Zubair Khalil Khan, President Jamaat Bensheim, Germany
On 19 October 2020, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Bensheim got the opportunity to present the details of various steps taken during the Covid-19 pandemic, during an event held at the Conference Hall of the city. Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya was invited by the foreign council of the city to deliver a presentation.
It is worth mentioning that out of 5,400 foreign residents of Bensheim city, which has a total population of 40,000, only Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya – which has only 300 members in the area – was honoured to explain its effective eff orts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Murtza Mannan Sahib, a missionary, delivered an effective presentation for the event. He gave an introduction to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, the Promised Messiah, and explained the two purposes of Islam that have been the guiding light for all Ahmadi Muslims; worship of Allah and service to mankind. The importance of Khilafat was also discussed.
Murtaza Sahib highlighted how Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya has always followed the laws of the land with complete loyalty and love of the country, as Islam has taught.
While talking about the emphasis paid by Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, as well as the Chancellor of Germany to follow the Covid-19 precautions, he explained how the local Ahmadiyya Community have implemented the rules and regulations of the government. Adhering to the government instructions, the local mosque was closed for two months and later opened in the month of June.
Along with pictures, Murtaza Sahib explained how the coronavirus precautionary measures were implemented in the mosque and which continue today. The visits to the mosque and admiration by the city authorities for following these instructions were also highlighted.
In the second part of the presentation, all the eff orts done by Lajna Imaillah, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya and Majlis Ansarullah were also shown.
Lajna Imaillah prepared 2234 handmade masks and distributed them to those in need, and various other departments and institutions. The help offered to sick and needy neighbours by Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya was also presented.
On a weekly basis, provisions of food packets were distributed to the poor and needy by Majlis Ansarullah. This act also attracted the praise of local authorities. Blood donations and transport help have also been provided by the local Ahmadiyya Community during the pandemic.
At the end of the presentation, the city foreign council officials praised the efforts done by the local Ahmadiyya Community, and termed the Jamaat as an exemplary entity for all others to follow.