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Fourth Khilafat (2000-2003)

2000's
2000

The construction of the Willingboro Mosque began in 2000. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, pp. 474-77)

A building was bought in Hawthorn, CA and converted to a mosque, Bait-us-Salam. Later in the year 2000, a building adjacent to the old building was also procured. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 463)

Oshkosh chapter established.

28-30 April 2000

The 17th National Majlis-i-Shura of USA Jama'at was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Maryland MD. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, June 2000, p. 5-9)

23-25 June 2000

The Fifty-Second Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Silver Spring, Maryland. Sahibzadah M.M. Ahmad, Amir USA, delivered inaugural and concluding addresses. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, July 2000, p. 10-13)

11-12 August 2000

Jama'at Ahmadiyya USA held the International Messiah 2000 Interfaith Conference at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin. This is located near Ahmadiyya Mission in Zion, IL. The conference was held to commemorate the killing of Dr. Alexander Dowie as a result of a prayer duel with the Promised Messiah (‘Alaih-is-Salam) in the year 1907. (Mir, Ghulam Ahmad Naseem, “Zion Conference Chicago, USA” and Al-Fazl, International, 19-25 January 2001, p. 7)

2001

In 2001, a house was purchased for a mosque for Atlanta GA chapter at 6113 Oakbrook Parkway, Norcross, GA 30093. Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih named it “Bait-ul-Baqi.” (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 346)

7 January 2001

Missionary ‘Ata‘ullah Kaleem ex-missionary in-charge of the US passed away. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, February 2001, p. 19)

20 January 2001
George W. Bush Inaugurated 43rd President

George W. Bush was inaugurated as 43rd US President of the US for two consecutive 4-years terms. (Wikipedia)

9 May 2001
Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad

Missionary Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad ex-missionary in-charge USA passed away. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, June 2001, p. 32)

22-24 June 2001

The Fifty-Third Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Silver Spring, Maryland. Sahibzadah M.M. Ahmad, Amir USA, delivered the inaugural address. More than four thousand participated. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, July-August 2001, p. 5)

11 September 2001
Sub Label
9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Two hijacked jetliners ram twin towers of World Trade Center in the worst terrorist attack against the U.S. on 11 September 2001; a third hijacked plane flies into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashes in rural Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people died in the attacks. (Wikipedia)

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2002

The construction of the mosque in Dallas started in January 2002. Two halls were constructed in the first phase that were used as a mosque, Bait-ul-Ikram, from July 2002. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette, USA, Vol. 72, Nos. 10-12 and Vol. 73, Nos. 1-9, October 2020-September 2021, p. 573)

29 January 2002
Axis of Evil

In his first State of the Union address, President Bush labels Iran, Iraq, and North Korea an axis of evil and declares that the U.S. will wage war against states that develop weapons of mass destruction. (Wikipedia)

26-28 April 2002

Majlis-i-Shura of the US Jama'at was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Maryland on 26-28 April 2002. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, June 2002, p. 1-3)

28-30 June 2002

The Fifty-Fourth Annual Ahmadiyya Convention USA was held at Bait-ur-Rahman, Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar presided over the first session of the convention. He addressed inaugural as well as the concluding session of the convention. More than 4000 attended the convention. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, June 2002, p. 31)

22 July 2002
Mirza Muzaffar Ahmad

Sahibzadah Mirza Muzaffar Ahmad, Amir USA, died after protracted illness. 

The Washington Post in its publication dated July 28, 2002 gave a short summary of his activities and services to Jama'at Ahmadiyya. Different organizations of Jama'at Ahmadiyya passed resolutions on his death. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, July-August 2002, p. 7)

19 August 2002
Dr Ahsanullah Zafar

Khalifatul-Mash IV appointed Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar as Amir of the USA. (Khilafat Centenary Souvenir 1908-2008, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA, pp. 146-7)

18-20 October 2002

Majlis Ansarullah USA held its 10th Majlis-i-Shura (Consultative Body) and annual Ijtima‘ at Bait-ur Rahman, Silver Spring, Maryland. (Al-Fazl International, 14 February 2003, Al-Fazl, 8 April 2003, p. 2)

10 November 2002

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih IV (may Allah shower His mercy on him) sent a special message on his health recovery. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, December 2002, p. 2)

27-29 December 2002

The 17th West Coast Jalsa Salana (convention) was held at Bait-ul-Hameed Mosque in Chino, California. The convention was attended by 757 which included members from eleven chapters from the West Coast plus from other chapters of the USA and from overseas Pakistan, Bangladesh, Abu Dhabi, England, Canada and Guatemala. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, March-April 2003, pp. 28-32)

2003

Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih IV praised Jama'at Ahmadiyya USA while addressing Majlis-i-Shura 2003: “I would like to inform you that I am very happy with the progress of the United States of America. I have especially noticed how M.M. Ahmad has ably steered you through difficult times to ever rising heights of achievements.”

The proceedings were telecasted live. (The Ahmadiyya Gazette USA, Vol. 72, April-September 2020, p. 158)

19 April 2003
Khalifatul-Masih IV Passes Away
Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad

Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul-Masih IV (may Allah shower His mercy on him) passed away on 19 April 2003 in London after a heart attack. He was seventy-four years old. He had been residing in London since April 1984. His funeral prayer was led in London by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, newly elected fifth Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on 23 April 2003.