Muhammad Ilyas Majoka, General Secretary Jamaat Germany
Due to the flare-up of Covid-19, Germany, much like other nations around the globe, has confronted numerous challenges. This year, due to the outbreak, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Germany was unable to hold the national Majlis-e-Shura and other events of similar nature. Even Jalsa Salana, which is the year’s most anticipated event, was unfortunately cancelled.
However, due to the restrictions and limitations that have come along with Covid-19, the greatest loss we felt was our beloved Imam’s presence. Thus, on one side, where we were disheartened at the fact that we were unable to hold Jalsa and unable to meet Huzooraa physically, on the other hand, when we heard that Huzooraa had graciously accepted our request for an online mulaqat, we were very much pleased and delighted. This too is solely a result of the blessings of the Omnipotent God that we are living in an age of modern technology, which we only are now beginning to comprehend and understand the true value of.
On 2 October 2020, Amir Sahib announced this joyous news to us during the national majlis-e-amila meeting and further drew our attention towards the importance of fulfilling our respective roles and responsibility; he also advised every department to prepare a report of the work being conducted.
Amir Sahib requested all amila members to pray and offer sadaqah. Thus, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Germany sacrificed seven goats for this purpose.
18 October 2020 was a historic and memorable day for Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Germany. All amila members were informed to gather at the mosque at 10:30am. However, we all arrived prior to the time given. Our secretary ziafat had prepared breakfast for amila members; however, it proved difficult for us to have breakfast right before the mulaqat with our beloved Imamaa.
As the mulaqat commenced, we all felt honoured when our Imamaa expressed that it had been an entire year since visiting Germany and meeting with the majlis-e-amila. We all long and yearn for that moment where we will once again be physically reunited with Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa.
During the mulaqat, we felt as though we were with Huzooraa and that we were physically in Huzoor’s presence. Huzooraa gave guidance and direction to all secretaries and stated the importance of steering and fulfilling our work to the best of our abilities. The duration of the mulaqat passed by very quickly. It appeared as if an hour and a half passed by in just a few minutes. We felt that due to this blessed mulaqat, our spirits were once again rejuvenated.
May Allah enable us to work with even greater diligence and determination than before and may we meet the desires of our beloved Imamaa.
Sadaqat Ahmad Sahib, Missionary-in-Charge Germany, said:
“As it has been quite a long time, I was very anxious to meet with beloved Huzooraa. I was unable to get proper rest the night before the mulaqat. I was overjoyed, on the one hand, but also very nervous because this was to be not just a mulaqat with Huzooraa, but a meeting. However, as the mulaqat started, seeing Huzoor’s blessed countenance on the screen gave me comfort, so much so that I am unable to put my expressions into words.
“Then, with the opening words, as Huzooraa expressed that it had been a long time since meeting the Jamaat members of Germany and the majlis-e-amila, we felt that just as we yearned and desired to see our beloved Imamaa, so too did Huzooraa feel the length of time since last visiting Germany.
“During the meeting, Huzooraa was well acquainted with all amila members and the works of each department and wherever necessary, Huzooraa would also advise and guide us.
“One thing that I have especially noted is that Huzooraa is very much aware of and firm in adhering to the laws and regulations of a country. I observed that during the mulaqat, when a secretary would remove his facemask in order to speak to him, Huzooraa would tell them that it was not necessary to remove the mask and that one should abide by the rules and regulations of the country.
“Thus, in the mulaqat, Huzooraa provided us with guidance on various matters. We were all very fortunate for this opportunity.”
Hameedullah Zafar Sahib, Secretary Waqf-e-Jadid, says:
“As we are all aware, the only means of meeting our beloved Imamaa at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak was through MTA. This proved to be a very sad scenario as our yearning to meet Huzooraa continued to grow. However, when we were informed that the national amila would be honored with a mulaqat, I was jubilant that I would once again be able to meet Huzooraa and receive guidance from our Imamaa. Thus, being blessed with this opportunity, I thanked God and continuously recited durood.
“One thing that I was happy to hear was in relation to Tahrik-e-Jadid. Huzooraa, whilst offering guidance, prayed and stated that just as last year, when Germany Jamaat was ahead of other Jamaats, so too will be the case this year. When I heard this, I became very much delighted and overjoyed. After the mulaqat, I anticipated that I would go back to the office and continue to work. However, my body felt a profound sense of euphoria and I continued to walk around whilst showing appreciation and expressing my gratitude for this blessing God bestowed upon us.
“Usually, I wake up early in the mornings. However, the day after the meeting, I found myself awake at 3:30am. I thanked God for bestowing us with the blessing that is Khilafat and the special continuous guidance of our beloved Imam. May Allah continue to strengthen our bond with Khilafat.”
Malik Abrarul Haq Sahib, Secretary Ziafat, said:
“This was a very good and memorable mulaqat as we once again witnessed Huzoor’s extraordinary love. During the mulaqat, as I presented the report of the ziafat department to our beloved Imam, Huzooraa said, “Kamal kar dya hei” [very impressive]. I have no words to express my happiness when I heard these words. With this, knowing that my beloved Imamaa is happy, I have reaped the fruits of my year’s hard work, alhumdolillah.
“During the mulaqat I felt that the connection and bond between Huzooraa and Germany Jamaat is really strong.”
Hafiz Muzaffar Imran Sahib, Secretary Tarbiyat, said:
“This mulaqat did not feel like an online mulaqat. I felt as if Huzooraa was among us in Baitul Sabooh, advising us and providing guidance. In reality, I did not feel the time pass. It was only after that I realised that the mulaqat in fact lasted for 75 minutes.
“Prior to the mulaqat, I was very nervous as the tarbiyat department holds a huge responsibility. I, along with two missionaries – Behzad Chaudhry Sahib and Kamran Ahmad Sahib – and Iftikhar Sahib of the tarbiyat department, prepared the report which was based on the enquires and guidance beloved Huzooraa made in our previous meeting.
“Huzooraa paid great emphasis to the tarbiyat department and stated that the departments of finance, rishta nata, wasaya and umur-e-ama ought to collaborate and cooperate with each other. It is solely Allah’s grace that the difficulties and hardships I was confronting transformed into comfort.
“Hearing the guidance provided by Huzooraa, the tarbiyat department started making plans and arrangements according to the advice received. May Allah help us and may we live up to the expectations our dear Imamaa has of us. Amin.
“Huzoor’s vision and guidance is so vast that it cannot be mentioned in mere words. We are fortunate that God has provided us with a spiritual father who guides us in all matters.
“O Allah, bless our Imam’saa health and long life in every respect.”
اَللّٰھُمَّ اَيِّدْ اِمَامَنَا بِرُوْحِ الْقُدُسِ وَبَارِكْ لَنَا فِىْ عُمُرِهِ وَاَمْرِهِ