Mohammad Arsalan Ahmad, Belgium Correspondent
National Khuddam Ijtema Belgium was held from 30 August to 1 September in Bait-ur-Rahim Mosque, Alken.
The Ijtema committee started work about two months prior to the Ijtema and held two meetings with committee members. Five to six meetings with Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Belgium, Tauseef Ahmed Sahib were also held.
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Belgium paid special attention towards promoting the Ijtema through social media and video promos. Video promos were circulated before the Ijtema and at the end of the first day, a highlights video was released that also motivated those Khuddam who were unable to attend the first day, to attend the Ijtema.
On the second day, a video was released in which Sadr Majlis, Tauseef Ahmad Sahib gave a very inspirational message.
Our social media team was actively releasing content throughout the Ijtema and tweeted regularly during all the sessions.
Missionary in charge, Hafiz Essan Secunder Sahib, Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya and Ijtema nazim-e-ala all inspected the Ijtema site and hoisted the flags afterwards.
The opening session was presided by Hafiz Essan Secunder Sahib, who advised Khuddam and Atfal about the importance of Salat; the theme of this year’s Ijtema. Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya then delivered the welcome speech.
As usual, there were various educational and sports competitions for Khuddam and Atfal. This year, a bouncy castle was set up for Atfal along with other interesting activities.
For Khuddam, there was an extra competition of strong man, where Khuddam had to pass through six hurdles including lifting tractor tyres. Khuddam and Atfal really enjoyed the competitions, Alhamdolillah.
In educational competitions, there was recitation of the Holy Quran, hifz-e-Quran, namaz, azan, nazm, qaseeda, speeches, translation of the Holy Quran, hadith and attributes of Allah.
Sports competitions for Khuddam included Cricket, Volleyball, Football and Tug of war.
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Belgium invited missionaries and Ansar members to friendly matches of volleyball and football with the Khuddam.
This year, the Alm-e-Inami was awarded to Majlis Muqami.
On the last session, Dr Idrees Ahmad Sahib, Amir Jamaat Belgium visited the Ijtema and appreciated efforts of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Belgium.
Amir Sahib also distributed prizes along with Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Belgium.
By the grace of Allah and through the prayers of Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, the Ijtema was a great success.
The total Khuddam participation was 186 while Atfal totaled to 121. A total of 64 guests also attended the Ijtema.