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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

Completion of The Messiah’s Minaret

As indicated before in this book, the Promised Messiah (AS) laid the foundation stone for the minaret of the Aqsa Mosque (Minaret al-Masih) on Friday March 13, 1903. However the construction work could not be completed due to financial difficulties.

Hadhrat Khalifat al-Masih the Second (RA) paid particular attention to this outstanding matter. The construction work started again in November 1914 that was amazingly completed in two years i.e. December 1916. The minaret is 105 feet in height, with 92 stairs. The marble used on the walls was brought from Ajmer Sahreef. A total of Rs. 5963 was spent on its construction. Names of 298 donors are engraved on the wall of the minaret.

In this manner the prophecy of the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, was literally fulfilled in which he had stated that the Promised Messiah would descend by the white minaret to the East of Damascus.