On 29 February, the National Amila of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Norway and qaideen had a mulaqat with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper.
At the beginning of the mulaqat, the khuddam introduced themselves and their respective roles. Huzooraa enquired from each person about the details of their plans, targets and achievements. Huzooraa further gave advice on direction and implementation of new programmes.
The khuddam had the opportunity to ask various questions on diverse matters to Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa. The first question asked was how one should go about approaching such khuddam who are studying or working and thus, unable to come to the mosque due to studies and managing time. In response, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said, “You should keep in touch with the khuddam. If they wish to come, and if they feel that they can manage and balance their work, then it is fine.”
Huzooraa added, “Have a meeting and interactive discussions with the students who are studying and working and try to work out how they can balance studies and work with Jamaat related work. We can only advise them, not force them.”
Huzooraa further added, “Those young men who are currently working, studying and also spare time for Jamaat related work should meet and engage with the young khuddam. When they see that men of their own age are able to manage and balance their work, they will then themselves realise.”
One khadim expressed his desire of starting a podcast and asked which topic and theme the podcast should be on. Responding to what the theme should be, Huzooraa said, “The perfect character of the Holy Prophetsa. A lot of content is available on this topic. With this theme, you will be able to explain what the Holy Prophetsa wanted from us and what the Holy Quran teaches … You will then be able to expound on what the Holy Quran teaches, the ahadith and the writings of the Promised Messiahas. This will benefit Ahmadis and other Muslims too.”
A khadim asked how we can explain the truth to those who do not believe in angels and say that such things are baseless and merely old stories. Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa said that first, one should bring them towards believing in the existence of God, then they will be able to understand the works of angels. Huzooraa further said that books such as Our God and Ten Proofs of the Existence of God should be made available in Norwegian. Through this, Huzooraa said, “If their belief in God is firm, then the belief in angels will come automatically.”
Huzooraa added and quoted the verse of the Holy Quran, آمَنَ بِاللہِ وَمَلَائِکَتِہِ وَکُتُبِہِ وَرُسُلِہِ and said, “Belief in God comes first, then comes belief in angels.”
One khadim asked what the difference between Satan and Iblis is. Huzooraa answered, “There is no difference between Satan and Iblis. All things that cause you to slip, fill your mind with wrong thoughts and encourage you to do wrong deeds is considered Satan. The Holy Prophetsa once stated that Satan flows in the blood vessels of man. When man is weak in faith, then wrong thoughts run through one’s mind. Thus, you should continue to pray and seek refuge.”
Following this, a khadim asked about the wisdom behind wearing a topi. Answering this, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said that it is a symbol of respect. However, during Hajj, one does not need to wear a topi. It is simply a code of dress. Every culture has its tradition and topis are worn as a sign of respect. Huzooraa further expounded, “There are examples in Arabian countries of men who do not wear a topi during Namaz. … The culture in our subcontinent is that we wear a topi during Namaz.”
The final question of the mulaqat was asked with regard to tabligh and social media. The khadim asked Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa how one can do tabligh on social media. Huzooraa replied, “Wherever someone comments and raises allegations against Islam, you should respond in such a manner that they have no further question to raise. This is why I have said that there should be a team within Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya who can take this responsibility.”
The mulaqat concluded with the khuddam having the opportunity to take a group picture with Huzooraa.