Basharat Ahmad

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Basharat Ahmad (1876–1943), a member of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement,[1] is the author of numerous publications about Islam and the Ahmadiyya movement. He was the father of Naseer Ahmad Faruqui and the father in law of Maulana Mohammad Ali.[2]

Basharat Ahmad was born in Dharamsala, India, where he received his early education. He then studied at the King Edward Medical College, Lahore. He served as a doctor in East Africa as well as various cities of the Punjab.[2][3]

On retirement he settled down in Lahore on the advice of Maulana Mohammad Ali and devoted himself to the cause of Islam.[2]

He was a regular contributor for thirty years to Paigham-i Sulh, the Urdu periodical of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.[2] He is famous for his commentary of the 30th and 27th part of the Quran entitled Anwarul Quran and also for his three volume comprehensive biography, in Urdu, Mujaddid-i Azam, of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement.

Prominent Publications by Dr. Basharat Ahmad:

  • Anwaar-ul-Quran - Commentary, in Urdu, of Part 27 and 30 of the Quran [1]
  • Birth of Jesus — In the Light of the Quran AND In the Light of the Gospels [2]
  • The Great Mujaddid (Mujaddid-e-Azam) — 3 Volumes - Biography of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Mujadid of the 14th century of Islam and founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement [3]
  • Quranic View of Human Freedom [4]
  • Taqdir or Pre-Measurement in Islam [5]
  • Bashaaraat-e-Ahmadiyya (3 Volumes): A Compilation of Articles on Various Interesting Topics on Islam [6]
  • Position of Sufi-ism (Tasawwuf) in Islam [7]


  1. ^ How I Became an Ahmadi: by Dr. Basharat Ahmad, Urdu original in: Paigham-e-Sulah, 7th November, 1933, English Translation in: The Light, Nov-Dec 1999, pp. 4-10
  2. ^ a b c d Biography of Dr. Basharat Ahmad: by Dr. Zahid Aziz
  3. ^ Dr. Basharat Ahmad -- A Worthy Example, Newsletter Nov 1996, Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam Lahore (UK)