Dr Swaleh Kitabu Pazi, Tanzania correspondent
In the spirit of “We listen and obey”, Lajna Imaillah responded to the instructions of Hazrat Amirul Momineen, may Allah be his Helper, to hold an East African refresher course. This course was organised by Secretary of Lajna Section, Rihana Ahmad Sahiba.
The refresher course took place from 13 to 15 September 2019. Representatives from five countries took part in this historical meeting, namely, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania (the host).
The very fruitful refresher course took place in the newly opened and impressive Masjid Salaam, situated in Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital of Tanzania.
It was a rewarding, spiritual and intellectual banquet that covered the following topics: the faith of Promised Messiahas, the significance and importance of Lajna Imaillah’s pledge, the responsibility of Lajna Imaillah, the background and the history of Lajna Imaillah, the Lajna Imaillah constitution, election rules, responsibilities of office-bearers, Lajna Imaillah’s Majils-e-Shura, the blessings of financial sacrifice, compilation of monthly and annual reports, and last but not least, the importance and blessings of MTA International.
It was a tight schedule, which included two sessions each day for all three days. As it is customary, sessions started with the recitations of the Holy Quran followed by Hadith. All members present also listened to the Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
During the seminar, Rehana Ahmad Sahiba, distributed books and pamphlets that covered matters pertaining to the activities of Lajna Imaillah. Participants were overjoyed, as the course was a source of knowledge and created a sense of unity and solidarity among African countries.
Rehana Ahmad Sahiba also stressed special emphasis on the importance of developing a bond with Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa by writing letters to him.
After the course, the participants visited the Ahmadiyya centre in Kitonga where they were able to see Lajna Imaillah Tanzania offices, the Ahmadiyya secondary school and the Jalsa Salana site. Poems were read out during this occasion.
On the 19 September 2019 the facilitator of the East Africa refresher course went to Johannesburg, South Africa for another refresher course that included 30 countries. All Sub-Saharan Africa Lajna Imaillah participants give a special thanks to Huzooraa for this historical opportunity.