Uzair Ahmed, Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Czech Republic
On 21 and 22 October 2023, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Czech Republic held its second National Ijtema. Khuddam travelled by train and car from across the country to gather in the capital city of Prague on the evening of 20 October, from cities as far away as 400 km.
The theme of the Ijtema this year was “Allah”.
The Czech Republic is known as one of the most atheistic countries in the world; thus, we selected this theme to help khuddam embrace their responsibility of showing God to the world.
The first day began with congregational tahajjud followed by dars of the Holy Quran. In the opening session, Kashif Janjua Sahib, a missionary, presented essential points from Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra book, Ten Proofs for the Existence of God.
This was followed by academic and sports competitions.
In the evening, we held a collaboration with “The Existence Project” by The Review of Religions. Khuddam were joined virtually by the editor of this project, Sabahat Ali Sahib, from Silicon Valley, USA for a discussion. We discussed how we have a responsibility to tread upon the path of true Islam revitalised by the Promised Messiahas and his Khulafa to attain nearness to God and inspire others around us.
The second day also began with tahajjud prayer and dars.
After a prize distribution ceremony, the closing speech was delivered by my humble self. We discussed Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa address at the MKA UK Ijtema 2023, where beloved Huzooraa reminded us that it is our duty to stand against the rising tide of atheism and godlessness.