A selection from the first 15 blessed years of Khilafat-e-Khamisa
3 March 2018: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the keynote address at the International Conference of Humanity First, at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London, which was attended by more than 220 delegates from 27 countries around the world.
Huzooraa spoke of the objectives of Humanity First, outlining its mission to serve those in need, irrespective of caste, creed or colour. He also said that conflicts and inequality were rising across the world and that much of the world’s suffering was a result of the failings of mankind.
Huzooraa praised the humanitarian projects established by Humanity First around the world, including the hospitals and medical camps it was running, as well as the clean drinking water it was providing in deprived and remote parts of the world.
Huzooraa also mentioned the Nasir Hospital, built by Humanity First in Guatemala. He instructed that Humanity First should ensure that the hospital proves sustainable and fulfils its mandate to serve mankind.
4 March 2011: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Tarari al-Marzuqi Sahib of Morocco, who had recently passed away. He accepted Ahmadiyyat in 2002 and was the only Ahmadi in his family. Prior to accepting Ahmadiyyat, he was a permanent member of the Committee of Imams in Strasbourg, France, and used to deliver sermons in the mosques.
4 March 2016: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Qamar-uz-Zia Sahib of district Sheikhupura, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 1 March. He was a musi, and had the opportunity to serve as the local Secretary Islah-o-Irshad.
The late martyr faced opposition due to being an Ahmadi, and the police and other authorities had also been informed about it.
4 March 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the joint convocation ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK and Canada in Haslemere, Surrey, UK. 14 graduates from Jamia Ahmadiyya UK and 11 graduates from Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada were awarded their Shahid Degree certificates by Huzooraa.
Following the presentation, Huzooraa delivered a faith-inspiring address, in which he said the young imams bore the heavy duty of peacefully defending the true teachings of Islam from false accusations and misunderstandings.
He said the graduates had now entered a new phase in their lives as they moved from being students to being representatives of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and this came with new challenges and far greater responsibilities.
Speaking of the responsibilities of missionaries, Huzooraa said: “Having qualified as missionaries, you must remember that your role comes with heavy responsibility. You must understand that it is your duty to try and bring about a spiritual revolution of piety within the world. However, before you can reform others you must reform yourselves.” (“Jamia Ahmadiyya UK and Canada Convocation take place in Joint Ceremony”, www.pressahmadiyya.com)
4 March 2018: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa laid the foundation stone for the new administrative block at the Baitul Futuh Mosque complex in Morden, Surrey, UK. The administrative block, which will include multi-purpose halls, offices and accommodation facilities, is being rebuilt after a fire in September 2015 caused widespread damage at the site.
In his Friday Sermon following the fire, delivered on 2 October 2015, Huzooraa said, “It is essential for a true believer to understand the true meaning of patience. Patience does not mean that a person cannot feel regret or pain over a loss. Rather, it means that he or she should not be overwhelmed and consumed by despair to such an extent that they lose their senses and any hope.”
Huzooraa also said some Muslims were expressing joy and were invoking subhan-Allah upon seeing the fire, “but, God willing, we will soon build an even better and more beautiful building and we will be the ones who sincerely say subhanAllah (Holy is Allah) and masha-Allah (With the Will of Allah).”
6 March 2010: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted an audience to Waqifaat-e-Nau Lajna, in the form of an educational class.
6 March 2011: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted an audience to Waqf-e-Nau khuddam, in the form of an educational class, known as Gulshan-e-Waqf-e-Nau.
7 March 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa drew the attention of the Jamaat toward learning and teaching the translation of the Holy Quran. He emphasised that both the auxiliary organisations and the Jamaat’s system should work together on this important task. Through translation, Huzooraa said, one is able to gain an understanding of Allah’s commandments.
Huzooraa stated that the Promised Messiahas has instructed us to reflect on the meanings of the Holy Quran when reciting it. He said, if you come across a verse that speaks of God’s mercy, ask Allah for His mercy, and when there is a mention of a punishment for a nation, seek refuge in Allah from His punishment. One should recite the Holy Quran with contemplation and act upon it.
7 March 2010: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted an audience to Waqf-e-Nau atfal in the form of an educational class. During the class, Huzooraa answered various questions of the atfal, and also narrated about his time when he was serving the Jamaat in Ghana as a life-devotee.
7 March 2015: Mrs Shadiye Heydari, a member of the Swedish parliament (Sveriges Riksdag), visited the Fazl Mosque in London, where she was granted an audience with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
During the 40-minute meeting, Huzooraa spoke about the increasing threat and danger posed by extremism in many parts of the world and advised that politicians should seek to identify the root causes of extremism and build a long-term strategy to counter youth radicalisation.
Huzooraa said that for peace in the world to prevail, it was necessary for justice and fairness to prevail at all levels of society.
8 March 2013: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Mubashar Ahmad Abbasi Sahib of Karachi, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 3 March.
9 March 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Maqsud Ahmad Sahib who had been martyred in Nawabshah, Pakistan, on 7 March. It was the second martyrdom in this area within ten days. When Maqsud Ahmad Sahib was a mere child, he also witnessed the martyrdom of his grandfather, Abdul Haqq Nur Sahib, on 21 December 1966.