Abdul Hadi Qurashi, Sierra Leone Correspondent
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sierra Leone inaugurated four mosques in Makeni region on 10 June 2021. These mosques were built in Gbanti Chiefdom, Bombali districts’ Jamaats, namely: Mawantain, Magbafath, Makali and Worreh Line. These villages are very close to one another.
The foundation and construction of these mosques were laid by Tahir Ahmad Bhatti Sahib. The local Jamaats participated with Waqar-e-Amal and with providing materials such as sand, stones, providing food for the labours and painting the mosque. May Allah bless them all.
A satellite system and MTA International was also installed at the mosques.
A regional Jalsa for all these Jamaats was held on this occasion and members and non-Ahmadi guests gathered in Gbonkobana Jamaat which is at the centre of all four Jamaats. The programme started at 11am with the recitation from the Holy Quran, and was chaired by Amir and Missionary-in-charge Sierra Leone, Saeedur Rahman Sahib.
After the recitation of the Holy Quran, the guests were introduced. Speeches were delivered on topics such as The status of the Promised Messiahas, The system of financial sacrifice in the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, and How to protect ourselves from innovations.
At the end, Amir Sahib answered questions from the audience. Thanking the Jamaat, the Chiefdom Imam acknowledged the works of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya in the field of education and in national progress and promised his friendship with the Jamaat.
After the programme, Amir Sahib and many Jamaat members visited the mosques and Amir Sahib formally opened them.
Including 50 non-Ahmadis, 14 non-Ahmadi Imams, 7 local chiefs, and representative of the Paramount Chief, a total of 900 people attended this blessed occasion.