Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa graciously blessed the 6th graduation ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK on Sunday, 25 March 2018 at their campus in Haslemere, UK.
Founded in 2005, this was the sixth batch of missionaries trained at Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, who passed their final exams in 2017. Alongside graduating missionaries from Jamia UK, were Jamia Canada and Jamia Germany graduates. 43 qualified missionaries were awarded their Shahid Degree (awarded after completion of a seven-year course in Theology, Comparative Studies of Religions, Tafsir, Fiqh, Hadith and Modern Languages).
Qualifying missionaries from Jamias of Germany and Canada were also awarded their Shahid degrees on this occasion, making the graduation an international ceremony. 18 graduates from the UK Jamia, 11 from Germany and 14 from Canada were fortunate to have received their degrees from Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa. Representatives of the three Jamias presented a summary of their annual activities during the year, followed by the hallmark of the event – the address by Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa.
Addressing the graduates, Huzooraa drew their attention to the vast array of responsibilities that lay ahead of them. Huzooraa stated that this was apparently an end to their formal education, but enhancing this education further and developing a bond with Allah the Almighty is a responsibility of every Muslim, not to speak of those who were trained to educate others.
Now that they will set off to put their knowledge into practice as missionaries, Huzooraa enlightened them with guidance on what is expected of them by not only the Jamaat but also the people that they will come into contact with.
“You devoted your lives. Why did you do so? To accomplish the mission of the Promised Messiahas; to take foward the task assigned to the Promised Messiahas of reviving Islam; establishing the Oneness of Allah in the world by taking this mission forward. You have to wave the flag of the Holy Prophetsa over the whole world.”
Commenting on his incentive for joining Jamia, Tahir Chaudhry of Jamia Canada said,
“Through Jamia Ahmadiyya we can prepare ourselves to become familiar with what we have in our literature, to spread the message to the corners of the Earth.”
Zulfiqar Abbasi, a Jamia UK graduate said,
“My time in Jamia was challenging but at the same time very rewarding.”