This Week in History: 10-16 February


A selection from the first 15 blessed years of Khilafat-e-Khamisa

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressing the ‘Conference of World Religions’, 2014

10 February 2013: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa expressed his grief and condemnation over recently made caricatures of the Holy Prophetsa, and guided the Jamaat as to how they should respond to such matters. Moreover, Huzooraa called the attention of the Ahmadi youth to joining the field of journalism.

Huzooraa said the Jamaat should devise a plan to encourage the youth to join the field of journalism as much as possible. Such atrocities are carried out from time to time, and thus, if we will have good relationships with the media, it may enable us to stop such vile acts.

10 February 2006: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the concluding session of the 89th Jalsa Salana of Jamaat Bangladesh, from the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London via satellite. The event was attended by around 10,000 people, with nearly 6,000 participating in Dhaka and more than 3,500 attending in London. Huzooraa congratulated Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Bangladesh on its centenary. He said that whilst the formal Jamaat was founded in 1913, the message of Ahmadiyyat had reached the region even during the life of the Promised Messiahas.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressing the concluding session of the 89th Jalsa Salana of Jamaat Bangladesh

11 February 2011: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned the early history of Ahmadiyyat in Indonesia and the great examples of patience and steadfastness exhibited by the Indonesian Ahmadis despite severe opposition. Huzooraa mentioned that recently, three Ahmadis had been brutally martyred there, namely Tubaqus Chandra Mubarak Sahib, Ahmad Warsono Sahib and Roni Pasarani Sahib. 

With reference to verses 154 to 158 of Surah al-Baqarah, which emphasise the theme of steadfastness and sacrifice in the face of adversity, Huzooraa stated that, in the current era, no one can understand these verses better than Ahmadis. Despite facing repeated challenges from the opponent, we continue to recite these verses, which emphasise the importance of perseverance and making sacrifices for one’s beliefs. Ahmadis from Indonesia, Pakistan, and other countries demonstrate this steadfastness by making sacrifices of life and wealth to show their devotion to faith. The love for the Holy Prophetsa and unwavering commitment to their beliefs is a common value shared by Ahmadis worldwide.

Huzooraa also said:

“It is the duty of every Ahmadi to leap forward on the path to achieve their objective with patience and prayers. May Allah Almighty grant us strength, and may He put an end to the mischievous people.”

11 February 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the keynote address at the ‘Conference of World Religions’, which was organised by Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya UK, as part of its centenary celebrations, at the famous Guildhall in the City of London. The theme of the much-anticipated event was ‘God in the 21st Century’. Around 500 delegates attended the conference, including faith leaders from various countries, politicians, government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, academics and representatives of various NGOs. The conference also received messages of support from the late Queen Elizabeth II, the Dalai Lama, David Cameron, the then prime minister of the UK, and several other dignitaries.

Huzooraa said:

“The urgent and critical need of the world today is to establish peace and faith in God. If the world understood this reality, then all countries, large or small, would not, in the name of defence spending, allocate millions and billions of dollars to expand their military capabilities. Rather, they would spend that wealth to feed the hungry, provide universal education and improve the living standards of the developing world.” (Historic Conference of World Religions Held at Guildhall, London,

12 February 2011: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted an audience to the young children of the Jamaat, in the form of an educational class, titled “Bustan-e-Waqf-e-Nau”.

13 February 2004: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned the persecution faced by the Ahmadis in Bangladesh, and advised the members of the Jamaat around the world to pray for those Ahmadis. Huzooraa said that the opposition there has been continuing for a long time, however, they are enduring it with great patience and courage.

Huzooraa said, Ahmadis are facing trials from opponents at various times, but they should continue to remain steadfast in their faith and seek help from Allah. This has been a long-standing challenge for Ahmadis in Pakistan, but through their patience and determination, they have never let it diminish their loyalty to their country.

14 February 2014: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Raziuddin Sahib of Karachi, aged 26, who was martyred on 8 February. He had passed F.A. and had been working in a factory for the last 6 years. He was a caring person who was ardently devoted to Khilafat and had great respect and regard for Nizam-e-Jamaat.

14 February 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted an audience to the young children of the Jamaat in the form of an educational class, titled “Bustan-e-Waqf-e-Nau”. During the class, Huzooraa granted valuable guidance on an array of topics, such as the acceptance of prayers, the benefits of salat, evolution, the existence of God, atheism, and the blessed institution of Khilafat. 

15 February 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned the sad incident of the publication of caricatures of the Holy Prophetsa in a Danish newspaper, and said that our duty is to advise these people, which we have done in an appropriate manner. We also wrote articles and letters to the newspapers and held meetings with various concerned people. Even then, if they do not mend their ways, then we should put this matter in the court of Allah:

“Our duty is to bow before God and make even greater efforts to establish and inculcate that blessed example in our lives, which has been presented by the Holy Prophetsa.”

16 February 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated a newly built extension to ‘Tahir House’ in southwest London. The building was purchased in 2002 to house various central offices of the community.

Currently ‘Tahir House’ is home to many central departments of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community including the Ahmadiyya Archive and Research Centre (ARC).

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