Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Shams Sahibra was born on 1st May 1901 in Batala, district Gurdaspur. His father’s name is Hazrat Mian Imamuddin Sahib Sekhwanira. As according to customs, he received his primary education at his village at the same time studied the Holy Quran.
He got admission in Madrassa-e-Ahmadiyya in 1910. He got the degree at the age of 20 and went to Damascus for preaching on 27 June 1925. He also had the fortune opportunity to be one of the first people to be part of the movement of Tahrik e Jadid when the second caliph had announced it.
In the beginning of 1936, he went to England where he had the honorary opportunity to serve as the Imam of Fazl Mosque for 11 years. During his time working in England, he wrote many letters to leaders of other countries such as Yugoslavia. He had also taken part in a very known debate in Hyde Park corner which was mentioned repeatedly in the newspapers. In this time, he wrote his 2 famous books named “Where did Jesus Die?” and “Alislam”. During his supervision some translations of the Holy Quran were completed in some languages such as Dutch, Russian, Italian, French, Polish and Spanish. During his time many missionaries had the opportunity to come to him for training and being then sent to other countries.
In the same way, he fulfilled this wish of the Promised Messiahas as well of that there, one hundred thousand leaflets were published regarding the tomb of Hazrat Masih of Nazareth. In October 1946 he returned. On his return, Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud AhmadRA appointed him as In-charge Office of the Kashmir Committee. He was posted to England in 1936, where he served until 1946. In 1956, Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra granted him the title of “Khalid-e-Ahmadiyyat”.
He passed away on the evening of October 13, 1966 due to cardiac arrest in Sargodha. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih SaniRA said in the Friday sermon on the death of Sahab:
“Our elder, our brother, our friend Maulvi Jalaluddin Sahib Shams has left us. For the sake of which he lived his life and I believe that after his death he took the eternal pleasure of God Almighty. After his death, God Almighty will raise such men after him who are of the same sincerity and with the same spirit of devotion and with the same light of knowledge. There will be those who will serve just like how Maulvi Jalaluddin Sahib Shams served as God has dealt with us like this.”
(Daily Al-Fazl Rabwah 19 October 1966)