“The beauty of the mosque draws us to Islam”: New Ahmadi mosque in Porto-Novo, Benin


Mirza Farhan Ahmad Baig, Benin Correspondent

Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Dame-wogon from the Porto-Novo region of Benin had the opportunity to inaugurate a new mosque.

The event was attended by Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Benin, Jamaat members from the Porto-Novo region, and several influential people from the region’s religious, political and other sectors.

The foundation stone of this mosque was laid on 2 February 2021, and the construction was completed in June 2021.

The inauguration ceremony was held on 10 December 2021, which commenced with the recitation from the Holy Quran and a poem.

Later, local dignitaries appreciated the humanitarian services of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat and congratulated the Jamaat on the construction of the mosque.

Expressing his views, the pastor of the Protestant Church said that the house of God is for worship which is rewarded by God and Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya works for humanity without the discrimination of any race or colour.

The representative of the Voudoun religion praised the architecture of the mosque, saying that the beauty of the mosque draws us to Islam.

The former mayor of the area praised the Jamaat and expressed the heartfelt desire that if he had known how to pray, he would have prayed with the Jamaat in the new mosque.

After this, Mian Qamar Ahmad Sahib, Amir Jamaat Benin cut the ribbon along with the local dignitaries and inaugurated the mosque and led the silent prayer. 

Amir sahib led the Jumuah prayer.

This programme was attended by more than 150 people.

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