Kashif Virk, Missionary, Sweden
Huma Zaffar Sahiba, General Secretary, and Rabia Haseeb Sahiba, In-charge Waqifaat-e-Nau, report that the amila of Lajna Imaillah Sweden and members of Lajna Imaillah Sweden had the opportunity to have virtual mulaqats with Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa on 20 and 21 November 2021. The Lajna members gathered at the Nasir Mosque in Gothenburg for the meeting.
The Lajna amila had the mulaqat on 20 November 2021. After getting approval for the mulaqat, the amila members started preparations for the mulaqat. In October, the pandemic restrictions ended in Sweden and therefore physical preparations for the mulaqat could start.
All amila members were requested to prepare and go through their departments in detail and to have facts and figures ready. The secretaries were also requested to prepare questions for guidance regarding their departments as well as any general questions that they had. The amila had several meetings both online and in-person to prepare for the occasion.
On the day of the virtual mulaqat, a rehearsal was done before the actual meeting rehearsal that we had with the MTA team.
Teams were made by Sadr Lajna Imaillah Sweden, Rakhshanda Tehseen Sahiba and were assigned different tasks. Ahmadi Muslim Women Student’s Association members (AMWSA), waqifaat-e-nau and the rest of the mayar-e-daum Lajna were informed about the mulaqat and prepared.
All teams were supervised by Sadr Sahiba and assisted by the general secretary.
On the day of the mulaqat, each amila member prayed, offered Tahajud prayer and gave sadaqah before the meeting.
The amila gathered early in the morning. A rehearsal was done and after a small tea break, the amila members were seated. The MTA team from London gave some outlines of how the mulaqat worked and did a rehearsal.
It was a great honour and a memorable experience. It seemed as if the time with Huzooraa flew by and everyone wished to spend more time in this spiritually enlightened atmosphere. Belief in Allah and Islam strengthened through the mulaqat and motivation to serve the Jamaat in a better way increased in everyone’s heart.
On 21 November 2021, 45 Lajna from mayar-e-daum (aged 15 to 24) from all over Sweden were also granted the blessed opportunity of a virtual mulaqat with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
Sadr Lajna Imaillah Sweden Rakhshanda Tehseen Sahiba, Sadr AMWSA Maria Chaudhary Sahiba and In-charge Waqifaat-e-Nau Sweden Rabia Haseeb Sahiba were present at this blessed occasion.
During the last few months, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lajna students were not able to enjoy Jamaat gatherings. The mulaqat with Huzooraa was therefore a huge blessing and for some students, they were meeting Huzooraa for the very first time. It wasn’t just joyous for the students to gather after a long time, but even more blessed was their mulaqat with beloved Huzooraa.
For this mulaqat, we began to organise under sadr Lajna’s guidance by liaising with the general secretary to send out organisational instructions to in-charge Waqifaat-e-Nau Sweden, sadr AMWSA and secretary umur-e-talibat.
MTA Lajna team members showed dedication and responsibility for covering such an important live event for the first time.
The class lasted for almost an hour and the Lajna hall lit up with happiness and the meeting ended with joy, alhamdulillah.
After the mulaqat, the students were overwhelmed and grateful to Allah the Almighty for being granted this blessed and inspiring opportunity and were empowered by Huzoor’s loving words and gracious advice, and felt an even stronger bond with Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya.