This Week in History: 16-22 December


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

Friday Sermon 13th January 2006

16 December 2005: During his first ever Friday sermon from Qadian, delivered from the Aqsa Mosque in Qadian, India, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said it was the duty of the residents of the Promised Messiah’sas town to always give precedence to their faith over the world. 

16 December 2009: During his tour of Germany, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inspected the proposed venue in Karlsruhe for Jalsa Salana Germany and gave important guidance to the volunteers. 

Huzooraa also laid the foundation of the Bait-ul-Baqi Mosque in Pforzheim. 

16 December 2016: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal, the opponents of the Jamaat gathered a huge crowd in Dulmial, District Chakwal, Pakistan, and attacked the Ahmadiyya mosque there.

17 December 2004: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa called the attention of all Ahmadis towards helping the needy and poor people around them.

17 December 2009: Students of Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany were blessed with a mulaqat with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa  at the MTA Germany studios.

18 December 2009: During his Friday Sermon on this day, delivered from the Noor Mosque in Frankfurt, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said it was his first Friday Sermon from this mosque and that 50 years had passed since the mosque’s construction.  This was the second Ahmadiyya mosque in Germany, the first was built in Hamburg.

19 December 2003: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa discussed the Islamic teaching about speaking the truth and also granted valuable guidance to Ahmadi lawyers, doctors, and teachers.

19 December 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted valuable guidance to Ahmadi doctors and researchers and urged Ahmadi students to enter the field of research.

19 December 2009: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed a special reception marking 50 years since the construction of the Noor Mosque in Frankfurt, Germany. The reception was held at the historic Ratskeller in the Römer building in Frankfurt.

19 December 2014: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa spoke of his grief over the terrorist attack at a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan, which occurred on 16 December, resulting in the loss of  more than 130 innocent children.

During the same sermon, Huzooraa also mentioned Mubarak Ahmad Bajwa Sahib of Kathowali, District Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan, who was kidnapped on 26 October 2009, however, there was no information after that for some time. Huzooraa said, a few days ago, some terrorists had confessed they slaughtered Mubarak Bajwa Sahib due to what they perceived as “blasphemy” by him and had thrown his remains somewhere in District Gujrat.

20 December 2009: During his tour of Germany, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa called a one-day Majlis-e-Shura of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Germany at the Bait-us-Sabuh and addressed the members of the Shura.

21 December 2009: During his tour of Europe, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa reached Nunspeet, the Netherlands, from Germany.

22 December 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa condemned the attack on Islam by Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician. In a highly disturbing and provocative act, the leader of the PVV Party in Holland escalated his campaign against Islam by placing a crude and grotesque sticker on the door of his parliamentary office.

Huzooraa said:

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat utterly condemns this latest attack on Islam by the Dutch politician Mr Geert Wilders. At a time when the world is crying out for peace, such provocative acts can only further destabilise the world and destroy its peace and harmony.

“We Ahmadi Muslims constantly call for peace, justice and tolerance at all levels of society and as such I reiterate that today’s world is in grave danger and so all people should work towards fostering a society based on love, compassion and mutual respect. All parties should work towards ending all forms of hatred and should openly condemn any statements or acts that can cause pain and suffering.” (Global Muslim Leader Condemns Latest Attack on Islam By Dutch Politician Geert Wilders,

22 December 2017: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Areesha Dephan Thorlar Sahiba of the Netherlands, who had passed away on 11 December in Benin. She was the wife of Fahim Dephan Thorlar Sahib. She had accepted Ahmadiyyat on 18 March 2006. In 2009, she and her husband dedicated their services to an orphanage in Benin, established under Humanity First.

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