Syed Mukarram Nazeer, Canada Correspondent
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada’s Brampton West Imarat held a Jalsa Yaum-e-Masih-e-Maud on 18 March 2023, with Naib Amir Canada, Farhan Khokhar Sahib, presiding.
In his opening remarks, the local amir, Abdul Jabbar Zafar Sahib, provided a brief introduction to the jalsa, highlighting its purpose and importance. Umair Khan Sahib spoke on the “Renaissance of Islam through the Promised Messiahas”. He emphasised the signs and proofs of the advent of the Promised Messiah in light of the Holy Quran, Hadith, and excerpts from the writings of the Promised Messiahas. A short video presentation titled “Qadian Darul Amaan” was shown after the speech. Secretary Talim of Brampton West Imarat, Mansoor Nasir Sahib, delivered a speech on “Signs of Truthfulness of the Promised Messiahas”. This was followed by a quiz competition, in which 135 members participated. Naib Amir Canada delivered the closing remarks. The Jalsa concluded with silent prayer and was attended by approximately 800 people.
A jalsa was also held in Brampton East Imarat on 26 March 2023 at the Mubarak Mosque, and was presided over by missionary-in-charge Canada Abdul Rasheed Anwar Sahib. The jalsa started with the recitation from the Holy Quran with its English and Urdu translations, and an Urdu poem with its English translation. The first presentation was delivered by two young Ahmadis, Arif Khizer Sahib and Shahzad Khan Dooboray Sahib, on “How Ahmadiyyat has changed our lives.”
The second speech was presented by Asif Arif Sahib, a missionary, on “The Promised Messiah’sas Advent and World Peace”.
The concluding address was delivered by the missionary-in-charge Canada on “Examples from the blessed life of the Promised Messiahas”. He presented various faith-inspiring incidents from the life of the Promised Messiahas.
The jalsa ended with silent prayer and was attended by over 700 members in-person and 50 members online.