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Fifth Khilafat (2003-2009)

2000's
22 April 2003
Khalifatul Masih V Elected
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V

On 22 April 2003, Khilafat Electoral Committee established by Hazrat Muslih Mau‘ud (may Allah be pleased with him), held with Chaudhri Hameedullah, the then Wakil-e-A‘la, Tahrik Jadid presiding over the election in London. Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was elected as the fifth Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. According to the tradition, he first took the Bai'at (Oath of Allegiance) and then led the funeral prayer of Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad. About 40,000 people participated in the funeral prayers. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih IV was laid to rest at Mubarak Mosque, Tilford, England.

24-26 May 2003

The National Majlis-i-Shura of Ahmadiyya Jama'at, USA was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Maryland. Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar, Amir USA presided. More than one hundred and fifty delegates and officers attended. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, October 2003, pp. 28-29)

27-29 June 2003
Fifty-Fifth Annual Ahmadiyya Convention

The Fifty-Fifth Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Silver Spring, Maryland. (Al-Nur, Sad Sala Number, Vol. 41, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 166)

8-10 August 2003

Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya held its 25th annual Ijtima. 787 participated. Members from as far as California, Washington, Texas, Michigan, Florida and Massachusetts came to participate. 

    Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) sent a message for Ijtima 2003 of Khuddam and Atfal, USA. He said: “I wish to remind the Khuddam and Atfal of the United States of America to observe five daily prayers in congregation and always remain loyal to the institution of Khilafat.” (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, October 2003, pp. 30-33)

9 September 2003

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) sent a message for USA Jama’at’s Tahrik Jadid Issue of the Ahmadiyya Gazette. 

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V said: “I pray that Allah enables us to fulfill our obligations towards Tahrik Jadid and that we bring about reformation within ourselves, so that we can create a true new world order in which there is respect for justice and all human beings begin to live in peace and so that Allah welcomes us all saying that your battle has come to an end, you are now reconciled and peace with Me. Come and enter the fold of my faithful servants in this very life. Amin.” (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, August 2003, p. 6)

2003

A Synagogue was purchased in the Brooklyn, NY area. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) named it as “Bait-ut-Tahir.” The mosque can house 150 people. A property in the vicinity was also bought for a missionary house. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 479)

25 April 2004

Bait-ul-Jami‘ at Glen Ellyn, IL and Ahmadiyya Community Center, Van Buren, Chicago, IL. was inaugurated by Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar, Amir Jama'at USA. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, August 1997, pp. 15-16)

23-25 April 2004

The National Majlis-i-Shura of Ahmadiyya Jama'at, USA was held at Bait-ul-Jami‘ at Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar, Amir USA presided. The meeting was broadcast live via internet between Ahmadiyya centers in Silver Spring, MD, Central Jersey, NJ and Silicon Valley, CA. Members in all these centers could see each other and communicate between them. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, May-June 2004, pp. 21-23)

May-June 2004

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) directed to revive Ahmadiyya Engineers & Architect Association, USA. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, May-June 2004, p. 36)

July 2004

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) met the US national executive at the Canadian Annual Convention in July 2004. A large number of Ahmadis from the US attended the convention. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, April-September 2020, p. 161)

3-5 September 2004

The Fifty-Sixth Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Silver Spring, Maryland on 3-5 September 2004. The date of convention was changed from 25-27 July 2004 to 3-5 September 2004 due to the tour of Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) to Canada. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, May-June 2004, p. 57)

28 September 2004

The house purchased in Miami, Florida, in 1993 was later sold due to zoning restrictions on 21 September 2001. A church building was acquired on 28 September 2004 and was converted to a mosque. The name of the mosque is Bait-un-Naseer. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, pp. 335-6)

2-4 September 2005
Fifty-Seventh Annual Ahmadiyya Convention

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held at Expo Conference Center, Chantilly VA.

Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar, Amir USA, delivered the inaugural address. The theme of the convention was “Prayers.” (Al-Nur, Sad Sala Number, Vol. 41, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 166)

30 September-2 October 2005

Majlis Ansarullah USA held the Twenty-Fourth Annual Ijtima and thirteenth Majlis-i-Shura. Approximately three hundred Ansar from forty Majalis attended the Ijtima. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, October 2005, p. 34)

2006

The construction of the Willingboro Mosque was completed in 2006. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, pp. 474-77)

9 February 2006

Dallas Morning News, Chicago Sun Times, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, published Ahmadiyya response to cartoon controversy. (The Muslim Sunrise, Spring 2006, p. 43)

22 July 2006

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) appreciated the efforts of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA for donating $4m to establish Tahir Heart Institute in Rabwah, Pakistan in his letter of 22 July 2006. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 161)

1-3 September 2006

The Fifty-Eighth Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held on 1-3 September 2006 at Dulles Expo and Conference Center, Chantilly Virginia. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) addressed the US Jama'at live from London. Khalifatul-Masih V directed that Jama'at USA should prepare at least ten Waqifin-e-Nau to join Jami‘a Ahmadiyya every year. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, November-December 2006, pp. 4-12, the Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, April-September 2020, p. 162)

15 November 2006

A premise at 9501 Satellite Blvd, Ste 103, Orlando, FL was purchased. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) named it Bait-ul-Aafiyat. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 339)

2007

The Willingboro Mosque was inaugurated by then National Amir, Dr. Ahsan Ullah Zafar in 2007. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, pp. 474-77)

2007
Property Purchased in Austin, TX

A church building was purchased in 2007 and was converted to a mosque by the Austin, TX Chapter. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) named the mosque as Bait-ul-Muqeet. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 569)

13-14 January 2007

The 7th annual Ansar Leadership Conference (ALC 2007) was held at Bait-ul-Ikram Mosque, Allen, TX with an attendance of eighty. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, March-April 2007, pp. 45-49)

23 March 2007

A church building was purchased in the outskirts of Hartford City. The building was converted to a mosque and was named Bait-ul-Amn. It was inaugurated by Missionary Daud Hanif, Na’ib Amir on 23 March 2007. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 326)

31 August-2 September 2007

The Fifty-Ninth Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held at Dulles Expo and Conference Center, Chantilly Virginia. (Al-Nur, Sad Sala Number, Vol. 41, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 166)

26-28 October 2007
Majlis Ansarullah's Twenty-Sixth National Ijtima

Majlis Ansarullah USA held the Twenty-Sixth National Ijtima and fifteenth Majlis-i-Shura at Bait-un-Nasir Mosque in Columbus Ohio.

2008

Remodeling of mosques in the US started in 2008 and after approval and release of funds, work on different projects started in summer of 2009 and completed in summer of 2010. 

    The following mosques benefitted from the remodeling:

  1. Dar-ul-Aman Mosque, Kenner, Louisiana
  2. Bait-ul-Ihsan, Syracuse, New York
  3. Bait-ul-Aafiyat, Orlando, FL: In September 2008, the first phase of remodeling of Bait-ul-Aafiyat in Orlando started. 

(The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, pp. 339, 381 and 501)

Early 2008

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community condemns vulgar images of Danish cartoons. (Khilafat Centenary Souvenir 1908-2008, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA, pp. 8-9, the Muslim Sunrise, Vol. 88, No. 1, p. 37)

8 March 2008

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) sent a message on USA Khilafat Centenary Souvenir (1908-2008).

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V said: “The Promised Messiah (peace be on him) imposes upon us the heavy responsibility of spreading the message of Islam and reforming ourselves in such a way that can bring ourselves and the rest of mankind closer to its Creator.” (USA Khilafat Centenary Souvenir 1908-2008, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA, p. 8)

16 June 2008
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) arrived at Washington Dulles airport on 16 June 2008 for his first visit to the US. On the request of Hon. Thomas M Davis, National Flag was waved on the first arrival of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad to the United States of America. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 165)

17 June 2008

 Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) inspected MTA Earth Station. The station receives telecast from European Satellite and transmits to North America and Canada. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, April-September 2020, p. 165)

20-22 June 2008

The Sixtieth Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg on 20-22 June 2008. Ten thousand attended the conference. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, April-September 2020, p. 167)

20 June 2008

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) delivered Friday sermon on the first day of the annual convention. He went through the exhibition and took keen interest in it. In the evening he chaired the Waqf-i-Nau program. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, October-November 2008, pp. 5-9, the Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 167)

21 June 2008

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih distributed educational awards on 21 June 2008. He addressed Lajna Ima’illah USA in English. Mentioning his tour of Africa, he said that love for Khilafat is flourishing from the hearts of all members of the Jama'at. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, October-November 2008, pp. 15-22, the Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 169)

22 June 2008

Gold medals and certificates were distributed among the brilliant students for their remarkable educational achievements in the concluding session of the Annual Ahmadiyya Convention chaired by Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) on 22 June. Certificates were also given to the members of auxiliaries, Ansar, Khuddam and Atfal who achieved first position in the Essay competition. ‘Alam-e-In‘ami was given to Majlis Oshkosh who was the best Majlis during 2006-07.

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) delivered the concluding address. He said: “True happiness would be achieved only if everyone pledges to improve spiritually, religiously, and morally as described by the Promised Messiah.” The attendance of Jalsa USA was 9,574 as compared to 4,500 in the last year. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, October-November 2008, pp. 23-33, Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, No. 4-9, April-September 2020, pp. 169-171)

23 June 2008

An address was delivered by Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) at Khilafat Centenary Celebration Reception/Dinner at Tysons’ Hilton, McLean, Virginia USA. Three hundred and two guests were invited. The guests included four representatives of the State Department. 

The leading newspapers and journals published coverage of the tour. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) mentioned the true teaching of Islam with reference to terrorism. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, October-November 2008, p. 51, Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 171)

24 June 2008

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) left Washington for Toronto, Canada on 24 June 2008 by Special “Khilafat Flight” of Continental Airline. “Khilafat Flight” was printed on the boarding cards. On the backside of the card, it was written “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Khilafat Celebration.” (Al-Fazl International, 22 August 2008, p. 16, Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, October-November 2008, p. 51 and the Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 171 )

17 August 2007

The construction of the St. Louis Mosque began in March 2007 with the laying of the foundation stone. The event was presided by Missionary Azhar Haneef, and chapter President, Brother Munir Ahmad. 

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) named the mosque as “Bait-ul-Hafeez.” Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar, Amir Jama'at USA inaugurated the mosque on 17 August 2008. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 455)

20 January 2009
President Barack Obama

Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected 44th President of the United States of America on 20 January 2009. He remained in the office for two 4-years terms. (Wikipedia)

24-26 April 2009

The annual Majlis-e-Shura (general council) meeting of the US Jama'at was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Silver Spring, MD. Secretaries of different departments presented their reports. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, July-August 2009, pp. 73-79)

19-21 June 2009

The Sixty-First Annual Convention of Jama'at Ahmadiyya USA was held at Dulles Expo Center Chantilly, Virginia. More than 5,500 attended. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, September-October 2009, pp. 11-20)

29 September 2009

Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the USA, invited Lajna Ima’illah at the 15th anniversary of violence against women. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, November, 2009, p. 38, Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 4-9, April-September 2020, p. 172)

2009-10

A church was purchased in Nashville TN and was converted to a mosque in 2009-10. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (may Allah support him with His mighty help) named it “Mahmood Mosque.” The mosque was inaugurated by Na’ib Amir's Naseem Mahdi and Azhar Hanif. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 282)