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A Mighty Striving:

Life Story of Maulana Muhammad Ali

Translation of the Urdu book Mujahid-i Kabir
written by Mr. Muhammad Ahmad and Mr. Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui

English translation by Mrs. Akhtar Aziz and Dr. Zahid Aziz

To read the original Urdu book, go to the aaiil.org Lahore Ahmadiyya Website


Note: The edition accessible from this page, as below, is the first edition in html format. From November 2011, a new, second edition, which is revised and enlarged, is available in pdf format at this link.

The first edition

Contents

Go here for detailed list of contents.

Part 1: The First Twenty-Five Years — From birth to May 1899

Part 2: Life at Qadian ó From May 1899 to April 1914

1. The Promised Messiahís time:

1a. The Promised Messiahís time (first of two sections)

1b. The Promised Messiahís time (second of two sections)

2. The Times of Maulana Nur-ud-Din, May 1908 to March 1914: The positive side

3. Events of the Split in the Movement and migration of Maulana Muhammad Ali to Lahore

Part 3: Life at Lahore ó From April 1914 to October 1951

1. Founding of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha‘at Islam Lahore

2. From 1914 to 1917: Completion and publication of the English translation of the Holy Quran

3. From 1918 to 1923: Completion and publication of Bayan-ul-Quran, Urdu translation of the Holy Quran

(3. Addendum: Reviews of Bayan-ul-Quran by modern Pakistani scholars)

4. From 1924 to 1937: Publication of Fazl-ul-Bari and The Religion of Islam:

4a. From 1924 to 1937 (first of two sections)

4b. From 1924 to 1937 (second of two sections)

5. The Anjumanís Silver Jubilee 1938 and recovery from a critical illness

6. From 1939 to June 1947: Publication of A Manual of Hadith, Living Thoughts and The New World Order. Three campaigns for Quran publication:

6a. From 1939 to June 1947: Publication of A Manual of Hadith, Living Thoughts and The New World Order. (first of three sections)

6b. From 1939 to June 1947: Three campaigns for Quran publication (second of three sections)

6c. From 1939 to June 1947: Relations with the Qadian JamaĎat (third of three sections)

7. From June 1947 till end of 1950: Revision of the English Translation of the Holy Quran and campaign for distribution of literature

7a. From June 1947 till end of 1949 (first of two sections)

7b. The year 1950 (second of two sections)

8. The last year, 1951, and death


Part 4: Recollections of Maulana Muhammad Ali

1. Home life, qualities, character and habits

2. Personal Reflections

3. Some impressions of Maulana Muhammad Ali

4. Memories of my beloved, by Naseer Ahmad Faruqui


Original Urdu book first published 1962.

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