Year: April 1928 – April 1934

On October 20, 1876, Hazrat Farzand Ali Khan sahib was born in Jalandhar’s Sirih district. He worked in the Inspector General of Ordnance’s headquarters after passing through the entrance. In February 1907, he was appointed chief clerk. During his employment, he was stationed in Calcutta, Shimla, Ferozepur, and Rawalpindi. He was actively working to secure the legitimate employment rights of Muslims worldwide and was successful in doing so. The Muslims were now being hired as a result of their abilities and diligence. As a result, the individual who secured employment once would do so permanently. Biased non-Muslims began complaining about him, claiming that you are unfairly favouring Muslims, but research proved that these claims are unfounded and based on bias.

(Taken from Farzand Ahmadiyyat, Author Abdul bari Qayyum Shahid Sahib)

Farzand Ali Khan Sahib visited Qadian for the first time during the annual meeting in December 1908. He was so impressed by the speech of Khalifahtul Masih Al-Awwal, Maulana Nooruddinra that when Farzand Sahib came to Firozpur and started working for the common welfare of Muslims and collected donations from wealthy Muslims to buy books for poor and deserving Muslim students and gave earnings to them. which was very popular. He was made its secretary. In a short period of time, special money started to be collected for poor Muslim students. In 1913, he was blessed to perform Hajj in the presence of his father Maulvi Omaruddin Sahib. In 1920, he had a debate with Mir Mudassar Shah at Ferozpur. In this debate, he won. After that, his second debate was held with the famous Ahl-e-Hadith scholar Maulvi Sanaullah Sahib of Amritsari in Ferozepur on June 3, 1922. He also won this debate.

(Tareekh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol 20, Page 447-449)

Hazrat Farzand Ali Khan Sahib’s maternal uncle, Hazrat Khan Sahib Munshi Barkat Ali Khan Sahib Shamlavi pledged allegiance in 1902. Similarly, Farzand Sahib’s mother and his nan also pledged allegiance in the same year. After a long period of research, Farzand Sahib pledged allegiance on the hand of the first khalifa in 1909. Even though he did Bait after everyone, he sacrificed his life for the service of Ahmadiyyat and served till the last moment of his breath.

(Tareekh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol 20, Page 454)

Khan Sahib regarding his Bait writes that; On August 1st 1909, I told everyone about me accepting Ahmadiyyat. I announced my acceptance of Ahmadiyyat. At this the Jamaat was very happy and this information was given by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Al-Awwal. I used to smoke shisha at that time. After Jalsa, some friends were about to smoke shisha. Because I was aware of the fact that the Promised Messiahas didn’t say shisha is haram, but he did not like it. Therefore, I gave up smoking shisha.

The day after accepting ahmadiyyat, I woke up for tahajjud prayers. This conflict started between my soul and my brain. My brain demanded that after pledging allegiance, I should offer Tahajjud prayers. My soul said that indeed it is desirable but not obligatory. Finally, my soul prevailed that Allah has woken you up today, so you must read Nafl. I wrote this incident to Huzoorra. Huzoorra replied, “Inshallah, you will progress spiritually.”

After leaving the administration in 1928, Farzand Sahib devoted the remainder of his life to the Ahmadiyya movement. For approximately 27 years, he held significant positions in Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya. Farzand Sahib was chosen by Hazrat Musleh Maoodra to serve as the imam of London’s Masjid Fazal Mosque. Between 1928 and 1933 in England, he was zealously promoting the truth. Farzand Sahib carried out his responsibilities at Nazer-e-Amoor-e-Ama from May 1st to October 1936. The tasks given during this time were extremely challenging, intricate, and delicate due to the Ahrar agitation. He was given the opportunity to meet with senior personnel and effectively represent the community as per Hazrat Musleh Maudra’s wishes. He then assumed the role of Nazir Baitul Maal and put all of his skills into stabilizing the Jamaat’s financial situation.

(Tareekh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol 20, page 449)

He contributed particularly to the landscaping and ornamentation of the London Mosque’s Garden and the house next door. Delegations were invited to the mosque in order to attend the gol miaz conference. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Maulana Ghulam Rasool Mehr, and Alama Iqbal continued to visit the mosque.

(Al-Fazl, 23rd December 2013, Page 4)

Farzand Khan Sahib experienced a stroke on 13th May 1946. He made a leave request. One month of leave was all that Auditor Sadr Anjamn Ahmadiyya approved. After Hazrat Musleh Maudra received the letters, Huzoor said “There is no discussion about taking time off. He was at work when the attack happened.” He will therefore be paid in full till he has healed completely. In December 1949, he came to Rabwah independently and in the condition of illness, he again took charge of the supervision of Baitul-Mal and continued to perform this responsibility with great diligence and sincerity for nearly four years. Meanwhile, on November 26, 1956, he experienced another stroke that left him unable to walk. But there was no decrease in the zeal and passion of religious service. Until on 9th June 1995, when he passed away.

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