(1874-1951) Born in the Punjab (India) Maulana Muhammad Ali had a distinguished academic record, obtaining degrees in English and Law by 1899. As he stood on the threshold of a lucrative career in law, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, the reformer(mujaddid) of the 14th century Hijra, called on him to devote his life to the service of Islam.
After Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's death in 1908, he moved to Lahore in 1914 and founded the Ahamadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore. Over the next fifty years he produced invaluable literature including the English translation of the Holy Quran which presented a picture of Islam restored to its original purity -- a religion of peace, tolerance, and spirituality. The Maulana's contribution to Islamic literature and to the revival of Islam has been highly acclaimed by eminent Muslims all over the world. A famous British Muslim scholar and translator of the Holy Quran, Marmaduke Pickthall, while reviewing the Maulana's monumental work the Religion of Islam, wrote in 1936 "Probably no living man has done longer or more valuable service for the cause of Islamic revival than Maulana Muhammad Ali of Lahore..."