Mufti Muhammad Sadiq
Mufti Muhammad Sadiq
was a highly noble and godly personality in Ahmadiyyat
was a descendent of Uthman, son of Affan, the third successor of the Holy Prophet.
Mufti Muhammad Sadiq
was bom on January 11, 1872, at Bhera in Mufti Mohallah.
After completing his
matriculation (Entrance Examination) in his
was appointed as an English teacher in Jammu High School
in 1890 with some assistance from Maulana Nooruddin Bhervi.
visited Qadian for the first time at the end of the same year and was initiated at the sacred hand of the Promised Messiah on January 31, 1891.
stayed in Jammu
for five years.
He started teaching Mathematics in Islamia High School at Lahore in August-September 1895, before joining the Office of Accountant General as a clerk, where he worked till 1901.
stay in Jammu
, Mufti Sahib had been preparing to take B.A. Degree Examination in English, Arabic and Hebrew but after his
was so enamored with love and became so dedicated to the Promised Messiah that he
spent all his
school vacations at Qadian.
was employed in Lahore, he
was visiting Qadian almost every Sunday to see the Promised Messiah.
meticulously noted Hadhur's sayings and shared with others at Lahore and with friends abroad which enlightened their hearts and increased their faith manifold.
"I see Mufti Muhammad Sadiq
here on every day he
has leave from work.
was fortunate to serve Islam in several ways during the times of the Promised Messiah:
stood up and rendered the Bishop speechless.
The Arch Bishop of Lahore arranged another public lecture on May 25 to avenge his
The Promised Messiah wrote an article at the request of Mufti Sadiq
that was read by him with great enthusiasm to the audience after Bishop's lecture.
The city of Lahore became alive with the slogans of "Allahu Akbar" (God is the Greateset) by Muslims.
The Bishop was overwhelmed and said: "My addressees are for other Muslims only.
You are an Ahmadi and I will not talk to you."
At the time when the book Minanur-Rahman (Bounties of the Gracious God) was being composed by the Promised Messiah, Dr. Sadiq
was directed to learn Hebrew.
learnt enough Hebrew from a Jewish scholar at Lahore to prepare a list of words for Hadhur to provide proof that Hebrew also had its origin in the Arabic language.
Dr. Sadiq also researched the Hebrew Bible to identify the prophecies related to the advent of the Holy Prophet of Islam and the Promised Messiah and some of those are recorded in Hebrew on pages 111 and 138 of Tohfa-i-Golarhviyya (A Gift for Golarhviyya).
also used to copy-write the text of Hebrew extracts (as included in His
Holiness' booklet Ar'baeen IV, Page 8, related to the prophecy of false Prophets).
was deeply committed to spreading the truth right from the beginning.
wrote all the pamphlets on behalf of Jama'at Ahmadiyya, Lahore, in 1900 to provide true facts about Peer Mehr Ali Shah of Golarha.
booklet entitled "The Actual Facts
" is a memorable publication of this period.
Migration to Qadian: Headmaster of Taleem-ul-Islam High School
, and Editor, Al-Badr
migrated to Qadian, July, 1901 to settle permanently near his
Spiritual Master, the Promised Messiah.
served as Secondmaster in the beginning but became Headmaster of Taleem-ul-lslarn High School
He was appointed Manager and Superintendent and Professor of Logic when the college was opened on May 24, 1903.
became very ill in 1904.
respected mother was in Qadian and asked Hadhur to pray for his
"We always pray for him.
You think you love Sadiq
is your son.
The fact is that we love him more than his
[Sadiq recovered from his
He was appointed the Editor of Al-Badr in 1905 and the following announcement which appeared in Al-Badr was written by His Holiness himself:
Mufti Sadiq continued as Editor of Al-Badr till 1915.
like Al-Hakam is a historical chronicle of the early History of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam and its splendid services can never be forgotten.
These newspapers were regarded as two hands of the Promised Messiah.
was included as a member in the deputation dispatched by the Promised Messiah in 1908 to Guru Harsehai in District Ferozepur to investigate the existence of a pothy (a small book) which was said to have been used by Guru Baba Nanak Ji (commonly regarded as the Founder of Sikhism).
presented the complete report to His
Holiness which is also included in Hadhur's book Chashma-i-Ma'refat (The Fountain of Knowledge, page 337).
had the added responsibility of handling all correspondence for His Holiness after the death of Maulana Abdul Karim in 1905.
Just before his
passing, Hadhur wrote the following note on April 12, 1908, to Mufti Sadiq
, summoning him to come to Lahore from Qadian:
"Please come for a week to answer all these large number of letters.
I would also like to see you.
It is urgent."
This was the last letter His
Holiness wrote to Mufti Sadiq
from Ahmadiyya Buildings, Lahore.
arrived immediately and set up a temporary office of Al-Badr
in Lahore and stayed there till Hadhur's departure from this world.
was described as "sincere friend," "truly affectionate" and "a noble member of Ahmadiyya Jama'at" for his
utmost love, dedication and enthusiasm for service.
Holiness in a poster dated October 22, 1899, wrote:
"Mufti Muhammad Sadiq
is one of the sincere friends in my Jama'at.
is Truly Affectionate."
It was narrated by Maulana Sher Ali that: "Hadhur had great affection for all his khuddam but I had the feeling that Hadhur had a special affection for Mufti Sadiq
mentioned Mufti Sadiq
, Hadhur would say 'Our Mufti Sahib.'"
Mufti Sadiq left for England on March 10, 1917 as a missionary.
remained involved in the propagation of Islam during his
He reached London on April 17, 1917, and joined Qazi Muhammad Abdullah who was already active in spreading the message of Islam.
spent about two and a half years in England and published many tracts during his
He preached the message of Islam to important personalities including King George V and the Queen of England, Secretary of State, Lord Montego, the British Prime Minister, Lord Mayor of London, and Prince Yori Hito Hakashi Foshi of Japan.
delivered public speeches in Hyde Park, Central Hall, Mission House, and in various churches in London
He was awarded honorary degrees and diplomas for his contribution to religious knowledge.
debated with Christian Preachers and planned to convey the message of the Holy Quran in churches in every possible way.
About one hundred noble souls entered the True Islam.
wrote the following letter from England which was read at Qadian's Annual Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention
When Mufti Sadiq
was in England, the Leader of the Faithful, Khalifatul Masih II, directed him to establish the first Ahmadiyya mission in America.
sailed from England on January 26, 1920, and reached Philadelphia in the second week of February.
The immigration department blocked his
entry into the U.S.A. on the grounds that he
was not allowed to preach the message of God.
faced the whole situation with great courage and patience and filed an appeal to the Department of Justice
in Washington for entry.
In one of his
reports from America, Mufti Sadiq
, when interviewed by the parents of the little girl, said: "I am a mere servant of the Promised Messiah, not a Christ."
Every Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Mufti Sadiq
had a regular general meetings scheduled to deliver lectures on specific subjects and then answered questions from the audience.
was also invited by different societies and churches to talk about the True Islam.
Reports of these educational lectures were being published in the press all over the country in America.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature Degree by Jefferson University of Chicago for his contribution to education and services to human welfare.
He was also elected as a member of The Press Congress of The World