This Week in History: 22-28 April

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Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering his address at Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany’s 2017 Convocation

22 April 2006: During his visit to Australia, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Baitul Masroor Centre. Further, 290 people from 71 families had the privilege of meeting with Huzooraa. These families belonged to members of the Jamaat who were martyred and families of Ahmadis who were held captive and were now residing in Australia after migration. Also on this day, Huzooraa left Brisbane for Adelaide. (Al Fazl International, 2 June 2006, pp. 10-11)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurating Baitul-Masroor, Brisbane, Australia, 2006

22 April 2017: Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany’s second convocation ceremony took place at the Jamia premises in Riedstadt. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa presided over the ceremony and delivered the keynote address. In his address, Huzooraa said:

“As missionaries, you must never move away from the fundamental tenets of Islam and the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. It does not matter if media columns are written against you or even if an entire newspaper is printed in opposition to you. No matter the circumstances, you must remain firm in your conviction. Always remember that Islam’s true message is destined to spread because this is the promise of Allah the Almighty.” (“Convocation ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany takes place in historic event”, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 23 April 2017)

23 April 2010: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered his Friday sermon from Noor Mosque, Wigoltingen, Switzerland, and said that every sermon was addressed to every Ahmadi wherever they may be.

23 April 2014: Mahmood Ahmad Shahid Sahib passed away. In his Friday sermon on April 25, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said:

“I wish to pay tribute here to a very dear personality who had a special station owing to his absolute loyalty. He was utterly devoted to serving the Jamaat and passed away two days ago. […] This was our dear brother Mahmood Ahmad Shahid, who is known as Mahmood Bengali Sahib by many in Pakistan. He was a servant of the Jamaat, an excellent helper of the Khulafa of the time who had an intense sense of honour for Khilafat. These days he was serving as the Amir Jamaat Australia. He passed away on 23 April.” (Friday Sermon, 25 April 2014)

Mahmood Ahmad Shahid Sahib with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa

23 April 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Al-Ain Mobile Eye Clinic at the Baitus Sabuh Mosque in Frankfurt.

The staff involved in the preparation of Al-Ain Mobile Clinic & members of Humanity First Germany with Huzooraa

24 April 2006: This day was the last day of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa tour of Australia. Huzooraa visited the Opera House in Sydney, Harbor Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens. On the same day, some members of the Jamaat were graced to have a mulaqat with Huzooraa. Huzooraa also inspected the Jamaat’s library and named it the Hassan Musa Khan Library. (Al Fazl, 2 June 2006, pp. 10-11)

25 April 2006: During his visit to the Far East, Hazrat Khalifatul Maish Vaa arrived at the Nandi Airport in Fiji, which is called the edge of the world. Huzooraa was interviewed by a correspondent for a national TV station. Delegations from neighbouring countries like Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati etc. also came to receive Huzooraa. (Al Fazl International, 9 June 2006, pp. 1-2)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa upon arrival in Fiji

25 April 2008: During his visit to Benin, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered his Friday Sermon at a newly constructed Porto-Novo mosque and thus inaugurating the mosque. 

26 April 2005: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa visit to Kenya and East Africa began. Huzooraa arrived in Nairobi from London. Delegations from Kenya and neighbouring countries Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti, Congo, Zimbabwe and Botswana gave a warm welcome. (Al Fazl International, 13 May 2005, p. 16)

26 April 2006: During Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa visit to Fiji, 118 people from 34 families had the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa on this day. Huzooraa travelled 35 kilometres from Nandi city and inspected the Ahmadiyya school located in Lautoka. There, 60 people from 21 families had the privilege of meeting with Huzooraa. (Al Fazl International, 9 June 2006, p. 2 & 9)

27 April 2005: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was in Nairobi where, before Fajr, he received the sad news of the demise of his elder brother, Mirza Idrees Ahmad Sahib, from Pakistan. 

On this day, Huzooraa inspected the then new three-storey complex attached to the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Nairobi. Huzooraa visited the langar and inspected the Ahmadiyya Clinic located several kilometres away. At four o’clock, Huzooraa visited the Ahmadiyya Cemetery, where some of the Companions of the Promised Messiahas are buried. In addition, 29 families were privileged to have a mulaqat with Huzooraa. (Al Fazl International, 13 May 2005, p. 8 & 16)

27 April 2006: During Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa visit to Fiji, the acting president had the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa

Huzooraa inspected the arrangements for Jalsa Salana and addressed the dignitaries at a dinner held at the main hotel in Sova that evening. (Al Fazl International, 9 June 2006, pp. 9 – 10)

28 April 2005: This was the first day of the 40th Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kenya. This Jalsa was historic as it was the first Jalsa of Kenya in which the Khalifatul Masih attended in person. 

The vice president of the country also addressed the inaugural session of the Jalsa. It should be noted that the country’s officials had never attended the jamaat’s Jalsa before. 

The attendance was five times more than the previous year. In addition to other engagements, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa attended a reception in the evening to which the country’s political, diplomatic and higher judicial and administrative officials were invited. (Al Fazl International, 13 May 2005, pp. 8-9)

28 April 2006: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the Friday Sermon from Sova, Fiji. This sermon was broadcast live. Huzooraa said that all praise was due to Allah that He enabled Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa to deliver the sermon directly from this region of the world, which is also known as the end of the world. Hence, the message of the Promised Messiahas was being conveyed from one end of the world to the other via the means of MTA. 

Fiji TV interviewing Huzooraa, Fiji

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