Ahmadiyya News from Abroad

The Mosque at Berlin, West Germany

by Maulana Muhammad Yahya Butt, Imam of the Berlin Mosque

Al-Ahmadiyya, August 1979 Issue (Vol. 1, No. 8, p. 17)

Maulana Muhammad Yahya Butt, Imam of the Mosque, Berlin, writes:

“After spending three months’ leave in Pakistan, I arrived back in Germany in March 1979 and resumed my work at the Mosque. In my absence, Mubaraka, who accepted Islam at my hand in 1960, looked after the Mosque. For her free services, we are all very grateful.

“We hold gatherings at the Mosque on Fridays and Saturdays. However, there is no particular day for the general public and groups of students to visit the Mosque. They are welcome at any convenient time. One party which consisted of about fifty persons was sent by the All Churches Organisation at Berlin. At such occasions discussions follow on Islam and Christianity in German or English languages. Literature on Islam is handed over to the interested persons.

“Muslim tourists and delegations from Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Indo­nesia and other countries also occasionally visit the Mosque.

“Giving lectures to various societies and attending conferences is also a part of the Imam’s work.

“On 20th June the Imam was invited to a one-day conference of the World Congress of Religions held at Bonn. (He is a permanent member of the European Branch of the Congress.) 

“On 8th July the Imam spoke on Islam for fifteen minutes on the local Radio RIAS.

“The new edition of the German Translation and Commentary of the Quran by Hazrat Maulana Sadr-ud-Din, present Head of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement, is also being sold and distributed by the Imam.

“On 25th August we expect to hold a large function to celebrate the Festival of Eid-ul-Fitr (Breaking of the Fast).”