The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are Muslims who believe in the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be on him) (1835-1908) of Qadian. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad founded the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 1889 as a revival movement within Islam, emphasising its essential teachings of peace, love, justice, and sanctity of life. Today, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the world’s largest Islamic community under one Divinely appointed leader, His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad (may Allah be his Helper) (b. 1950). The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans over 200 nations with membership exceeding tens of millions.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Australia was formally formed in 1979 but the history of Ahmadiyya-Islam in Australia is spanned well over 100 years. It all started with the arrival of Afghan camellias and amongst them was a humble and loving soul of Hazrat Soofi Hassan Musa Khan (1863-1945) who accepted the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in 1903. Few years later, Mr Charles Francis Sievwright of Melbourne and Professor Clement Wragge also joined Mr Khan in his spiritual journey of accepting the Messiah of the Later Days’; Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian in 1906 and in 1908 respectively. Ahmadi Muslims kept settling in Australia as skilled migrants, business and as refugees from all parts of the world and families started their humble beginnings in some of the remotest parts of the country.
The small community purchased a land at Marsden Park (Western Sydney) for its social and religious activities, later to be named “Masjid Baitul Huda (House of Guidance). His
Holiness Mirza Tahir Ahmad (1928-2003), the fourth successor of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, laid the foundation stone of this mosque in 1983 on his first tour to Australia and inaugurated the facility on his second visit in 1989.
Today, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is one of the most organised, vibrant and progressive Muslim community in Australia. Its members are well educated, disciplined and law abiding proud Australian citizens who are working hard to make a difference in the wider community. Every year, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community takes active part in Australia Day celebrations, Clean-up-Australia Day, Red Cross Door knock and blood donation appeals, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Remembrance Day, National Tree Day and raises thousands of dollars for Australian charities. Ahmadi Muslims are know as peace, loving and God fearing individuals whose motto is ‘love for all, hatred for none’.