Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA Celebrates Centennial Day 2020
Joy and gratitude mark historic day.
On February 15, 1920, Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq arrived on the shores of the United States as the first Muslim Missionary to be sent to America. Exactly 100 years later from that historic day, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA held centennial celebrations to mark the community’s official establishment in the United States. The day started with thousands gathered for congregational Tahajjud and Fajr salat. Special programs were held across the country, attended by all Jamaat members, both young and old, and the community’s Mosques throughout the nation were decorated to mark this joyous occasion. The Centennial Day was also an opportunity to show gratitude to America by serving humanity, with members volunteering their time to take part in many community service projects such as meal packing for the homeless, clothing drives for the needy and even planting trees in local neighborhoods.
The Centennial Day program was not only a chance to celebrate the Ahmadiyya Muslim community’s achievements in America over the last 100 years; it was also a time for special prayers to reflect on the growing responsibilities of Ahmadi Muslims entering the 2nd century of Islam Ahmadiyyat in America. This was made even clearer through the blessed words of His Holiness, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who sent a special centennial message, in which he said: “These Centennial days should not be just to celebrate the past 100 years, but these should be to devote yourself in spreading the teaching and preaching of Ahmadiyyat with a renewed vigor and fervor.” One blessed individual joined the Community by formally accepting the 10 conditions of bait, which made the day even more special for Jama’at members in Baltimore.
Numerous press and media outlets across America highlighted the Community’s Centennial Day of Service, and local Chapters received special letters and proclamations from state and federal officials, including members of U.S. Congress and state governors.