Sahibzada Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib in the Middle row standing second from left
Sahibzada Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib, son of Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir Ahmad Sahibra, passed away on 14 August 2018 at the age of 94. “Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return.” Announcing the demise of Sahibzada Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa said in his on 17 August Friday Sermon:
“[Sahibzada Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib] was born in Qadian on 18 July 1924 to Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad Sahibra and Hazrat Sultana Begum Sahiba, daughter of Hazrat Ghulam Hasan Sahib Peshawari. He obtained his primary education in Qadian and passed his matriculation exam at Talimul Islam High School in Qadian. In 1949 he obtained a master’s degree in history at Government College Lahore, achieving the highest grades. Upon his achievement, people came to congratulate Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad Sahibra. Aside from expressing words of gratitude, Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad Sahibra said, ‘In reality, the group of believers are a support for one another in times of happiness and sadness, and they gain comfort, tranquility and strength from the support of one another. This is the focal point of a Jamaat.’
“He further wrote, ‘I request my friends to not only partake in this happiness but to also pray that where God Almighty has enabled Majeed Ahmad to achieve a high standard of secular knowledge, may He also grant him true knowledge and enable him to act upon it, as this is the true purpose and objective of our lives.’
“Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib dedicated his life to the service of faith on 7 May 1944 and continued his studies. In 1949 he joined Jamiatul Mubashireen and graduated in July 1954.
“Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra announced his nikah on 28 December 1950, which was the third day of the Jalsa Salana, to Sahibzadi Qudsiyah Begum Sahiba – daughter of Hazrat Nawab Abdullah Khan Sahibra and Hazrat Nawab Amatul Hafeez Begum Sahibara. Their eldest daughter is Nusrat Jehan Sahiba who is the wife of Mirza Naseer Ahmad Tariq, grandson of Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad sahib. They have a son, Mirza Mahmood Ahmad, and another daughter named Durre Sameen, who is the daughter in law of Mir Mahmood Ahmad Sahib. Then there is another son named Mirza Ghulam Qadir Sahib Shaheed who was married to Amatun Nasir Sahiba, daughter of Mir Daud Sahib. He also has a fifth child, a daughter named Faiza Sahiba who is married to Syed Mudassar Ahmad Sahib, who is also a life-devotee.
“In July 1954 Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib obtained the Shahid degree and was first posted in Talimul Islam College Rabwah on 20 September 1954. On 4 November 1956, under the auspices of Tahrik-e-Jadid, he was sent to Kumasi, Ghana, to serve as a school principal. He returned to Pakistan on 24 December 1963. Then in April 1964, he was re-appointed in Talimul Islam College. When the Talimul Islam College was nationalised in the time of Bhutto, in April 1975, after the nationalisation, he resigned and reported to the Anjuman saying he was a life-devotee.
“On 3 July 1975 he was appointed as Naib Nazir Talim. In 1976 when Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh toured America and other European countries, Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib accompanied him in the capacity of Private Secretary. In 1978, he was appointed as the Naib Nazir-e-Ala and in 1984 he retired.
“His son-in-law, Syed Mudassar Ahmad Sahib, says that he translated a portion of Siratul Mahdi into English and regularly wrote articles for Al Fazl newspaper. He was a very intellectual man and his articles have been published in book-form under the name Nukta-e-Nazar.
“He was very keen on reading and writing. I myself have also witnessed that he used to spend most of his time in the library reading.
“His daughter in law, Amatul Nasir, the widow of the martyr Ghulam Qadir Shaheed, writes: ‘He was a very loving and honourable person. He had great love for children and was a sincere individual with a generous heart. One of his key attributes was that he could adjust himself in any age group and would befriend everyone and treat them like friends – youth and grown-ups alike.’ She further writes, ‘He demonstrated great patience and steadfastness at the martyrdom of his son, Mirza Ghulam Qadir Shaheed. After the martyrdom, Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib and his wife both took special care of Mirza Ghulam Qadir Shaheed’s children.’
“He was unwell for an extended period of time, but bore this with patience and resolve. He had a very balanced temperament and would not be enraged. He kept a sincere friendship with everyone and would care for his workers.
“His son-in-law, Mirza Naseer Ahmad Sahib, writes: ‘Mirza Majeed Ahmad Sahib was a man of wise opinion and would stand firm in his opinions. It would not be the case that he would adopt the opinion that was widespread and prevalent at a particular time, rather, he would always choose the correct approach and would express his opinion in the matter.’ May Allah shower His mercy and forgiveness on him.”