This Week in History: 17-23 February


17 February 2006: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the rising incidents of mockery against the blessed character of the Holy Prophetsa in several European countries. He stated that these actions are equivalent to inciting the wrath of God Almighty.

Furthermore, Huzooraa stressed the importance of Muslim reform and encouraged Muslims to respond to such ridicule in a manner that elevates the status of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa in the eyes of the world. This can be achieved by embodying and exhibiting the noble traits and teachings of the Holy Prophetsa to the world and by demonstrating the correct conduct expected of a true believer.

18 February 2005: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa urged Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya and Lajna Imaillah to form their respective teams of 100 young members to keep an eye on the Islamophobic material published in newspapers and magazines, and then to refute it through arguments and respond to it through letters.

However, Huzooraa said, this will not be a team effort as such. Instead, individuals will respond to the allegations on their own, with each person offering the Islamic perspective in their own way; some may provide historical evidence, while others may cite verses from the Holy Quran to support their arguments. By compiling a variety of responses, a clearer understanding of Islam and the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa can be achieved, highlighting their beauty and significance.

18 February 2011: During his Friday Sermon on this day – upon the completion of 125 years of the Prophecy of Musleh-e-Maud – Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa called the attention of the Jamaat organs who publish the writings and speeches of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra that they should speed up their work to gather the material as soon as possible, and then translate it into different languages.

Huzooraa stated, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud once said Allah has simplified our task by consolidating the vast number of languages into a few significant ones. While there are numerous languages spoken globally, a few widely used ones have established themselves as the dominant ones. He referred to languages like English, German, and French, which are spoken and understood in large parts of the world, in addition to Arabic and Urdu. Translating our message into these languages will enable us to reach 90% of the world’s population. Huzooraa said, while some books by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra have already been translated, many more translations are still needed to fulfil the spiritual and intellectual needs of mankind.

19 February 2011: An educational class of Ahmadi children was held with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa. In it, among other things, a detailed presentation was also made for young children about the projects of International Association of Ahmadi Architects and Engineers (IAAAE) in Africa. Huzooraa also shared his own experience of living in Africa.

20 February 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Baitul Ikram Mosque in Leicester, England. It is the first purpose-built mosque in the East Midlands region of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK. It has a  capacity of around 300 worshippers. (Baitul Ikram Mosque,

During the inaugural address, Huzooraa said, “In terms of its purpose, a true mosque is a place for Muslims to congregate in order to worship the One God. Furthermore, it is also a place for Muslims to gather together to fulfil the rights of God’s creation. Thus, where this mosque provides us with a place to worship God Almighty, it also presents us with a place to join together to work for the betterment of society and to serve humanity.” (

21 February 2014: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Sahibzada Mirza Hanif Ahmad Sahib, who had passed away on 17 February. He was the son of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra and grandson of the Promised Messiahas. He dedicated his life to the service of the Community and served in various capacities. 

Huzooraa also said, Sahibzada Mirza Hanif Ahmad Sahib possessed a scholarly personality and devoted twenty years of his life to extensive research on the tafsir and writings of the Promised Messiahas on the Holy Quran. He meticulously collected and compiled valuable insights to produce a comprehensive book titled, “Hazrat Masih-e-Maudas Ki Ta‘lim-e-Fehm-e-Qur’an”, which was published in 2004. “Adab-ul-Masih” is considered another of his masterpieces about the poetic and literary pearls from the writings of the Promised Messiahas.

22 February 2013: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa paid a special tribute to Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra, who was also the second Khalifa of the Promised Messiahas. Huzooraa said that his writings and addresses are a great treasure that he bequeathed to the Jamaat during his life and period of Khilafat.

Huzooraa said that, it is only if we delve into the riches and treasures contained within his works, that we can gauge the intellectual prowess of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra and understand the prophecy about his being “endowed with secular and spiritual knowledge” by Allah the Exalted. Additionally, we can expand and enhance our own knowledge in this way.

22 February 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the delegates of the European Annual Symposium of the International Association of Ahmadi Architects and Engineers (IAAAE). During his address, Huzooraa congratulated the members of the IAAAE for their continued commitment to selflessly serving humanity. He said the Association had now installed or rehabilitated thousands of water pumps in Africa that were providing clean drinking water to thousands of deprived people.

23 February 2007: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned that a member of the Dutch Parliament had uttered disrespectful words against the Holy Prophetsa, the Holy Quran and Islamic teachings. Huzooraa strongly condemned it and warned that the world is inviting the wrath of God by attacking the blessed character of His beloved.

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