Adnan Haider, France Correspondent
Saint Prix, France, Monday, 07 October: Earlier today, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper, arrived in Saint Prix, France.
Huzooraa led Jamaat members in Zuhr and Asr prayers at Mubarak Mosque, Saint Prix.
In the evening, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa graced two separate sittings with Waqifaat-e-Nau and Waqifeen-e-Nau from France.
The first was with Waqifaat-e-Nau. The class started with recitation of the Holy Quran and its translation. A Hadith and an excerpt from the writings of the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, was then read out. This was followed by a poem, written by the Promised Messiahas.
Next, two presentations were given by the Lajna Waqifaat-e-Nau. The first was by Raghiba Zahoor Sahiba and Naila Akram Sahiba on Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II’sra visit to France in 1924.
The second presentation was about the Catacombs of Paris, this was presented by Khawla Ahad Sahiba and Bushra Lateef Sahiba.
The Waqifaat-e-Nau also had an opportunity to ask Huzooraa questions during the class. One member asked if Huzooraa could narrate an interesting dream of his. Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa narrated a dream he had when he was a student. In the dream, Huzooraa saw a prophecy of the Promised Messiahas that pointed towards Divine support.
Another Waqf-e-Nau asked Huzooraa about his opinion on getting married within other nations and cultures. Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said that such marriages within the Jamaat are positive as everyone is Ahmadi. Huzooraa also mentioned that Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra said that marriages in other nations can aid in the spread of Islam.
The sitting concluded with choral poems by the Waqifaat-e-Nau in Urdu and French.
Waqifeen-e-Nau also had a sitting with Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa. The session started with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by its translation. A Hadith and an excerpt from the writings of the Promised Messiah, peace be upon him, was then read out. This was followed by a poem, written by the Promised Messiahas.
The boys Waqf-e-Nau also gave two presentations. The first was by Talha Rashid Sahib, a doctor who presented his research on a rare disease.
The second presentation was delivered by Usama Rabbani Sahib regarding the mountains found in France.
During the class, a Waqf-e-Nau asked Huzooraa whether the hadith of heaven being under the feet of mothers, only applied to Muslims. In reply, Huzooraa explained that a mother who brings their children up in a proper manner comes within the remit of this Hadith and their children will grow to become pious. This Hadith also applies to any child who carries out their responsibility for their mothers and shows them due respect. A child should adopt good morals from their parents and shun bad ones. The Holy Quran has said that if one’s parents teach shirk then the children should not listen to them in this instance.
Tomorrow, 8 October, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa will deliver an address at UNESCO. The proceedings of this session will be shown live on MTA at 16.30 GMT.