This Week in History: 1-7 September


A glimpse into the rich history of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressing Jalsa Salana Germany, 2016

1 September 1927:

On this day, a meeting took place between Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra and the then Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin, at the Viceregal Lodge in Shimla. The ongoing political and religious situation in the country was discussed, and Huzoorra advised the Viceroy to make full efforts to make peace between Muslims and Hindus.

On the same day, Huzoorra published a 20-point memorandum that outlined his proposals for the establishment of peace and harmony between Hindus and Muslims. The memorandum was sent to the leaders of both communities.

For more details, see “Communal harmony, Unity Conference, and Muslim rights: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’s 1927 visit to Shimla” (Al Hakam, 24 February 2023, Issue 258, pp. 13-16).

1 September 1968:

On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh addressed members of the Jamaat in Karachi in which he said that in this age, the most important task was to make every effort for the spread of Islam. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 24, p. 580)

2 September 1904:

On this day, the Promised Messiahas was in Lahore. After the Jumuah prayer, the Promised Messiahas delivered a lecture. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 2, p. 351)

3 September 1904:

The Promised Messiahas was in Lahore. At 7:30 am on this day, a lecture of the Promised Messiahas was read out entitled, “Modern religions in this country and Islam”. It was read out by Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkotira in the presence of the Promised Messiahas. After it was read out, the Promised Messiahas briefly addressed the audience. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 2, p. 351)

3 September 1947:

On this day, Liwa-e-Ahmadiyyat, the flag of Ahmadiyyat was transported to Lahore from Qadian after the partition of British India. Mirza Abdul Ghani Sahib discharged this blessed and historic duty. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 10, p. 39)

3 September 1954:

In August 1954, East Pakistan [now Bangladesh] faced a severe flood. During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra instructed Ahmadis to help their fellow countrymen and women and encouraged them to raise funds as well. (“Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad’s services to the Muslim cause: Nurturing the newly formed Pakistan”, Al Hakam, 12 March 2021, Issue 156, pp. 19-20)

3 September 1988:

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh arrived in Uganda. On this day, Huzoorrh addressed the students and teachers of the Ahmadiyya Bashir High School in Kampala. (Silsila Ahmadiyya, Part 4, p. 849)

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Minister of Education of Uganda welcomed Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh at Entebbe Airport, Uganda, 1988

3 September 2016:

On this day, addressing the external guests at Jalsa Salana Germany 2016, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said:

“It is an undeniable fact that the world’s peace is teetering on a knife-edge. With each day that passes, we witness increasing conflict and uncertainty across the globe. It is a strange and tragic paradox that even though we are more connected than ever before, we are actually growing ever more distant by the day.” (“Europe at greatest risk of war in 30 years, with possible nuclear consequences”, Al Hakam, 21 January 2022, Issue 201, pp. 23-24)

4 September 1965:

On this day, an Ahmadiyya mosque in Dayton, Ohio, USA was officially inaugurated. This mosque is the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat’s oldest purpose-built mosque in the USA. Jalsa Salana of the United States was also held in this same mosque in September. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 23, p. 48)

5 September 2003:

On this day, during his Friday Sermon delivered from the Mission House in France, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa called the attention of the Jamaat to invoking durood sharif [salutations] on the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.

6 September 2016:

On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Salam Mosque in Iserlohn, Germany. (“New Ahmadiyya Mosque opened in Iserlohn, Germany, by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”,


7 September 1927:

On this day, during a session of the Unity Conference in Shimla, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra narrated his proposals to foster inter-communal harmony, which had already been published as a memorandum on 1 September, and granted in-depth guidance in light of those points. (“Communal harmony, Unity Conference and Muslim rights: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’s 1927 visit to Shimla”, Al Hakam, 24 February 2023, Issue 258, pp. 13-16)

7 September 1974:

The National Assembly of Pakistan, through a constitutional amendment, declared Ahmadis as non-Muslims.

7 September 2016:

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Subhan Mosque in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany. (“New Ahmadiyya Mosque opened in Morfelden-Walldorf, Germany, by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”,


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