This Week in History: 16-22 September

16th September 2022

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering the concluding address at Jalsa Salana, Sweden, 2005

16 September 2005: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered an address at the first-ever combined Scandinavian Jalsa Salana that was also attended by the Khalifatul Masih from Gothenburg, Sweden. Huzooraa spoke about the ma‘rifat (recognition) of God Almighty and the ways to achieve it. 

16 September 2016: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Raza Saleem Sahib, a student of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, who had passed away in an accident while hiking in Italy.

17 September 2010: During his first tour of Ireland to lay the foundation of Maryam Mosque (Galway), the first Ahmadiyya mosque in Ireland, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered a Friday Sermon. Huzooraa mentioned that from a geographical standpoint, Galway was a kind of corner of the world.

17 September 2017: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the concluding address at the National Ijtema of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK. During his address, Huzooraa said:

“The most important and significant form of worship is to offer the five daily prayers. At various places in the Holy Quran, Allah the Almighty has commanded us to offer the five obligatory prayers and so if we are negligent in our prayers it means our declaration of faith in Allah is meaningless, without value and false.” (“Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community concludes Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Ijtema with faith-inspiring address”, www.pressahmadiyya.com)

18 September 2009: During his Friday Sermon, while mentioning the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya’s services for Hadith, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra had instructed Hazrat Syed Waliullah Shah Sahibra to collate the ahadith of Sahih al-Bukhari and to write its brief commentary as well. Some volumes of this work had been published in that era, however, there had been no further publication for a long time. 

Now, Huzooraa had established the Nur Foundation, and books of Hadith were being published, and many volumes of Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim had been published with translation. 

18 September 2013: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Ijaz Ahmad Kiani Sahib of Orangi Town, Karachi, Pakistan who was martyred on the same day.

18 September 2015: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Maulana Fazl Ilahi Bashir Sahib – a missionary of the Jamaat – who had passed away on 3 September at the age of 97. Along with some other missionaries, he reached Mombasa, Kenya on 23 February 1947, and served there as a missionary. He had the opportunity to serve in Suriname, Guyana, Kababir (The Holy Lands), and Iran as well. He wrote more than ten books in Arabic, English and French. 

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Maulana Fazal Ilahi Bashir

19 September 2003: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned the tenth condition of the Bai’at, which is:

“That he/she shall enter into a bond of brotherhood with this humble servant of God, pledging obedience to me in everything good for the sake of God, and remain faithful to it until the day of his/her death. That he/she shall exert such a high devotion in the observance of this bond as is not to be found in any other worldly relationship and connection that demands devoted dutifulness.”

While advising the Jamaat in light of this condition, Huzooraa said that it was every Ahmadi’s duty to act upon each and every instruction of the Khalifa-e-Waqt. Huzooraa also said that one should not indulge in finding definitions of ma‘ruf and ghair-ma‘ruf decisions. 

Huzooraa advised members of the Jamaat to instil a spirit of unity and brotherhood amongst each other and remove the internal disagreements. 

19 September 2008: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Sheikh Saeed Ahmad Sahib, who was martyred in Pakistan at the age of 42. Huzooraa mentioned that his father Sheikh Bashir Sahib, brother Sheikh Muhammad Rafiq Sahib and maternal uncle Professor Dr Sheikh Mubashir Ahmad Sahib were also martyred due to their faith. 

20 September 2015: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivered the concluding address at the 32nd Ijtema of Majlis Ansarullah UK. During his address, Huzooraa referred to the fact that Majlis Ansarullahwas celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2015, and said that the anniversary would only be worthy of celebration if it led to a moral and spiritual improvement amongst the members of the auxiliary organisation.

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Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivering the concluding address at the Ansarullah UK Ijtema 2015

21 September 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that the Muslims across the world had been aggrieved and hurt by the film The Innocence of Muslims, and also by the decision of a well-known French magazine to once again print vile caricatures depicting the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.

Huzooraa called on Muslims across the world to peacefully unite in their opposition to the film and also pointed out how the laws of freedom of speech were being misused by some to injure religious sentiments of billions of Muslims.  

Media outlets including BBC National News, BBC Newsnight, Sky News, Sky Arabic, Reuters, the Press Association and various other organisations were in attendance and met with Huzooraa immediately after his sermon.

During the press conference, Huzooraa told the media that the love a Muslim possessed for the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa was unparalleled. He said that all people were hurt if their loved ones were mocked and thus any attack on the Holy Prophetsa was sure to grieve all Muslims.

21 September 2012: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Naveed Ahmad Sahib of Karachi, Pakistan who had been martyred on 14 September. Huzooraa also mentioned Muhammad Ahmad Siddiqui Sahib of Karachi, who had been martyred on 15 September. While mentioning the increasing persecution and martyrdoms of Ahmadis in Karachi and the Punjab province of Pakistan, Huzooraa urged the Jamaat to pray for those Ahmadis.

22 September 2013: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in Singapore on this day.

He was greeted at Singapore’s Changi Airport by the delegates of the Jamaat from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Later in the day, Huzooraa travelled to the Taha Mosque, where he was greeted by Ahmadis and then led the Maghrib and Isha prayers.

22 September 2014: Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived in the Republic of Ireland for his second visit to the country, to inaugurate Maryam Mosque (Galway), the first Ahmadiyya mosque in Ireland. 

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Maryam Mosque, Galway, Ireland

22 September 2017: During his Friday Sermon on this day, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa mentioned Bilal Abdus Salam Sahib of Philadelphia, USA, who had passed away on 13 September. He was previously a “minister of the gospel”, however, carried out thorough research about Ahmadiyyat, and once he saw the photograph of the Promised Messiahas, he accepted Ahmadiyyat.

source https://www.alhakam.org/this-week-in-history-16-22-september/

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