Hadrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad(ra) was born to the Promised Messiah(as) on April 20, 1893, according to the Divine prophecy:
“The Moon of the Prophets will arrive and your affair will become manifest... Soon a son will be born to you and grace will come close to you.”
He passed his matriculation with distinction in 1910 and did M.A. (Arabic) in 1916 in compliance with the wish of the Promised Messiah(as).
The blessings of Allah which accompanied him, the prayers of the Promised Messiah(as) in his favour, the guidance given to him by his elder brother, Hadrat Khalifatul Masih II(ra), and his God-given abilities enabled him to serve the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at throughout his life in various capacities.
He was a great religious scholar and a prolific writer. His books, articles and speeches are easily comprehensible even for the average reader. He wrote on a number of topics; and his magnum opus is Sirat Khatamun-Nabiyyin. Moreover, Siratul-Mahdi, Silsila-e-Ahmadiyyah, Tabligh-e-Hidayat, Kalimatul-Fasl and Hamara Khuda are some of his significant works.
Apart from his books, he contributed many articles, the number of which runs into the hundreds, to Jama‘at dailies and periodicals - especially the Al-Fadl.
He was a man of God and the recipient of Divine revelations and visions.