“I hope that Ghana Lajna can be one of the best Lajnas in the world” – Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad
On 24 January 2021, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad held a virtual online meeting with members of the National Amila (Executive) of Lajna Imaillah Ghana (Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Auxiliary).
His Holiness presided the meeting from his office in Islamabad, Tilford, whilst the National Amila members joined from the Wahab Adam MTA Studios at Bustan-e-Ahmad in Accra.
During the meeting, His Holiness outlined the various responsibilities assigned to the respective Lajna members and gave guidance on improving the activities of their departments.
One Amila member asked His Holiness what expectations he had of Lajna Imaillah Ghana.
In a detailed answer, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“My expectations are that 100% of your Lajna members should be regular in offering five daily prayers. My expectation of you is that 100% of your Lajna members should do recitation of the Holy Quran daily. My expectation is that at least 50% of your Lajna members involve themselves in preaching and Tabligh activities. My expectation is that 100% of Lajna members study some book of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him). My expectation is that all Lajna members who are married should train and bring up their children in a way that they become good Ahmadi Muslims.”
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad further said:
“My expectation is that all the Nasirat members are regular in offering prayers and the recitation of the Holy Quran and try to increase their Islamic knowledge. Try to learn what the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) expected from us – that is to increase our level of piety and righteousness. My expectation is that all the Lajna members should follow the motto of ‘modesty is the part of your faith.’ So, these are some of my expectations and if you achieve this you will be one of the best Lajna of the world and I hope that Ghana Lajna can be one of the best Lajnas in the world.”
In response to a question about how Ahmadi Muslims should pray so that the world may avoid another World War, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“The best way is to first reform yourselves and try to follow the teachings and commandments given to us in the Holy Quran and try to be a good Muslim. We must follow the teachings of Islam. Whilst in prostration during our five daily prayers, we must pray fervently that, ‘Allah the Almighty, save us from the torment of the world war. And also save us from the ill-effects of this coronavirus and also save us from all bad things so that the world becomes a place of peace for us.’”
Continuing, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“So, we must first try to reform ourselves, we must try to better ourselves, we must try to follow all the commandments of the Holy Quran given to us by Allah the Almighty. If we do this, God willing, Allah the Almighty will remove all the difficulties and He will make this world a peaceful place to live, like a heaven. Even Allah the Almighty says in the Holy Quran that you can develop and create paradise on this earth and that can only be achieved when you are following Allah the Almighty’s commandments.”
One of the Amila members asked how they could ensure 100% literacy amongst the members of Lajna Imaillah and Nasiratul Ahmadiyya.
In response, His Holiness said that Lajna Imaillah Ghana should seek to ensure that all Ahmadi Muslim girls are literate and have proper schooling. Further, all those who seek higher education should have the opportunity to pursue it.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“The Nasirat Secretary [Secretary for Girls] should make it an objective to ensure all the Nasirat members should at least complete their middle school. When the girls enter Lajna Imaillah, the Secretary Umoor-e-Talibat [Student Affairs] should then try to identify their talents. They should be given the opportunity to have better and higher education and to go to university. If because of some financial restraints or some other problems, they cannot do so, then we should help them and so we should not let the talent or potential of even one girl go to waste.”
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