Ibrahim Chaudhry, Mohtamim Tarbiyat, MKA USA
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA held a Khilafat Day event on 27 May 2023, at the Baituz Zafar Mosque in Queens, New York and virtually broadcast it to all members across the country. More than 400 participants attended in person, with an estimated 3000 members joining virtually.
The event was presided over by Sahibzada Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad Sahib, Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya USA, and began with the recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by a hadith, Urdu poem, and opening remarks by Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA.
After the opening remarks, a presentation was conducted and moderated by my humble self. The presentation highlighted the need for Khilafat in our lives, and a few khuddam shared personal testimonies of how Khilafat had a revolutionary impact on their lives.
Afterwards, a quote of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra was presented regarding Khilafat.
The first speaker was a new convert from Philadelphia, Jaheim Thomas, who shared his conversion story and how his life completely changed after accepting Ahmadiyyat and coming under the blessed institution of Khilafat.
Then, a video clip of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was played where he described the divine institution and work of Khilafat compared to any other world leader and how Khilafat constantly cares for and prays for all the Ahmadis in the world. Another clip was played of Huzoor-e-Anwaraa explaining how we can become the true sultan-e-naseer of Khilafat. This was followed by another quote of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.
The next speaker was Naib Sadr MKA USA, Hibbi Iqbal Sahib, who shared his personal experiences and how khuddam can protect themselves from Dajjal by coming under the shield of Khilafat.
Another clip of Huzoor-e-Anwaraa was played about needing a leader.
Then, Seraj Bhatti Sahib shared his personal experiences with Khilafat and how he truly understood the divine status of Khilafat through the instructions of Huzooraa on cryptocurrency and how he saw himself over the course of time, and how powerful Huzoor’saa guidance was to protect Ahmadis from the repercussions of trading in crypto-currency while the whole world initially held the opposite opinion.
The last speaker, Zarik Khan Sahib, shared his experiences with Khilafat, who had the opportunity to do waqf-e-ardhi for a month in Islamabad, UK, and spend the blessed month of Ramadan in the company of Huzoor-e-Anwaraa.
Towards the end, Amir Sahib Jamaat USA delivered an address highlighting the immense status of Khilafat and how to understand its true significance.