Intro
Barakat Ahmad was a Qadiani-Ahmadi who died in 1988. He was a scholar and Indian diplomat. He had a doctorate in Arab history from the American University of Beirut and a doctorate in literature from the University of Tehran. Ahmad was also the First Secretary of the Indian High Commission in Australia, High Commissioner to the West Indies, and an adviser to the Indian delegation to the United Nations. He also served as rapporteur to the United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid and was a fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Barakat Ahmad died in 1988 as a result of bladder cancer. He seems to have lived in New York for the last 10+ years of his life.

He represented India at the United Nations in committees dealing with the Arab-Israeli dispute, question of Human Rights and Colonial Affairs. He spent four years in the United States, three in Europe, three in Australia and twelve in the Middle East on diplomatic assignments. It seems that he was living in New York in the 1970’s and was a member of the Ahmadiyya Community of New York (see page 37). He translated many books into english. He famously translated “Murder in the Name of Allah” into english which was published a year after he died. His book, “Introduction to Qur’anic Script” was published posthumously in 1999. 

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His father
https://www.alislam.org/library/books/NY-Souvenir-1989.pdf

His father was Dr. Shafi Ahmad.
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1973
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/097492847302900402

India and Palestine 1896–1947: The Genesis of a Foreign Policy

First Published October 1, 1973 Research Article

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1974
https://www.worldcat.org/title/jews-under-early-islam-ad-622-632/oclc/785039723&referer=brief_results
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/097492847403000206

He wrote his PHD Thesis on “”The Jews under early Islam, A.D. 622-632″”.  He also wrote, Panjdeh Incident and the Occupation of Egypt

First Published April 1, 1974 Research Article

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1975
https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Muhammad-and-Jews.pdf

The preface for “Muhammad and the Jews” (1979) was written from New York. It seems that he was living in New York in the 1970’s and was a member of the Ahmadiyya Community of New York (see page 37). He represented India at the United Nations in committees dealing with the Arab-Israeli dispute, question of Human Rights and Colonial Affairs. He spent four years
in the United States, three in Europe, three in Australia and twelve in the Middle East on diplomatic assignments. 
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1979

Click to access Muhammad-and-Jews.pdf

The history of Ahmadiyya in Trinidad and Tobago


His book, “Muhammad and the Jews” is published from Delhi, India. In the preface he acknowledged lots of people from Trinidad, its unclear what his connected was with the Ahmadi’s of Trinidad. It should be noted that the Preface was written in 1975. 
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1985-1987

https://www.alislam.org/library/books/mna/introduction.html

When Syed Barakat Ahmad began translating “Murder in the Name of Allah” he was already suffering from an advanced stage of cancer of the bladder. Doctors had given him six months to live at the longest. He repeatedly wrote to me asking for prayers and expressing his desire that Allah might grant him the opportunity to finish not only the present work but many other projects he was undertaking at the same time.

He wrote “Introduction to Quaranic Script” in this era. 
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1988
https://www.alislam.org/library/books/mna/introduction.html

He died in early 1988. Just a few months before his demise, he was also able to write a very scholarly article, ‘Muhammad and the Jews’, which was acknowledged as a model of historical research. He was in extreme pain and discomfort during his last days, but he was an outstandingly brave man and continued to work almost till his last breath. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace.
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1989

“Murder in the Name of Allah” is published and he is named as the translator.
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1999
https://www.alislam.org/quran/scripts/title.html

His famous book, “Introduction to Qur’anic Script” is published posthumously.
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2013
https://www.worldcat.org/title/muslims-commentary-of-the-bible-matthew-mark-luke-john/oclc/1062293474&referer=brief_results

His book, “”Muslim’s commentary of the Bible : Matthew, Mark, Luke, John”” is published.

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Links and Related Essay’s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barakat_Ahmad

https://www.alislam.org/library/books/mna/introduction.html

https://books.google.com/books?id=4G3JVgJVzJ8C&dq=%22Barakat+Ahmad%22+

https://www.alislam.org/quran/scripts/title.html

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