Sutton Local Ijtema – JAN 2024
Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah, Sutton Qiadat held their local Ijtema on Saturday 27th January 2024 at Noor Block, Baitul Ehsan Mosque.
Khuddam Academics and Atfal Indoor Sports Ijtema took place in the morning time, while Atfal Academics and Khuddam Indoor Sports Ijtema were held in the afternoon.
The day started with Registration and Breakfast at 9am.
Shortly after 10am, the Opening Session started and was chaired by Regional Qaid Hammad ur Rehman Butt sahib. The session started with Tilawat & Translation, Pledge and Nazm. In his opening remarks, Regional Qaid sahib spoke about the importance of this year’s theme “Muhammad SA – The Perfect Preacher” and how to make it an integral part of our lives to live by that example. This session concluded with silent prayers.
Academic Competitions included Tilawat, Nazm, Adhan, Prepared Speech, Extempore Speech, Chinese Whispers and Memory Test.
At the same time, Atfal had their indoor sports sessions and activities included Table Tennis, Darts, 100 m race, and Basketball Hoop Challenge. Lunch was then served around 12:45pm and followed by Zuhr & Asr Namaz at 1:30pm. After Namaz, Murabbi sahib delivered a Talqeen-e-Aml session on this year’s theme.
At around 2:30pm, the Khuddam Indoor Sports took place, which included Last Man Standing, Table Tennis and Basketball Hoop Challenge, while Atfal had their Academics, which included Tilawat, Nazm, Adhan, Prepared Speech and Salat Test.
The Concluding Session, chaired by Respected Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK, Abdul Quddus Arif sahib, then started which included Tilawat & translation, Pledge, and Nazm. Following that, Sadr sahib spoke to the Khuddam and Atfal and asked what they learned from the day about this year’s Ijtema theme. One Tifl read out his speech on this topic, and one Khadim also mentioned points from his speech. Sadr sahib then highlighted the importance of this theme and led the Khuddam and Atfal in silent prayers. At 4:55pm, Maghrib Namaz was offered. Following that, the Prize Distribution took place and concluded with brief remarks from local Qaid sahib and Regional Qaid sahib.