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Mirza Sultan Ahmad, Son Of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, On Finality Of Prophethood

Mirza Sultan Ahmad was the eldest son of MGA, he never accepted the prophethood or even the “imamate” of his father, however, nor did he ever reveal any of the family secrets.  I have written about him here:

The Qadiani Khalifa did a fake conversion when Mirza Sultan Ahmad died
As we all know, the Qadiani jamaat engages in lots of fake news propaganda, in this case, they made it look like Mirza Sultan Ahmad did a bait at the hands of the Khalifa while on his death-bed.  Its a total lie.

Mirza Sultan Ahmad seemed to support the Lahori-Ahmadis in 1916

In Paigham Sulh, 23 January 1916, there is a lengthy, 3-page article entitled Milad Muhammad (saw) by Khan Bahadar Mirza Sultan Ahmad, who was the eldest son of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. On the first page, last column, I have marked more than a half of the column by a red line in the margin where he deals with the finality of prophethood. To quote from it:

“The second task of the Holy Prophet was Khatm-i nubuwwat. Before the Arabian Prophet, not even one prophet who came claimed khatm-i nubuwwat with the emphasis that our Hazrat (saw) did. The effect of that is that till this day no one in the entire world dared to be a claimant to prophethood after that Khatm-i nubuwwat. … Other religions did not enter into this at all, while within the Islamic world, in fulfilment of [the hadith] ‘The Ulama of my Umma are like the prophets of the Israelites’, such persons kept on arising who in their own sense possessed the glory of Israelite prophets. No less were the Islamic mujaddids in their blessings. Thousands of such venerable ones have there been in the Umma…

All the prophets gave good news of the coming of our Prophet, and our Prophet gave the good news of hundreds among his own followers who arose in Islam as abdal, aqtab, auliya [saints] and mujaddids. … Prophethood was ended and spiritual benefits were made general in another form.”

See here for the Urdu version


Who is Mirza Aziz Ahmad? The eldest grandson of MGA, the son of Mirza Sultan Ahmad


Mirza Aziz Ahmad, was the eldest grandson of MGA.  His photo can be found here:

He seems to have taken bait with MGA in 1906, however, the reason is not given, he lived right next door to MGA and his family and must have known them very well, his father, Mirza Sultan Ahmad was never home in Qadian, he was always working and thus on the road.  It is also unclear whether Mirza Sultan Ahmad had any other children, his wife’s status is also unknown. Further, Mirza Aziz Ahmad was never heard from ever again in any Ahmadiyya history.  I have found un-verified sources that claim that his mother was Sharifa Begum and his daughter was Naseera Begum.

Some references

” In a dream that I saw on October 20, 1899, I saw a boy whose name was ‘Aziz and his father’s name began with Sultan. That boy was brought before me and was seated before me. I noticed that he was slim of body and had a fair complexion. My interpretation of the dream is that ‘Aziz means one who is honoured; and Sultan, who in the dream was understood to be the boy’s father, means a conclusive reason or argument such as is self-evident and carries its appeal to the hearts on account of its shining brightness. Sultan derives its meaning from authority and is not applied to every kind of argument but only to such a one as takes possession of the hearts on account of its acceptability and brightness and completely rules over gentle and reasonable minds. Thus the interpretation of the dream is that a Sign which will take possession of people’s hearts will be shown and its result, or, in other words, its child, will be that I will become dear to the hearts of people and this has been shown allegorically in my dream in the shape of ‘Aziz.” (Appendix, Tiryaqull Qulub, No,4 Page 2 footnote, Ruhani Khazain Volume 15, Pages 505,506 and Announcement of October 22, 1899, Majum’ah Ishtiharat, Volume 3, Pages 172-173)


Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad stated:


Hadrat Sheikh Ya‘qub ‘Ali ‘Irfani ra writes: “The said dream has been published with a symbolic interpretation. He said clearly that he had seen ‘Aziz Ahmad son of Mirza Sultan Ahmad. (al-Hakam, March 10, 1906 page 1)


This is how the dream was fulfilled. At the end of February 1906, about six years after the dream, Hadrat Mirza ‘Aziz Ahmad, son of Hadrat Mirza Sultan Ahmad took the pledge of allegiance at the hand of the Promised Messiahas and joined the Ahmadiyyah Jama‘at. The fact that Mirza ‘Aziz Ahmad is shown in the dream in relationship to Mirza Sultan Ahmad also shows that it was destined that Mirza Sultan Ahmad would join the Jama‘at and thus become a spiritual, as well as physical, son. Alhamdulillah, he took the bai‘at at the hand of his younger brother Hadrat Khalifatul Masih IIra and joined the Jama‘at of the Promised Messiahas ” (Tadhkirah, Page 445)

February 1914
He seems to have written an english translation in this edition of the ROR.

His son died recently, –Feb–2018

Mirza Sultan Ahmad, MGA’s eldest son, 1856–1931


He was born in 1856 (MGA is reported to have said in Seeratul Mahdi that he was 16 years old when Mirza Sultan Ahmad was born), this also proves that MGA was born in 1840.  Mirza Sultan Ahmad was thus the eldest surviving son, representative of the family to the British Governement.  Dard was forced to promote the idea that MGA was born in 1835, thus, he tells us that MGA was 16 when he got married, which indirectly lands on 1851 as MGA’s year of marriage and 1853 as the year that Mirza Sultan Ahmad was born via Dard (see page 38) .  “The Punjab Chiefs”, 1909 edition erroneously wrote that he was born in 1876.  Furthermore, he was writing essays in the mid 1870’s and sending them to newspapers.  In 1883, when MGA’s brother died, Mirza Sultan Ahmad became the head of the family, he had been adopted by his uncle, since his uncle’s only child (son) died in 1868 (his name was Abdul Qadir)(See Punjab Chiefs, 1890 edition).  In the same time-frame (1883-1884)(MGA mentions this story) he entered government service as a “Naib-tahsilidar”, which in english is “Assistant-Regional-Tax Collector”, he held this position til at least 1890.  He also married the daughter of Mirza Imam ud Din, who was an enemy of MGA over the Muhamamdi Begum saga.  Which means that the Mirza family always had at least one family member in government service.  By 1909, he was ‘Extra-Assistant-Commissioner”, this is still a person who makes sure that land-taxes are properly collected.  Thus, people would almost worship Mirza Sultan Ahmad and the entire Mirza family.  MGA was never considered for government service since his mental state was known to all.  He also the official “lambardar” of Qadian.  That means that all property taxes were collected by him and then turned in to the British government.  However, Mirza Sultan Ahmad doesn’t actually collect the taxes from land in Qadian, his uncle, Nizam ud Din collects it on his behalf.  Nizam ud Din was the cousin of MGA, the brother of Imam-ud-Din and thus the uncle of Mirza Sultan Ahmad, Griffin erroneously writes that Nizam ud Din is the cousin of Mirza Sultan Ahmad.  We are unsure as to when Nizam ud Din took over, however, the case of the wall seems strange when you consider who was collecting tax.  Mirza Sultan Ahmad was barely ever in Qadian and left MGA alone.  And finally, his son seems to have converted to Ahmadiyya in 1906.

During the Muhammadi Begum saga, despite the fact that MGA disinherited him in the early 1890’s as a reprisal for non-cooperation in the father’s quest to marry Muhammadi Begum, he still lived a luxurious life.  When he died in 1931, it is unclear as to who inherited his property and etc.

Roughly 1850–MGA was an embarrassment

Roughly 1860—-Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was not allowed to raise his sons

The 1865 pension incident, Mirza Sultan Ahmad was roughly 9 years old

Dard tells us that Mirza Sultan Ahmad wrote articles in defense of Islam and had them published by a newspaper, the Mushur-e-Muhammadi.  See Dard, page 57.  Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s essays were published in these editions, Manshur-e-Muhammadi (Vol. 3, No. 23; Vol. 5, No. 1; Vol. 5, No. 4; Vol. 5, No. 13; Vol. 6, Nos. 2 &. 30).

Roughly 1884, Mirza Sultan Ahmad was testing for the post of tahsildar
“””I remember that about three months ago my son wrote to me that he had appeared in the competitive examination for the post of tahsildar and he asked me to pray that he might be successful and emphasized his request with great humility and earnestness. Rather than being sympathetic, I reacted angrily upon reading the letter because of his great concern and anxiety about a worldly matter. Immediately after reading it, I destroyed the letter with great dislike and aversion, being reluctant to make a supplication in respect of a worldly affair to my Lord. As soon as I destroyed the letter, I received the revelation :

[Urdu] Will be successful.

This wonderful revelation was also communicated to several people and in fact he succeeded in the examination. [Allah be praised for this].

[Letter dated May 11, 1884, addressed to Navvab ‘Ali Muhammad Khan of Jhajjar and al-Hakam, vol. 3, no. 34 dated September 23, 1899, pp. 1, 2.] {{See also, 2009 online version of Tadhkirah, page 150-151}}

His marriages
His first wife seems to have died by roughly 1883, he then married his first-cousin, the daughter of Imam ud Din, Dard doesn’t give the year.  The year is important since if it was before the Muhammadi Begum Saga or after, it makes a big difference.  We suspect that it was in 1883.

Dard’s comments, see page 704:

“””Sultan Ahmad’s first wife has died and his present wife is the daughter of Imam Din, and his sister is Sultan Ahmad’s aunt. It is this aunt of Sultan Ahmad,who is Imam Din’s sister, that stops our people in conspiracy with Imam Din. I have also heard her with my own ears. Imam Din’s sister has said within my own hearing; “These people are the enemies of my brothers, Imam Din and Nizam Din. I am allied to my brothers, I do not want them to take water from this well, stop them.” I have heard her say so many times. Sultan Ahmad is against me. One reason for this is that he was adopted as a son by Mirza Ghulam Qadir and thus made a sharer of half of my property. It is therefore to his interest that he keeps with his aunt. The Ishtihar which the
defendant exhibits, dated May 2nd, 1891, is mine.”””

Mirza Sultan Ahmad was the family representative to the British Govt.

In 1904, Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s only sibling, Mirza Fazl Ahmad, died
Mirza Fazl Ahmad is a strange case, he doesn’t seem to have gotten married or had children.  He simply died in 1904 in Montogomery, India.

Mirza Sultan Ahmad had 2 sons
One was Mirza Aziz Ahmad and the other was Mirza Rashid Ahmad.  Mirza Rashid Ahmad (born in 1903) was married to Amtul Salam Sahiba, They had a daughter that was eventually married Mirza Tahir Ahmad.  Her name was Asifa Begum (married to mirza tahir ahmad 1957–1992), they were married on the 5th of December, before Mirza Tahir Ahmad left for the UK, she was married to Mirza Tahir Ahmad for 35 years.  They had 4 daughters, Shaukat Jehan, Faiza, Yasmin Rehman Mona, Atiatul Mujib Tooba and one daughter who died in infancy.  Asifa Begum died of pancreatic cancer on April 3rd,1992.  

Mirza Tahir Ahmad and Asifa Begum’s daughters
Sahibzadi Shaukat Jehan Begum (wife of Sahibzada Mirza Safeer Ahmad Sahib)
Sahibzadi Faiza Luqman (wife of Sahibzada Mirza Luqman Ahmad Sahib, married in 1981)

——————Grandson–born pre-1984, named Usman
——————Granddaughter—born after 1984, named Nida
Sahibzadi Yasmin Rehman Mona (wife of Karim Khan)
Sahibzadi Atttiyal Habib Tooba (was married to Sultan Malik Sahib) (DIVORCED)

1906, Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s son joins Ahmadiyya, and MGA calls his grandmother a prostitute

It is interesting to note the Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s son, Aziz Ahmad, seems to have become ahmadi in Feb 1906.   As per Ahmadiyya records…then they quickly fabricated up a dream of MGA to this effect:

“””The said dream has been published with a symbolic interpretation. He said clearly that he had seen ‘Aziz Ahmad son of Mirza Sultan Ahmad. (al-Hakam, March 10, 1906 page 1)”””

Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s son, Mirza Aziz Ahmad

His career
Mirza Sultan had a very successful career as a senior government administrator, rising to be Deputy Commissioner during the British Raj. The record of how he managed riots in the Punjab in the absence of the British administrator is quite flattering.  In 1916, he is recorded as being Additional District Magistrate in Lahore (Paigham Sulh, 23 January, 1916, a Lahori periodical).

In addition to his career, he was also considered a distinguished literary figure in Lahore and is mentioned in several journals of the area.

He tried his best to stay at a distance from the religion founded by his father, and was never a member of his organisation, which was headed by his younger brother, Mirza Mahmud Ahmad, during the 1920s.

In the 1916 article mentioned above, he categorically and eloquently wrote:

“All the prophets gave good news of the coming of our Prophet, and our Prophet gave the good news of hundreds among his own followers who arose in Islam as abdal, aqtab, auliya [saints] and mujaddids [reformers]. … Prophethood was ended and spiritual benefits were made general in another form.”

His death
At his deathbed 1931, when he was not in full control of his faculties, his wife was manipulated by the leadership of the Qadiani Ahmadiyya into signing an affidavit that Mirza Sultan Ahmad had been initiated into the Qadiani organisation on his deathbed.  It would be highly unbecoming of an established well-grounded person like him to have had a deathbed conversion.

Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s birth per MGA
“Khan Bahadur Mirza Sultan Ahmad 1856 main paida huay” (seerat-ul-mahdi page-196-197)

Some scans


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Who is Mirza Ghulam Murtaza (1791–1876)?

Mirza Ghulam Murtaza was a regular Sunni-Muslim and a heavy smoker, we are not sure if this was opium or tobacco. His father and uncles lost all of their land to the Sikhs when Ranjit Singh came to power.  Ranjit Singh was communist-minded, he didn’t like the idea that a few people owned all the land and oppressed the poor (which were the majority), he thus confiscated almost all the land in the Punjab and gave it governmental ownership.  When he died, Mirza Ghulam Murtaza and his brothers, sisters, wives, cousins and small children moved back to Qadian (the middle of 1839) (see Griffin).  MGA was thus born in early 1840 in Qadian, whereas his cousins Imam ud Din, Nizam ud Din and his older brother Mirza Ghulam Qadir were not, (Ahmadiyya sources dispute this and claim that the Mirza moved back to Qadian as early as the 1820’s).  He was mentioned in some detail by Sir Lepel Griffin in The Punjab Chiefs, a survey of the Punjab’s aristocracy. Ghulam Murtaza was married to Chiragh Bibi and had three surviving children and was known to be a heavy smoker (see ROR of 1939 and ROR of 2009).  

He was married to Chiragh Bibi (Lady of the Light), he had one daughter that lived and 2 sons that lived, Mirza Ghulam Qadir and Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1840).  His entire family lived outside of Qadian at this time, however, Ahmadiyya sources from 1939 assert that the family moved back to Qadian in 1818.  However, this is disproved since we know that MGA’s older brother and older cousins weren’t born in Qadian.

Its unclear what the Mirza family was doing in this time frame.

Mirza Ghulam Qadir is born.

After the death of Ranjit Singh, Mirza Ghulam Murtaza along with his brothers, uncles and other extended family are allowed to move back to Qadian.  MGA even wrote the same in Kitab-Al-Barriya (See Page 9, Kitab al Barriyya, 1898).

The quote—“Return to Qadian in father’s time. Then, during the last days of the rule of Ranjit Singh, my late father, Mirza Ghulam Murtaza, returned to Qadian. The said Mirza sahib received back five villages out of the villages of his father.”

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is born.

Ahmadiyya sources tell us that Mirza Ghulam Murtaza was serving (see Dard) under Jean-Baptiste Ventura, who was an italian that was working with the Sikh empire in terms of armaments and leading armies.  It seems that this Italian was ran out of India when Mahārājā Sher Siṅgh’s assassination happened in September 1843.

During the last days of the Sikh rule an abortive effort was made by some Sikhs to kill Ghulam Murtaza and his brother Mirza Ghulam Muhyuddin in Basrawan, near Qadian, where the two had been confined by them, but they were eventually rescued by their younger brother Mirza Ghulam Haidar (see Dard).  This was the person who’s son went missing and his land was thus in dispute, MGA agreed to transfer the land to Ahmad Beg, however, MGA wanted his daughter to be married to him, the famous case of Muhammadi Begum.

See Dard, pages 17-18.  This proves that the Mirza family turned on the Sikh Empire and was to be awarded.

On June the 11th, 1849, Mr. J. M. Wilson, Financial Commissioner, Lahore, wrote from Lahore to Mirza Ghulam Murtaza:

“””I have perused your application reminding me of you and your family’s past services and rights. I am well aware that since the introduction of the British Government you and your family have certainly remained devoted, faithful and steady subjects and that your rights are really worthy of regard. In every respect you may rest assured and satisfied that the British Government will never forget your family’s rights and services which will receive due consideration when a favourable oppor-tunity offers itself. You must continue to be faithful and devoted subjects as in it lies the satisfaction of the Government as well as your own welfare.“””

This seems to be a time of great prosperity for the Mirza family.  MGA is between ages 9-17.  His father arranges for MGA to have tutors, who co-incidentally smoke opium.  MGA’s father was a “heavy smoker” also, hence, he probably didn’t care. (Adapted from The Review of Religions, April 1939, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4).  

Mirza Ghulam Murtaza and his brothers, sons and nephews, except MGA served in the British military and helped kill the Sepoy mutineers.  MGA stays at home, most likely because of his broken right arm.  Mirza Sultan Ahmad is just an infant.  Mirza Ghulam Murtaza provided the British government with 50 horses and 50+ soldiers and thus were able to help the British at their most vulnerable time (see Dard page 19).

Mirza Sultan Ahmad is born.

Mirza Fazl Ahmad is born.

Mirza Ghulam Murtaza would introduce MGA to people as a “girlie-man”.  MGA was not allowed to take part in any part of his 2 sons’ lives.  In fact, as long as MGA’s dad was alive, he kept MGA in-check and thus wouldn’t allow MGA display his “religious fervour”.

Mirza Ghulam Murtaza stops MGA from trying to teach his religion to Mirza Sultan Ahmad and Mirza Fazl Ahmad, who are both under 10 years old.  MGA was considered a “backwards-mullah” by his own father and was thus shunned.

According to the Settlement of 1865 (with the British govt. see Punjab Chiefs), the Mirza estate was divided into five parts; two-fifths belonged to the descendants of Mirza Tasadduq Jilani, two fifths to those of Mirza Gul Muhammad, and one-fifth to Mirza Ghulam Murtaza as the managing proprietor (see Dard page 68).  In fact, Mirza Ghulam Murtaza was the “head of the family”, even the Punjab Chiefs, his name is listed under the header.

1865, MGA and Imam ud Din go to pickup their families pension money, the first payment
MGA and his cousin Imam ud Din go to Delhi to pickup their respective monies.  A 3rd cousin must have also went along to get his part of the pension.  MGA never returned how and squandered all the money.  Ahmadiyya sources blame MGA’s cousin, however, this is a blatant lie.  MGA was punished by his father by making MGA work in Sialkot and MGA was never able to see his mother again.

The Mirza family sues each other over land disputes (see dard page, 714).  Mirza Ghulam Murtaza is also a party to a law-suit between Ghulam Jeelani (also spelled Jilani) and Imam Din.  Jeelani was given 2/5 of the 700 rupees as well as many parcels of land.  Imam Din won the case with Mirza Ghulam Murtaza also an owner.  This would play out later in the case of the wall.

MGA’s mother dies and is buried.  MGA is finally allowed to return to Qadian.

For 5 years, there is nothing to report from Qadian.

Dard tells us that Mirza Sultan Ahmad wrote articles in defense of Islam and had them published by a newspaper, the Mushur-e-Muhammadi.  See Dard, page 57.  Mirza Sultan Ahmad’s essays were published in these editions, Manshur-e-Muhammadi (Vol. 3, No. 23; Vol. 5, No. 1; Vol. 5, No. 4; Vol. 5, No. 13; Vol. 6, Nos. 2 &. 30).  Later on, Mirza Sultan Ahmad never accepted any of MGA’s claims of divine revelation or etc.

Roughly 1876
He has the Masjid Aqsa built.  The piece of land on which it stands belonged at that time to the Sikhs, and he bought it at an auction at the very high bid of Rs. 700. He had made up his mind to buy it at any cost, as he wanted to make amends for the worldly pursuits in which he had spent his life. People taunted him for building such a big mosque while there were no worshippers for it. Little did they know that it was to be crowded with devotees, and that the sincerity with which it was built was to be reflected in the necessity to extend it again and again. He also tried to regain possession of the mosque which was converted into a temple; but the legal proceedings he instituted did not meet with any success.  The mosque is situated inside the compound of the family house of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad which now serves as the centre of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in India located close to the White Minaret and important offices of the community

1876-His death
He died in 1876, per Griffin and the 1890 edition of the Punjab Chiefs.  In Kitab ul Barriyya, MGA wrote that when his father died he was 34 or 35 years old.  However, in 1909, “Nuzul ul Masih” was published and MGA said (RK 18 P 495) today is 10 august 1902 ( RK 18 P 495) He says from today 28 years ago my father died. 1902-28= 1874 so mga´s Father died in 1874.  There seems to be an error here, we blame MGA.  MGA was terrible at math.

After his death
After the death of Mirza Ghulam Murtaza, his nephews took Mirza Ghulam Qadir and his MGA to court over the land that was given to Mirza Ghulam Murtaza.  Since he was given 1/5th separately.  MGA’s cousins won the case, thus, when Mirza Sultan Ahmad came into power (1883) he immediately transferred the land to his cousins (see Dard, page 69-70).  This would come to play out in the case of the wall in 1901.


The urdu scans from Nuzul ul Masih and Kitab al Bariyya

Links and Related Essays

Sir Lepel H. Griffin (1865), The Panjab Chiefs, Online: pp.381-2


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Who is Mirza Ghulam Qadir (1833–1883) ?

He followed his father, cousins and uncles as they joined the British Military in roughly 1848, when the Sikh empire was conquered.  His uncles had served in the Sikh military up to that time.  In 1848, the entire Mirza family switched sides and joined the British.  He ended up serving in the British military and killed many Indians.  After his military service, he lived a life of luxury and was above the law in British India.  Even when he was guilty, the British officials would pardon him since he served in their military.  Ahmadi sources claim that he was 55 years old in 1883 when he died (see dard, page 33), this would make him 7 years older than MGA (if we use 1835 as MGA’s birth, which Dard did), Dard is the only source that estimates his age.  His name is sometimes spelled as Mirza Ghulam Kadir.  In his early life, at roughly age-24, he helped the British kill the Sepoy Mutineers,  After 1857, he worked as a canal contractor, later on he joined the police. When his father died, he then became a Dil‘adar, after which he was appointed superintendent of the deputy commissioner’s office at Gurdaspur (in 1876 when his father died). He was the custodian of the traditions and the heritage of his ancestors. He managed the whole estate.  Ahmadiyya sources claim that his wife eventually became Ahmadi in roughly 1919.  However, there is no hard evidence on this.  It may be that she was financially strapped and was forced to accept Ahmadiyya just for food and etc.

He is born and not in Qadian.  No Ahmadi source gives a location of his birth.

Ranjit Singh dies, the Mirza family is allowed to move back to Qadian.

MGA is born.

He was married to his first cousin, Hurmat bibi (the sister of Imam ud Din) in roughly 1854 (this is based on the fact that MGA was 14 when he got married) and his son, Mirza Sultan Ahmad was born when MGA was 16 (1856).  MGA was married in roughly the same time frame  In fact, their marriage ceremonies were celebrated much differently.  Mirza Ghulam Qadir’s marriage had 22 dancing girls and a huge party that probably lasted a few days.  MGA’s wedding was a funeral, no one had any fun nor was anyone happy (see dard).

Ghulam Qadir, was serving in the force of General Nicholson when that officer destroyed
the mutineers of the 46th Native Infantry, who had fled from Sialkot, at Trimughat.  General Nicholson gave Ghulam Qadir a certificate, stating that in 1857 the Qadian family showed greater loyalty than any other in the district.

His only surviving child, Abdul Qadir a boy, dies.  We are not sure when this kid was born.  At this point, he adopted Mirza Sultan Ahmad as his own child and raised him.  His mother also died during this year.  they also had a daughter who died in infancy.

His father dies.  He becomes the head of the Mirza family (see Dard, page 19 and 67).  He did not give MGA much money at all.  In fact, even his wife (Hurmat Bibi) disliked MGA.  After the death of Mirza Ghulam Murtaza, his nephews took Mirza Ghulam Qadir and his MGA to court over the land that was given to Mirza Ghulam Murtaza.  Since he was given 1/5th separately.  MGA’s cousins won the case, thus, when Mirza Sultan Ahmad came into power (1883) he immediately transferred the land to his cousins (see Dard, page 69-70).  This would come to play out in the case of the wall in 1901.

Mir Nasir Nawab comes to Qadian at stays at the mirza house per the invitation of Mirza Ghulam Qadir.

The late 1870’s
Mirza Ghulam Qadir, was a Sub-Inspector of Police and Mr. Nisbet, D. C., once suspended him. The D. C., spoke of it to the Mirza Sahib when he came to Qadian, whereupon Mirza Sahib said that if his son was really guilty he should be punished in such a manner that his punishment should serve as an example to the sons of all respectable families. The D. C. was much pleased and pardoned Mirza Ghulam Qadir, saying that the son of such a father needed no punishment (see Dard).

He dies.  His nephew Mirza Sultan Ahmad takes over as the family representative to the British government (see Punjab Chiefs, 1890 edition).  There was lots of tension in the Mirza family in this era.  MGA claims to have seen a dream wherein the death of Mirza Ghulam Qadir was intimated to him, this was published after MGA died (1909).  In the same book, in the same arrogant vein, MGA claims that he told his brother that this court case would fail.  This is yet another example of MGA claiming revelations after the fact (see Tadhkirah, online 2009 edition).

After strained relations with his cousins and a 6 year court case over land wherein MGA lost.  MGA had the gall to ask for a wedding into this same family.  He asked to marry Muhammadi Begum when Ahmad Beg approached him about some land that belonged to a missing family member.

MGA claims that he see’s a dream wherein Mirza Ghulam Qadir is telling him that the word Qadian is in the Quran (See Tadhkirah, 2009 online edition and Izala Auham).

MGA was claiming to see dreams wherein Mirza Ghulam Qadir was talking to MGA and etc (see Tadhkirah, 2009 online edition).

The widow of Mirza Ghulam Qadir, the sister of Imam ud Din, ‘Hurmat Bibi’ accepted Ahmadiyya in 1917???
The Al-Fazl claims that Hurmat bibi converted to Ahmadiyya in 1916.  They also report that she died in 1927 at the age 97 (See the 2009 online edition of Tadhkirah, page 1042).  That would make her birth years as 1830.

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Who is Mirza Nizam ud din (1845–?)? The first-cousin of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Mirza Nizam ud Din (born in 1845–)(See Punjab Chiefs, 1909 edition)was a cousin of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, he was the son of Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din.  He was the eldest brother of Mirza Imam ud Din.   MGA’s brother, Mirza Ghulam Qadir was married to Mirza Nizam ud Din’s sister, Hurmat Bibi, they had no children.  His other sister was married to Ahmad Beg of Hoshiarpur, the famous Muhammadi Begum.  He was alive and well by 1909, and 74 years old, he seems to have outlived all of his cousins.  He never accepted MGA or Ahmadiyya (See Punjab Chiefs, 1909 edition).  In 1919, it is reported by the Al-Fazl that the Nizam ud Din’s family lives right next to the Aqsa Mosque, Nizam ud Din and Imam ud Din owned a huge house which resembled a mansion and it was really close to home of MGA.  Nizam ud Din was dead by 1919.  Dard reports that the only child remaining from this progeny was Gul Muhammad who had converted to Ahmadiya between 1908 and 1919.  Dard also reports that their property was donated to the Ahmadiyya Movement.

1857 mutiny?
He doesn’t appear anywhere in this era.

His children
1——Daughter died in February 1888 (See Dard, page 170), she was roughly 22-25 years old.  She had a son, we are not sure what happened with this son.  Ahmadiyya sources are silent.
2——Son, Dil Muhammad, died in 1907, no offspring are reported by Ahmadiyya sources.

3—–Gul Muhammad, was raised by Imam ud Din.  Dard says that he converted to Ahmadiyya (see page 336).  However, this isn’t confirmed by neutral sources.

He sided with his sister and brother-in-law as they were shocked that would ask for the hand of his niece, the famous Muhammadi Begum.

His daughter dies in the prime of her youth.  MGA claims to have caused it, this is based on the fact that MGA’s cousins were against his marriage with Muhammadi Begum, who was barely 10 years old in 1888 and MGA had seen her in her infancy.

1901, the case of the wall
He sides with his near family members as they build a wall over property that is technically shared by all the cousins.

1903, MGA dreams about him and his near relations
In disrespectful fashion, MGA writes in his notebook of revelations about their death and etc (See Tadhkirah, page 619).

Nizam ud Din objects to MGA building the famous white minaret.  MGA wins the case (see Dard page 777).

Mirza Imam ud Din loses the case of the Wall.  He is ordered to pay and seems to have refused to pay.  Per Dard, a warrant was issued for his arrest on August 31, 1904.  Mirza Imam ud Din then abruptly dies.  Dard goes on to report that Mirza Nizam ud Din then approached MGA and cleared the debt, i.e., MGA dropped the case (see Dard, page 716).

1905, MGA dreams about him and his near relations
In the Badr and Al-Hakam of April 1905, MGA publishes another strange dream (See Tadhkirah, page 697—698).  These dreams seem to indicate that he is working “in-collusion” with Mirza Sultan Ahmad.

“The Punjab Chiefs” 1909 edition reports that he is working “in-concert” with Mirza Sultan Ahmad and in terms of collecting taxes at Qadian and some neighboring villages.  It seems that Mirza Sultan Ahmad was on the road a lot and thus had his uncle act on his behalf at Qadian.

Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad in his Al-Fazl of October 1919, basically explains how all the off spring of Mirza Nizam ud Din had died and only one child remained, and even that child had become an Ahmadi (Gul Muhammad).  However, this is unverified (See Tadhkirah, page 1057).  It seems to us, that, in jest, the Khalifa made up a story that he claims MGA told him.

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Who is Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din? Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s paternal uncle (died in 1866)

Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din or spelled as Mirza Ghulam Muhyuddin (died in 1866) was the paternal uncle of MGA, as well as the father of Imam ud Din, Nizam ud din, Kalam ud Din and their 2 sisters (see Punjab Chiefs) MGA’s brother married one of these sisters, Hurmat Bibi was her name.

He enlisted in military service with the Sikhs in 1839
After Ranjit Singh died, Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din and his brothers, father and uncles were finally allowed to move back to Qadian (see 1865 edition).  MGA was born soon thereafter.

They served in the Sikh military for 9 years, until 1848
The Mirza family served the Sikhs as much as possible and to the end.  When the Sikhs lost the Second Anglo-Sikh War, the Mirza family seems to have been immediately hired by the British government as military men.

1848, the siege of Multan
Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din served for the British military during this siege.  His brother (MGA’s father also), they seem to have suddenly left the Sikh military and joined the British.

The 1857 Sepoy mutiny
Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din’s brother, Mirza Ghulam Murtaza (MGA’s father) was honored by the British family for killing the sepoy’s who had mutinied.  Mirza Imam ud Din also served as a Risaldar in Hodson’s horse (cited from ‘The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-59 by AH Amin’)(original citation:  Pages-41 & 42-Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab-Volume Two, by Sir Lepel Griffin and revised by W.L Conran and H.D Craik, Civil and Military Gazette Press, Lahore-1910) during the Siege of Delhi.  The British government thus allowed Mirza Imam ud Din to break the law with impunity.

The Mirza brothers are given a 700 rupee pension for the rest of their life and propriety rights over 7 neighboring villages
Since they were so loyal to the British, they earned a 700 rupee a year pension plus propriety rights over 7 villages.  As well as tax collector status.  No other Muslim family in the Punjab was favored as such.  This includes all of MGA’s paternal uncles, Ghulam Muhammad, Ghulam Mustafa and Ghulam Haider.  By 1883, all of these uncles and cousins of MGA were issueless and had died.  Ghulam Haider’s had also died by 1883 and his only son Ghulam Husain was officially missing.

1864-1865—MGA and Mirza Imam ud Din go pick up their families pension
This pension of 700 rupees was supposed to be for the whole family to split up,It seems that the settlement court case of 1865 divided up the money of the Mirza family.  However, MGA and his cousin-brother Mirza Imam ud Din never come home with the money until they spend it all frivolously.  MGA was punished by being sent to Sialkot and never being allowed to see his mother ever again.

Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din dies.  The same year, MGA’s mother dies and he returns to Qadian after the funeral.  His grandon also died, the son of Mirza Ghulam Qadir.

His children?
He had 5 children in total, they are as follows:

1—Mirza Nizam ud Din, the eldest son, was still alive in 1909, had one son died in 1907, Dil Muhammad. The other son is Gul Muhammad, who was raised by Mirza Imam ud Din.  He had a daughter who died at age 25 roughly during the Muhammadi Begum saga, she had an infant child which was probably raised by the extended family (See Dard also).
2—Mirza Imam ud Din had one daughter, she was married to Mirza Sultan Ahmad in roughly the early 1880’s.  They had a 2 sons.  Mirza Aziz Ahmad and Mirza Rashid Ahmad both became Ahmadi.
3—Mirza Kamal ud Din, was still alive in 1909, no male children.
4—Hurmat Bibi (1830 to 1927), she married her first cousin, MGA’s brother, Mirza Ghulam Qadir, they had 2 children, one daughter died as an infant, the son died in 1868.  Per Ahmadiyya sources, she converted to Ahmadiyya in 1916.
5—-Umar-un-Nissa, she was married to Mirza Ahmad Beg (See Mujadid e Azim, english abridged version).  The daughter of Umar-un-Nissa and Mirza Ahmad Beg was the famous Muhammadi Begum, she had 2 sisters, Inayat Begum and Mahmooda Begum.  They also had a brother named Muhammad Beg.  Ahmadiyya sources claim that they call converted to Ahmadiyya.

The grandchildren of Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din ?
Muhammadi Begum, her brother Muhammad Beg and Gul Muhammad who was the son of Mirza Nizam ud Din.

The great grand children of Mirza Ghulam Muhi-ud-Din?
We have only found 2, Mirza Aziz Ahmad and Mirza Rashid Ahmad.  The Al-Fazl of 1919 reports that only one girl was left alive in this family by 1919, and even she converted to Ahmadiyya.

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“The Punjab Chiefs”, 1909 edition, officially states that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was born in 1839

If you are watching the age-controversy of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad prophecy then this info is refreshing.  Even though we have proved that MGA and his followers always believed that MGA was born in late 1839 or early 1840, per MGA’s own writings and the ROR of June 1906.  Even all the newspapers reported that MGA was born in 1839 or 1840 upon his death (see ROR, June-July 1908).  Nevertheless, we have also found the 1909 edition of the “Punjab Chiefs”, which was essentially an official report given to the British government by an employee, Sir Lepel Griffin.  Furthermore, Griffin indicates that the Mirza family only moved back to Qadian in 1839 after the death of Ranjit Singh.  Moreover, MGA isn’t even mentioned in the first 2 editions of the Punjab Chiefs.

MGA’s math ability
It is also important to know that MGA’s math was terrible, he was thus never able to calculate his age.  Remember, it was common for village people to be terrible at basic math and computing.  Ahmadi’s refer to a few MGA’s estimates of his age as they back peddle on the failure of the age prophecy.

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Some minor errors in this edition
It is erroneously written that Mirza Sultan Ahmad was born in 1876.  That’s totally wrong, he was most likely 1856.  The error being in 5 instead of the 7.

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Who is Mirza Khursheed Ahmad? Another paternal great-grandson of MGA

Mirza Khursheed Ahmad is a great grand-son of MGA, his grandfather was Mirza Sultan Ahmad.  His father was Mirza Aziz AhmadHis brother was Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who also recently died.  He died on January 24, 2018.

His children and some stories
He had six sons. Four of his sons are life devotees. Two of them are doctors. One has a PhD and is serving as the deputy director in Nazarat-e-Ta’leem (the department of education). Similarly, one of them has studied law and is serving as an assistant in the office of the legal advisor. One of his sons, Dr. Mirza Sultan Ahmad Sahib writes:

“He had great love for Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih II (ra). A few years ago, he had to cut short a visist to Okara because of his heart trouble, he prayed all the way back to Rabwah he would reach Rabwah, so that he could pass away at the feet of Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih II.’”

In other words, the place where he is buried and the area which he populated. This was the story of his love and affection towards Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih II (ra). He further writes:

“He frequently used to say that the opponents are very spiteful towards Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih II (ra), as a matter of fact, even more so than towards the Promised Messiah (as).”

The reason for this is that the opponents believe, which is correct to some extent, as a matter of fact, it is correct to a great extent, that Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih II (ra) established and strengthened the Nizam (system) of the Jama’at. This is the Jama’at of Allah the Exalted, which was destined to flourish, and all of this was bound to take place.

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Fauzia Shameem sahiba, Sadr Lajna Lahore, daughter of Hazrat Nuwaab Amtul Hafeez Begum sahiba who was the youngest daughter of the Promised Messiah (as), writes:

“His virtues become more prominent after becoming Nazir-e-Ala. He was a very humble servant of the Jama’at. He was very compassionate, most helpful, and kind person.” Despite his busy schedule, he made tremendous efforts for the reformation of a youth with his kind advice and prayers. She says: “Whenever I sought his consultation, he gave me an excellent advice. He was a very spiritual person and a well-wisher for all.”

Mirza Anas Ahmad Sahib, who is the eldest son of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III (rh) has written to me stating:

“My dear brother Khurshid served the community until his last breath under the shade of Khilafat. May Allah elevate his status and accept his services. Also, may He bestow countless blessings on him and keep him in the shade of His Mercy. He fulfilled his pledge.” This is absolutely correct in that he most certainly fulfilled his pledge. May Allah the Almighty enable us all to fulfil the true spirit of our pledges ad enable us to complete them.

He served in the team, which was formed by Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih III (rh). He said:

“in those days I observed that Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih III (rh) did not sleep for several nights. Rather, he would rest whilst sitting and spend the entire day and the entire night either occupied in the service of the Jama’at, or prayers.

He was an executive member of the Sadr Anjuman, when Mirza Nasir Ahmad died, he led the funeral prayer and was part of the plot to keep Mirza Rafi Ahmad away from the Khilafat.  He also washed the body of Mirza Nasir Ahmad before burial.

He served Mirza Tahir Ahmad and even was part of the entourage that drove from Rabwah to Karachi as Mirza Tahir Ahmad was leaving Pakistan for good.

Uptil 2018, he was the top senior executive of Ahmadiyya in Pakistan aka Sadr Anjuman

May 2010 Ahmadiyya place of worship is attacked in Lahore
Despite the heat, he would personally lead the funeral prayer of every martyr and attend the burial.

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