On 12 June 2021, Palestinian Ahmadi Muslims from the West Bank met Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa. This was the first ever virtual mulaqat for members of this area and many were meeting Huzooraa for the first time.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa started the meeting by conveying salaam. Huzooraa then asked Muhammad Sharif Odeh Sahib, Amir Jamaat Kababir how many men and women were present. Sharif Sahib reported there were 55 men and 21 women – a total of 71 Ahmadi members – present.
Huzooraa then called Amjad Sahib to recite a portion of the Holy Quran.
Abdul Qadir Sahib, Sadr Jamaat West Bank, was then called by Huzooraa. Abdul Qadir Sahib, on behalf of the Jamaat in Palestine, thanked Huzooraa for meeting them. He prayed the meeting would become a means of peace and blessings for Ahmadis in Palestine.
Abdul Qadir Sahib said they were seated in Dar-ul-Amn, a mosque and building that was built on a foundation stone that was blessed by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa, who also named it Dar-ul-Amn.
Abdul Qadir Sahib gave a brief background and history to the Jamaat in Palestine. The Jamaat in the West Bank was officially established during the era of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh and since then, it has developed into “a strong tree” during the era of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
Abdul Qadir Sahib prayed and expressed his desire for Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa to visit them personally.
On hearing the sentiments of Abdul Qadir Sahib, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said, “Jazakallah! May Allah the Almighty shower His blessings.”
Next, a qaseedah (Arabic poem written by the Promised Messiahas in praise of the Holy Prophetsa) was recited by three Palestinian Khuddam.
Members were then given the opportunity to ask questions to Huzooraa.
Farhan Salahat Sahib asked whether an Ahmadi – especially if a woman – could hide their faith due to fear of persecution from their non-Ahmadi relatives or from others. He also asked the wisdom behind why the Holy Prophetsa allowed some companions to keep their faith hidden to save themselves from persecution.
In response, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa said:
“If there is fear and one cannot stand up for themselves – some women cannot fight back – then if they have belief in their heart, they may keep it there and not openly express it. There is no harm in this. However, if they have the strength and courage to withstand the hostility […] then they should express it openly.
“If we look at the history of the Companionsra [of the Holy Prophetsa] we find that some companions, who became Muslims in the early days, were afforded the protection of a prominent chief or leader and therefore did not face cruelties; however, they [the Companions] would say, ‘We withdraw ourselves from your protection because we wish to endure the same injustices and cruelties that our other Muslim brothers are enduring.’
“At the same time, it is also proven from history that the Holy Prophetsa allowed some people – who could not bear the hostility – to keep their faith private and in their hearts, if they could not bear the opposition. Wisdom dictates this too.
“There were lots of Muslims, who, after the migration of the Holy Prophetsa, stayed in Mecca as believers, but kept their faith hidden […]”.
Huzooraa narrated the example of two Muslims, who had believed but had kept their faith hidden and went along with the disbelievers of Mecca to fight Muslims. But when they came close to the Muslim army, the two companions left the flank of the disbelievers and joined the Muslims, saying they had kept their faith hidden and used this journey as an excuse to join the Muslims.
Huzooraa said, “The Holy Prophetsa did not ask them why they kept their faith hidden; rather, he gave them refuge and joined them with the Muslims.”
Huzooraa said he narrates such incidents in his Friday Sermons on the Companionsra of the Holy Prophetsa.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa then said that if circumstances demanded, then one could hide their faith, especially women. However, where it is possible to openly express and practice one’s faith, one should do so.
Muhammad Alawneh Sahib from Palestine asked whether Ahmadi Muslims could join political parties within their country. He also asked if Ahmadis could join resistance movements and organisations operating outside the control of the government.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa responded by saying:
“An Ahmadi Muslim is a citizen of their country too and they can be a member of political parties in their country. Indeed, when they become involved in a political party, their voice will reach those circles and people whom it could not otherwise reach.
“Moreover, if they have a role in policymaking, they will be able to form policies that may prove beneficial for the country, as they will be in a position to present their sincere counsel and to act according to the command of Allah the Almighty, that whenever you are asked for your opinion, give it with integrity. So there is no harm in joining political parties; many [Ahmadi Muslims] do so around the world.
“When India and Pakistan were together, at that time too, some of our members were representatives of political parties.
“Then, in Pakistan, until Ahmadi Muslims were declared non-Muslims, Ahmadi Muslims took part in the political process of the country.
“In Africa, we have a higher number of members who are involved in politics. We have many members of the Jamaat who are highly educated there and there are politicians too who are elected as members of parliament and then become ministers too. In this way, they strive to work for the betterment of their nation.”
The same was for Europe too where Ahmadis had joined politics wherever the opportunity arose, Huzooraa said.
“Therefore, there is no reason for us to avoid entering politics; there is no reason not to join political parties. When we are citizens of a country, then we should play a part in that country’s form of government and we should play the most excellent role so that others can witness just how well we can, with honesty, serve the country and nation […]
“As far as resistance movements are concerned, an Ahmadi must keep in mind that they must avoid any organisation that causes violence, destruction, rebellion and chaos.
“If there is an established government and it organises a protest [against injustice], then Ahmadi Muslims may also take part because that is a governmental action. This includes war too. If, by joining the government’s military or police, they are required to fight, then they should fight.
“In many countries, Ahmadi Muslims have joined their country’s military, fulfil their role as soldiers and fight on behalf of their country.
“However, Ahmadi Muslims should not join or support any organisations that are not backed or supported by the government, and whose policies are at odds with their government, and who seek to fulfil their own agenda, merely in the name of ‘freedom’. Ahmadis should avoid such organisations and groups.
“However, if the government says that now is the time for its citizens to make sacrifices for the country and are asked to join the country’s military and support the government’s policies, under such circumstances, Ahmadi Muslims should certainly join […]”.
Huzooraa said each organisation and party needed to be looked at before joining. If they caused disorder or rebellion, they should be avoided.
“An Ahmadi should save themselves from being involved in disorder.”
Saher Abdul Jaleel Sahiba, a Palestinian Ahmadi lady, asked Huzooraa how a person could know if they had reached the next stage of spirituality.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said:
“The task of a believer is to continuously strive and not to focus on what their current spiritual rank or what the next rank is. Allah the Almighty knows better as to where one rank starts and the other begins. That is why a believer is told, ‘You must excel in righteous deeds […]; you must continue the jihad of purifying your soul.’
“When a person notices they are developing a righteous transformation within themselves and are developing a connection with Allah the Almighty, they do not start thinking of attaining a higher rank […]; they think, ‘How can I attain the pleasure of Allah the Almighty?’; ‘As I have now held onto Allah the Almighty, may I never let go.’
“As soon as a person begins to think they have reached a spiritual rank, arrogance begins to creep into a person’s mind, and arrogance is an extremely bad trait. It was arrogance that hindered Iblis being obedient.”
Huzooraa said a person should only aim to gain the pleasure of Allah the Almighty through fulfilling His commandments as one could not ascertain spiritual ranks. The important thing was to ponder and self-reflect as to whether one had followed the hundreds of commandments of Allah the Almighty mentioned in the Holy Quran, Huzooraa stressed.
“Have you acted on all these commandments? Have you searched for them? When you have found these commandments and have acted on them, only then speak of the next step. It is then that Allah the Almighty bestows that rank Himself – it is not given due to human effort […]
“A person cannot judge as to what spiritual rank they have attained. It is the task of a muttaqi [righteous and God-fearing person] to strive to abide by the commandments of Allah the Almighty with righteousness and to seek the love and pleasure of Allah. This is our task and we should strive for this. It is a constant struggle and jihad – it is this jihad that takes one’s soul to closeness with Allah the Almighty and it is then that Allah informs a person of their rank in His view.”
Another Palestinian lady, Amal Abdul Jalil Sahiba, said she envied her African Ahmadi brothers and sisters because whenever Huzooraa looked towards them or met them, his face would light up with elation. She desired to know what special trait they possessed that she could also adopt.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said:
“The truth is, I smile at every sincere Ahmadi when they come to meet or sit with me. I am smiling seeing all of you too. And I have the same emotions [of love] for you as I have for Africans and those are the same feelings I have for Europeans.
“Every sincere Ahmadi, whether they are European, African, Asian, Arab, or from South America, or from anywhere, are all equal in my eyes. And the expressions of love emanating from their faces compel me to love them in the same way and to express the same love and affection they are showing.
“There is no difference here. Neither are you less than Africans, nor are Africans less than you; neither are Pakistanis better than you, nor are Africans more or less than any other nation, nor are Europeans. Whoever is a sincere Ahmadi and has a special relationship with Khilafat, whenever I meet them or see them, I smile [out of love for them].
“Whoever I meet – be it an African child, a European child, a South American child, a Pakistani child; be they young, male or female – I always have emotions of love in my heart for them. And I am always smiling.”
Huzooraa, with a smile, said, “Arabs meet me too. Have I ever expressed anger at them? I smile at you in the same way too. So, my heart possesses love for every true Ahmadi.”
Abdur Rahman Sahib said some Ahmadis in Palestine had close relatives who were not Ahmadis and some were even opposed to Ahmadiyyat. They desired not to distance themselves from them due to their relationship. He asked how, in such circumstances, an Ahmadi could raise their children so that they are not influenced by such relatives.
To this, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said:
“Firstly, create no situation in which opponents of Ahmadiyyat are able to express their opposition. Especially if children are seated with you, there is no need to talk about such matters because they will say things that will influence children […]. You are free to keep a relationship with them; in fact, one should do so; rather, [you should] keep an even better relationship and tell them, ‘The teachings of Ahmadiyyat – the true teachings of Islam – instruct us to forge a loving relationship with relatives. You can continue saying what you will about us; however, from our part, you will receive no hurt.’”
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said that with regard to religious edification and tarbiyat of children, as he said in the previous meeting with Ahmadis of Kababir, parents must strive and play their role in their upbringing. They would have to work hard for this. An environment where children were exposed to listening to and watching what the opponents [of Ahmadiyyat] say and do, could influence children. In such an environment, “at home, the mother and father should pay as much attention as they can to their children. They should teach children what faith is; why we are Ahmadis; what the true Islam is; what the difference is between us and such opponents.
“Children should understand that they are Ahmadis not for the sake of being another sect; rather, because they have listened to the call of the Holy Prophetsa and the commandment of Allah the Almighty in accepting the Messiah who was to revive faith. They should know what works Ahmadis are carrying out, which other sects are not.”
“They should be told another big difference too, that it is only Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya who has representation across the whole world and is striving to unite the world on one hand, especially the Muslim ummah.”
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa advised that children should not listen to religious debates and discussions with opponents of Ahmadiyyat. If an Ahmadi wishes to discuss religion with relatives who are opposed to the Jamaat, they can do so, but separately, away from children.
Huzooraa said this should happen “until children fully comprehend their faith; what their faith is; what the differences are between them and other Muslims, and why they are Ahmadi.”
This required “hard work” and a “great jihad”. “Every pious or great purpose requires a jihad”, Huzooraa said. It was this jihad that “will protect us and our future generations and insha-Allah, not only protect, but in the future, be a means of spreading the true message of Islam and Ahmadiyyat and our numbers will continue to steadily rise.”
Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa said:
“One should not be frightened from opposition – Ahmadiyyat spreads due to opposition too. If you reply to the allegations of opponents after thorough preparation, then you will be able to tell your children too that if someone poses such an allegation, its reply is thus. Inadvertently, children will be getting tarbiyat too. This is a jihad and a continuous jihad is required. There is no need to worry.”
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa further noted:
“Here, in the European society, we have to compete with those who are irreligious. [In Palestine] there are your relatives who oppose you, but at least they profess the kalima. Here, we face those who are not religious and they are hugely influencing society and children too. Now, we face not Christianity; rather, here, people are moving away from God Almighty. This requires great effort and a jihad, for which you have to give solid arguments and proofs to children.”
Huzooraa said carrying out a [spiritual] jihad is required all over the world and each area requires its own type of jihad.
Regarding Western society, Huzooraa further noted, “The amount of atheists being born today has never been witnessed before.”
Bushra Abdul Qadir Sahiba asked how parents in Palestine could protect Ahmadi Muslim children who were taught widespread and common beliefs about Islam in their schools.
“As far as aqidah [belief] is concerned, one major common belief and difference is that Jesus and the Mahdi are two separate people, or that Jesus will descend from the sky and the Mahdi will be born here. Or that after the Holy Prophetsa, no prophet can come – whether law-bearing or non-law-bearing.
“Though we do believe the Holy Prophetsa is Khatamun-Nabiyyin and no law-bearing prophet can come after him and the Holy Quran is the last book and no new shariah and [divine] book can come after it; however, as the Holy Prophetsa said, [non-law bearing] prophets can come.”
Huzooraa said he believed there was no reason to stop children from learning Islamic history and the Holy Quran etc. from school. If Ahmadi children were properly taught at home and told why they were Ahmadi, then this would be enough for them to develop intellectually and face the outside world and respond to allegations.
Shadi Mudallal Sahib asked if it was permissible to be friends with someone who had distanced themselves from the Jamaat but did not oppose it.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said:
“Yes there is no harm. Faith is a personal matter of the heart – ‘La ikraha fid-deen’ – there is neither compulsion nor coercion in religion.
“If someone thinks the Jamaat is not right and leaves after some time, but does not engage in opposition, and does not speak ill of the Promised Messiahas, and does not use disrespectful words regarding him, then, by all means, keep a relationship with them. It may be that this relationship of yours with them, at some point, may serve as a means of positive change for them and they may change their views, seek forgiveness and come back.
“Conversely, if you, as his friend, continue to create a distance from him, then they will only move further away […] Paying homage to friendship requires that if they are not opposing [the Jamaat], you should maintain cordial relations with him and even if they are showing opposition, there is still no harm in saying salaam etc. It could be that you become a means for their reformation at some point.”
Muhammad Salam Sahib, a Palestinian Khadim, said there were some in Palestine who had no connection whatsoever with religion or faith, but were not advocates of atheism either. Such people were purely lost in materialism and had no concern for the purpose of life or the Hereafter. Muhamad Salam Sahib wanted to know how such people could be brought closer to religion and faith.
Huzooraa responded by saying:
“You can only preach to those who are ready to listen; you cannot force them to listen.
ہر طرف آواز دینا ہے ہمارا کام آج
جس کی فطرت نیک ہے وہ آئے گا انجام کار
“[Today, spreading our voice is our duty; whoever is pure in nature, will eventually come to us] […] Those who have a pure nature will come […]”.
Hazrat Amirul Momineensa said our task was to continuously preach and tell others about Allah the Almighty and His nature.
“There comes a time – if the person is your close friend and you are constantly preaching to them and telling them about the existence of Allah the Almighty – when they will begin to think that Allah does exist.”
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa narrated an example of an Ahmadi who previously was not concerned with religion or the existence of God at all. His wife – a Christian from Belgium, who did research into Ahmadiyyat and accepted it – began to preach to him too. A time came when he admitted that God existed. Thereafter, he began thinking about the need for religion – as religious people say religion is from God. Ultimately, after research, he accepted Islam Ahmadiyyat too. This person said that as he understood and accepted the proof for the existence of God as provided by Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, and after research, he also accepted the Jamaat as true.
Huzooraa said one should slowly continue to preach to friends like the constant flow of drops.
“If drops of water repeatedly fall from a distance, they can create holes in the largest of stones.”
Apart from this, “We have not taken the responsibility to make everyone a believer. Allah the Almighty has said, ‘I give guidance, not you. Your task is to convey the message’”.
Those who possess a pure nature, Huzooraa said, would ultimately attest to the truth of the Jamaat.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa ended by saying, “If you convince them of God’s existence, they will come towards religion too”.
Saher Mahmud Sahiba asked how parents could stop children from spending too much time on the Internet and playing games, as these things can have an adverse effect on their health.
Huzooraa responded by saying:
“Even scientists and doctors are now saying that too much screen-time has a negative effect on a child’s eyesight and their thoughts, which is why children should not use the Internet or play games or watch television for more than an hour in a 24-hour period. However, as schools have been closed due to the coronavirus, a lot of education and learning is being done online.
“Nevertheless, such games should be avoided that are a waste of time, and not just a waste of time, but also a waste of money as well. You pay to purchase the game and then just as a person becomes addicted to certain things, so too do children become addicted to playing games. They cannot survive without them.”
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said gaming companies across the world show immoral and indecent adverts during the game. These, Huzooraa said, “pollute the minds of the children from a young age.”
Parents must pay close attention to what games their children were playing and what they were watching online. Children should also be instructed not to play more than an allocated time.
“Talk to your children and explain to them that ‘too much screen-time will be injurious to your eyesight and will impact your thinking. That is why it is better for you to read books instead, which are better for brain development. Also, arrange different activities for them; speak to them, sit with them, hold discussions with them and if they still insist, then try to show them such programmes online or on the television that will improve them academically and spiritually, and will also enable them to gain wisdom.”
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa emphasised that parents should take great caution with regard to children and what they do. Children should be encouraged to play sports outside
Huzooraa said, “You cannot be too strict either” because in today’s society, if one was strict, children would drift off of the right path. Instead, “By explaining to them with love and developing a personal relationship with your children, so that they see you – the mother and father – as their friends, one can achieve better ways of tarbiyat.”
“The most important aspect is for parents to work hard” with regard to the upbringing of their children, Huzooraa stressed.
At the end of the meeting, Sharif Odeh Sahib requested Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa to lead all the present Palestinian Ahmadis in silent prayer. Huzooraa led everyone in silent prayer, after which he conveyed his salaam and the meeting came to a close.
Impressions of participants
Participants of this mulaqat shared their impressions on meeting Huzooraa and receiving guidance from him.
Khalid Ahmad Sahib expressed:
“I felt very excited and happy to meet Huzooraa as this was my first time in a mulaqat with him. I liked Huzoor’s prompt replies. His radiant smile made me feel safe and at peace.”
Hani Mudallal Sahib said:
“This was my first time meeting Huzooraa and I was very excited. I was touched by the manner in which Huzooraa explained the deepest points in a very simple way. I felt safe and I believe that Huzooraa is a spiritual father to the whole world.”
Zahi Ziad Amir Sahib said:
“I was so tense because I was to recite the qaseedah in front of Huzooraa, and this was my first time in a mulaqat with him, but when I saw Huzoor’s radiant face, his beautiful smile made me feel comfortable and at peace. I appreciate the way Huzooraa loves all Jamaat members.”
Muhammad Alawneh Sahib expressed:
“I waited for this mulaqat eagerly. I even bought new clothes. I prayed to Allah to bless this mulaqat and make it a reason to heal all of our spiritual and physical ailments, and to make it a means of our forgiveness. My eyes were shedding tears once I saw Huzoor’s face […] I met Huzooraa once in London. Huzooraa is an effective cure for all sicknesses.”
Farhan Salahat Sahib said:
“I was feeling a bit nervous before the mulaqat and was preparing for it by means of istighfar. When I saw Huzoor’s blessed face, my heart was at peace and all the fear and tension just vanished; my heart was filled with happiness and elation. All the answers were perfect, direct and to the point. He answered the questions in a very simple way that suited every listener, no matter what their level of education might be.”
Odai Nofal Sahib said:
“I was so excited to be in this mulaqat. It is amazing how you feel at peace when you see Huzoor’s face, which is similar to seeing a bright light at the end of a dark tunnel. This was my first mulaqat with Huzooraa. I liked how Huzooraa answered the question regarding non-Ahmadi relatives and about the best way to bring up children.”
Abdul Rahman Abu Arqub Sahib expressed:
“I couldn’t wait to be in the mulaqat. I desired to benefit as much as I could from this programme because Huzooraa had given us a lot of his valuable time. This mulaqat was like a strong charge for our faith. This was my first time taking part in a mulaqat with Huzooraa. I want to increase my steadfastness in preaching. I learned an important lesson about trusting Allah the Almighty alone.”
Musa Ghanim Sahib said:
“I am really grateful to everyone who took part in preparing for the programme. My eyes started shedding tears. I don’t know what happened to me when I saw Huzooraa. I like how simple and cheerful Huzooraa is. He was answering the questions in a very strong, clear and simple way.”
Mahmood Nazzal Sahib said:
“I could not wait to see Huzooraa. I cannot explain what I felt when I saw his face for the first time.”
Muhyiddeen Ghanim Sahib said:
“This was the first time taking part in a mulaqat with Huzooraa.”
Amjad Omar Sahib said:
“I felt extremely happy and touched after meeting Huzooraa, especially because this was the first time I met with him and because this whole programme was made for Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Palestine.
“I felt so satisfied when I saw Huzoor’s blessed face on the screen, but it made me miss him and want to see him in person.
“It was impressive when Huzooraa spoke about raising children in a non-Ahmadi environment and when he spoke about the best way to deal with children when it comes to the use of phones and video games.”
Ali Assaf Sahib said:
“I had wanted to meet Huzooraa since I performed bai‘at. Alhamdulillah, my dream came true with this mulaqat. All my fear and nervousness vanished when I saw Huzooraa on the screen. This was my first time meeting him. All the points Huzooraa tackled during the mulaqat were extraordinary and interesting.”
Nimr Ajwa Sahib said:
“I did bai‘at back in 2014. I had been waiting ever since to be with Huzooraa, but it was very difficult to visit him in London due to financial constraints and because I am from Palestine.
“I do not have the words to describe the feeling I had when I saw Huzoor’s beautiful face on the screen. I have never experienced this feeling before. I loved the way Huzooraa smiled; it was touching to see. It even gave a strong push to bring a huge change in my life. There are a lot of bad habits that I wish to shun and this mulaqat has motivated me.”
Ziad Ahmad Sahib expressed:
“I was praying a lot for this mulaqat to be successful, and I had in my mind that I would feel at peace to an extent after this mulaqat. I was looking forward to being in this mulaqat just as a young child looks forward to Eid. I felt as if Huzooraa was directing each and every word towards me; whenever I looked at him, I saw him looking directly to my eyes so I felt shy and lowered my gaze. I desire to quit the habit of smoking. I used to feel shy to write to Huzooraa about it.”
Abdul Aziz Nazzal Sahib said:
“I recited the qaseedah in front of Huzooraa. My fear was increasing with time. When I saw Huzoor’s beautiful face, all the fear vanished. I was touched to feel Huzoor’s love and his kind heart that is open and available for everyone from every nationality, country and race. Now, my biggest aim is to meet Huzooraa in person.”
Khulood Khalid Sahiba said:
“I am so grateful to Allah for enabling us to be in this great spiritual mulaqat. I cannot describe my feelings. I tried to prepare myself by doing istighfar, tasbih and tahleel. I started reflecting on how my condition would be when standing in front of Allah the Exalted. I was touched to know how vast Huzoor’s love is for the Jamaat and how everyone is equal in his sight.”
Amal Abdul Jalil Sahiba said:
“I was scared because I did not want Allah the Almighty to reveal to Huzooraa my shortcomings and sins; I did not want Allah to deprive me of the blessings of this mulaqat, so I kept doing istighfar and reciting durood. I prepared for this mulaqat just as children prepare for Eid, which includes buying new clothes for me and my children and arranging the house and making it smell nice. Allah the Almighty accepted my dua when I met Huzooraa for the first time. I prayed to Allah to enable my Ahmadi brothers and sisters to gather in Dar-ul-Amn mosque and see Huzooraa. Huzoor’s calmness and wisdom impressed me a lot.”
Sahar Abdul Jaleel Sahiba said:
“When I saw Huzoor’s face, I felt as if the moon had descended from the sky. I learned a lot about bringing up children and the point of being able to join political parties was new to me, alhamdulillah.”
Rama Odeh Sahiba said:
“I thought I was dreaming when I saw Huzooraa speaking. It was lovely to see Huzoor joking and smiling with us, all the while providing genuine answers to our questions.”
Alaa Salahat Sahiba expressed:
“I was overjoyed to meet with Huzooraa. I made a lot of dua for this programme to be successful. I cried a lot because this was the first time I saw Huzooraa in a mulaqat.”
Maisaa Naif Sahiba expressed:
“I used to think that Huzooraa was very serious and did not smile, but I was surprised today after seeing him. He was so simple and cheerful. I pray that I am able to always see him.”
Samah Alawneh Sahiba expressed:
“Nothing can describe my feelings when I saw Huzoor’s face, save the couplet written by the Promised Messiahas when he said:
جسمي يطير إليك من شوق علا
يا ليت كانت قوة الطيران
“Meaning, ‘My body flies to you because of how I miss you. I wish I had the power to fly.’”
Hanaa Azim Sahiba expressed:
“I smiled automatically the moment I saw Huzooraa. I prayed to Allah to lengthen the time of the mulaqat so that I could see his face and listen to him more. I feel so fortunate to have been able to meet with Huzooraa once in my life.”
Asia Ziad Sahiba said:
“It was my first mulaqat with Huzooraa, so I was so happy. I do not have enough words to describe my feelings when I saw Huzoor’s face on the screen. I felt as though my heart was, erstwhile, totally empty, but now, was being filled with light. I pray to have an in-person mulaqat with Huzooraa soon.”
(Report prepared by Al Hakam. With thanks to Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kababir)