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Professor Sharif Khan Sahib

Retired as professor. performed duties as: 1. chairman admission committee 2. controller of examinations 3. head department of biology married to Prof. Rashida Tasnim Khan, Prof. of Persian Jamia Nusrat, Rabwah three sons: Dr. Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, Research Associate, Drexal University, Philadelphia, USA Muhammad Masood Khan, CA, Calgary, Canada Dr. Muhammad Rashid Zubair Khan, D. Pharm. Philadelphia, USA One daughter: Rashda Saadia Ahmed, married with three children, Germany.

Autobiography: The year 1946 is the year when I entered in the realm of knowledge, as a student of “Kachhi” (prep) class of Talimul Islam Primary School, Qadian. My class was a “Tat” (sitting on mats) class, venue was under the shade of a large mango tree, one in the tree-line that marked the boundaries between Talimul Islam High School and Talimul Islam College. I tapped door of world of knowledge with words “Alif, Ba, Ta, Sa”, which were forced into my memory by the painful strokes of “miswak” on my fingers by our master Muhammad Baskh Solanghi sahib (marhoom). After partition my family moved to our native village Chaksan, District Gujranwala in Pakistan, then to Ghakkhar Mandi, where I did my matriculation in 1956. When I was in 8th class I offered myself for “waqf-a-zindgi” (devotee), which was accepted by Hadhrat Khalifa tul Messih the II (rz) (Alhamdolliah). I was advised to get admission in Talimul Islam College, Rabwah, and after doing master I was to report in the Nazarat-a-Talim. In Talimul Islam College I studied as a F. Sc. Premedical student. Then I left Talimul Islam College, because I was interested in Biological subjects, not offered there at that time. I did B. Sc from Islamia College, civil lines Lahore in 1961, M.Sc. Zoology from University of the Punjab, in 1963, standing first in order of merit, and was awarded Sir William Roberts Gold Medal, and Roll of Honor (Alhamdolliah). I was advised by Nazarat-a-Talim to report to the Principal Talimul Islam College, where I joined the staff as lecturer in Zoology, in September, 1963. My first research paper was published in 1965. The calm and serene environments in Talimul Islam College provided me the impetuous to carry on my research there. I still remember very vividly, the college biological laboratory, its spacious demonstration tables and high stools, where I worked after college time. Often I use to gaze at the nearby hilly rampart across the lab windows, how majestically it stood there! It provided strength to my determination. As I sit all alone, Shadi’s oft and on shouts making his presence announced to the trespassers, were my only companion. For several of my subsequent published papers I owe support and determination to the tables and that hills, that still stand there! I completed my doctoral experimental work in the same laboratory, on the same tables, sitting at the same high stools in the Biological Laboratory, where I fist got instructions as an F. Sc. Student back in 1956. I received my Ph.D. degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore, in 1991. I taught subjects of Biology and Zoology to F.Sc and B. Sc classes from 1963-1999, retiring in September of that year. During my F.Sc I stayed in Fazal-a-Omar hostel. In college my English teachers were Ch Abul Latif (marhoom), M. H. Zaidi and Kanwar Indrees sahib; Biology: Dr Naseer A. Bashir (marhoom); Physics: Masood Ahmed Atif (marhoom); Chemistry: Prof. Mubark Ahmed Sahib Ansari; Deeniat: Milk Muhammad Abdullah (marhoom). Later Atif sahib, Ansari sahib and Malik sahib were my colleagues. My research interest has been Herpetology (study of amphibians and reptiles). Very little was known about Pakistani species of these animals. I toured different remote parts of the country, studying these animals in their natural environments and collecting them for my research. Several M.Sc students from Qaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad; Government College, Lahore; Punjab University and Government college, Lahore and Faisalabad completed their research paper under my supervision. At the time of immigration to U. S. A. I donated my large collection of specimens to Zoological Museum Government College, Lahore; and collection scientific books to Khalafat Library, Rabwah. Alhamdolliah, I am still working on my data that I brought from Pakistan, and getting it published in different international scientific journals. I have gotten published over 300 research papers, have described several new species and discovering new records for Pakistan. I have published two books in Urdu, two in English, one in German (published in Germany and USA). I was recognized as “Zoologist of the year 2002” and awarded a certificate and a shield by the Zoological Society of Pakistan. When I look at myself, I am still a child, and remember and feel the pain I felt by the “miswak” strokes by my teacher of “Kachhi” class, who knows how sincerely that pious man was praying for his pupils at that time? May his soul rests in peace in heaven, Amen!
wassalam alaikum

Muhammad Sharif Khan, Ph.D.
D-206 Landsdowns Towers Apartments 776 Providence Road, ALDAN, PA 19018, USA         Ph # 610-572-1357


Dr. Safi-ullah Chauhdary

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.


Dr. Muhammad Zafarullah

I joined Talim-ul-Islam College (T.I.C.) Rabwah in 1962, received my B.Sc. in 1967, went to the University of the Punjab Lahore, received my Master’s in Mathematics and came back to teach at T.I.C. in 1970. In 1971, I was sent to London for higher education with a stipend from Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. I got my doctorate in 1974 and could not go back to teach at T.I.C., a lifelong regret. I would not go to any college at all, if it were not for the kindness and generosity of the then principal of T.I.C. Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (RahimahuLlah).

A friend of my family wrote to him saying good things about me and mentioning the possibility that I might not get higher education due to poverty. Hadhrat Saheb (rh) promptly wrote back something like: Send him over we will give him admission. That is what brought me toT.I.C. with Rs. 145 in my pocket. With the low fees and very low hostel charges, I was always able to live off the regular scholarship money. Low fees etc. do not make a college good, teachers do. T.I.C. did indeed have a good bunch of teachers. I studied from some of them such as: Professors Aftab Ahmad, Habibullah Khan (Marhoum), Ibrahim Nasir (Marhoum), Chaudhury Hameedullah, Rashid Ghani (Marhoum), Mubarak Ansari, Pervez Parwazi, Masoud Atif (Marhoum), Mirza Khurshid Ahmad, and Chaudury Sharif Khalid. These gentlemen gave me a good run for my 145 rupees during my formative years. Somewhere during my studies, at T.I.C., I got the lust for “what is new” and “what more can be said”, and got the notion of playing around with the problem and giving a Mathematical/logical proof. Blended with my independent nature these gifts still serve me well. Of course I also learned to say what I thought was right, without any qualms about me being the small man. The deeply religious atmosphere also helped shape my thinking. I benefited from personal acquaintance with some of my teachers. Professor Chaudhury Muhammad Ali was the Warden of Fazle-Omer Hostel and in more than one ways my mentor. Instead of saying “do this, don’t do that” he would come up with an example or an anecdote. Professor Qazi Muhammad Aslam, who became the principal of T.I.C. after Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (rh) was elected Khalifatul-Masih, indirectly trained me on analyzing statements. And Professor Mirza Anas Ahmad gave me the lust for logic. Let me put it this way, with these three around, my questions would get answered amply and I had plenty of questions. I was an unruly boy who would rather read from the books than come to class and Professor Rashid Ghani (Marhoum) would have me brought from my room if there was something important happening in the class or at the college. Professor Chaudhury Hameed Ahmad (Hameedi Saheb, we called him then) mentored me well when I was one of the editors of the English section of Al- Manar. I am sure that most of my English contributions to Al-Manar were corrected or commented on by him. Right after my M. Sc. I taught Physics under the direction of Professor Naseer Ahmad Khan. I had a fresh Masters in Pure Mathematics. So, I had to work very hard to keep my head above water. Professor Naseer Khan was a source of help. His energy and his zeal for the task at hand have always served as beacons of light for me. In addition I had my guardian angel Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, who seemed to have a high opinion of me for some reason. His prayers seem to be with me even now. Indeed there were others who taught and trained me, such as Professor Abdul Majeed of the University of the Punjab, Professor Lal Muhammad Chawla (Marhoum) of Govt. College Lahore and Professor Paul Cohn of the University of London. They built upon what I had from T.I.C. After completing my education I have taught at more universities than my fair share but I never found the atmosphere like T.I.C. Finally, the college has made me and thousands more like me who we are. Based on what I know now, learning is a form of worship. It is learning that in the end leads one to say: Lord Thou hast not created this universe in vain (from verse192 of Al-Imran). Colleges like T.I.C. of my time, if there are any, are more than just seats of learning. They are places of worship that also produce worshippers who think and reach the conclusions mentioned in the Quran. We ought to show as much zeal in building and maintaining such colleges as we do in building mosques. Muhammad Zafrullah, 57 Colgate Street, Pocatello, ID 83201, USA. Phone: 208-478-2759 e-mail: mzafrullah@usa.net URL: www.lohar.com
 


Nasim Ahmad Gujrati

I was in T. I. College from 1962 to 1964, and was a member of the college Badminton team. I did M. A. in Statistics. I have the honor of being the first principal of reputed “Nusrat High school, The Gambia, West Africa”, from 1971-76. Total years spent in teaching in Africa: 21 years. Former coordinator of ICOTS (International Conference on Teaching Statistics), Former examiner and chief examiner and item writer (Math) of WAEC (West African Examinations Council). Co-authored “Math and Statistical Tables, published jointly by Edward Arnold publishers U.K. and African University Press, Nigeria. Present job: Assistant Professor, General Education (Mathematics), at Argosy University, Twin Cities Campus, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA I am also a member of the Administrative Council of Argosy University Twin Cities Campus. P.O.Box 14492, St. Paul, Minnesota, MN 55106, USA.


Pictures of Alumni in the USA

Jamil M. Chaudhry and brother Haleem Chaudhry with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV

Mobashar Ahmad Khan, Rashid Khalid, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Anwar and ?

 

Faiz Muhiyuddin, Abdul Rashid Khalid and Mobashar Ahmad Khan

 

 

Qazi Mubarik Ahmad, Abdul Hafeez, Hafiz Nafees Ahmad, Jamil Latif, A. Rashid Khalid

 

 

Syed Abdul Hayee Lateef, Anees Ahmad Chaudhry and another friend

 

 

Jamil M. Chaudhry, Mirza Mahmood Ahmad, Haleem Chaudhry and friends on Jalsa 2001

 

 

 

Abdul-Hameed Rammah and Safir Rammah

 

 

 

Akram Mahmood - Waseem Ahmad -- Khalil Latif - Shahid Chaudhry

 

 

Tahir M. Kahlon - Saifullah Cheema - Safirul Haq Rama & Hanif Butt

 

 

Naeem Siddiqui - Ghulam Murtaza - Mubarak Ahmad & Habib-ur-Rehman

 

 

Bashir-ul-din Shamas and Nasir Ahmad

 

 

 

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Students in Service of the Nation

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Last Update - 02.06.2006

Personal Profiles and Autobiographies

Individual Performers

Messages from Children of Students

They were once with us - Uzkuru Amwatukum bil Khair

Letters and articles written in Urdu

 

Alumni in the USA

Messages:

Professor Sharif Khan Sahib

Retired as professor. performed duties as: 1. chairman admission committee 2. controller of examinations 3. head department of biology married to Prof. Rashida Tasnim Khan, Prof. of Persian Jamia Nusrat, Rabwah three sons: Dr. Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, Research Associate, Drexal University, Philadelphia, USA Muhammad Masood Khan, CA, Calgary, Canada Dr. Muhammad Rashid Zubair Khan, D. Pharm. Philadelphia, USA One daughter: Rashda Saadia Ahmed, married with three children, Germany.

Autobiography: The year 1946 is the year when I entered in the realm of knowledge, as a student of “Kachhi” (prep) class of Talimul Islam Primary School, Qadian. My class was a “Tat” (sitting on mats) class, venue was under the shade of a large mango tree, one in the tree-line that marked the boundaries between Talimul Islam High School and Talimul Islam College. I tapped door of world of knowledge with words “Alif, Ba, Ta, Sa”, which were forced into my memory by the painful strokes of “miswak” on my fingers by our master Muhammad Baskh Solanghi sahib (marhoom). After partition my family moved to our native village Chaksan, District Gujranwala in Pakistan, then to Ghakkhar Mandi, where I did my matriculation in 1956. When I was in 8th class I offered myself for “waqf-a-zindgi” (devotee), which was accepted by Hadhrat Khalifa tul Messih the II (rz) (Alhamdolliah). I was advised to get admission in Talimul Islam College, Rabwah, and after doing master I was to report in the Nazarat-a-Talim. In Talimul Islam College I studied as a F. Sc. Premedical student. Then I left Talimul Islam College, because I was interested in Biological subjects, not offered there at that time. I did B. Sc from Islamia College, civil lines Lahore in 1961, M.Sc. Zoology from University of the Punjab, in 1963, standing first in order of merit, and was awarded Sir William Roberts Gold Medal, and Roll of Honor (Alhamdolliah). I was advised by Nazarat-a-Talim to report to the Principal Talimul Islam College, where I joined the staff as lecturer in Zoology, in September, 1963. My first research paper was published in 1965. The calm and serene environments in Talimul Islam College provided me the impetuous to carry on my research there. I still remember very vividly, the college biological laboratory, its spacious demonstration tables and high stools, where I worked after college time. Often I use to gaze at the nearby hilly rampart across the lab windows, how majestically it stood there! It provided strength to my determination. As I sit all alone, Shadi’s oft and on shouts making his presence announced to the trespassers, were my only companion. For several of my subsequent published papers I owe support and determination to the tables and that hills, that still stand there! I completed my doctoral experimental work in the same laboratory, on the same tables, sitting at the same high stools in the Biological Laboratory, where I fist got instructions as an F. Sc. Student back in 1956. I received my Ph.D. degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore, in 1991. I taught subjects of Biology and Zoology to F.Sc and B. Sc classes from 1963-1999, retiring in September of that year. During my F.Sc I stayed in Fazal-a-Omar hostel. In college my English teachers were Ch Abul Latif (marhoom), M. H. Zaidi and Kanwar Indrees sahib; Biology: Dr Naseer A. Bashir (marhoom); Physics: Masood Ahmed Atif (marhoom); Chemistry: Prof. Mubark Ahmed Sahib Ansari; Deeniat: Milk Muhammad Abdullah (marhoom). Later Atif sahib, Ansari sahib and Malik sahib were my colleagues. My research interest has been Herpetology (study of amphibians and reptiles). Very little was known about Pakistani species of these animals. I toured different remote parts of the country, studying these animals in their natural environments and collecting them for my research. Several M.Sc students from Qaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad; Government College, Lahore; Punjab University and Government college, Lahore and Faisalabad completed their research paper under my supervision. At the time of immigration to U. S. A. I donated my large collection of specimens to Zoological Museum Government College, Lahore; and collection scientific books to Khalafat Library, Rabwah. Alhamdolliah, I am still working on my data that I brought from Pakistan, and getting it published in different international scientific journals. I have gotten published over 300 research papers, have described several new species and discovering new records for Pakistan. I have published two books in Urdu, two in English, one in German (published in Germany and USA). I was recognized as “Zoologist of the year 2002” and awarded a certificate and a shield by the Zoological Society of Pakistan. When I look at myself, I am still a child, and remember and feel the pain I felt by the “miswak” strokes by my teacher of “Kachhi” class, who knows how sincerely that pious man was praying for his pupils at that time? May his soul rests in peace in heaven, Amen!
wassalam alaikum

Muhammad Sharif Khan, Ph.D.
D-206 Landsdowns Towers Apartments 776 Providence Road, ALDAN, PA 19018, USA         Ph # 610-572-1357


Dr. Safi-ullah Chauhdary

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.


Dr. Muhammad Zafarullah

I joined Talim-ul-Islam College (T.I.C.) Rabwah in 1962, received my B.Sc. in 1967, went to the University of the Punjab Lahore, received my Master’s in Mathematics and came back to teach at T.I.C. in 1970. In 1971, I was sent to London for higher education with a stipend from Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. I got my doctorate in 1974 and could not go back to teach at T.I.C., a lifelong regret. I would not go to any college at all, if it were not for the kindness and generosity of the then principal of T.I.C. Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (RahimahuLlah).

A friend of my family wrote to him saying good things about me and mentioning the possibility that I might not get higher education due to poverty. Hadhrat Saheb (rh) promptly wrote back something like: Send him over we will give him admission. That is what brought me toT.I.C. with Rs. 145 in my pocket. With the low fees and very low hostel charges, I was always able to live off the regular scholarship money. Low fees etc. do not make a college good, teachers do. T.I.C. did indeed have a good bunch of teachers. I studied from some of them such as: Professors Aftab Ahmad, Habibullah Khan (Marhoum), Ibrahim Nasir (Marhoum), Chaudhury Hameedullah, Rashid Ghani (Marhoum), Mubarak Ansari, Pervez Parwazi, Masoud Atif (Marhoum), Mirza Khurshid Ahmad, and Chaudury Sharif Khalid. These gentlemen gave me a good run for my 145 rupees during my formative years. Somewhere during my studies, at T.I.C., I got the lust for “what is new” and “what more can be said”, and got the notion of playing around with the problem and giving a Mathematical/logical proof. Blended with my independent nature these gifts still serve me well. Of course I also learned to say what I thought was right, without any qualms about me being the small man. The deeply religious atmosphere also helped shape my thinking. I benefited from personal acquaintance with some of my teachers. Professor Chaudhury Muhammad Ali was the Warden of Fazle-Omer Hostel and in more than one ways my mentor. Instead of saying “do this, don’t do that” he would come up with an example or an anecdote. Professor Qazi Muhammad Aslam, who became the principal of T.I.C. after Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (rh) was elected Khalifatul-Masih, indirectly trained me on analyzing statements. And Professor Mirza Anas Ahmad gave me the lust for logic. Let me put it this way, with these three around, my questions would get answered amply and I had plenty of questions. I was an unruly boy who would rather read from the books than come to class and Professor Rashid Ghani (Marhoum) would have me brought from my room if there was something important happening in the class or at the college. Professor Chaudhury Hameed Ahmad (Hameedi Saheb, we called him then) mentored me well when I was one of the editors of the English section of Al- Manar. I am sure that most of my English contributions to Al-Manar were corrected or commented on by him. Right after my M. Sc. I taught Physics under the direction of Professor Naseer Ahmad Khan. I had a fresh Masters in Pure Mathematics. So, I had to work very hard to keep my head above water. Professor Naseer Khan was a source of help. His energy and his zeal for the task at hand have always served as beacons of light for me. In addition I had my guardian angel Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, who seemed to have a high opinion of me for some reason. His prayers seem to be with me even now. Indeed there were others who taught and trained me, such as Professor Abdul Majeed of the University of the Punjab, Professor Lal Muhammad Chawla (Marhoum) of Govt. College Lahore and Professor Paul Cohn of the University of London. They built upon what I had from T.I.C. After completing my education I have taught at more universities than my fair share but I never found the atmosphere like T.I.C. Finally, the college has made me and thousands more like me who we are. Based on what I know now, learning is a form of worship. It is learning that in the end leads one to say: Lord Thou hast not created this universe in vain (from verse192 of Al-Imran). Colleges like T.I.C. of my time, if there are any, are more than just seats of learning. They are places of worship that also produce worshippers who think and reach the conclusions mentioned in the Quran. We ought to show as much zeal in building and maintaining such colleges as we do in building mosques. Muhammad Zafrullah, 57 Colgate Street, Pocatello, ID 83201, USA. Phone: 208-478-2759 e-mail: mzafrullah@usa.net URL: www.lohar.com
 


Nasim Ahmad Gujrati

I was in T. I. College from 1962 to 1964, and was a member of the college Badminton team. I did M. A. in Statistics. I have the honor of being the first principal of reputed “Nusrat High school, The Gambia, West Africa”, from 1971-76. Total years spent in teaching in Africa: 21 years. Former coordinator of ICOTS (International Conference on Teaching Statistics), Former examiner and chief examiner and item writer (Math) of WAEC (West African Examinations Council). Co-authored “Math and Statistical Tables, published jointly by Edward Arnold publishers U.K. and African University Press, Nigeria. Present job: Assistant Professor, General Education (Mathematics), at Argosy University, Twin Cities Campus, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA I am also a member of the Administrative Council of Argosy University Twin Cities Campus. P.O.Box 14492, St. Paul, Minnesota, MN 55106, USA.


Pictures of Alumni in the USA

Jamil M. Chaudhry and brother Haleem Chaudhry with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV

Mobashar Ahmad Khan, Rashid Khalid, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Anwar and ?

 

Faiz Muhiyuddin, Abdul Rashid Khalid and Mobashar Ahmad Khan

 

 

Qazi Mubarik Ahmad, Abdul Hafeez, Hafiz Nafees Ahmad, Jamil Latif, A. Rashid Khalid

 

 

Syed Abdul Hayee Lateef, Anees Ahmad Chaudhry and another friend

 

 

Jamil M. Chaudhry, Mirza Mahmood Ahmad, Haleem Chaudhry and friends on Jalsa 2001

 

 

 

Abdul-Hameed Rammah and Safir Rammah

 

 

 

Akram Mahmood - Waseem Ahmad -- Khalil Latif - Shahid Chaudhry

 

 

Tahir M. Kahlon - Saifullah Cheema - Safirul Haq Rama & Hanif Butt

 

 

Naeem Siddiqui - Ghulam Murtaza - Mubarak Ahmad & Habib-ur-Rehman

 

 

Bashir-ul-din Shamas and Nasir Ahmad