In view of the recently published Al Hakam special on Musleh-e-Maud Day, our readers are familiar with the grandeur and importance of this day.
It was a day when the Promised Messiahas, who we believe to be the final fortress for seeking refuge with against satanic forces, was divinely promised succour and help. He was promised a boy who would carry his mission to the ends of the earth, not stopping for anything or anyone that may stand in his way.
Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IIra – the Musleh-e-Maud – served Islam in magnificent ways throughout his life. On 20 February, or whichever national holiday falls in the country closest to this date, Ahmadis the world over seek to remember his sacrifices and effectively reflect upon their responsibilities as servants of this cause.
We have received reports of many countries that celebrated this day by getting together and learning about the splendour of this prophecy. Some are presented below.
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Muqami, Rabwah, held a gathering in Aiwan-e-Mahmud with Isfandyar Munib Sahib, Head of the Ahmadiyya Tarikh (History) Department in the chair. 603 Khuddam from all over Rabwah participated.
As the Khuddam auxiliary was one of the many founded by Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, the Khuddam of Rabwah learnt about the purpose of MKA at its inception through a speech by Adeel Shahzad Sahib.
Isfandyar Munib Sahib then narrated incidents from the life of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra that reflected his passion for serving Islam Ahmadiyyat, the mission of his father, the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas. He also explained his importance in light of the prophecy foretold by the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, with regard to the coming Messiah marrying and having offspring.
Similarly, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Norway held their event on 17 February at Bait-ul-Nasr Mosque in Oslo. Shahid Mahmood Kahlon Sahib, Missionary In-charge Norway explained similarities between Hazrat Umarra and Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.
An interactive online quiz was also conducted on the day wherein both men and women answered questions to do with the life of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra.
This was followed by a talk on Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud’sra expectations of Khuddam and Atfal by Tahir Mahmood Khan, Missionary Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Norway. The event concluded with a speech by Zahoor Ahmad Chaudhry Sahib, Amir Jamaat Norway.
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Indonesia celebrated Musleh-e-Maud Day not just in their headquarters but in Padalarang, Ikatan Saudara, Tidung Island, Wanasigra, West Jakarta, Bontang, Cianjur among many other towns and cities.
Jamaat Indonesia began the day with congregational Tahajud prayers. Following recitations of the Holy Quran, poem recitals and readings of the prophecy pertaining to the Musleh-e-Maud, speeches were read out in all areas on various unique aspects of this prophecy.
In Samarang, West Java, after listening to the speeches and being informed of the divine help that has supported and continues to support the Jamaat, 3 individuals declared their acceptance of Islam Ahmadiyyat and thus joined the Jamaat.
Alongside the more traditional features of the event, competitions were also conducted in Indonesia to further the benefits of this day. Competitions consisted of tilawat, speech, Azan and singing nazms.
On 16 February, Jamaat Macedonia also commemorated this day. After being introduced to the background of this prophecy, Waseem Ahmad Saroa Sahib, Missionary and President of Macedonia Jamaat, explained to the congregation aspects of the life of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra that showed his level of piety, persistence, zeal for the Jamaat and services for Islam. 44 Ahmadis attended the event.
Jamaat Kenya held their Musleh-e-Maud Day event on 23 February at the national headquarters on Murang’a Road, Nairobi.
A short talk on the signs and prophecies regarding Musleh-e-Maud was delivered by a local missionary, Nasir Hadji Sahib, who explained how the Promised Messiahas journeyed to Hoshiarpur from Qadian in pursuit of divine succour and a sign from the Almighty. He emphasised the point that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa had encouraged all Ahmadis to adopt the unique qualities mentioned in the prophecy of Musleh-e-Maud and found in the personality of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra.
Sameer Mubarak Butt Sahib spoke to the congregation about the early life of Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra, prior to Khilafat. He narrated the famous incident when the Promised Messiahas passed away and a young Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra stood at his bedside and declared that even if the whole world turned away from his mission, he would not, and would carry on furthering the cause of this mission.
The audience also got the learn about the many schemes Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra brought about. This was done through a speech by Sheikh Abdullah Hussein Juma Sahib and included schemes such as Tahrik-e-Jadid, Al Fazl newspaper, evolution of the administrative structure of the Jamaat done in Rabwah, Waqf-e-Jadid and the auxiliary organisations to name a few.
Thereafter, the amir and missionary in-charge of Jamaat Kenya spoke on how such dates only come once a year and are not nearly enough to fully understand their importance. Therefore, in order to maintain a decent level of understanding about the importance of such dates dotted on the Jamaat calendar, each person should endeavour to become acquainted with history, and this can be done through watching MTA.
Jamaat Kosovo reports that they held their event on 16 February in Prishtina where 50 people gathered to remember this champion of Islam. Along with members of the Jamaat from Kosovo, a delegation had travelled from Macedonia, which included non-Ahmadi guests also.
A speech was delivered on the basis of Hazrat Amirul Momineen’saa Friday Sermon of 19 February 2016 in which Huzooraa explained the personality of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra and about the fulfilment of this prophecy.
A speech was then given on the importance of carefully upbringing children, based on what Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra has stated in Minhajut-Talibin (The Way of the Seekers) about bringing up children in a healthy environment, bearing in mind their physical, moral and spiritual conditions.
With thanks to Usman Malik Sahib (MKA Pakistan), Tahir Mahmood Khan Sahib (Norway Correspondent), Hafidh al Rahman (Indonesia Correspondent), Waseem Ahmad Sahib (Macedonia Correspondent), Tahir Ahmad Machengo (Kenya Correspondent) and Shkelqim Bytyqi (Kosovo Correspondent)