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Letter From Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V

Detailed Message awaited.

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Message from Mr. Kunwar Idrees, retired Chief Secretary, Sindh
Chairman Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers' Asociation (PAMA)

   Kunwar Idrees, Karachi


      Mr.Kunwar Idrees

My Dear Hamid,

I was at TI College for two years 1952-54 when it was at Lahore but received my BA degree in its first convocation at Rabwah. Later, in 1957, I also taught at the college for three or four months before joining the Civil Service of Pakistan in the September of that year. Both periods had a bearing on my character and career disproportionate to the time spent in the college. The presence of the Principal Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad was overwhelming and caring. He commanded affection and respect without asking for it. The future even then seem to beckon him to an exalted responsibility. I had the singular honour of being his only student in political science and then headed the students union and edited the English section of the college magazine. Among my teachers (who later were also my colleagues for a short while) I count Chaudhry Mohammad Ali, Sufi Basharat Rehman, Dr Naseer Ahmad Khan, Dr Sultan Mahmud Shahid, Dr Naseer Bashir, M.A. Khalid, Ch. Ataullah, Mirza Khurshid Ahmad and Maulana Abulata Jullundhri. Akhwand Abdul Qadir and Abbas bin Abdul Qadir (Shaheed) were among my teachers but when I returned to teach in 1957, the former had retired and latter had left to join the government education service. Each one of them was worth his weight in gold, some much more. I learnt recently that Iftikhar Ayaz now of Britain is the same guy, two years junior to me, who was secretary of the college union when I was it’s president. At the 2005 UK Jalsa I also ran into Afzal Turki who lost the election to Iftikhar though he was in my camp. You are right! I do come across my students despite a teaching stint of just four months unexpectedly and in all parts of the world. I saw Pervez Pervazi, an Urdu scholar and a gregarious character for the first time after 1957 at Toronto last summer. Almost 20 years ago on an extended tour of Europe I landed in London with an excruciating tooth-ache and that too on a Sunday. My host and cousin C.M.Khalid took me to the only dentist in that metropolis who would possibly agree to see me. He did and detected the source of pain which had earlier eluded some advanced dental hospitals of the continent. That apart, dentist Waliullah wouldn’t hear of a fee for he had been my student. One could not expect a better reward just for four months of teaching quarter of a century later. Permit me to end this message on a poignant note. The college since nationalization has fallen into ruins both in academic and physical terms. Its alumni, especially those living in Europe and North America, owe it to the community and the country to mount a huge campaign to get it back and make it a kind of Abdus Salam’s “Trieste Centre” in Pakistan. With best wishes for your venture, Sincerely, Kunwar Idris 10th December 2005 Tel Office: +92 21 5662493 Tel Residence: +92 21 5874155 Fax: + 92 21 5687247
 

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Message from Mian Ehsanul Haq
Member National Assembly of Pakistan from 1970 to 1977 (PPP)

   Mian Ehsanul Haq, Faisalabad


      Mian Ehsanul Haq

Dear Hamid,
I am glad to hear that T. I. College Old Students Association has been launched in Germany. Whereas I congratulate you on that, I wish it could be done all over the world, including Pakistan. I owe so much to T.I. College that I will be ungrateful if I forget it. It is not the buildings of bricks and cement that lend grandeur to an institution. It is the devotion of its leadership, love and affection of the teachers that create an atmosphere that helps in moulding the character of students.
My admission to T. I. College brought about a turning point in my life. After having wasted my years in Government College Lyallpur, I decided to join that great institution in 1956. The college was then headed by a charismatic personality. You remember I had a big wound on my arm and needed special care and attention. God bless the then Principal, Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, who treated me like his own son and provided every facility I needed and more. It was not that physical attention alone that impressed me, it was the entire family-like atmosphere that was so sincere, so Islamic, so innocent and so enjoyable. Rabwah in those days was a small sleepy town, devoid of facilities of a city life that I was used to in Lyallpur. No hotels, no cinemas, no music and yet it was not monotonous. It was both academic and athletic. It was religious and yet secular. I did not belong to the Ahmadiyya community, and am still not an Ahmadi, but I never felt that I was not amongst good Muslims. Rather I did feel that I was amongst better Muslims. I developed some Islamic values that later revolutionised my life became integral part of my character.
When I sat for the final LL.B Examination in the University Law College, Lahore, all students walked out of the examination hall as a protest on something and went on strike. I was the only one who did not take part in strike. Later an enquiry was ordered by the government and I was called as a witness. Justice Mushtaq of Lahore High Court, who presided over the enquiry commission, asked me why I did not join the strikers. I told him frankly that I had graduated from T.I. College Rabwah, and there I had learnt to respect law and not to revolt against authority and I believe this is a good lesson. He was impressed.
I have been active in politics for about forty years. I am one of the founder members of the Pakistan Peoples Party. As a member of the National Assembly from 1970 to 1977, I have roamed through the parlours of power for seven years. I have seen the hypocrisy not only of our political, but also of our religious leadership from too close. I wish they had all studied at T.I. College, Rabwah and leant the basic principles of honesty and integrity.
I wish I could mention all my teachers and classmates by name, but that will make this message too long. If I were to name one teacher and one student, I will name Mian Ata-ur-Rehman, our professor of Physics, and Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad of Sheikhupura (popularly known as Haji in those days), for their virtues which I cannot fully describe in words. Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad, like myself, later joined Pakistan Peoples Party and was elected a member of the provincial assembly (MPA). We remained good friends till he died in an accident.
I wish to tell all my friends that they are lucky to have been at T.I. College. Keep the great traditions of the great institution alive and I mean, honesty, integrity, morality, discipline, and above all tolerance and respect for dissenting views. All these things were summed up in the motto of the college, which was Ilm-o-Amal.
May Allah bless Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad and all the kind teachers who contributed to my consequent success in life. May God bless you all and me and my family. Amen.
Mian Ehsanul Haq (Ex MNA)
Faisalabad
 

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Message from Malik Lal Khan, Engineer, Naib Amir Canada


My dear Respected Chaudhary Sahib:
Assalamo alaikum wa Rahmatullah!
It is a great pleasure knowing about revival of TI COSA and the website. I did receive your messages through Majeed Ahmad Saeed Sahib and Zakaria Virk Sahib. The delay in my response was due to some other urgent matters to be attended. Thank you very much for remembering your old students. I am passing on your message to Karim Ahmad Sahib Tahir also.

I do not have photographs of that period with me here in Canada. Later, when possible, I shall send you whatever is available. In the next few days, I shall forward you a recent photograph. The two years I spent in T.I. College Rabwah (1960-62) are the best years of my life. Not only did I receive secular education, but also religious and spiritual education which resulted in my acceptance of Ahmadiyyat, the True Islam. Al-Hamdu lillah! The most vivid of my memories of T.I. College is the love and affection I received from my teachers. They used to treat us as their own children. Later, in Lahore and other places, I did meet some very good teachers. But the sort of caring teacher-student relationship I experienced at TI College remained unique. I am very happy that TI COSA will provide us the facility of enjoying pleasant memories of our stay at our beloved institution. May Allah bless your efforts and reward you and the other organisers for this excellent timely service! I just remembered a joke. Chaudhary Sharif Khalid Sahib used to teach us English. He had a habit of always saying "No, never" in stead of just saying "no". One day a student addressed me as "Red Khan". Chaudhary Sahib overheard him. He smiled for a while, enjoying the joke. Then he turned to me and said, "Lal Khan, do you like to be called Red Khan?" I stood up and just said,"No, never!"

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Message from SYED TAHIR AHMAD
NAZARAT TALEEM, SADAR ANJUMAN AHMADIYYA, RABWAH


Assalamo alaikum.
The site is absolutely wonderful. I studied in T.I college during my FSc between 1977-78. Now I am working here in Nazarat Taleem, Sadar Anjuman Ahmadiyya.. If possible do add me as well, .and please confirm. Take care and with love and prayers.
SYED TAHIR AHMAD
NAZARAT TALEEM,
SADAR ANJUMAN AHMADIYYA, RABWAH- 35460
TELEPHONE: 047-6212473 --- EMAIL; ntaleem@fsd.paknet.com.pk

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Message from Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza


Assalamolaikum:
My name is Mohyuddin Mirza (Dr. now) with roots at T.I. College from 1958-1960 in the same group with Dr. Hamid Ahmad Khan (Late). Humara nam be likh lan mhubat karna waloon meen. Lot of memories of that time. It seems that now that I look back a lot of foudnation work was done by the teachers and the environment of T.I. College at that time. The climate of respect and learning has been engrained in our genetics now. Recently I was reading a book from Dr. Pervaz Parvazin sahib " Ahmadiyya Culture" which has few chapters on T.I. College. Jazakallah for working on this website. Wassalm Mohyuddin Mirza 2847-36A Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada -T6T 1Rs phone: 780-463-0652 email: Mohyuddinmirza@shaw.ca

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Message from Dr. Safee Chaudhry, United States of America

My Dear Hamid Sahib
Assalamo-Alaikum
Fellow Alumni
It is a great pleasure to learn that some of the alumni and former professors of Talim-ul-Islam College-Rabwah have gathered in Germany and formed an alumni association. This is admirable and encouraging news for all of the people who have had any involvement with this esteemed institution of higher learning. I am certain that we all have some fond memories of our time spent there and this forum is intended to be a means by which we can all share them. We will soon be collecting the contact information from all of the alumni and past professors who currently reside in the United States and Canada. I will be serving as the Vice President of the North American chapter and will be asking for your assistance and cooperation in contacting all of these individuals. I hope that this group, which is supported by our beloved Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih, will grow by leaps and bounds in terms of both membership and activities, Inshallah.

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Message from Hassan Mohammad Khan Arif (Canada)

   Hassan Mohammad Arif (Canada)


      Hassan Mohammad Khan Arif

Develop the habit of hard work, hard work and hard work. Individuals, groups or countries, all advanced in the world only with this habit. This is the key to our progress, nay the progress of the whole mankind. The Promised Messiah, and his five khulafa have been demanding this from us. Ahmadiyyat is the destiny of the world and let us make it happen.
(Mr. Arif is now 85 years old, has served the Jamaat as Naib-Wakeeluttabshir. He has sent us a detailed account of his life, which we intend to put on the website later.)

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In the name of Allah the Gracious the Merciful

Latest Messages

Letter From Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V

Detailed Message awaited.

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Message from Mr. Kunwar Idrees, retired Chief Secretary, Sindh
Chairman Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers' Asociation (PAMA)

   Kunwar Idrees, Karachi


      Mr.Kunwar Idrees

My Dear Hamid,

I was at TI College for two years 1952-54 when it was at Lahore but received my BA degree in its first convocation at Rabwah. Later, in 1957, I also taught at the college for three or four months before joining the Civil Service of Pakistan in the September of that year. Both periods had a bearing on my character and career disproportionate to the time spent in the college. The presence of the Principal Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad was overwhelming and caring. He commanded affection and respect without asking for it. The future even then seem to beckon him to an exalted responsibility. I had the singular honour of being his only student in political science and then headed the students union and edited the English section of the college magazine. Among my teachers (who later were also my colleagues for a short while) I count Chaudhry Mohammad Ali, Sufi Basharat Rehman, Dr Naseer Ahmad Khan, Dr Sultan Mahmud Shahid, Dr Naseer Bashir, M.A. Khalid, Ch. Ataullah, Mirza Khurshid Ahmad and Maulana Abulata Jullundhri. Akhwand Abdul Qadir and Abbas bin Abdul Qadir (Shaheed) were among my teachers but when I returned to teach in 1957, the former had retired and latter had left to join the government education service. Each one of them was worth his weight in gold, some much more. I learnt recently that Iftikhar Ayaz now of Britain is the same guy, two years junior to me, who was secretary of the college union when I was it’s president. At the 2005 UK Jalsa I also ran into Afzal Turki who lost the election to Iftikhar though he was in my camp. You are right! I do come across my students despite a teaching stint of just four months unexpectedly and in all parts of the world. I saw Pervez Pervazi, an Urdu scholar and a gregarious character for the first time after 1957 at Toronto last summer. Almost 20 years ago on an extended tour of Europe I landed in London with an excruciating tooth-ache and that too on a Sunday. My host and cousin C.M.Khalid took me to the only dentist in that metropolis who would possibly agree to see me. He did and detected the source of pain which had earlier eluded some advanced dental hospitals of the continent. That apart, dentist Waliullah wouldn’t hear of a fee for he had been my student. One could not expect a better reward just for four months of teaching quarter of a century later. Permit me to end this message on a poignant note. The college since nationalization has fallen into ruins both in academic and physical terms. Its alumni, especially those living in Europe and North America, owe it to the community and the country to mount a huge campaign to get it back and make it a kind of Abdus Salam’s “Trieste Centre” in Pakistan. With best wishes for your venture, Sincerely, Kunwar Idris 10th December 2005 Tel Office: +92 21 5662493 Tel Residence: +92 21 5874155 Fax: + 92 21 5687247
 

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Message from Mian Ehsanul Haq
Member National Assembly of Pakistan from 1970 to 1977 (PPP)

   Mian Ehsanul Haq, Faisalabad


      Mian Ehsanul Haq

Dear Hamid,
I am glad to hear that T. I. College Old Students Association has been launched in Germany. Whereas I congratulate you on that, I wish it could be done all over the world, including Pakistan. I owe so much to T.I. College that I will be ungrateful if I forget it. It is not the buildings of bricks and cement that lend grandeur to an institution. It is the devotion of its leadership, love and affection of the teachers that create an atmosphere that helps in moulding the character of students.
My admission to T. I. College brought about a turning point in my life. After having wasted my years in Government College Lyallpur, I decided to join that great institution in 1956. The college was then headed by a charismatic personality. You remember I had a big wound on my arm and needed special care and attention. God bless the then Principal, Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, who treated me like his own son and provided every facility I needed and more. It was not that physical attention alone that impressed me, it was the entire family-like atmosphere that was so sincere, so Islamic, so innocent and so enjoyable. Rabwah in those days was a small sleepy town, devoid of facilities of a city life that I was used to in Lyallpur. No hotels, no cinemas, no music and yet it was not monotonous. It was both academic and athletic. It was religious and yet secular. I did not belong to the Ahmadiyya community, and am still not an Ahmadi, but I never felt that I was not amongst good Muslims. Rather I did feel that I was amongst better Muslims. I developed some Islamic values that later revolutionised my life became integral part of my character.
When I sat for the final LL.B Examination in the University Law College, Lahore, all students walked out of the examination hall as a protest on something and went on strike. I was the only one who did not take part in strike. Later an enquiry was ordered by the government and I was called as a witness. Justice Mushtaq of Lahore High Court, who presided over the enquiry commission, asked me why I did not join the strikers. I told him frankly that I had graduated from T.I. College Rabwah, and there I had learnt to respect law and not to revolt against authority and I believe this is a good lesson. He was impressed.
I have been active in politics for about forty years. I am one of the founder members of the Pakistan Peoples Party. As a member of the National Assembly from 1970 to 1977, I have roamed through the parlours of power for seven years. I have seen the hypocrisy not only of our political, but also of our religious leadership from too close. I wish they had all studied at T.I. College, Rabwah and leant the basic principles of honesty and integrity.
I wish I could mention all my teachers and classmates by name, but that will make this message too long. If I were to name one teacher and one student, I will name Mian Ata-ur-Rehman, our professor of Physics, and Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad of Sheikhupura (popularly known as Haji in those days), for their virtues which I cannot fully describe in words. Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad, like myself, later joined Pakistan Peoples Party and was elected a member of the provincial assembly (MPA). We remained good friends till he died in an accident.
I wish to tell all my friends that they are lucky to have been at T.I. College. Keep the great traditions of the great institution alive and I mean, honesty, integrity, morality, discipline, and above all tolerance and respect for dissenting views. All these things were summed up in the motto of the college, which was Ilm-o-Amal.
May Allah bless Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad and all the kind teachers who contributed to my consequent success in life. May God bless you all and me and my family. Amen.
Mian Ehsanul Haq (Ex MNA)
Faisalabad
 

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Message from Malik Lal Khan, Engineer, Amir Jamaat Ahmadiyya Canada


My dear Respected Chaudhary Sahib:
Assalamo alaikum wa Rahmatullah!
It is a great pleasure knowing about revival of TI COSA and the website. I did receive your messages through Majeed Ahmad Saeed Sahib and Zakaria Virk Sahib. The delay in my response was due to some other urgent matters to be attended. Thank you very much for remembering your old students. I am passing on your message to Karim Ahmad Sahib Tahir also.

I do not have photographs of that period with me here in Canada. Later, when possible, I shall send you whatever is available. In the next few days, I shall forward you a recent photograph. The two years I spent in T.I. College Rabwah (1960-62) are the best years of my life. Not only did I receive secular education, but also religious and spiritual education which resulted in my acceptance of Ahmadiyyat, the True Islam. Al-Hamdu lillah! The most vivid of my memories of T.I. College is the love and affection I received from my teachers. They used to treat us as their own children. Later, in Lahore and other places, I did meet some very good teachers. But the sort of caring teacher-student relationship I experienced at TI College remained unique. I am very happy that TI COSA will provide us the facility of enjoying pleasant memories of our stay at our beloved institution. May Allah bless your efforts and reward you and the other organisers for this excellent timely service! I just remembered a joke. Chaudhary Sharif Khalid Sahib used to teach us English. He had a habit of always saying "No, never" in stead of just saying "no". One day a student addressed me as "Red Khan". Chaudhary Sahib overheard him. He smiled for a while, enjoying the joke. Then he turned to me and said, "Lal Khan, do you like to be called Red Khan?" I stood up and just said,"No, never!"

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Message from SYED TAHIR AHMAD
NAZARAT TALEEM, SADAR ANJUMAN AHMADIYYA, RABWAH


Assalamo alaikum.
The site is absolutely wonderful. I studied in T.I college during my FSc between 1977-78. Now I am working here in Nazarat Taleem, Sadar Anjuman Ahmadiyya.. If possible do add me as well, .and please confirm. Take care and with love and prayers.
SYED TAHIR AHMAD
NAZARAT TALEEM,
SADAR ANJUMAN AHMADIYYA, RABWAH- 35460
TELEPHONE: 047-6212473 --- EMAIL; ntaleem@fsd.paknet.com.pk

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Message from Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza


Assalamolaikum:
My name is Mohyuddin Mirza (Dr. now) with roots at T.I. College from 1958-1960 in the same group with Dr. Hamid Ahmad Khan (Late). Humara nam be likh lan mhubat karna waloon meen. Lot of memories of that time. It seems that now that I look back a lot of foudnation work was done by the teachers and the environment of T.I. College at that time. The climate of respect and learning has been engrained in our genetics now. Recently I was reading a book from Dr. Pervaz Parvazin sahib " Ahmadiyya Culture" which has few chapters on T.I. College. Jazakallah for working on this website. Wassalm Mohyuddin Mirza 2847-36A Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada -T6T 1Rs phone: 780-463-0652 email: Mohyuddinmirza@shaw.ca

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Message from Dr. Safee Chaudhry, United States of America

My Dear Hamid Sahib
Assalamo-Alaikum
Fellow Alumni
It is a great pleasure to learn that some of the alumni and former professors of Talim-ul-Islam College-Rabwah have gathered in Germany and formed an alumni association. This is admirable and encouraging news for all of the people who have had any involvement with this esteemed institution of higher learning. I am certain that we all have some fond memories of our time spent there and this forum is intended to be a means by which we can all share them. We will soon be collecting the contact information from all of the alumni and past professors who currently reside in the United States and Canada. I will be serving as the Vice President of the North American chapter and will be asking for your assistance and cooperation in contacting all of these individuals. I hope that this group, which is supported by our beloved Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih, will grow by leaps and bounds in terms of both membership and activities, Inshallah.

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Message from Hassan Mohammad Khan Arif (Canada)

   Hassan Mohammad Arif (Canada)


      Hassan Mohammad Khan Arif

Develop the habit of hard work, hard work and hard work. Individuals, groups or countries, all advanced in the world only with this habit. This is the key to our progress, nay the progress of the whole mankind. The Promised Messiah, and his five khulafa have been demanding this from us. Ahmadiyyat is the destiny of the world and let us make it happen.
(Mr. Arif is now 85 years old, has served the Jamaat as Naib-Wakeeluttabshir. He has sent us a detailed account of his life, which we intend to put on the website later.)

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