This Week in History: 2-8 September

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Last Updated on 2nd September 2022

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Baitur Rasheed Mosque Hamburg, Germany

2 September 2005: During his Friday Sermon from the Baitur Rasheed Mosque in Hamburg, Germany, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted valuable guidance to members of the Jamaat following a successful Jalsa Salana Germany.

3 September 2004: During his Friday Sermon on this day, from Zurich, Switzerland Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa spoke on Islamic teachings concerning meeting each other and visiting each other’s homes. 

Moreover, Huzooraa instructed members of the Jamaat to pay attention to prayers (du‘a).  

3 September 2010: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned that on that day a sad piece of news came from Pakistan about a suicide attack on an Ahmadi mosque in Mardan, Pakistan. The khuddam on security duty took timely action and prevented the attacker’s attempt to enter the mosque. On realising his failure, the attacker blew himself up near the gate of the mosque and as a result, Sheikh Amir Raza Sahib was martyred and a few khuddam were injured as well.  

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Sheikh Amir Raza Sahib

3 September 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed an audience of more than 1,000 non-Ahmadi guests on the second day of Jalsa Salana Germany. During his address, Huzooraa quoted from the Holy Quran and the practice of the Holy Prophetsa to disprove allegations that Islam advocates extremism and violence.

4 September 2015: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Sahibzadi Amatul Bari Sahiba, who had passed away. She was the paternal granddaughter of the Promised Messiahas, daughter of Hazrat Mirza Sharif Ahmad Sahibra, and the paternal aunt of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.  She was born in 1928 in Qadian. 

Huzooraa mentioned that there was a coat of the Promised Messiahas (other than the well-known green coat), which was inherited by Hazrat Mirza Sharif Ahmad Sahibra and then by Amatul Bari Sahiba. She gifted this coat to Huzooraa as a gesture of her love for Khilafat.

5 September 2003: During his Friday Sermon on this day, delivered from France, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa called the attention of the Jamaat to invoking salutations on the Holy Prophetsa by reciting Durood Sharif.

5 September 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, while mentioning the martyrdoms of Ahmadis, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that these martyrdoms and the ongoing persecution of Ahmadis was the forerunner of the fulfilment of the Quranic promise:

اِنَّا‭ ‬فَتَحۡنَا‭ ‬لَكَ‭ ‬فَتۡحًا‭ ‬مُّبِيۡنًا

“Verily, We have granted thee a clear victory.” (Surah al-Fath, Ch. 48: V. 2)

Huzooraa further said Allah will never let the opponents of the Jamaat succeed in their aims and their “happiness” will be short-lived.

6 September 2013: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Adam bin Yusuf Sahib of Ghana, who passed away. He accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1956 at the age of 27 and had a great passion for preaching the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat. Through his humble efforts, hundreds of people accepted Ahmadiyyat in Ghana, and for this very reason he was known as “Yusuf the Preacher”. 

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Adam bin Yusuf Sahib

Huzooraa also mentioned two martyrs, Dr Syed Tahir Ahmad Sahib and Malik Ijaz Ahmad Sahib, who had been martyred in Karachi, Pakistan. 

6 September 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated two mosques in Germany; the Subhan Mosque in Morfelden-Walldorf and Salam Mosquein Iserlohn.

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Subhan Mosque Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany

6 September 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa condemned the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma). He said:

“All Ahmadi Muslims are extremely grief-stricken to hear of the cruel treatment inflicted upon the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and we pray that all of these cruelties and injustices come to an immediate end. 

“The fact that these Muslims are being targeted seemingly with impunity is a result of the division and sectarianism within the Muslim world itself. If there was unity amongst Muslim nations and communities, such tragedies would never unfold.

“On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I hope and pray that the international community comes together to help the Muslims in Myanmar and in this effort the Muslim nations should be at the forefront.

“I pray that the persecution of the Muslims in Myanmar, and indeed of all people who are denied their religious rights in the world, comes to an end. We believe that all people should be free to practice their faith or beliefs without any fear and that all people should be equal under the law of their land.” (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns persecution of Rohingya Muslims”, www.pressahmadiyya.com)

7 September 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Rao Abdul Ghaffar Sahib, who had been martyred in Karachi. He was a school teacher in Chakiwara, Karachi. 

8 September 2018: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered an address to an audience of more than 1,000 dignitaries and guests on the second day of Jalsa Salana Germany, and granted valuable guidance in regards to the immigration crisis and the subsequent rise of the far-right in the Western world. (www.alislam.org/articles/muslim-migrants-integration/)

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