Ahmadi Muslims inaugurate new mosque on site of historic ‘prayer duel’

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In a town built as a ‘city of God,’ the new Fath-e-Azeem Mosque sits within a block of two churches and a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Fath-e-Azeem Mosque, located in Zion, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

September 30, 2022

By 

Emily McFarlan Miller

ZION, Illinois (RNS) — It was a challenge of biblical proportions.

Two men, both claiming to be divine figures, would pray to God to show the truth of their claims. One was John Alexander Dowie, a Christian evangelist and faith healer who founded the city of Zion in northeastern Illinois. His challenger: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

The first to die, lost.

source https://religionnews.com/2022/09/30/ahmadi-muslims-inaugurate-new-mosque-on-site-of-historic-prayer-duel/

interesting. The article did not state that it was Mr. Dowie who died first ….

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