The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 11 October 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Baitul Afiyat Mosque (House of Peace and Security) in Scarborough, Ontario Province, Canada.
The Baitul Afiyat Mosque was purchased in 2008 and over the next few years it was re-developed into a Mosque.A special distinction of this Mosque was that the vast majority of the cost was funded by Lajna Imaillah Canada (Ahmadiyya Ladies Auxiliary Organisation). In total, Lajna Imaillah contributed $1 million dollars to this project, whilst the rest of the cost was paid by local Ahmadi Muslims.
Ground breaking ceremony was held on the 5 October 2013 which was attended by the Ameer Jamaat Canada Malik Lal Khan Sahib as well as many Dignitaries from municipal, provincial and federal level of government. The $6 million project was completed by the grace of Allah in 2016.The 25,000-square-foot mosque was built across from the Greenbryre Golf Course, just outside city limits in Corman Park near Highway 16. Topped with a 100-foot minaret, it features classrooms, a sports facility and separate prayer and event halls for men and women. The Mosque was inaugurated by his Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the 5th Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on his 2016 tour to Canada.
This new Mosque was inaugurated on the 4th of November 2016 in the Western Canadian city of Regina. Foundation stone for the mosque were laid on the 1st of October 2014. Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Mahmood Mosque and delivered the Friday Sermon here during his tour of Canada in 2016. The Mahmood Mosque is the first ever purpose built Mosque to be built in Regina.
A new mosque, which can be seen in an illustration above, has been approved by the local Council to be built by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Mosque is at the final stages of the development and should inshAllah be ready for inauguration in 2020.