On 5 February 2022, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the new guesthouse of Majlis Ansarullah UK (Ahmadiyya Muslim Elder’s Auxiliary).
On arrival at the site in Farnham, Surrey, His Holiness unveiled the plaque and led a silent prayer to inaugurate Sarai Nasir, the new guest house. Thereafter His Holiness also inspected the building.
The property was purchased in 2019 and has gone through renovation to serve guests of the Community. Refurbishment was completed in March 2020 but could not be inaugurated earlier due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Ijaz Ur Rahman, National President of Majlis Ansarullah UK said:
“It is a much bigger plot so it suits us. It is detached so the possibility of neighbours getting disturbed is less. His Holiness was overall pleased looking at the guesthouse. It’s so gracious of him that he accepted our request to inaugurate it.”
The guesthouse has two parts; the front consists of six bedrooms that can accommodate up to 18 guests, a lounge, four bathrooms, a dining room and a kitchen. Towards the back of the property are two offices, a prayer space, another bedroom and a kitchenette. The building has a double loft which can be made into a large hall or a few extra bedrooms in the future.
The total area of the acquired property spans 0.38 acres. The building was once a bed & breakfast and more recently served as a care home. The site may also be used for general meetings and other activities of the local community.
The guesthouse is about five miles from the international headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islamabad, Tilford, UK.