This Week in History: 19-25 August

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering a Friday Sermon from Baitus Sabuh, Frankfurt, Germany

19 August 2017: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived at Baitus Sabuh, Frankfurt (the headquaters of the Jamaat in Germany) from London. Huzooraa travelled from London by road and after crossing into mainland Europe, he was greeted by Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Germany and various other office-bearers. Huzooraa travelled onwards to Frankfurt and arrived at Baitus Subuh at 10:25 pm local time where he was greeted by hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims. Shortly after arrival, Huzooraa led the Maghrib and Isha prayers.

20 August 2010: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Dr Najam-ul-Hassan Sahib of Karachi, Pakistan who was martyred on 16 August outside his clinic. He was born in 1971 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and got his education – from primary level to being a child specialist – from Karachi. He was working as a professor of health sciences at the Dow University, Karachi. He was also a musi.

Huzooraa mentioned another martyr, Habib-ur-Rahman Sahib of Sanghar, Pakistan, who was martyred on 19 August, while he was attending to his agricultural lands. He was born in 1950 in Sanghar and got his education from Rabwah. He had the opportunity to serve the Jamaat in various capacities, such as qaid Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Sanghar, qaid MKA District Sanghar, and secretary maal Jamaat Sanghar. 

After this, Huzooraa mentioned Musa Rustami Sahib of Kosovo, who had passed away on 5 August. He had the opportunity to serve as the president of Jamaat Kosovo for 10 years and had a great passion for preaching the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat. 

Dr Najam-ul-Hassan Sahib

21 August 2015: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Ikramullah Sahib of Taunsa Sharif, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 19 August. He was born in 1978, and after his graduation, established his own medical store. Many times, he would give medicine to the poor people free of cost.  

Huzooraa also mentioned Chaudhry Muhammad Ali Muztar Arifi Sahib, who had passed away on 14 August 2015.

He was born in 1917 and accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1941. On 9 April 1944, presented himself as a life devotee, and Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra accepted his request. 

In June 1967, he had the opportunity to serve as the private secretary of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh and accompanied him during the tours of Africa and Europe. 

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Ikramullah Sahib

21 August 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Baitus Samad Mosque in Giessen, Germany.

During his address on this occasion, Huzooraa said:

“Certainly, all Ahmadi Muslims who are living in this country, whether born or immigrants, must be loyal citizens and seek to help the nation progress and develop. Students should strive to excel so that they can go on to serve the nation, whilst businessmen or women should always be honest in their dealings and display integrity and should ensure that they pay all their taxes and fulfil their duties to the State. Our members should always remember the favours of this nation whereby they are able to practice their faith freely and are being accepted into this nation. They should live here as true loyal citizens of this nation.” (“New Ahmadiyya Mosque opened in Giessen by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”,

22 August 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, at the inauguration of Jalsa Salana Germany 2008, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that last year he had placed some restrictions on the German Lajna due to too much noise in the ladies marquee and some other issues. However, following many letters of apology, he was removing the restriction. Huzooraa reminded everyone that the promise they had made should be fulfilled. 

Huzooraa added that at Jalsa Salana Ghana, about 50,000 women would participate. There was never any noise during prayer, sermons or speeches despite the heat and the fact that there was no separate arrangement for children. 

23 August 2013: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Zuhoor Ahmad Kiani Sahib of Orangi Town Karachi, who was martyred on 21 August by two motorcyclists. His daughter was standing near the window and had a cup of tea in her hands; she threw the cup at them and in response they fired at her as well, but she survived. 

Zuhoor Ahmad Sahib was aged 47 and was a musi as well. He was working at the Federal Board of Revenue and serving as a clerk in the anti-smuggling unit of the customs department.  

24 August 2007: During his Friday Sermon on this day in the Netherlands, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned the statement of Geert Wilders against Islam, the Holy Quran and the blessed character of the Holy Prophetsa. Geert Wilders had said that in the Holy Quran, Muslims had been incited to commit violence against the Christians, Jews and apostates. He also demanded a ban on the Holy Quran.

After mentioning the natural calamities which were prevalent in the world, Huzooraa said that the only solution to save the world from these calamities was to turn to God. Huzooraa advised members of the Jamaat that it was their duty to call everyone towards the One God and to convey to them the true teachings of Islam.

25 August 2017: During his Friday Sermon on this day, at the inauguration of Jalsa Salana Germany, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa instructed members of the Jamaat to pray for the Muslim ummah that Allah the Almighty may enable them to act sensibly and accept the Imam of the age. Moreover, Huzooraa also asked everyone to pray for the whole world in general that it may be saved from the destruction towards which it was heading rapidly and the world may turn to its Creator.

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