Abass Bin Wilson
The 2019 Khilafat Day celebration was held in various administrative circuits and zones of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana.
In Accra, the Khilafat Day celebration was held on Sunday, 26 May 2019, at the mission’s national headquarters in Osu.
The function was chaired by Alhaj Nur-Mohammed Bin Salih, Amir and Missionary-In-charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, and was attended by over 1,000 members of the community in Accra and its immediate suburbs.
In his address, the Amir emphasised the importance of leadership in the progress and development of any meaningful society. He said that there was a need to have a credible and sustainable system of successorship which is acceptable to the members of that group in order to ensure that leadership is guaranteed at any point in time.
This system of successorship, the Amir said, has been bestowed upon the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the form of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyyat to serve as divine guidance for the spiritual development of members of the community. For this blessing of Allah, Mohammed Bin Salih Sahib called on all Ahmadi Muslims to show gratitude to Allah and sacrifice their lives, wealth and honour to safeguard the blessed institution. He said they should offer Salat regularly and always pray for Allah’s protection for Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyyat.
According to the Amir, Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyyat is destined to exist till the end of time and any Ahmadi Muslim who fails to submit to the Khalifa of the time will be bereft of spiritual guidance and blessings of Allah. Such persons will consequently perish as they will be cut off from the Jamaat just as withered branches of a tree are cut off from the stem and used for firewood.
Thus, the Amir called for total obedience to the Institution of Khilafat as a show of gratitude to Allah for His mercies, favours and protection for the Jamaat.
Speeches on the occasion included The Importance and Blessings of Khilafat by Mr Sadique Ibrahim and The Khalifah Is Appointed by Allah by Mr Ahmad Mensah.