Abdul Rauf Omoyele
Jamia Ahmadiyya International
- Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa sends special message to Jamia Ghana
- 13 Shahideen (Graduating Missionaries from Jamia Ghana)
- 800 individuals including government officials attend
Jamia Ahmadiyya International Ghana held its second Annual Convocation Ceremony for its final year students on 24 June 2018. Last year, 26 students from 11 countries acquired their Shahid degrees and proceeded to the practical field, while this year, 13 more missionaries from 10 countries are going to join the practical field.
This ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya was organised in the assembly ground of Jamia. Canopies were erected and an elevated stage was put up.
The chairman of this ceremony was the Amir and Missionary In-charge, Nur Mohammad bin Salih Sahib. The special guest was Paul Essien, Deputy Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.
The programme commenced at 10:30am. After the recitation of the Holy Quran and poem of Hazrat Musleh Maudra, Amir Sahib Ghana delivered the opening address. Thereafter, a special message from Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa was read before the audience.
In his message, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said, “You are now considered to have entered that fortunate group who have pledged that by becoming thoroughly learned and versed in religion, you will offer your life in the path of Allah to fulfil the mission of the Promised Messiahas and will spread the true message of Islam Ahmadiyyat.”
Huzooraa further added, “...you must intensify your standard of worship and recite the Holy Quran with deep insight and concentration. You should pay constant attention to reading the literature of the Jamaat.”
The General Secretary of Jamaat Ghana, Abbas bin Wilson Sahib introduced the guests. Naibeen of the Amir (Vice Presidents), members of Majlis-e-Amila, the Trustee of the Jamaat, Respected Nuruddin Momin Sahib, National Sadr Lajna Imaillah Ghana, doctors and teachers of the Jamaat, tutors of Jamia-tul-Mubashirin as well as the central missionaries of the Jamaat participated in the ceremony. The Principal of Jamia-tul-Mubashireen Nigeria was also present. Present also were central missionaries from UK and Canada who are serving in Ghana during their Waqf-e-Arzi period.
Among the other officials were the District Municipal Officer, in-charge of the Ghana Revenue authority, in-charge of the fire service, Managing Directors of banks and some officials of court.
After the introduction of the guests, a group of students presented a poem in praise of Allah the Almighty which comprised of six languages. This was followed with the report of the convocation by the in-charge of the academics, Mirza Khalil Ahmad Baig Sahib. He mentioned that 13 missionaries from 10 countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Gambia and Kyrgyzstan) would be receiving their degrees. The graduating missionary from Kyrgyzstan, Giasbek Bin Aashirali, would have the honour of being the first indigenous missionary from the Russian states.
The distribution of prizes started after the addresses of guest speakers. Students who obtained positions during the academic competitions and classes received their prizes from the special guest and guest speaker. The graduating Shahid students received their prizes comprising a copy of the Holy Quran, Medals and Certificate. Gifts were also presented to the guests.
A poem composed by Respected Principal Sahib: Khilafat key adna sipahi hain ham was also enchanted by two students. Thereafter, Amir Sahib introduced Jamaat Ahmadiyya to the guests and also shed more light upon the community’s effort towards establishing of world peace.
This ceremony was attended by about 800 individuals; 600 men and over 200 women and children. Liwa-e-Ahmadiyyat (flag of Ahmadiyyat) and the national flag of Ghana were hoisted at the Jamia flag post.
The main team of the MTA Africa recorded all proceedings of this programme while representatives from 4 television channels, 4 newspapers and 2 radio stations were also present. They also covered the ceremony and interviewed Amir Sahib, Principal Sahib and other individuals.
All guests commended the arrangements of the function and Jamaat’s message of love while also praising the attitude and morals of the Ahmadis.
Jamia Ghana was initiated in 2012, and this institution established during the fifth Khilafat has grown to be a fruit-bearing tree. Currently studying in the institution are 168 students from 24 countries.