Syed Raza Ahmad, Motamid Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA recently purchased an 80-acre piece of land in Southern New Jersey. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa has graciously named it “Baagh-e-Ahmad” – Garden of Ahmad. The purpose of acquiring this land is to hold national and regional events, including the ijtemas, in the future. The land consists of wooded areas as well as cleared land, which is largely flat and suitable for growing crops. Baagh-e-Ahmad is located close to urban areas and is within driving distance of several international airports.
On 15 October 2023, Dr Sahibzada Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad, Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya USA, visited Baagh-e-Ahmad for an event organised by Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya. Amir Sahib did an extensive tour of the land and gave valuable suggestions for its future usage. This was followed by a brief event that started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Muavin Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA gave the welcome speech, followed by remarks from Amir Sahib, who emphasised that we should always remember that it is due to the sheer blessing of Allah that Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya was able to obtain this land. The outgoing Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA, Dr Madeel Abdullah Sahib, thanked Amir Sahib and the participants for accepting the invitation and coming from far distances. The event concluded with a silent prayer led by Amir Sahib.
The event was followed by tree planting and a BBQ lunch cooked onsite by a team of khuddam from the East Region. Over 280 people attended the event, including members of the national amila of Jamaat USA, nearby jamaats’ presidents, and missionaries.