This Week in History: 7-13 October

Dutch newspaper De Stentor interviewing Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa at Nunspeet, the Netherlands

7 October 2005: An Ahmadi mosque in Mong Rasul, Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan was attacked by the opponents while the members were offering the Fajr prayer. As a result, eight Ahmadis were martyred, and 20 were injured.  

7 October 2011: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Master Rana Dilawar Hussain Sahib, who was martyred in Sheikhupura, Pakistan on 1 October.

7 October 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by the Dutch newspaper De Stentor at the Baitun Noor Mosque complex in Nunspeet, the Netherlands. During the interview, Huzooraa spoke of his fear that the world was moving towards another world war. He said his message to all nations was simply to “be sensible” and to seek peace.

On the same day, Huzooraa laid the foundation stone for the first Ahmadiyya mosque in the Dutch city of Almere. Huzooraa named the mosque, Baitul Aafiyat.

Baitul Aafiyat

7 October 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa held a press conference with representatives of the Canadian print, broadcast and ethnic media, including CTV and the Toronto Star. During the 35-minute press conference, Huzooraa was asked about his views on establishing peace in the world, the continued threat of terrorism and extremism and the purpose of his visit to Canada. Regarding the efforts of the Jamaat to curb extremism, Huzooraa said: 

“We have no worldly power and so all we can do is to continue to peacefully preach Islam’s true teachings. It is a slow process, but one day we shall win the hearts of people and the brutalities witnessed in the world today will stop. We are very determined and so we will never give up our tasks.” (“‘One day we will win the hearts of people’ – Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”,

Media outlets in a press conference with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa at Jalsa Salana Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

8 October 2004: During his Friday Sermon on this day, from the Baitur Rahman Mosque in Scotland, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa advised members of the Jamaat to perform tabligh (preaching) with regularity, wisdom, and prayers. Huzooraa further said that the first sermon Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh had delivered in the UK regarding his divine vision of ‘Friday the 10th’ was at this mosque, when he came for its inauguration. 

Huzooraa said that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh had advised, “All Ahmadis should pledge that they would live and die according to the will of God and spread the message of Islam all over the world.” (“Friday the 10th: A glad tiding to the Jamaat”,

9 October 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Melbourne after a short flight from Sydney. His visit marked a historic moment in the history of Ahmadiyyat as it was the first time ever that a Khalifa had visited Melbourne.

9 October 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was interviewed by the Dutch media outlet De Correspondent at the Baitun Noor Mosque complex in Nunspeet, the Netherlands. 

On the same day, Huzooraa delivered his Friday Sermon at the Baitun Noor Mosque in Nunspeet. He went on to speak about the importance of MTA International and said that members of the Jamaat should make particular efforts to watch the Friday Sermon of the Khalifa of the time. Huzooraa said that MTA was a means of uniting Ahmadi Muslims across the world and a means for the members to hear the message of their Imamaa.

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9 October 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the concluding address at the 40th Jalsa Salana Canada, at the International Centre in Mississauga.

10 October 2003: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that exactly 100 years ago, Hazrat Sahibzada Abdul Latifra was martyred in Afghanistan. 

Huzooraa said:

“O Messiah of the Latter-Days, congratulation to you that your beautiful Jamaat has fulfilled the expectations which you had from them. […] They never hesitated to sacrifice their wealth, time, and lives, and we are witnessing such scenes in this era as well.” 

10 October 2008: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the first purpose-built Ahmadiyya mosque in France, the Mubarak Mosque. During his Friday Sermon, Huzooraa said:

“On 28 December 1984 – during his tour to France – Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh mentioned his vision for the first time, in which he saw the number ‘10’ shining on a clock. And the thought that came to his mind was that it was the date of Friday the 10th, instead of being related to time on a clock. 

“So today also, coincidentally or by Allah the Almighty’s decree, it is Friday the 10th and the first [Ahmadi] mosque of France is being inaugurated. May God attach those blessings with this mosque as well, which were vouchsafed to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh – as Allah the Almighty fulfils matters in many aspects and many ways. May this mosque prove to be a milestone for the Jamaat’s progress in this country.” (“Friday the 10th: A glad tiding to the Jamaat”,

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Mubarak Mosque, Saint Prix, France

10 October 2017: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, visited the Fazl Mosque where he met with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa. Earlier, the Archbishop visited the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden as well. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury meeting with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa

Huzooraa presented the Archbishop with a copy of the Holy Quran, including both the original Arabic text and the English translation.

11 October 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the keynote address at a special reception held at the Princess Court Reception Centre in Melbourne. The event was attended by more than 100 non-Muslim dignitaries and guests. 

During his address, Huzooraa analysed in detail the major threats to world peace, including the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ and spoke of his serious concern that the world was increasingly at the precipice of a horrific Third World War. Thereafter, His Holiness outlined the pathway to peace based on true Islamic teachings.

11 October 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa held an 80-minute meeting with a delegation of 22 Ahmadi converts, who had travelled from France to the Baitun Noor Mosque in Nunspeet, the Netherlands.

The delegation included local French converts and also those who originated from other countries such as Algeria, Mali, Mauritius and Morocco. Following the conclusion of the meeting, a bai‘at ceremony took place as well.

11 October 2016: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Baitul Afiyat Mosque in Scarborough, Canada. A special distinction of this mosque was that the vast majority of the cost was funded by Lajna Imaillah Canada. 

12 October 2012: Canada’s Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney MP, visited Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa at the Fazl Mosque, London.

During the hour-long meeting, various issues were discussed, including Canada’s forthcoming ‘Office of Religious Freedom’ and efforts to tackle extremism. In terms of the role of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the minister said that he had always found it to be an entirely peaceful and law-abiding community that contributed positively to Canadian society.

13 October 2006: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that in various Muslim-majority countries the opponents were using disrespectful words for the Promised Messiahas, which causes great pain to Ahmadis. Huzooraa advised the Jamaat to pray that may Allah the Almighty guide the opponents towards the truth.

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