Mirza Faiz Muhammad

Mirza Faiz Muhammad, also known by his title of Azādud Daulah, was an Indian nobleman and official in the Mughal empire during the 18th century. He was a descendant of Mirza Hadi Baig and the great-great grandfather of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian.

Mirza Faiz Muhammad
Raʾīs
Qāzi
Azādud Daulah
Haft Hazārī
PredecessorMuhammad Qaim
SuccessorMirza Gul Muhammad
BornQadian, India
DiedQadian, India
HouseBarlas
ReligionIslam

Life and reignEdit

During Faiz Muhammad's life, Qadian had developed close relations with Delhi. Faiz Muhammad was successful in suppressing the anarchy that prevailed in the Punjab during this period as a result of which, in 1716, the Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar conferred upon him the rank of Haft Hazārī which authorised him to keep regular force of 7,000 soldiers. He was also conferred the title Azādud Daulah (Strong Arm of the Government) by the Emperor.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A. R. Dard, (2008), Life of Ahmad: Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, Islam International, p.9