A Abdul Aziz, Sri Lanka Correspondent
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka inaugurated the Baitul Basit Mosque on Colombo-Kandy Road on 27 October 2023. S Nizam Khan Sahib, National President of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka welcomed the guests Sir Dr Iftikhar Ahmad Ayaz Sahib KBE and their delegation.
After the recitation from the Holy Quran, S Nizam Khan Sahib delivered a welcome speech about this mosque and said that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh visited Sri Lanka in 1983 and instructed the Jamaat to buy one acre of land in this area. Two acres of land were bought in 1996. In the beginning, the existing building was used as a prayer hall. With the permission of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa, the foundation stone was laid in 2005 by the late Muhammad Umar Sahib of South India during his visit to Sri Lanka. A two-story building was constructed and was used for salat.
The mosque construction was completed with a three-story building along with a dome and a minaret. This mosque can accommodate around 800 worshippers.
Then, Sir Dr Iftikhar Ahmad Ayaz Sahib officially inaugurated the mosque. This was followed by Friday prayers at the Baitul Basit Mosque.
Ahmadi men, women and children from all parts of the country attended this event.