Asif Munir, Missionary New Zealand
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Waikato, New Zealand, hosted a Seeratun Nabi Jalsa on 30 September 2023. The event was attended by many external guests, including professors from Waikato University and a parliamentary candidate. Profound speeches were delivered on the day, highlighting the blessed character and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.
The event commenced with a warm welcome by Ansar Mahmood Sahib, who extended a heartfelt greeting to the guests, emphasising the importance of coming together as a community to celebrate the blessed life and character of the Holy Prophetsa.
The formal programme commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by an Urdu poem with its translation.
In his introductory remarks, Ansar Mahmood Sahib shed light on the purpose of celebrating the Seeratun Nabi Jalsa and its historical importance in our Jamaat.
Adeel Ahmad Sahib delivered a speech focusing on the Holy Prophet’ssa life as the perfect exemplar. He emphasised how the Holy Prophetsa would balance his worldly affairs with religious obligations, offering invaluable lessons for contemporary society.
I also had the opportunity to deliver a speech, highlighting Prophet Muhammad’ssa role as the “Prince of Peace”, and shedding light on the fact that his teachings can surely pave the way for inner peace, domestic tranquillity, and international harmony.
Qamar Bilal Sahib, President of the Waikato Jamaat, addressed the audience on the importance of prophets as sources of guidance for humanity. He also touched upon the status of women in Islam, shedding light on the religion’s emphasis on women’s dignity, rights, and respect.
The event concluded with a silent prayer. Then, an Arabic qaseedah was presented.
This Seeratun Nabi Jalsa not only celebrated the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa, but also served as a platform for fostering understanding, unity, and a shared commitment to peace and compassion within the community.