Date: Sunday, 14th April 2024
Venue: Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, Whitehill & Bordon

By the grace of Allah, the Majlis Jamia Whitehill & Bordon successfully held their local Ansar Ijtema within the esteemed premises of Jamia Ahmadiyya UK. This event, under the theme ‘Ibaadiyas Saaliheen’ (Righteous Servants), marked a significant spiritual gathering for community members.

Planning and Preparation

The Ijtema’s meticulous planning began three weeks prior, initiated at a Monthly Aamila Meeting on the 27th of March. A dedicated committee of five members was established to organize the event, which included designing an Ijtema poster and program. Communication was a key element in our preparations, with individual phone calls and regular messages sent to ensure all Ansar were informed and encouraged to attend.

Gratitude to Jamia Ahmadiyya UK

We were exceptionally grateful to the Jamia Ahmadiyya administration for allowing the use of their facilities, including the kitchen, which significantly eased the logistical aspects of the event.

Event Highlights

  • Morning Registration and Refreshments: The Ijtema kicked off at 9:30 AM with registration, followed by welcoming refreshments for all attendees.
  • Opening Session: At 10:00 AM, the formal proceedings commenced, chaired by Atta ul Momin Zahid Sahib, Murrabi Silsala. The session featured:
    • Recitation of the Holy Quran by Hafiz Tayyab Ahmed Sahib
    • Ansar Pledge and Nazm by Luqman Rashid Sahib
    • A thematic speech by Atta Ul Momin Zahid Sahib, followed by a Dua led by Mirza Naseer Ahmed Sahib, Professor at Jamia Ahmadiyya UK.
  • Academic and Sports Competitions: The day progressed with academic contests such as Tilawat-e-Quran, Nazm, and Prepared Speech. This was complemented by an array of sports competitions, including races, volleyball, basketball shoots, and the traditional kalai pakarna, which was a highlight for both participants and spectators.
  • Inspirational Talks: Mirza Naseer Ahmed Sahib delivered a Talqeen-e-Amal session, offering insights into becoming ‘Saleheen’.
  • Concluding Session: Chaired by Naib Sadr Ansarullah UK, Ashfaq Khan Sahib, the final session included further recitations and addresses. The day ended with the distribution of prizes, recognizing not only competition winners but also members who played crucial roles in the Ijtema’s success.

Reflections on the Event

The Ijtema was a resounding success with over 53% attendance, reflecting the strong community spirit and dedication of our members. Special thanks were given to Luqman Rashid Sahib and Mohammad Arshad Sahib for their exceptional contributions to the event’s organization and hospitality.

Looking Forward

As we reflect on the blessings and lessons of this Ijtema, we are inspired to carry forward the spirit of righteousness and service into all our future endeavors. We eagerly anticipate the continued growth and spiritual development of our Majlis.