Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (ra) (1893-1985) a companion of the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) the Promised Messiah and Mahdi; a man of phenomenal intelligence and memory; a great orator; a prolific writer and a great scholar of comparative studies of religion was born to Ch. Nasrullah Khan at Sialkot. He initiated into Ahmadiyyat, alongwith his parents, at the most blessed hands of the Promised Messiah (as) in 1904.
Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (ra) was educated primarily at Municipal Board School, and then American Mission High School. Though indisposed, he secured first position in the school in matriculation examination when he was only fourteen years of age. He graduated (in first grade) from Govt. College Lahore in 1911 and was the first Indian student who topped London University in LLB final in 1914.
Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (ra) started his career as a lawyer at Sialkot in 1915. Though young for his age and experience, he was elected as a lecturer at Law College Lahore in 1919. He started his political career with selection as a member in Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1926. He successfully pleaded the cause of Muslims with the Indian Round Table Conference held in London in 1930, 1931 and 1932. He was elected as the President of The Indian Muslim League in 1931. For six years he remained member of the Governor-General’s Executive Council of British India and served in various fields such as health commerce, archaeology, railways and law etc. During this period he represented undivided India in numerous conferences abroad and had the opportunity to put forth the Two-Nation theory to numerous heads of states. It was owing to this that he always remained among the reliable associates of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinah.
Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (ra) became Foreign Minister of Pakistan in 1947, and for many years led the Pakistan delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations. He was President of the Seventeenth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. He crowned his already remarkable career by sitting as judge of the International Court of Justice at the Hague, Holland (1954-1961) first as the Vice President (1958-1961) and then the President from 1970 to 1973.
Among the corpus of Sir Zafrulla Khan (ra) include Translation of the Holy Quran, Riyad-us-Salihin [a book of Ahadith] and Tadhkira [collection of the revelations, dreams and kushuf i.e. Divine visions of the Promised Messiahas]. He also authored more than a dozen of books on various topics of religious and political interest.