Rizwan Ahmad, Mohtamim Atfal, Australia
The national amila of Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya Australia and mayar-e-kabir Atfal (age 12-15 years) had the blessed opportunity to have a virtual meeting with Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa on 10 October 2020, at Masjid Baitul Huda Sydney, alhamdulillah.
By the grace of Allah the Almighty, nine members of the national amila, eight nazimeen Atfal and 62 Atfal of mayar-e-kabir were blessed to participate in the virtual meeting. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only nazimeen and Atfal from Sydney, NSW and Adelaide were able to participate. The meeting ran for an hour in which Huzooraa graciously answered various questions from Atfal and provided guidance on several topics.
Upon the successful conclusion of the mulaqat, all participants congratulated each other and their hearts were filled with joy and gratitude for having the opportunity to be part of this blessed meeting with their beloved Imamaa.
Here is some feedback from the participants of this blessed meeting:
Waqas Ahmed Sahib, Sadr MKA Australia, said:
“Alhamdolillah, what a great blessing once again Allah has bestowed upon us through the virtual meeting of mayar-e-kabir Atfal and national amila of Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya Australia.
“As soon as we received the approval, work started straight away. We are very thankful to Allah the Almighty that all the rehearsals we did with MTA team, Khuddam team and Atfal team were very good and Atfal were ready as much as they could be. Allah the Almighty blessed us and covered our shortcomings and Huzoor-e-Anwaraa graced us with his presence for more than an hour, answered all the questions of Atfal with such love, and gave us the guidance and wisdom that we can take benefit from, and become as good Ahmadi Muslims as Huzoor-e-Anwaraa wishes.
“May Allah give our beloved Khalifa long healthy life, and may we continue to progress under his guidance and may all Atfal and Khuddam stay strongly bonded with our beloved Imamaa and may Allah enable us to continue to have these meetings virtually and personally as well sometime soon. However, these virtual meetings are such a great blessing for us especially here in Australia, that we are thousands of miles away but if this can continue, we hope that we can form even a stronger bond of Atfal and Khuddam with Huzoor-e-Anwaraa.”
Rizwan Ahmed Sahib, Mohtamim Atfal, said:
“Masha-Allah, it is a great blessing that we had the opportunity to meet Huzooraa. During the last meeting of the national amila of MKA Australia with Huzooraa, I requested Huzooraa to kindly grant us the opportunity to have a similar meeting with Atfal. Huzoor-e-Anwaraa accepted the request after we submitted a written request through Sadr Sahib MKA Australia.
“There was a lot of nervousness before the meeting. I thought that this meeting would be a bit relaxed compared to the last one since we had experienced the meeting, but it turned out that I was even more nervous than the previous meeting. All the nervousness went away though as soon as we saw Huzooraa on the screen. Atfal were very excited and happy after seeing Huzooraa.
“I pray that this experience becomes life changing experience for all Atfal and bring a lot of blessings in their lives and enables them to sacrifice everything for Khilafat and stay true to their pledge. Amin”
Noman Tahir Sahib, Naib Mohtamim Atfal, said:
“This was my first ever meeting with Huzoor-e-Anwaraa. When the meeting started, I felt very relaxed and humbled that Huzoor-e-Anwaraa has graciously blessed us with his precious time for which we all are extremely grateful. I cannot express the feeling of the meeting in words. I felt that this meeting was a source of elevating my faith.
“May Allah enable us to gather the blessings of Khilafat and enable us to serve Islam in the best way and make us a Khadim just like Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa wants us to be. Amin.”
Farasat Ahmed Sahib from Adelaide West said:
“I felt very enlightened by the way Huzooraa guided us.”
Qawim Nizam Sahib from Canberra said:
“I met Huzooraa when he came to Australia in 2013. At that time, I remember his presence filled the room and it made me feel humbled. This time, I was nervous because I had to do tilawat in the meeting. During the meeting, I found that Huzooraa is very humble and down to earth and he talks to you like he is your friend. After meeting Huzooraa, there is a feeling of joy and satisfaction knowing that Huzooraa has answered your questions and spoken to you.”
Muhammad Faizan Sahib from Marsden Park said:
“I was a bit nervous in the beginning that I had to go on stage and ask Huzooraa a question, but when Huzooraa answered the question, I felt very comfortable and relaxed.”
Danish Ahmed Sahib from Penrith said:
“I felt really nervous beforehand. I had a question prepared. During the meeting, I felt very relaxed and comfortable as Huzooraa made us all feel very comfortable so it was an extremely good experience. It was a changing experience and a big achievement. Huzooraa answered questions that are otherwise not easy to answer, so it was very helpful.”
Safeer Ahmed Sahib from Blacktown said:
“Although I felt extremely anxious before the meeting, when the meeting finished, we all felt very accomplished.”
Rayan Ahmad Sahib from Parramatta said:
“There were interesting questions that Huzooraa answered and I feel like I gained a lot of knowledge through those answers.”
Maaz Ahmed Sahib from Plumpton said:
“I felt very happy and pious after the meeting.”
Muqeet Ahmed Sahib from Penrith said:
“I was very excited before the meeting because this was my first time ever to meet Huzooraa. I felt nervous that I wouldn’t be confident in asking Huzooraa a question as this was my first time. I feel as though I now have a lot more knowledge than before.”
Faizan Ahmed Bajwa Sahib from Adelaide West said:
“I am feeling happy after the meeting because I have now met Huzooraa.”
Zaryab Ahmed Sahib from Penrith said:
“I was eager to ask my question and was very happy when Huzooraa picked me. I felt very grateful to Allah for this blessing and the answer he gave me was very insightful. I feel grateful and relieved that I did a good job in terms of what I was supposed to do.”
Jaleel Ur Rahman Ahmed Sahib from Penrith said:
“I was excited during the meeting. I hoped that I would be picked to ask a question but that did not happen unfortunately. I am still grateful that I still got to experience a mulaqat with Huzooraa and I got to meet Huzooraa before entering Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya. I would like to have another meeting that is even longer than this, insha-Allah.”
Rehan Syed Sahib from Marsden Park said:
“I was able to ask Huzooraa a question, which he answered clearly. I am going to apply that guidance in my daily life. It was quite a happy and positive experience and a lot of people were smiling. I wish we could have spent more time with our Imamaa. I was very happy during the mulaqat. I am the first in my family to meet Huzooraa, even though it was virtual.”
Fareed Ahmed Rasheed Sahib from Canberra said:
“As soon as Huzooraa came on the screen, it was a real blessing and we all felt relaxed. I am very blessed that I had the opportunity to ask Huzooraa a question which is a very precious opportunity.”
Syed Mujtaba Shah Sahib from Castle Hill said:
“I enjoyed meeting Huzooraa even though it was virtual. I hope we can one day meet him in person. I feel very relieved after the meeting.”
Isreal Sesay Sahib from Canberra said:
“I was very satisfied and happy after getting an answer to my question from Huzooraa. I feel very blessed to have had this opportunity.”
Faizan Khalid Sahib from Canberra said:
“I was very excited because you don’t always get the opportunity to meet and interact with Huzooraa. When I saw Huzoor’saa face on the screen, I felt very happy. I met Huzooraa seven years ago and always felt that I had a connection with him. I felt that the connection was rebuilt in this meeting.”