On 15 June, a group of Khuddam from Germany had the privilege of meeting with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa. Among the Khuddam were some who were either meeting Huzooraa for the very first time with some meeting Huzooraa after a very long period.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa then graciously opened the floor to the Khuddam who began asking questions they had.
One Khadim, who is serving as a qaid, told Huzooraa that there is a lot of diversity among members of the Jamaat. Some members are from Pakistan, while others are born and raised in Germany. The Khadim asked Huzooraa how they could further strengthen the brotherhood among members of the Jamaat.
Answering the Khadim’s question, Huzooraa stated:
“You should make different types of interactive programmes for all members. For those who are interested in studies, there should be an informative programme for them.”
Huzooraa further stated:
“You should make programmes on contemporary issues and religious topics; talks on common subjects should be chosen to have interactive discussions on, such as ‘Is there a need for religion?’ Discussions should be held on various other topics too such as how one can make time for the five daily prayers. By doing this you will be able to cater to everyone’s needs and this will be more beneficial and interesting for all members.”
Another Khadim asked Huzooraa why God puts man through various trials.
Answering the Khadim’s question, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa stated:
“Did God not also put prophets through trials. God’s most beloved prophet was the Holy Prophetsa and we can see through history how many hardships he had to endure.”
Huzooraa further gave examples of the Holy Prophetsa in which he had to endure hardships in Mecca, Taif and Medina. Huzooraa further stated:
“If the Holy Prophetsa endured hardships, then who are we that we should not be tried.”
One Khadim, after requesting Huzooraa for prayers, asked if it is permissible to break Salat due to certain circumstances. Upon this, Huzooraa replied in the affirmative and stated:
“If you are offering your prayers and you hear a child cry out of pain, you should leave your Namaz and cater to the child and take him to hospital [or provide the appropriate medical attention]. This is allowed.” Huzooraa added, “It should be taken into consideration what the circumstance is.”
The Khadim further asked if this was permissible even if it is relating to work or business. Huzooraa replied, “No, this is not permissible for business or worldly matters”. Huzooraa said to the Khadim that he should read the last 3 verses of Surah al-Jumuah and the answer will be clear.
Another Khadim asked Huzooraa regarding the Atfal who, when asked what they wish to do when they are older, reply that they wish to become footballers or athletes. He asked what our response should be to this.
Answering the question, Huzooraa stated:
“If they are interested, then it is fine; you should not discourage them.” Huzooraa added, “You should remind them that whether they decide to become a footballer, a doctor or an engineer, they should always remember God, never leave their prayers and also serve their religion. When you lay emphasis on this, then they will begin to slowly understand.”
Huzooraa added that these are things a child desires and when a child who is studying in year five reaches year 10, they usually would have changed their aspirations 6 times. That is why it is important to not discourage children from the beginning and instead, listen to them and encourage them in a profession where they can help mankind.
In the end, the Khuddam had the opportunity to take a group picture with Huzooraa.