Historic Moment – Islamabad in Surrey becomes the New Headquarters and Centre of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
After 35 blessed and prosperous years at Fazl Mosque, the new centre of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community opens at Islamabad
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 15 April 2019, after a period of 35-years, the Headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community moved from the Fazl Mosque in Southfields, London to Islamabad in Tilford, Surrey.
History was made when the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad departed from the Fazl Mosque shortly after 6pm and travelled directly to Islamabad where he arrived at 6.55pm and was greeted by hundreds of Ahmadi Muslim men, women and children, all overjoyed to welcome their spiritual leader to the new headquarters.
Upon arriving, His Holiness waved towards the Ahmadi Muslims and appreciated the poems recited by young children in praise of Allah the Almighty. It was a special and momentous occasion in the history of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Later, His Holiness led the Maghreb and Isha prayers at the newly built Mubarak Mosque (The Blessed Mosque).
Earlier, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims bade an emotional farewell to His Holiness as he departed from the Fazl Mosque, which had been the Community’s centre since the migration of the Fourth Khalifa in 1984.
Whilst there was undoubted sadness amongst the residents living near the Fazl Mosque, the overwhelming emotion was of gratitude to Allah the Almighty for again fulfilling the revelation of the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community that ‘Expand thy house’, foretelling the future progress of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Apart from the Mosque, various central offices of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be based at Islamabad. A large multi-purpose hall and a residential complex has also been built at the site.
As one historic chapter comes to an end, another one opens. Under the leadership and guidance of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya, all Ahmadi Muslims are joined together in their belief that the new era will see the continued prosperity and success of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.