The Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, officially opened the ‘Bait‐ul‐Afiyyat’ Mosque in Sheffield on 8th November 2008. The name of the mosque means ‘House of Peace and Security’ which aptly represents the true teachings of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. The event was marked with a celebratory reception hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat UK, attended by dignitaries from various spheres of the local community. The keynote address was delivered by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, which he used to clarify the true teachings of Islam, which were based upon fulfilling the rights of God Almighty and serving humanity.
The gathering was then addressed by Councillor Jane Bird, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield who congratulated the Jamaat on its continued charitable work and said that she was proud to live in Sheffield which she said was a city where people lived side by side, respecting each other’s different cultures and beliefs. Next to the stage was Richard Caborn the Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central. He said that recently His Holiness had addressed many of his colleagues in Parliament at Westminster and that the words spoken by His Holiness had had a deeply profound effect on all those who participated. He further commented:
“It is a pleasure for me to be associated with a religion that has as its motto the words ‘Love
for All, Hatred for None’ and that is what we should all follow.”