Tayyaba Mashood, Sadr Lajna Imaillah Ireland
Nasirat-ul-Ahmadiyya Ireland held their 13th annual Ijtema on 31 October 2022 at the Maryam Mosque, Galway. The Ijtema was attended by members from all over Ireland.
The Ijtema proceedings began with the recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by the Nasirat pledge and a poem. After this, a report of the previous year’s Nasirat-ul-Ahmadiyya activities was read out by secretary Nasirat-ul-Ahmadiyya Ireland. The nasirat were then separated into their respective age groups as various academic and sports competitions commenced.
Several presentations were presented for nasirat on the topics of “How we can instil the love of Khilafat in our hearts” and “How to write a letter to Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa”. A letter template was distributed to the nasirat to guide them when writing a letter to Huzooraa.
Some other activities were organised, such as an art and craft class as well as a cooking class. Nasirat also had the opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion on the subject of “Good habits”. An art and craft exhibition was also held, highlighting the craftwork of nasirat throughout the year.
The nasirat thoroughly enjoyed the day’s proceedings and also the opportunity to meet other nasirat from different regions, thereby creating new friendships. Taking part in the various competitions helped to increase the knowledge, spirituality and confidence of the nasirat and also served to bring them ever closer to this blessed Jamaat.
A mothers’ meeting also took place with my humble self, where they had the opportunity to discuss various matters related to nasirat activities, talim and tarbiyat strategy.
During the concluding session, my humble self addressed the attendees and spoke about the importance of offering salat on time and reciting the Holy Quran regularly. I also encouraged the nasirat to continue regular attendance of Quran classes and to listen to Huzoor’s Friday Sermon regularly.
This was the first in-person gathering of nasirat nationally since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Therefore, for some young nasirat and those under 7, this was their first-ever Ijtema. The total attendance of nasirat was over 90%. The feedback from both nasirat and mothers was very positive, and many expressed how much they enjoyed, learned and appreciated all the activities and aspects of this year’s Ijtema.