New Ahmadiyya Mosque opened in Giessen, Germany by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 21 August 2017, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Baitus Samad Mosque in Giessen, Germany.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says all immigrants must be loyal to country of residence and calls for religious tolerance and understanding.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 21 August 2017, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Baitus Samad Mosque in Giessen, Germany.

Upon arrival, His Holiness officially inaugurated the Mosque by unveiling a commemorative plaque and offering a silent prayer in thanks to God Almighty. Thereafter, His Holiness led the Zuhr and Asr prayers at the Mosque.

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Later, a special reception, attended by 265 dignitaries and guests, was held to mark the opening of the Mosque at the Kongresshalle Giessen.

The highlight of the event was the keynote address delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad during which he emphasised the need for religious tolerance and also spoke about widespread immigration to the West.

At the beginning of his address, the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community referred to the name of the new Mosque.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

This mosque is named Baitus-Samad. Al-Samad is an attribute of God which means a Being which is Everlasting and is completely Independent, whereas everything else is dependent upon God.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued:

Chapter 21, verse 31 of the Holy Quran has explained that the heavens and the earth were a closed-up mass, which were then wrought asunder by Allah the Almighty. Thus, centuries before modern scientists had come up with the ‘Big Bang Theory’, the Holy Quran had enlightened us regarding the creation of the universe. Subsequently, in the same chapter, the Holy Quran speaks of a time when everything in the world will be sealed and brought to an end, which refers to what scientists now define as the ‘black hole’. Yet, as He is Everlasting, the Holy Quran makes it clear that God Almighty has always existed and always will. Thus, Allah the Almighty has called on mankind to worship Him alone and seek refuge only in His existence as He alone is Al-Samad, the Everlasting.

His Holiness said that religious tolerance and a respect for the beliefs of others was a fundamental tenet of Islam.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

Islam teaches that all the major religions were true in their original form and that their respective founders were prophets who came to spread the teachings of God Almighty and were sent to all parts of the world. Given this, it is incumbent on true Muslims to hold the founders of all religions in great esteem and similarly to respect and care for the followers of their faiths. Indeed, the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) have repeatedly instructed Muslims to care for and respect the sentiments of other people under all circumstances.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued:

When we speak of Jews and say the name of Moses, we say ‘peace be upon him’ due to our respect for Moses and his followers. When we speak of Jesus, we also say ‘peace be upon him’ as we believe him to be a righteous prophet of God who was sent to spread peace in the world. Thus, we respect and honour all prophets and their teachings and this is the means of establishing true peace and harmony in the world.

His Holiness also called on immigrants to abide by the laws of the land in their adopted nations and to serve their communities to the best of their abilities.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

Certainly, all Ahmadi Muslims who are living in this country, whether born or immigrants, must be loyal citizens and seek to help the nation progress and develop. Students should strive to excel so that they can go on to serve the nation, whilst businessmen or women should always be honest in their dealings and display integrity and should ensure that they pay all their taxes and fulfil their duties to the State. Our members should always remember the favours of this nation whereby they are able to practice their faith freely and are being accepted into this nation. They should live here as true loyal citizens of this nation.

Read the press release further

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4 replies

  1. By the Grace of God, this house of worship will be a testament to the European world that Islam is indeed peace and love

  2. By the grace of God Almighty, Jama’at Germany under the guaidance of “Khilafat” building mosques all across Germany and spreading the message of true Islam “Peace & Love”

  3. It’s amazing to see that despite the persecution on Ahmadis around the world, the community is still being able the build mosques and thus spreading the true message of Islam the corners of the Earth like we are meant to do.

  4. By the Grace of Allah the almighty Jmaat Ahmadiyya is Mosques which are symbols of peace, love and harmony. The day will come when the world will realize the true teachings of Islam.

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