Mir Muhammad Ishaq was the son of Mir Nasir Nawab, and younger brother of Nusrat Jehan Begum and Dr. Mir Muhammad Isma’il. His date of birth is Sept 8th, 1890 in Ludhiana. which is recorded in Nuzul ul Masih (published in 1909). Per Ahmadiyya sources, he had totally moved to Qadian by 1894. He lived with MGA until MGA died in 1908, he even claims to have watched MGA lead prayers for the women of the house many times, whilst standing on MGA’s side, women weren’t allowed in the mosques in Qadian in those days, he lived in this very mansion until he died in 1944. He even accompanied MGA on his tours of Delhi, Ludhiana, Lahore and Gurdaspur in the era of 1903–1905. At times, he even acted as MGA’s scribe, as he helped to write responses to letters and other various administrative tasks around the house at Qadian. Ahmadiyya sources tell us that he was never scared to fight non-Ahmadi’s. In fact, in the 1920–1930’s, he was involved in many fist-fights between Ahmadi’s and Non-Ahmadi’s (see 18:00 of this video). He died on March 17, 1944 at age 54(see Tadhkirah, 2009 online edition, page 721).
His eldest daughter was Sahibzadi Naseerah Begum. His maternal great grand son was Sahibzada Mirza Ghulam Ahmad aka Mirza Sa’eed Ahmad. Sahibzada Mirza Ghulam Ahmad aka Mirza Sa’eed Ahmad married Mirza Masroor Ahmad’s sister.
It is unclear whether or not he attended the Talim ul Islam Kids school at Qadian. No Ahmadiyya sources give this indication. However, he was living with MGA, and both of his siblings and his father. The whereabouts of his mother are unknown.
In 1909, Nuzul ul Masih is published and mentions a terrible dream that MGA saw about Mir Muhammad Ishaq and his mother (see Tadhkirah, page 264). Ahmadiyya sources claim that this book was written in 1902. This exact story was initially published in Haqiqatul Wahy, (see online english edition).
He accompanied MGA on his tours of Delhi, Ludhiana, Lahore and Gurdaspur. Ishaq remembers how MGA was denied a chair in the court of this Hindu judge.
Mir Muhammad Ishaq’s name is mentioned in the Ahmadiyya newspaper, Al-Badr. He is referred to as Miyyan Muhammad Ishaq and he was sick, wherein MGA claims to have prayed for him and cured him miraculously (See 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah, pages 720-722), (see also, [al-Hakam, vol. 9, no. 18, May 24, 1905, p. 1; Badr, vol. 1, no. 7, May 18, 1905, p. 5] and [al-Hakam, vol. 9, no. 18, May 24, 1905, p. 1; Badr, vol. 1, no. 7, May 18, 1905, p. 1]).
February of 1906
He is married at age 16 to Salihah Bibi, daughter of Sahibzadah Pir Manzur Muhammad (see the 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah english, pages 789-790. Noorudin read the wedding ceremony. Al-Badr and Al-Hakam also published this news. Pir Manzur Muhammad was the son of Sufi Ahmad Jan. Noorudin and him were brother-in-laws.
He helped MGA in writing down many signs which appeared in Haqiqatul Wahy. He also walked with MGA around Qadian whenever needed. In Haqiqatul Wahy, Sign #143 is about MIr Muhammad Ishaq, MGA also disgraced or talked bad about Ishaq’s mother (MGA’s mother-in-law), MGA accused her of allowing an enemy into MGA’s house (the enemy was Dr. Abdul Hakim Khan of Patiala. MGA also claims that Tumours appeared on his groin on both
sides, and it became certain that it was plague, as plague had broken out in some villages of this district (see Haqiqatul Wahy, online english edition, pages 411-413).
1906–The Sadr Anjuman is created
In the lifetime of MGA, Mir Muhammad Ishaq’s elder brother is placed into the Sadr Anjuman as a voting member, even though he is busy working as an assistant Surgeon. Mir Nasir Nawab is not made a member.
May 26th, 1908
He supported the Khilafat of Noorudin.
Early January of 1909
After the first Jalsa without MGA present, rumblings were coming from the members of the Sadr Anjuman to the effect that the “Khalifa” position was equal to the body of the Sadr Anjuman (a 14 member body). However, Noorudin was the Khalifa and the President of the Sadr Anjuman. Mir Muhammad Ishaq and the family of MGA posed several questions on this topic to Noorudin in an attempt for clarification. Noorudin sent those questions to Maulvi Muhammad Ali (and remember, all of these people lived together in MGA’s house at Qadian) and (see “truth about the split”, pages 230-240, online english edition). Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad claims to have seen a dream with Mir Muhammad Ishaq in it, wherein Mir Muhammad Ishaq is lighting a house on fire symbolically.
31st January 1909
Mir Muhammad Ishaq was present on this day and supported the Noorudin’s Khilafat and the family of MGA. This was the famous day wherein Nooruddin tried to solve the issues of the Sadr Anjuman, i.e. the powers of the Khalifa.
Ahmadiyya sources tell us that he passed the “Maulvi-Fazil” course and became an Ahmadiyya imam-proper. However, there was no madrassa at Qadian which was qualified to produce imam’s, he was most likely grandfathered in via Noorudin. Ishaq also claims to have learned the Quran from Noorudin.
Ahmadiyya sources tell us that he became a member, however, that would only be possible if Maulvi Noorudin would have retired from the Anjuman and named a replacement.
March of 1914
Noorudin had died and Mir Muhammad Ishaq was given the job of Hospitality.
Qadiani Jalsa of 1918
The annual Qadiani-Jalsa was supposed to be held in December of 1918, however, the Khalifa was sick and it was postponed and held in March of 1919. Many Lahori-Ahmadi’s were invited to this Jalsa and even had an opportunity to speak. After they spoke, Mir Muhammad Ishaq gave a refutation of their arguments (see “truth about the split”, pages 210-211, online english edition).
He became headmaster at Jamia Ahmadiyya at Qadian.
He contracts a mystery illness, he is taken to Lahore and other places for treatment. However, none is found, he died 4 years later. At this point, he signed up for Wasiyyat.
He died at aged 54.
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