Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad

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Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad (12 January 1889 – 7 November 1965) was the second caliph and leader of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the eldest son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad from his second wife, Nusrat Jahan Begum. He was elected as the second successor of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad on 14 March 1914 at the age of 25, the day after the death of his predecessor Hakim Nur-ud-Din. He was succeeded by his son Mirza Nasir Ahmad.


  • Islam can never progress in the absence of Khilafat. Islam has always prospered with the help of khulafa and will continue to advance under them in future as well.
    • Nizam-e-Khilafat, Barakat aur hamari zimadarian, pp. 35-36
  • The first requirement to purifying the soul is that one continues to remove all evil and impure thoughts from the heart.
    • Irfan-e-Ilahi, Anwar-ul-Ulum, Vol. 4, p. 371
  • Friends, my last advice would be that all blessings are in Khilafat. Prophethood is a seed after which the Khilafat spreads its benevolence in the world around. Hold on firmly to True Khilafat and spread its blessings in the world. Allah would be merciful to you and would bless you in this world and in the hereafter.
  • Many girls are studying just for earning and employment, although the work of a woman is not Employment. This trend of employment of women is one reminiscence from the cursed reminiscences of western culture. Islam has placed the responsibility of providing income on men.
    • Anwarul Ulum, vol. 13, p. 94, Meri Sarah, p. 23
  • Remember, all good proceeds from accord. A leaderless people are dead.
  • An important objective of Tahrik-e-Jadid in the near future is to establish centres of Ahmadiyyat in far away and remote areas.
    • Tareekh-e-Ahmadiyyat, volume 7, page 73
  • Nations cannot be reformed without the reformation of the youth.

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