Mr Charles Francis Sievwright was born into a Catholic family in Melbourne, Australia in 1862. And later embraced Islam in 1896. For many years he was a member of British Indian Empire League. He travelled to India in 1903 as a representative or Commissioner of the British and Indian Empire League of Australia to present a petition to the Indian National Congress at its National Congress in Madras. In October 1903 Mr Charles Francis met two Ahmadis Mian Mirajudeen Umar Sahib and Hakeem Noor Muhammad Ahmadi Sahib who encouraged him to visit Qadian.
Recalling his visit to Qadian he wrote in the fourth issue of Moslem Sunrise 1922:
“This meeting with GHULAM AHMAD in Qadian in the year 1903 was a wonderful proof of the truths of Islam, that words which had been uttered thirteen hundred years ago were then being fulfilled”
This meeting had a great impact on his life and after a long deliberation Mr Charles Francis Sievwright announced his allegiance to the Promised Messiahas in the April edition of the Review of Religions. (Read More)
 The Review of Religions April 1906 P.144
 The Muslim Sunrise 1903 Issue 4 P.143
 Malfuzat Vol 5 P.299 23 Oct 1903 (Edition 2016)/ AlBadar 23/29 Oct 1903