Syed Abdul Samad, Finland Correspondent
On 22 March 2020 Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Finland organised a Promised Messiah Day. This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and restriction on gatherings by the government the Jalsa was organised online.
Alhmadolillah despite the crisis the Jalsa’s attendance was very good and a total 157 members participated from all around the Finland. The Jalsa was presided by the President of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Finland, Ataul Ghalib Sahib.
The programme started with the recitation and translation of the Holy Quran, followed by a poem of the Promised Messiahas. Next, Shafeeq Ahmad Sahib read out the 10 conditions of Bai’at.
Musawir Ahmad Shahid Sahib, Missionary in-charge Finland spoke on the life of the Promised Messiahas. He mentioned that a lot of people accepted Huzooras because aft er observing his high morals, for example his kind personality, hospitality, generosity and empathy for humanity.
He also mentioned some of the faith inspiring stories from the life of the Promised Messiahas. Musawir Sahib explained how not only Ahmadis but also the enemies of Islam Ahmadiyyat testified to the fact that the Promised Messiahas did a great job in defending Islam from the false allegations by the Christians in British India.
He further advised that we should always keep in mind those 10 conditions of Bai’at in our life and abide by them. This will make us improve spiritually and we shall become true followers of the Promised Messiahas. We should read and follow the teachings described by the Promised Messiahas in his book Noah’s Ark.
After the speech, Usharib Hamdoon Sahib recited a Qaseedah [Arabic poem] written by the Promised Messiahas.
At the end, Sadr Sahib explained the current situation of the Coronavirus in Finland and the changes to Jamaat programmes and events. He explained that currently we are doing all programmes online.
And instructed that everyone should follow the government’s instructions and stay at home as much as possible. He said to remain connected through the phone with other members of the Jamaat so that we can continue our strong bond and help each other.
He also mentioned that due to social distancing, we should focus on offering regular prayers as well as Jumuah at home with family.
May Allah the Almighty bless all of us and save humanity from this disease. The Jalsa concluded with silent prayer.