Syed Shamshad Nasir, Missionary, USA
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Columbus, USA held its Jalsa Yaum-e-Masih-e-Maud via Zoom on 21 March 2021.
The programme started with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a poem from Durr-e-Sameen.
The president of the Columbus jamaat, Rafi Malik Sahib moderated the session. In his opening remarks, he explained that we commemorate 23 March as the Promised Messiah Day as 23 March 1889, is a significant day in our Jamaat. This is when Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, the Promised Messiah took the first bai’at and our Jamaat was founded.
Regional missionary, Syed Shamshad Ahmad Nasir Sahib talked about the significance of this day. He said that it is our responsibility to continue the Promised Messiah’s mission of peace, justice, respect, understanding and brotherhood.
In his presentation, Nasir Khan Sahib talked about the progress our Jamaat has made since its inception.
Javed Malik Sahib read the Ten Conditions of Ba’iat in Urdu and English while Athar Ashraf Sahib talked about tarbiyyat aspects.
Dr Ahsan Syed Sahib, local Secretary Umur-e-Ama gave updates about the Covid-19 situation and vaccination as well as the local mosque reopening status.
The local president presented some local updates and talked about the expectations of Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa considering Huzoor’s exhortations in This Week with Huzoor episodes and encouraged members to sincerely pay heed to Huzoor’s advises.
There were 55 individual logins to the Zoom session. Many members called in as family units and the total number of attendees is estimated to be over 150.