Abbas bin Suleiman
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Swaziland held their first Ijtema in Hlatikulu on January 26, 2019.
A total of 59 participated in the Ijtema with 15 external guests invited for the programme.
The Ijtema started with the recitation of the Holy Quran and translation of the verses in Siswati – the local language of Swaziland. After this, an English poem of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra titled To the Nation’s Youth was recited and translated in Siswati.
This was followed by the Khuddam Pledge. After the pledge, an opening address was given by the missionary of Swaziland on what Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya is and the essence of the Ijtema. Following this was a lecture on the existence of God.
There was a break for sports, and despite the lack of certain necessities, Khuddam were able to play a football match with the local team.
Religious competitions at the Ijtema consisted of memorisation of the Quran, memorisation of prayers and memorisation of Salat, as well as a quiz including topics of general knowledge.
After the completion of the competitions, Zuhr and Asr prayers were offered, followed by lunch.
The Ijtema came to a close with an awards ceremony, questions and answers and the closing prayer.