One blessed weekend to another – the conclusion of one Ijtema leads us to two more
Although the Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Ijtema concluded last weekend, this is only half the programme during this month as the annual gathering of two more auxiliaries, Ansarullah and Lajna Imaillah UK is taking place between today and Sunday.
With that being said, the aim of such Ijtemas are the same – to foster an atmosphere of virtue and brotherhood and to better moral and educational faculties, both individually and collectively.
We spoke to Dr Ijazur Rehman (Sadr Majlis Ansarullah UK) who outlined the programme of the Ijtema as revolving around the theme of the Quranic verse “It is in the remembrance of Allah that hearts can find comfort” (Ch.13: V.29).
In total, six sessions will be taking place across the three days with various scholars delivering speeches on different aspects of the theme. Workshops have also been arranged around different subject areas to enhance vocational abilities. As always, an ongoing exhibition is part of the Ijtema with Humanity First, tabligh department UK and the activities of Ansarullah UK being showcased.
The main focus of the Ansar Ijtema is upon speeches and addresses to cater for the needs of the Majlis and to enhance spiritual faculties. The entire programme is put together so that those who partake in the Ijtema can be spiritually uplifted and refreshed with each day beginning and ending with prayers.
We were also informed by Sadr Ansarullah that a concerted effort has been taking place to encourage all Ansar to attend with facilities such as transport being arranged for those that require it. As part of the attendance campaign, the majority of the Majlis has been contacted one way or another to encourage them to partake.
The Ansar Ijtema will be taking place alongside the Lajna Ijtema which will be beginning on Saturday. The two-day programme will host an array of activities and speeches for the benefit of those that attend. The Lajna Ijtema theme for this year is “Existence of God” which will be the focus of the inter-regional presentation competition that is well attended attracting a large audience and is a good way of educating both the participants and listeners alike. A separate competition marquee has been allocated for academic competitions such as Urdu quiz, English quiz and English poetry.
By the grace of Allah, the Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Ijtema concluded last Sunday in what we can aptly describe as a blessed gathering. We look forward to these two Ijtemas and the many blessings and benefits they too shall bring.