On 2 October 2021 the national amila of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Canada, qaideen-e-ilaqa and regional qaideen met with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa in a virtual mulaqat.
After conveying his salaam and upon seeing Sadr Majlis Khuudam-ul-Ahmadiyya Canada, Zubair Afzal Sahib, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked if he was a khadim or a nasir. Sadr Sahib replied that he still had three years remaining in Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya. Hearing this, Huzooraa smiled and said, “I see, Masha-Allah. Is the burden too much? Your beard is already turning white.”
Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa then started the meeting with a silent prayer.
The first to present his report was Iftikhar Ahmad Sahib, Naib Sadr, who stated that he was overseeing various departments, one of which was charities. Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa asked if any charity walk was held and how much charity was collected and donated. Iftikhar Ahmad Sahib replied that they had pledged to raise and donate two million dollars to a hospital.
Adnan Rabbani Sahib, Naib Sadr, stated that he was overseeing two regions – Eastern & Western Brampton – and added that he was also serving in the security committee and the umumi department.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa asked if security duties were undertaken in mosques or at various Jamaat properties too. Adnan Rabbani Sahib replied that security included mosques and various events.
Saood Ahmad Sahib, Naib Sadr, stated that he was overseeing three regions – British Columbia, Prairies and Calgary. He added that he was serving in the Mercy 4 Mankind committee, properties committee and the emergency preparedness committee.
Next, Ahmad Sahi Sahib, Naib Sadr, stated that he was serving and overseeing the departments of tabligh, Tahrik-e-Jadid, tarbiyat nau mubai‘een, ishaat and umur-e-tulaba.
Tahir Ahmad Sahib, Naib Sadr, stated that he was serving in several regions and also serving in various departments, namely talim, tarbiyat, additional tarbiyat, Waqf-e-Nau, Tahrik-e-Jadid and finance.
Following this, whilst presenting his report, Salman Mangla Sahib, Naib Sadr, stated that he was serving as mohtamim umur-e-tulaba last year. Hearing this, Huzooraa said, “So you have been promoted to Naib Sadr.” Huzooraa further asked if any special assignments were given to him by the sadr; responding, Salman Mangla Sahib said he was overseeing two departments; khidmat-e-khalq and sehat-e-jismani.
Whilst speaking with Mansoor Azim Sahib, Motamid, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said, “You are a murabbi, right?” to which he replied in the affirmative. Huzooraa then said, “You have also stayed here [in the UK] with me for some time.” Upon this, Mansoor Azim Sahib replied in the affirmative and stated that he stayed in the UK for 10 months.
Huzooraa said, “One can learn a lot in a period of 10 months. I hope you are doing good work as a motamid.”
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa then asked him how many majalis there were in Canada; responding, he said that there were 82 majalis.
Ayaz Warraich Sahib, Mohtamim Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya, was next to present his report. Addressing him, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa asked how many atfal there were in Canada; answering, Ayaz Warraich Sahib said there were 2,302 atfal in Canada.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa then asked Ayaz Warraich Sahib how many atfal were active and participated in programmes. Answering, he said that this year, due to Covid-19, events were held virtually in which Atfal members participated and took part in tilawat and nazm competitions.
Next, Shahrukh Abid Sahib, who is a missionary and also serving as a regional qaid, presented his report. Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked where he was currently serving as a missionary; in response, he said he was serving in the Milton area.
Following this, Nabil Mirza Sahib, Additional Mohtamim Tarbiyat, reported that this year, the focus was more on marriage and encouraging khuddam to find suitable matches for marriage. He said that attempts were made to contact the khuddam’s parents in this regard and question and answer sessions were also held.
With regard to matters of divorce among khuddam, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said, “Train khuddam to adopt patience. This is also the duty of the tarbiyat department […] Tell them that men are guardians and they have greater endurance. So, they should exhibit courage and fortitude. Unless a wife commits a grievous mistake, and that too in matters of religion, small and petty things should simply be ignored”.
Speaking with Basharat Ahmad Sahib, Mohtamim Talim, Huzooraa asked about the books that were suggested for khuddam to read. Basharat Ahmad Sahib replied that this year, the book, Blessings of Prayer, was prescribed.
Huzooraa then asked how many members of the national amila had read the book; in response, Basharat Ahmad Sahib said that all members of the national amila had read the book and had also undertaken a related quiz. Hearing this, Huzooraa said, “Excellent, the amila has done a wonderful thing […] If they have in actuality read it, then this amila deserves a reward”.
Speaking with Naweed-ul-Islam Sahib, Mohtamim Tabligh, Huzooraa stated that new avenues should be explored for tabligh. Huzooraa stated that when a certain strategy was not working, then new methods for tabligh should be explored.
Mirza Tahir Sahib, Mohtamim Tarbiyat, reported that this year, great emphasis was laid on establishing personal contacts with khuddam, and various programmes were held to keep in contact with them.
With regard to offering Salat and the recitation of the Holy Quran, Huzooraa said, “Draw everyone’s attention towards Namaz and Quran.”
Azhar Bharwana Sahib, Mohtamim Khidmat-e-Khalq, reported that in the past two years, 2.3 million dollars were raised for charity to build and establish model villages, mosques and schools in Africa.
Whilst providing guidance to Hamid Irfan Sahib, who stated that he was serving as naib mohtamim tajnid in the upcoming Khuddam year, Huzooraa said that the tajnid should start from the grassroots level and from each and every home. Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said, “Do not rely on the Jamaat’s AIMS system. Document your own [tajnid] data.”
Upon this, Hamd Irfan Sahib replied that this year, for the first time, Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Canada had set up their own independent tajnid system. Hearing this, Huzooraa said, “You have done an excellent job.”
Zahid Chaudhary Sahib, Mohtamim Ishaat, reported that the quarterly Jamaat magazine was printed separately in English, French and, as per some people’s request, Urdu too.
Hearing this, Huzooraa asked if the majority of khuddam read English and enquired if the majority could also read Urdu. In response, Zahid Chaudhry Sahib stated that the majority of khuddam were English-reading and some khuddam had expressed their desire to read in Urdu.
Upon this, Huzooraa said to provide two to three pages in Urdu in the magazine printed in English and French; whether it be sermons, ahadith, or extracts from the writings of the Promised Messiahas.
Speaking with Fahad Hundal Sahib, Mohtamim Sehat-e-Jismani, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa asked which sports he played. He replied that he played every sport; however, he preferred basketball and volleyball. Huzooraa then asked him if he had a brother who was serving as a missionary. Fahad Hundal Sahib replied in the affirmative and said his brother, Feroz Ahmad Hundal, was currently serving in Arkansas.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa asked how many khuddam played sports regularly. Fahad Hundal Sahib answered that in light of the reports, over 2,000 khuddam, across Canada, were active and regular in sports.
Speaking with Furqan Bajwa Sahib, Mohtamim Maal, with regard to raising awareness and explaining to people the importance of chanda, Huzooraa said, “Tell them where the chanda is spent. Members should also know this. [When they know where it is spent] they give chanda happily.”
Daud Khalid Sahib, Mohtamim Tarbiyat Nau Mubai‘een, was next to present his report. Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa asked him how many nau mubai‘een (new converts) there were, to which he replied that there were 88.
With regard to ensuring the tarbiyat of the nau mubai‘een, Huzooraa instructed Daud Khalid Sahib to devise a plan. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said that there was a lot of manpower which “should be utilised properly”.
Speaking with Rehmat Mansoor Sahib, Muavin Sadr for ziafat (hospitality) matters, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked what was prepared for breakfast. In response, Rehmat Sahib stated that chanay, paratha and cheese omelette had been prepared.
Whilst speaking with Aizaz Khan Sahib, Muavin Sadr for Waqf-e-Nau matters, Huzoor enquired how many waqifeen-e-nau there were in Canada. Aizaz Khan Sahib reported that there was a total of 1,679.
Following this, addressing Farhan Iqbal Sahib, who is serving in the Majlis Ansar Sultan-ul-Qalam, Huzooraa enquired how many articles were written in the past year for various newspapers. Answering, Farhan Iqbal Sahib stated that around 20 to 25 articles were published, and some local newspapers also published articles too.
Hearing this, Huzoor said, “Masha-Allah.”
Addressing Hasaan Shahid Sahib, Chairman Press & Media Department, Huzooraa asked how many statements were issued to the media. He replied that 45 media statements were sent in the past two years. He added that Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Canada received 228 news coverages.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa enquired if contact was maintained with the Central Press & Media Department, to which Hasaan Shahid Sahib replied in the affirmative.
As the mulaqat came to a close, Huzoor said, “The one-hour time slot has been exceeded by 6-7 minutes, and now you all go and have breakfast”.
With this, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa conveyed his salaam to all members and the meeting drew to a close.
(Report prepared by Al Hakam)