National Majlis-e-Amila in New Zealand have Honour of Virtual Meeting with World Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
On 6 February 2022, the National Majlis-e-Amila (Executive) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand were granted a virtual official meeting and audience with the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.
His Holiness presided the meeting from MTA Studios in Islamabad, Tilford, whilst the Amila members, including representatives of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya and Majlis Ansarullah, joined the meeting virtually from the Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Auckland, New Zealand.
During the 80-minute meeting, all present had the opportunity to speak to His Holiness and the National Amila members were able to present a report about their respective departments and to receive the guidance and instructions of His Holiness on a range of issues.
Whilst speaking to the President of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, His Holiness noted that due to the relatively small number of Ahmadi Muslims in New Zealand, they should become an exemplary Majlis.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“Your Majlis should be an ideal Majlis, because you can easily approach each and every Khadim.”
His Holiness also emphasised that the Ahmadi Muslim refugees who had settled in New Zealand should be reached out to so they remain active in serving the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and should not forget that their reason for coming as refugees is to be able to practice their faith freely.
Speaking to the Waqf-e-Nau Secretary, His Holiness encouraged that they should strive so that, each year, at least one member of Waqf-e-Nau enters Jamia Ahmadiyya to train as a Missionary and also there should be those who become doctors.
An Amila member who had served in his position for several years requested His Holiness for guidance on how he can stay motivated.
In reply, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“Always think that you are still young.”
Guiding the Umoor-e-Ama Secretary about the role of his department, His Holiness highlighted that they should also be seeking to help Ahmadi Muslims struggling with employment.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“A major part of your responsibility is to help Ahmadi Muslims find jobs and furthermore, you must help and guide those members who have recently moved (to New Zealand) as asylum seekers. For this, you should establish a counselling desk which guides them about gaining qualifications that can help them get a job or guide them about how to get a job if they do not have a qualification. They should be guided about how they can better their opportunities. You should also help those young people who do not have qualifications in finding opportunities to better their prospects and in bettering their education. You should also guide them on the type of businesses they can establish with small amount of investment so they can eventually stand on their own feet. Rather than merely carrying out small labour jobs they should be helped in a way where they can become self-sufficient… Providing all this help and information is the responsibility of the Umoor-e-Ama department.”
His Holiness also encouraged the Ishaat Secretary, responsible for publications, to publish regular magazines and books. His Holiness particularly mentioned that after having published the translation of the Holy Quran in the Maori Language, they should now produce further literature in the Maori language as that will open up avenues for more people to find out about the true teachings of Islam.
His Holiness also said that all Amila members should be involved in taking part in the Waqf-e-Ardhi scheme whereby members dedicate a period of at least two weeks to help teach the Holy Quran and take part in other religious activities.
Whilst speaking to the head of the Press and Media Department of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“You should form a team of writers, those who can write in newspapers and on social media. It should consist of knowledgeable people. Try and increase their religious knowledge as well. Ask some missionaries to train them and then they should play their role not only as a Press and Media team members but as preachers as well.”
His Holiness emphasised to the Mohtamim Atfal, responsible for the moral training of children aged seven to fifteen, that they should ensure that the children are well looked after and catered for.