Jalsa Salana, Australia
The Annual Convention
History in the making - Huzur's Visit to Australia 2006
Day 5 - 15/04/2006 Highlights
2nd Session of Jalsa Salana Australia
The second session of the 22nd Jalsa Salana Australia commenced at 10:30am.
- This session was chaired by Maulana Abdul Majid Tahir, Additional Vakilul Tabshir.
- The session began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Qamar Ahmad, followed by the Urdu translation.
- After this, a religious poem was presented by Faheem Ahmad Ejaz, which put the audience in a sort of a trance.
- Then the first speech of the session was delivered by Qamar Dawood Khokhar. The topic of this speech was the Institution of Khilafat (Khilafat Haqqa Islamia) and was in the Urdu language.
- The speaker highlighted the seven symbols or signs of Khilafat mentioned in the Holy Quran. They are as follows:
- God selects the Khalifa Himself and reveals His decision to a select few before hand.
- Due to Khilafat, the religion remains steadfast and continues to grow and spread.
- Fear and danger is removed from the Jamaat through Khilafat.
- The Oneness of God is promoted and associating others with God is totally banished through Khilafat.
- God helps the Khalifa in a similar way to the manner He helped His Prophets.
- Khilafat unites nations and brings people from all over the World together. Hence, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya is the only Jamaat in the World that is united by one Imam and Khalifa.
- The love for his people by the Khalifa and the love of the people for the Khalifa is incomparable under Khilafat.
- All the blessings that the Ahmadiyya Jamaat has received are due to the 'Institution of Khilafat.'
- The speaker ended his speech with an excerpt from the Promised Messiah (as) on the institution and blessings of Khilafat.
- The second speech was presented by the Sadr (President) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Solomon Islands, Mubashir Martin Rasu in the English language.
- He mentioned a brief history of the Jamaat in Solomon Islands and then briefly outlined the progress the Jamaat has made there.
- The speaker stated that he became an Ahmadi in 1994 through the teachings of Hafiz Jibrael Saeed from Ghana who had visited Solomon Islands from Fiji at that time.
- Musa Bin Masran arrived in Solomon Islands in 2001 and since then, with the Grace of God, the Jamaat has progressed further.
- The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Solomon Islands was registered in 2003 and in 2005 a property was bought in Honiara, which is now the centre of the Jamaat there.
- Currently, there are 15 members in the Jamaat and a missionary from Ghana is also present there training and teaching these members.
- The speaker concluded his talk by thanking the Australian Jamaat for their support and requested for prayers for the further progress of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Solomon Islands.
- The next speech was made by Athar Mahmood in Urdu on the topic of Waqf-e-Nau.
- He started off by saying that the World is facing destruction and the people are misguided by the materialistic things of this World. Therefore, it is the need of the time for members of the Jamaat to sacrifice their children and commit their lives to the Jamaat.
- Hence, Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (ra) announced the scheme of Waqf-e-Nau on the 3rd of April 1987.
- The speaker mentioned that currently there are around 30,000 Waqfeen Nau, but there is a need to increase this number considerably.
- Moreover, the children already in this scheme need to be trained and educated in the best possible manner.
- Parents' of these children have a great responsibility in this regard as well and they need to set the right example for their children.
- A religious poem was beautifully delivered by Mohammad Shafiq to break the sequence of speeches.
- This was followed by a speech by A.K. Radaul Karim, National Secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Bangladesh.
- He explained a brief history of the Jamaat in Bangladesh and highlighted the protests and difficulties that the Jamaat was facing recently.
- However, by the Grace of Almighty Allah and the support of the Bangladeshi government the situation is much better now.
- He ended his speech by requesting further prayers for the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Bangladesh.
- The session concluded in the gents' main marquee at 12:15pm and everyone prepared themselves to listen to the Ladies' session and Huzur's (aba) speech from the Ladies' marquee.
Signing off, the 15th of April 2006,02.03pm
Gents News Team