The next day, on 19th June, the vast majority of the day was spent at the Bait‐ un‐Nasir Mosque in Columbus. This was the only Ahmadiyya Mosque to be inaugurated in the United States during the Khilafat Centenary year of 2008. It was situated on a large plot of land and was very beautiful.
Upon arrival, Hazur conducted a brief inspection of the premises before going to his office to start Mulaqats. When he went inside there were no families or anyone ready and I could see that the Private Secretary and Security were fast becoming concerned at the lack of preparation. I could understand their concern because Hazur‐Aqdas was in his office and his precious time was being wasted.
Alhamdolillah soon the local Jamaat managed to arrange the families and the Mulaqats began. The majority of people waiting were asked to sit in a large hall. On one side were men and on the other side of a partition were women and children.