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Who is Imam Qasim R. Ajose?

Intro
By 1927, Qasim R. Ajose was the missionary-in-charge and school supervisor, Ahmadiyya Movement, Lagos, British West Africa 1925–1935 (modern day Nigeria)(see his photo in the below and how it appeared in the ROR of Jan-1927). He seems to have met Maulvi Abdur Rahim Nayyar in 1922. Nayyar did not make inroads within the other factions with the exception of the Quranic group, primarily based in Okepopo and Aroloya. After an agreement to merge with Ahmadiyya, Imam Dabiri of the Quranic group was selected as Chief Imam. Dabiri was succeeded in the 1930s by Imam Ajose. Imam Dabiri would lead the prayers for the newly converted West Africans, who prayed via Maliki fiqh, Nayyar doesn’t seem to have ever led the prayer (see Fisher). Nayyar gave speeches in english which were translated by Ajose and others (see Fisher). Nayyar left by late 1922, and Ahmadiyya sources claim Nayyar left a local Nigerian in-charge, a man named Imam Dabiri. He was succeeded by Imam Qasim R. Ajose, missionary-in-charge and school supervisor, Ahmadiyya Movement, Lagos (see ROR, Jan-1927). In 1932, during controversy wherein many sects of Ahmadiyya were being created, Ajose was appointed the imam (see Fisher, page 106).

After 1935, he created a splinter sect of Ahmadi’s who were disloyal to the Khalifa (see Fisher also, page 109). West African Ahmadi’s had issues with the Indian-Ahmadi-imam’s and always wanted Imam Qasim R. Ajose to lead the prayer (see Fisher). Ajose had apparently replaced Imam Dabiri, who was the West-African face of Ahmadiyya in Nigeria uptil the early 1930’s. Fisher wrote his name as K.R. Ajose. 
Continue reading “Who is Imam Qasim R. Ajose?”

In 1922, the Ahmadiyya Movement stole the Adepopo mosque from the Quranic people in Lagos, Nigeria

Intro
The Ahmadiyya movement is known for usurping mosques all around the world in British colonies. This was a common tactic that they used to get a foothold in any country. In terms of Ahmadiyya in Nigeria, as soon as Abdur Rahim Nayyar arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, he was able to dupe 10,000 Muslims from the “Quranic-people” (a sect in Nigeria) to join Ahmadiyya (1922). They broke away later in the year and created the 3rd sect in Ahmadiyya history. By 1934, per Fisher, there were barely 500 “Loyalist” type of Ahmadi’s left in Nigeria. Loyal to the Khalifa at Qadian and with one missionary. Nevertheless, Fisher tells us that in 1934, the Quranist-people won on appeal vs. Jibril Martin and the Ahmadi loyalist group and thus lost control of this important mosque. They controlled it for 12 years. Jibril Martin created another splinter sect of Ahmadiyya shortly thereafter. The famous Ahmadi Agusto was the lawyer for the Quranic people. He had created his splinter sect of Ahmadiyya in 1924. Which was the 4th sect in Ahmadiyya movement history. He lost the case initially, however, the quranic people won on appeal. Soon thereafter, there weren’t many Ahmadi’s left in Nigeria who were loyal to the Khalifa at Qadian.
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Before Nayyar arrived, the Quranic people controlled 3 mosques

It is important to note this information. They controlled the Aroloya mosque, Atini and Okepopo (see Fisher page 102).
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1922

Per Fisher, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission school opened in September of 1922.
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Links and Related Essay’s
https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/10/22/the-3rd-sect-of-ahmadis-were-created-in-lagos-nigeria-in-1922/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/24/ahmadiyya-a-study-in-contemporary-islam-on-the-west-african-coast-by-humphrey-j-fisher-1963/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/10/22/l-b-agusto-was-a-pioneer-member-of-the-ahmadiyya-movement-in-nigeria-but-he-renounced-membership-when-he-realized-that-members-in-southfield-london-believed-founder-ghulam-ahmad-was-a-prophet/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/10/22/who-is-jibril-martin-1888-1959-the-ahmadi-in-nigeria-who-rejected-the-qadiani-khilafat-and-created-the-3rd-sect-of-ahmadis/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/10/21/who-is-the-ahmadi-mullah-abdur-rahim-nayyar/

Stefan Reichmuth. “Education and the Growth of Religious Associations among Yoruba Muslims: The Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria”, Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. 26, Fasc. 4 (Nov., 1996). p 8.

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

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/24/ahmadiyya-a-study-in-contemporary-islam-on-the-west-african-coast-by-humphrey-j-fisher-1963/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/20/professor-humphrey-j-fisher-and-j-spencer-trimingham-called-ahmadiyya-a-maritime-implantation-in-west-africa/

https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/fisher-humphrey-john-1933

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-humphrey-j-fisher-the-writer-who-wrote-extensively-about-ahmadiyya-in-africa/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2019/09/03/early-history-of-ahmadiyya-in-ghana-by-haneef-keelson/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/05/22/ahmadiyya-in-gambia/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-farimang-mamadi-singhateh-the-governor-general-of-the-gambia-and-an-ahmadi/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmadiyya_in_the_Gambia#cite_note-Fisher126-1

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/06/14/who-is-ghulam-nabi-gilkar/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/05/22/ahmadiyya-in-gambia/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/02/19/dr-balogan-the-famous-african-ahmadi-who-left-ahmadiyya-in-1974/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2019/12/14/did-general-muhammad-zia-ul-haq-join-ahmadiyya-in-the-1940s/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/20/islam-vs-ahmadiyya-in-nigeria-1975-by-dr-ismail-a-b-balogan-b-a-ph-d-london-university-of-ibadan/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/24/ahmadiyya-a-study-in-contemporary-islam-on-the-west-african-coast-by-humphrey-j-fisher-1963/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=Balogan

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/05/22/ahmadiyya-in-gambia/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/02/19/dr-balogan-the-famous-african-ahmadi-who-left-ahmadiyya-in-1974/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-farimang-mamadi-singhateh-the-governor-general-of-the-gambia-and-an-ahmadi/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-humphrey-j-fisher-the-writer-who-wrote-extensively-about-ahmadiyya-in-africa/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/10/16/trimingham-j-spencer-the-influence-of-islam-upon-africa-1968/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/01/13/ahmadi-medical-officers-doctors-who-served-in-the-british-military-during-ww-2/

  1. “THE AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA”. HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL. RETRIEVED SEPTEMBER 19, 2015.
  2. Jump up to:a b c d e Animashaun, Bashir (2012) Jibril Felix Martin (1888 – 1959) and the spread of Western education among Muslims in 20th century Lagos. Ilorin Journal of History and International Studies Vol 3 No 1 2012

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Abdur Rahim Nayyar’s first speech in British West Africa was at the famous Shitta-Bey Mosque

Intro
The Ahmadi mullah, Abdur Rahim Nayyar’s first speech in British West Africa was the now famous Shitta-Bey Mosque (see Fisher). This was just 2 days after his arrival. He did do an interview for a newspaper before that. In that interview, he claimed that Ahmadi’s only accept the British government as their Khalifa (See Fisher). This type of statement was also made during the life of MGA, in the English ROR of 1903. His first speech was entitled, “The Essence of Loyalty to the British Government and Islam”.

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The Lagos newspaper that interviewed Nayyar before his first speech
See Fisher, page 98

He made 4 points in this newspaper, Fisher said it might be a fake report.

—We recognize no Khilafat outside the law of the land where we live, that is, his majesty, King George, is my temporal sovereign, and the head of the Ahmadiyya movement, in a word, its spiritual Khalifa. We do not look to the Hedjaz, Afghanistan or Turkey for our spiritual Khalif.

—The Mahdi-Messiah will not be a warrior, but comes to a spiritual kingdom, he has appeared in the Punjab

—We do away with the evil customs that have crept into Islam and ask the people to go back to the Quran

—Among the prophets are acknowledged not only Jesus, Moses and others, but all holy men

He also asked Nigerian Ahmadi’s to be dedicated to the British government.

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Links and Related Essay’s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shitta-Bey_Mosque

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/08/14/mirza-ghulam-ahmad-called-the-british-government-as-the-khalifa-of-all-the-muslims-1902/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/10/21/who-is-the-ahmadi-mullah-abdur-rahim-nayyar/

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/10/22/l-b-agusto-was-a-pioneer-member-of-the-ahmadiyya-movement-in-nigeria-but-he-renounced-membership-when-he-realized-that-members-in-southfield-london-believed-founder-ghulam-ahmad-was-a-prophet/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/10/22/who-is-jibril-martin-1888-1959-the-ahmadi-in-nigeria-who-rejected-the-qadiani-khilafat-and-created-the-3rd-sect-of-ahmadis/

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Stefan Reichmuth. “Education and the Growth of Religious Associations among Yoruba Muslims: The Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria”, Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. 26, Fasc. 4 (Nov., 1996). p 8.

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

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/05/22/ahmadiyya-in-gambia/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-farimang-mamadi-singhateh-the-governor-general-of-the-gambia-and-an-ahmadi/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmadiyya_in_the_Gambia#cite_note-Fisher126-1

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/06/14/who-is-ghulam-nabi-gilkar/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/05/22/ahmadiyya-in-gambia/

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/02/19/dr-balogan-the-famous-african-ahmadi-who-left-ahmadiyya-in-1974/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-farimang-mamadi-singhateh-the-governor-general-of-the-gambia-and-an-ahmadi/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-humphrey-j-fisher-the-writer-who-wrote-extensively-about-ahmadiyya-in-africa/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/10/16/trimingham-j-spencer-the-influence-of-islam-upon-africa-1968/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2020/01/13/ahmadi-medical-officers-doctors-who-served-in-the-british-military-during-ww-2/

  1. “THE AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA”. HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL. RETRIEVED SEPTEMBER 19, 2015.
  2. Jump up to:a b c d e Animashaun, Bashir (2012) Jibril Felix Martin (1888 – 1959) and the spread of Western education among Muslims in 20th century Lagos. Ilorin Journal of History and International Studies Vol 3 No 1 2012

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L.B. Agusto was a pioneer member of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Nigeria but he renounced membership when he realized that members in Southfield, London believed founder, Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet

Intro
Lawal Basil Agusto was an Islamic cleric and scholar. He founded Jamat-at-ul Islamiyya, one of the major Islamic associations of the southwest region of Nigeria. Agusto was born in 1885 in Lagos Muslim family. After mastering the reading of the Holy Quran through an Arabic pizza school, he commenced at the age of ten, his primary school education. Agusto had his secondary education at the C.M.S. Grammar School and joined the school of pharmacy where he took lectures in sciences at the King’s College in Lagos. After qualifying as a pharmacist his interest waned and he opted to study law when he left Nigeria for the United Kingdom in 1920. Four years later, he became the first Muslim lawyer in West Africa to be called to bar.

Agusto was a pioneer member of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Nigeria but he renounced membership when he realized that members in Southfield, London believed founder, Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet, against his belief that prophet Muhammed was the seal of all prophets. On his return to Nigeria he founded the Islamic Society of Nigeria after failing to convince friends at the Ahmadiyya Movement. He was however followed by a couple, including H.A. Subar, B.A. Disu, and Booyamin Gbajabiamila. Agusto’s organization changed name in 1964 to Jamat-al-ul Islamiyya of Nigeria. When Alhaji Agusto was Chief Imam of Lagos and a leader of many Muslim organisations, he was also a lawyer to the Catholic Diocese of Lagos under late Archbishop Leo Taylor.

In 1934, he helped the Quranic people get their mosque back from Ahmadiyya control, the Ahmadiyya lawyer was Jibril Martin. Martin and Ahmadi’s and initially won the case, however, they lost on appeal.

Agusto was made a Queen’s Counsel (now called Senior Advocate of Nigeria) in 1959. Around this time, he involved himself in social activism that bordered on girl education, and the extension of educational facilities to Muslim children. Agusto authored the book, Jesus on the advent of Muhammad before he became late on 26 July, 1971.
Continue reading “L.B. Agusto was a pioneer member of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Nigeria but he renounced membership when he realized that members in Southfield, London believed founder, Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet”

Who is the Ahmadi Mullah, Nazir Ahmad Mubasher (1910-1997)?

Intro
He was born in 1910. He arrived in Ghana in 1936 (See Fisher). He seems to have been working under Al Hajj Fadl-ul-Rahman Hakim. In 1936, Ahmadiyya had 4 schools. By 1959, he was the Amir of Ghana (see Fisher). His death is unknown. He seems to be in a group of Ahmadi Mullah’s who pioneered schools and thus conversions in the early 1930’s in British West Africa. He seems to have died in 1997 at age 87. He seems to have had 2-3 wives and many children.
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1910

He is born.
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1920

At barely age 10, his father forcibly sends him to Qadian to be a future mullah.
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1936

He is sent by the Khalifa to Ghana (Gold Coast). Maulvi Nazir Ahmad Mubasher stopped in Cairo, he seems to have visited Al-Azhar University (at the 12:00 minute mark). Ahmadiyya sources also claim that he wrote a book while staying in Egypt. Maulvi Nazir Ali was also traveling with him and went to do Hajj.
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The 5th split in the Ahmadiyya movement happened, this time, Jibril Martin became the president of the Nigerian Ahmadi’s who refused to give allegiance to the Khalifa at Qadian.

In December of 1939, the problem of loyalty to the Khalifa at Qadian was so bad, Hakim Fadl-ur-Rahman was ordered by the Khalifa to force all Ahmadi’s to renew their bait (See Fisher). The majority of Ahmadi’s refused.

By January of 1940, there were 5 sects of #ahmadis in Nigeria. Jibril Martin officially quit the Qadiani-sect of Ahmadis and created his own sect. They were called “Independents” and “The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam Nigeria” (see page 112 of Fisher). Hakim Fadl-ur-Rahman stayed on and represented the Khalifa from Qadian and were called “Independents”.
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1939

Ahmadiyya sources claim that the Accra earthquake was a sign from their God and this was vs. the Sunni Muslims of the area. However, this is all unverified, and an ahmadi only story.

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1947

He returns to Qadian. He migrates to Lahore, Pakistan with the Khalifa.
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1949

He is sent to Ghana again, this time from Rabwah. His second tour.
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1954

He returns to Rabwah, Pakistan.
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1955

He is sent to Ghana again, his 3rd tour.
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1961

He returned to Rabwah, Pakistan.
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1982

He is made Wakil ul Taleem at Rabwah, Pakistan.
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1997

He seems to have died on 2-23-1997.

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Links and Related Essay’s

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Servants of Allah: Maulana Nazir Ahmad Ali Sahib

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Stefan Reichmuth. “Education and the Growth of Religious Associations among Yoruba Muslims: The Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria”, Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. 26, Fasc. 4 (Nov., 1996). p 8.

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

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/24/ahmadiyya-a-study-in-contemporary-islam-on-the-west-african-coast-by-humphrey-j-fisher-1963/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/20/professor-humphrey-j-fisher-and-j-spencer-trimingham-called-ahmadiyya-a-maritime-implantation-in-west-africa/

https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/fisher-humphrey-john-1933

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-humphrey-j-fisher-the-writer-who-wrote-extensively-about-ahmadiyya-in-africa/

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-farimang-mamadi-singhateh-the-governor-general-of-the-gambia-and-an-ahmadi/

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/02/19/dr-balogan-the-famous-african-ahmadi-who-left-ahmadiyya-in-1974/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2019/12/14/did-general-muhammad-zia-ul-haq-join-ahmadiyya-in-the-1940s/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/09/20/islam-vs-ahmadiyya-in-nigeria-1975-by-dr-ismail-a-b-balogan-b-a-ph-d-london-university-of-ibadan/

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/?s=Balogan

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/05/22/ahmadiyya-in-gambia/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/02/19/dr-balogan-the-famous-african-ahmadi-who-left-ahmadiyya-in-1974/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-farimang-mamadi-singhateh-the-governor-general-of-the-gambia-and-an-ahmadi/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/09/01/who-is-humphrey-j-fisher-the-writer-who-wrote-extensively-about-ahmadiyya-in-africa/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/10/16/trimingham-j-spencer-the-influence-of-islam-upon-africa-1968/

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  1. “THE AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA”. HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL. RETRIEVED SEPTEMBER 19, 2015.
  2. Jump up to:a b c d e Animashaun, Bashir (2012) Jibril Felix Martin (1888 – 1959) and the spread of Western education among Muslims in 20th century Lagos. Ilorin Journal of History and International Studies Vol 3 No 1 2012________________________________________________________________________________________
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The 3rd sect of #ahmadis were created in Lagos, Nigeria in 1922

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#Ahmadi’s run around social media claiming that they are the 73rd sect, the saved sect and etc. However, in Nigeria alone there were 4-5 splinters sects of Ahmadiyya from 1922 to 1948 who argued with each other and even fought each other in court over control of mosques and imams (see Fisher). In 1922, while the first Ahmadi imam Abdur Rahim Nayyar was still in Lagos, the 3rd split in the Ahmadiyya Movement happened. Nayyar immediately skipped town and returned to London a few months later. Nigeria didn’t get another Ahmadi imam for 5+ years. Nayyar had converted the “Quranic-people”, who were a sect of Muslims in the Lagos area of Nigeria. They seemed to control 3 mosques. Nayyar was able to steal the Okepopo mosque from their control in 1922. The Ahmadiyya jamaat held control of this mosque until a court case in 1934, which eventually ruled against the Ahmadiyya movement and gave the mosque back to the Quranic people.
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“Ahmadiyya, A Study in contemporary Islam on the West African Coast” by Humphrey J. Fisher (1963)

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Humphrey J. Fisher was born September 20, 1933, in Dunedin, New Zealand. He recently died in 2018, he had retired in 2001. He attended Deep Springs Junior College, 1950-52; Harvard University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1955; Oxford University, D.Phil., 1959. Religion: Quaker. CAREER: University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England, 1952—, began as lecturer, became reader in African history, became emeritus professor of history. His first book on Ahmadiyya was published in 1960. Humphrey was way ahead of his time for the 1960s and 70s in the way he chose to bring up his children. He would work several days a week from our home in Hampton, south-west London, to be there for his four sons. He never missed a concert, sports match or other event. When I started school, he managed his commute so that he could wave as I crossed the railway bridge on my way to school. In 1986 he moved to Newchurch in the Welsh borders. Long an active Quaker, he became ordained in the (Anglican) Church in Wales by training at a Catholic college, and preached at Presbyterian churches. He also continued his academic career, teaching Islam and its history and drawing together teachers and students of different religions. At St Mary’s church, Newchurch, he provided tea-making facilities for walkers on Offa’s Dyke path, drawing thousands of visitors into the church. He also instituted the annual Kilvert pilgrimage, now in its 20th year, linking the four rural churches he served as a non-stipendiary minister.
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Professor Humphrey J. Fisher and J. Spencer Trimingham called Ahmadiyya a “maritime implantation” in West Africa


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Professor Humphrey J. Fisher wrote “Ahmadiyyah: A study in contemporary Islam on the West African coast” (1963), London, Oxford University Press. He was the first person to write extensively about Ahmadiyya in West Africa and other parts of Africa. He presented enough information to prove that the British Government was helping Ahmadiyya convert Orthodox Muslims.  He also called Ahmadiyya a parasite to Orthodox Islam. He even called the grave of Yuz Asaf as a “gimmick”. Also read how the British Government gave Ahmadi’s 4000 acres of free land in 1915.
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Who is Maulvi F. R. Hakeem? A pioneer Ahmadiyya missionary to West Africa (1929–1935)

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Maulvi F. R. Hakeem (written as Hakim Fadl-ur-Rahman by Fisher, see page 108) first shows up in Ahmadiyya history as a missionary sent to West Africa (Nigeria)(Gold Coast) in 1922, in fact, Nayyar had asked for assistance from Qadian. Before Maulvi F. R. Hakeem, it was Nayyar who made in-roads in West Africa on behalf of the Qadiani-Ahmadi’s. By 1923, Al Hajj Fadl-ul-Rahman Hakim was mostly working out of Ghana as the first permanent missionary to Ghana. In 1923, Hakim started an elementary school in Saltpond. Further primary schools were opened in a number of other towns and villages, such as in Mumford and Potsin, all in the coastal regions. He stayed until 1929, at which point he was called back to Qadian.

His second tour happened in 1929-1931-ish (see Fisher), he returned to Ghana in 1933. He seems to have been relieved by another Ahmadi Mullah, Maulana Nazir Ahmad Ali, technically, he spent only the year of 1936 in Ghana and moved over to Sierra Leone, wherein he was the first ever permanent Ahmadi mullah on the scene (See Fisher). Fadl-ul-Rahman worked as the missionary in-charge of Ghana from 1935 to 1947.

He was there when the controversy with Imam Ajose happened (early 1930’s) and a split ensued and also when Jibril Martin seceded with his own group (early to mid 1930’s) of Ahmadi’s who were disloyal to the Khalifa, the matter even went to court and was decided on (see Fisher).

A man named Maulvi Muhammad Afzal Qureshi came to work in British-West-Africa (aka Nigeria) with Maulvi F.R. Hakeem left in 1946 (see Fisher). He was made a resident Missionary based in the North between 1946 and 1951 and he shuttled between Zaria and Kano during the period. He was the only white man riding on a bicycle with a galloping turban which always attracted the admiration of children who usually followed him for a long distance while he was on his way to the preaching venue. Another Ahmadi missionary showed up, Naseem Saifi, he would end up being in-charge until the 1970‘s.

He goes totally missing in the history of Ahmadiyya after 1949-1951. Fisher reports that he died in Lahore on 28 August, 1955 (see Fisher page 108). 

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