A group of Khuddam and Atfal from Bensheim and Pfungstadt, Germany, on 4 January 2020 were graced with the opportunity to travel to Islamabad and meet Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper.
The group had the chance to ask Huzooraa various questions on an array of topics. The first question was presented by a tifl who asked Huzooraa why Allah revealed the Holy Quran. Huzooraa stated that God created man and sent prophets with His message whereby He guided people to the right path. Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa further added that numerous prophets had walked the earth, among them, some brought a new law, while others carried on previous teachings. When man’s psyche reached a point where it was capable to comprehend the final and complete Shariah (religious law), God sent the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, with the final law, the Holy Quran.
One khadim asked Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa regarding the Promised Messiah’sas books and enquired as to which book he recommended to read. In response, Huzooraa said to start with the topic the khadim was most interested in. The five-volume book set, Essence of Islam is a compilation of the writings of the Promised Messiahas presented topic-wise. Topics such as Allah, angels, the Day of Judgment, worship, women in Islam, human rights etc. are covered within this compilation of the Promised Messiah’sas writings. Huzooraa advised the khadim to read whichever topic he was most interested in and start from there.
A question was asked by a tifl regarding the purpose of life and how one may achieve it. Huzooraa quoted a verse from the Holy Quran, Surah al-Dhariyat, “And I have not created the Jinn and the men but that they may worship Me” (Ch.51: V.56). Huzooraa stated that this is the true essence and purpose of man’s life; to worship God and show gratitude.
Another question was about the current situation in the Middle East, the world as a whole, and how we can pray for this crisis to be averted. Huzooraa said that if everyone was to sincerely pray and felt true sympathy for humanity, then this crisis could be averted. Huzooraa further added that Hazrat Yunus’as nation prayed, and the punishment was averted. Thus, Huzooraa said, if every Ahmadi sincerely prays for three days, offers sacrifice and becomes solely His, then a huge change can come about in the world. But, Huzooraa said, first, it is important to make moral and spiritual transformations within ourselves.
A khadim expressed his worry about what can be done to ensure that the training and upbringing of the new generation is done correctly. Huzooraa said that firstly, every parent should introspect and rectify any shortcoming they may have and become good role models for children. Once this is achieved, children will observe this and give value to what is said to them; this can help them understand that what parents are saying is in actuality for their betterment. Such a relationship should be fostered where children feel comfortable sharing their problems with parents. Huzooraa further added that it is not necessary to scold one’s children; the real achievement is to raise your children without having to scold them.
Upon this, the mulaqat came to a close and the khuddam and atfal had the opportunity to take group photos with Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa.