On Saturday, 16 January 2021, members of Majlis Ansarullah Bangladesh’s national amila, along with the district and regional nazimeen-e-ala were blessed with the opportunity of meeting Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper, in a virtual mulaqat.
Members gathered in Dar al-Tabligh Mosque in Dhaka, which also serves as the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Bangladesh.
The mulaqat commenced with dua, after which all members had the opportunity to introduce themselves and the work assigned to them.
The first report was presented by Naib Sadr Saf-e-Daum, Shahanshah Azad Zummon Sahib. During the report, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked how many Ansar were among saf-e-daum (aged 40-54) and further enquired about the programme made for them.
Responding to Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa, the naib sadr replied that a total of 1,418 Ansar were among saf-e-daum and said that a committee had been formed to design programmes for the year.
He added that a plan was made to start a bicycle club and hold quarterly general meetings with the saf-e-daum Ansar.
Upon this, Huzooraa said, “Those who have cycles should use them daily. Instead of using cars and buses, it is better that saf-e-daum Ansar use cycles to go to their workplaces and at least do some exercise on bicycles.”
Following this, Golam Kader Sahib, who is also serving as Naib Sadr, introduced himself and presented his report in which he stated that he was overlooking seven majalis.
Addressing Nayeem Alam Khan Sahib, serving as naib sadr, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa asked if he was assigned any particular duty.
Answering Huzooraa, he stated that Sadr Sahib had tasked him to overlook the finance department.
After this, speaking with Mohammad Fazal-e-Elahi Sahib, who is serving as naib sadr and qaid umumi, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa stated that the qaid umumi had a huge responsibility. Huzooraa asked how much time he devoted to his office for Jamaat related work.
The qaid umumi replied that he attended his office every day where he devoted five to six hours in his workplace, upon which Huzooraa said, “Masha-Allah”.
Whilst conversing with Sarwar Morshed Sahib, Naib Sadr and Qaid Wasiyyat, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa asked how many Ansar members had done Wasiyyat. Answering Huzooraa, the qaid said that the total tajnid was 3,242, out of which 995 members of Ansar were musis.
Hearing this, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, setting a target for the year, said that the total number of musis should rise to 1,500.
After this, whilst offering guidance and direction to qaid tarbiyat, Munadil Fahad Sahib, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said, “Your target should be to ensure that 100% of Ansar observe Namaz, whether it be in Salat centres, mosques or at home with their children. This is your first target.”
Following this, Huzooraa discussed tabligh achievements with the Qaid Tabligh, Shariful Hakim Ahmad Sahib.
Addressing Qaid Talim, Ibrahim Khalil Bhuiyan Sahib, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked about the talim plan which had been prepared and set out for Ansar, to which he replied that they had provided all Ansar members a syllabus for the year in which the Promised Messiah’sas books, Al Wasiyyat and Barakat-ul-Dua were selected for them to read and study along with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih’saa book, Domestic Issues and Their Solutions.
He added that three Surahs of the Holy Quran – Surah al-Ikhlas, Surah al-Nas and Surah al-Lahab – were selected for Ansar members to memorise and learn its translation.
Hearing this, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said, “This is quite an ambitious programme.”
Qaid Talim-ul-Quran, Insan Ali Faqeer Sahib, whilst presenting his report, said that in 2020, he had helped 2,107 people learn to recite the Holy Quran.
Following this, addressing Qaid Tarbiyat for New Converts, Sohel Sattar Sawpan Sahib, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa asked how many new converts were in Ansarullah and what programme had been made for them.
The qaid replied by saying that there were a total of 419 new converts in Ansarullah and that according to their plan, they were informed about the basic teachings of the Jamaat along with a syllabus for them to continue learning. He further said that door to door visits were added into the programme to foster a strong bond of friendship and help enable them to become active members of the Jamaat.
Huzooraa instructed, “Establish a personal contact with each and every new convert.”
After this, whilst presenting his report, Qaid Ishaat, Jahangir Babul Sahib, stated that with regard to printing and publications, a bulletin, Al-Naser, was published every two months. Apart from this, various other publications, including selected verses of the Holy Quran and its translation, along with a prayer book, was printed for members of Ansarullah.
Addressing Qaid Tajnid (census), Mehedi Hasan Sahib, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa asked about tajnid and how he collected the data and recorded it. The qaid replied that the total Ansarullah tajnid was 3,242 and with regard to gathering the tajnid, he stated that a form was circulated to each majlis, which was then updated every year.
After this, Qaid Isar, SM Rahmatullah Sahib, whilst presenting his report said that there were four majalis under his supervision and added that his duties were to provide aid, distribute blankets, provide homeopathy medicine – which was prescribed by Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa – and further said that help was offered to the less fortunate and to those in need during the coronavirus.
Whilst conversing with Qaid Waqf-e-Jadid, Faizul Haq Sahib, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa asked how many members of Ansarullah participated and contributed towards Waqf-e-Jadid.
Answering Huzooraa, he stated that for the year 2020, 94% of Ansar participated in Waqf-e-Jadid.
Following this, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa further enquired from Qaid Tahrik-e-Jadid, Shamsul Haq Sahib, how many Ansar members contributed to this blessed scheme; the Qaid responded that according to the data collected, 3,027 members had participated.
Whilst presenting his report, Karkun-e-Khas, Nurul Islam Mithu Sahib, stated that he had four majalis that he was supervising. He added that he had had the opportunity to serve the Jamaat in the publication arena for the last 12 years.
During the mulaqat, Maksud Ahmad Rumon Sahib, Karkun-e-Khas, stated that he had previously been affected by the coronavirus and requested Huzooraa for prayers.
Following this, Sadr Ansarullah Bangladesh, Ahmad Tabshir Sahib, mentioned that some members wished to seek guidance and ask Huzooraa a few questions. Huzooraa graciously accepted his request.
The first question asked was how one could continue to morally develop and improve their actions and deeds. Answering this, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa said, “Allah has said that the purpose of man’s creation is worship. If one worships God whilst fulfilling the due rights, observe the five daily prayers with all its conditions, bow before Allah, pray fervently during prostrations, seek His forgiveness, pray for the betterment of one’s future generations, pray for one’s spiritual progress; sheds tears whilst praying in prostration, then Allah says that He will accept his prayers. Thus, for personal progress, one must beseech Allah. This is our resolve; each and every task must be achieved through prayers and this is the purpose of man’s creation.”
Following this, a question was posed that at times, when some members are asked as to why they do not commit to the Wasiyyat scheme, they reply by saying that they are not muttaqi (God fearing and pious) and thus, they say that this is why they do not do Wasiyyat.
Answering this, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa said, “First of all, one must read the book, Al Wasiyyat. Upon reading Al Wasiyyat, one will come to realise the standard one must adhere to … To simply say, ‘I am not of such standard, thus I will not do Wasiyyat’ means that such a person would never try to accomplish anything in life, nor would he try to attain a high level of piety.”
Huzooraa added, “The Promised Messiahas has linked both Wasiyyat and Khilafat together. When one does Wasiyyat and makes an effort to do good deeds, then their spiritual level increases and their bond with Khilafat also increases; they then become a true and firm Ahmadi.”
After this, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa was asked how one can engage members who are inactive and do not attend meetings or partake in Jamaat related work.
Answering this, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa said, “It is our duty to continue to remind and draw their attention. Remind them that they are Ahmadi Muslims; and being an Ahmadi also brings responsibilities and duties one must adhere to. We have been instructed in the Holy Quran, ذَکِّرْ [admonish and remind] and to exhort and to constantly remind. This is the commandment given to the Holy Prophetsa by Allah and this is the directive that we must follow … It is our duty to continuously remind and draw their attention with kindness and love.”
Towards the end of the mulaqat, Sadr Ansarullah Bangladesh said that they had been organising virtual programmes since September 2020 and that they were increasing in number and interest. Thereafter, Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa concluded the meeting by conveying salaam to all.