A. Abdul Aziz, Sri Lanka Correspondent
As instructed by the Markaz, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka organised “Ashra Tahrik-e-Jadid”, from 2 to 11 October 2020, in Colombo, Negombo, Payala, Puttalam and Polonnaruwa.
“Ashra” means “ten” in Arabic, signifying ten days of focusing and promoting a certain subject matter. This time, the “ashra” was to focus for ten days on educating members about Tahrik-e-Jadid.
Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, programmes were restricted to a certain extent. It was advised to observe a voluntary fast on 8 October 2020 for this purpose.
Information about the Tahrik-e-Jadid scheme was displayed on notice boards. Friday Sermons on 2 and 9 October, highlighted the importance and benefits of the Tahrik-e-Jadid. The subject of Tahrik-e-Jadid was also included in daily classes at Negombo.
Visits were made to collect Tahrik-e-Jadid contributions; Jamaat members donated a total of 85,000 rupees in Negombo and 325,000 rupees in Colombo.
In Negombo and Colombo, a speech was prepared on the topic of “Background of Tahrik-e-Jadid Scheme and its benefits and fruits”, and was electronically sent to all the Jamaat members. Posters were prepared to highlight the importance of Tahrik-e-Jadid and displayed in Baithul Hamd, Colombo.
Zoom online meetings were organised in Colombo, in which AB Musthaq Ahmad Sahib, Missionary-in-Charge, addressed member of the Jamaat and highlighted the purpose and importance of Tahrik-e-Jadid. In Colombo and Polonnaruwa, Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya and Lajna Imaillah organised meetings to educate their members about this blessed scheme.