2nd September 2022
Muhammad Jamal, Niger Correspondent
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Niger had the opportunity to inaugurate the first mosque in Grain Todo Jamaat of the Zinder region.
The construction of this mosque commenced in May 2022. The regional missionary, Khalid Mehmood Sahib oversaw the construction of the mosque. The members of the Jamaat regularly participated in the construction by carrying out tasks such as supplying water and providing labour for the construction project (being a desert country, water is always scarce in Niger). This volunteering helped save a significant amount of money.
The construction work was completed in a short period of two months.
The mosque was inaugurated on 12 August 2022 by Asad Majeeb Sahib, Amir and missionary-in-charge Niger, with the Jumuah prayer.
A large number of Ahmadis and non-Ahmadis participated in this blessed event. Among those present were the chiefs of nearby villages, the mayor of Mirya, a representative of the traditional chief of Mirya and many religious figures.
In his speech, amir sahib welcomed the guests and introduced Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya. Keeping the presence of non-Ahmadi guests in mind, he informed the audience about the purpose of the advent of the Promised Messiahas.
After the Jumuah prayer, various government officials appreciated the efforts of the Jamaat and some senior imams and chiefs of other villages also expressed their views.
The mosque can accommodate approximately 100 worshippers and is equipped with a solar power system and sound system as well.