Posted by Shahina Bashir
By Shahina Bashir
After much anticipation, the Worldwide Spiritual Leader of theAhmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived at the Bait-ur-Rahman Mosque in Silver Spring, MD on June 22, 2012 at 9:00 P.M. He was welcomed by 2,000 Ahmadi Muslims who had gathered at the mosque from many parts of the country.
His Holiness’ entrance was signaled by chants of “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great). Men, women, and children had been standing patiently to get a glimpse of their beloved Khalifa or Caliph (affectionately referred to as ‘Hudhur’) whom many had only seen as a face on television. Young girls, dressed in all white and colorful scarves, sang a poem to welcome His Holiness. There was no doubt that everyone was overcome with emotions and they remained patient as His Holiness got out of his car and walked around the cul-de-sac as the members greeted him with “Assalamu Alaikum”, the Islamic greeting of “peace”.