Muhammad Sulaiman Feroz
Student, Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia
On Saturday, 1 September 2018, Jamia Ahmadiyya International Indonesia held a convocation ceremony for its Mubashirin class.
The graduation was for 10 students of Jamia Indonesia who have finished the 5-year programme in Jamia. It was presided by National Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Maulana Abdul Basit Shahid. Many guests aside from lecturers and the principal attended the event, like missionaries, secretaries of National Majalis-e-Amila, parents of the graduates and also representatives of Jamia students.
At 8am, the event started with the recitation of the Holy Quran, nazm and some opening remarks from the Principal, Maulana Sayuti Aziz Ahmad Shahid and Vice-Principal, Maulana Masum Ahmad Shahid.
During his remarks, the principal explained the many programmes that were followed by the graduates in Jamia and also about how the transition in curriculum, from Mubashir to Shahid, happened.
Afterwards, Mubashir degree certificates were distributed by national Amir of Indonesia to the graduates. Then, the principal symbolically handed them over to the missionary in-charge and thus, they were enrolled as official missionaries of the Jamaat.
The convocation continued with an address by national Talim Secretary, Missionary In-charge and National Amir of Indonesia.
National Talim Secretary said that every graduate must have the highest level of piety. Whenever they enter the practical life, they must learn languages and local cultures. He wished that Allah the Almighty grant them success.
National Amir of Indonesia also gave a few words of advice that these 10 graduates would find various challenges performing their duties, but they would also be provided with various solutions. In relation to the transition that happened in Jamia, he remarked that by Allah’s grace, Jamia Indonesia was already “International” from many years back. Since the 1980s, missionaries of Jamia Indonesia have been sent to many South-East countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philiphines, East Timor and Tuvalu.
This event was concluded with silent prayer led by National Amir and also group photo session.
Alhamdolillah, all praise be to Allah, Jamia Ahmadiyya Indonesia now applies International syllabus and Insha-Allah will graduate Shahid Missionaries who will preach the true teachings of Islam, not only in Indonesia, but also in many countries around the world. May Allah always grant His abundant Mercy and Blessing upon this blessed institution.