Friday, October 30, 2009
Large Crowd flocks to Mosque
CHINO (Source: Daily Bulletin) The Baitul Hameed Mosque officially re-opened Saturday in a ceremony attended by many neighbors, religious leaders of other faiths, government official, the local police and fire department along with multiple media representatives.
The national head of the community, Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar, spoke briefly to the gathering via satellite saying, "we are Muslims who believe in the Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad."
The keynote address was delivered by Imam Azhar Hanif, who had traveled from St. Louis for the occasion. Imam Hanif is a missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and a national vice president of the group.
The event was telecast live to the World via MTAUSA.TV, a Web-based video streaming arm of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Communities in North America.
Imam Shamshad A Nasir of the Baitul Hameed Mosque delivered the concluding speech thanking and recognizing the many guests for their generosity during the long renovation process of the mosque.
"We have a record of service to the communities across the globe." said Imam Shamshad. "Here in this area, too, you know our community for our efforts in holding blood drives, food drives, highway cleanup and interfaith outreach, among many more."
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