Khuddam, Lajna and Ansar in India hold their annual ijtemas

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Ijtema, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya India

On 22-24 October 2021, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya India and Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya India held their 51st and 42nd annual ijtema, respectively.

After a gap of a year, the ijtemas were held following Covid-19 protocols, and khuddam from only five provinces were allowed to attend, namely Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi NCR.

Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa had approved the theme of “Har ik neiki ki jarr ye ittiqa hay” (“The root of every good is righteousness”) for this year’s ijtema. Huzooraa also sent a faith-inspiring message for the atfal and khuddam of India, which was then sent to all khuddam and atfal of India in their regional languages.

On all three days of the ijtema, congregational Tahajud prayer, special dars and programmes for praying at the blessed tomb of the Promised Messiahas were held.

On day one, after the Fajr prayer, the ijtema was formally inaugurated with the flag hoisting at Aiwan-e-Khidmat (offices of MKA India).

Then, the sports competitions commenced at 9 am, and the flag of India was hoisted. 

At 3 pm, the Liwa-e-Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya was hoisted at the ijtema gah, which was followed by the inaugural session. Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya India read out the special message of Huzooraa. The annual report of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya and Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya was also presented. This session concluded with the address of Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya India and dua (silent prayer).

At this year’s ijtema, a special exhibition was also arranged displaying sayings of Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa in regard to reading the Promised Messiah’s book, Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya.

During the ijtema, special sittings were arranged on the topic of hasti-e-Bari Ta‘ala (The existence of God), in which specialists from different fields addressed the attendees. The topics included the existence of God in the creation of humans, the Holy Quran and genetic engineering and the existence of God and unification of forces. 

The ijtema was streamed live as well which was available on the official MKA website. Moreover, the live translations of different sittings were available in Tamil and Malayalam languages. Some majalis had also made special arrangements to listen to the proceedings in congregation.

On the third day, a special documentary, titled, “The purpose of the establishment of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya and the expectations of Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat was shown.

On all three days, academic competitions were held in which khuddam and atfal from all over India participated via video recordings as well.

The concluding session was presided over by Shiraz Ahmad Sahib, Additional Nazir-e-Ala South India, at 9:30 pm, which commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran, nazm and Khuddam and Atfal pledges. 

This was followed by the ijtema report by Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya India, and words of thanks by sadr of the ijtema committee.

Then, the concluding address was delivered by additional nazir-e-ala South India, which was followed by the prize distribution. 

Ijtema Lajna Imaillah India

On 22-24 October 2021, Lajna Imaillah India and Nasirat-ul-Ahmadiyya India held their annual ijtema at the Nusrat Jahan Lajna Hall, Qadian.

The ijtema was held as per Covid-19 regulations and Lajna and Nasirat from only five provinces were allowed to attend, namely Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi.

On 22 October, Liwa-e-Lajna Imaillah was hoisted, which was followed by a march-past by nasirat. Then, the inaugural session was held, in which Huzoor’s special message was read out by the sadr of Lajna Imaillah India.

During the ijtema, academic competitions were held for Lajna members and nasirat, in which members from around India participated through audio recordings as well.

During the ijtema, audio recordings of educational and tarbiyat discussion programmes of Shimoga and Kolkata majalis were also presented.

An interesting musha‘irah (poetry recital) and handicraft exhibition was also held.

In accordance with the instructions of Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, the inaugural and concluding sessions and some special sittings were streamed live as well.

Nazir-e-ala Qadian addressed the attendees with the arrangement of purdah. Huzoor’s special message was again read out during the concluding session. 

This was followed by the prize distribution among Lajna and Nasirat members.

Ijtema Majlis Ansarullah India

On 22-24 October 2021, Majlis Ansarullah India held its 41st annual ijtema, in Qadian. This year’s theme was “Aqeemus-salat”, “Establish prayer”.

On all three days of the ijtema, Tahajud prayers and special dars were arranged in different mosques of Qadian.

On 22 October 2021, after hoisting the Liwa-e-Ansarullah and dua, the inaugural session commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran, the Ansarullah pledge and a nazm. After this, the sadr of Majlis Ansarullah India read out a special message from Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa. This was followed by the annual report of Majlis Ansarullah India.

This year, due to Covid-19, representatives from the neighbouring provinces of Qadian were invited to attend the ijtema, and live streaming was made available for the ansar all over India.

During the ijtema, academic and sports competitions were held, in which ansar from all over India also participated virtually as well. Special sessions and a question and answer session were also held.

The concluding session was held on 24 October, which was presided by nazir-e-ala Qadian. Certificates were distributed among the best majalis with respect to their annual performance, and ansar who got positions in academic and sports competitions.

The ijtema concluded with dua.

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