This Week in History: 30 December – 5 January

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Last Updated on 30th December 2022

A selection from the first 15 blessed years of Khilafat-e-Khamisa

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30 December 2005: During his Friday Sermon on this day, delivered from Qadian, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa instructed the Jamaat to express gratitude to Allah for enabling them to hold a successful Jalsa Salana Qadian, India. Huzooraa said that the first-ever Jalsa Qadian was attended by only 75 members; however, through the prayers of the Promised Messiahas, Allah had blessed that Jalsa and that this year’s Jalsa was attended by around 70,000 people.

30 December 2016: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa shed light on the Islamic teachings in regard to celebrating the New Year. 

31 December 2004: During his Friday Sermon on this day, delivered from the Baitus Salam Mosque in Paris, France, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa gave valuable guidance in regards to electing Jamaat office-bearers and shed light on the responsibilities of office-bearers. Huzooraa said that the nizam (system) of the whole Jamaat revolved around the institution of Khilafat.

On the same day, Huzooraa also granted an audience to the ‘amila [executive committee] of Lajna Imaillah France, and gave valuable guidance to them.

31 December 2010: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that the year 2010 had commenced with a Friday and it was ending on a Friday as well, which is a blessed day. Huzooraa said that the sacrifices of lives that had been made by the martyrs of Pakistan, especially during the year 2010, would never go in vain.

31 December 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the concluding session of the Jalsa Salana Qadian, India, via satellite link from the Baitul Futuh Mosque, London, UK. Over 20,000 people from 44 countries attended the Jalsa Qadian, while more than 5,000 gathered in London for the concluding session.

During his address, Huzooraa explained the true meaning of the title, ‘Seal of the Prophets’ given to the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa in the Holy Quran.

1 January 2006: During his tour of India, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited various institutions, buildings, and places of the Jamaat in Qadian, India. Huzooraa also granted an audience to 1348 Ahmadis, who had come from 6 different countries. 

2 January 2006: During his tour of India, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited various places in Qadian, including Talim-ul-Islam College, Noor Mosque, Boarding Tahrik-e-Jadid, SS Bajwa School, Kothi Darus Salam, Noor Hospital, Aqsa Mosque and the Ahmadiyya Central Library, etc.

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2 January 2015: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Luqman Shahzad Sahib of District Gujranwala, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 27 December 2014. He was born in 1989, and accepted Ahmadiyyat in 2007. He was the first Ahmadi in his family, and had to suffer severe opposition thereafter. He was serving as the local finance secretary in Bhari Shah Rahman.

Huzooraa also mentioned Scherher Zada Destanouska Sahiba of Macedonia, who passed away on 19 November 2014. She had accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1996.

3 January 2006: During his tour of India, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa granted private audiences to 2442 Ahmadis in Qadian, India.

3 January 2014: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Yusuf Latif Sahib of Boston, USA, who had passed away on 23 September 2013 at the age of 93. He had accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1948, and was amongst the early Afro-American Ahmadis. He was the author of various books. Once, President Clinton invited him to the White House, and Yusuf Sahib attended the event wearing shalwar kameez.

4 January 2005: During his tour of Spain, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa travelled to visit the historic mosque and palaces in Cordoba.

4 January 2013: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa instructed the Jamaat to pray for the Ahmadis in Libya, who were facing severe opposition there. Several Ahmadis had been captured and tortured as well.

5 January 2005: During his tour of Spain, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa visited the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

5 January 2007: During his Friday Sermon on this day, delivered from Nunspeet, the Netherlands, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa instructed the local Ahmadis to pay attention to building mosques.

5 January 2018: The then leader of the Liberal Democrats Party, Sir Vince Cable MP visited the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, UK, where he met Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa. Also present at the meeting was Sir Edward Davey MP.

Following the conclusion of their audience with Huzooraa, Sir Vince Cable and Sir Edward Davey were given a tour of the Baitul Futuh Mosque complex.

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