Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IIIrh stayed in Hotel Alhambra Palace during his visit to Spain in 1970. One night, he prayed fervently with such pain and passion that it reached the threshold of Allah the Almighty. He prayed all night through dawn. At daybreak, he received a revelation, which is also a verse of the Quran, from Allah the Almighty:
من يتوكل علی اللہ فهو حسبه۔ ان اللہ بالغ امره۔ قد جعل اللہ لكل شئ قدرا
Karam Ilahi Zafar sahib narrated that when he went to see Huzoorrh early in the morning, Huzoorrh had this revelation written on a tissue paper.
Huzoorrh said to him, “It kept me awake all night that we have no resources. [I thought to myself] How will Islam spread in Spain? Now that I have received this revelation, I feel content that Allah will make provisions at the right time.”
History bears testimony that the right time did come and that Allah the Almighty did make all necessary provisions. Land was purchased in Pedro Abad near Cordoba and a mosque was built.
The era of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa has escalated the grand schemes of winning the hearts of Spanish people; reminding them of the bygone days of Islamic glory but inviting them not to miss the glorious times of Islam that lie ahead.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa first visited Spain in 2005. On 7 January, during that tour, Huzooraa delivered a Friday Sermon from Masjid Basharat in Pedro Abad.
The Friday Sermon was of great historic value in that it was the first time ever in history that the words of Khalifatul Masih were being globally broadcast live, from Spain, through MTA.
This also happened to be the first time that Khalifatul Masih was gracing the Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, Spain.