This Week in History: 29 April – 5 May

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Last Updated on 29th April 2022

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressing the IAAAE European Symposium

29 April 2005: During Jalsa Salana Kenya of 2005 while Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was present, there was heavy rainfall in the evening of the last day of Jalsa. The guests of the Jalsa spent the night awake with great patience. The Jalsa was relocated in a very short time, and the Friday sermon was broadcast live from Kenya. (Al Fazl International, 13 May 2005, p. 5)

29 April 2006: During his visit to Fiji, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the Ahmadiyya School in Narare Town. He also visited the Ahmadiyya College in the same city.

In addition to returning to Sova to inspect the langar khana, Huzooraa addressed the concluding session of Jalsa Salana Fiji and also held a children’s class in the evening. (Al Fazl International, 9 June 2006, pp. 11-13)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inspecting the Ahmadiyya Muslim College in Narere, Fiji, 2006

30 April 2005: On this day, while in Kenya, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated mosques in Naivasha, Nakuru and Eldoret. He also visited a clinic in Nakuru. (Al Fazl International, 20 May 2005, pp. 10-11)

30 April 2006: During his visit to Fiji, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa presided over separate meetings of the national majalis-e-amila of Majlis Ansarullah, Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya and Lajna Imaillah of Fiji. Also on this day, 211 people had the privilege of meeting Huzooraa in individual and family mulaqats. (Al Fazl International, 16 June 2006, pp. 1-9)

30 April 2010: In his Friday Sermon, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa described the circumstances of his recent visit to Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland. He said that this was the first time that a Khalifa of the Promised Messiahas was shown the Turin Shroud on the occasion of the exhibition of the Shroud in Italy.

1 May 2004: On Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa return from a successful tour of Africa, Lajna Imaillah UK held a reception for Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa and Hazrat Begum Sahiba. In this reception, Huzooraa said that one day, Islam Ahmadiyyat would be the dominant religion in the world. He said that all this was possible only when Ahmadis remained attached to the system of Khilafat and gave precedence to responding to the call of the Khalifa over personal affairs. (Al Fazl International, 30 July 2004, p. 3)

1 May 2006: During his visit to the Far East, Fiji, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited jamaats located on various islands of the country. Huzooraa visited Labasa, and inaugurated a new section of the Jamaat’s school in Voloca. Huzooraa also offered the Zuhr and Asr prayers in Masjid Mubarak, Voloca.  This mosque was built in 1965.

During his visit to the island, Huzooraa visited the local Ahmadiyya cemetery after having individual and family mulaqats with local Ahmadis. Huzoor’saa engagements on this island continued till nightfall. (Al Fazl International 16 June 2006, pp. 9-10)

2 May 2005: On this day, during his visit to Kenya, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa offered Fajr prayer at the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Kasum, which was then 50 years old. Huzooraa then inspected the Jamaat’s clinic in Kondele and inaugurated the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Banja. (Al Fazl International 20 May 2005, p. 11)

2 May 2006: On this day, whilst on his tour in Fiji, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the International Date Line in Fiji, had individual and family mulaqats and attended a reception to which dignitaries were invited. Huzooraa inspected the mission house and mosque on the island and returned to Nadi, a city on Fiji’s main island, by air later that evening. (Al Fazl International, 16 June 2006, pp. 10-11)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa praying at the Ahmadiyya Cemetery in Fiji, 2006

2 May 2015: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa attended the concluding session of the 10th Jamia Ahmadiyya UK Annual Sports Competition.

In his address, Huzooraa said:

“I have received good reports about the previous graduates of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK that they are reaching out to disaffected youths and bringing them back towards the true teachings of Islam and strengthening their bond with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. One of the ways they are doing this is through sports and outdoor activities.” (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community attends Jamia UK’s Annual Sports Competitions”, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 4 May 2015)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressing students of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK at annual sports event

2 May 2015: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the Annual Symposium of the European chapter of the International Association of Ahmadi Architects and Engineers (IAAAE). The symposium took place at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, Morden.

In his address, Huzooraa said:

“The Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, repeatedly said that it was essential to fulfil the rights of mankind. And if we look at his own blessed example, we see that in every possible way he served humanity and forever sacrificed his own comfort in order to provide comfort and ease to others. Indeed, on one occasion, the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, said that the very meaning of faith was to desire goodness and to be sincere towards others and to fulfil their rights.” (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community addresses Concluding Session of IAAAE Annual Symposium”, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 3 May 2015)

3 May 2005: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaaheld separate meetings with Kenya’s majalis-e-amila of Khuddam, Ansar and Lajna. Delegations from neighbouring Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea (a northeast African country on the Red Sea coast) and Djibouti also had the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa. (Al Fazl International, 20 May 2005, p. 13)

3 May 2006: Huzooraa attended and addressed the farewell dinner Fiji Jamaat held for him on the last day of his visit in 2006. 

4 May 2006: During his visit to the Far East, Huzooraa left Fiji for Auckland, New Zealand. An earthquake shook the region near Tonga the previous night and a tsunami alert was issued, but Allah protected all the islands through the prayers of His beloved servant. (Al Fazl International, 23 June 2006, p. 1)

4 May 2016: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark. Arriving at Copenhagen Airport, Huzooraa made his way to Nusrat Jahan Mosque where he was welcomed by hundreds of Ahmadi Muslim men, women and children.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inspecting the Nusrat Jahan Mosque complex in Copenhagen, Denmark

5 May 2006: Whilst on tour in New Zealand, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered a Friday Sermon in which he talked about the remembrance of Allah. This was also New Zealand Jamaat’s 17th Jalsa Salana and the first Jalsa in which a Khalifatul Masih was present.

On this day, for the first time in history, Huzoor’saa speech was broadcast live from New Zealand to the entire world.

Later in the day, in addition to individual and group mulaqats, Huzooraa graced a children’s class. (Al Fazl International, 23 June 2006, p. 2p-11)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa hoisting Liwa-e-Ahmadiyyat at Jalsa Salana New Zealand, 2006

5 May 2016: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Maish Vaa was welcomed to Denmark by Hon Helle Adelborg, Mayor of Hvidovre, and Councilors Annette Sjobeck, Maria Durhuus, Kenneth Christensen and Kashif Ahmad.

During the meeting, Huzooraa spoke about the need to “unite in an effort to establish world peace”. Huzooraa also said:

“I have always said that freedom of expression is extremely important; however, there has to be a point where you draw the line because it is not right to use such speech that will offend and devastate the sentiments of others. We need to find the middle ground so that we can establish peace in the world.” (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community welcomed to Denmark by Mayor of Hvidovre”, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 6 May 2016)

Hon Helle Adelborg, Mayor of Hvidovre and Councillors Annette Sjobeck, Maria Durhuus, Kenneth Christensen and Kashif Ahmad with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa

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