Taofeek Adedayo Sanni, Sadr MKA Nigeria
On 14 September 2020, the then sadr of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nigeria wrote to Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa requesting a virtual mulaqat. Huzooraa wrote back asking to plan the mulaqat with the incoming amila members because the then sadr’s term was soon coming to an end.
However, with the arrival of a new sadr of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nigeria in December 2020, I wrote back to Huzooraa requesting a virtual mulaqat. Alhamdulillah, beloved Huzooraa approved 7 March 2021 for the mulaqat.
The good news was extended to members of the amila, who were all excited and looking forward to the historic day.
After receiving approval, we were asked to liaise with MTA International Production Director, Munir Odeh Sahib. He was very helpful in the planning phase and gave us enough guidance to ensure the success of the mulaqat.
We were also assisted by Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Nigeria’s audio-visual department and the MTA Nigeria crew. They were helpful in setting up the hall that was used for the mulaqat and assisted in purchasing high-speed Internet and arranged for all necessary technicalities.
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nigeria has a fairly large amila of 142 members. This was a big challenge because the hall to be used can only contain 70-90 people. 94 names were eventually registered.
Below are some of the impressions of participants:
Dr Taofeek Sanni, Sadr MKA Nigeria said:
“I am very happy, relieved and also more motivated to encourage all the officers to fulfil their duties. Huzooraa advised all officers to study the Majlis constitution well, update our tajnid list and also work to get the list and contacts of new converts.”
Fashina Idris, Motamid Majlis said:
“Alhamdulillahi Rabbil-Aalamin. I feel blessed and very happy having communicated with Huzooraa.”
Idowu Sadiq, Naib Motamid said:
“I felt satisfied, alhamdulillah. I feel fulfilled because all that I was looking forward to was to see Huzooraa and his smile.”
Abdussamad Lawal, Mohtamim Tarbiyat said:
“Alhamdulillah, I am feeling very grateful to have met Huzooraa virtually, twice this year.”
Nurudeen Adeomi, Naib Mohtamim Umumi North said:
“I feel good that I had direct access to beloved Huzooraa.”
Jubreel Shittu, District Qaid Lagos Mainland said:
“Relieved we eventually were able to have a mulaqat and happy to see my beloved Huzooraa. I wish we had spent more time together and that we were able to ask him more questions for guidance. I was pleased to be reminded to revisit our constitution to discharge our duties better.”
Abdussalam Shakur, Qaid Kwara said:
“Talking to Huzooraa for the first time in my life brought joy and immense happiness to me. I feel like my worries are gone.”
Mubarak Adeleke, District Qaid Apata said:
“The time spent was short and so I wish for this opportunity not to be a one off; as a matter of fact, I wish it should be monthly.”
Oduntan Munawwar, Naib Mohtamim Sanat-o-Tijarat said:
“Feeling blessed to have conversed with Huzooraa.”
Alabi Abdulkabir, Naib Motamid said:
“I feel elated and relieved to at least have had this mulaqat.”
Hassan Salaudeen, District Qaid Osogbo said:
“I am so thrilled to have spoken to my beloved Huzooraa for the first time in my life. It was an excellent experience.”