Moulana spent these years in Mecca.
Came to Lourenco Marques from Damman.
First came to South Africa. Was politically active and this was frowned upon by the authorities. The archives at Pretoria have a detailed account of his activities. His Organisation at the time was known as Rounakul Islam.
Formed the Hamidiya Society in Johannesburg.
Started a newspaper in Gujerati called Al-Islam (later known as Indian Views) in Durban. Also, started the Madressa Anjuman Islam in Durban. This Organisation is still active.
Went to Reunion where he established Mosques and Madressas.
Established the Headquarters in Mandalay, Burma. Within months he had brought more than a thousand new members into the fold of Islam. He also journeyed to the Philippines where he was shocked at the condition of the Muslim Community. He organised the community and founded a party in the Philippines.
Back in India he established the Darul Yatama Wal Masakeen, the Faiz-E-Aam College and the Muslim Girls High School, all in Meerut.
His activities as a member of the Muslim league earned him the wrath of the British rulers of India and once again he was imprisoned. While in prison he continued his Islamic activities and brought many members of the prison population into the fold of Islam.
He was active in the Khilafat agitation together with brothers Moulana Shaukhat Ali and Moulana Mohamed Ali. He led a delegation to Mecca and Medina – went from house to house restoring order after the riots following the desecration of the Holy Land. From Arabia he went to Yemen where he continued with his missionary work.
Moulana Ahmed Mukhtar lost the sight of both his eyes but continued his work.
Returning to South Africa he established:
On 10th July 1938 (12 Jammadul Awal) Moulana passed away at the age of 61. He was laid to rest at Damman. In the short space of 61 years, Moulana Mukhtar had achieved what most people would find difficult to achieve in many lifetimes, his unswerving faith in God and his firm believes.
BACKGROUND OF MOULANA AHMED