“The words of the Khalifa outweigh those of a hundred Greek philosophers”: Newly converted members of Lajna Germany invigorated following virtual audience with Huzoor

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Last Updated on 8th January 2021

Atia Nuur Ahmad-Hübsch, Sadr Lajna Imaillah Germany

25 newly converted Ahmadi sisters from Germany were granted the blessed opportunity of a virtual mulaqat with Hazrat Amirul Momineen Khalifatul Masih Vaa.

On 3 January 2021, the sisters gathered in Bait-us-Sabuh, Frankfurt, the headquarters of Jamaat Germany. National Secretary Tarbiyat for Nau Mubai‘at and I were also present at this blessed occasion.

The participants were from different towns (Munich, Hannover, Delmenhorst, Bochum, Cologne etc.), between the ages of 20 and 60+ and all of them embraced Islam during the last three years. Almost all of the participants have never had the opportunity of an audience with Huzooraa before as many of them performed Bai‘at in the years 2019 and 2020.

Among the participants, 16 were German, two had Afghan backgrounds, two were from India, two were Turkish, one was from Morocco, one was Pakistani and one was from Ghana. The German translation was simultaneously provided through headsets during the entire mulaqat.

Huzooraa most graciously granted about one hour of his precious time and all the new converts had the chance to talk to Huzooraa and narrate their journey to Islam, ask questions or request for prayers for themselves and their families.

The mulaqat started with a recitation from the Holy Quran (Surah Bani Israil, verses 79-82) followed by its Urdu translation, both presented by a newly converted Pakistani sister. Then a German sister read out its German translation.

After this, a newly converted German sister melodiously presented some Urdu couplets of a poem written by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiahas.

Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa then asked if she had understood the meaning of the verses. The sister answered that alhamdolillah, she knew the meaning. Huzooraa then instructed for the German translation of the couplets to be read out.

After this, Huzooraa gave the new convert sisters the opportunity to introduce themselves one after the other and ask questions if they wished to. Several sisters narrated their stories about how they had found their way to Ahmadiyyat.

Huzooraa asked some of them why they had decided to take up all the hardships and opposition from their families, especially at such a young age, as many of the sisters were only 20-21 years of age; Huzooraa also asked if they were ready to face more potential challenges in this regard.

All of the sisters responded that they had found in Ahmadiyyat what they had been missing in their lives and that they were, insha-Allah, willing to face any hardships. They said that they would not let themselves be pulled away from this true path.

The participants also requested for prayers for their families that Allah the Almighty enabled them to embrace true Islam as well.

After the mulaqat, the newly converted Ahmadi sisters were overwhelmed and most grateful to Allah the Almighty for being granted this wonderful, blessed and inspiring opportunity and were empowered by the loving words and gracious advice by Huzooraa. They now feel an even stronger bond with Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya, alhamdolillah.

Below are some impressions from the new converts:

Lydia, who is of German origin, said:

“I am speechless, I can hardly describe in words how it feels to have a mulaqat with Huzooraa. To be able to speak with Huzooraa is a blessing and it was also wonderful to get to know other new sisters; it strengthened my faith!”

Edeltraut, who is of German origin, observed:

“Due to Allah’s infinite mercy, I had the great honour of taking part in the mulaqat with Huzooraa yesterday. The love of Allah and Huzoor’s advice to me have charged me with pure energy, warmed me up and electrified me up to the fingertips. They have gifted me with confidence and have given my faith an exceptional depth.

“It was as if I was floating on a cloud; the mulaqat with Huzooraa and his words seemed like protection against all worries and everything bad; I felt blessed that I was able to return home with Huzoor’s words. I will always carry his words close to me, I will always remember them and will never forget this moment.

“Huzoor’s advice for the new converts has also given me important insights and will – insha-Allah – help me develop.

“The truthfulness of Allah that I observed yesterday was an exceptional experience that was also felt physically. This has made me humble and has secured my faith!

“It is wonderful to see the Jamaat grow. Each new sister is special, with her own story and motivation. Altogether, we are united by the unconditional love for Allah and the desire to fulfill His commands. May all people recognise Allah and in His love, establish good in this world.

“I pray to Allah that all brothers and sisters are rewarded for their work in making this mulaqat possible for us. I am full of gratitude, alhamdolillah, and full of faith.

“All Praise belongs to Allah!

اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ حُبَّکَ وَحُبَّ مَنْ یُحِبُّکَ وَالْعَمَلَ الَّذِیْ یُبَلِّغُنِیْ حُبَّکَ

“[O Allah, I ask of You Your Love and the love of those who love You and the deed which will increase my love for You.]”

Amina, who is of German origin, said:

“I can’t put it into words how it felt to be able to talk with Huzooraa and listen to him.”

Sophie, who is of German origin, said:

“Prior to the meeting, I felt very nervous and excited, but during the meeting and afterwards, it was a wonderful feeling to have met Huzooraa and to have been able to talk with him, alhamdolillah!”

Romana, who is of Pakistani origin, said:

“When Huzooraa said, ‘Allah bless you and your family’ to me, I felt that I had no more worries and I knew that through Huzoor’s prayers, all would be well with me and my family, insha-Allah.”

Safia, who is of German origin, said:

“It was a great experience, gave me a great deal of hope and significantly inspired me.”

Anja, who is of German origin, said:

“The words of a hundred Greek philosophers are nothing compared to the words of the Khalifa.”

(Sister Anja, who recited the Urdu nazm, narrated that she was nervous before reciting the nazm, but when Huzooraa called out her name and asked how it should be pronounced and most lovingly made a little joke, she wasn’t nervous anymore.)

National Secretary Tarbiyat for Nau Mubai‘at (new converts), Maria Zubair Sahiba – a sister of German origin who converted many years ago – expressed her feelings about this blessed occasion by saying:

Alhamdolillah, we had the great opportunity to meet Huzooraa who is like a father and teacher for all of us. Words cannot describe the spiritual atmosphere during this wonderful mulaqat. All new converts can take so much away from these most special moments.

“Leaving some worldly matters could have been otherwise hard for some of the participants, but after realising the meaning of the great gift of Khilafat, there is no space for worries anymore, insha-Allah. May Allah bless our beloved Khalifa with health and may Allah help us to follow the precious advice he gave to us. Amin.”

At the end, I would like to say that for the past few years, at the conclusion of Jalsa Salanas, newly converted sisters have always been granted the blessed opportunity of a mulaqat with beloved Huzooraa.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jalsa Salana Germany could not be held in 2020, so when we saw that by the grace of Allah, virtual mulaqats had started, we then humbly requested Huzooraa to grant an online mulaqat to our newly converted sisters.

Alhamdolillah, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa graciously approved our request and the preparations for this blessed event started. Upon receiving the good news, the newly converted sisters were very excited and happy and some had travelled even from afar to benefit from this unique opportunity.

When the blessed moment arrived and we saw Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa on the screen in front of us, emotions cannot be put in words. We instantly felt the spiritual atmosphere filling the hall and were embraced by the loving and gracious presence of Khalifatul Masih, alhamdolillah.

After the mulaqat, the joy of the participants was worth seeing. They were overwhelmed; tears of joy and gratitude were flowing from their eyes. They felt empowered by the gracious advice and guidance offered by Huzooraa and said that these blessed moments had a great impact on them, alhamdolillah.

May Allah the Almighty always strengthen the faith and bond with Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya of all newly converted sisters and brothers. Amin.

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