Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement
by A. R. Dard
Life of Ahmad is a biography detailing the life and times of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) of Qadian, India, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi and the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (Community). It was written by a young companion of his, Hazrat Maulana Abdur Rahim Dard M.A., and was first published in 1948. He covered the life of the Promised Messiah(as) up until 1901 but was unable to complete the work.
Life of Ahmad is not a biography in the traditional sense. Not only does it provide an insight into this extraoridnary life but also addresses a number of important issues, such as: Jihad in Islam, Prophethood in Islam, Jesus in India and the question of the status of Arabic as the mother of all languages.
This is a very important contribution to the literature of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, written as it was by a companion and contemporary of the Promised Messiah(as).