This Week in History: 15-21 April

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Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering the concluding address at the MTA conference

15 April 2006: During his visit to Australia, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed Lajna on the second day of Jalsa Salana Australia. While addressing the Lajna, Huzooraa said he had initially thought that he would not deliver an address to Lajna due to the number and attendance. However, Huzooraa  then said that the number and presence of women in Australia had improved and since it was his first visit to Australia, he would say a few words.

Later that day, Huzooraa attended a dinner where 177 dignitaries were invited. (Al Fazl International, 19 May 2006, p. 2)

15 April 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the concluding session of the second international conference of Muslim Television Ahmadiyya. In his address, Huzooraa said:

“By the Grace of Allah, MTA International is excelling in leaps and bounds. Operations that started with just a few select people, with basic equipment and a single truck of MTA have now expanded across the world. Studios have been set up in different countries, several satellites have been acquired and with Allah’s Grace operations are continuing to expand.” (International Conference of Muslim Television Ahmadiyya takes place in London, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 17 April 2013)

16 April 2004: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa, during his visit to West Africa, mentioned Allah’s bounties and blessings upon Africa. He said that the sincerity and devotion of the Nigerian Ahmadis was tremendous and that only God could place such earnestness in hearts.

Huzooraa further announced a milestone achievement in the transmissions of MTA. He announced the launch of two separate channels catering to the audience in Asia and Europe during certain hours of the day.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa in Nigeria

16 April 2006: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the closing session of Jalsa Salana Australia and met a delegation from Indonesia. The Ahmadiyya Medical Association Australia and then Melbourne majlis-e-amila had separate meetings with Huzooraa. After that, 265 people from 70 families also received the opportunity of having a mulaqat with Huzooraa. (Al Fazl International, 19 May 2006, pp. 10-11)

16 April 2010: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered his Friday Sermon from Baitul Tauheed in San Pietro in Casale, Italy.

In his sermon, Huzooraa mentioned the immense grace of Allah Who was helping the Jamaat build mosques around the world.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering a sermon in Italy

17 April 2006: During Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa visit to Australia, children of the Jamaat, Waqf-e-Nau children, the Lajna national majlis-e-amila, the Ansar national majlis-e-amila, Ahmadi architects, engineers and IT professionals were blessed to have mulaqats with Huzooraa. And on such a busy day, in the evening, 135 people from 34 families had the honour of meeting Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa. (Al Fazl International, 26 May 2006, pp. 1-10)

18 April 2006: On this date, young girls, waqifaat-e-nau and Australia’s national majlis-e-amila had the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa.

A member of parliament, Mrs Louise Markus, along with her husband and two children, had the honour of meeting with Huzooraa. This mulaqat was held in Huzoor’saa place of residence and lasted for 40 minutes. Then, 17 young boys and girls were privileged to have their amin ceremony with Huzooraa. Following this, the national majlis-e-amila Australia had a meeting with Huzooraa.

Then, in the evening, 70 Ahmadis had the privilege of meeting with Huzooraa, after which Huzooraa attended a dinner organised by the Jalsa Salana management team. (Al Fazl International, 26 May 2006, pp. 10-12)

18 April 2008: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered his Friday Sermon from Bagh-e-Ahmad near Accra, Ghana. An extraordinary number had gathered to listen to this sermon. On this occasion, Huzooraa said that on the completion of 100 years of the Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyyat, every Ahmadi should pledge that they would put the pleasure of Allah above everything else; they would do their best to worship and obey His commands and strive to follow and fulfil his bai‘at.

18 April 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa laid the foundation stone for the first Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in the German town of Raunheim.

In his address, Huzooraa said:

“It is my hope and prayer that all those who value humanity understand the grave situation the world is facing and work towards bringing mankind together and developing true peace in the world. Certainly, politicians and people of influence should endeavour to persuade their governments to focus on peace-building efforts, rather than inflaming conflicts and taking us further toward the abyss. At this time, the world must focus on reconciliation and bringing people together.” (Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community lays foundation stone for new Mosque in Raunheim, Germany, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 20 April 2017)

19 April 2006: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa travelled from Sydney to Canberra, where he attended a reception hosted by Australian political, religious and scholarly figures. Huzooraa addressed the guests, met them, and after travelling in the evening returned to Sydney at night. (Al Fazl International, 2 June 2006, pp. 1-2)

Huzooraa delivering an address at the National Museum, Canberra, Australia, 2006

19 April 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa laid the foundation stone for the first Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in the German university town of Marburg.

Huzooraa said:

“I believe you are not only laying the foundation for a new mosque, but also laying the foundation for future dialogue and peace. This mosque will be a means of increasing mutual understanding.” (Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community lays foundation stone for new Mosque in Marburg, Germany, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 21 April 2017)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa laying the foundation stone of a new mosque in Marburg, Germany, 19 April 2017

20 April 2006: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the Blue Mountains near Sydney. On the same day, 31 boys and girls had their amin ceremony. Further, some Ahmadis had invited Huzooraa to their homes on that day. Huzooraa graciously accepted the invitations and visited the homes. (Al Fazl International, 2 June, 2006, p. 9)

21 April 2006: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered his Friday Sermon at Baitul Huda Sydney, laid the foundation stone of the Khilafat Jubilee Hall and left Sydney for Brisbane by air that evening. Huzooraa arrived there at night and led the congregation in Maghrib and Isha prayers. (Al Fazl International, 2 June 2006, p. 9)

21 April 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered his Friday Sermon in the German town of Raunheim. Huzooraa said:

“Do not look at the faults of others; instead, you should focus on your own weaknesses in order to reform yourselves. Remember, no one can claim that they are completely free of any weakness.” (Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community delivers Friday Sermon in Raunheim, Germany, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 22 April 2017)

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