SPECIAL RECEPTION TO MARK OPENING OF MASROOR MOSQUE TAKES PLACE IN BRISBANE

Source: Press AMJ International:

 

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says the new Mosque will be a source of peace for all people

 On 23 October 2013, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered the keynote address at a Special Reception held to mark the forthcoming opening of the Masroor Mosque in Brisbane. Various non-Ahmadi dignitaries and guests, including Members of Parliament and Queensland’s Commissioner of Police, attended the event. 

 During his keynote address, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad reassured the local people that the new Mosque would be a centre of peace; he said that true worship required high moral standards at all times and he spoke of the humanitarian efforts made by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. 

Speaking about the new Mosque, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“All of the people who enter this Mosque will be completely law-abiding. All of the people who enter this Mosque will have a genuine and absolute love for this country and will believe that this love for their nation is an essential part of their faith. And all of the people who enter this Mosque will be those who fulfil the rights of their neighbours, rather than cause them any harm or discomfort” 

The Khalifa also spoke about how true worship could only be achieved when Muslims also fulfilled their responsibilities to the wider community and humanity at large.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

 “From every possible perspective the worship of God is intrinsically linked and interwoven with fulfilling the rights of mankind. This bond is so strong that if they are ever separated, man cannot fulfil the purpose for which God created him.” 

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad elaborated by saying that worshipping at a Mosque is rendered ‘entirely meaningless’ if the people offering prayers did not treat their fellow human beings with love and compassion.

The Khalifa said that in an effort to please God and to relieve the suffering of those in need, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was undertaking humanitarian projects in various parts of the world.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community endeavours to serve mankind throughout the world due to its love for humanity. Thus, it is carrying out various humanitarian and educational projects in an effort to help poor and deprived people irrespective of religion, creed or colour in various parts of the world. Our sole motivation and guiding light are the real teachings of the Quran that have been explained to us in this era by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Community – the Promised Messiah.” 

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad also thanked the Mosque’s neighbours and local authorities for allowing the Mosque to be built, which he expected to become ‘an outstanding symbol of love, brotherhood and compassion’.

The Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community also made an appeal for all world governments to follow the path of justice and equality.  

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“I pray that all governments fulfil the rights of justice and become those who establish peace in the world. Otherwise, there is little doubt that the world is rapidly heading towards disaster, as a devastating world war seems to draw ever closer… To save the world from such horrors, the people and government of Australia should also fulfil their responsibilities and play their respective roles.”

 Earlier in the evening a range of dignitaries also addressed the audience.  Representing the Aboriginal Community, Aunty Robbie Williams said:

 “This Mosque in Logan will allow us to come together and will allow us to learn about each others cultures and traditions.”

 Deputy Mayor of Logan City Council, Russell Lutton said:

“The Ahmadiyya Community is one that regularly gives back to the city and community. Your members have a clear and devoted love for Australia and this is the type of warmth and love that the world stands in need of.”

 Federal MP, Hon Jim Chalmers said:

 “It is not every day an area like this has the opportunity to welcome such an esteemed leader as Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. Knowing the influence and status he has in the world means it is very special for us to have him here in our city.”

State MP, Michael Latter said:

“Your Holiness, let me say that your peaceful message and commitment to serving humanity is alive and well and indeed is thriving here in Australia.”

Ian Stewart, Commissioner of Police, Queensland said:

 “It is great to have a man of such stature as Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad here in Brisbane. To have a man of his class here is truly wonderful. Treating all people with equity and fairness is a symbol of your community.”

State MP, Michael Pucci said:

“What an honour to have His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad here in Logan. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a major part of our Community. Ahmadis are terrific ambassadors not just for their faith but also for our Community. I am proud to have this Mosque in my constituency.”

 

Prior to the Reception, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad met with a number of dignitaries privately, whilst upon the conclusion of the event, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad met personally with non-Ahmadi guests many of whom expressed their appreciation at the keynote address and requested a photo with the spiritual leader.

 

The Masroor Mosque will be officially inaugurated later today when His Holiness delivers the Friday Sermon from the Mosque.

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