Abbas Bin Suleman, Swaziland Correspondent
The second Ijtema of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Eswatini took place on 22 December 2019 at Nhletjeni in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland). The theme of the Ijtema was “Nations cannot be reformed without the reformation of its youth”.
The first event of the Ijtema was Tahajud prayers, Fajr and Dars-ul-Quran. The formal session started at 9am with recitation of Holy Quran by Abdur Rahman Dladla Sahib followed by Siswati translation done by Abdul Aziz Lwazi Sahib. The Khuddam pledge was read by Mr Raqiq Msibi Sahib on behalf of the Qaid.
The first speech was delivered by Mr Salim Dlamini Sahib on tolerance and its importance in social life. This was followed by a speech by missionary Abbas Bin Suleman Sahib. Quoting verses from the poem “To the Nation’s Youth” written by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, he advised the Khuddam to take care of themselves as they are the future leaders of their people, they must lead responsible lives devoid of drugs and drunkenness.
The speeches were followed by an open forum for questions and answers. Next was the sports session. Our Khuddam football team played against the area’s local team. This was followed by lunch and Zuhr and Asr prayers.
The second session of the Ijtema was reconvened at 3pm where the academic competitions were held. Both Khuddam and Atfal competed in calling the Azan, Salat memorisation and general knowledge quiz. The development officer of the area who accepted our invitation to attend thanked the Khuddam for choosing the area to hold the Ijtema. He said their youth needed such occasions for improving their life styles. He also urged the Jamaat to host many more events like these in the traditional areas of Swaziland.
The Ijtema came to an end at 5:30pm with remarks and a closing prayer by the Jamaat President, Tahir Dlamini Sahib. Tahir Sahib advised Khuddam to be more proactive in Jamaat events like these, as it is the best sure way to enhance their knowledge and spiritual well-being. A total of 67 khuddam attended.