On 7 March 2021, the national amila and regional qaideen of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nigeria had the opportunity to seek guidance from Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa in a virtual mulaqat.
Prior to leading everyone in dua, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa noted the Internet connection being used by MKA Nigeria was not very strong and smaller countries in the past seemed to have had better connections. Huzooraa said they would continue the meeting and see how far they could manage.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa then began speaking with members of Nigeria’s Khuddam amila.
Addressing Ajimoti Abdulmujeeb Sahib, Naib Sadr Northern Region, Huzooraa asked where he lived in Nigeria and what languages he spoke. Huzooraa enquired of Idris Fashina Sahib, Motamid the total number of majalis in MKA Nigeria and the number of Khuddam – Idris Sahib reported there were 259 majalis and 5,833 Khuddam. Huzooraa gave detailed guidance on the tajnid database being up to date and numbers accurate.
Huzooraa asked Mohtamim Atfal, Azeez Alaran Sahib to update his tajnid too and said that 100% of Atfal should participate in the Atfal programmes.
Oriolowo Abdur Rahman Sahib reported he was the “National Saiq Atfal”. To this, Huzooraa asked what this role was as it did not exist in the auxiliary’s structure. Huzooraa said the saiq is at the local majlis level, not at the national level and advised that his role should be of “Naib Mohtamim Atfal”.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked Abdus Samad Lawal Sahib, Mohtamim Tarbiyat about Salat attendance and how many Khuddam offered their prayers in congregation. Huzooraa said to Mohtamim Tarbiyat that he should ensure qaideen sent accurate reports in this regard.
Huzooraaasked Oladiti Taofeek Sahib, Mohtamim Talim whether Khuddam had been given a book to study. Oladiti Sahib reported that Khuddam were advised to study The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam, Invitation to Ahmadiyyat and Islam’s Response to Contemporary Issues. In the past, Khuddam had been asked to study The Will and were tested on the book too.
Huzooraa asked Abdurrofeeq Alaka Sahib, Naib Mohtamim Tabligh and Secretary Majlis Sultan-ul-Qalam whether the majlis did tabligh and how many bai‘ats had been achieved in the last year. Abdurrofeeq Sahib reported that they were able to achieve 63 bai‘ats in the last year.
Huzooraa asked Talabi Ahmad, Mohtamim Sehat-e-Jismani whether Khuddam played football prior to the pandemic, to which Talabi Sahib replied in the affirmative.
Abdul-Kabir Sahib, Mohtamim Nau Mubai‘een was instructed by Huzooraa to take count of all the converts and to contact every new convert.
Abdussalam Shakur Sahib, Qaid Kwara spoke with Huzooraa and used some Urdu words while conversing. Huzooraa smiled and asked if he was a missionary to which Abdussalam Sahib said he was not. Huzooraa asked where he had learnt Urdu, to which he said, in Urdu, that he spoke a little Urdu and had learnt it from “Maulvi Sahib” – the local missionary. Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, while smiling, said:
“That’s good! At least you have learned a little from Maulvi Sahib, masha-Allah.”
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa continued to ask every khadim in the meeting about their roles, in spite of the poor streaming connection.
At the end, Huzooraa noted the connection was poor and closed the meeting by advising Sadr Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nigeria the following:
“Your voice is not reaching me properly so we should end here. All I will tell you is, all your mohtamims should read the constitution of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya and see in it what are their duties […] You all should see what your duties are and make your plans according to that constitution. And also try to update your tajnid list.
“In your next amila meeting, you must see what shortcomings you have and where to improve. So, make a plan, a countrywide plan, and then work hard to achieve your targets. The Internet connection is not good, so sometime later, when you have a good Internet connection, we shall meet again.”
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa conveyed his salaam and the meeting came to a close.
(Report prepared by Al Hakam)