Khalifa of Islam to visit Manassas


The leader of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is set to visit Manassas on Nov. 3, as part of his tour of Guatemala and the United States. His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Khalifa of Islam, is making his first visit to the United States since 2013. 

The visit will include the dedication of a new mosque in Manassas, located at 5640 Hoadly Rd. 

“As leader of the world’s single largest Muslim community, the Khalifa demonstrates by example that Islam mandates loyalty to country, service to all humanity, gender equality, and universal religious freedom,” the organization said in a news release. 

Ahmad is the fifth Khalifa (Caliph) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Elected to this lifelong position on  April 22, 2003, he is the  worldwide spiritual and administrative head of the community, which said it has membership exceeding tens of millions spread across 212 nations.



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