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In 1911, Maulvi Abdullah Timapuri claimed to be the leader (Khalifa) of Ahmadi’s

Intro
Abdullah Timapuri appears on the scene some time in the last years of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad‘s life.  Like other Qadiani claimants of Divine appointment, he created the fine distinction between him being the ‘Mahdi’ while Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the ‘Messiah’.  His books were published by the same [Riaz Hind Press] that used to publish the books of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. In fact, the back cover of the book presented below shows the list of his books alongside those of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, side by side, and the two columns titled ‘Ahmadi Chain’ and ‘Muhammadi Chain’. A substantial part of the rest of the book can be found in the attachments to this page.  Even the name of this book is derived from a ‘revelation’ of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in which he was given a book by this name, but he never wrote a book with this title. This book, ‘Nahj-al-Musalla’ is filled with the ‘revelations’ and ‘visions’ of Abdullah Timapuri.  Abdullah called himself, in Tafseer Asmani, one of his books, Maamoor minal Allah, Naib Rasool Allah, Muhammad Abdullah, Mazhar E Awal Qudrat e Sani Der Silsila Imam Rubani Hazrat Masih Maood Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani. So Obviously he was claiming big status.  There was also a Maulvi Yar Muhammad who had similar claims.  At the same time Zahir ud Din (also spelled Zahir al_din) was also making claims of prophethood and Khilafat.  Zahir uddin or Al-Din was a clerk in the Canal Department of Gujranwala (see Muhammad Ali, “The Split” 1994 online edition).  Noorudin was thus dealing with 3 claimants, while he wasn’t able to walk, since his leg was amputated and he was vacillating.  It is important to note, that the first claimant of prophethood in Ahmadiyya, after MGA of course was a certain Chiragh ud Din, who was ex-communicated by MGA himself.  We are not sure as to which Yar Muhammad this was.  There were a few in Ahmadiyya history.  Furthermore, it should be noted that Noorudin didn’t care if MGA claimed to be a law-bearing prophet.

Some additional data on Maulvi Abdullah Timapuri from 
Maulvi Abdulla of Timapur (a suburb of Shorapur, in the Deccan) had been successively Sunnite Muslim, Wahhabi, and Ahmadi, before he created his own sect, declaring,

“I am the man from God : You must all follow me.. I am the real Khalifa of Qadian.”

He has about three hundred disciples at present, and is much’ more friendly to Christians than to Muslims. I am indebted for this information to Rev. N. Desai, the pastor of a self-supporting Indian Christian congregation at Shorapur (see Walter).

He is mentioned by Walter in 1916
Walter wrote his historic book about Ahmadiyya in this era.  He mentioned that there was another claimant.  See also, Al-fazl. January 1, 1935, via “Qadiyaniat: an analytical survey” by Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (1984) 21st edition.

Nur Ahmad Qadiani was another claimant of prophethood in this era
There was yet another Ahmadi who claimed prophethood after MGA, it was Nur Ahmad Qadiani (See “Qadiyaniat: an analytical survey” by Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (1984) 21st edition, page 259).  
He wrote the book, “Lekulle Ummatin Ajal”, wherein he wrote:

“There is no god but God, : Nur Ahmad is the apostle of God . I am the apostle of Allah. Whosoever obeys me, obeys Allah and whosoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allah. I have been commissioned to be the mercy for all the world as I am a synthesis of all the prophets”

He was also mentioned in the Al-Fazl of Nov. 11,1934, via “Qadiyaniat: an analytical survey” by Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (1984) 21st edition.

The Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad mentions him in 1922
In his book, “Truth About the Split” (1922), he says:

“””In the years 1911 and 1912, some tracts were published by two men named Maulawi Yar
Muhammad and Abdullah Timapuri. Each of these men claimed to be the Imam (leader) of the
Community under special authority from God. There was therefore some danger of people being deceived by their tracts and notices. Hence, Khalifatul Masih Ira was obliged to make an announcement against them in one of his speeches. But the words used by him in the announcement were general and only Abdullah Timapuri was mentioned by name. The words of the announcement were as follows:

“Again, there are young men who are in too great a hurry to write books although they possess neither the wisdom nor the insight required by an author. Mere fancies are of little avail so long as one does not get into touch with facts. Such writings give rise to dissension. If, therefore, difficulties should arise, one ought to seek help from God and have recourse to prayer.  I would warn our members to shun such people. There is a number of them who go about giving publicity to their pretensions.”  (The Badr 25th January 1912). (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

TIMELINE INFO

APRIL-1911
Zahir ud Deen’s book, “Nabi Ullah Ka Zahur” is published (see Muhammad Ali, “The Split” 1994 online edition).  In fact, the Ahmadiyya newspaper, the Al-Badr published an advertisement for it’s sales (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

OCT–1911
The urdu version of the Review of Religions praised Zahir ud Deen’s book, in fact they even called him as a Munshi (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

JAN–1912
Noorudin writes a generalized announcement in the Al-Badr newspaper that some men are giving rise to dissensions.  This seems to be about Maulvi Abdullah Timapuri and Maulvi Yar Muhammad(see Muhammad Ali, “The Split” 1994 online edition).

JUNE–1912
Per Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad in June of 1912, Zahir Al-Din wrote a letter to the Khalifa asking whom the Jan-1912 announcement was about.  Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad reports that the Khalifa clarified that Zahir al-Din was good, the announcement was about Maulvi Yar Muhammad and Maulvi Abdullah Timapuri (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

JULY–1912
On July 11th, 1912, per Muhammad Ali, an announcement was published in the Al-Badr wherein Zahir Al- Din was officially ex-communicated by Noorudin (the Khalifa)(see Muhammad Ali, “The Split” 1994 online edition).  The Khalifa called him Zaheer ud Din Arupi.  Arupi is probably the name of the city or village that he was from in India (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

AUGUST–1912
Zahir had repented and was allowed to re-enter the Ahmadiyya Movement at the hand of Noorudin, most likely via a letter of repentance (see Muhammad Ali, “The Split” 1994 online edition).

OCTOBER–1912
In the issue of 14 OCT–1912, Zahir ud Din gets published in the Al-Badr in contempt vs. the Khalifa.  He impertinently writes that he disagrees with the Khalifa on many beliefs (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

APRIL–1913
The second part of his book was published on April 20th, 1913, it was only 12 pages and entitled, “Ahmad Rasul ul Allah, Ka Zahur”, in english as : “Ahmad, the messenger of Allah, his appearance”(see Muhammad Ali, “The Split” 1994 online edition).  In this book, he formulated a new Kalima for Ahmadi’s, which replaced the word “Muhammad” from the Kalima with “Ahmad”, which was a direct reference to (see Muhammad Ali, “The Split” 1994 online edition).  the Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad agrees that this book was published in April of 1913(See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

MAY-JUNE 1913
A newer Ahmadiyya newspaper, “Al-Haq” tells Ahmadi’s to leave Zahir ud Din, Maulvi Yar Muhammad and Maulvi Abdullah Timapuri alone.  The editor of this newspaper is Mir Qasim Ali.  However, there was no official letter or announcement of ex-communication by the Khalifa, most likely because the Khalifa was out of commission based on his health.  Nevertheless, there is no announcement of ex-communication by the Khalifa.

MARCH–1914
Zahir ud din was made a member of the advisory committee, which was formed at Lahore after the death of Noorudin (vide the Paigham-e-Sulh of 24th March, 1914) and his articles against the family Khilafat found a place in Maulawi Muhammad Ali’s magazine called the Al-Mahdi (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

1918
Zahir ud Din was present at the Lahori-Ahmadi Jalsa of this year and was even allowed to speak (See “Truth About the Split” by Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad, the 2007 online english edition).

Links and Related Essays
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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/02/23/noorudin-didnt-care-if-mirza-ghulam-ahmad-claimed-even-law-bearing-prophethood/

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/08/03/islami-qurbani-by-qazi-yar-mohammed-1920-printed-at-riaz-e-hind-press-amritsar-district-kangra/

http://wiki.qern.org/ahmadiyya/organisations/qadiani-claimants/abdullah-timapuri

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/05/20/an-ahmadi-claimed-prophethood-in-late-1901-or-early-1902-and-was-boycotted-by-ahmadis-chiragh-din-of-jammu-jamooni/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/01/04/nabi-ullah-ka-zahoor-aka-appearance-of-the-prophet-of-allah-1911-by-muhammad-zahir-al-din/

Click to access Truth-about-the-Split.pdf

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Here are more pages from his book:

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The old tomb of Jesus website, Maulvi Abdullah, Khalifa Noorudin and MGA

Intro
Dear readers, about 10-15 years ago, some Ahmadi made a website called “tombofjesus”.  When the tomb of Yuz Asaf was discovered by some Ahmadi’s (1895 or 1896), it was argued by Maulvi Shaikh Abdullah (the lawyer) who was an inhabitant of Kashmir, that since this tomb was that of a prophet, that eliminated all muslims from the equation, thus it must belong to a Jewish prophet.  Muslims strictly believe that the HP was the final prophet, there were no more prophets to come. Muslims only had one prophet, on the other hand the jewish people had many prophets, in other words because of the concept of khatme-nubuwwat, this had to be a jewish prophet. When HMGA recieved this data he also used the ending of prophethood as his main argument in terms of proving that Yus Asaf was not a muslim.

In a letter written to HMGA(1895 or 1896), maulvi Abdullah writes:

“The word nabi is common between the followers of Islam and the Israelites, and as in Islam no prophet came after our Holy Prophet Muhammad, nor could one come, therefore the general Muslims of Kashmir are agreed that this prophet is from before Islam.”

“But because of the ending of prophethood, this excludes the Muslim people. Therefore it is clearly proved that this prophet is an Israelite prophet.”

Then HMGA wrote a footnote to this published letter, in it he comments:

“””””But after the ending of prophethood, no further prophet can come in Islam. Therefore it is settled that he was an Israelite prophet.””””

This argument was contradicted in November of 1901 as MGA claimed prophethood
As we all know, before 1901, MGA and his team denied that MGA was a prophet, however, after November, MGA was a full fledged prophet and thus the entire line of argumentation that was created to prove that Yuz Asaf=Jesus was totally contradicted.

The owners of the “tomb of Jesus” website also felt the same contradiction, they felt the need to add this important note:

Tomb of Jesus Website Comments:

“””””The reader will note that in footnote 2 above, Ghulam Ahmad states that no prophet can come after Muhammad. Therefore, the inhabitant of the Roza Bal must have been a Jewish prophet. Later, though, as his followers believe, and as Ghulam Ahmad explained, God had repeatedly told Ghulam Ahmad that He (God) had appointed Ghulam Ahmad as a follower-prophet of Muhammad.  Ahmadiyya literature reflects that Ghulam Ahmad himself seemed quite stunned by these revelations from God, because, just as other Muslims, he had understood Islam to teach that there could be no prophet of any type coming after Muhammad].””””

Further research showed that ahmadis did not abandon this debate-tactic.  In two books published in the 1930’s and 40’s the same technique was used:

The Tomb of Jesus by Sufi Mutuir Rahman Bengalee, M. A.

See pg. 41

and Where Did Jesus Die? by J. D. Shams

See chapter 13

They wrote the same argument.  That’s unbelievable.  I think these two men felt that this argument alone convinced HMGA that this tomb was in fact that of Jesus.

Who is Khalifa Nooruddin?
This is another person that helped MGA land on the idea that Yuz Asaf= Jesus (see Page 48).
Dard tells us about Khalifa Noorudin as follows, see page 684:

“”””On October 4th, 1899, Ahmadas appealed for funds; and, apart from the permanent needs of the Langar at Qadian and the production of literature, he proposed to send a deputation of three men to Afghanistan, Nisibain, Kerbala, and the Laghman mountains to make further research with regard to the travels of Jesusas. Khalifa Nur-ud-Dinra (Born 1847, died, 2.9.1942) had in this connection made the necessary enquiries in Kashmir.”””

He gave money for the building of the white minaret
Per Dard (page 855), Khalifa Nur-ud-Din, Merchant, Jammu.

Links and Related Essays

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2016/12/29/yus-asaf-is-not-esa-as/

Click to access Letter_of_Maulvi_Abdullah.pdf

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/10/22/john-rippon-rips-the-ahmadiyya-belief-that-esa-as-yuz-asaph-and-was-buried-in-kashmir/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/11/01/how-did-budhasaf-become-yuz-asaf/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/04/05/the-alleged-sojourn-of-christ-in-india-by-max-muller/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/04/05/edgar-j-goodspeed-also-refuted-jesus-in-india/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/04/05/j-archibald-douglas-also-refuted-nicholas-notovitch/

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2017/01/03/lahori-ahmadis-cast-doubt-on-the-jesus-in-india-theory/

https://books.google.com/books?id=ARplAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=Khalifa+Noorudin+from+Kashmir&source=bl&ots=_po4n90h9N&sig=ACfU3U3HO6DfYefna0kXbqmZeYS1a5YdXg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjk25j-z7fgAhX0BjQIHdjDC98Q6AEwDXoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=Khalifa%20Noorudin%20from%20Kashmir&f=false

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Who is Maulvi Shaikh Abdullah (June 1874-March 1965), the ex-Ahmadi?

Intro
Also known as Khan Bahadur Sheikh Abdullah Pleader was originally named as Thakur Das and born into a hindu family, he has been described as a Brahmin, not to be confused with the Reverend G.L. Thakur Das. The number one authority on his life and times is his own daughter, who wrote, “”A Woman of SubstanceThe Memoirs of Begum Khurshid Mirza”, (1918-1989), who was a famous film star in British India before the partition, her screen name was Renuka Devi. See pages 1–30. She explains how she would call her father as Papa Mian. She also explains how Maulvi Noorudin seems to have gotten him to convert to Islam in the 1889 era while Noorudin worked in Poonch. In 1889, he was at Ludhiana during MGA’s first bait ceremony and agreed and signed the bait form. Later on, Noorudin paid for him to complete his education at Aligarh, later on in the 1895–1899 era. It is worth noting that the whole story of Hazrat Eisa’s grave in Kashmir is based on the account of Molvi Abdullah Wakeel. Which he immediately protested to in his book.
Continue reading “Who is Maulvi Shaikh Abdullah (June 1874-March 1965), the ex-Ahmadi?”

In the late 1860’s, Maulvi Noorudin went to Mecca and learned from Rahmatullah Kairanawi

Intro
Maulvi Noorudin seems to have went for Hajj in the late 1960’s, while it was under Wahabi rule (See page 30, Maulvi Nurudin by Zafrullah Khan)(and “Nur ud Din”, page 25). The very famous Rahmatullah Kairanawi was living there and personally taught Noorudin. Our research on Rahmatullah Kairanawi is still incomplete. He seems to have been exiled from India to Wahabi controlled Arabia after the famous mutiny of 1857. This seems to be the beginning of Noorudin connections with the Ahl-e-Hadith aka Wahabi-type of Muslims. Even Sir Syed Ahmad Khan became Ahl-e-Hadith. Noorudin was a solid member, and had many students. This is probably how he met MGA. You can read about Noorudin’s affiliation to the Ahl-e-Hadith herein. He also had a connection with the Deobandi’s. In fact, he was also taught by Shah Abdul Ghani Mujaddadi, who was the teacher of the famous Nanautvi and many others (See the Deobandi school).

Interestingly, in 1889, he pretended to be Hanafi just to marry a 10-year old girl.

Continue reading “In the late 1860’s, Maulvi Noorudin went to Mecca and learned from Rahmatullah Kairanawi”

Who is Maulvi Syed Muhammad Sarwar Shah?

Intro
Maulvi Syed Muhammad Sarwar Shah was a Qadiani-Ahmadi. He became an Ahmadi sometime between 1897 and 1901.Per Ahmadiyya sources he was a heavy smoker and opium addict. The reference which explains how Sarwar Shah took opium is from Tazkiratul Mahdi, it was written by Sahibzada Sirajul Haq, and very early on in this history of Ahmadiyya, in fact, Upal recently quoted it. Nu’mani, Sirajulhaq (1915). Tazkiratul Mahdi. Qadian, India: Zia-ul-Islam Press. See Upal’s bibliography, page 128 of the book. Continue reading “Who is Maulvi Syed Muhammad Sarwar Shah?”

Shaikh Abdullah’s wife was a Qadiani?

Intro
As we all know, Shaikh Abdullah was secretly a Qadiani-Ahmadi in 1931. In 1933 he married Akbar Jahan, the daughter of Michael Harry Nedou, of Slovak and British descent, and his Kashmiri wife Mirjan.[64] Michael Harry Nedou was himself the proprietor of a hotel at the tourist resort of Gulmarg[65] (The writer Tariq Ali claims that Akbar Jehan was previously married in 1928 to an Arab Karam Shah who disappeared after a Calcutta newspaper Liberty reported that he was actually T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)[66] a British Intelligence officer. He claims that Akbar Jehan was divorced by her first husband in 1929.).  Begum Akbar Jehan Abdullah was the wife of Kashimiri leader Sheikh Abdullah.She married Sheikh Abdullah in 1933. Sheikh Abdullah was a very compliant devotee who made agreement of alignment with india on the order of Mirza Bashir ud Din Mahmood Ahmad.Begum Akbar Jehan’s Q oath evidence from Alfazal 1936.

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https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2019/03/03/who-is-maulvi-shaikh-abdullah-june-1874-march-1965-and-his-connection-to-the-yuz-asaf-story/

Heroes of Kashmir : Molvi Muhammad Abdullah Vakil

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https://books.google.com/books?id=7RwFAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA59&lpg=PA59&dq=Kashmiri+polymath+and+lawyer+Molvi+Abdullah&source=bl&ots=ERVlCUPoNT&sig=ACfU3U28WcPfyTSvmZ79BlM0MAj7IK2raw&hl=en&ppis=_e&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiC-I_n9c7lAhXOvp4KHafTDkEQ6AEwDnoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Kashmiri%20polymath%20and%20lawyer%20Molvi%20Abdullah&f=false

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931_Kashmir_agitation

Revisiting AATISH-E-CHINAR: The Biography of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Abdullah#CITEREFAbdullahTaing1985

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

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When Bashir Ahmad Rafiq met Shaikh Abdullah

Intro
Ahmadi’s have had a long history of working with Shaikh Abdullah secretly, behind the scenes. In B.A. Rafiq’s autobiography, he mentions how he met Shaikh Abdullah in London, he doesn’t give the year, it seems like the early 1960’s.
Continue reading “When Bashir Ahmad Rafiq met Shaikh Abdullah”

Who is Molvi Muhammad Abdullah Vakil? Died in 1946 as a Bahai

Intro
Molvi Muhammad Abdullah Vakil was a lawyer who lived in Kashmir and the Punjab from roughly 1880 to 1948. He seems to have been an Ahmadi from very early on (the 1890’s), his father was Muhammad Siddique Lone and he belonged to the Gatipora area of Shopian, Ahmadi’s claim that he was really from Rajouri, India. He appears to have been friends with Haji Umar Dar, who’s village was 10 miles from the Shopian area. However, he is not mentioned in the famous list of 313 Ahmadi’s in 1896. Per Khawaja Ghulam Abdul Ghaffar, he completed his Munshi Fazl degree in Qadian (year unknown). He became a teacher at the famous Talim ul Islam High School in Qadian and was even the teacher of MGA’s sons.

He appears in Ahmadiyya history in 1898 as he allegedly tells MGA that the tomb of Yuz Asaf actually belongs to Esa (as) (see page 17), 40+  years (in 1946) later he tells the world how MGA edited his letter and lied about the entire incident. In 1931, he started the famous “Reading Room” in Kashmir. He also worked closely with Shaikh Abdullah, the Lion of Kashmir in the Kashmir riots of 1931 which led to the Glancy commission report and forced the Prime Minister to resign. In the 1930’s and when he died, his family specifically had to clear up the issue of whether he was an Ahmadi or not. His son was Molvi Bashir. By the early 1940’s, he seems to have become a Lahori-Ahmadi. He died in 1948, as a member of the Bahai’s (see the Bahai World, online 1981 edition, see pages 515-516).
Continue reading “Who is Molvi Muhammad Abdullah Vakil? Died in 1946 as a Bahai”

Shaikh Abdullah and his role with the Ahmadiyya Khalifa in Kashmir in 1931 and after

Intro
Shaikh Abdullah aka “Sher-e-Kashmir”, “The Lion of Kashmir”(5 December 1905 – 8 September 1982). He enters Ahmadiyya history in the early 1930’s, he was already an Ahmadi by that time (see “”Sheikh Abdullah-A Biography: The Crucial Period 1905-1939″”” 2019 Edition By Syed Taffazull Hussain). In 1931, a Britisher who was living in Jammu reported that Shaykh Abdullah, a Qadiani was the leader of the famous 1931 Kashmir riots against the Maharaja. By 1932, Shaikh Abdullah claims to have totally split with the Ahmadi’s, however, this is was only outwardly. The title, “The Sher of Kashmir” was given to him by the Ahmadiyya Khalifa, Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad (See Dost Muhammad Shahid, Tarikh-i  Ahmadiyya, Vol. 5, p. 433, where he provides citations from Maulana Zafar Ali Khan’s fiercely anti-Ahmadi newspaper, Zamindar, which criticized Mahmud Ahmad’s scheme to promote Shaykh ‘Abdullah by redundantly referring to him as the Sher-i Kashmir (See Khan “The construction of the Ahmadiyya Identity”). Interestingly enough, Shaikh Abdullah’s wife, also joined Ahmadiyya, later on, officially in 1936, see the Al-Fazl.  

1930
He obtained an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Aligarh Muslim University (See Hoiberg, Dale H. (2010) p 22-23).

1931
Sheikh Abdullah and his colleagues were greatly influenced by the lectures of a Kashmiri polymath and lawyer Molvi Muhammad Abdullah. Molvi Abdullah‘s son Molvi Abdul Rahim, Abdullah Sheikh and Ghulam Nabi Gilkar were the first three educated Kashmiri youth to be arrested during the public agitation of 1931. He seems to have been an Ahmadi in 1931, as his biographer tells us, see page 68. He was also reported by a Britisher who was living in Kashmir at the time as part of a group of Qadiani’s (see Spencer Lavan). This Britisher was the whistle-blower who broke the story.  It was Mirwaiz Yusuf Shah who introduced young Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah at Jamia Masjid to the masses of Kashmir.

1931–July 25th to August 13th
He secretly met the Khalifa, they used the Khalifa’s car, Ahmadi leaders concurred that there was a Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abdullah of Srinagar who could not risk leaving Kashmir out of the fear that the Darbar would not permit his re-entry into the state. This response was provocative enough to pique Mahmud Ahmad’s interest, so he made arrangements to meet Shaykh ‘Abdullah at a border town called Garhi Habibullah. In a true Bollywood style masquerade, ‘Abd al-Rahim Dard smuggled Shaykh ‘Abdullah, tucked under a blanket and hidden in the backseat of his carriage, across the Indian border into Garhi Habibullah (which is just north of modern day islamabad) to meet the AIKC’s new president. When the meeting with Mirza Mahmud Ahmad was over, Shaykh ‘Abdullah was smuggled back into Kashmir in the same manner in which he arrived (Dost Muhammad Shahid, Tarikh-i Ahmadiyya, Vol. 5,  pp. 446-447) (see also the interview of Khwaja Abdul Ghaffar Dar, at the 26:00 minute mark).

1931, September 21
Shaikh Abdullah is arrested and taken to Badami Bagh (See Sheikh Abdullah-A Biography: The Crucial Period 1905-1939. 2019 Edition By Syed Taffazull Hussain).  

1932, July
Shaikh Abdullah is released from jail (See Copland, page 245). He seems to have traveled to Qadian quite a bit in this era and stayed at the house of Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan, Khwaja Abdul Ghaffar Dar reports that a small Jalsa was prepared to celebrate the work of Shaikh Abdullah (at the 28:00 mark). Shaikh Abdullah was not alone, his secretaries were with him, one was named Ghulam Qadir.

1932, Oct 16th
After outwardly breaking with the Qadiani’s, Kashmir’s first political party, the Kashmir Muslim Conference with Abdullah Sheikh as President, Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas as general secretary, and Molvi Abdul Rahim as Secretary was formed on 16 October 1932. In his presidential address Abdullah Sheikh categorically stated that the Muslim Conference had come into existence to struggle for the rights of all oppressed sections of the society and not Muslims alone. It was not a communal party and would struggle for the rights of the oppressed, whether Hindu, Muslim or Sikh, with the same fervor. He reasserted that the struggle of Kashmiri’s was not a communal struggle.

1946
He launches the Quit Kashmir Movement.

His books vs. Ahmadiyya
“”‘Ahrar aur Qadiyaninoun Ka Kashmakash””(see “”Sheikh Abdullah-A Biography: The Crucial Period 1905-1939″”” 2019 Edition By Syed Taffazull Hussain, see page 89).

Sheikh Abdullah with other leaders of the 1931 agitation.
Sitting R to L: Sardar Gohar Rehman, Mistri Yaqoob Ali, Sheikh Abdullah, Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas. Standing. R:Molvi AbdurRahim, L:Ghulam Nabi Gilkar

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Heroes of Kashmir : Molvi Muhammad Abdullah Vakil

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2018/06/14/was-an-ahmadi-made-the-1st-president-of-azad-kashmir/

https://books.google.com/books?id=7RwFAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA59&lpg=PA59&dq=Kashmiri+polymath+and+lawyer+Molvi+Abdullah&source=bl&ots=ERVlCUPoNT&sig=ACfU3U28WcPfyTSvmZ79BlM0MAj7IK2raw&hl=en&ppis=_e&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiC-I_n9c7lAhXOvp4KHafTDkEQ6AEwDnoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Kashmiri%20polymath%20and%20lawyer%20Molvi%20Abdullah&f=false

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931_Kashmir_agitation

Revisiting AATISH-E-CHINAR: The Biography of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Abdullah#CITEREFAbdullahTaing1985

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

https://ahmadiyyafactcheckblog.com/2019/12/18/who-is-begum-akbar-jehan-abdullah/

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