Two mosques and a mission house inaugurated in Bondoukou, Ivory Coast

Shahid Ahmad Masud, Regional Missionary, Ivory Coast
Images courtesy of AMJ Ivory Coast

8 December 2023: Inauguration of the Regional Mission House

A regional mission house was officially inaugurated in a ceremony attended by various dignitaries, including the Amir and missionary-in-charge, Abdul Quyyom Pasha Sahib. The event commenced with an introduction of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, followed by the presentation of Jamaat literature to civil officials. Notable attendees included the Chief Imam of the city, the Commissioner of Police, and the Vice Mayor. The ceremony concluded with a silent prayer.

9 December 2023: Inauguration of the Bait Ul Naeem Mosque

The Bait Ul Naeem Mosque’s inauguration was marked by a ceremony attended by over 140 people, including the Amir and missionary-in-charge of Ivory Coast and his delegation, the Deputy Governor, and the Governor’s representative. The ceremony began with a recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by its translations in French and Koulango, and an Arabic qasidah. A local missionary provided an introduction to Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya in the local language. Notably, Ahmad Ballo Sahib, a local missionary, delivered a speech titled “Islam is the Religion of Peace.” The Amir’s speech focused on the significance of mosque construction and associated responsibilities. The Deputy Governor acknowledged and commended the humanitarian efforts of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya. The ceremony concluded with a silent prayer.

10 December 2023: Inauguration of the Bait Ul Sanaa Mosque

The inauguration of the Bait Ul Sanaa Mosque was similarly prestigious, with over 300 attendees, including the Amir and missionary-in-charge of Ivory Coast, the Governor’s representative, the Deputy Governor, the Deputy Mayor, and the Chief Imam. The ceremony mirrored the previous day’s structure, with Quranic recitation, followed by translations, and a local missionary’s introduction to Ahmadiyyat. The Amir discussed the importance of building mosques and the responsibilities of Ahmadis. The Deputy Governor praised Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya’s humanitarian work and expressed personal admiration for the Community. The event concluded with a silent prayer and was covered by a correspondent from a national newspaper.

These inaugural events in Bondoukou reflect the growing presence and positive impact of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya in Ivory Coast, fostering religious dialogue while contributing significantly to local development.

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