Syed Mukarram Nazeer, Canada Correspondent
On 20 February 2021, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada held Jalsa Musleh-e-Maud across Canada.
This year marks the 135th anniversary of the divine revelation to the Promised Messiahas, prophesying the birth of a great son. This grand prophecy was published in its entirety in the February 2021 issue of the Ahmadiyya Gazette, Canada, in both Urdu and English for all to read and appreciate.
The prophecy by the Promised Messiahas was fulfilled in the person of his son, Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra. He served Islam Ahmadiyyat for 52 years as the Second Khalifa of the Promised Messiahas. During this time, he made an all-out effort to glorify Islam and succeeded immensely.
Abdul Hafeez Gondal Sahib reports that this year, Musleh-e-Maud Day came during the Covid-19 pandemic. All 11 imarats and 30 jamaats of Canada across the six time zones, were advised to hold virtual jalsas, while following the same programme guidelines.
All jalsas started with a recitation and translation of the Holy Quran, a poem and a reading of the original text of the prophecy followed by its translation. English, Urdu, and French language translations were given, depending on local needs.
Some of these jalsas across Canada included the following:
Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada, Lal Khan Malik Sahib gave a speech on, “The Prophecy of Musleh-e-Maud and truthfulness of Islam and the Promised Messiahas”.
Naib Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada, Abdul Bari Sahib presided the online event. He described glimpses of his personal, sweet memory of meeting with Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra in July 1965, while attending Quran class in Rabwah, Pakistan.
National Secretary Talim, Dr Hameed Ahmad Mirza Sahib joined the online Vancouver jalsa. He described one of the virtues of the promised son, “He will be filled with secular and spiritual knowledge”. He went on to explain how this has been fulfilled.
Additional Secretary Tarbiyat Nau Mubai‘een and Waqf-e-Jadid Vancouver, Salman Khan Sahib, in his English speech, elaborated the fulfilment of service to the Holy Quran by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.
Missionary, Saad Hayat Bajwa Sahib gave his Urdu speech on “Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’s living connection with Allah”, and presented many occasions where his prayers were accepted in an extraordinary manner.
Missionary, Umair Khan Sahib explained the importance of the prophecy.
National Secretary Tahrik-e-Jadid, Rizwan Masood Mian Sahib joined the jalsa of Brampton East. Qaid Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Castlemore, Zargham Nasir Sahib gave an English speech on “The Promised Reformer: A pillar of Khilafat”.
Missionary, Aneeq Ahmad Sahib gave an Urdu speech on “Wu husn aur ehsan mein tera nazeer ho ga”.
A quiz on the two speeches was conducted with 159 participants.
Montreal conducted a trilingual jalsa in English, French and Urdu. The main speech was delivered in English by Missionary, Ishaque Fonseca Sahib on the topic, “Lifestyle of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra and what we can learn from it today”.
Missionary, Nabil Mirza Sahib gave a French speech on the topic “Recits inspirants d’acceptation de prieres de Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud”. In his speech he presented faith inspiring incidents of the acceptance of prayers of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.
Ottawa West Jamaat also conducted a trilingual jalsa in English, French and Urdu. The jalsa was presided by regional amir Eastern Canada, Aleemudin Ahmad Sahib.
Missionary, Luqman Ahmad Sahib spoke about “Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra Jihad against atheism”. Missionary, Farhan Iqbal Sahib delivered a presentation on “The living connection with Allah that Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra had”.
In all jalsas across Canada, speakers gave faith-inspiring presentations. Selected video clips from the MTA library were also shown and Atfal and Nasirat also gave small presentations in these jalsas.
Approximately 5,000 viewers connected live to these jalsas and an estimated audience of 14,500 watched.