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USA: Khalifa of Islam visits first historic Ahmadi Mosque in USA


During his visit Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was greeted by hundreds of Ahmadis, many of whom were overcome with emotion at the site of seeing the Khalifa.

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit:  AMJ – International
By Staff Report | June 20, 2012

Hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims welcome their Spiritual Leader to Chicago, a town a great historic significance to the community

The Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Fifth Khalifa visited the ‘Sadiq Mosque’ in Chicago on 17 June 2012, it was reported by the press desk of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at International in the UK.

The Sadiq Mosque is the oldest Mosque of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the USA.

According to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, the premises were purchased in 1922 by the first Ahmadi Missionary in the USA, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq who was a companion of the Promised Messiah, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian.
The building which had been previously used as a townhouse but thereafter it became the Headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in the USA, which it remained until 1950, when the Headquarters moved to Washington D.C.

In 1988, the community explains, it decided to build a properly structured mosque at the premises.

The construction began in 1992, which completed in 1994 and the newly built mosque was formally inaugurated by the Fourth Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad on 23 October 1994.

During his visit His Holiness Ahmad was greeted by hundreds of Ahmadis, many of whom were overcome with emotion at the site of seeing the Khalifa.

His Holiness was taken on a tour of the Mosque itself and other parts of the premises by the President of the Chicago East chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Abdul Kareem, who himself converted to Ahmadiyyat in 1966.

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