Qaideen Forum Report
The National Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK Qaideen Forum took place at Islamabad, Tilford on 21 and 22 December 2019. The two-day programme began on the evening of the 21 December with a discussion session with Munir Odeh Sahib – Director of Production MTA International.
Proceedings began on 22 December 2019 with congregational Fajr Prayer behind Huzooraba followed by morning workshops designed to provoke thinking around key areas of leadership as well as important discussions on subjects such as how to instil an attachment for Khilafat within Khuddam. Workshops run by various departments such as Amoomi and Aitemaad were also part of the programme. Following Zuhr and Asr prayers a session was held with Mian Waqas Ahmad Sahib – Former President Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK who briefly went over the history of Islam Ahmadiyyat explaining what Khuddam can learn from each episode in Islamic history.
The highlight of the Qaideen Forum was Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih Vaba gracing the occasion with his presence. Huzooraba delivered an address to Khuddam following Isha’a prayers at Masroor Hall, Islamabad.
Explaining the qualities that a Qaid should have, Huzooraba said:
‘A proper leader is someone who leads by example and takes his people on a path which he walks upon himself. Certainly the responsibility of Qaid, or for that matter any Jama’at auxiliary officer bearer, is not at all insignificant or ordinary, rather his duty regardless of the level at which they are serving demands that they strive to the utmost to be an excellent role model for other members of the Jama’at. In this regard it is of paramount importance that all Jama’at or auxiliary office bearers have a firm conviction in their hearts that Allah the Almighty is looking at them at all times and will hold them accountable for their actions. They should never forget that though they may be able to hide things from other people, they can never conceal anything from Allah the Almighty.’
Huzooraba further stated:
‘You must constantly pay heed and reflect upon the pledge made by auxiliaries to forever give precedence to their faith over all worldly matters. As an office bearer you must uphold this pledge at all times and utilise the skills and capabilities given to you by Allah the Almighty for the fulfilment of your Jama’at duties.’
Huzooraba elaborated the role of a Qaid the following words:
‘As a Qaid or in whichever position you serve the Jama’at; you must prove yourself to be a person who others consider sincere and a positive role model from whom they can learn and benefit. They should have full confidence in you and recognise that there is nothing you ask from them that you are not willing to do yourself.
As Qaid your every action and intention must be for the sake of pleasing Allah alone and not to gain the praise of an individual or to gain the Alme-Inami. I do not mean that hoping to win the Alme-Inami is wrong or that you should not accept the thanks or recognition of others for your efforts, of course the Alme-Inami and similar awards are a means of recognising, recording and endorsing the excellent efforts of a Qaid or a region and encourage others to learn and better their efforts in the future. However, for a servant of the Jama’at, for a true believer and righteous person winning an award or gaining praise should never be their motivation. Rather their intention and desire must simply be to please Allah the Almighty.’
On the importance of safeguarding the institution of Khilafat, Huzooraba said:
Without any shadow of doubt if the Jama’at of the Promised Messiahas remains united at the hand of Khilafat we will continue to witness the blessings of Allah reign down on us. We may confront challenges, we may encounter grief, we may face persecution yet, rest assured that if we remain under the shade of Khilafat all trials and tribulations are destined to pass and in their place great glad-tidings and eternal prosperity will surely emerge.
Following Dua, the entire Majlis had the pleasure of having dinner with Huzooraba.
This was without a doubt, a historic day in the history of Majlis Khuddamul-Ahmadiyya UK as Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih Vaba delivered an enlightening address explaining the Lahe-Amal of not just the Qaideen but of all Jama’at office-bearers.