By ASHFAAQ KHAN
By the Grace of Allah the Almighty, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Fiji had the blessed opportunity to inaugurate a new mosque in Seaqaqa, Vanua Levu on September 12, 2014.
Fiji was blessed with the introduction of Ahmadiyyat in the year 1961. From this time onwards, the members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Fiji have had the blessed opportunity to build mosques in their respective districts.
Vanua Levu by the Grace of Allah, already had three Jamaat Mosques and Mission Houses. The Seaqaqa Jamaat was established in 1989 but due to the unavailability of appropriate land, there was no mosque built.
By the Grace of Allah, and the kind prayers of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (atba), a beautiful land area with a picturesque view was acquired for the purpose of building a mosque. Hazoor (atba) gave the name ‘Masjid Noor’ for this mosque.
The foundation of this mosque was laid by the then Amir and Missionary in-charge of Fiji, Maulana Fazal Ullah Tariq Sahib on July 5, 2014 followed by Juma Prayers.
Merely by the Grace of Almighty Allah and the kind prayers of our beloved Khalifatul Masih (atba) the construction work progressed rapidly and a beautiful 53 feet by 35 feet mosque took shape in just a matter of 9 weeks. The Inauguration of this mosque was done by the District Commissioner Northern Region, Mr Alipate Bolalevu.
This inauguration ceremony was attended by more than 200 Jamaat members from all around Fiji and as well as guests from various Government Departments.
The total expense to build this mosque was about $120,000.