Makhzan-e-Tasaweer is the official image library of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which is managed and maintained by the centre itself. Reinstated in April 2006 by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad Khalifatul Masih V, it is currently based in London.
The primary purpose of Makhzan-e-Tasaweer is to collate, archive and preserve photographs related to the Community. For this purpose, an ongoing project is being pursued in which photographs related to various categories are being collected and collated. This includes photographs of the Promised Messiah, the Khulafa, Sahaba, other prominent personalities of historic importance and all events of historic nature. This project will therefore preserve a pictorial history of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Makhzan-e-Tasaweer advertises through various media outlets encouraging all to send photographs of historic events and personalities as a contribution to this task.
Any photographs which may be required to be included in publications (i.e. books, periodicals etc.), calendars and souvenirs by any chapter, auxiliary organisation or other bodies of the Community can be obtained by contacting Makhzan-e-Tasaweer.
The general public also benefit from the photographs collected by Makhzan-e-Tasaweer, through the various exhibitions which are displayed at flagship events such as the annual conventions. The first exhibition was organised and displayed at Jalsa Salana UK 2006.
Under the blessed instructions and guidance of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, the work for a permanent exhibition was initiated at Tahir House, London, and inaugurated by His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad in October 2007. Another permanent exhibition has also be instated at Qadian, India with smaller sized exhibitions in Spain and Norway.
These exhibitions include not only rare photographs of the Promised Messiah, Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat and Sahaba, but display the pictorial history of Ahmadiyyat covering valuable and historic events.
Anyone who is in possession of any photograph(s) of historical significance that may benefit this cause, is encouraged to send these photographs along with the relevant details (senders name, the date and place the picture was taken, etc.) to:
22 Deer Park Road
Insha’Allah, your photographs will be preserved in our record before being safely returned to you if required.
For further information, you are welcome to contact Makhzan-e-Tasaweer on the following number +44 (0)20 8544 7630 or visit www.makhzan.org