Inauguration of Baitul Aafiyat Mosque in Sierra Leone


Abdul Hadi Qurashi, Sierra Leone Correspondent

On 16 December 2020, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sierra Leone inaugurated a new mosque and a mission house in Lunsar region. The Jamaat in this region was established in 2009.

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The expenses for the mosque and the mission house were paid by the children of the late Chaudhry Jahan Khan Sahib and the late Rabia Begum Sahiba of 87 Shumali, Sargodha, on behalf of their parents. For this project, Nasira Nazir Sahiba started a campaign in the family to collect the funds for this blessed endeavour. The whole family participated generously in this blessed cause. May Allah bless them. Amin

Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, graciously named it Baitul Aafiyat Mosque.

The mosque is situated at the main Freetown Highway.

The foundation of the mosque was laid on 30 November 2019, by Abdul Karim Koroma Sahib, Member of Parliament, in a small gathering.

Regional Missionary, Rana Babar Shehzad Sahib supervised the construction of the mosque. The mosque can accommodate approximately 200 worshippers.

The Jamaat members regularly participated in the construction of the mosque and helped to save lots of expenses.

The inauguration programme was chaired by Saeedur Rahman Sahib, Amir and Missionary-in-Charge, Sierra Leone. The ceremony started at 11am, with the recitation of the Holy Quran, its translation and a nazm.

In his speech, Amir Jamaat Sierra Leone mentioned the high status of the Holy Quran and mentioned the advent of the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdias and his signs. He also told the audience about the services of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, in Sierra Leone and around the world.

Amir Sahib cut the ribbon and officially inaugurated both the buildings and led the attendees in dua (silent prayer).

After the Zuhr and Asr prayers, lunch was served to the guests.

A total of 472 Ahmadis and non-Ahmadis participated in this blessed programme, which included eight chiefs, chiefdom Imam, chairman Imam Council Marampa Chiefdom, 22 imams, school principals and teachers and one pastor. 31 Jamaats of Lunsar region were represented in this programme.

We pray that this mosque may always remain inhabited with true worshippers. Amin

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