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May 7th, 2008

Sadr Anjuman & M. Nur-ud-Din

Our friend Bashir has sent the following post:

Referring to my previous post:

There seems to be one thing that i left out. HMGA legally made the Sadr Anjuman his successor. The jamaat panicked upon the death of HMGA. They decided to choose Hazrat Maulvi Noorudin as their leader and gave him the title of khalifa.

This seems to be done as a precaution. There was one member of the sadr anjuman who didnt accept this. He never took bait at the hand of HMN. HMN did not ex-communicate him. In 1914 he joined the aaiil. This person later accepted bait at the hand of HMBMA in the 1940’s. I think his name was Maulvi Ghulam Hasan (not sure).

This was the proof that there was opposition to an autocratic system of khilafat. M. ali and others admired HMN so much that they considered him to be an exception to the rule. I agree with their admiration.

Even HMGA said about HMN, “If only everyone was Noorudin”.

Thats why m. ali and other afforded HMN with exceptionary privileges.

Blog Editor: Yes, Bashir, it was Maulvi Ghulam Hasan Khan of Peshawar. He was father-in-law of Mirza Bashir Ahmad (the middle son). Despite this, he joined the AAIIL in 1914 and was in it till about 1940. He died in 1943. I know several of the Maulvi sahib’s grand-children and great grand-children, as they are my wife’s cousins. See his photo here.
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4 Responses to “Sadr Anjuman & M. Nur-ud-Din”

  1. If I am not mistaken, Maulana Nuruddin Sahib also officially held the office of the the President of Sadr Anjuman (to be more exact, the president of the 14 member body who were the trustees of the Sadar Anjuman). He was appointed to this office when the Anjuman was formed by The Promised Messiah.

  2. May 10th, 2008 at 1:54 am
    From Tahir Ijaz:

    Correct.  He later stepped down as President but remained Khalifa.

  3. May 10th, 2008 at 5:18 pm
    From Tahir Ijaz:

    Bashir, I don’t understand your statement about panic leading to choosing Maulan Nuruddin sahib as Khalifa as a precaution. Anjuman was already established in the lifetime of HMGA. It is not like people had to scramble to form a governing body.

  4. Tahir, you have a point.

    But if you read the speech by HMBMA that was delivered in 1925, HMBMA clearly writes:

    “The founding principle of the Council of Trustees (Majlis-i Mu’timidin) did not include the existence of the khalifa of the time, which is the very fundamental issue in Islam.
    (Al-Fazl, 3 November 1925, p. 3, col. 1.)

    1.  13 out of 14 members must have been scared and shaken at the death of HMGA. 

    2.  They(and the entire jamaat) decided that Hazrat Maulvi Noorudin should be in-charge. 

    3.  This went against the SPECIFIC instructions of HMGA.

    In the same speech of 1925, as odd as it is, HMBMA admits one major point:

    A resolution has been passed during the second khilafat to the effect that the Council must accept whatever the khalifa says. But this is not a matter of principle. What it means is that a body of members says that it would do so. However, the body which is entitled to say this, can also say that it shall not do so. For, the Anjuman which can pass the resolution that it shall obey the khalifa in everything, if ten years later it says that it shall not obey him, it is entitled to do so according to the rules of the Anjuman. Or if the Anjuman says that it will obey this khalifa in everything but will not obey another one, it has the right to do so according to its rules.” (Al-Fazl, 3 November 1925, p. 3, col. 1.)

    HMBMA admits to everything that m. ali had ever written about successorship in this ahmadiyya community.

    Here is the link

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