This Week in History: 11-17 November

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa unveiling the inaugural plaque of Nasir Mosque, Hartlepool

11 November 2005: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Nasir Mosque in Hartlepool, UK.

11 November 2011: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa stated that today was the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 2011, and mentioned a revelation of the Promised Messiahas:

بعد‭ ‬‮١١‬۔انشاء‭ ‬اللہ‭ ‬تعالىٰ

“After eleven, if the Almighty God so wills.” (Tadhkirah [English], p. 542)

Huzooraa said that members of the Jamaat try to make assumptions about this revelation and also write to him. However, Huzooraa continued, the Promised Messiahas had himself said:

“As for ‘after eleven, if the Almighty God so wills,’ I do not know whether by eleven it is meant eleven days, eleven weeks, eleven months or eleven years. In any case, a Sign indicating proof of my innocence will appear within that period.” (Arba‘in Number 4, Ruhani Khazain, Vol. 17, p. 457, footnote]

Huzooraa then said:

“Always remember that there are many revelations in which Allah the Almighty has promised the manifestation of His succour, support and graciousness using the word بَغْتَۃً, which means that all that would happen suddenly.”

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Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressing at Peace Symposium Calgary, AB, Canada

11 November 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the keynote address at the Calgary Peace Symposium, hosted by Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada. More than 800 people, including over 650 dignitaries and guests, attended the event, including Canada’s former Prime Minister, Right Honourable Stephen Harper, the Mayor of Calgary and the Provincial Minister of Human Services. Prior to the event, Huzooraa held a meeting with Rt Hon Stephen Harper. 

Following the conclusion of the event, Huzooraa was also welcomed by a delegation from the First Nations community. The indigenous elders gave Huzooraa a traditional welcome according to their customs and thereafter had a private audience with him.

Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa

12 November 2010: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Sheikh Mahmud Ahmad Sahib of Mardan, Pakistan, who was martyred on 8 November. His 28-year-old son was also injured. 

Huzooraa also mentioned Chaudhry Muhammad Siddiq Sahib, in charge of the Khilafat Library, who had passed away recently. He was born in 1915, and passed Maulvi Fazil from the Punjab University in 1935. After this, he got admission into Jamia Ahmadiyya. He was a member of the Furqan Battalion as well.

12 November 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa returned safely to the Fazl Mosque, London, after a historic tour of four countries lasting more than seven weeks. Huzooraa flew directly from Tokyo back to London, having visited Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

13 November 2015: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa stated that Jalsa Salana Mauritius was being held, and that Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Mauritius was celebrating their centenary as well.

Huzooraa said:

“May Allah the Almighty bless their Jalsa Salana, and may the first hundred years prove to be the prelude to future progress.”

14 November 2014: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Mahmud Abdullah Shabuti Sahib of Yemen, who had passed away on 9 November. He was born on 24 May 1934. His father, Abdullah Muhammad Usman Al-Shabuti Sahib, was the first Ahmadi in Yemen. Mahmud Shabuti Sahib studied at the Jamia Ahmadiyya Rabwah and was the first foreign Ahmadi to pass the Maulvi Fazil. He got the Shahid Degree, and went back to Yemen as a missionary in 1960.

14 November 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

During a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, and the city’s northern suburb, Saint-Denis, 137 civilians had died and at least 416 were injured.

Huzooraa said:

“On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide, I express my heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the French nation, its people and its government following the heinous terrorist attacks that have taken place in Paris. This brutal and inhumane attack can only be condemned in the strongest possible terms.” (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns Paris attacks and prays for victims”,

15 November 2013: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Bashir Ahmad Kiani Sahib of Orangi Town, Karachi, Pakistan, who was martyred on 1 November.

Huzooraa also mentioned Mian Abdus Sami Umar Sahib, who was the paternal grandson of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Ira, and the maternal grandson of Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiqra. He had the opportunity to serve Majlis Ansarullah UK as Qaid Talim and Qaid Tarbiyat

16 November 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Hafiz Ahmad Jibrail Saeed Sahib, a missionary in Ghana. Huzooraa said that he was a loyal and sincere member of the Jamaat, and always remained a sultan-e-naseer of Khulafa of the time, and served Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyyat Ghana immensely.

Hafiz Ahmad Jibrail Saeed Sahib.

After this, Huzooraa mentioned Manzur Ahmad Sahib of Quetta, who was martyred on 11 November.

17 November 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the Meiji Jingu Memorial in Tokyo, Japan.

The Vice-Priest of the Meiji Shrine, Mr Shigehiro Miyazaki, officially welcomed Huzooraa and described his presence as a “great honour”. Later, Dr Mike Sata PhD, a close friend of the Jamaat, hosted a special dinner in Huzoor’s honour at the Meiji Kinenkan (also known as Constitution Memorial Hall).

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