Syed Raza Ahmed, Mohtamim Atfal, USA
Atfal rallies are held in person every year at regional levels. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year, Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya USA conducted the virtual National Atfal Rally on 5 and 6 September 2020.
The opening session on the first day of the Atfal Rally was presided by Naib Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya USA, Dr Faheem Younis Sahib. Throughout the two days of the rally, several interactive educational sessions were conducted, such as the blessings of Khilafat, responsible use of social media, career talks on becoming a lawyer and doctor etc.
Dr Ahsan Khan Sahib, Secretary Rishta Nata Jamaat USA conducted a session with senior Atfal on the importance of praying from an early age for getting married.
An online Scavenger Hunt and quiz competitions were also part of the programme and were very popular with Atfal and their parents. Winners of these competitions will be given prizes soon, insha-Allah.
The concluding session of the rally was presided by Sahibzada Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad Sahib, Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya USA. After tilawat, pledge and nazm, Mohtamim Atfal USA, Syed Raza Ahmad Sahib presented the Atfal progress report for the year.
After that, Dr Madeel Abdullah Sahib, Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA presented the report for the Atfal Rally. While addressing the Atfal, Amir Jamaat USA shared a prayer and said:
“After this session, go to your rooms and lock them. Think about the honour and responsibilities you have of being an Ahmadi, and the character you must manifest. Then bow down before Allah and offer this prayer for the ability to gain understanding and knowledge.”
During the concluding session, the question and answer session with Amir Jamaat USA, was very popular with Atfal and the allocated time was even extended due to the interest. Attendance for the closing session was approximately 700 Atfal.
May Allah the Almighty enable us to follow the guidance of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper, to the best of our abilities. Amin