Hamda Soosn Chaudhry, Sadr Lajna Imaillah Germany
On 20 February 2022, the new members of Lajna Imaillah Germany had the wonderful opportunity to have a virtual mulaqat with Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa.
The Lajna members who were born between 1 October 2005 and 31 December 2006, were able to register themselves online for this virtual mulaqat. A total of 254 Lajna members were able to attend this mulaqat. Sadr Lajna Imaillah Germany and National General Secretary of Lajna Imaillah were also present at this blessed occasion.
At 8:30 am the Lajna members started to arrive. All Lajna members, the ones for duty and the ones attending the mulaqat had to comply with the health and safety regulations. Upon passing that, the Lajna members registered themselves for the mulaqat, received their name tags and stored their valuables at the amanat (bag storage). For most of the attendees, this was the first gathering as Lajna members.
After passing all the checkpoints successfully, Lajna members were sitting in the mulaqat hall and waiting patiently for their beloved Huzooraa. Lajna members were gifted with a pen and diary, that they could keep as a souvenir.
At 13:25 pm, Huzooraa appeared on the screen, and the meeting commenced with the recitation from the Holy Quran.
We are grateful to Allah the Almighty, that we were blessed to have this opportunity. We would also like to express our deep sense of gratitude to beloved Huzooraa for giving us his precious time, Jazak-Allah.
The glow in the eyes of the girls was indescribable as they waited with joy for Huzoor-e-Aqdasaa and became very emotional after the mulaqat. May Allah the Almighty strengthen this love for Khilafat in their hearts and keep it alive forever. Amin.
Some mothers have called me after the mulaqat and reported how they see their girls have changed and that the mulaqat had a positive emotional effect on their daughters, alhamdulillah.
Following is some feedback from the participants:
Lubna Bilal Kahlon Sahiba, General Secretary, said:
“Mulaqat with Huzooraa always has a magical effect and, after a long time, could not control my emotions and get the courage to look at the screen. Alhamdulillah summa alhamdulillah, how blessed I am to be the part of this blessed event and how lovingly Huzooraa heard questions and explained every answer. After the mulaqat, I felt as happy as when you find something very precious or you feel comforted, like it brought peace to my inner self.”
Dania Ahmad Sahiba, from Eppelheim, said:
“I was looking forward to listening to the questions, and learning the answers.”
Shamama Mishal Ahmad Sahiba, from Jesteburg, commented:
“My excitement level was incredibly high and I couldn’t wait for the mulaqat to begin. This was a huge opportunity to finally have a mulaqat with Huzooraa. It was online, but it was still a connection. It is great that we are having these mulaqats even during the pandemic.”
Batoor Shabir Sahiba, from Osnabrück, said:
“I felt fortunate to see Huzooraa after such a long time.”
Amatul Mukeed Sahiba, from Wiesbaden West, said:
“I felt great after the mulaqat, it was a beautiful feeling. Whilst we were waiting in silence for Huzooraa, it was a beautiful feeling, as the time was coming closer to finally see Huzooraa my happiness was increasing. Three words I would use to describe my feelings are: overwhelmed, indescribably blessed and beyond belief.”
Ayesha Naveed Sahiba, from Marburg, commented:
“The mulaqat was beautiful, it was a beautiful feeling to see Huzooraa. I am taking a lot back with me, for example, the tips Huzooraa gave us on how we should feel strong to be Ahmadis, I feel lucky, proud and overwhelmed. I would like to say to Nasirat who did not have the opportunity to have a virtual mulaqat with beloved Huzooraa that they should all pray a lot and write letters to Huzooraa so that they can have this opportunity too.”
Jazeba Tariq Sahiba commented:
“I feel extremely blessed that I have been able to see Huzooraa after such a long time. I think I am so blessed that I have been given this opportunity, and I would like to say to nasirat of Pakistan that I will be praying for them, insha-Allah, one day they will also be blessed with this opportunity.”
Aiza Suleman Sahiba, from Paderborn, said:
“It was unbelievable and so informative. I have made a mental list of all the things I need to improve in my daily life.”
Amna Ghafar Sahiba, from Hanau, commented:
“I was looking forward to seeing Huzooraa. It was beautiful how Huzooraa communicated with us, he was in such a relaxed mood. I would describe my feelings as: delighted, serene and stunned.”
Maira Ahmad Sahiba, from Hessen-Süd-Ost region, said:
“I feel so overwhelmed after the mulaqat. I made lots of notes, I have realised what high expectations Huzooraa has of us. May Allah the Almighty enable us to live up to Huzoor’saa expectations, amin.”
Sajila Munawar Sahiba, from Rüdesheim, commented:
“Now I feel relived, I was super anxious before the meeting. Huzooraa had such a relaxed mood, so all my anxiety flew out the window. I am already waiting for the next mulaqat, I hope we get this opportunity again.”
Fareeha Islam Sahiba, from Maintal, said:
“It was such a moving experience to be able to recite tilawat in front of beloved Huzooraa. The minute Huzooraa said my name, it was a beautiful feeling, I was overwhelmed. I can’t thank Allah enough for this opportunity.”
Fizza Ahmad Sahiba, from Eppelheim, said:
“I was the second one who was able to ask Huzooraa a question. My voice was a bit quite and shaky, I just got so nervous suddenly. I am extremely happy from the answer, I did think it would be something like that, so Huzooraa confirmed my thoughts. I mean at this age you start to criticise a lot of different things, and you don’t agree with many things. So, I came up with my question, I really wanted to know to what extent you can mix your culture with your religion. Huzooraa very clearly stated that shirk should be eliminated, no matter what the culture is.”
Samreen Malik Sahiba, from Maintal, said:
“I wasn’t able to ask my question, I am of course sad, but I am thankful. I mean I got to see Huzooraa and be part of the mulaqat. I do still want to ask my question, so I will write a letter to Huzooraa as soon as I get home. This question has been in my mind for a long time, I hope Huzooraa will answer my question via post. Insha-Allah.”
Sofia Ahmad Sahiba, from Mainz, commented:
“Seeing Huzooraa was amazing, I learnt a lot. What Huzooraa said about purdah, and guiding your friends on the right path was extremely personal for me. I will try to follow Huzoor’saa advice guiding my friends, insha-Allah.”
Mahnoor Amin Sahiba, from Friedberg West, said:
“This was my second mulaqat of my life, it was a special moment for me. I learnt so much. Wearing the headscarf comes with many responsibilities, Huzooraa reminded us of those.”
Ghazala Nasir Sahiba, from Osnabrück, commented:
“As soon as we said salaam to Huzooraa, I was overwhelmed, I couldn’t believe it was finally happening. I was overjoyed and my emotions were so high, this was my first mulaqat ever. I migrated from Pakistan to Germany five years ago. I never had the chance to have mulaqat with Huzooraa, then the pandemic happened. I am speechless that I am finally here. I would like to say to the girls in Pakistan that they should write lots and lots of letters to Huzooraa.”
Noorudissa Rana Sahiba, from Goddelau South, said:
“I feel extremely fortunate. I learned a lot, especially that you should never miss a prayer. From today onwards, I will do my best to offer every salat.”