Belgium amila’s virtual mulaqat with Huzoor
Earlier this week, on 26 September 2020, the national amila of Belgium was fortunate and blessed to have a virtual mulaqat with Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper.
The national amila members assembled at the Baitul Mujeeb Mosque complex located in the capital of Belgium, Brussels.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa commenced the mulaqat with a silent prayer, after which the amila members had the opportunity to introduce themselves and their respective roles and departments.
Every department had the opportunity to present their reports. Huzooraa enquired about the plans, targets and achievements of every department, while also providing valuable advice, direction and guidance on implementation.
Addressing the general secretary, Huzooraa enquired as to how many jamaats in Belgium were regular in sending their reports. Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa further stated that all jamaats should send their reports and that the general secretary should read, analyse and add remarks to the report.
Following this, addressing the secretary of waqf-e-arzi (a fixed period of devotion for the propagation of Islam) and talim-ul-Quran, Huzooraa asked how many amila members, since July, had participated in waqf-e-arzi and further enquired how many amila members were currently holding classes and teaching the Holy Quran to the youth.
Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa then emphasised, “If the national amila members are not exhausting their efforts and setting an example, then what is to be expected of others?”
Huzooraa further added, “Work and implementation should begin from one’s home and those near you. If an example is not set by the national amila, how will others follow? Thus, it is vital that all amila members sacrifice their time for this cause and make a declaration that they will sacrifice two weeks for waqf-e-arzi.”
Whilst talking to the secretary of publications (ishaat), Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked about the publications and magazines which were being printed and further enquired about the languages the magazine were published in. Huzooraa said, “Data should be gathered and collected so that you know how many Ahmadi youth are fluent and speak Dutch, French, Flemish and Urdu; thus, the magazine can cater for all.”
Providing insight and giving guidance to the Waqf-e-Nau secretary, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said, “It is necessary that information and data should be collected so that you know how many Waqifeen-e-Nau are above the age of 15 and are currently attending schools and universities, what subjects they are studying, how many are doctors and how many are teachers. All this information should be collected.”
Following this, to the secretary of external affairs (umur-e-kharija), Huzooraa stated that it is absolutely vital and essential to create a relationship and establish close bonds with other communities. Huzooraa stated that it is important to maintain close ties with politicians, churches and other religious and charity-based organisations. They should all know about true teachings of Islam and Islam Ahmadiyya.
In this day and age, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa said, “With Islamophobia on the rise in Europe, it is important that people know they can turn to Islam Ahmadiyya for the true message and teachings of Islam.”
Following this, addressing the secretary of new converts (nau mubai‘een) department, Huzooraa asked about the plans, measures and guidelines that had been made to help further strengthen the faith of the new converts and what tarbiyat related programmes had been set. Huzooraa further said that a system of muwakhaat (brotherhood) should be established to help them and to also take care of them.
As the mulaqat drew to an end, Huzooraa emphasised that it is the duty of the national amila to follow all instructions. Huzooraa further highlighted that all missionaries and waqifeen must work with complete devotion and fulfil their tasks to the best of their abilities. Huzooraa added that a life devotee (waqf-e-zindagi) must work far more diligently than others and set a good example for others to follow.