The first National Refresher Course for all UK Missionaries was held from 9-13 July.
Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib, Missionary In-charge UK, and his team organised the Refresher Course following instructions from Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah strengthen his hand, who also guided Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib on the programme to be held.
Accommodation was provided for those missionaries outside of London, and all missionaries had the opportunity to attend all five daily prayers behind Huzoor. Missionaries were also blessed to give the Adhan for each prayer; Dars ul Quran after Fajr prayer; Tarjumatul Quran (translation of the Quran) after Asr prayer and Dars on an extract from Kashti-e-Nuh (Noah’s Ark) after Maghrib and Isha prayers.
Missionaries were asked to deliver speeches for 25 minutes, and then 35 minutes were allotted for question and answers.
Over the five days, a total of thirty lectures were delivered (seven lectures every day and two lectures on Friday). The lectures covered a vast range of topics: from religious subjects to how various departments operate; from health-related issues to and tarbiyat-related matters.
Every day, a full programme was made which included Tahajjud prayer, morning walk, recitation of the Quran and studying the book Haqiqatul-Wahi in Urdu, or a book of the Promised Messiahas in English.
On Friday we also visited Tahir House and were shown around the different central offices. We then went for the Jumua prayer at Baitul Futuh Mosque and finally returned to the Fazl Mosque for feedback and general comments from the missionaries. All praise be to Allah that we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Huzooraa and also have a photo session with him.
The Refresher Course was very successful and enlightening. Whilst every missionary expressed their happiness with the Refresher Course, it was felt that perhaps the course of the day could have been shortened to allow more time for personal study and some time for sports.
All missionaries were very thankful to Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib and his team for all the hard work they did to ensure that the Refresher Course was successful, for the tasty food and that all their needs were catered for.
May Allah shower His abundant blessings on all those that helped with this Refresher Course and always strengthen and support our beloved Huzoor with His Hand and guidance. Amin.