A selection from the first 15 blessed years of Khilafat-e-Khamisa
3 February 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Muhammad Amir Sahib who had been martyred on 1 December 2011 in Harnai, Balochistan, Pakistan, where he worked. Since there was no jamaat in the area, the news about his martyrdom came later. The deceased accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1994 and was the only Ahmadi in his family.
4 February 2005: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Shakil Ahmad Siddiqui Sahib, who had passed away after a short ailment. He was serving as a missionary in Burkina Faso. Huzooraa referred to his demise on duty as martyrdom.
5 February 2010: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Samiullah Sahib of Shahdadpur, District Sanghar, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 3 February.
5 February 2016: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Qasim Toray Sahib, who had passed away on 25 January. He accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1986 and was serving as a mu‘allim in Ivory Coast.
6 February 2009: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Mirza Muhammad Akram Sahib, who had been martyred in Narowal, Pakistan. He was serving as the local Secretary Tahrik-e-Jadid and Secretary Rishta Nata. He also had the opportunity to serve as the local Qaid of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya.
7 February 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the ‘Voice of Islam’ radio station. Huzooraa also delivered a historic on-air message to launch the radio station and said, “The purpose of the Voice of Islam is to inform people of the true teachings of Islam and to make it abundantly clear that Islam’s teachings perfectly conform and relate to the needs of every era and every person. God Willing, the listeners of this radio station will come to recognise that Islam’s teachings are of peace, love and compassion for all of mankind.”
The ‘Voice of Islam’ can be listened to at www.voiceofislam.co.uk.
7 February 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated and launched the new Makhzan-e-Tasaweer website (www.makhzan.org) and the exhibition, located at the Tahir House complex in South West London. Makhzan-e-Tasaweer, in its current form, has been working since 2006 to collect and archive historical images of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
7 February 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the concluding address at the 92nd Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Bangladesh, via satellite link from Tahir Hall at the Baitul Futuh Mosque complex in London. 5,800 people attended the 3-day Jalsa in Bangladesh, while more than 3,700 gathered in London for the concluding session.
During his address, Huzooraa spoke of the objectives of the Jalsa Salana as prescribed by the Promised Messiahas. Huzooraa also mentioned mankind’s responsibilities towards God Almighty and towards one another.
8 February 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned the opposition faced by Ahmadis in many countries around the world, such as Pakistan, India, and Indonesia, and said that some of the Arab governments had banned the broadcast of the MTA Al-Arabiyya under the pressure from some non-Ahmadi Muslim clerics and Christians.
8 February 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa strongly condemned an attack perpetrated by thousands of extremists against the Ahmadis in Bangladesh on 6 February. Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Bangladesh was celebrating its centenary, and was scheduled to hold its Jalsa Salana at a large stadium in Gazipur District on 6 February.
Preparations for the jalsa had been completed when the attack took place. Between two and three thousand extremists entered the stadium and proceeded to vandalise and destroy all property. They then set the area ablaze, so all property was burnt, including marquees, smaller tents, chairs and many other items, resulting in a huge financial loss.
“The Jalsa Salana is not being cancelled and is taking place like always. May Allah protect all those who are attending the Jalsa and may the event reach a safe and successful conclusion.” (“World Muslim Leader condemns sectarian attack in Bangladesh”, www.pressahmadiyya.com)
8 February 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the concluding address at the 91st Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Bangladesh via satellite link from the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London. Over 4,000 people attended the 3-day Jalsa in Bangladesh, while more than 3,000 gathered in London for the concluding session.
During his address, Huzooraa spoke of the merciful and benevolent character of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa and said that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was constantly engaged in spreading Islam’s true and peaceful teachings.
Huzooraa also noted the current political unrest and violence in Bangladesh and said that Ahmadi Muslims should pray for peace in the country.
9 February 2018: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Sahibzada Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib, son of Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Aziz Ahmad Sahibra, who had recently passed away. He was the great-grandson of the Promised Messiahas, and brother-in-law of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
He completed his MA in political science from Government College, Lahore, and then passed the exam for the Public Service Commission (CSS). He devoted his life to the service of Jamaat in 1962.
He had the opportunity to serve the Jamaat in various capacities, such as managing editor of The Review of Religions, Nazir Talim (director of education), additional Nazir Islah-o-Irshad Muqami, Nazir Diwan, and Sadr Majlis Karpardaz (president of the committee for the Bahishti Maqbarah). Then, following the demise of Sahibzada Mirza Khurshid Ahmad Sahib, he was appointed as the Nazir-e-Aala wa Amir-e-Muqami, and Sadr, Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya. (Sahibzada Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, www.ahmadipedia.org)