This Week in History: 21–27 June


A glimpse into the rich history of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

21 June 1908: On this day, the Promised Messiah’sas essay, Paigham-e-Sulh (A Message of Peace), was read out before a large gathering of over 4,000 people from different religions at the Punjab University Hall, Lahore. Reporting on this, The Tribune of Lahore wrote on 23 June 1908, under the heading “Mirza Gholam Ahmed’s Last Message—A Message of Peace”:

“At the University Hall, Lahore, on the morning of Sunday, the 21st June, at 7 am, an unusually large audience assembled to hear the Message of Peace of the late Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian. The spacious hall was crowded to its utmost capacity and the audience numbered at its lowest computation at about five thousand. It was a representative gathering of men of different creeds and sects. Hindus, Mahomedans, Sikhs, Aryas, Brahmos and Christians all were numerously represented.”

For more details, see “The pathway to peace: Turn to the One God, Creator of this Universe”, at (3 March 2023, pp. 10-12).

21 June 1983: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh, in a message addressed to Ahmadi scientists and engineers on this day, urged them to develop beneficial inventions that address the challenges faced by the general populace. (Silsila Ahmadiyya, Vol. 4, p. 824)

22 June 1957: On this day, Hazrat Sir Chaudhry Zafrulla Khanra inaugurated the first Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in Hamburg, Germany. Many distinguished guests from England, Holland, Switzerland, and Sweden participated in the ceremony, including journalists and press and television correspondents.

Sahibzada Mirza Mubarak Ahmad Sahib read out the special message of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 18, p. 467)

22 June 1983: On this day, a commemorative ceremony was held to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the inaugural Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in Switzerland, the Mahmud Mosque. During this event, a message from Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh was read aloud. (Silsila Ahmadiyya, Vol. 4, p. 824)

23 June 1927: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra issued a significant message to the Muslims of India, declaring that his Jamaat would be fully committed to upholding the honour of the Holy Prophetsa, in accordance with Islamic principles. He then called for unity among Muslims.

For more details, see “Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’s services to the Muslim cause: Guiding Muslims of the Indian subcontinent amid religious and political conflicts”, at (26 February 2021, pp. 17-20).

24 May 1932: On this day, Hazrat Mir Muhammad Ishaqra read out his research paper in Lahore during a session arranged by Sanatana Dharma Hindus. His topic was, “Is religion an obstacle to a nation’s development?” (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 6, p. 88)

24 June 2008: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa travelled to Canada from the United States. Huzooraa boarded the special flight, which was named the “Khilafat Flight”. This historic journey was made on Continental Airlines.

For the history of Khulafa’s air travel, see: “From the first flight in Qadian to the ‘Khilafat Flight’ during the USA Tour 2022” at (28 October 2022, pp. 6-7).

25 June 1993: On 24 June 1993, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh reached North Cape, Norway, one of the northernmost accessible points in Europe. It was a momentous occasion when, for the first time in history, a Khalifatul Masih led the Maghrib and Isha prayers in this unique setting. The following day (25 June 1993), he delivered his Friday Sermon from this very location. This event marked the fulfilment of the prophecy that in the Latter Days, there would be unusually long days, necessitating the estimation of time for the observance of the five daily prayers. (Khutbat-e-Tahir, Vol. 12, pp. 471-489)

25 June 2008: On this day, Jamaat Canada held a Khilafat centenary jubilee event in which Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered an address in front of about 800 distinguished guests. In his address, Huzooraa spoke about the history of Islam and the true essence of Islamic teachings. (Al Fazl International, 22 August 2008, p. 10)

26 June 1920: An Arabic newspaper of New York, Al-Bayan reported on this day, about the visit of Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiqra, as follows:

[Translation] “The Islamic Community in Detroit, Michigan, has held a general body meeting on 14 June for the reception of Mr Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, one of the best men of India. He has come all the way from New York especially just to visit the Islamic community here in this city.”

For more details of his activities in the USA, see: “Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq and the Arab Muslim community of America”at (20 August 2021, pp. 27-29 ).

27 June 1905: On this day, Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Noor-ud-Dinra marked the completion of the first reading of the Holy Quran by his son, Abdul Hayy Sahib. Under the guidance of the Promised Messiahas, he also arranged food for people. On this occasion, Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmadra wrote a poem, and a special issue of Al Hakam was also published. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 3, p. 167)

27 June 2012: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was welcomed to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where he delivered a keynote address entitled The Path to Peace – Just Relations between Nations to an audience filled with more than 30 members of the United States Congress, including Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives. (“Khalifatul Masih  makes historic address at Capitol Hill”,

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