Lajna Imaillah UK
Alhamdolillah, the national amila of Lajna Imaillah UK was privileged to be granted an audience with Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa on Sunday, 6 January 2019 which took place in Mahmood Hall, Fazl Mosque. It was indeed our great blessing that we started the new year with an audience with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih.
The national amila had started preparation for the mulaqat as soon as we received the good news. The preparation involved looking back at work carried out during the previous year and also the plan for the rest of the current Lajna year. Previous mulaqat notes with Lajna UK amila and amilas of other countries were also consulted in the preparation.
On the day, Huzooraa graced us with his presence at 3:15pm and started the mulaqat with silent prayer.
In the beginning of the mulaqat, Huzooraa very graciously granted a present of the first print copy of Huzoor’s book Domestic Issues and Their Solution to the translator of the book, muavina to sadr Lajna for press and media, Shermeen Butt Sahiba. Huzooraa also most graciously signed the book.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked what the agenda of the mulaqat was and Sadr Lajna, Dr Fariha Khan Sahiba, said that the secretaries would submit their introductions.
Huzooraa spoke to all national amila members and gave them guidance relating to their departments. He also enquired from them the yearly plan for their particular department. Each secretary introduced herself and the role she served in and proceeded to give an outline of her respective plan for the current Lajna year. Huzooraa asked specific questions about the plans of some departments. It was a most invaluable experience for all the amila to have Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa take interest in minute details of our plans and grant us his esteemed guidance.
After the departmental introduction and recounting of the current year’s plans, Huzooraa most graciously answered questions asked by some amila members relating to their respective departments. Huzooraa concluded the mulaqat at 4:20pm just before Maghrib Salat time.
Each member of Lajna UK national amila felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude having had the honour of the mulaqat and the immense benefits reaped from it. Here are some impressions of Lajna UK national amila of the memorable mulaqat that they were most fortunate to experience.
Mateen Bhatti Sahiba, Secretary Nasirat, said, “It was an incredible, majestic experience. Huzoor’saa amazing presence of mind for the smallest of details to the larger concealed issues was awe-striking. Never to be forgotten!”
Farzana Yousuf Sahiba, Secretary Tabligh, said, “For me, to be in the presence of Khalifatul Masih and to witness Huzoor-e-Anwar’saa divinely guided perceptions is truly profound.”
Nusrat Safir Sahiba, Secretary Tarbiyat Nau Mubai‘at, said, “Alhamdolilah, by the grace of Allah, the mulaqat with Huzooraa greatly exceeded my expectations. To be able to speak directly to Huzooraa about our respective departments and receive blessed guidance on specific issues was a unique experience for me. To be able to spend so much time in the company of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih was both inspiring and highly motivating. I left Mahmood Hall with greater drive to fulfil my responsibilities to both my Khalifa and to the Nau Mubai‘at.”
Nadia Sohail Sahiba, General Secretary, said, “It was my first mulaqat with Huzooraa as an amila member for Lajna. I felt so privileged to have had this blessed opportunity. Huzooraa gave us invaluable guidance on many administrative matters. Alhamdolillah.”
Tayyaba Ahmad Sahiba, Naib Sadr, said, “Surely, it is just a miraculous blessing of Allah, the Gracious and Merciful, that the ladies of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat have the most precious opportunity to spend such time with Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa. I felt as if there was a calm and peace in the room throughout the meeting and can truly say that Huzoor’saa presence and his manner of guiding us was completely inspiring. Alhamdolillah.”
Each national amila member expressed the immense privilege and honour to have been in the mulaqat and hoped and prayed that Allah the Exalted enabled all to try and meet the expectations of our beloved Huzooraa.