Thereafter he attended the Sunni mosque in Delaware – America where he was staying with his daughter at the time of his demise (and where his son Hibbatul Mannan lives) and where his funeral was held on 4 August 2006 before the burial which took place in Pakistan. The funeral service (obviously) did not mention the name of his revered father or of Ahmadiyyat. It is said that in his last hours his house echoed with the recording of the recitation of The Holy Quran and that he passed away during the recital of the final verse of Surah Ya Sin. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and raise his spiritual status worthy to that of his father.
On December 27th, 1956 after his forced eviction from Rabwah on orders of the Khalifa, marhoom Abdul Manan Omar sahib (son Maulana Noor ud Din sahib) was employed as editor of Encyclopedia of Islam (Urdu), published by Punjab University, Lahore. In this capacity he worked there 18 years. __________________________________________________________________________________________
Abdul Mannan was ex-communicated by the Khalifa
When Mian Mannan Omar Sahib was in the USA to deliver a seminar at Havard University, in his absence an unfortunate incident happened when his wife Amatur Rahman Sahiba was alone with three young kids. In the night a man named Mohamnmad Ali Cycle Wala jumped the wall of Mian Mannan Umar Sahib’s house and started dancing bare naked. He was certainly sent by the Goondas of Ammore-Aama upon the instructions by their So-Called Mausleh Maud the Head Goonda of Rabwah. Mian Mannan Omar Sahib narrated this incident to many Ahmadies including myself.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________After he was ex-communicated Once Mian Mannan Omar Sahib visited Rabwah after the expulsion from Jamaat to attend the Funeral of Mirza Shareef Ahmed. The Goondas of Ammore-Aami were instructed by Mirza Mahmud Ahmed to beat and ultimately kill Mian Mannan Omar Sahib when get chance. Mian Mannan Umar Sahib after after attending Janaza Prayer went to see his NIECE Amatul Rashid daughter of Mirza Mahmud Ahmed. These gundas of Ammore-Aama were chasing him. They thought that Mian Mannan Was going to spend a night in the house of Amatul Rashid but Mian Sahib left Rawah in the night which the goondas did not know. In the middle of the night thinking that Mian Mannan Omar was in the house of Amatul Rashid. These goondas jumped the wall of the house of Amatul Rashid and found a person they thought was Mian Mannan Omar. They started beating him with Hockies and Bats. The man kept on saying that he was not Mannan Omar but they continued beating that person. Amatul Rasheed came to rescue and appealed that she is the daughter of Musleh Maud and this man you are beating in not my uncle Mian Mannan Omar but some one else. This is how that innocent person who was staying in the house of Amatul Rasheed was spared. These Goondas even attacked the houses of the Mirza Khandaan. Amtul Rashid is still alive and lives in USA. She can be contacted and let her deny on Oath that this incident never happened.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ In 1964-65, he helped the Lahori-Ahmadi’s write vs. MGA
“””Here I want to thank Maulana Shaikh Abdur Rehman Misri sahib and Maulvi Abdul Mannan Omar sahib M.A. They read manuscript of this book and gave helpful advice, and made some corrections. May Allah SWT reward them.”””
_______________________________________________________________________________________________He represented the Lahori-Ahmadis to the NA of 1974
Oddly enough, it seems that after leaving the Qadiani branch of Ahmadis, he joined the Lahori-branch. This is ironic. He was only 4 years old when the split occurred, however, he grew up in the household Mirza Basheeruddin Mahmud Ahmad, who was the Khalifa at the time, Mahmud Ahmad had married a daughter of Nooruddin in 1914, just a few weeks after becoming Khalifa (see Walter). Nonetheless, he believed in Prophets after MGA, as a member of the Qadiani-branch, as soon as he switched sides, he seems to have changed his belief.
He is seen in this photograph standing beside the grave of the first American Muslim, Alexander Russell Webb.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Links and Related Essays
Abdul Wahab was the elder brother of Abdul Mannan Omar (1910-2006), they were both the sons of Noorudin (the 1st Khalifa). His only sister was Amtul Haye (the eldest sibling) and his elder brother who was killed was Abdul Haye, his other elder brother was Abdus Salaam (died in 1956). He was born and raised in MGA’s house, since Noorudin lived exclusively with MGA, in MGA’s mansion complex.
Via the 2018 online english edition of Tadhkirah
[Izala-e-Auham, pp. 632–635, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 3, pp. 441–443]
“””[Urdu] Being overcome—that is, being apparently belittled as someone who has been overcome—you will finally be victorious and the final outcome will be in your favour. We shall relieve you of all the burdens which have well-nigh broken your back. God has determined to spread about your uniqueness, your greatness and your perfection. God will manifest your countenance and lengthen your shade. A Warner came unto the world, and the world did not accept him, but God will accept him and will demonstrate his truth with powerful assaults. Soon a great kingdom will be bestowed upon him (meaning that, he will be granted acceptance and the hearts of a large number will be inclined towards him…) and treasures will be opened to him. This is God’s grace and it appears strange in your eyes. We shall soon show you Our Signs in your own selves and also around you. Proof will be established and the victory will be clear. Do they say: ‘We are a large party?’ All of them will be routed and shall turn their backs. Even if people desert you I shall not desert you; if people do not safeguard you, I shall safeguard you. I shall exhibit My flash and shall exalt you as a demonstration of My Power. Peace on you, O Ibrahim [Abraham], We have chosen you with sincere friendship. God will set all your affairs right and will bestow upon you all that you might desire. You are to Me like My Unity and My Uniqueness. Allah is not the one to leave you till He has separated the impure from the pure. He will raise your status and will increase your progeny and thereafter you alone will be considered the progenitor of your family. I shall make you famous with honour to the ends of the earth and shall exalt your name and shall put your love in the hearts of the people.
–[Arabic] We have made you Masih Ibne-Maryam [Messiah, son of Mary].
–[Urdu] Tell them: I have come in the footsteps of Jesus.
They will say: ‘We have not heard any such thing from our ancestors’ Respond to them that: Your knowledge is limited; God knows best. You are content with the letter and obscurity. The true reality has not been disclosed to you. He who realises that the foundation of the Ka‘bah was a design of divine wisdom is very wise, for he has partaken of the mysteries of the universe. One of high resolve will be born. He will be like you in beauty and benevolence. He will be of your progeny.
–[Persian] [Son, delight of the heart, high ranking, noble;]
–[Arabic] [A manifestation of the True and the High, as if Allah had descended from heaven. You will pass through different periods with different companions and will behold distant progeny. We shall bestow upon you a good life; eighty years or near to it.]”””
“””They will say: ‘We have not heard any such thing from our ancestors’ Respond to them that: Your knowledge is limited; God knows best. You are content with the letter and obscurity. The true reality has not been disclosed to you. He who realises that the foundation of the Ka‘aba was a design of divine wisdom is very wise, for he has partaken of the mysteries of the universe. One of high resolve will be born. He will be like you in beauty and benevolence. He will be of your progeny. [Persian] [Son, delight of the heart, high ranking, noble;] [Arabic] [A manifestation of the True and the High, as if Allah had descended from heaven. You will pass through different periods with different companions and will behold distant progeny. We shall bestow upon you a good life; eighty years or thereabouts.””
[A’ina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, (At-Tabligh), pp. 577–578, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 5, pp. 577–578](see also, the 2009 english edition of Tadhkirah) “”[Arabic] [Grace will arrive with his coming. He is light and is blessed and holy and is of the righteous. He will spread blessings and will nurture people on pure food and will be a helper of the faith…. He will be one of My Signs and will be the banner of My supports so that those who deny you should know that I am with you through My open grace…. He will be perceptive, intelligent and handsome. His heart will be filled with knowledge, his interior will be gentle and his breast will be filled with security. He will be bestowed the Messianic spirit and will be blessed with the spirit of security. Monday! O blessed Monday, blessed spirits will arrive on that day.] “”
Everyone went silent on the “Musleh Maud” prophecy. It was barely even discussed in the Lahori-Qadiani split.
He made the claim of #muslehmaud at Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Sahib’s bungalow, situated at Temple Road, Lahore. After that, he gave a speech in the Jalsa at Masjid Aqsa, Qadian. After announcing the proclamation of Musleh-e-Maud at Masjid Aqsa, Qadian, another Jalsa took place in Hoshiarpur. The leader of the caravan of that Jalsa was Mir Muhammad Ishaq. Then, another Jalsa took place in Lahore and after that, our father passed away. The next Jalsa was in Ludhiana.
About 1000 miles away, the battle of Imphal was raging, it was unclear as to who would win. The Japanese had their eye on India. By mid-1944, the Allied air forces enjoyed undisputed air supremacy over Burma. The last major effort by the Japanese Army Air Force had been over the Arakan in February and March, when they had suffered severe losses. During the Imphal and Kohima battles, they were able to make barely half a dozen significant raids.
Abdul Mannan Umar (the youngest son of Noorudin), published in a periodical entitled ‘Furqan’ of May 1945, some notes of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I (Maulvi Abdul Mannan was editor of the journal at the time). The sense of these notes was that the advent of the Muslih Mau’ud would take place thirty years after the date when Hazrat Khalifatul Masih I, gave a discourse to this effect. Presumably in his Dars-i-Quran. The notes were published subsequently to the declaration by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II, on the basis of a Revelation to him from God, the wording of this Revelation, in Arabic, was: “I am the Promised Messiah, his like and his Khalifa.” Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II took the Revelation to mean that he was the Muslih Mau’ud of this prophecy, which described him as gifted with the breath of a Messiah, in excellence and virtue, like the Promised Messiah himself.
Intro Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad is said to be worse than MGA when it came to women/men and his sexual desires, in fact, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s have commented on this topic extensively. Nevertheless, in 1924, the Khalifa’s second wife (Amtul Hai) had died mysteriously. The Khalifa had just came back from his tour to England, it is said that this wife of the Khalifa had been writing letters to newspapers and telling them how bad her husband really is. She (Amtul Hai) seems to have lived with the Khalifa’s first wife and mother in MGA’s home in Qadian (as well as wife #3). This 14-15 year old girl, Sara Begum (the Khalifa’s wife #4) seems to have also met Amtul Hai (the Khalifa’s wife #2) in 1923, in the Khalifa’s house, the Khalifa heard her speaking about how she read the Ahmadiyya newspapers and etc. Sara Begum’s father was Abdul Majid Bhagalpuri (Central India). Sara Begum would become the Khalifa’s 4th wife. Abdul Majid Bhagalpuri is totally unknown in Ahmadiyya history, he seems to have been a professor in Arabic somewhere in Baghalpur, the Khalifa was in Baghalpur for a Jalsa in 1923, which led to the engagement. In urdu, the Khalifa describes his marriage to this “bachee”, which means female child. The quote in the below is from Anwarul Aloom on 23 June 1933. “meri sarah” was also published in 27 June 1933, just 4 days later. His wife died on 27 june 1933 as quoted in Al-Fazl. Al-fazal of 16 May 1933, “Date and time of death: Sarah Begum Sahiba died on Saturday, 13 May 1933 at 1.45 pm. Sarah had went into labor on the same day 13 May 1933, a girl was born, and after about 2 and half hour, she died of heart failure, (her heart stopped) in them days real cause of death was not ascertained. In any case she died. Anwarul Aloom vol 13 page 94, 95 and 96, that is where he says “purpose of writing this article” that women should stay at home and serve the man, and not go out to work.
Who is Dr. Hashmatullah?
He accompanied the Khalifa to England in 1924. He was from Patiala. He seems to be the person who brokered the deal for the Khalifa to get married in this instance. Dr. Hashmatullah tells us that Sara Begum was a friend of of his own wife.
Why was the Khalifa talking about this subject?
The Khalifa had already had been speaking to a new potential wife in 1923, when he seems to have visited Bhaghulpur. The Khalifa was speaking to the young daughter (aged 14-15) of Maulana Abdul Majid Bhaghulpuri via letters.
The quote 1934
The quote typed out “”””Many girls are studying just for earning and employment, although the work of a woman is not employment. This trend of employment is one reminiscence from the cursed reminiscences of western culture. Islam has placed the responsibility of providing income on men.””””(Anwar ul Ulum, vol. 13; Meri Sarah, page 23).
Some additional quotes from this same era, most likely this same essay “…my own thought was turned towards this that to inculcate the habit of higher learning among women and to create a strong bond between them and the Organisation, I should marry a woman who should be educated and whom I could train to carry out the duties of education.”
“I have not forgotten my loss and to this day, I have not offered a single obligatory prayer in which I have not prayed for the late Amtul Hai…Seldom is there a soul who keeps alive the memory of the deceased. However, God has blessed me with loyalty and faithfulness…I believe that to keep alive the memory of the deceased is an edifying grief, a delightful sadness and a gratifying hardship. This grief is better than a thousand joys and this sadness better than a thousand delights. The pain of love is not a pain but an elixir. The pain of faithfulness does not burn rather it is like a kiln which cleanses the heart and leaves it shining and polished. And the soul of man becomes free of all impurities as it breathes at a superior blissful station where the air is remarkably pure and gentle. If I was not burdened with the leadership of a Community. If through foolishness or cleverness, I was not mindful of the progress of a small Community, far from marriage, the very idea and its thought would have been a blow for my wounded heart. But I am hopeful of the favours of Allah Almighty. “…I believe this (marriage) is also not a source of happiness for the other party. One cannot have high hopes from a man who is not very healthy, who is financially impoverished, who has no love for the world and whose first two wives
are alive…Therefore, I believe they are also making a sacrifice.” (See Fazl-e-Omar, online english edition, pages 219-220).
“””“The fact that he is known as a Prophet or Nabi refutes the idea that he was a Muhamadan Saint. No intelligent man would think that a person who was reputed as a prophet among the Muhammadans was a Muhammadan saint. Even if a Muhammadan saint worked miracles, they would take him as a Wali at best, and never a prophet. They believe that their HP is the seal of the prophets and that he is not to be followed by any other prophet…….and one who takes him as a muhammadan saint only, betrays his complete ignorance of the beliefs prevailing among the muhammadans””””
“…..we do not know of any prophet who appeared in Kashmir in the last 200 years”
A story from 1909
Dr Muhammad Abdullah from Qila Subasingh testifies:
“””During the time of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih I, Hadhrat Maulwi Sher Ali Sahib(ra) worked as the editor of the Review of Religions. Once two English persons came to Qadian and passed along the northern part of Hadhrat Nawab Muhammad Ali’s residence where at that time Hadhrat Maulwi Sher Ali Sahib(ra) was feeding his water buffalo. His collar was open and he was attired in simple clothes. One of the English officersrequested Maulwi Sahib that they wanted to meet the Editor of the Review of Religions and asked where they could meet him. Maulwi Sahib volunteered to accompany them to his house and brought them to his own house and seating them in his sitting room said that he would call the Editor.
Maulwi Sahib wanted to prepare tea and get better acquainted with his visitors but they insisted that he should take them there so that they could meet him in person perhaps en route. Upon this, Hadhrat Maulwi Sher Ali Sahib said, “I am the Editor of the Review’”.
In the Company of the Promised Messiah – Page 148 Ch Ali Mohammad – 1977 “Some of the pious souls that joined the Ahmadiya Movement in Islam in 1897 were : Hazrat Maulvi Sher Ali, B.A. Parentage : Hazrat Maulvi Sher Ali was born at “
^Seerat Hadrat Maulvi Sher Ali by Khadija Begum et al
In June, 1948 Mirza Mahmud set up Furqan Battalion to axe his grind in Kashmir affairs. In a special session of Majlis-i-Shoora, he announced that he had been persuaded by some military officers to send at least a platoon on Jammu front to take part in Kashmir war. Under the command of Mirza Mubarak Ahmad, a platoon of 45 Ahmadis, after receiving instructions from M.M.Ahmad, then Deputy Commissioner Sialkot, moved to MirajKay to fight on the Jammu front. The Government of Pakistan, claims an Ahmadi weekly paper Lahore, itself requested Mirza Mahmud to send a Battalion on Kashmir front. An Organizing Committee under Mirza Nasir Ahmad (Fatehuddin) was set up which recruited Ahmadi volunteers and by June 1948 the Furqan Battalion, under the command of Col. (Retd.) Sardar Muhammad Hayat Qasarani was formed which stationed at Sarai Alamgir near Jhelum. After Qaisarani, Mirza Mubarak Ahmad became its commander. The Furqan camp was named Zubir and the commanding officer was called ‘Alam Kabab’, (a name revealed to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad for the future Muslih Maud, Mirza Mahmud claimed that ‘office’ in 1944). Besides Col. Qaisarani, Maj. Waqi-uz-Zaman (Second in Command), Major Hameed Ahmad Kaleem, Major Abdul Hamid, Major Abdullah Mahar and Cap. Naimatullah Sharif occupied important positions in the Battalion.
The Battalion advanced from Baghsar front to the Valley of Saadabad on 10 July 1948 and occupied a portion of it about miles wide and 5 miles long when the cease-fire took place. Nine Ahmadis were killed during Kashmir war.74 As the war was going on, Mirza Mahmud summoned some influential Ahmadis to Lahore to start a movement inside the Valley. Khalifa Abdul Manan, the son of Khalifa and an engineer by profession, was called to Lahore and advised to contact some one in the Valley to help in the execution of the Ahmadi plan. He states:
He (Mirza) then said: ‘I want reliable person from the Valley who should be available for operation on the fighting line to’… ‘I (Mannan) at once said: yes, Your Holiness! I have one in mind, but he is presently in Srinagar “Can he come”? He inquired and I said ‘yes’, “but I have no means to communicate with him.” ‘You write him and give me the letter.’ I wrote, the message reached him in Srinagar, he left in disguise immediately. He was under orders of arrest from the Emergency Administration. He reached Lahore within a few days, presented himself at Rattan Bagh and started the assigned work and continued to work for years and year.” 75
Furqan Force concentrated its activities mostly in the Saadabad Valley Sector. It was a spy rather than a fighting force. The leaders of the Muslim Conference expressed their apprehensions on the Ahmadi involvement in Kashmir affairs. Sardar Aftab Ahmad, General Secretary, Muslim Conference, condemned the Ahmadi role in Kashmir war and held them responsible for spying and playing an Imperialist inspired game.76
Mirza Mahmud, in his address dated 27 December 1950 states:
‘Sardar Aftab Ahmad, General Secretary Muslim Conference Kashmir, has alleged that Ahmadis had sent the Furqan Force to fight in Kashmir as a part of a conspiracy. They leaked secret reports to the Indian Army. On the basis of their reports the enemy war planes bombarded Pakistan’s strategic positions. All the leading newspapers of the Punjab carried his statement. We made a complaint to the Government stating ‘Why did Government allow us to remain in Kashmir for two years’? The Government asked Sardar Aftab to retract and the Ministry of Kashmir prepared a draft statement and sent it to Karachi to contradict his earlier statement. But Sardar Aftab’s statement appeared in distorted form only in least circulated daily Tamir, Rawalpindi. After sometimes in November 1950 Sardar Aftab repeated the same allegations on the arrival of Sir Owen Dixon mission in Pakistan as mediator on Kashmir question although the volunteer forces had been withdrawn from Kashmir by that time.’77
The Furqan Battalion was disbanded on 17 June 1950. Brig K.M.Sheikh of Pak Army read out the message of Gen Gracey, C-in-C of the Battalion to the Furqan Force in a ceremony held for that special purpose:
Gracey paid a glowing tribute to Furqan Battalion in his message dated 17 June 1950. The text of the message to the Battalion from the notorious General Sir Douglas Gracey, K.C.I.C.B.E., M.C., Commander in Chief (Furqan Battalion) is given below:
“Your offer to provide a volunteer force in the fight for liberation of Kashmir in June, 1948 was gratefully accepted, and the Furqan Bn came into being. After a short period of training during the summer of 1948, you were soon ready to take your place in the field. In September 1948 you were placed under Commander MALF. Your Bn was composed entirely of volunteers who came from all walks of life, young peasants, students, teachers, men in business, they were all imbued with the spirit of service for Pakistan; you accepted no renumeration, and no publicity for the self sacrifice for which you all volunteered. Yours was a noble cause.You impressed us all with your keenness to learn, and the enthusiasm you brought with you. You and your officers soon got over many difficulties that face a young unit.In Kashmir you were allotted an important sector, and very soon you justified the reliance placed on you and you nobly acquitted yourself in battle against heavy enemy ground and air attacks, with not losing a single inch of ground.
Your conduct both individual and collective and your discipline have been of a very high order.
As your mission is over and your Bn is under orders to disband. I wish to thank every one of you for the services you have rendered to your country. Khuda Hafiz.” 78