Mishaal Baten, Paraguay Correspondent
On 1 October 2023, a group of Ahmadi and non-Ahmadi friends gathered at the Asunción Mission House in anticipation of a road trip. We headed to Villarrica, a city nestled in the heart of Paraguay to celebrate Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi. Villarrica is located 150km from the capital and a 3-hour bus ride. 22 passengers boarded the bus to attend this blessed event.
This was a historic event as Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi was being celebrated in Villarrica for the first time. The event was well organised with the active participation of local members and contacts. Just before the event commenced, participants partook in lunch followed by the Zuhr prayer.
The formal event started shortly after and began with the recitation from the Holy Quran with its translation, followed by an Arabic qaseedah, hadith, and an introduction to the life of the Holy Prophetsa.
After this, Ataul Ghalib Sahib, the missionary in Villarrica, delivered a speech on “The Holy Prophet’ssa Treatment of non-Muslims.” An address was delivered by missionary-in-charge Paraguay, Abdun Nur Baten Sahib on “The Holy Prophetsa, a Mercy for Mankind.”
The event was concluded with silent prayer and refreshments. The event had a good turnout with a total of 37 attendees. The participants had the opportunity to stop by the local mission house before heading back to Asuncion.