Arshad Mehmood, Scotland
The Scottish regional Waqf-e-Nau Ijtema was held at Baitur Rahman Mosque, Glasgow on 21 December 2019.
The Ijtema started at 10am with an opening session chaired by Farukh Ahmad Arshad Sahib, representative from the Central Waqf-e-Nau Department.
After tilawat and nazm, Regional Amir, Muhammad Ahsan Ahmad Sahib addressed Waqf-e-Nau boys and girls and highlighted the responsibilities assigned to them by the Jamaat.
A Waqf-e-Nau workshop was organised by Rohan Cheema Sahib in which he mentioned his studies, a mulaqat with Huzooraa and his career as a Waqif-e-Nau. Many Waqifeen-e-Nau took part in this workshop and expressed their views and their plans to serve the Jamaat.
Academic competitions were also held in which Waqf-e-Nau boys and girls were divided into groups according to their age.
After lunch and Zuhr and Asr prayers, the final session was held in which a presentation was displayed by Mikael Zaki Ahmad Sahib, titled “My journey to the land of Prophets”. He had visited historical places in Israel and Palestine organised by the Atfal Explorers Club UK.
After this, Farukh Ahmad Arshad Sahib, the representative from the Central Waqf-e-Nau Department, addressed the gathering followed by question and answer session.
Moaz Ahmad Sahib, regional coordinator for Waqf-e-Nau in Scotland, presented the Ijtema report.
This successful Ijtema ended with a final speech and silent prayer by Daud Ahmad Quraishi Sahib, missionary Scotland, followed by a group photo.
A total of 23 boys and 28 girls attended this Ijtema.