsar, also spelled as Riaz-e-Hind press. MGA first began working with in 1884, in fact, Shaikh Nur Ahmad remembers seeing MGA during the publishing of the Barahin-i-Ahmadiyya, Vol. 4. MGA came to his press in late-1883/early1884 and eventually had the BA-4 published by the Riaz Hind press. The first 2-3 parts of the BA were published by the Safar-e-Hind press of Amritsar. He seems to have also owned the Riad-e-Hind, a non-Muslim newspaper of Amritsar. MGA’s famous announcement about the Promised Son of 1886 was published in the riaz-e-hind press. Shaikh Nur Ahmad was most likely at the first ever bait ceremony in 1889 also. In 1886, Riaz-e-Hind press seems to have published some data on MGA’s cousin, Imam ud Din creating a sweeper community at Qadian. After 1894, they don’t seem to have ever published any Ahmadi material ever again. In 1896, he was listed in the famous list of the first 313 Ahmadi’s, he is listed as Ahmadi #59. After 1896, he goes missing in the history of Ahmadiyya.
SURMAH CHASHM-E-ARYAH (1886) was also published from his press. SHAHNA’-E-HAQQ (1887) was also published by him. SABZ ISHTIHAR (1888) was also published by him. In 1890-1891, all 3 of MGA’s famous books, Izala Auham, Fateh Islam and Taudheh Marham were also published at this press. Asmani Faisala (1892), Nishan Asmani (1892), A’INA-E-KAMALAT-E-ISLAM (1893), BARAKATUD-DU‘A’ (1893), HUJJATUL-ISLAM (1893), SACHCHA’I KA IZHAR (1903), JANG-E-MUQADDAS (1895), SIRRUL-KHILAFAH (1894) and then, very abruptly, his press was shut down and never published anything ever again. The Diya’ul-Islam Press, Qadian took over and published all of MGA’s books. In 1897, it published the first few issues of the Al-Hakam newspaper and stopped soon thereafter.
In 1920, Yar Muhammad’s, “Islami Qurbani” was also published from the Riad e Hind Press.
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