This Week in History: 28 October – 3 November

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivers the keynote address at the reception held in his honour, Auckland, New Zealand

28 October 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, following a successful four-week tour of Australia.

28 October 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered an historic lecture at York University in Toronto, Canada in front of an audience of more than 180 guests, including academics, politicians, media and thought leaders.

The event, titled “Justice in an Unjust World”, was organised by Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada in collaboration with York University.

During his address, Huzooraa spoke of the increase in conflicts the world experiemced and the heightened risk of another world war.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering his keynote address at a special reception held in his honour at York University

28 October 2016: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted valuable guidance to the members of Waqf-e-Nau and their parents, and explained how they could become the true servants of the Jamaat.

29 October 2010: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that the festival of Halloween – celebrated in European or Christian countries – was based on polytheistic beliefs and had many harmful aspects. Huzooraa advised members of the Jamaat to avoid it. 

29 October 2013: During the tour of New Zealand, a Maori king held a reception in honour of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.

Huzooraa was welcomed by King Tuheitia at the Turangawaewae Marae in New Zealand and given a traditional welcome by the Maori community.

During the formal session, a number of Maori elders welcomed Huzooraa with short speeches. The elders recognised him as “an inspirational and strong leader who advocates for peace.”

The highlight of the event was when Huzooraa presented King Tuheitia with a copy of the Holy Quran with the Maori translation.

King of the Maori Tribe in New Zealand receives the Maori translation of the Holy Quran from Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa

On the same day, Huzooraa also visited the scenic city of Rotorua in New Zealand. Huzooraa visited the famous geothermal geysers and mud pools where heat from within the earth flows from its sources to the surface.

30 October 2009: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that it was time now for the entire Muslim ummah and especially for those Muslim countries that were growing in persecution, to reflect and ponder. He said, Pakistanis in particular needed to repent and seek God’s forgiveness, because once Allah Almighty had decided the fate of a nation, nobody could hinder His plans. Hence, it was necessary that before God’s ultimate decision was pronounced, they reformed themselves.

31 October 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, in light of Allah’s attribute of ar-Razzaq, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa shed light on the economic crisis faced by the world and narrated its background as well.

1 November 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Auckland, New Zealand, with his Friday Sermon. The inauguration took place on the first day of the 25th Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya New Zealand.

Baitul Muqeet Mosque Auckland, New Zealand

2 November 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Fazl-ur-Rahman Khan Sahib, Amir of District Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Huzooraa also mentioned Mohsin Mahmud Sahib of America, who had passed away on 19 October at the age of 84. He accepted Islam Ahmadiyyat in 1958 and had to face severe opposition as well. He had the opportunity to serve as the local president of the New York Jamaat.   

2 November 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the keynote address at a special reception held to mark the inauguration of the Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Auckland, New Zealand. The event was attended by more than 50 non-Muslim dignitaries and guests, including Judith Collins, Minister of Justice, and David Rutherford, New Zealand’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner.

During his keynote address, Huzooraa spoke about the true purposes of building mosques, modern forms of slavery and Islam’s commitment to freedom of religion and expressed his concerns that the world was heading towards a devastating global war.

3 November 2017: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa instructed the Ahmadis of Jamaat UK particularly, and Ahmadis around the globe in general, to partake in the financial sacrifice for rebuilding the fire-damaged part of the Baitul Futuh Mosque Complex. Huzooraa also gave some details of the proposed plan for rebuilding. 

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