Tahir Ahmad Machengo
On Sunday, 14 April 2019, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nairobi (Kenya) held a Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi.
The event, which started at around 11am, was held in the Ahmadiyya Hall, adjacent to the mosque that serve as Jamaat Kenya Headquarters, Murang’a Road. Following the recitation of Holy Quran and Khuddam Pledge, a Qaseeda in praise of Holy Prophetsa was recited.
A brief explanation on why we conduct Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi was delivered to the audience by Sheikh Malik Basharat Sahib. He narrated incidents that prompted Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra to direct Jamaat members to conduct Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi frequently, the aim of which is to gain knowledge about Islam, preach this beautiful message to non-Muslims and remove false allegations levelled at the noble character of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa. He urged members present to try and learn more about the life and character of the Holy Prophetsa and try their best to be like him.
Thereafter, a speech about our responsibilities with regard to Jalsa Seeratun-Nabi was then delivered by local missionary Nasir Hadji Sahib. In this heart-touching speech, he reminded members in attendance to realise the importance of the Jalsa. He quoted the Holy Quran, Surah al-Ahzab, in which God Almighty states:
“And indeed, you have the best example in the character of the Prophet of Allah.”
He enjoined members present to make sure they try their best to read Jamaat literature and be committed to serving the Jamaat whenever they are required, for Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra said, “A nation cannot be reformed without the reformation of its youth.”
After the speech, members were grouped in four groups and given ten questions on the life of Holy Prophetsa. The questions were answered in groups and were explained later, before the closure of the Jalsa.
The event ended with silent prayer. Later in the day, members played a friendly football match against a team in the neighborhood.