Imaduddin Al-Misri, Kababir, Haifa
On 22 July 2021, the Greek Catholic Archbishop of Acre, Haifa and Galilee, Honorable Yosuf Mathai visited the Mahmood Mosque, the centre of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya in the Holy Land.
The purpose of the visit was to congratulate Ahmadi Muslims in the Holy Land upon the coming of Eid-ul-Adha.
Shamsuddin Sahib, Missionary-in-Charge Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kababir welcomed His Excellency upon arriving. His Excellency delivered a short address in which he congratulated the Jamaat and also thanked them for hosting him. He pointed out the importance of unity and brotherhood in order to face different contemporary challenges.
He explained that all the difficulties we were facing were man-made because Allah the Almighty created all the means to create unity.
Shamsuddin Sahib then expressed his appreciation on the visit of His Excellency and emphasised the importance of such visits that serve as a reminder to unite as humanity.
Shamsuddin Sahib mentioned that the Promised Messiahas explained the ways for establishing peace and unity in his last book Paigham-e-Sulh. One way to establish peace and unity in society is having friendly relationships between the representatives of different religions.
He also introduced Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya and Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya, and mentioned some of the many efforts by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa in order to establish global peace.
At the end of the visit, Muath Odeh Sahib read a short letter sent by Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kababir to welcome the guests and to express his desire to repeat such friendly meetings often.
Then Muath Odeh Sahib took the guests on a short tour of the mission house, Mahmood Mosque, the exhibition, MTA studios and the newly built Masroor Centre.
The guests were touched by the visit and the tour, and expressed their desire to visit the Jamaat again.