A group of Lajna and Nasirat members from Denmark visited the Markaz in Islamabad and had the opportunity to meet with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his helper.
During the mulaqat, Lajna and Nasirat were given the opportunity to ask Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa various questions on matters they were facing on a day to day basis.
A young Nasirat member asked Huzooraa how to attain God’s love. Answering the young girl, Huzooraa said that one should ask God for His love and keep praying to Him. Huzooraa further added that continuous imploring is required.
Another Nasirat member asked Huzooraa how she could offer Salat during school hours. Upon this, Huzooraa stated that one can offer them in school as it will only take a few minutes to offer and if the school prohibits from offering prayers, then the local Jamaat should approach the school or the head teacher. Usually, such countries fight for religious freedom. If this is the case, then surely to offer prayers during break or during free time should not be an issue. Huzooraa further explained that if someone is determined, then they can accomplish anything. Many people fight for their rights. Thus, this should not be an issue.
One Lajna member asked Huzooraa with regard to those who suffer from depression and move further away from religion.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said that those who suffer from depression not only move away from religion, but also isolate themselves from the world. Such a person should seek treatment from a psychiatrist and get medical help. There are some who completely isolate themselves from the world and they end up committing suicide.
Huzooraa continued and said that one should pray for them and tell them that in this world, there are many challenges, trials and tribulations. Huzooraa said that if one continues chasing the world, they will never find true satisfaction and it will lead to depression.
A question was asked with regard to those who upon reaching the age of 15 or 16, stop attending Jamaat classes and activities. In response, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa stated that mothers should have a friendly relationship with their daughters and through this friendship, bring them closer. In this manner, the young girls would know that whatever the mothers were saying was for their own benefit. Huzooraa said that the programmes held at the mosque should also be interactive. It is important, Huzooraa said, for the mothers to set a good example. If the mothers can set a good example, then daughters will have a good role model.
If, at home, the mothers are not setting a good example, if they are not taking care of their dress, if they are not offering Salat as it should be offered, if the mothers are busy watching films, if they are busy backbiting and indulging in idle talks, then this will have a negative impact on the youngsters, Huzooraa explained.
Another question was about those young girls who do not wish to continue higher studies after school.
Huzooraa remarked that if they do not desire to continue studying, then there is no harm. The key is for women to continue to gain religious knowledge and to teach their children.
Upon this, the mulaqat came to a close.