This Week in History: 29 September – 5 October

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurating the Baitun Nasr Mosque in Norway

29 September 1891: The Promised Messiahas reached Delhi and wrote a letter to Hazrat Munshi Rustam Alira on this day, saying that hopefully, in the next month, his address would be arranged in the two-story residence of Nawab Loharo, situated in Ballimaran Bazar. Huzooras instructed him to pay a visit there too. Huzooras also asked Munshi Sahibra to arrange for a suitable job for Sheikh Abdul Haq of Karachi, who was a devout follower of Huzooras. (Maktubat-e-Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 579)

29 September 1946: On this day, while addressing Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Delhi, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra said:

“No doubt, you must clean the streets and cities and be a source of tranquillity for others; however, spiritual filth is more dangerous than worldly filth. The Western world has strongly emphasised worldly cleanliness and made various means of physical cleanliness available, but they do not have any cure for attaining spiritual purity. Physical filth causes the death of a body, but spiritual filth kills the soul. […] Therefore, without a doubt, you need to care about physical cleanliness, but you also need to take more care of spiritual purification […] and enhance your level of sacrifice.”

For more details, see “Practical efforts are needed for Islam’s progress: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’s guidance to Ahmadi youth”, Al Hakam, 22 July 2022, Issue 227, pp. 12-13.

30 September 1895: On this day, the Promised Messiahas undertook a journey towards a place called Dera Baba Nanak. The sole purpose of this was to personally see the famous cloak of Hazrat Baba Nanakrh. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 1, pp. 532-533)

30 September 1930: Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra delivered a speech in Jammu and Kashmir on this day. Huzoorra stayed in Jammu for a day on his return from Srinagar. There, he delivered a speech in which he urged the seekers of truth to seek guidance from Allah the Almighty through prayers in search of true Islam and community. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 5, p. 142)

30 September 1983: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh laid the foundation stone of the first Ahmadiyya mosque in Australia. Huzoorrh delivered a speech afterwards in English. A companion of the Promised Messiahas, Hazrat Maulvi Muhammad Hussainra especially attended this historic event. (Silsila Ahmadiyya, Vol.  4, p. 826)

30 September 2011: During his Friday Sermon on this day, inaugurating the Baitun Nasr Mosque in Norway, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned some of the facts and figures in relation to the construction of this mosque.

1 October 1954: During his Friday Sermon on this day, instructing Ahmadis to serve the people affected by the flood in Pakistan, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra said:

“Members should not waste this opportunity to do good deeds; instead, they should serve the people at this time. If, by witnessing your act, goodness is instilled in other people as well, it will certainly have a positive effect on the collective morale of the country.”

For more details, see “Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad’s services to the Muslim cause: Nurturing the newly formed Pakistan”, Al Hakam, 12 March 2021, Issue 156, pp. 19-20.

1 October 2004: During his Friday Sermon on this day, inaugurating the Darul Barakat Mosque in Birmingham, UK, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa narrated the early history of the Jamaat in Birmingham and said that the Jamaat was established in Birmingham in 1960 and initially comprised of only five members.

2 October 1928: Mirza Sultan Ahmad Sahib, the eldest son of the Promised Messiahas, announced his allegiance to Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya through an announcement in Al Fazl on this day. Furthermore, he joined the Jamaat at the hands of his brother, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra in 1930. (Al Fazl, 2 October 1928, p. 1)

2 October 1928: On this day, the first part of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra response to the Nehru Report was published in Al Fazl. The last part was published on 2 November 1928. It was later published in book form, titled Nehru Report aur Musalmanon ke Masaleh. Its English translation was published in March 1930, titled The Nehru-Report and Muslim Rights.

For more details, see “Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad’s services to the Muslim cause: Guiding Muslims of the Indian Subcontinent amid religious and political conflicts, Al Hakam, 26 February 2021, Issue, 154, pp. 17-20.

3 October 2003: On this day, with his Friday Sermon, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, UK, and prayed that Allah the Almighty may make this mosque a source for spreading the beautiful and peaceful teachings of Islam in Europe.


4 October 1903: On this day, Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra travelled to Kapurthala to attend to a patient, Hazrat Muhammad Khanra. Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra also delivered a sermon during his short stay there. In this address, he preached to people of all schools of thought in a new way and quenched the spiritual thirst of the people by citing events and examples from his life. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 3, p. 163)

4 October 2013: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV and Radio. “ABC TV and Radio Conducts Interview with Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat”,

5 October 1902: The Promised Messiah’sas book Kashti-e-Nuh [Noah’s Ark] was published on this day. Its other name was An Invitation to Faith. (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 2, p. 215)

5 October 1946: On this day, Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra wrote to the then Viceroy of India, Lord Wavell, and stated that though Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya is a religious Jamaat and is not a part of the Muslim League, its sympathies and support were with the Muslim League and the Indian Muslims during the ongoing political turmoil.

For more details, see “The deadlock over Interim Government and Constituent Assembly for India: Its background and Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad’s guidance”, Al Hakam, 15 July 2022, Issue 226, pp. 17-20.

5 October 1973: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh urged members of the Jamaat to pay their chanda for the Nusrat Jehan Scheme, which they had promised, as soon as possible and said:

“As far as the blessings of this scheme are concerned, which Allah the Almighty has linked to it, they will continue to expand, insha-Allah. Allah the Almighty is the One Who always showers His mercy and love. […] Our treasuries are filled with the mercy of Allah the Almighty, not with pounds, gold, silver or diamonds. The wealth of Allah’s mercy is immensely precious and more beneficial than any other asset – such as gold, silver, diamonds, and pearls – and it never shows disloyalty, but worldly wealth, ultimately, is disloyal.”

For more details, see “Nusrat Jehan Scheme: Khilafat’s impetus for ‘Africa to Leap Forward’ – A glimpse into the early years (1970-1982)”, Al Hakam, 27 May 2022, Issue 219, pp. 16-18.

5 October 2015: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by the Dutch News Agency, Omroep Gelderland

On the same date, Huzooraa was also interviewed by RTV Nunspeet at the Baitun Noor Mosque complex in Nunspeet, the Netherlands. The radio interview was broadcast live and streamed worldwide. (“Blocs forming and risk of another World war – Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”, and “Time for mankind to unite and work together – Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”,

5 October 2016: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was visited by the late Mr John Honderich, Chairman of the Board at Torstar Corporation (media group) at the Baitul Islam Mosque in Peace Village, Canada. (“Utilise potential of refugees – Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”,

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