Educating Michigan Jamaat on administrative roles in national amila

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Shamshad Ahmad Nasir, Missionary, USA

Muhammad Ahmad Sahib from Detroit reports that Jamaat USA’s Midwest regional office-bearers gathered over the weekend at Mahmood Mosque, Michigan for a refresher course on 25 January 2020.

The event was attended by office-bearers from Detroit, Columbus and Dayton. A team comprising of five members of the national amila travelled to Detroit to organise the event. The National team included Mukhtar Malhi Sahib (National General Secretary), Ali Iqtidar Bajwa Sahib (Assistant General Secretary), Mubashar Ahmad Sahib (Secretary Sanat-o-Tijarat [Trade and Industry]), Rafiq Sayed Sahib (Secretary Jaidad [Property]) and Abdul Quddus Malik Sahib (Chairman Qaza Board).

The formal program started with the recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by a welcome address by the Regional Missionary, Shamshad Nasir Sahib.  

Shamshad Sahib highlighted the significance of keeping up to date with the current rules and regulations of Nizam-e-Jamaat. He then invited Mukhtar Malhi Sahib to the stage, who provided a summary of the Jamaat’s rules and regulations that included administrative and general rules. He then led a scenario-based session and provided the correct courses of action in each of the cases. The latest guidance from Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa for each case, was played via short video clips.

Rafiq Sayed Sahib then gave a summary of how the national jaidad department works and how various projects along with related budgets are managed. The details regarding the approval process for new construction projects, upgrades and maintenance of existing properties was talked through. Many misunderstandings related to property matters were also clarified. 

Later, Mubashar Ahmad Sahib gave a motivating talk. This included the history and purpose of the sanat-o-tijarat department and how it can help the Jamaat members in establishing themselves via either starting a small business or various other skilled jobs to earn a decent living. He encouraged young members of the Jamaat to explore various entrepreneurial options and gave a wide range of references of various immigrants who came to the United States with very little and became very successful founders of tech companies. Many immigrants became successful and are running large Fortune 500 companies. He quoted various sayings of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra where he encouraged Jamaat members to not only excel in education but also in trade.

Towards the end of the day, Shamshad Nasir Sahib thanked the national team for the valuable guidance and presentations on respective departmental topics. He also thanked members of the three chapters of the Midwest region for coming together to attend the refresher course. Shamshad Sahib also urged all office-bearers to work hard to establish the unity and love of God, to spread the peaceful message of Islam and help humanity. 

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