Ambassador of Peace: His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifa-tul Masih V Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community It is often and at times rightly said that there is no proper leadership among Muslims. Communities need leadership at the best of times and Muslims are going through a very rough and weak stage on a global scale. However, where there is dynamic spiritual leadership not many are interested to take note.

There is of course distinct and dignified spiritual leadership among Ahmadiyya Muslims, has been for over a hundred years. The current incumbent, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad lives in London and for the past decade he has worked tirelessly to promote the peaceful message of Islam. It is also due to his (and his predecessors’) superbleadership that the Ahmadiyya community aspires to live as a peaceful, law-abiding and useful part of society no matter where in the world they may be. His efforts for world peace need to be celebrated but  the media is not that much interested in something that is going well.

His message is the message of Islam as brought by Prophet Muhammad which he demonstrates daily with his word and deed and inspires and motivates his community to follow suit.

He is truly amazing and as a Catholic friend told me a few days ago after meeting him, he has an air of serenity about him. He is forthright in expressing his views as is he a genuinely glorious person.

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About His Holiness

His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Mir-za Mas-roor Ah-mad), is the fifth Khalifa (Caliph) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Elected to this lifelong position on 22nd April 2003, he serves as the worldwide spiritual and administrative head of an international religious organisation with membership exceeding 10’s of millions spread across over 206 countries.

His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, 5th Khalifa and Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community


Peace Initiatives

His Holiness is the world’s leading Muslim figure promoting peace and inter-religious harmony. Through his sermons, lectures, books, and personal meetings, His Holiness has continually advocated the worship of God Almighty and serving humanity. He also continually advocates for the establishment of universal human rights, a just society and a separation of religion and state.

Since being elected Khalifa, His Holiness has led a worldwide campaign to convey the peaceful message of Islam, through all forms of print and digital media. Under his leadership, national branches of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community have launched campaigns that reflect the true and peaceful teachings of Islam. Ahmadi Muslims the world over are engaged in grassroots efforts to distribute millions of ‘Peace’ leaflets to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, host interfaith and peace symposia, and present exhibitions of The Holy Qur’an, to present its true and noble message. These campaigns have received worldwide media coverage and demonstrate that Islam champions peace, loyalty to one’s country of residence and service to humanity.

In 2004, His Holiness launched the annual National Peace Symposium in which guests from all walks of life come together to exchange ideas on the promotion of peace and harmony. Each year the symposium attracts many serving ministers, parliamentarians, politicians, religious leaders and other dignitaries. In 2009, His Holiness also launched the annual ‘Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace‘; an international peace award for individuals or organisations that have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment and service to the cause of peace and humanitarianism.

Public Service

His Holiness has travelled globally to promote and facilitate service to humanity. He regularly meets presidents, prime ministers, other heads of state, parliamentarians and ambassadors of state.

His Holiness takes a particular interest in alleviating the suffering of developing nations, by helping to improve their agriculture and facilitating access to food, clean water and electricity. He oversees the work of the International Association of Ahmadi Architects and Engineers (IAAAE), an organisation briefed with leading various humanitarian and development projects, in remote areas of the world. The scope and expertise of this organisation has grown at a rapid rate under his leadership. Likewise, His Holiness supports the work of “Humanity First“, an international non-profit disaster relief and development charity and other such organisations.

Under the leadership of His Holiness, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has built a number of schools and hospitals that provide high class facilities in remote parts of the world. And through various schemes of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness has funded the tuition and education of numerous underprivileged students around the world, irrespective of their religious background.

Communication with Ahmadi Muslims

His Holiness receives thousands of letters every day from Ahmadi Muslims worldwide, seeking his guidance and prayers. As well as responding to all such letters, His Holiness meets with individual members of the Community, on a daily basis.

Every week, His Holiness delivers a Friday Sermon in which he addresses all members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide. The sermon is broadcast globally live on MTA International, an Ahmadi Muslim satellite television station established in 1994, and translated into various languages. MTA International is also streamed live on and Al Islam. The Friday Sermon is available in over 18 languages in Video on Demand format. His Holiness uses his sermons to counsel Ahmadi Muslims about various issues of importance.

Response to Persecution

Following his election in 2003, His Holiness was forced into exile from Pakistan, his native country. Pakistan’s Constitution and Penal Code restricts members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community from practising or associating with Islam, or from even identifying themselves as Muslims. Violations of these repressive laws results in fines, imprisonment, and potentially capital punishment. Consequently the legislation prevents His Holiness from fulfilling his duties as Head of the Community and accordingly he is unable to return to Pakistan.

Despite the continued sectarian persecution that Ahmadi Muslims are subjected to in various Muslim majority nations, His Holiness expressly forbids any violence. On 28 May 2010, anti-Ahmadiyya terrorists attacked two mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Lahore, Pakistan. 86 Ahmadi Muslims were martyred during their Friday Prayers, whilst scores more were injured. Despite the barbaric nature of this pre-meditated crime against humanity, His Holiness instructed Ahmadi Muslims worldwide to respond only through prayers and entirely peaceful means.

Personal Biography

His Holiness was born on 15th September 1950 in Rabwah, Pakistan to the late Mirza Mansoor Ahmad and the late Nasira Begum Ahmad. Upon completing his Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics in 1977 from the Agriculture University in Faisalabad, Pakistan, His Holiness formally dedicated his life to the service of Islam.

From 1977 to 1985, His Holiness served in Ghana, engaged in social, educational and agricultural development projects. He is accredited with successfully growing wheat on Ghanaian soil for the first time in the nation’s history. His Holiness returned to Pakistan in 1985 and served in various senior administrative posts within the Community during the next 18 years, including as Chief Executive of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan from 1997 until his election as Khalifa.

His Holiness resides in London, UK with his wife, Amtul Sabooh Ahmad. He has two children and three grandchildren.

His hobbies include gardening, reading, photography and walking.

About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

His Holiness Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian (as), The Promised Messiah (as) and Imam Mahdi

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast growing international revival movement within Islam. His Holiness Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India (peace be on him), founded the Community in 1889. Ahmadi Muslims believe him to be the long awaited Promised Messiah and the Imam Al-Mahdi, whose advent was foretold by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). The current headquarters of the Community are in the United Kingdom, where His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad resides.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community propagates the true teachings of Islam and the message of peace and tolerance through a twenty-four hour satellite television channel (MTA), the Internet ( and print (Islam International Publications).

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is an entirely self-funded religious organisation and has no political ambition whatsoever.

About the Khalifa-tul Masih (Successor to the Messiah)

The Holy Qur’an, which Muslims believe to be the direct Word of God, has promised Muslims who are good and righteous the reward of ‘Khilafat‘ whereby a ‘Khalifa’ (spiritual Successor), is appointed by Allah to continue the work of a Prophet. This is an elected office where the Holy Spirit superintends the election process. The Khalifa of Islam is God’s man on earth.

Today the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Muslim sect in the world that is united at the hand of one leader, who is known as the Khalifa. The Khalifa-tul Masih is the successor to the Promised Messiah, His Holiness Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (peace be upon him). After his demise in 1908, the institution of Khilafat was re-established in Islam on 27 May 1908. In 2008 the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community celebrated 100 years of the Khilafat.

The institution of Khilafat is the source of the Community’s unity, vibrancy, organisation, progress and its focus on peace. His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the fifth Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Although Khilafat is not in any way a hereditary institution, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad also has the distinct honour of being the great-grandson of the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Documentary: The Life of His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V

A documentary video about His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad (1950-), Khalifatul Masih V (2003-). This video documentary covers events up to December 2007.


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  1. There is a couplet in Durray Aden(pearls of paradise)
    Wo rehmmat aalam aata hey tara haamee ho jata hay:
    در عدن ( حضرت سیدہ نواب مبارکہ بیگم ) رکھ پیش نظر وہ وقت بہن
    کلام: حضرت سیدہ نواب مبارکہ بیگم رضی اللہ عنہا
    Composed By: Hadhrat Syeda Nawab Mubarika Begum sahiba
    It is in the praise of Holy prophet(PBUH).It says;
    That merciful comes and takes your side O sister
    You are then called a human ,he stands for your rights
    You should invoke salutations for him ,hundred of Times

    Hudhur(at) follows the footsteps of Holy Prophet. He is a true ambassador of peace.
    I see women suffering in all ages from microscopic range to telescopic range.The time of ignorance is still here and there to a different levels.It is from am amber alert to red alert in the whole wide world.
    There are also other beacons of light as well.I like Imam
    sahib Attaul mujeeb Rashid passionate,heart felt speeches
    about rights of women.I always find some new powerful points .Those points are spiritually uplifting.I then tell those points to all around me but few people pay heed.They pretend to be deaf.
    I like Michelle Obama ;because she has many outstanding talents.
    She is a lawyer, Chicago city administrator and community outreach worker, as well as the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama and the 44th first lady.
    One has to lead by the example so I see how Imran Khan built the Hospital in the memory of her mother for the poor public.It is a miracle to run such an expensive project.He was nice with his sisters and first wife.He even stood up against all the odds for his second wife.My
    own father is extremely soft and loving towards me and my late mother and his late sisters.There are still positive ,progressive people but negativity sells and it makes the head news.
    The Holy Prophet(peace and blessings be upon him) was a mercy for the whole mankind.Allah sent him as role model.
    He said the best among you is the one who treats his wife
    best,and I am the super best.
    کلام طاہر ( حضرت خلیفۃ المسیح الرابع ) اے شاہ مکی و مدنی سیدالوریٰ
    کلام: حضرت مرزا طاہر احمد خلیفۃ المسیح الرابع رحمہ اللہ تعالیٰ
    Composed By: Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV

    Ajab Noor – Persian Poetry (Na’at) in Praise of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)
    by his ardent devotee Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani, The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as).

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