The above picture is of the first Ahmadiyya Centre in Japan. The first ever purpose built mosque of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat was inaugurated on 20 Nov 2015 by the fifth Khalifa of the Promised Messiah (AS), Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad on his third tour to Japan. The Mosque has been named Baitul Ahad and is now the largest Mosque in Japan located in the Aichi Prefecture near Nagoya.
In cooperation with the
municipality of Almere and the Dutch Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat the initiative has
been taken to build a new mosque for the local Ahmadiyya Community. Located in
the Magica Laterna Park in the Filmwijk in Almere lies a piece of land that was
previously occupied by an emergency school building. The municipality wishes to
redevelop the land with a building of religious function. To this end the Dutch
Ahmadiyya Jamaat has initiated a plan to design and build a new mosque on this
location. However, the subject of Islam has become a sensitive issue in current
times. With global and local political and social unrest around the Islam, the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat has taken a different approach for the design of their
new mosque. The new mosque will be more transparent and open to the community,
the structure itself is more contemporary and embedded into its surroundings.
The acts of an isolated few cannot speak for the majority of a people. The
Ahmadiyya Community wishes to show that, with their mosque and their faith,
they are respectful, peaceful and open to others.Love for all Hatred for None
The foundation stone for the Mosque was laid by his Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor on his Tour of the Netherlands on 7 October 2015.
The Bait-ul-Hamd Mosque is adorned with the elements of Islamic houses of worship, namely, the minaret and domed roof. Located on the south-western most end of the island of Trinidad, in the fishing village of Icacos (a mere 11km away from Venezuela)