On 3rd October 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived in Canada, where he was greeted by thousands of Ahmadi Muslims as he returned to Peace Village in Vaughan, Ontario after a period of more than 4 years.
His Holiness was welcomed to Canada at Toronto Pearson Airport by the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada, Mr Lal Khan Malik and various other officials who then escorted His Holiness to the Baitul Islam Mosque in Peace Village, the national headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada.
As Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived in Peace Village, he was welcomed by thousands of Ahmadi Muslims, who raised slogans of joy and love and expressing their gratitude to Allah the Almighty.
His Holiness was also greeted by the Mayor of Vaughan, Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Hon. Steven Del Duca and National Member of Parliament, Hon. Deb Schulte.
Moments after arriving, His Holiness led the Zuhr and Asr prayers at the Baitul Islam Mosque.
His Holiness has travelled from London, to attend the 40th Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community that takes place 7-9 October in Mississauga.
His visit also coincides with the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada.