Talha Saifi, Mohtamim Ishaat, MKA USA
On 15 and 21 November 2020, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA held a Fazl-e-Umar Qaideen Refresher Course in which qaideen from 61 majalis across the country took part. Due to the pandemic, the event took place virtually on Zoom.
The event formally commenced on 15 November at 1:30pm with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Masood Khan Sahib, followed by the Khuddam pledge. This was followed by an Urdu poem recited by Bilal Raja Sahib.
Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Dr Madeel Abdullah Sahib delivered the welcome address. He referred to the guidance of the Promised Messiahas, in having harmony between one’s words and deeds.
Following the welcome address, different departments went over their plans and goals for the year. Following these departmental presentations, a speech was delivered by Missionary Abdullah Dibba Sahib of Philadelphia Jamaat on the exemplary leadership of the Holy Prophetsa.
This was followed by a talk by National Secretary Umur-e-Aama, Dr Bilal Rana Sahib, on the power of brotherhood in Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya. Following this, Naib Sadr, Mirza Harris Sahib, delivered a presentation on the “No Khadim Left Behind” initiative.
In the subsequent session, qaideen were split into three different parallel sessions based on their majlis size. This was an interactive session in which qaideen discussed the solutions to the issues they faced in their majalis.
In the last presentation of the first day of the refresher course, Motamid MKA USA, Zafir Ahmed Sahib, went over the approved Shura proposals from the last three years. The second session of the refresher course commenced on 21 November at 1:30pm with recitation of the Holy Quran by Ahad Khan Sahib.
This was followed by presentations of departmental plans and goals. Following this, Naib Sadr, Intisar Malhi Sahib, gave a talk discussing tips and strategies on how to lead as a qaid successfully. After this, Naib Sadr, Hibbi Iqbal Sahib recognised and highlighted the services of outgoing national amila members and qaideen.
This was followed by an interactive session, in which qaideen had the opportunity to ask Sadr Sahib questions.
The highlight of the refresher course was the concluding session which was presided by Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya USA, Dr Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad Sahib. Th e concluding session began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Waqas Malik Sahib.
This was followed by a presentation delivered by Sadr Sahib in which he presented an overview of the activities of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA during the previous Khuddam year. Following this, Amir Jamaat USA delivered a powerful closing address in which he reiterated the words of the Promised Messiahas and Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
In his address, he stated:
“All office-holders should earnestly and honestly heed to the advice of Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa … and act upon the teachings of the Promised Messiahas.”
Following Amir Sahib’s address, qaideen had an opportunity to ask him questions. The event concluded with dua (silent prayer) led by Amir Sahib.