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.
Fath-e-Azeem Mosque, located in Zion, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
September 30, 2022
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.
interesting. The article did not state that it was Mr. Dowie who died first ….