This Week in History: 24-30 June

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa leading silent prayer at the 32nd Jalsa Salana Canada

24 June 2008: During his visit to the Americas, on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa departed from Washington International Airport for Toronto, Canada. (Al Fazl International, 22 August 2008, p. 16)

24 June 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa announced in his Friday Sermon that Dr Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmed Sahib of Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi was martyred by opponents of Ahmadiyyat at the age of 49. This unfortunate event took place on 20 June 2016 at around 9:30 pm in his clinic. Huzooraa said that two unidentified men wearing helmets came to the clinic and opened fire at Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmed Sahib. Two bullets hit him in the head and two in the chest. 

Huzooraa said that Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmed Sahib had countless virtues. He had a great passion for preaching. He also used to preach to non-Jamaat members at his clinic. Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmed Sahib was a very compassionate man. 

25 June 2008: Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya 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 the Islamic teachings. (Al Fazl International, 22 August 2008, p. 10)

25 June 2012: Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, in the presence of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa at the Baitur Rahman Mosque in Maryland, spoke of his long-standing ties with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the United States and said he had visited the Baitur Rahman Mosque on several occasions. He said:

“I, our current Government and indeed all previous Ghanaian Governments, as well as the people of Ghana, truly appreciate your leadership and the work of your Community in all spheres of life. When you come to Ghana you enlighten not just the people of Ghana but in fact millions of people across the region. […] And so I wish to express my gratitude to Your Holiness for meeting with me and sharing your wisdom with me.” (“Ambassador of Ghana to the United States calls on Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”,, 26 June 2012)

26 June 2008: During his 2008 visit to Canada, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inspected arrangements for the Jalsa Salana. Additionally, Huzooraa presided over separate classes with waqifeen-e-nau and waqifaat-e-nau and also conducted the amin ceremony of 190 boys and girls. (Al Fazl International, 22 August 2008)

26 June 2009: In his Friday Sermon, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa announced the martyrdom of an Ahmadi, Ahmad Jamal Sahib. He was a nineteen-year-old musi. On 19 June, he had gone to a canal near Rabwah for a picnic when unknown assailants fired at him and he succumbed to the wounds. He was part of the Waqf-e-Nau scheme.

27 June 2008: On this day, the 32nd Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada commenced with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa hoisting the flag.

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”,, 1 July 2012)

27 June 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered a Friday Sermon in tribute to Maulvi Abdul Wahab Adam Sahib, who passed away on 22 June 2014. He was an exemplary Ahmadi missionary and a sincere and devoted servant of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya. 

28 June 2008: On the second day of Jalsa Salana Canada, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed Lajna and Nasirat. Huzooraa said that the ladies had an important role in bringing up the next generation of Ahmadiyyat and for successfully acheiving this, they must prostrate sincerely to Allah.  

28 June 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated Jalsa Salana Germany with a faith-inspiring Friday Sermon in the city of Karlsruhe. During his address, Huzooraa spoke about the true purpose and objectives of the Annual Convention.

Huzooraa also said that in both the United States and in Kababir, Jalsa Salanas were also taking place that weekend.

Huzooraa emphasised that the real purpose of Jalsa Salana was self-improvement and the development of a spirit of righteousness (taqwa) amongst all participants.

Huzooraa said:

“Good deeds should be performed selflessly. To do a favour to someone in return for a favour and in the hope of gaining benefits is not the right way. Our only motivation should be to gain the pleasure of God the Almighty.” (“World Muslim Leader Opens Annual Convention in Germany”,, 29 June 2013)

29 June 2008: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa graced the closing session of Jalsa Salana Canada. In his concluding address, Huzooraa said that the past 100 years of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya and 120 years of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat were sufficient to prove that Allah’s favours were with this Community. 

Flag hoisting ceremony, Jalsa Salana Canada, 2008

30 June 2008: During his visit to Canada, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the newly established Hadiqa Ahmad, which is a site of 250 acres. The same evening, Huzooraa met with more than three and a half thousand Ahmadis in group mulaqats. (Al Fazl International, 12 September 2008)

Hadiqa Ahmad Canada
Hadiqa Ahmad, Canada

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