Hakeem Noor-ud-Din

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Hakeem Noor-ud-Din (also spelt: Hakim Nur-ud-Din) (c. 1841 – 13 March 1914) was a close companion of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, and was chosen as his first successor on 27 May 1908, a day after his death, becoming the first caliph and leader of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He was succeeded by Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad.


  • The education to be imparted through this religious Institution will have to be in accordance to my wishes and aspirations. I am undertaking this responsibility entirely for the pleasure of Allah, who says (in the Holy Qur'an), "And let there be among you a group who should invite (humanity) towards goodness."
    • First lecture after being elected as Khalifa, Hayat-e-Nur, page 408

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