After departing from Capitol Hill, Hazur‐Aqdas visited the Fazl Mosque in Washington DC. Although relatively small, it is a very beautiful and historic mosque, located in the heart of DC alongside embassies and consulates. For many years it served as the Headquarters of the USA Jamaat until Baitur Rahman was built. I personally was very fond of the Mosque having stayed there for a number of days during a visit to the United States in 2010.
We stayed at the Fazl Mosque for around fifteen minutes before the Qafila proceeded to Virginia where Hazur was to inspect the newly completed Mubarak Mosque.
For more than ten years I had heard about the Virginia Mosque project from relatives who live nearby. It had taken a very, very long time to construct and it was something the local Jamaat had desired for many years. When Hazur arrived, members of the local Jamaat were there to greet him, and the joy and relief on their faces was there for all to see.
The Mosque had not yet received its final permit from the local authorities and so an official reception could not be held, but Hazur inspected the entire building, whilst local Ahmadis distributed sweets in celebration.
After all the years of wait, Allah had blessed the Virginia Jamaat with a really beautiful Mosque, Masha’Allah.