Dr. Ijazul Haq wrote two letters to Wakil-ul-Tabshir, in regards to
forming a Jamaat in Australia on the 10th of July 1979 and then on
the 20th of July of that same year. On the 15th of August 1979, a
Tabshir letter was received by Dr.Ijazul Haq, giving permission to
form a Jamaat in Australia. This letter was signed by Mirza Tahir
Ahmad, who was the acting Wakil-Ul-Tabshir at that time.
Moosa Khan was the first Ahmadi in Australia. He was born in 1842
and passed away in 1939. He is buried at the Karrakatta cemetery
in Perth, Western Australia and his grave site
no. is 0071. Hassan Moosa Khan came to Australia as a camel
driver and he accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1903. He had two brothers,
who entered into the Ahmadiyya Jamaat earlier and were also the
companions of the Promised Messiah.
Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Australia was formally formed in the early part
of the year 1980. The first office bearers were the following:
President - Dr. Ijazul Haq
2. Vice-President - Mr. Shamsu Dean
3. General Secretary - Mr. Aziz Dean
4. Finance Secretary - Mr. Amjad Ahmad Khan Rana
land for the mosque at Marsden Park (Sydney) was purchased in 1983.
Khalifatul Masih IV first came to Australia on the 16th of September
1983 on his way to Fiji, but his formal visit started on the 25th
of September 1983 at 8:10pm, when he arrived from Fiji via Qantas
Airways, flight no. QF94. Hazrat Maulvi Muhammad Hussain (Sahabi;
companion of the Promised Messiah) also came to Australia on the
same day. Hazoor laid the foundation stone of Bait-ul-Huda Mosque
on the 30th of September. He left Australia on the 7th of October
1983 from Lane Cove Motel, where he was residing.
second visit to Australia was in 1989. He arrived in Sydney from
Fiji on the 14th of July 1989, via Cathay Pacific Airways, flight
no. CP25 at 8:55am. It was a Friday and Eid-ul-Adha as well. Hazoor
went to Auckland on the 15th of July 1989 and then returned to Australia
on the 16th of July. He departed Australia on the 18th of July 1989
at 12 noon.
first missionary, Mr. Shakil Ahmad Munir and his wife, Mrs. Naima
Munir came to Australia on the 5th of July 1985.
Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Australia was registered as the Ahmadiyya Muslim
Association of Australia Inc. on the 7th of September 1987.