On 13 June 2021, Amila members of Majlis Ansarullah UK had the opportunity of virtually meeting Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper.
After conveying salaam, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa led everyone in dua, after which the amila members introduced themselves and the work assigned to them.
The first to present their report was Naib Sadr Saf-e-Daum, Fahim Anwer Sahib, who reported that there were 3,190 Ansar in saf-e-daum. Hearing this, Huzooraa said, “Masha-Allah! That’s very precise.”
Huzooraa further asked what programmes were made for them, to which Fahim Anwer Sahib said that due to the weather, more emphasis was made on cycling. As he did not have the full report, he was not certain as to how many Ansar were cycling in total; however, he said that around 50 Ansar were regular in cycling according to confirmed reports and he was certain that the figure was much higher.
Next, Rafi Ahmad Bhatti Sahib reported that his duties consisted of looking after the IT infrastructure of Majlis Ansarullah; in addition to this, he added that he oversaw three qiadats and three regions.
Shakil Ahmed Butt Sahib, Naib Sadr, reported that he was working on a history project of Majlis Ansarullah in the UK. Hearing this, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked him when Majlis Ansarullah was established in the UK. Shakil Ahmed Butt Sahib replied that Majlis Ansarullah started playing an active role when Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh migrated to the UK.
Huzooraa then said, “When Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIIrh used to visit [the UK] for tours, even then Ansarullah meetings would be conducted.” Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa stated that the history of Majlis Ansarullah should start from the first zaeem-e-ala of Ansarullah.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked Naib Sadr Saf-e-Awal, Mansoor Ahmad Saqi Sahib what duties he was assigned. Mansoor Ahmad Saqi Sahib explained that he was assigned four regions and three different departments. He stated that he would go through all the monthly reports which were sent and further said that he would address the concerns which could require addressing.
Zia-ur-Rahman Sahib, Naib Sadr, reported that he was currently overseeing three qiadats and regions, including Scotland. He added that he was also the editor of the Ansaruddin magazine. Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa replied, “Masha-Allah! You have been assigned many responsibilities.”
With regard to Scotland, Huzooraa asked how many visits he had made in the past year. Zia Sahib stated that currently, he was only able to keep in contact with the Scotland region via telephone calls.
Next, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa, whilst addressing Muhammad Mahmood Khan Sahib, Qaid Umumi, enquired how many majalis sent their reports. Khan Sahib responded that this year, all majalis sent their reports. He added that the IT department had made a computerised system whereby all reports where easily sent and prepared.
Additional Qaid Umumi, Naveed-uz-Zafar Sahib, stated that his duty consisted of ensuring each majlis sent their reports. He added that this year, special efforts were made to ensure all majalis were up to date and sent their reports regularly.
Fazl-ur-Rahman Sahib, Qaid Tarbiyat, reported that before, prior to the coronavirus, tarbiyat efforts were being made through regular meetings and regional tours. However, now, those sittings had converted to online meetings. Tarbiyat forums were also held with all regions online in which the main topic of discussion was the recitation of the Holy Quran after Fajr where various missionaries such as Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib, Naseem Ahmad Bajwa Sahib and various Jamia Ahmadiyya UK teachers addressed the regions.
Next, Raja Burhan Ahmad Sahib, Qaid Talim, reported that this year, his department’s main focus was studying the books of the Promised Messiahas.This year, the first half of the Promised Messiah’s book, Haqiqatul-Wahi, was prescribed. 108 academic competitions were held to promote the acquisition of knowledge and a quiz was also recorded on MTA International.
Whilst addressing Fazl Ahmad Tahir Sahib, Qaid Talim-ul-Quran and Waqf-e-Arzi, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa enquired how many Ansar had done waqf-e-arzi. Fazl Sahib replied that as per recent reports, 64 Ansar members had done waqf-e-arzi. Huzooraa said that members of the national amila should be encouraged to take part in the waqf-e-arzi scheme as “when office-bearers take part in waqf-e-arzi, then the rest will follow.”
Fazl Sahib further said that classes were being held to teach the correct pronunciation of the Holy Quran.
Addressing Ahmad Naseeruddin Sahib, Qaid Tabligh, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa enquired how many Ansar were doing tabligh and how many had accepted Ahmadiyyat. Ahmad Naseeruddin Sahib said that 10 people had accepted Ahmadiyyat and that this year’s target was set for two bai‘ats per majlis.
Whilst speaking with Haris Latif Sahib, Additional Qaid Tabligh, Huzooraa asked whether an additional duty was assigned to him. Haris Sahib stated that he was training and helping Ansar members to do tabligh on social media.
Mohammad Adil Zafar Sahib, Qaid Tarbiyat Nau Mubai‘een (new converts), reported that as of yet, there were 24 new converts, of whom he was in contact with nine. Upon being asked what his plans were for their tarbiyat, Mohammad Adil Zafar Sahibstated that the department wished to ensure that they were receiving the The Review of Religions monthly.
Huzooraa then asked if all the new converts were able to read English, to which he replied that there were some Arabs and others who only spoke Urdu. Providing guidance and direction, said, “The Arabs should be sent the magazine, Al-Taqwa; through this, they will receive some content [to read], or some other literature can also be taken from the Arabic desk. Those who are Pakistani and speak Urdu and are not fluent in English, should be given literature in Urdu.”
With regard to preparing literature for the Urdu speaking audience, Huzooraa said, “You can add some articles highlighting some tarbiyat aspects as well as educational aspects and matters related to our beliefs in the Urdu section of your Ansarullah magazine.”
Addressing Inamullah Khan Sahib, Qaid Zehanat Sehat-e-Jismani, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa asked if he regularly exercised. Inamullah Sahib replied that he would regularly try to walk and cycle.
Huzooraa asked, “How many miles do you cover in a day? 17 miles? 20 miles? 30 miles?”
Inamullah Khan Sahib said that he was averaging between 20-30 miles. Hearing this, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa smiled and said, “Masha-Allah!”
Whilst discussing the total number of Ansar who regularly exercised, Huzooraa said, “At least 30% of Ansar should cycle or do any other form of exercise; for example, walking in the park, or other exercises.”
Next, Qaid Mal (Finance), Mansoor Qamar Sahib presented his report and stated that his duty was to oversee the budget’s expenses and grants.
Thereafter, Abdul Manan Azhar Chaudhry Sahib presented his report.
Whilst speaking with Qaid Isaar, Ashfaq Khan Sahib, Huzooraa asked about his duties; replying, he stated that his duty was to help and support Ansar wherever needed, especially during this last year and a half.
Whilst addressing Mohammad Anwar Sahib, Qaid Tajnid, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked if the tajnid data was correct and up to date, and if it was collected from the grassroots level. Mohammad Anwar Sahib replied that the tajnid was collected through an online system. Huzooraa said, “You should go door-to-door to collect your tajnid.”
Naeem Gulzar Sahib, Qaid Ishaat, reported that he was overseeing the publication of Ansaruddin. He added that the editors were very hardworking. Huzooraa replied, “Masha-Allah!”
Muhammad Ishaq Nasir Sahib, Additional Qaid Ishaat, reported that he was overseeing the publication of the split-word translation of the Holy Quran. Upon this, Huzoor said, “Masha-Allah!”
Thereafter, Muzaffar Ahmad Bhatti Sahib, Qaid Waqf-e-Jadid presented his report, followed by Qaid Tahrik-e-Jadid, Luqman Ahmad Tahir Sahib.
Addressing Muhammad Zakariyya Chaudhry Sahib, Zaeem-e-Ala Muqami, Huzooraa asked if he lived around Islamabad. To this, he replied in the affirmative and said he lived in Farnham. Huzoor enquired about the total tajnid, to which he responded that the total tajnid was 367.
Next, Additional Qaid Isaar Ziafat, Muzaffar Hussain Sahib presented his report and stated that whenever there was a programme, he fulfilled the ziafat needs and requirements.
Following this, Zaheer Ahmad Jatoi Sahib, Muavin Sadr, stated that his responsibility was to oversee the national charity walks. He stated that prior to Covid-19, Majlis Ansarullah UK had the opportunity to raise funds for the Masroor Eye Institute in Burkina Faso.
Mansoor Manan Sahib, who is serving as the auditor, was next to present his report. He stated that he regularly checked and assessed the accounts data.
Following the reports, Sadr Majlis Ansarullah UK, Dr Chaudhry Ijaz-ur-Rahman Sahib sought permission to show Huzooraa a short video presentation about the Masroor Eye Institute in Burkina Faso, which Huzooraa permitted.
After the short video, Huzooraa said, “May Allah also enable you to run this [institute]” and then conveyed his salaam to all members.
Muhammad Mahmood Khan Sahib, Qaid Umumi Majlis Ansarullah UK reports:
“This meeting was a very blessed opportunity for us as Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa graced us with his presence and took some moments out of his precious time for us. We originally requested for this opportunity in December 2020; however, due to the lockdown restrictions, this was delayed.
“During the meeting, Huzooraa was very kind and affectionate towards all and graciously gave guidance on our shortcomings. Like a loving father, he patiently told us how to improve, overlooking and forgiving our so many shortcomings.
“We feel invigorated after this blessed mulaqat and all members have a new zeal to serve and fulfil all directions of Huzooraa.
“All amila members were very excited because since 2016, Majlis Ansarullah UK has not had a mulaqat with Huzooraa. One of the biggest advantages of this mulaqat was that all members were blessed to have received direct instructions from beloved Huzooraa.”
Some of the amila members’ remarks are as follows:
“By the grace of Allah, everyone had the chance to respond to Huzoor’saa questions. We are extremely privileged to be amongst the people who have got to meet Huzooraa. It was very blessed and motivational for everyone.”
“This was such an inspirational afternoon for everyone involved. We all know how busy beloved Huzooraa is, and to get this opportunity to talk to him we are all very grateful for it.”
“Every Ahmadi has a wish to meet Huzooraa and I am very grateful to be granted this opportunity.”
“When we received approval of this mulaqat, there were a lot of nerves along with excitement […] It was a great blessing to have time with Huzooraa as well as Huzooraa gave us guidance and also prayed for the success of Masroor Eye Institute entrusted to Majlis Ansarullah UK. Alhamdulillah.”
“Alhamdulillah, Huzooraa graciously gave advice for improving work of tarbiyat department which we will follow, insha-Allah.”
“This was a very exciting day for us as by the grace of Allah, after a very long time, we were given the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa.”
“Today we were given the opportunity to meet with Huzooraa. I felt a sense of excitement because even though we live so close to Huzooraa we were unable to meet him due to the ongoing circumstances.”
“My feelings on this mulaqat with Huzooraa is that it has been very invigorating and I am blessed to have been given guidance from Huzooraa regarding my department.”
“It was a big and very blessed opportunity to have this mulaqat with Huzooraa. Alhamdulillah, this mulaqat was a lifetime memory for us.”
“This is the first time I had the honour to attend a mulaqat with Huzooraa for Majlis Ansarullah and it was a truly blessed occasion. To have that love and guidance from Huzooraa for all the departments was a great treasure and something I will never forget.”
“As always, the mulaqat with Huzooraa was motivational and inspirational and gave us energy.”
(Report prepared by Al Hakam. With thanks to Majlis Ansarullah UK)