This Week in History: 9-15 December

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Last Updated on 12th December 2022

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

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Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa address at Jamia Ahmadiyya Convocation, Haslemere, UK

9 December 2005: During his Friday Sermon on this day, delivered from the Darus Salaam Mosque, in Rosehill, Mauritius, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned the exemplary sacrifices of the early missionaries of Mauritius. This was Huzoor’saa first-ever tour of Mauritius. 

9 December 2011: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, who, after reading a Jamaat press release wherein his name was mentioned, had written to the Dutch government. The Dutch Jamaat had written to Huzooraa about this and Huzooraa had advised them not to be anxious and fully explain our stance to the government. In the end, the Dutch government had concluded that they saw nothing in the press release that provoked violence and also saw no reason to take any action against the Ahmadiyya Community. Huzooraa said the answers of the Dutch interior ministry were based on justice and fairness. 

During the Sermon, Huzooraa also mentioned Maryam Khatun Sahiba of District Layyah, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 5 December. She was 25 and a mother of three.

9 December 2016: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned that the CTD (Counter Terrorism Department) in Pakistan had raided the offices of Tahrik-e-Jadid and Zia-ul-Islam Press in Rabwah, and arrested missionaries and volunteers who were working there.

Huzooraa also said that Ahmadis were being persecuted by the government of Algeria as well.

10 December 2010: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Mahdi Tapaani Sahib of Zimbabwe, who had passed away on 15 November. He had accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1990 and had the opportunity to serve as Secretary Tabligh of Jamaat Zimbabwe.

Huzooraa also mentioned Dr Alhaj Babucarr Gaye Sahib of the Gambia, who had served as the Minister of Health in the Gambia. He was born in 1940. He had the opportunity to serve in a hospital under the Nusrat Jehan Scheme from 1999 to 2004, though he was not Ahmadi at the time. He accepted Ahmadiyyat in 2004. He was appointed as the Minister of Health in 2009 by the government. Upon his death, a special session was held in the parliament, where the members commended his honesty, loyalty and sincerity toward the country. Amir Sahib Jamaat Gambia was also invited to address the session.

11 December 2015: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Inayatullah Ahmadi Sahib, a missionary, who had passed away on 9 December. He had the opportunity to serve in the project of translating the Holy Quran into the Swahili language.

12 December 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned his impressions about the recent tour of India and said it was a successful tour with regards to tabligh and tarbiyat.

12 December 2014: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa spoke about the truthfulness of the Promised Messiahas. He said that Allah the Almighty was continuing to manifest His Signs in favour of the Promised Messiahas. He said that a maternal grandson of Captain Douglas had sent a message, stating that he wished to be an Ahmadi. Moreover, the great-grandson of Dr Martyn Clark had also expressed that his great-grandfather was in the wrong and the Promised Messiahas was truthful.

13 December 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the convocation of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, in Haslemere, UK.

14 December 2007: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Humayon Waqar Sahib of Sheikhupura, Pakistan, who had been martyred on 7 December, at the age of 32. He was serving as Nazim Tarbiyat Nau-Mubai’een of MKA Sheikhupura.

14 December 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Maqsud Ahmad Sahib of Quetta, who had been martyred on 7 December. A month prior to that, his elder brother had also been martyred.

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Maqsud Ahmad Sahib

15 December 2006: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa instructed Ahmadis to participate in humanitarian works with more zeal, and urged Ahmadi doctors to devote themselves for 3-5 years or for a lifetime, to serve in the Jamaat hospitals in Pakistan and Africa.

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