MKA Pakistan observes Waqf-e-Nau Day

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Awais Rabbani

Muawin Sadr Waqf-e-Nau, MKA Pakistan

On 3 April 1987, under divine guidance, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh launched the Waqf-e-Nau initiative. The purpose was to encourage parents to devote their children to serve the community in various capacities. 

In connection with the future generations of Waqf-e-Nau, Huzoorrh instructed, “They should grow up with the conviction that they were born for a great purpose at a great time.”

To commemorate this blessed scheme and to inculcate within Waqifeen the spirit to uphold their sacred pledges, the Waqf-e-Nau department of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Pakistan observed a nationwide Waqf-e-Nau Day. 

In light of the address given by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa on 28 October 2016, which outlined the responsibilities of Waqf-e-Nau and underlined the steps to becoming a “special Waqf-e-Nau”, a programme was devised keeping in view the spiritual and physical reformation of Waqf-e-Nau Khuddam. 

Apart from the five congregational prayers, the programme included individual Tahajud prayers, giving charity, writing letters to Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa, arranging academic and sports competitions and seminars that aimed to highlight the essence of the scheme.

Firstly, meetings were arranged with muawin qaids Waqf-e-Nau. Keeping in view the directives of Khulafa, they were instructed that being office-bearers, it was their utmost duty to greet everyone humbly and observe forbearance. Since almost all of them belonged to this prestigious scheme themselves, they had the foremost duty to become role models for other Waqifeen in their region. 

They were advised to demonstrate high moral standards and only through their own examples would the Waqifeen adhere to their advice. Secondly, a hardcopy of this programme was distributed to them and they were advised to make full preparations beforehand. Each muawin was instructed to meet Waqf-e-Nau Khuddam residing in their respective regions and encourage them to uphold their oaths and devote their lives for the community. 

On 3 April 2019, this schedule was enthusiastically followed by Waqf-e-Nau Khuddam all over Pakistan and the response was exceptional. Muawins had already conveyed the message to Waqifeen-e-Nau to start their day with individual Tahajud prayers. This too was in the spirit of the wishes of Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa that the standard of their worship ought to be far higher than the others, and that apart from obligatory prayers, they ought to observe nawafil (supererogatory prayers). Furthermore, muawins personally visited the Waqifeen-e-Nau and encouraged them to adopt a career that would prove to be in correlation with the spirit of their vows and benefit the Jamaat as a whole. 

A number of districts also celebrated Parents Day (Yaum-e-Walidain) in which parents were invited to partake in the seminars as well. Again, in accordance with the instructions of the Khulafa, the speakers expounded the responsibilities and duties laid on parents and how they can contribute in raising Waqifeen-e-Nau in accordance with the demands and wishes of our beloved Imamaa

The purpose was to raise their children in a manner that when they grow up, they devote their lives on their own accord and attain high moral and spiritual standards. The message also included that children were not special just because they were enrolled in the scheme, rather they would only be special if they strived to attain a lofty status in the eyes of Allah the Almighty and be His true servant. 

The seminars were attended not only by Waqf-e-Nau Khuddam but also Atfal and Ansar, which created an atmosphere of unity and brotherhood.

Majalis arranged academic and sports events in which Waqf-e-Nau Khuddam took keen interest and participated in large numbers. Waqifeen Nau were also encouraged to give alms and charity and write to Huzooraa asking for prayers and guidance for their Waqf.

Waqf-e-Nau Khuddam of Pakistan celebrated this event by renewing and affirming their pledges that they would strive their utmost to stay sincere and loyal to their promises, to constantly struggle in raising their moral and spiritual standards, be ardent servants of Allah the Almighty and abide by the wishes and instructions of their beloved Imam, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa.

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