Laiq Ahmed Atif, President Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Malta
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Malta held its 5th Jalsa Salana on 19 November 2023. The Jalsa was once again blessed with the special message of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa. The main theme of the Jalsa was “The Prophetsa of Allah – an excellent model”.
The Jalsa Salana was held at the Jamaat Centre in Msida, Malta. On 18 November the venue was prepared and decorated with banners about the blessed life of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.
On 19 November, the Jalsa Salana started with a recitation from the Holy Quran followed by an Urdu poem. After this, the special message of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was read out. In his message, Huzooraa instructed Jamaat members to follow and promote every aspect of the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa, constantly invoke durood on him, fulfil the conditions of bai‘at and watch regularly MTA together with their family and children. Huzooraa said:
“I remind you to strive to fulfil the conditions of the bai‘at which you have offered to the Promised Messiah عليه الصلوٰة والسلام, and attain those high spiritual and moral standards which he expected from the members of his Jamaat and so that you can all become exemplary Ahmadi Muslims.”
The Jalsa was held in two sessions. The speeches were delivered both in English and Urdu, on various topics such as “Quran and the principles of pious life”, “Prayer: an important pillar of Islam”, “Determining the right direction in the age of social media and materialism”, “Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya and our responsibilities”, “Spending in the cause of Allah, a means of nearness to God”, and “Why is it important to believe in the Promised Messiahas?”
In the concluding speech, my humble self drew the attention of Jamaat members towards their responsibilities as Ahmadi Muslims, spoke about the blessed character of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa, and said that to become true and exemplary Ahmadi Muslims and to attain nearness to Allah, it is incumbent upon us to love the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa and follow his noblest character in every step of our lives.
At the end of the first session, an interesting question and answer session was held. The Jalsa Salana concluded with a silent prayer followed by Zuhr and Asr prayers and a traditional lunch.