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27 May 2008
MUSLIM SECT CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP
Up to 15,000 Ahmadi Muslims to gather at Excel Centre in
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, an organisation with members in 189 countries, are today celebrating the 100th anniversary of the system of spiritual leadership known as ‘Khilafat’. This system has existed since the passing of the Founder of the Community in 1908.
Under this system Ahmadi Muslims throughout the world are united under the leadership and guidance of the ‘Khalifa’ who is the Head of the Community worldwide. The total unity of the Ahmadiyya Community makes it unique amongst all Muslim groups.
The current Khalifa is Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad who was elected to lead the Community in April 2003. Although based in
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad is the fifth Khalifa and he continues to deliver the same message as his four predecessors. That is to urge Ahmadis worldwide to become closer to God Almighty, through their prayers and good acts and to serve mankind irrespective of creed, caste or colour.
The Centenary of Khilafat is being marked by a number of events both in the
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