Born on 15th September 1950 in Rabwah, Pakistan, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s headquarter, he was the founding principal of the Ahmadiyya Secondary School Salaga, a school in the northern region of Ghana, where he served for two years. This school is progressing very well to this day. His success at this school made him the obvious choice for the principal of the Ahmadiyya Secondary School at Essarkyir where he served for a further four years. This school is in the central region of Ghana.
He was appointed as the manager of the Ahmadiyya Agricultural Farm in Depali, in the northern region of Ghana, for 2 years. First experiments had revealed that wheat could not grow in Ghana. But, Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued relentlessly. Another Ahmadi Muslim, Mr Qasim Ahmad, joined him in this series of experiments. The efforts of this team of Ahmadi agriculturalists finally paid dividends. The first successful experiment of planting, growing and nurturing wheat as an economic crop in Ghana was exhibited at an international trade fair and the results were submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture of Ghana. It stands as a great credit to his personal efforts in these experiments that successive presidents of Ghana have commended the Ahmadiyya Muslim community for these highly successful experiments which revolutionized the country’s economy and paved the way for self sufficiency.
He returned to Pakistan in 1985 and held different offices in administration of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Rabwah, Pakistan. In 1997, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV, appointed him as chief executive director, of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan.
He was elected to the prestigious office of Khalifatul Masih, or the international leader of the community in 2003. To read more about him go to: