Babu Muhammad Afzal, a disciple of Hazrat Mirza, had successfully preached Hazrat Mirza’s message in Uganda where he was employed in the railways department. When Babu Afzal returned to Punjab, he took up residence in Qadian and started a newspaper in September of 1902. He initially named the newspaper Al-Qadian, but a month later, he changed its name to Al-Badr.
The newspaper continued publication under this name till the year 1905, when Babu Afzal passed away. Babu Afzal used to publish Hazrat Mirza’s daily activities in Al-Badr with great conscientiousness.