Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa embarked upon a journey to Spain on 2 April 2018.
The land of Spain has been blessed by his presence in 2005, 2010 and 2013. This is his fourth visit to the land that was once a hub of Islamic heritage.
Spain, in its glorious days of Islamic rule, produced great Muslim scholars and thinkers like Ibn Al-Arabi and Averroes (Ibn Rushd).
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat was blessed with the honour of rejuvenating Islam in Spain. Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya has been serving this cause since the time of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IIra, to bring back the lost glory of Islam in Spain. He sent the first Ahmadi missionary to Spain in 1936, however, the first missionary to land in Spain and establish an organised missionary activity was Karam Ilahi Zafar sahib in 1946.
Huzoor’s previous visits have witnessed historic landmarks in the history of the Jamaat, rather the history of Islam. His Friday Sermon at the Basharat Mosque in 2005 that opened Jalsa Salana Spain, was the first time ever that the words of Khalifatul Masih were broadcast live from Spain, globally via satellite television.
The opening of Baitur Rahman Mosque in Valencia was yet another milestone in the propagation of Islam to the Spanish nation.
In 2014, Huzooraa launched the grand scheme of sending newly qualified missionaries of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK and Germany to propagate the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat on an extensive scale. This three to four-week programme of distributing leaflets, talking to locals one-on-one and inviting them to mission-houses is reminiscent of the medieval times when Islam had first arrived in Spain.
Literature of the Jamaat, introducing the true message of Islam, is widely published and distributed extensively, under the auspices of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
Today Huzoor delivered the Friday Sermon from Baitur Rahman Mosque, Valencia, Spain. (Listen to Huzoor’s Friday Sermon at www.mta.tv)