Year: June 1950 – April 1955

Chaudhary Zahoor Ahmad Bajwa was born in 1919 in south Sargodha. His father’s name is Chaudhary Sher Muhammad Sahib Bajwa.  He attained his primary studies in his village. After completing his BA from Faisalabad in 1939 he started working in salakot.

In 1944 he had the privilege of dedicating his life to the Jama’at. The second Caliph had the began to send him to Sufi Ghulam Muhammed Sahib for education and training.

Zahoor Ahmad Bajwa worked as the Naib Imam of London Mosque from April 1945 to 1949. He also returned to England in June 1950 to work as the Imam of the Mosque. In 1953 there was a revolt against the Jama’at Ahmadiyya in Pakistan, respected Bajwa Sahib under the direct guidance of the second Caliph he kept all the missionaries from all over the world informed about the latest situation and meanwhile he was informing the members of parliament, the British press, and leaders on the view of the Jama’at. His endeavours were successful as many newspapers wrote articles in support of the Jama’at.

(Al-Fazl, September 23, 2013, page 4)

The south Western Star on 18 december 1953 reporting on the arrival of new missionaries wrote:|

He had the privilege to serve the Jama’at in many ways some of which are, as representative Wakil Tabshir until 1955, Sadr Anjuman in 1960, he was appointed as the Naib Nazir Islah o Irshad by the second Caliph in 1960, in 1962 he was appointed as Nazir Zira’at, 1966-69 he was the private secretary, in 1966 Chairman and director of Shirkatul Islam, in 1969 Nazir Sanat o Tijarat, 1971-84 he was the Nazir Amoor e Ama, 1983-95 he was the additional Nazir Taleemul Quran Waqf e Arzi and then until 1997 he served as the Sadr Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya Pakistan.

(Book Chaudhary Zahoor Ahmad Bajwa Sahib p 65,66)

Chaudhry Zahoor Ahmed Bajwa had the fortunate opportunity in his life to work as a private secretary with two Caliphs. On his return from London in February 1949, he was appointed as Assistant Private Secretary.

After a long painful illness, he died on February 19, 2002 at the age of 83. The fourth Caliph lead his funeral prayer in the London Mosque. He Stated that:

“He was a man of great dignity, noble character and a noble breed of sincerity and loyalty.”

Related Articles