“I couldn’t help but recall the earliest satellite transmission by MTA and the Jamaat’s progress”: New Zealand amila members reflect on mulaqat


Mubarak Ahmad Khan, New Zealand Correspondent

Following the blessed opportunity of meeting Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa through the first-ever virtual mulaqat between Jamaat members in New Zealand and Huzooraa, we share the sentiments of those who were present in this mulaqat below:

Isaac Mohammed Sahib, Mohtamim Talim said:

“Initially, I felt nervous, but beloved Huzoor’saa sense of humour made it much more relaxed and far more enjoyable – I felt at ease.”

Muhammad Azeem Zafarullah Sahib, Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya New Zealand commented:

Alhamdulillah, the mulaqat was very inspiring for me personally. Huzooraa was so gracious and kind with his words and advice towards us all. Rather than tell us off for our shortcomings as office bearers, he acknowledged the efforts and inspired us to strive further and not to stop. Even during the light-hearted moments, every word had wisdom and advice for me to ponder on.”

Suheb Ahmad Sahib, Additional Mohtamim Tarbiyat (Rishta Nata) said:

“The days leading to the mulaqat, I felt very nervous and excited. I spent my days praying that may Allah give me and the rest of the amila members the strength to speak to Huzooraa, and that may we have all the correct responses to Huzoor’s questions and that our responses may please him. When I saw Huzooraa, I felt very calm and full of excitement.”

Furqan Mahmood Sahib, Mohtamim Ishaat commented:

“When Huzooraa first came in, his presence was sufficient to leave us overwhelmed. However, his warm and loving nature immediately offset the pressure of being before him. Though watching the Friday Sermons and other programmes on MTA has a significant impact on an Ahmadi Muslim’s connection with his beloved Imamaa, this personal interaction has invigorated my love for our Khalifa by an incomparable extent.”

Asad Muhamad Sahib, Mohatmim Sehat-e-Jismani said:

“My heart was beating very fast before my turn to speak to beloved Huzooraa. But he made my heart and mind at peace.”

Mansoor Cheema Sahib, National Secretary Wasaya commented:

“I was very nervous before the mulaqat. Huzooraa was very kind, loving and caring to us. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting and cannot forget his beautiful apt jokes to make us all laugh and happy. This mulaqat was like a refresher course and gives encouragement and new spirit to work hard in Allah’s way.”

Mohamed Anas Raheem Sahib, Mohtamim Tarbiyat said:

“I was incredibly moved to be in the presence of the Khalifa of the time, albeit virtually. Huzooraa was so gracious to all of us. Huzoor’s humour and pleasant smile were infectious. The opportunity to see my beloved Imamaa has recharged me and given me the motivation to strive harder to better myself.”

Nuruddin Boateng Sahib, National Secretary Ishaat said:

“I was very anxious for days in fear that I would not be able to make it to the mulaqat as I had developed ailing symptoms; my doctors had not been able to give a diagnosis yet and I had been unwell at home for the past two days. Masha-Allah, I felt very energised eventually when the time came to meet Huzooraa. I felt very blessed that beloved Huzooraa remembers my father of blessed memory and that Huzooraa graciously took a lot of his time to advise me on what to do to serve the Jamaat better.” 

Najam Ul Islam Sahib, National Secretary Umur-e-Ama commented:

“There was a lot of uncertainty before meeting my beloved Huzooraa. I was nervous and extremely unsettled. This condition changed to calmness and peace as soon as I saw Huzooraa. Every time I meet Huzooraa it strengthens my absolute belief in Khilafat and Allah’s mercy on me.”

Basharat Ahmad Khan Sahib, Auditor Majlis Ansarullah New Zealand said:

Alhamdulillah, it was a feeling of immense joy for me to have had this historic virtual mulaqat with Huzooraa. I couldn’t help but recall the earliest satellite transmission by MTA of 1992 and the phenomenal progress the Jamaat has made since. It is due to a sheer grace of Allah and the blessings of Khilafat, which is the only thing that binds Ahmadis together.”

Mubarak Ahmad Khan Sahib, National Secretary Rishta Nata commented:

“I was excited to have a virtual mulaqat with Huzooraa. I had mixed feelings of joy and fear before we had the meeting. Joy for having an opportunity to meet Huzooraa after seven years, and fear about my shortcomings. Once the meeting started, Huzooraa, with his pleasant humour, relaxed the atmosphere of the meeting and my fear vanished. I fully enjoyed the meeting.”

Dr Nadeem Ahmad Sahib, National General Secretary and Sadr Majlis Ansarullah New Zealand commented:

“I was impressed with Huzoor’s personal connection and how he recognised a number of attendees even though he has not met many of us for extended periods. And although the mulaqat was virtual, it was almost as if he was sitting with us face to face. I also had an overwhelming sense of relief at the mulaqat session going well, and as always was struck with Huzoor’s grasp of all matters both related to Jamaat and outside.”

Mofeed Ahmed Sahib, Mohtamim Atfal said:

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah, the mulaqat went very well. It was really good and blessed for everyone. We were told that Huzooraa would only spend one hour, but alhamdulillah, Huzooraa spent an extra 20 minutes and guided everyone.”

Bashir Ahmed Khan Sahib, National President Jamaat New Zealand said:

“What a faith-inspiring session with our beloved Imamaa. There was so much anticipation, but with a degree of stress and anxiety as part of the build-up; more so when you are serving as the head of a jamaat in a country. Seeing Huzooraa despite the late hours in New Zealand, hearing his ‘Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu’, and seeing the radiance from his countenance with his beautiful smile melted my heart and took away all worries and anxiety. 

“His calm and cheerful words of advice, including his cheerful choice of words that kept us smiling was actually recharging our love for our Imamaa in a manner that I never expected, especially since this was a virtual session, thousands of kilometres from us. I realised this was an experience with a spiritual father who took time with his loved ones and strengthened his bond with his people.”

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