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Old 04-10-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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Love for all hatred for none-- It is the message to whole world. First time ever, these words were phrased by third Ahmadiyya Khalifah in 1980. This time, these words are the message of fifth Ahmadiyya Khalifah who heads his community in 202 countries, including USA. He was addressing to a reception on April 3, 2013 in Valencia Spain after his community made a second mosque in Spain.


He said:“We, Ahmadi Muslims, are not here to cause you any disturbance but rather we are here to serve, we are here to share with you the community, to join you in your activities, and live peacefully and happily with you.”


The Khalifah of Promised Messiah Mahdi said that image of Islam has been unfairly tarnished by extremist acts of few so-called Muslims. Extremism and terrorism had nothing to do with Islam. The truth was that never once did the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) or his rightly Guided Successors (Khulfa) ever initiate any wars or acts of aggression. When permission was granted by Allah to fight it was given as a means to protect all people and all religions.



“The Holy Quran states that permission to fight back was given because otherwise no place of worship, be it a Church, a Synagogue, a Mosque or Temple would remain safe from the aggressors.”



“This Mosque has been built to serve as a place of brotherliness and unity. Whoever comes here with pious intentions, be it a Muslim or a non-Muslim, will have the doors of the Mosque always open for him or her. This Mosque has been names Masjid Baitur Rahman – that is a House of God, Who is Ever Gracious and Who shows kindness to His Creation without any conditions. We, who have built this Mosque, will ensure that we continue to serve and help the communities we live in and to serve God’s Creation.”



Dozens of Spanish dignitaries attended the reception. Some addressed too:

The Lady Mayor of Pobla de Vallbona, the town where the new Mosque is located, said she was delighted to welcome so many guest to her town. She praised the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for “always promoting peace and tolerance in the world”.


Jose maria Alonso (Member Parliament) said that he had been greatly impressed when meeting Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad a few months earlier at the European Parliament and when listening to his address in Brussels. The MP said it was imperative that inter-faith relations between Muslims and Christians continued to develop.


Luis Santamaria, Head Representative of Spanish Government in Valencia, also spoke of the need of inter-faith dialogue. He acknowledged the efforts of Holy Khalifah for the promotion of Islam’s message of peace. He said: “all people of goodwill were welcome in Spain”.


Juan Cotino, President of Valencia’s Regional Parliament, called the new mosque a “truly beautiful building” and said that the event was a “symbol of goodness” as people of different faiths and belief were joined together.


Prior to the event, Holy Khailfah met with dignitaries. For details please search “Ahmadiyya Times”


Latter, on Friday, April 5, The Holy Khalifah reminded his community, in the light of Holy Quran, that they should self check themselves at every level for improvements and then work as unity to take the Message of Divine Peace to everyone.

Good wishes.
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