Tahir Ahmad Machengo, Kenya Correspondent
After a long period of inactivity due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nairobi region successfully held its regional Ijtema.
Due to the restrictions, the usual three-day event was held in one day, on 24 October 2021, at the Jamaat’s Nairobi headquarters’ mosque.
Members started arriving as early as 6 am with all preparations done prior. Registration started at 7:30 am where every member was issued with a registration card.
Breakfast was prepared and served at 8:30 am and all members were required to be seated in the Ahmadiyya Hall by 9 am for the opening session.
The opening session was chaired by Regional Qaid Nairobi, Ismail Kishoma Sahib. Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Kenya, Farouq Zaid Sahib was also present.
The session commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran with Swahili translation, followed by the Khuddam pledge led by the regional qaid, and a nazm.
This was followed by the opening address by Ismail Kishoma Sahib.
Then, Tahir Ahmad Sahib delivered a speech about the importance of Salat.
Academic and sports competitions were then held, followed by Zuhr and Asr prayers and lunch.
At around 2:30 pm, all members gathered in the Ahmadiyya Hall for a session with Sadr Sahib MKA Kenya.
This was followed by the concluding session, chaired by Sheikh Malik Basharat Sahib, Regional Missionary-in-charge.
The session commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran with Swahili translation, followed by an Arabic qasida of the Promised Messiahas in praise of the Holy Prophetsa.
Then, Shabir Ombago Sahib delivered a speech about the importance of financial sacrifices in the way of Allah. This was followed by a Swahili poem about “We hear and obey”.
The concluding address was delivered by Sheikh Malik Basharat Sahib, followed by the prize distribution by Tariq Mahmood Zafar Sahib, Amir and Missionary-in-charge Kenya.
The Ijtema concluded with silent prayer.
A total of 58 people attended including 46 Khuddam, 9 Atfal and three invited guests. Four of the five majalis in the Nairobi region were represented.