Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat on tour of Kerala

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Qadian, Nov 26 (UNI) The Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived last night in the Southern state of Kerala.

The visit has led to great excitement and joy within the Ahmadiyya Jamaat of Kerala.

A release issued from the Ahmadiyya Jamaat headquarters here today said that His Holiness visited the Bait-ul-Qudoos Mosque in the centre of Calicut city this morning. Greeted by thousands of Ahmadi men, women and children, His Holiness unveiled a plaque commemorating the event.

Speaking to the gathered Ahmadis at the mosque, he said "Through Allah's Grace you have all accepted the claim of the Promised Messiah, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. It is now up to you to continually develop in virtue so that your good example is there for all of the people of Kerala to see".

" I hope and pray that you continue to manifest the goodness that allowed you and your forefathers to accept Ahmadiyyat." The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Kerala was founded in 1900 when Abdul Qadir Kutty became the first person to accept the claim of the Promised Messiah. Thus, as in the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) people in Kerala came to accept Islam, also in the life of the Promised Messiah did people come to accept Ahmadiyyat.

It was historical day for Ahmadiyya Jamaat as it was the first time in the history of Islam that a Khalifa had visited Kerala.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived in India on Sunday at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Dehli. The main purpose of his tour of India is to address the Annual Convention of the Jamaat in Qadian from 26-29th December 26 to 29.

This event will conclude the year long Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya Centenary celebrations.

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