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Original rules and regulations of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya

Taken from Ahmadiyya newspaper Badr,
16 February 1906, page 5, and 23 February 1906, page 8.

No mention of any Khalifa.
Anjuman made supreme body to govern the Movement.

Quotation begins below:

Regulations of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya Qadian

Approved by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah.

1. The objective of this Anjuman is the propagation of Islam, to devise and put into action plans for the propagation of Islam, and to produce people who can preach Islam.

2. Every member of the Ahmadiyya movement who supports this movement in any way shall be a member of this Anjuman.

3. All the Ahmadiyya Anjumans established anywhere by members of the Ahmadiyya movement shall be branches of this Anjuman.

4. The control of the affairs of this Anjuman shall be in the charge of a Council of Trustees (Majlis-i Mu'timidin).


6. Under the Council of Trustees there shall be four committees for the purposes of administration: a. Committee for the propagation of Islam; b. Committee for the affairs of the Cemetery; c. Committee for education; and, d. Committee for administration of miscellaneous affairs.


12. The powers and duties of the Council of Trustees shall be as follows:

a. All the property which the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya or any branch of it may acquire anywhere shall be in the ownership of the Council of Trustees. Whenever any property is acquired in the future, or sold, or let, the transaction shall be in the name of the Secretary of the Council on behalf of the Council. Likewise, in future all the income of the Ahmadiyya movement, whether by wills, gifts, zakat, or under other heads, shall be in the name of the Council.


30. In every matter, for the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya, all the committees under it, and all its branches, the order of the Promised Messiah shall be final and binding. .....

End of quotation

At the end of these regulations, it is stated:

"The Promised Messiah appoints the following men as members and office-holders of the Council of Trustees."
Then a list is printed of the names of these fourteen men, three of whom are office-holders whose names occur at the head of the list as follows:
  1. Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nur-ud-Din of Bhera, President.
  2. Maulvi Muhammad Ali, M.A., Ll.B., Secretary.
  3. Khawaja Kamal-ud-Din, Attorney, chief court Punjab, Legal Advisor.

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