Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Raheem Nayyar Sahibra was born on December 17, 1883, near Kapurthala, India and was a great companion of the Promised Messiahas.
Nayyar Sahib passed his matriculation exams in 1902 from a school in UP. Thereafter, in 1908, he gained his education at the Central training college in Lahore.
Acceptance of Ahmadiyyat
Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Raheem Nayyar Sahibra was introduced to Ahmadiyyat by Haji Habib Ur Rahman Sahibra. He was in his 5th or 6th grade, when Haji Habib Sahib taught him about Ahmadiyyat and gave him a few books to read as well. Nayyar Sahib was content with his belief and in 1901, he took Bai’at at the hand of the Promised Messiahas.
Travel to Sierra Leone
Nayyar Sahibra sailed from London to Freetown, in Sierra Leone. While in Freetown Nayyar Sahib delivered a lecture at a mosque in Fourah Bay, in the east end of the city at the request of the city’s chief Imam. Although at least six people are said to have conveyed their adherence to the Ahmadiyya Movement in Sierra Leone as early as 1916 after being influenced by the circulation of Ahmadiyya literature from neighbouring West African nations, no conversions were recorded following Nayyar Sahib’s visit.
Travel to England
Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Raheem Nayyar Sahibra had the desire to propagate the message of Islam to the British people. Therefore, he decided to go out and practise speeches in the English language. Ultimately, Maulana Nayyar Sahibra travelled to England in 1923 and took charge of the mission from Mubarak Ali Sahib. He carefully studied the social, cultural, political, civil and religious conditions there and started work without wasting any time.
Throughout his stay in England, Hazrat Nayyar Sahibra continued his efforts through public speeches, catering for the guests of the Promised Messiahas, Quran classes etc. He displayed an immense love for the service of the Jama’at.
Maulana Abdul Raheem Nayyarra was present when the Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra visited the city of London to lay the foundation of the London Mosque in 1924, he accompanied him back to India.
Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Raheem Nayyar Sahibra passed away in September 1948.
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