Syed Mukarram Nazeer, Canada Correspondent
On 12 August 2022, Majlis Ansarullah Canada held its 28th National Majlis-e-Shura and on 13-14 August held its 35th annual Ijtema at Baitul Islam Mosque complex, Ontario, where hundreds of ansar arrived from all over Canada, reported Waseem Abdullah Sahib.
On the day of Majlis-e-Shura, ansar offered Tahajud and Fajr prayer at the Bait-ul-Islam mosque, followed by a dars of hadith. The members also listened to the live Friday Sermon of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa which commenced at 8am local time.
The shura session started in the morning to which 304 delegates representing 108 majalis across Canada discussed the shura proposals. The day came to an end with dinner and Maghrib and Isha prayers.
The ijtema day started with Tahajud and Fajr Prayers, followed by dars-e-hadith at Bait-ul-Islam mosque. This was followed by breakfast. The flag hoisting took place at 9:30 am. Sadr Majlis Ansarullah Canada Abdul Hameed Warraich Sahib raised Canada’s flag, while naib amir and missionary-in-charge Canada Maulana Abdul Rashid Anwar Sahib raised the Liwa-e-Ahmadiyyat and led the silent prayer.
The opening session started with the recitation from the Holy Quran with its Urdu and English translations, followed by the ansar pledge and a poem.
After this Naib Amir and Missionary-in-charge Canada, Abdul Rasheed Anwar Sahib delivered the opening address on the topic “Status of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya”.
Academic competitions were held with regional prize-winners from across Canada participating. This was followed by two separate interactive sessions on tarbiyat and physical and mental health issues. The members had their questions answered on these topics. The sessions were very beneficial and appreciated by attendees.
A special session was held with Sadr Majlis Ansarullah Canada, Abdul Hameed Warraich Sahib, which commenced with the recitation from the Holy Quran and a poem. Sadr sahib delivered his address on the topic of obedience to Khilafat. The session concluded with silent prayer.
This was followed by sports competitions, dinner, a question and answer session and congregational Maghrib and Isha prayers.
The second day started with the Tahajjud and Fajr prayers.
During the day, the finals for various sports and academic competitions were held.
A question and answer session with nau-mubai’een and Arab Ahmadis was held, which started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Sadr sahib Ansarullah then welcomed all present.
An interactive discussion on the topic “I shall exhort my children to remain dedicated and devoted to Khilafat” led by a panel was organised.
The concluding session started with the recitation from the Holy Quran, an Urdu poem and an Arabic tarana, followed by the Ijtema report and prize distribution ceremony.
Sohail Ahmad Sharma Sahib, Naib Amir Jamaat Canada addressed the session. The topic covered was related to the favours of Allah on the Jamaat in Canada and our responsibilities.
Sadr Majlis Ansarullah Canada then reminded ansar about the Group of Five initiative of the refugee desk, which is helping Ahmadi refugee families stranded in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, etc.
The ijtema concluded with a silent prayer led by Sohail Ahmad Sharma Sahib.
The proceedings were shown live online, with an estimated 2,800 views. The total attendance was 2,390 from across Canada.