This Week in History: 6-12 May

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Last Updated on 6th May 2022

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressing the MTA3 Al-Arabia inaugural dinner, 2007

6 May 2005: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa, during his visit to Kenya, delivered a sermon in Mombasa which was broadcast on MTA via telephone. On this day, before departing for Nairobi by air from Mombasa, Huzooraa presided over a children’s class before inspecting an Ahmadiyya clinic in Mombasa. (Al Fazl International, 27 May 2005, p.9)

6 May 2007: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed a gathering held in connection with the launch of MTA3 Al-Arabia. Huzooraa said that the promise which had been made to the Promised Messiahas by Allah the Almighty that He would give him a community of such people who would love him, had started to manifest. And now, Huzooraa said, the number of such people was increasing in the Arab world as well and, insha-Allah, would continue to do so. He said a time would come when all the Arab world would unite on one hand as ummat-e-wahidah. (Al Fazl International, 25 May 2007)

6 May 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered his Friday Sermon from the Nusrat Jahan Mosque in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

In his sermon, Huzooraa said:

“We, Ahmadi Muslims, must ask ourselves whether we are actually fulfilling the pledges of our faith or are we merely following the faith of our fathers in name only? […] Furthermore, those who have come here in search of a better future should ask themselves if the improved conditions have driven them away from their faith?” (Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community delivers Friday Sermon from Copenhagen, Denmark, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 7 May 2016)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering Friday Sermon from the Nusrat Jahan Mosque in Copenhagen, Denmark

7 May 2005: On this day, during Hazrat Khalifatul Masih’s Vaa visit to Kenya, the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Hon Kalonzo Musyoka had the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa.

Huzooraa, on the same day, presided over a children’s class. Then, after individual and group mulaqats, a meeting was held with Ahmadi missionaries of Kenya. Later, he had meetings with Congolese and Zimbabwean Ahmadi missionaries, and later that evening, with teachers serving in Kenya. This was the last day of Huzoor’saa stay in Kenya during the visit. (Al Fazl International, 27 May 2005, p. 9)

8 May 2005: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by a Kenyan National Newspaper. In the next leg of the visit, Huzooraa travelled to Tanzania by air. This was Huzoor’saa first visit to the country. That evening, Huzooraa also inspected the arrangements for Jalsa Salana Tanzania. (Al Fazl International, 3 June 2005, Page 16)

8 May 2006: During his tour of the Far East, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Tokyo, Japan after an 11-hour flight from New Zealand. Huzooraa was warmly welcomed by Ahmadis in Japan’s Narita airport.  (Al Fazl International, 30 June 2006, p. 3)

9 May 2005: On this day, Jalsa Salana Tanzania commenced. This was the first Jalsa Salana of Tanzania Jamaat in which a Khalifatul Masih was present. 

Huzooraa delivered the inaugural address, inspected the printing press and presided over a children’s class. After family mulaqats, delegations from Burundi, Malawi and Zambia met with Huzooraa. That evening, Huzooraa also attended a reception to which dignitaries of the country were invited. (Al Fazl International, 3 June 2005, Page 11)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa during his visit to Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque, Chalinze, Tanzania

9 May 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the keynote address at a special reception held in his honour at the Hilton Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Addressing the gathering, Huzooraa said:

“If one reads the Holy Quran and assesses the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, through a lens of justice, rather than through a lens of prejudice, they will soon realise that Islam is a religion of peace. They will realise that the Holy Prophetsa desired peace with every fibre of his being.” (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community delivers historic address in Copenhagen”, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 10 May 2016)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressing a special reception held in his honour in Copenhagen, Denmark

10 May 2005: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed Lajna Imaillah during Jalsa Salana Tanzania. Huzooraa also addressed the closing session of the Jalsa that evening. On the same day, a bai‘at ceremony was also held. (Al Fazl International, 10 June 2005, p. 16)

10 May 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered an historic Friday Sermon from the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino, California, as his first visit to the West Coast of the United States of America continued. 

In this sermon, Huzooraa said:

“The more I think about it, the stronger the feeling is embedded in my heart that it is likely that the establishment of peaceful Islam in the United States will initiate from this region.” (“Historic Address Delivered by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in California”, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 11 May 2013)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering Friday Sermon from Baitul Hameed, California

10 May 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Malmö, Sweden after completing a six-day visit to Denmark. On this day, Huzooraa was interviewed by Denmark’s Radio24syv (Radio 24Seven). Huzooraa said:

“Our slogan of ‘Love for all, hatred for none’ is based on the teachings of Islam because the Holy Quran says that people should love and care for each other and respect one another. The Quran says that you should be just and fair even with those who oppose you. Thus, Ahmadi Muslims are sympathetic and compassionate towards all of mankind.” (“Ahmadi Muslims sympathetic to all of mankind” – Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 11 May 2016)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa being interviewed by Skånsa Dagbladet at the Mahmood Mosque in Sweden

11 May 2005: During his visit to Tanzania, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa reached Mtwara by air from Dar es Salaam where he received a warm welcome. There, Huzooraa addressed the opening ceremony of the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Mtwara. (Al Fazl International. 10 June 2005, pp. 12-13)

11 May 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the keynote address at a special reception held in his honour at the Montage in Beverly Hills, LA. In his address, Huzooraa said:

“I believe in that One God who is the Lord of all nations, all races and all religions, and so it becomes impossible that I could ever develop any hatred in my heart for any nation, any race or any religion.” (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Delivers Historic Address in Southern California”, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 12 May 2013)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering the keynote address at Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills

11 May 2016: On this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by Sveriges Television (Swedish TV) at the Mahmood Mosque in Malmö, Sweden. During the interview, whilst explaining the beauty of Islam, Huzooraa said:

“Anyone who preaches or propagates any form of extremism acts completely against the true teachings of Islam and is to be condemned. We, Ahmadi Muslims, are peace-loving and so no Ahmadi Muslim has any desire to join extremist groups. We teach our children from childhood that to be peaceful is an essential part of their faith.” (“True Integration is to love the country in which you live” – Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 12 May 2016)

On the same day, he was also interviewed by the Skånska Dagbladet newspaper at the Mahmood Mosque in Malmö, Sweden, a Sydsvenskan newspaper, and Sveriges Radio (Swedish Radio).

12 May 2005: During his visit to Tanzania, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa had meetings during his stay in Mtwara. On the same day, he returned to Dar es Salaam by air. (Al Fazl International, 10 June 2005, p. 13)

12 May 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa, in his Friday Sermon, while mentioning the opposition of the Jamaat, said that in a place in Bangladesh called Shohagi, a town in Memon Singh district, the Jamaat’s mosque was attacked by maulvis, and a missionary, Mustafizur Rehman Sahib, was stabbed and severely injured. He was treated immediately and survived. (Al Fazl International, 23 June 2006, pp. 2-11)

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