This Week in History: 8-14 April

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Last Updated on 8th April 2022

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrives at the Singapore Airport, 2006

8 April 2004: During Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa visit to Africa, the President of Benin had the privilege of meeting Huzooraa. Huzooraa inspected a hospital of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat and also met with the board of Humanity First, Benin. (Al Fazl International, 30 July 2004)

8 April 2006: During Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa stay in Singapore, 331 Ahmadis from 65 families had the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa.

Huzooraa also held a meeting with the national majlis-e-amila of Indonesia in which he gave special guidance to the sadr of Majlis Ansarullah and the sadr of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Indonesia.

Further, the national majlis-e-amila of Lajna Imaillah Singapore met with Huzooraa separately and received guidance and instructions. (Al Fazl International, 5 May 2006)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa arrival at the Singapore mission house, 2006

8 April 2007: The first annual ijtema of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Italy was held. (Al Fazl International, 11 May 2007)

8 April 2017: On this date, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived at Baitus Subuh Mosque, Frankfurt, Germany. Huzooraa arrived at 8:40 pm and was greeted by hundreds of Ahmadi Muslim men, women and children. During this tour, Huzooraa inaugurated mosques in Germany.

9 April 2004: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa led Fajr prayer at the first mosque of Porto-Novo, Benin, Masjid al-Tawheed. Later that day, Huzooraa delivered a Friday sermon at the same mosque, which was broadcast live on MTA.

The President of the National Assembly Benin met with Huzooraa. Representatives of the press interviewed Huzooraa. On the same day, Huzooraa visited the University of Benin and met with its administration. (Al Fazl International, 30 July 2004)

King of Porto Novo with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa

9 April 2006: During Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa visit to Singapore, 641 members of 127 families from different countries met with Huzooraa. This was followed by a joint class of Waqf-e-Nau boys and girls from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

That same evening, muballigheen and mu‘allimeen from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea met with Huzooraa.

The national amilas of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia were fortunate to have separate meetings with Huzooraa. Huzooraa also attended a dinner at a hotel that evening to which members of parliament were also invited. (Al Fazl International, 5 May 2006)

10 April 2004: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated Benin’s MTA Studios. Then, the National Amila of Majlis Ansarullah and Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya had separate meetings with Huzooraa. (Al Fazl International, 30 July 2004)

10 April 2006: On this date, during his visit to the Far East, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa left Singapore for Sydney. In the early part of the day, Huzooraa visited Sentosa island. (Al Fazl International, 5 May 2006)

10 April 2017: On this date, whilst in Germany, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Aafiyat Mosque located in the city of Waldshut-Tiengen. This Mosque is historic in the sense that it is the 50th Mosque of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Germany.

Marking the opening of this mosque, a special reception was held which was attended by 110 dignitaries and guests.

In his address, Huzooraa explained the purpose of mosques and explained the beautiful teachings of Islam. Huzooraa said: “According to the teachings of Islam, it is compulsory for a true Muslim to stand ever ready to protect the places of worship of all religions, whether they be churches, synagogues or any other.”(50th Ahmadiyya Mosque in Germany opened in Waldshut-Tiengen by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 13 April 2017)

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering his address at the Aafiyat Mosque inauguration ceremony

11 April 2006: On this date, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Australia on his first visit to the country. Huzooraa arrived in Masjid Baitul Huda and inspected the mosque. Member of the Federal Parliament, Roger Price, also had the chance to meet Huzooraa.

170 people, individually and some as families, had the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa. (Al Fazl International, 12 May 2006)

Baitul Huda Mosque, Sydney, Australia

11 April 2014: Khutbah Ilhamiya (the Revealed Sermon) was delivered by the Promised Messiahas on 11 April 1900 in Masjid Aqsa Qadian. On this date, 11 April 2014, in his Friday Sermon, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa explained the details of this grand sign and shed light on its greatness.

11 April 2017: Whilst on tour in Germany, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the Baitun Naseer Mosque in Augsburg, Germany. After the inauguration, a special reception which was attended by more than 130 dignitaries and guests was held. Addressing the gathering, Huzooraa stated, “The Holy Quran has taught Muslims that where, on the one hand, they must offer their prayers, they must also ensure their conduct is of the highest order by serving humanity and helping others.” (New Ahmadiyya Mosque Opened in Augsburg by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 14 April 2017)

Baitun Naseer Mosque, Augsburg, Germany

12 April 2006: On this date, during Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa stay in Australia members of the Jamaat had the privilege of meeting Huzooraa in the early part of the day. (Al Fazl International, 12 May 2006)

13 April 2006: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inspected the arrangements for Jalsa Salana Australia and issued instructions to the workers. (Al Fazl International, 12 May 2006)

13 April 2014: On this date, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered his address at the MTA International conference. This was the third MTA conference of its kind. During his speech, Huzooraa said:

“Remember, any programmes you produce should be of the highest standards and should be those that fulfil the needs of the time […] We should create programmes that are a means of tarbiyat (moral training) for all people – whether young or old, man or woman, adult or child.”(International Conference of Muslim Television Ahmadiyya takes place in London, www.pressahmadiyya.com, 14 April 2014)

14 April 2006: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa inaugurated the 22nd Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Australia and hoisted the Liwa-e-Ahmadiyyat. He delivered the Friday Sermon and Ahmadis who came from afar had the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa. (Al Fazl International, 12 May 2006)

Huzooraa leading silent prayer after the flag hoisting for Jalsa Salana Australia, 2006

14 April 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered an address at the concluding session of the 2014 tarbiyat camp of MKA UK. This tarbiyat camp lasted for a week and was held in the Jamia Ahmadiyya UK premises in Haslemere. During his address, Huzooraa reminded the Muslim youth, “Do not ever hide your faith; rather, identify yourselves to the world as true Muslims.”

14 April 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was on tour in Germany. On this date, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the Friday Sermon from the German town of Raunheim. More than 8,000 people attended.

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