For now…

The Name ‘Muslim Sunrise’ was chosen for a personal reason. 

The Muslim sunrise has the distinction of being the longest running Muslim publication in the United States which was published in the United States of America, solely to spread the Message of Islam and to enlighten the Western World as to the true teaching of Islam.  Its publication started around 87 years ago, in 1921, from Chicago by Dr. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, an eminent scholar who had spent a long time in the service of his teacher, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani (as), and who had the distinct honour of being the first Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Jama’ah to America for the propagation of Islam. 

Dr. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq was one of the foremost murids of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani (as), a close confidante, and had accepted Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani.  As such he had the honour of observing the suluk, adab and practice of his shaykh.  He was distinguished in English, Hebrew and Arabic, and had also learnt a great deal from the first successor (khalifah) to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad al-Qadiani, Hakeem Maulana Nur-ul-Din (ra) and had learnt a great deal through his tutelage, as well as through that of the second successor (khalifah) Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra). 

Although this blog is not officially sanctioned by the Muslim Sunrise, nor by the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Jama’ah, I am officially related to Dr. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq and have the honour of being his great-great grandson.
Thus, I shall also draw upon some of his teachings and writings, especially from his early periods in the United States as much of this history has not been made public.