Another historic aspect of this tour occurred on 22 June 2012 when Hazur‐ Aqdas delivered the Friday Sermon at Baitur Rahman. This was the first time Hazur had delivered a Sermon from the USA National Jamaat Headquarters.
Each week Ahmadis across the world watch Hazur’s Friday Sermon on MTA or on the internet and so wherever the Sermon is being delivered from becomes the focal point for the entire worldwide Jamaat.
The American Ahmadis had watched for many years Hazur’s sermons in various other countries and so the sense of pride and honour they felt was quite apparent that the eyes of the Ahmadi world would be on their national Mosque and that they would be the ones who were sitting directly in front of Hazur‐Aqdas, whilst the rest of the world watched from afar.
Hazur’s Sermon focused on the importance of Salat. This was a subject that Hazur had spoken about at length on countless occasions throughout the world. Listening to Hazur’s words reinforced to me the fundamental nature of Namaz and how it did not matter what part of the world Ahmadis were living in, this was the number one priority that our Khalifa wanted us to focus on.