Safeer Siddiqui, Missionary, the Netherlands
Earlier today, 120 Khuddam from the Netherlands had the opportunity of meeting Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper, in a virtual mulaqat.
While sitting in the De Witte Huis hall in Almere, the Netherlands, Khuddam were blessed with meeting Huzooraa and engaging with him through a live video link that connected the Khuddam to Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, who was in his office in Islamabad, UK.
The proceedings of the mulaqat started with the recitation of the Holy Quran, its Urdu translation and then a poem. Following this, the Khuddam had the opportunity to ask questions to Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa. The questions ranged from diverse topics and current affairs, which included questions about agriculture, drugs, politics, waqf, consumption of meat and gender neutrality, to name a few.
One khadim asked Huzooraa how one knows if Allah is pleased with them. Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa explained that if you know that Allah is pleased with you, you might stop praying. It is better to keep hidden matters hidden. He further advised that one should continue to do good deeds, try to achieve a good end, continue virtues and obey God.
Another question asked was about the things all Khuddam should do every day. Huzooraa responded by saying they should pray five times a day at least.
A khadim asked Huzooraa what the best way was to read the books of the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him. Huzooraa said that it would be difficult to read them in one go; many serious topics are discussed. It is therefore better to start with Essence of Islam and select topics of interests. As a result, slowly a taste would develop that would enable one to read larger books. Huzooraa said that one should read books to learn what our teachings are; books like Kishti-e-Nuh, Aik Ghalati ka Izala, Chashma-e-Ma‘rifat, Haqiqatul Wahi etc.
One question was about how to contact Khuddam or Jamaat members who don’t pick up phone calls?
Huzooraa beautifully explained that one should have personal relationships. Contact should not only be made for Jamaat affairs or chanda collection, Huzooraa said. Such members have some grievances against office bearers, not against the Jamaat, therefore one should go and visit them and come back without discussing Jamaat things; it is a personal relationship that will bring them closer to the Jamaat, Huzooraa said.
Insha-Allah, a more detailed report will be published soon.