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Historical photos of founding members of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement

1. Group photo in January 1931 of prominent founder-members of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement, with other staff and workers of the Movement, at the headquarters, Ahmadiyya Buildings, Lahore.

The photo was taken on the occasion of the visit of Dr. Abdul Wahab Khan, a leading Muslim scholar of Thailand.

From left to right:

  1. Front row, on floor: Dr. Allah Bakhsh, Mr. Rahmat Ali Shah, Mr. Rahmatullah and Mr. Abdul Haque Mahta.
  2. 2nd row, on chairs: Dr. Syed Muhammad Husain Shah, Dr. Mirza Yaqub Baig, Maulana Sadr-ud-Din, Maulana Muhammad Ali, Dr. Abdul Wahab Khan of Thailand, Malik Ghulam Muhammad, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad.
  3. 3rd row: Mr. Samiullah Khan, Hakim Khuda Bakhsh, Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Garanthi, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Maulana Yaqub Khan, Hakim Muhammad Hayat, Mr. Abdul Mannan, Sh. Ghulam Muhammad, Ch. Abdul Majid, Master Faqirullah.
  4. 4th row: Babu Ch. Manzur Ilahi, Mr. Abdul Ahad, (Unknown), Lal Husain Akhtar, Ch. Fazal Haque, Maulana Abdul Wahab, Mr. Wali Muhammad, Mr. Shukur Din, Mr. Abdul Wajid and Maulana Ahmad.

2. Founder-members and leading figures of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement pictured with Baron Umar Ehrenfels (Austrian convert to Islam) and Khalid Latif Gauba (Hindu convert to Islam) in March 1933

Prominent founder-members of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement, March 1933

From left to right:

  1. Front row, seated: Dr. Basharat Ahmad, Dr. Syed Muhammad Husain Shah, Maulana Muhammad Ali, Baron Ehrenfels, Khalid Latif Gauba, Dr. Mirza Yaqub Baig.
  2. 2nd row, standing: Babu Ch. Manzur Ilahi, Maulana Aziz Bakhsh, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Syed Amjad Ali Shah, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad, Shaikh Azed Bakhsh.

3. Leading figures of the Movement with delegates to the World Islamic Conference (Mu’timar ‘Alam Islami), 1951, Lahore

Leading figures of Movement with delegates to Islamic Conference, 1951

A World Muslim Conference was held in Karachi in February 1951. After participating in the conference many delegates came to Lahore, and for nearly one week they kept on calling at Maulana Muhammad Ali’s residence to meet him. Read more details in Maulana Muhammad Ali’s biography A Mighty Striving.

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The image above has been scanned from an original photograph. It was also printed on the front page of The Light, 8 April 1951, from which the list of names below is taken.

From left to right:

  1. Front row, seated: Major Abdullah Battersby, Maulana Sadr-ud-Din, Mr. Haroon Nahaboo (Mauritius), Maulana Muhammad Ali, Mourad Kiouane (Algiers), Mr. Ibrahim Quraishi (Thailand), Sayyid Asadullah Shah.
  2. 2nd row, standing: Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui, Mian Saeed Ahmad, Maulana Yaqub Khan, Ibrahim Blangket (Borneo), Maulana Aftab-ud-Din Ahmad, Masum Chang (China), Maulana Abdul Haq Vidyarthi, Abdur Rahim Jaggoe, Shaikh M. Tufail