Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad
1889 – 1965
Who was Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad?
Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, was Khalifatul Masih II, head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the eldest son to survive to adulthood 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 Hakeem Noor-ud-Din.
He is known for establishing the organizational structure of the community, improvement of its administration, a ten volume commentary of the Qur'an and directing extensive missionary activity outside the subcontinent of India. He was a renowned orator and was also an active political figure especially in pre-independence British Raj. Mahmood Ahmad is regarded by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community as the Musleh Maood and the 'Promised Son' that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad foretold God would bestow upon him.
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