On Saturday 3rd November, 2018, the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifah, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), inaugurated the Masroor Mosque in South Virginia, USA.
A reception was held in the evening in which hundreds of guests attended. Hala Ayala, member of the Virginia House of Delegates who was representing the 51st district of Virginia, which includes Masroor Mosque, presented His Holiness with a certificate of recognition on behalf of the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam.
Some of the dignitaries delivered brief remarks to the audience including Gerry Connolly, member of the United States Congress for Virginia’s 11th district and Dr Katrina Lantos Swett, President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice and former Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
The keynote address was delivered by His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.