Anwer Khan, USA Correspondent
Asim Ansari Sahib reports that in these trying times, people are getting used to video conferencing for meetings and conducting business. Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Los Angeles held a virtual tabligh conference via Zoom on 27 April 2020.
A missionary, Irshad Malhi Sahib discussed the importance of tabligh and why it is essential for all to carry out. He discussed the need for spreading the message of Ahmadiyyat in America and inviting people to Islam, as well as to fulfil the prophecy that Islam is going to rise from the West and that we are at the forefront of that responsibility.
A missionary, Tariq Malik Sahib delivered a presentation and narrated success stories and different methods of tabligh that have been used in LA. During the virtual conference, the tabligh team was introduced and Secretary Tabligh, Mirza Ghulam Rabbi Sahib discussed how to use social media for tabligh. He reminded members about posting Jamaat events and campaigns while keeping track of the people who show interest and contact them specifically.
When asked about how to use social media for tabligh, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa recently said to go to other sites where most of the discussions about Islam and Ahmadiyyat take place and provide answers in abundance to all objections raised.
The other members of the tabligh team presented their segments including, Saad Karmat Sahib and Ibrahim Sahib. Another way was to utilise the Majlis Ansar Sultan-ul-Qalam campaign every month nationally. Twitter was discussed by Ahsan Jattala and Umer Ahmad, Instagram and Facebook were discussed by Noor Idlibi, while radio programmes were discussed by Asim Ansari. These were the many items discussed as well as the ability to use them from home as tabligh outside is not possible.
There were 63 participants in total who attended the virtual conference and the meeting ended with a lively question and answer session.