This Week in History: 30 September – 6 October

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering an address at the Jalsa Salana Australia

30 September 2005: During his Friday Sermon on this day, delivered from the Netherlands, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa narrated some of the highlights of his recent tour of Scandinavian countries and called the attention of members of the Jamaat towards various responsibilities, particularly tabligh (preaching).

30 September 2011: During his Friday Sermon on this day, while 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. 

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering the Friday Sermon from Baitun Nasr Mosque Oslo, Norway

30 September 2016: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Mazhar Ahsan Sahib, a student of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, who had passed away earlier that month. 

1 October 2004: During his Friday Sermon on this day, while inaugurating the Darul Barakat Mosque in Birmingham, 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. 

1 October 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Australia for the second leg of his Asia Pacific tour. Huzooraa arrived at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport, following an overnight flight from Singapore and was greeted at the airport by the Rt Hon Kevin Conolly MP, a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly. During a twenty-minute meeting with Kevin Conolly, the MP said he was delighted to welcome Huzooraa to Australia.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Australia welcome Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa

2 October 2009: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Muhammad Azam Tahir Sahib of Uch Sharif, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 26 September. 

Huzooraa also mentioned Chaudhry Anwar Kahloon Sahib, who had passed away on 27 September. He served the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya UK in various capacities, including as the  Amir Jamaat, the Sadr Qaza Board, and as a member of the Fazl-e-Umar Foundation as well. When Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh migrated to the UK, he included Anwar Kahloon Sahib in the team formed for the revision of the Holy Quran’s English translation.

2 October 2015: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned the incident of fire in the two halls of the Baitul Futuh Mosque, UK and the reactions of some of the non-Ahmadi Muslims and non-Muslims. Huzooraa said, insha-Allah, soon we would rebuild in a better and more beautiful manner. 

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

3 October 2014: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Mubashar Ahmad Sahib Khosa of Mirpur Khas, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 22 September.

3 October 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Canada, where he was greeted by thousands of Ahmadi Muslims as he returned to Peace Village in Vaughan, Ontario after a period of more than four years.

Huzooraa was also greeted by the Mayor of Vaughan, Hon Maurizio Bevilacqua, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Hon Steven Del Duca and National Member of Parliament, Hon Deb Schulte.

4 October 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV and Radio. During the 25-minute interview, Huzooraa was asked a range of questions about Islam and the purpose of his visit to Australia.

Moreover, on this day, Jalsa Salana Australia commenced, in which Huzooraa was participating after seven years.

ABC National TV & Radio interviewing Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa, Australia.

4 October 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived at the Baitun Noor Mosque in Nunspeet, the Netherlands. Upon arrival, he was greeted by the Hon Dick van Hemmen, Mayor of Nunspeet, as well as hundreds of Ahmadis.

5 October 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Khawaja Zuhoor Ahmad Sahib of Sargodha, who had been martyred on 4 October. 

5 October 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by the Dutch News Agency, Omroep Gelderland. In response to a question in regards to the changes in the perception of Islam in Western society in the 60 years since the Mubarak Mosque in The Hague was opened, Huzooraa said that during the past six decades, people had drifted away from religion and that this was not limited to Islam. However, Huzooraa said there was a growing perception that Islam was the root cause of today’s problems and conflicts, but this notion was entirely wrong. 

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.

5 October 2016: 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. During the meeting, Mr Honderich expressed his regret that the Toronto Star newspaper (a Torstar publication) had published an article about a new study that suggested extremist literature was prevalent in Canadian mosques and had mistakenly included a photo of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Baitul Islam Mosque. Mr Honderlich informed Huzooraa that the Toronto Star had immediately removed the photograph when notified of the error and published an official apology. 

John Honderich, Chairman and CEO of Torstar Corporation meeting Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.

6 October 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the concluding address at the 29th Jalsa Salana Australia. Huzooraa spoke of Jihad in the modern era, saying the circumstances of today’s world did not permit Jihad by the sword.

6 October 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by the Reformatorisch Dagblad newspaper at the Baitun Nur Mosque complex in Nunspeet, the Netherlands.

On the same day, Huzooraa delivered a historic address at a special session of theStanding Committee for Foreign Affairs at the Netherlands National Parliament in the country’s capital city of The Hague in front of an audience of more than 100 dignitaries and guests.

Dutch media outlet, Reformatorisch Dagblad in Nunspeet, Holland, interviewing Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.

6 October 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the volunteers of the 40th Jalsa Salana Canada. During his address at the Baitul Islam Mosque in Peace Village, Huzooraa reminded them that it was their duty to display the highest moral standards and etiquette.

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