Talha Saifi, Mohtamim Ishaat, MKA USA
A webinar was held on 29 May 2021 by Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA, titled “Safeguarding the Institution of Khilafat”. This webinar was presided by Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya USA, Sahibzada Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad Sahib.
The attendance saw 1,055 unique viewers.
The main presentation of the programme was a panellist discussion by Ibrahim Chaudhry Sahib, Zafir Ahmed Sahib and Usama Awan Sahib; moderated by Zeeshan Ahmad Sahib.
The panellist discussion included the following topics:
1. Inception of Khilafat/divine prophecies
2. Divine signs of a rightly-guided Khilafat
3. Status of a Khalifa
4. Obedience towards Khilafat
5. Meaning of ma‘ruf decisions
6. Uniqueness of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya compared to other worldly institutions
The panellists used the writings and sayings of the Promised Messiahas and his Khulafa to answer all the questions. Throughout the discussion, video clips were also shown from the sermons and classes of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
The concluding address of the programme was delivered by Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya USA, Sahibzada Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad Sahib. Amir Sahib started his address by saying that as Ahmadi Muslims, we first needed to understand the great blessing that has been given to us by Allah the Almighty through the institution of Khilafat.
Amir Sahib then drew the attention to recent debates amongst Jamaat members surrounding homoeopathic remedies and cryptocurrency. He commented:
“These debates would not even occur if we have truly connected ourselves to Khilafat”.
Elaborating further on cryptocurrency, Amir Sahib stated that the recent guidance from the tabshir department in the UK was to warn and protect those Ahmadis that were investing in such currencies from the unusually high risks associated with them. Amir Sahib then warned the members himself that many have incurred losses from being involved in cryptocurrency and he believed that those who were still investing in it, would incur even more losses.
He made the point that Ahmadi Muslims needed to understand the true meaning of bai‘at. “By entering into bai‘at, we have sold ourselves to Khilafat. This is not an easy task”, Amir Sahib stated.
He continued by saying that Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya played a great role in upholding and protecting the institution of Khilafat.
He then instructed Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA to hold more programmes and discussions based on nizaam-e-Jamaat.
After his concluding address, Amir Sahib answered some questions from the live audience on the webinar.