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Huzur(aba) Arrives in Sydney - Report 2006

Jalsa Salana, Australia
The Annual Convention

History In The Making - Huzur(aba) Arrives In Sydney
11th of April 2006

  • On Tuesday the 11th of April 2006, the Worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Khalifatul Masih V set foot on Australian soil by the Grace of Almighty Allah, 17 years after the previous Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (ra) had visited Australia in 1989.
  • It was a joyous and historical occasion for everyone on this crisp and chilly morning. National Ameer and Missionary In-charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat of Australia, Maulana Mahmood Ahmad, the members of the reception team and a few other members of the Jamaat waited in anticipation inside the VIP lounge in the 'Horrie Miller Room' at the Sydney International Airport. 

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  • Huzur landed in Australia at 5:15am via British Airways, flight no. BA15 after a 7-hour flight from Singapore.
  • Huzur entered the 'Horrie Miller Room' at 5:30am, where he met the members of the Jamaat present there.
  • He relaxed for about half-an-hour, drank some tea and conversed with Ameer Sahib and various members of the Jamaat in an informal and very friendly manner.

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  • Huzur and his delegation left the Airport at 6:10am, with an entourage of security cars.
  • He arrived at Masjid Bait-Ul-Huda in Sydney at 7:08am and was greeted with open arms and hearts by members of the Australian Jamaat.
  • Atfal and Nasirat recited poems and waved flags of Australia and the Jamaat to welcome Huzur and presented Huzur and his wife with bouquets of flowers.

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  • Huzur entered the mission house, next to the Masjid Baitul-Huda at 7:14am, where he is residing during his stay in Sydney.
  • At 5.30pm Huzur(aba) met MP Roger Price and had a detailed exchange of views.
  • Later on, Huzur (aba) generously met and blessed a large number of Ahmadi families.

Day 2 - 12th of April 2006
Highlights

  • On the 12th of April 2006, Huzur (aba) spent the second day of his visit to Australia meeting a large number of families from around Australia and overseas.
  • Huzur (aba) met 46 families in the morning session during 10:30am and 12:30pm.
  • In the evening, Huzur (aba) graciously blessed a meeting to the Jamat members of office bearers of the Solomon Islands who came to attended the Jalsa.
  • Huzur (aba) kindly also met another 54 families in the evening session between the hours of 5:00pm and 8:30pm.
  • Huzur (aba) also led the five daily prayers during the whole day.