This Week in History: 17-23 June

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa at Sadiq Mosque, Chicago, USA, 17 June 2012

17 June 2012: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the Sadiq Mosque in Chicago. The Sadiq Mosque is the oldest Mosque of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the USA.

17 June 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa returned to London after a 15-day tour of Germany. During the tour, Huzooraa attended the 39th Jalsa Salana of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Germany. He also inaugurated two mosques and laid the foundation stones of two others. Huzooraa met with delegations from several different countries, as well as thousands of Ahmadi Muslims.

18 June 2012: During his tour of the United States, on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa reached Dayton, Ohio. Following a successful visit to Chicago, Huzooraa proceeded directly to Dayton where he visited the Fazl-e-Umar Mosque.

19 June 2009: Major Afzal Ahmad Sahib was martyred on this day in an operation against the Taliban in Waziristan. He was buried in Rabwah.  

On 26 June, whilst mentioning this incident in his Friday Sermon, Huzooraa said: 

“People claim that Ahmadis are enemies of the state, but wherever sacrifices are needed, Ahmadis are at the forefront.”

19 June 2012: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the Bait-un-Nasir Mosque in Columbus, Ohio, where he was greeted by hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims.

On the fourth day of his USA tour, Huzooraa arrived at the mosque at 10:45 am and immediately unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. Huzooraa then inspected the mosque before planting a tree to further commemorate the event. Thereafter he spent the day meeting with the local Ahmadi Muslims.

It was a historic day for the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, as it was the first visit by a Khalifa to the Bait-un-Nasir Mosque which opened in 2008. The mosque was the only one to be built during the Khilafat Centenary year of 2008, having opened on 21 April 2008.

20 June 2012: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived at the Baitur Rahman Mosque in Maryland at 9 pm. Upon arrival, Huzooraa was greeted by 2,000 Ahmadi Muslims who had gathered at the national headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the USA.

After arriving, Huzooraa led the Maghrib and Isha prayers.

Earlier in the day, Huzooraa departed from Columbus, Ohio and proceeded directly to Pittsburgh where he prayed at the graves of several Ahmadi Muslims buried at the local cemetery, including at the grave of Mirza Munawar Ahmad, an Ahmadi Missionary, posted to the city in the 1940s.

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Baitur Rahman, Maryland, USA

21 June 2013: During his Friday Sermon, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa announced the martyrdom of Jawad Karim Sahib who lived in Lahore, Pakistan. He was from Green Town, Lahore and was martyred on 17 June by four unknown assailants who entered his house and fired at him. He was killed due to his belief in Ahmadiyyat. Jawad Sahib lived on the first floor while his brother and mother resided on the ground floor. At 7:45 pm unknown assailants entered the house and called out for him. They shot at him and a bullet struck him in the heart. On hearing the commotion, his brother emerged from the house, the assailants shot in the air and said to his brother that he was next and fled. Jawad Sahib was taken to hospital but he passed away on his way there. 

His mother, Razia Karim Dehlvi Sahiba, born in 1947, suffered a heart attack at the time of Jawad Sahib’s burial and passed away. She was a retired school headmistress who was active in Jamaat work. 

22 June 2007: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa explained in his Friday Sermon that Islam was not a religion of violence but of love and affection. 

Huzooraa said that the beautiful teachings of Islam, in this day and age, could be shown to the world through Ahmadis. Huzooraa said that it was the duty of Ahmadis to try harder than before, to spread the true essence of Islam. 

When Salman Rushdie wrote his infamous book The Satanic Verses, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh assigned Arshad Ahmedi Sahib to write the book, Rushdie: Haunted by His Unholy Ghosts in response to the controversial book. 

Huzooraa, mentioning this book, pointed out that this book should be publicised so that the truth may become apparent to the world. 

Huzooraa added that this was a service by which the high morals of Islam would be known to the world.

22 June 2012: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the Friday Sermon from the Baitur Rahman Mosque in Maryland, which serves as the national headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the United States. 

It was the first time since he was elected as the Khalifa that Huzooraa had delivered a Friday Sermon from this mosque. Thousands of Ahmadi Muslims had congregated at Baitur Rahman. 

Huzooraa used his address to speak about the fundamental importance of prayer. He said that the observance of the five obligatory prayers in Islam was of utmost importance and had been repeatedly inculcated in the teachings of the Holy Quran and of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa. Huzooraa added that salat should be offered in congregation, regularly and on time.

22 June 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered a faith-inspiring address to conclude the 42nd national ijtema of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK. 

In his address, Huzooraa stated:

“Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya [the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association] should always remember that successful nations and successful people are those who do not stand still but who always try to move forward with firm conviction and who seek to continually improve and spread far and wide.” (“Nearly 5,000 Muslim Youths attend National Convention in Surrey”,, 23 June 2014)

National Ijtema of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK, 2014

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