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Maulvi Ghulam Hassan Khan

Reference: The Hope Bulletin of May 2009, SEE http://aaiil.org/text/articles/hope/2009/hope200905_lifesketchghulamhassankhanniazi.pdf

[The biography of Maulana Ghulam Hassan Khan Niazi was published in 1960 under the title of Hayat-e-Hassan” and is available in the Central Anjuman’s library at Darussalam, New Garden Town, Lahore.]

Translated and adapted by Akthar Masud Chaudary, Secretary, AAIIL, Hayward, CA, USA


1. "Maulana Ghulam Hasan was the man who had refused to take the bai‘at at the hand of Maulana Nur-ud-Din after the Promised Messiah’s death because he believed that the Anjuman was the Promised Messiah’s successor and that it was an error to re-take thebai‘at at the hand of another individual. Maulana Ghulam Hasan was one of the fourteen members of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya and despite having family connections in Qadian..."

See Mujahid e Kabir, "A Mighty Striving" (in english). Written by Muhammad Ahmad with co-author Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui.

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2. Later in 1914 he also refused the BAIT of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad.

3. The LAM made him an honarary Khalifa in March 1914.

3.a. See (Paigham-i-Sulha, March 24, 1914) (see also, Truth Prevails, Preface section)(see Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, "Ahmadiyyat the Renaissance of Islam")

4. Towards the end of his life he escaped to Qadian and took BAIT at the hands of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad and thus shocked the LAM.

5. Maulvi Ghulam Hassan Khan was one of the earliest Ahmadis. He was among the first 313 Ahmadis. He attended the Jalsa Salana of 1892. He was from Peshawar and help create a large jamaat of Ahmadis there. He facilitated the conversion of Abdul Lateef Shaheed, who was a resident of Khost, and later became the first martyr of Ahmadiyyat.

6. He was a Muffassar of the Qur’an had also written a tafseer of the Qur’an which was published under the title of Tafseer-e-[This book is available in Central Anjuman’s library at Darus Salam, Lahore.]

7. In Sept of 1902 he married his daughter (Sarwar Sultan) off to the son of MGAQ, Mirza Bashir Ahmad (MBA), when MBA was only 9 years old.

7.a. See HOPE bulletin of May 2009.

8. On 8th November, 1928 Maulana Ghulam Hassan Khan Niazi’s son, Abdul Lateef Khan, was married to the daughter of Dr. Mirza Yaqub Beg (of the Lahori faction).

9. He had another son named Abdul Aziz, who passed away during his own lifetime.

10. In addition to these sons and three daughters, Maulana Ghulam Hassan Khan at the time of his death in 1942 was survived by 29 paternal grandsons and 24 sons and daughters by his three daughters.

11. He was buried in Bahishti Maqbara in Qadian.