On 17 June 2012, Hazur‐Aqdas visited the Sadiq Mosque in Chicago. This was an historic Mosque because it was the first premises ever purchased by Jamaat USA soon after the arrival of Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Sahib. Indeed the building had been the USA Jamaat’s Headquarters until 1950.
As Hazur arrived at the Mosque he was greeted by hundreds of Ahmadis, many of whom were African‐American. The Ahmadis were truly overwhelmed and overjoyed to see Hazur ‐ many of them were crying, some raised powerful and loud slogans, whilst others sang Nazms. This was a scene that was to be repeated on numerous occasions throughout the tour.
Wherever Hazur went, Masha’Allah hundreds and sometimes thousands of Ahmadis were there to greet him. Just from looking at their faces it became so apparent that such love was pure and could only have been instilled in people’s hearts by Allah. Just being able to witness and watch such welcomes was truly faith inspiring.
Hazur‐Aqdas was shown around the Sadiq Mosque and as he was leaving Hazur happened to see a series of framed portrait photographs that had been taken decades ago. Upon enquiring as to who the people in the photos were, Hazur‐Aqdas was informed that they were early converts to Ahmadiyyat who had converted many decades ago. Hazur‐Aqdas immediately instructed that the Jamaat should search for the progenies of those early Ahmadis and seek to bring them back into the fold of Ahmadiyyat.