Hazrat Al-Haaj Maulana Hakeem Nooruddin (1841-1914) First Successor to the Promised Messiah (1908-1914)
The Promised Messiah has eulogized him in a Persian couplet which is a beautiful testimony in acknowledgement of his dedication and stature. "How nice it would be if everyone from my followers were Nooruddin. This is possible only when one's heart is illuminated by the light of truth and firm belief." Under divine commandment the Promised Messiah initiated the Baiat on 23rd March, 1889 and the very first person who swore the pledge of allegiance was Maulana Hakeem Nooruddin. His devotion and dedication to the Promised Messiah was complete and total.