The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement
A Short Study of the Life of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian
by Maulana Muhammad Ali
About the Author
Maulana Muhammad Ali (d. 1951) is well known internationally as author of several renowned works on Islam, including translations of the Quran. He was also Head of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.
It was at the invitation of the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement that the Maulana, instead of pursuing his legal career, devoted his life to the service of Islam about the year 1900 and settled with the Founder in Qadian, India. He worked for the Movement in close contact with the Founder till his death in 1908. Later on, in 1914 he led some of the chief followers of the Founder in establishing the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam at Lahore (now Pakistan).
Those who labour under misgivings about Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad will find from this book that it was he who inspired Maulana Muhammad Ali to carry out his great services for Islam, services which are acknowledged by Muslims and others all over the world.